These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
November 26, 2013
Farmer, Jared, 1974-
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 
xl, 552 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates ; 24 cm
Part One. Redwoods : The Value of Longevity -- Twilight of the giants -- The perpetual last stand -- Part Two. Eucalypts : The Taxonomy of Belonging -- Immigration and naturalization -- Natives, aliens, and (bio)diversity -- Part Three. Citruses : The Industry of Growth -- Orange revolution -- Cultural costs -- Part Four. Palms : The Ecology of Style -- Cosmopolitan fronds -- Aesthetic infrastructure -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Common and Scientific Names of Species.
Describes how the first settlers in California changed the brown landscape there by creating groves, wooded suburbs and landscaped cities through planting eucalypts in the lowlands, citrus colonies in the south and palms in Los Angeles
November 12, 2013
Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2013.
300 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Apple varieties A to Z -- The orchard primer -- Planning and designing an orchard -- Planting and cultural management -- Propagation -- Apple products -- Recommended uses of apple varieties.
The book is brimming with beautiful portraits of heirloom and modern apples of merit, each accompanied by distinguishing characteristics and common uses. As the view broadens to the orchard, you will find information on planting, pruning, grafting, and more. The exploration of the apple culminates with an overview of the fruit's transformative capabilities when pressed, fermented, cooked, or dried.
November 12, 2013
Richardson, Tim, 1968- author.
London : Frances Lincoln Limited, 2013.
328 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm.
Armscote Manor : Dan Pearson [designer] -- Mount St John : Tom Stuart-Smith [designer] -- Packwood House : Mick Evans [designer] -- Scampston Hall : Piet Oudolf [designer] -- Daylesford House : Mary Keen, Rupert Golby [designers] -- The Lynn Garden, Ascott : Jacques and Peter Wirtz [designers] -- Great Dixter : Chrisophter Lloyd and Fergus Garrett [designers] -- Througham Court : Christine Facer [designer] -- Crockmore House : Christopher Buckley-Hole [designer] -- Pettifers : Gina Price [designer] -- Waltham Place : Henk Gerritsen [designer] -- Highgrove : the Prince of Wales and others [designers] -- Living wall, Athenaeum Hotel : Patrick Blanc [designer] -- Trentham : Tom Stuart-Smith, Piet Oudolf [designers] -- Plaz Metaxu : Alasdair Forbes [designer] -- Cottesbrooke Hall : James Alexander-Sinclair, Arne Maynard [designers] -- Olympic Park : James Hitchmough, Nigel Dunnett [designers] -- Temple Guiting : Jinny Blom [designer] -- Angel Field : BCA Landscape [design] -- Hanham Court : Julian and Isabel Bannerman [designers] -- Tilbury Hall : George Carter [designer] -- Gresgarth : Arabella Lennox-Boyd [designer] -- Bury Court : Piet Oudolf, Christoper Bradley-Hole [designers] -- The Laskett : Sir Roy Strong and Julia Trevelyan Oman [designers] -- Wildside : Keith Wiley [designer].
The author "discusses twenty-five significant English gardens made or remade over the past decade"--Dust jacket flap.
November 7, 2013
Kingston, MA : R.S. Means Co.,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Title from cover.
At head of title: RS Means.
October 30, 2013
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, 
vi, 787 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Buying property and building on it -- Energy -- Growing food -- Raising animals -- Hunting, trapping, fishing, gathering -- Cooking, baking, storing foods --Survival skills -- Dealing with disasters -- Contributors and their works -- Barn records and forms.
October 30, 2013
McWilliams, James E., author.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2013.
xiii, 178 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
October 21, 2013
New York : Clarkson Potter, c1996.
248 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Hunters. A collector's life -- South of the border -- Gifts from St. Nick -- The thrill of the hunt -- Missionaries. A case for trillium -- Plants of tomorrow -- If you build it, they will come -- The sportfisherman -- Gardeners obsessed -- The gardeners' mecca -- Service with a smile -- Specialists. A sage among sages -- To know them is to love them -- A budding collector -- Where others fear to tread -- A singular sensation -- Keep on the grass -- A succulent feast -- They do it their way -- Possessed by the color of leaves -- The hills are alive -- Carpets of color -- Into the woods -- Against all odds -- Aesthetes. All things bright and beautiful -- Three generations of collectors -- A genteel gardener with a flamboyant eye -- An insatiable collector -- The genius of wave hill -- Collector's guide. Some notes on propagation -- All in the name -- Mail-order nurseries -- Plant societies -- Suggested reading -- Index.
October 14, 2013
Elton, Sarah, 1975-
348 pages ; 24 cm
October 14, 2013
Robb, J. D., 1950-
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013.
635 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Taken in Death / by J.D. Robb -- If Wishes Were Horses / by Mary Blayney -- Beauty, Sleeping / by Elaine Fox -- The Christmas Comet / by Mary Kay McComas -- Stoke of Midnight / by R.C. Ryan.
September 11, 2013
Porter, Frank W., 1947-
Wilmington, Ohio : Orange Frazer Press, c2013.
xviii, 164 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
September 10, 2013
Santa Cruz, CA : Green Man Pub., c2013.
317 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
September 5, 2013
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Cool Springs, 2013.
256 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Vegetables -- Fruits -- Herbs and edible flowers -- In the market and in the garden -- Seed and farmers' market resources.
August 12, 2013
Hansen, Ann Larkin.
North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., 2013.
91 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.
How an electric fence works -- The fence energizer -- Fitting the fence to the animal -- Permanent electric fence -- Temporary electric fence -- Planning and building your fence -- Rotational grazing -- Maintenance, troubleshooting, & repairs.
July 25, 2013
Mickey, Thomas J.
Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, c2013.
xxi, 271 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 22 cm.
The British connection -- The English garden influence at Williamsburg -- Early wealthy Americans and their English landscapes -- A short history of the nineteenth-century seed and nursery industries in America -- Garden writing from the seed companies and nurseries -- The impact of social changes on the seed and nursery industries -- Major themes in the catalogs -- Gardening and the middle class -- The grandest rose of the century -- Landscape design according to the catalogs.
"The 1890s saw a revolution in advertising. Cheap paper, faster printing, rural mail delivery, railroad shipping, and chromolithography combined to pave the way for the first modern, mass-produced catalogs. The most prominent of these, reaching American households by the thousands, were seed and nursery catalogs with beautiful pictures of middle-class homes surrounded by sprawling lawns, exotic plants, and the latest garden accessories--in other words, the quintessential English-style garden. America's Romance with the English Garden is the story of tastemakers and homemakers, of savvy businessmen and a growing American middle class eager to buy their products. It's also the story of the beginnings of the modern garden industry, which seduced the masses with its images and fixed the English garden in the mind of the American consumer. Seed and nursery catalogs delivered aspirational images to front doorsteps from California to Maine, and the English garden became the look of America."--Publisher's website.
From the ground up : a food-grower's education in life, love, and the movement that's changing the nation
July 11, 2013
Nolan, Jeanne, 1968-
New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2013.
xix, 282 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
When Jeanne Nolan, a teenager in search of a less materialistic, more authentic existence, left Chicago in 1987 to join a communal farm, she had no idea that her decades-long journey would lead her to the heart of a movement that is currently changing our nation's relationship to food. Now a leader in the sustainable food movement, Nolan shares her story in From the Ground Up, helping us understand the benefits of organic gardening-- or the environment, our health, our wallets, our families, and our communities.
Storey's guide to growing organic vegetables & herbs for market : site & crop selection, planting, care & harvesting, business plan
July 9, 2013
Stewart, Keith, 1944-
North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., c2013.
559 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Thinking about becoming a farmer? -- Looking for a place of your own -- The farm plan -- Tractors and tractor implements -- Small equipment and tools -- The greenhouse -- Growing under cover: high tunnels, low tunnels, and caterpillars -- Irrigation -- Soil: managing your soil for health and fertility -- Cover crops and green manures -- Crop rotation -- Building fertility -- Our most profitable crops -- Garlic our signature crop -- Let's not forget herbs -- Harvesting and storage -- Marketing what you grow -- More on farmers' markets -- Marketing through the seasons -- Regarding weeds -- The four-legged competition -- Insects and diseases -- Running a business -- Looking after number one.
Keith Stewart addresses everything you need to know to successfully grow and market organic vegetables and herbs, covering land, equipment, crop mix, growing techniques, irrigation, soil fertility, pests, greenhouses, harvesting, storage, labor, debt, customer management, sales, accounting, and much more. With this comprehensive guide, you can turn your dream of a thriving farm into a profitable reality.
June 28, 2013
London : Reaktion Books Ltd, 2013.
216 p : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
Introduction -- 1. Out of Africa -- 2. New familiars -- 3. Bedding and breeding -- 4. The geranium in the window -- 5. Brief fall, the inexorable rise.
Boddy tells the story of the geranium's inexorable rise to floral domination, uncovering its role in botanical exploration and commercial cultivation, and considering its uses for pharmacists, philanthropists, poets and painters.
June 28, 2013
London : Mitchell Beazley ; New York : Distributed in the US by Hachette Book Group USA, 2013.
192 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm.
Rules and tools -- Container basics -- Crops in containers -- Ornamental plants in containers -- Container practicals.
June 27, 2013
Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2013.
255 p. : col. ill. ; 20 cm.
Do a little gardening: miniature worlds 101 -- Shrinking the garden rules: scaled design basics -- Walking the miniature talk: patios and pathways -- It's a small world: plants for the miniature garden -- It needs you, you need it: garden care -- Personality plus: miniature garden accessories -- Let's make some magic: miniature garden projects -- Your fork as a rake: miniature garden maintenance.
June 26, 2013
108 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction -- Ingredients -- Tillandsia terrariums -- Desert terrariums -- Tropical terrariums -- Children's terrariums -- Out-of-the-ordinary terrariums -- Maintaining your terrarium -- A final word.
Add style, nature, and a touch of whimsy to your home with one-of-a-kind terrariums. Learn to design mini gardens in glass, stylish showpieces in unique containers, whether you are a novice or an expert.
June 19, 2013
North Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Press, c2013.
20 p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm.
June 19, 2013
xvi, 320 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
June 18, 2013
Falk, Ben, 1977-
White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green Pub., 2013.
304 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm.
Creating a positive legacy while adapting to rapid change -- The design process and site establishment -- Water and earthworks -- Fertility harvesting and cycling -- Food crops -- Adaptive fuel and shelter -- Resilience and regeneration for the long haul.
June 7, 2013
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
257 pages ; 22 cm.
"Poignant, irreverent, and hilarious: the memoir of a mother who, after ending her nineteen-year marriage, staves off a perpetually empty bank account and, with the help of her three young sons, saves her century-old farmhouse from foreclosure and reclaims her life. It's the summer of 2005, and Mardi Jo Link's dream of living the simple life has unraveled into debt, heartbreak, and perpetually ragged cuticles. But when she and her husband call it quits, leaving her more broke than ever, Link makes a seemingly impossible resolution: to hang on to her northern Michigan farm and continue to raise her boys on well water and wood chopping and dirt. Armed with an unfailing sense of humor and three resolute accomplices, Link confronts blizzards and coyotes, learns about Zen divorce and the best way to butcher a hog, dominates a zucchini-growing contest and wins a year's supply of local bread, masters the art of bargain cooking, deals with rampaging poultry, and finds her way to a truly rich existence. Told with endless heart and candor, Bootstrapper is a story of motherhood and survival and self-discovery, of an indomitable woman who, against all the odds, holds on to what matters most"-- Provided by publisher.
June 6, 2013
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.
194 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Apples -- Brussels sprouts -- Cabbage -- Chard -- Chicory -- Onions -- Pigs -- Beets -- Belgian endive -- Carrots -- Celeriac -- Citrus -- Cows -- Leeks -- Potatoes -- Winter herbs -- Asparagus -- Egyptian onions -- Green garlic -- Growing lettuce -- Old hens -- Radishes -- Rhubarb -- Strawberries -- Veal calf -- Wild salads -- Beans -- Blueberries -- Corn -- Cucumbers -- Peas -- Peppers -- Tomatoes.
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