Gardening

GROW YOUR OWN HERBS: THE 40 BEST CULINARY VARIETIES FOR HOME GARDENS

Grow Your Own Herbs shares everything you need to know to grow the forty most important culinary herbs. You’ll learn basic gardening information, including details on soil, watering, and potting. Profiles of 40 herbs—including popular varieties like basil, bay laurel, lemon verbena, tarragon, savory, thyme, and more—feature tasting notes, cultivation information, and harvesting tips. Additional information includes instructions for preserving and storing, along with techniques for making delicious pastes, syrups, vinegar, and butters. If you are new to gardening, have a limited space, or are looking to add fresh herbs to their daily meals, Grow Your Own Herbs is a must-have.Fresh herbs are a kitchen staple, and this hardworking guide details how to grow and use the 40 most important culinary varieties.
July 1, 2019 | Paperback |
$16.95

FRUIT TREES FOR EVERY GARDEN: AN ORGANIC APPROACH TO GROWING APPLES, PEARS, PEACHES, PLUMS, CITRUS, AND MORE

For more than forty years, Orin Martin has taught thousands of apprentices, students, and home gardeners the art and craft of growing fruit trees organically. In Fruit Trees for Every Garden, Orin shares--with hard-won wisdom and plenty of humor--his recommended fruit varieties and techniques for productive trees, including apple, pear, peach, plum, apricot, nectarine, sweet cherry, orange, lemon, fig, and more. If you crave crisp apples, juicy peaches, or varieties of fruit that can never be found in the store, they are all within reach in your own backyard. Whether you have one tree or a hundred, Orin gives you all the tools you need, from tree selection and planting practices to seasonal feeding guidelines and in-depth pruning tutorials. Along the way, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the core principles of organic gardening and soil stewardship: compost, cultivation, cover crops, and increasing biodiversity for a healthier garden. This book is more than just a gardening manual; it's designed to help you understand the why behind the how, allowing you to apply these techniques to your own slice of paradise and make the best choices for your individual trees. Filled with informative illustrations, full-color photography, and evocative intaglio etchings by artist Stephanie Martin, Fruit Trees for Every Garden is a striking and practical guide that will enable you to enjoy the great pleasure and beauty of raising homegrown, organic fruit for years to come.Written by the long-time manager of the renowned Alan Chadwick Garden at the University of California, Santa Cruz, this substantial, authoritative, and beautiful full-color guide covers everything you need to know about organically growing happy, healthy fruit trees. You haven't truly experienced flavor until you've eaten fruit fresh out of hand in your own garden.
August 1, 2019 | Paperback |
$24.99

BAS MEEUWS: FLOWER PIECES

His photographs are of an old-fashioned beauty and at the same time radically contemporary. Flower by flower Bas Meeuws composes his floral still lifes, but digitally: the basis for Meeuws' monumental works are digital photographs of individual flowers. They allude to the Dutch masters of the seventeenth century with their sense of luxury and their eye for the ephemeral. Meeuws strikes a chord in the art world with his flower still lifes. He is represented by Dutch, American, Taiwanese and Indian galleries and exhibits from Amsterdam to New Delhi.- A new old master: digital flower still lifes that refer to the old Dutch masters- Old-fashioned beauty and at the same time radically contemporary- Beautiful flower still lifes- Causes a furore in the American and Asian art world- A book as a work of art in itself, an object to cherish, designed by Studio KluifHis photographs are of an old-fashioned beauty and at the same time radically contempo
July 1, 2019 | Hardcover |
$80.00

MOSQUITO: A HUMAN HISTORY OF OUR DEADLIEST PREDATOR

Written by Winegard, Timothy C
Why was gin and tonic the cocktail of choice for British colonists in India and Africa? What does Starbucks have to thank for its global domination? What has protected the lives of popes for millennia? Why did Scotland surrender its sovereignty to England? What was George Washington's secret weapon during the American Revolution? The answer to all these questions, and many more, is the mosquito. Across our planet since the dawn of humankind, this nefarious pest, roughly the size and weight of a grape seed, has been at the frontlines of history as the grim reaper, the harvester of human populations, and the ultimate agent of historical change. As the mosquito transformed the landscapes of civilization, humans were unwittingly required to respond to its piercing impact and universal projection of power. The mosquito has determined the fates of empires and nations, razed and crippled economies, and decided the outcome of pivotal wars, killing nearly half of humanity along the way. She (only females bite) has dispatched an estimated 52 billion people from a total of 108 billion throughout our relatively brief existence. As the greatest purveyor of extermination we have ever known, she has played a greater role in shaping our human story than any other living thing with which we share our global village. Imagine for a moment a world without deadly mosquitoes, or any mosquitoes, for that matter? Our history and the world we know, or think we know, would be completely unrecognizable. Driven by surprising insights and fast-paced storytelling, The Mosquito is the extraordinary untold story of the mosquito’s reign through human history and her indelible impact on our modern world order.**The instant New York Times bestseller***An international bestseller* "Hugely impressive, a major work."--NPR
August 6, 2019 | Hardcover | Dutton Books | 496 Pages |
$28.00

HORSES OF ICELAND

With a unique gentle spirit, acute intelligence, a sturdy muscular build, and thick fur coats in a remarkable range of colors, the Icelandic horse is a special breed and beloved creature for the inhabitants of its native Iceland, and for horse lovers the world over. Over a five-year period, Argentinian photographer Guadalupe Laiz undertook an extraordinary photographic project to capture and celebrate the pastoral beauty and pure grace of these magnificent horses in their natural habitat--the rugged, raw, and often otherworldly terrain of the country of Iceland. The Horses of Iceland is a stunning and vivid photography collection providing thrilling glimpses of the many types of Icelandic horses in the wild and in rare communal moments with man, taking the reader on a breathtaking visual journey and an inspirational experience.With a unique gentle spirit, acute intelligence, a sturdy muscular build, and thick fur coats in a remarkable range of colors, the Icelandic horse is a special breed and beloved creature for the inhabitants of its native Iceland, and for horse lovers the world over.
September 30, 2019 | Hardcover | Te Neues Publishing Company |
$125.00
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COOKING FOR CATS: THE HEALTHY, HAPPY WAY TO FEED YOUR CAT

Written by Robertson, Debora
Twenty simple, healthy, and delicious recipes to cook for your cat at home, from everyday dishes to treats and snacks. In her latest book, food writer Debora Robertson has created a fun, indulgent book for feline fanatics.
February 4, 2020 | Hardcover | Pavilion Books | 112 Pages |
$14.95
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ROYAL GARDENS AT HIGHGROVE

Written by Charles, Prince
With a foreword by His Royal Highness Prince Charles, this lavishly illustrated book brings together the history of Highgrove and its gardens. When Prince Charles first moved into Highgrove, the gardens were a blank canvas and His Royal Highness an inexperienced gardener.
February 4, 2020 | Hardcover | Pitkin | 196 Pages |
$19.95
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PERFECT LAWNS: A PRACTICAL GUIDE

Written by Akeroyd, Simon
Learn how to keep your lawn in perfect condition all year round with this handy little guidebook from an experienced National Trust head gardener. This beautifully illustrated and practical guide is packed with invaluable advice on all aspects of lawn design, creation, and maintenance.
March 3, 2020 | Hardcover | National Trust | 96 Pages |
$9.95
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PERFECT PRUNING: A PRACTICAL GUIDE

Written by Akeroyd, Simon
Get to grips with pruning in your garden with this handy little guidebook from an experienced National Trust head gardener. With useful, easy-to-follow advice on pruning all the plants that need it, including shrubs, climbers, and fruit trees, the author discusses the best equipment for pruning, from simple secateurs and loppers to pruning saws and powerful chainsaws.
March 3, 2020 | Hardcover | National Trust | 96 Pages |
$9.95
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PERFECT POTS: A PRACTICAL GUIDE

Written by Akeroyd, Simon
Learn how to create the perfect container garden with this handy little guidebook from an experienced National Trust head gardener. Packed with nifty tips and advice for gardening in containers, even in small spaces, to ensure stunning floral displays and abundant fruit and vegetable crops.
March 3, 2020 | Hardcover | National Trust | 96 Pages |
$9.95

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