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121.

THE HOLISTIC ORCHARD

Michael Phillips
Paperback

Price: $39.95

Many people want to grow fruit on a small scale but lack the insight to be successful orchardists. Growing tree fruits and berries is something virtually anyone with space and passionate desire can do…

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Many people want to grow fruit on a small scale but lack the insight to be successful orchardists. Growing tree fruits and berries is something virtually anyone with space and passionate desire can do—given wise guidance and a personal commitment to observe the teachings of the trees. A holistic grower knows that producing fruit is not about manipulating nature but more importantly, fostering nature. Orcharding then becomes a fascinating adventure sure to provide your family with all sorts of mouth-watering fruit.

The Holistic Orchard demystifies the basic skills everybody should know about the inner-workings of the orchard ecosystem, as well as orchard design, soil biology, and organic health management. Detailed insights on grafting, planting, pruning, and choosing the right varieties for your climate are also included, along with a step-by-step instructional calendar to guide growers through the entire orchard year. The extensive profiles of pome fruits (apples, pears, asian pears, quinces), stone fruits (cherries, peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums), and berries (raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, gooseberries, currants, and elderberries) will quickly have you savoring the prospects.

Phillips completely changed the conversation about healthy orcharding with his first bestselling book, The Apple Grower, and now he takes that dialogue even further, drawing connections between home orcharding and permaculture; the importance of native pollinators; the world of understory plantings with shade-tolerant berry bushes and other insectary plants; detailed information on cover crops and biodiversity; and the newest research on safe, homegrown solutions to pest and disease challenges.

All along the way, Phillips' expertise and enthusiasm for healthy growing shines through, as does his ability to put the usual horticultural facts into an integrated ecology perspective. This book will inspire beginners as well as provide deeper answers for experienced fruit growers looking for scientific organic approaches. Exciting times lie ahead for those who now have every reason in the world to confidently plant that very first fruit tree!


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HANDMADE GARDEN PROJECTS

Lorene Edwards Forkner
Paperback

Price: $19.95

You can transform your garden into a handmade, personality-infused oasis. Author Lorene Edwards Forkner — part eco-friendly non-traditionalist, part crafty creative — will show you how.

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You can transform your garden into a handmade, personality-infused oasis. Author Lorene Edwards Forkner — part eco-friendly non-traditionalist, part crafty creative — will show you how.

Projects run the gamut from eye-catching structures, like a pergola made from plumbing pipes, to imaginative details, like a tree-hung chandelier for nighttime ambiance. You'll also find helpful plant guides to accompany projects: delectable herbs to fill a stacking container tower, stellar succulents for a vertical gutter garden, glorious flowering vines to climb a bamboo obelisk, and so much more.

Ready to get started? All you need are refreshingly simple, inexpensive materials — hardware store basics, salvaged goods, repurposed castoffs from cluttered basements — along with a little do-it-yourself spirit. With clear instructions and inspiring variations on every theme, this book is easy to follow and easy to love. Your journey to a made-from-scratch outdoor space starts here.


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BEAUTIFUL NO-MOW YARDS: 50 AMAZING LAWN ALTERNATIVE

Evelyn J. Hadden
Paperback

Price: $24.95

What has your perfect green lawn done for you lately? Is it really worth the time, effort, and resources you lavish on it? Armed with encouragement, inspiration, and cutting-edge advice from award-win…

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What has your perfect green lawn done for you lately? Is it really worth the time, effort, and resources you lavish on it? Armed with encouragement, inspiration, and cutting-edge advice from award-winning author Evelyn Hadden, you can liberate yourself at last!

In this ultimate guide to rethinking your yard, Hadden showcases dozens of inspiring, eco-friendly alternatives to that demanding (and dare we say boring?) green turf. Trade your lawn for a lively prairie or replace it with a runoff-reducing rain garden. Swap it for an interactive adventure garden or convert it to a low-maintenance living carpet.

With Beautiful No-Mow Yards, you can transform your lawn into a livable garden and bring nature's beauty into your life!


124.

MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO ORGANIC GARDENING, 3RD EDITION


Paperback

Price: $6.99

Find a hundred great ideas for any garden with Mother Earth NewsGuide to Organic Gardening, Third Edition. The third edition of Guide to Organic Gardening is packed with great advice, tips and photos …

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Find a hundred great ideas for any garden with Mother Earth News Guide to Organic Gardening, Third Edition. The third edition of Guide to Organic Gardening is packed with great advice, tips and photos to help you have the most bountiful garden yet.

This 100-page guide has everything you need to create the garden of your dreams. Everything from natural insect control to tomato cage plans, from fertilizer to growing berries is covered in this colorful, helpful guide. The editors of Mother Earth News have compiled the best gardening-related articles and put them all in this glossy-paged guide. Articles such as:

  • Grow Cover Crops for the Best Garden Soil
  • The 10 Worst Garden Weeds
  • Free, Homemade Liquid Fertilizers
  • Worms! Soil-Building Workhorses
  • Grow Superb Strawberries
  • Crunchy, Colorful Carrots
  • And more!
Read all about growing cucumbers, berries and lettuce. Learn the best vegetables to grow in the shade and create your own edible landscape. Discover why poultry is your garden's secret weapon and how to prevent diseases from destroying your garden. It's quick and easy to start and maintain your own food garden and the Mother Earth News Guide to Organic Gardening, Third Edition will show you how!


125.

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.


126.

GARDENER & THE GRILL

Karen Adler & Judith Fertig
Paperback

Price: $13.79

CLEARANCE ITEM. PREVIOUS RETAIL PRICE WAS $20.00. AVAILABLE ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

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!


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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


128.

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.


129.

FREE-RANGE CHICKEN GARDENS

Jessi Bloom
Paperback

Price: $19.95

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Many gardeners fear chickens will peck aw…

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Huge Holiday Gift Sale! Sale Price: $15.96. Enter code MMEEMEBE on the bottom of the Order Review Page during the Check Out Process to receive your discount.

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.


130.

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.

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