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141.

GARDENER'S A-Z GUIDE TO GROWING FLOWERS FROM SEED TO BLOOM

Eileen Powell
Paperback

Price: $10.97

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Plan a flower garden for season-round beauty and color with this indispensable reference to growing 541 annuals, perennials and bulbs. Each plant listed features precise information on regional suitability; how to sow seeds indoors and out; how and when to transplant seedlings; general plant care; when to expect the plant to flower; and how to propagate the plant. An at-a-glance design planner lists bloom time, color, height, and site requirements for more than 1700 species. All this, plus a full-color gallery of more than 500 flowers, makes this the essential Potting Bench Reference Book for every flower gardener.


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THE GARDENER'S GUIDE TO PLANT DISEASES

Barbara Pleasant
Paperback

Price: $14.95

The antidote for the 50 most common plant diseases, with information on what they look like, where they occur, what they do to the plant, and how to control them organically.


143.

THE LIFE CYCLES OF BUTTERFLIES

Judy Burris, Wayne Richards
Paperback

Price: $7.45

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Witness the life cycles of 23 common backyard butterflies through more than 400 stunning, full-color,…

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Witness the life cycles of 23 common backyard butterflies through more than 400 stunning, full-color, up-close photographs, all taken in live garden settings. Each butterfly is shown from start to maturity, with sequential photographs of the egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, and emerging butterfly — a richly visual guide to one of nature's most wondrous creations.


144.

LANGSTROTH'S HIVE AND THE HONEY-BEE

L. L. Langstroth
Hardcover

Price: $18.95

The first descriptive treatise of modern bee management. In a reader-friendly, enthusiastic style, L. L. Langstroth addresses every aspect of beekeeping: bee physiology; diseases and enemies of bees; …

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The first descriptive treatise of modern bee management. In a reader-friendly, enthusiastic style, L. L. Langstroth addresses every aspect of beekeeping: bee physiology; diseases and enemies of bees; the life-cycles of the queen, drone and worker; bee-hives; the handling of bees; and many other topics. Unabridged republication of the classic 1878 (fourth) edition.


145.

LAVENDER: THE GROWER'S GUIDE

Virginia McNaughton
Paperback

Price: $19.95

With their heady perfume and stunning visual appeal, lavenders have been prized by gardeners since ancient times. Lavender is a truly comprehensive study that enables the reader to research and identi…

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With their heady perfume and stunning visual appeal, lavenders have been prized by gardeners since ancient times. Lavender is a truly comprehensive study that enables the reader to research and identify more than 200 lavender species and varieties. With chapters on cultivation, propagation, botanical history, pests and diseases, this book is as practical as it is authoritative.

More than 200 photos document recent advances in color variation that have resulted from intense breeding; plants now available range from deep purple and lilac to white, cream, pink and red-violet. With so many hardy and dependable plants to choose from, no lavender enthusiast will want to be without this indispensable book.


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FRUIT, BERRY AND NUT INVENTORY, FOURTH EDITION

Seed Savers Exchange
Paperback

Price: $13.38

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Fruit, Berry and Nut Inventory is a must-have reference for all backyard fruit growers and commercial orchardists who care about the rich diversity of fruit, berry and nut varieties offered by mail order nurseries in the United States This comprehensive “catalog of catalogs” is now available in its newly updated fourth edition, which lists 280 nurseries offering nearly 6,000 varieties of fruits, berries and nuts — everything from apples and bananas to tangerines and buartnuts.

The information presented in this book is so unique and invaluable that fruit growers everywhere will turn to it again and again, looking for sources that offer rare nineteenth-century apples, or for descriptions of newly bred grapes, or even for unusual varieties of tropical fruits. Where else could you find sources for Maiden Blush apple (1817), African Rhino Horn banana, Leningrad Giant currant, Adriatic fig, Pineapple grape, Dr. Beaumont macadamia, Choctaw pecan or Yellow Egg plum?

Backyard and commercial growers concerned with the loss of biodiversity will deeply appreciate Fruit, Berry and Nut Inventory. Fruit breeders, plant collectors and amateur growers can tell quickly which varieties are being offered by only one or two companies and need to be purchased while sources still exist and permanently maintained to prevent being lost forever. Everything commercially available can be scanned to find varieties perfect for specific climates or resistant to local diseases and pests. Northern and high-altitude growers can use the book to find exceptionally hardy, short-season varieties that will survive and mature in their locations. Orchards, nurseries and botanical gardens can use it to find sources for unique plant material.

The fruits, berries and nuts available today are the result of centuries of collection and amateur development, further refined by the world’s finest breeding programs. Growers and breeders have developed regionally adapted varieties with superior taste, disease resistance and countless other virtues. Fruit, Berry and Nut Inventory opens the orchard’s gate and invites us to discover them.


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LIVESTOCK GUARDIANS

Janet Vorwald Dohner
Paperback

Price: $24.95

Keep sheep, goats, and other livestock safe from predators with guardian dogs, donkeys and llamas. Highly effective, economical, and nonviolent, livestock guardians can be the perfect solution to many…

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Keep sheep, goats, and other livestock safe from predators with guardian dogs, donkeys and llamas. Highly effective, economical, and nonviolent, livestock guardians can be the perfect solution to many farmers’ predation problems. This definitive resource offers breed-by-breed descriptions, detailed coverage of proper guardian/livestock bonding, and thorough training and problem-solving advice. Real-life stories of farmers effectively using guard animals help readers get acquainted with these amazing animals.

About the author
Janet Vorwald Dohner has raised and worked with guardian dogs for 26 years. She has been involved in every stage of the process — from training puppies to bonding the dogs to the sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys and horses on her own farm. Dohner is the past vice president of the Kangal Dog Club of America.


148.

MAKING TRANSPARENT SOAP

Catherine Failor
Paperback

Price: $14.95

Huge Holiday Gift Sale! Sale Price: $11.96. Enter code MMEEMEBE on the bottom of the Order Review Page during the Check Out Process to receive your discount.

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Huge Holiday Gift Sale! Sale Price: $11.96. Enter code MMEEMEBE on the bottom of the Order Review Page during the Check Out Process to receive your discount.

With common ingredients and easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions, crafters can produce transparent soaps that are milder, richer and creamier than any commercial soap on the market.

About the author:
Catherine Failor has been making soap for more than 20 years. Her entrepreneurial ventures include Copra Soap, a specialty soap manufacturing company, and Milky Way Molds, which produces “the finest selection of craft molds in the Milky Way Galaxy.” She is the author of Making Transparent Soap and Making Natural Liquid Soaps.


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PRUNING MADE EASY

Lewis Hill
Paperback

Price: $19.95

More than 300 step-by-step illustrations demonstrate the proper times, equipment, and techniques for safely pruning trees, shrubs, hedges, vines and flowers.


150.

FOUR SEASON HARVEST

Eliot Coleman
Paperback

Price: $24.95

If you love the joys of eating home-garden vegetables but always thought those joys had to stop at the end of summer, this book is for you. Eliot Coleman introduces the surprising fact that most of t…

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If you love the joys of eating home-garden vegetables but always thought those joys had to stop at the end of summer, this book is for you. Eliot Coleman introduces the surprising fact that most of the United States has more winter sunshine than the south of France. He shows how North American gardeners can successfully use that sun to raise a wide variety of traditional winter vegetables in backyard cold frames and plastic-covered tunnel greenhouses without supplementary heat. Coleman expands upon his own experiences with new ideas learned on a winter-vegetable pilgrimage across the ocean to the acknowledged kingdom of vegetable cuisine, the southern part of France, which lies on the 44th parallel, the same latitude as his farm in Maine.

This story of sunshine, weather patterns, old limitations and expectations, and new realities is delightfully innovative in the best gardening tradition. Four-Season Harvest will have you feasting on fresh produce from your garden all through the winter.

Recommended Product for Wiser Living: Today, more than ever before, our society is seeking ways to live more conscientiously. To help bring you the very best inspiration and information about greener, more sustainable lifestyles, Mother Earth News is recommending books to its readers. For 40 years, Mother Earth News has been North America’s “Original Guide to Living Wisely,” creating books and magazines for people with a passion for self-reliance and a desire to live in harmony with nature.

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