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See below for a selection of the latest books from Gardening category. Presented with a red border are the Gardening books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Gardening books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!
The unique designs from Amy Butler's Soul Blossoms collection make home or office work spaces more stylish and more productive. Jot down important notes, URLs, or phone numbers and simply tear off the sheet for a fresh page.
Organization meets colorful style with this abundant portfolio of multipurpose peel-and-stick labels, designed in a variety of sizes to dress up gift packages, homemade treats, books, snail mail, and more.
Everyone can compost, whether they have a garden or not. And although more and more people are buying compost bins, they don't always know how to use them effectively. This booklet sets out, clearly and simply, all you need to know to ensure success. Composting your waste will help to produce healthy plants of all shapes and sizes, besides helping the planet. Why resort to shop-based composts usually made from peat? Leave the peat in the peatbogs where it's supposed to be, and divert all the lovely compostable material away from landfill sites!
An invaluable resource for the home or commercial gardener who wishes to plant native species. Edward W. Chester, Austin Peay State University The natural landscape of Tennessee represents a unique treasure for gardeners and nature lovers. Encompassing several geographically distinctive regions, from the 6,000-foot peaks of the Unaka Mountains to the swampy floodplain of the Mississippi River, the state boasts nearly 3,000 native plant species. This stunning diversity of life owes much to Tennessee s prime location at the crossroads of mountain and prairie ecosystems and in the transition area between northern and southern climate patterns. In Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee, Margie Hunter gives gardeners the knowledge they need in order to nurture this natural heritage in their own gardens. Beginning with a survey of the state s ecology including geology, geography, plant life and animal species Hunter takes a holistic approach to the process of gardening with native plants. The book s main section provides detailed accounts of 450 species of wildflowers, ferns, grasses, vines, shrubs, and trees native to Tennessee and adjacent states. These descriptions, arranged according to plant type, include both scientific and common name, flowering and fruiting times, propagation methods, soil and light requirements, and distribution patterns within the state. Nearly 400 color photographs illustrate the species discussions. No other book designed for the home gardener includes such area-specific information on native species or such a comprehensive listing of plants. Appendixes refer readers to other sources of information and seeds, including mail-order nurseries, botanical gardens, state agencies, native plant organizations, and subject-specific conferences. A detailed bibliography also contributes to the reference value of this book for gardeners, landscapers, and nature lovers throughout Tennessee and in neighboring states. The Author: Margie Hunter, a long-time volunteer at Cheekwood Botanical Garden, lives in Nashville.
In Japanese gardens, composition follows from placement of the first stone; all elements and plantings become interconnected. These eight essays on Kyoto gardens similarly begin with keen description and build into richly meditative excursions into art, Buddhism, nature, and science. Landscape architect Marc Keane shows how Japanese gardens are both a microcosm of the natural universe and a clear expression of our humanity, mirroring how we think, worship, and organize our lives and communities. Filled with passages of alluring beauty, this is a truly transcendent book about experiencing Japanese design. Marc Peter Keane has lived in Kyoto for 17 years and is author of Japanese Garden Design. He designs residential, company, and temple gardens.
In a fresh crop of funny, pungent and unpredictable essays, American Charles Elliot shifts his gaze beyond his adopted home of Britain, the world's largest potting shed , to observe the gardens and gardening habits of some of the rest of the world. From the Japanese craze for the Ingurishu Gaaden - the English garden - to the Dutch facility for cultivating myriad plant species from the 18th century, Elliot brings life to these episodes in horticultural history. He introduces great plant hunters such as the interpid Pere Delavay and the oddball John Johnny Appleseed Chapman, and takes the reader to places as diverse as Cincinnati, Ohio to the jungle-choked gorges and valleys of the eastern flank of the Andes in search of the Fever Bark Tree.
This delightful collection of wisdom, insight and humour, from Diane Ackerman to Emile Zola, captures the essence of the world's most popular hobby. Here are over four hundred quotations - not only one-line zingers but stanzas of verse and full paragraphs of narrative - on the endless fascination of gardening. The great gardening writers of past and present are amply represented, but these varied selections also range the entirety of recorded literature, from the Bible and the tenth-century Japanese diarist Sei Shonagon through Chaucer, Shakespeare, Dickens, Walt Whitman, and even Prince Charles. For anyone who counts their hours in the soil as their most valued, The Quotable Gardener is the ideal gift - an invaluable inspiration during the gardening months, and a treasured companion during the long, desperate winter.