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201.

GROW FRUIT NATURALLY

Lee Reich
Paperback

Price: $24.95

Take your pick: apples, pears, peaches, blueberries? For health- and money-conscious consumers, homegrown edibles are the way to go. While vegetable gardening has been the hot trend, fruit growing is …

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Take your pick: apples, pears, peaches, blueberries? For health- and money-conscious consumers, homegrown edibles are the way to go. While vegetable gardening has been the hot trend, fruit growing is now taking a bite out of the market. This timely and comprehensive book from gardening expert Lee Reich shows the way to successfully grow fruits that are delicious and nutritious, with information on more than 30 fruits and how to reap the most of their bounty.

Covering all topics from planning and planting to pruning and harvesting, this essential reference also discusses natural pest-control and fertilization methods, pollination, irrigation, and special techniques such as espalier and growing fruit in containers. A handy, encyclopedic listing of fruits provides in-depth information on individual fruit needs, care, and varieties, with a focus on all-natural growing techniques. With 150 photos and more than 50 illustrations, this highly visual guide is the book to pick up to keep your fruit crops thriving.

Want to read more? Preview this book: Planning a Fruit Garden.


202.

GARDENER & THE GRILL

Karen Adler & Judith Fertig
Paperback

Price: $13.79

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Nothing says "summer" like freshly harvested vegetables grilled to perfection alongside savory meats and plump grilled fruits. The Gardener and the Grill is the grilling guide for gardeners, vegetarians, and "flexitarians" everywhere. It's perfect for those enamored of the powers of the grill—with a little planning, you can eat "grilled" all year long. With seasonal recipes, tips on grilling for preserving, and full-color photography throughout, The Gardener and the Grill is an outstanding seed-to-table guide. Try Fire-Roasted Fava Beans, Plank-Roasted Pear Salad with Blue Cheese and Walnuts, Char-Grilled Baby Summer Squash Pizza, Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Fig Skewers, Corn Husk Wrapped Salmon, Skewered Strawberry & Marshmallow S'Mores, and much more. Take your next dinner party to the patio with garden-fresh goodness to grill, smoke, plank, and roast to perfection!


203.

RIPE: A FRESH, COLORFUL APPROA

Cheryl Sternman Rule
Hardcover

Price: $18.12

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Ripe is a different kind of cookbook. Arranged by color, Ripe takes hungry readers and cooking enthusiasts on a stu…

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Ripe is a different kind of cookbook. Arranged by color, Ripe takes hungry readers and cooking enthusiasts on a stunning visual tour of product, from the extremely approachable to the somewhat exotic. Lighthearted stories, spectacular photographs, and simple ingredient combinations tempt and inspire you by appealing to your senses, and your sense of play. With 150 photographs and 75 delicious recipes organized by color, Ripe celebrates the visual beauty and culinary potential in all fruits and vegetables.

Red: Beets, Cherries, Pomegranates, Radicchio, Rhubarb
Orange: Apricots, Kumquats, Nectarines, Persimmon, Yams
Yellow: Bananas, Corn, Lemons, Squash Blossoms
Green: Artichokes, Avocadoes, Fava Beans, Honeydew, Kale, Zucchini
Purple and Blue: Eggplant, Figs, Plums, Blackberries, Blueberries
White: Bosc Pears, Coconut, Jicama, Parsnips, Potatoes


204.

THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO GROWING HEIRLOOM VEGETABLES

Marie Iannotti
Paperback

Price: $19.95

Heirloom vegetables often have a great story behind them, but it's really all about the flavor.

Why did Angela Nardello sew pepper seeds into the hem of her skirt before setting sail from…

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Heirloom vegetables often have a great story behind them, but it's really all about the flavor.

Why did Angela Nardello sew pepper seeds into the hem of her skirt before setting sail from Italy bound for America? It wasn't so that she would have a tale to tell her grandchildren. It was because 'Jimmy Nardello', which she named after her son, is a one-of-a-kind pepper with a fresh, fruity sweetness that resembles ripe cherries. Or what about 'Aunt Molly's', the ground cherry tomato that traveled all the way from Poland? With its sweet blend of pineapple, strawberry, and citrus notes, it's perfect for making a delectable tomato jam.

Heirloom expert Marie Iannotti brings us the fascinating stories, but more importantly, she tells us which varieties are the easiest to grow and the tastiest to eat, and how to cultivate each one successfully.

If you've never tasted the meaty and mellow 'Lacinato' kale or the unexpected sweetness of 'Apollo' arugula — or if you have tasted them and want more — The Beginner's Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables is your guide to growing the best vegetables.


205.

FREE-RANGE CHICKEN GARDENS

Jessi Bloom
Paperback

Price: $19.95

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Many gardeners fear chickens will peck away at their landscape, and chicken lovers often shy away from gardening for the same reason. But you can keep chickens and have a beautiful garden, too! Fresh eggs aren't the only benefit — chickens can actually help your garden grow and thrive, even as your garden does the same for your chickens.

In this essential handbook, award-winning garden designer Jessi Bloom covers everything a gardener needs to know, including chicken-keeping basics, simple garden plans to get you started, tips on attractive fencing options, the best plants and plants to avoid, and step-by-step instructions for getting your chicken garden up and running.

For anyone who wants a fabulous garden where colorful chickens happily roam, Free-Range Chicken Gardens is the guide that will bring the dream home to roost.


206.

CONCRETE GARDEN PROJECTS

Malin Nilsson/Camilla Arvidsso
Paperback

Price: $19.95

If you like making things for your garden, you'll love concrete. Durable, beautiful, and inexpensive, it's also surprisingly simple to work with. Best of all, it weathers elegantly, softening around t…

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If you like making things for your garden, you'll love concrete. Durable, beautiful, and inexpensive, it's also surprisingly simple to work with. Best of all, it weathers elegantly, softening around the edges to become more picturesque with age.

Concrete Garden Projects offers up an inspiring array of creative projects that can be made for next to nothing. Follow the easy, step-by-step instructions to make containers of all sizes, benches and stools, ponds and birdbaths, pavers and stepping stones — and even a barbecue.

At pennies per pound, you can't beat concrete's price. And the molds for the projects (like bowls and baking pans) can often already be found in your house.

For elegant, individual, garden décor, don't spend a fortune, just mix and pour.


207.

LANDSCAPING FOR PRIVACY

Marty Wingate
Paperback

Price: $19.95

The area around your home is your haven, your sanctuary, your refuge from the noise and irritation of traffic, eyesores, and nosy neighbors. Or at least it could be if there was some sort of barrier b…

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The area around your home is your haven, your sanctuary, your refuge from the noise and irritation of traffic, eyesores, and nosy neighbors. Or at least it could be if there was some sort of barrier between your front yard and the sidewalk, or if you didn't have to stare at the back of the neighbors' garage when you want to relax on your patio.

Landscaping for Privacy brims with creative ideas for minimizing or even eliminating the nuisances that intrude on your personal outdoor space. Scores of real-world examples show you how to keep the outside world at bay by strategically placing buffers (such as berms or groups of small trees), barriers (such as fences), and screens (arbors or hedges, for example) around your property. And the helpful plant lists tell you precisely which varieties to choose in order to enhance your sense of seclusion.

If you've ever felt frustrated by the lack of privacy whenever you step outside your home, this inspiring book will steer you toward an achievable solution.


208.

WATERWISE PLANTS FOR SUSTAINABLE GARDENS

Lauren Springer & Scott Ogden
Paperback

Price: $11.45

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People everywhere are facing the realities of restricted water availability. Yet sustainable gardens and landscapes…

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People everywhere are facing the realities of restricted water availability. Yet sustainable gardens and landscapes that use less water don't have to be boring. The key to keeping your garden beautiful and waterwise is intelligent plant choice.

This practical and inspiring guide includes all kinds of plants — from trees to succulents, from perennials to bulbs — selected for their wide adaptability and ornamental value. And whereas most books on drought-tolerant plants focus on southwestern, high desert, or Mediterranean climates, the Ogdens cover both humid and arid parts of zones 4 to 10 and offer choices for gardens from coast to coast.

Each of the 200 entries states where the plant is best adapted, along with its light needs, soil preference, and mature size. Well over 100 related waterwise plants are also mentioned, expanding your options even further. What's more, the authors tell why each plant deserves to be in gardens and suggest creative design ideas and good companion plants.


209.

HERBS: THE COMPLETE GARDENER'S GUIDE

Patrick Lima
Paperback

Price: $13.97

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When first published, Herbs was extremely well received and set a new standard of excellence for gardening books. T…

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When first published, Herbs was extremely well received and set a new standard of excellence for gardening books. Turid Forsyth's photographs and watercolor illustrations capture all the beauty and detail of these fascinating and practical plants, and Patrick Lima's highly entertaining text is chock-full of clear information, helpful advice and wry anecdotes.

The book covers:

  • Selecting and growing herbs
  • Soil
  • Perennial kitchen herbs, such as horseradish, oregano, bay leaf and rosemary
  • Annual and biennial kitchen herbs, such as basil, chili peppers and parsley
  • Varieties of thyme
  • Varieties of sage
  • Seeds and sprouts, including anise, caraway, coriander and cumin
  • Alliums, including chives, leeks, onions, garlic and shallots
  • Leafy herbs, such as arugula and watercress
  • Herbs for blending and brewing, such as mint, chamomile and bergamot
  • Fragrant herbs, such as old roses and lavender
  • Gathering wild herbs

Special sections outline how to use herbs to add color to flowerbeds and how to propagate, preserve and grow herbs indoors. The book concludes with 16 delicious recipes that make the most of fresh herbs.

This beautiful book combines the wisdom of two longtime gardeners, creating a comprehensive reference that any gardener will enjoy and use regularly.


210.

BUILDING PROJECTS FOR BACKYARD FARMERS AND HOME GARDENERS

Chris Gleason
Paperback

Price: $19.95

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This is a practical and engaging guide to transforming an ordinary backyard into a productive farm.

Homesteading is experiencing a revival among both rural and urban residents who want to get back to basics and live closer to the land. With this book, homeowners will obtain both inspiration and instruction for transforming their grassy yard into a lush farm that can produce all the food they need.

The author is an experienced woodworker and homesteader who shows how to plan and design a backyard farm. He offers expert advice for making all of the essential hard-working structures that are needed to sustain small-scale agriculture.

Step-by-step instructions are provided for 10 projects including green houses, beehives, rabbit hutches, raised beds, potting sheds, trellises, fences, and more. Readers learn how to create an irrigation system, harvest rainwater, and keep their farms environmentally sound. Each detailed plan is accompanied by the author's clear, instructive drawings.

More than just a manual, the book also offers entertaining and enlightening interviews with both experts and “average Joe” farmers. We learn what motivates them to become backyard farmers, the lessons that they have to share, and maybe even a couple of funny stories along the way.

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