New Arrivals · Gardening

May 27, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The organic composting handbook : techniques for a healthy, abundant garden

May 26, 2015
Cummings, Dede, author.
xv, 166 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Introduction -- What is composting? -- Why is composting important? -- Composting 101 -- Containers -- Urban composting -- What do you do with it? -- Timing is everything -- Composting is easy -- What goes in your pile, getting started, and troubleshooting -- How the science works -- Using what you make: starting a garden or donating to a community garden -- Success stories -- Don't worry! Your questions answered -- Going forward.
Great compost is one of the most important secrets of successful organic gardening. In this comprehensive guide, you'll learn everything you need to know about the various methods of composting and how to adapt them to your home and garden.

The ultimate book of vegetables : gardening, health, beauty, craft, cooking.

May 26, 2015
319 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Includes index.
A-Z of vegetables -- Grow your own -- Health and beauty -- Things you can make -- Cooking with vegetables.

The organic medicinal herb farmer : the ultimate guide to producing high-quality herbs on a market scale

May 21, 2015
Carpenter, Jeff, 1969- author.
White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, 2015.
xv, 394 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm

The allergy-fighting garden : stop asthma and allergies with smart landscaping

May 21, 2015
Ogren, Thomas Leo.
Berkeley, CA : Ten Speed Press, [2015]
viii, 247 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 22 cm.
Portions of this book were previously published in a different form in Allergy-free gardening in 2000 and in Safe sex in the garden in 2003.
Botanical sexism and our current allergy crisis -- How to fight allergies close to home -- Understanding plant sex and its importance in allergies -- Allergy-blocking hedges -- Eliminating allergy-causing mold spores -- Fighting allergies in your neighborhood and city -- Understanding OPALS -- Using the A to Z plant listings -- A to Z plant listings with opals allergy rankings.
If you are one of the millions of people with allergies or asthma, this totally unique book shows you how to avoid plants that trigger allergies and to create a garden that will actually protect you by trapping pollen and cleaning the air around you. This revolutionary approach combines the best of horticulturist Thomas Ogren's previous books - Allergy-Free Gardening and Safe Sex in the Garden - into a full-color guide, including hundreds of new and updated plant listings and photographs. Ogren's innovative system for combating allergens is based on the crucial matter of plant sex. By replacing troublesome male plants in your yard with pollen-blocking female "pollen screens," allergy sufferers can reduce or eliminate their symptoms. More than 3,000 plant listings are included, accompanied by an easy-to-use allergy ranking scale of 1 to 10. With many new pollen-free plants to choose from, as well as clearly marked "worst offenders" to avoid, this is the ultimate resource for home gardeners and professionals alike who want to build healthy, safe, and beautiful gardens that everyone can enjoy--COVER.

Managing manure : how to store, compost, and use organic livestock wastes

May 21, 2015
Kopecky, Mark, author.
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2015].
107 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Includes index.
Characteristics of manure -- Storing and handling manure -- Spreading the wealth -- Rules, regulations, and marketing.
Anyone who raises livestock or keeps horses must deal with manure, and this concise guide shows you how to make it manageable, valuable, and even profitable. Expert Mark Kopecky thoroughly discusses the characteristics and nutrient content of the manure of various species. He then explains the fundamentals of storing, composting, and spreading manure and even how to handle and market certified-organic manure for fertilizer on organic farms.

Growing Christmas trees : select the right species, raise the best trees, market for the holidays

May 21, 2015
White, Patrick, 1973- author.
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2015].
123 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Includes index.
Getting started -- Enter the trees -- Planting and growing -- Shearing and pruning -- When things go wrong -- Sales strategies -- Time to harvest -- Wreaths and greens.
Grow beautiful Christmas trees sustainably on your small farm or in your backyard. As income supplement or outdoor hobby, the tradition of Christmas tree farming is both satisfying and practical and can make good use of fallow land. Grower Patrick White has built on and updated these techniques, pioneered by nurseryman and author Lewis hill, to guide the modern grower every stop of the way, from site selection to planting tips to sales strategies.--COVER.

Compost city : practical composting know-how for small-space living

May 18, 2015
Louie, Rebecca.
Boston, Massachusetts : Roost Books, 2015.
x, 209 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Composting: yes, you can because you will be wowed by compost's benefits and overcome your compost fears -- What is composting? or, how intimidating sciencey things become ludicrously accessible and interesting -- The very basic concepts behind making compost: surprise, it's not that much work! -- Outdoor composting: above ground systems, holding units, single and multistage bins, and tumblers wow you -- Outdoor composting: going underground, can you dig it? Trenches, digesters, and lasagna composting -- The wormderful world of indoor vermiculture: embrace the wordplay and get yourself some worms -- Bokashi fermentation: a pickle you want to get into -- Urban farmyard: so many compostable animal poops in the concrete jungle! -- Get organized! Community composting: there's no need to go solo -- Join the green party: eco-taining!: Much less creepy than hiring a clown.

From vines to wines : the complete guide to growing grapes and making your own wine

May 18, 2015
Cox, Jeff, 1940- author.
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2015]
253 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
From breaking ground to savoring the finished product, every aspect of growing flawless grapes and making extraordinary wine is covered in this classic guide. Fully illustrated instructions clearly show you how to choose and prepare a vineyard site; build effective trellising systems; select, plant, prune, and harvest the right grapes for your climate; press, ferment, age, and bottle wine; and judge wine for clarity, color, aroma, and taste. This revised and updated second edition features all-new information on creating your own sparkling wines, ice wines, port-style wines, and dessert wines.

Designing and planting a woodland garden : plants and combinations that thrive in the shade

May 14, 2015
Wiley, Keith, author.
227 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Into the woods -- The woodlanders -- Creating a woodland garden -- Special situations -- Woodland trees and shrubs -- Woodland perennials -- Bulbs, corms and tubers -- Ferns, grasses and grass-like plants.

Ohio getting started garden guide : grow the best flowers, shrubs, trees, vines & groundcovers

May 13, 2015
McKeown, Denny, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Cool Springs Press, 2015.
240 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 26 cm
Annuals -- Bulbs, corms, rhizomes and tubers -- Groundcovers -- Herbs -- Ornamental grasses -- Perennials -- Roses -- Shrubs -- Trees -- Turfgrasses -- Vines -- How plants prepare for winter -- Resources -- Index -- Meet Denny McKeown.
Ohio Getting Started Garden Guide is a plant selection guide, perfect for when you're choosing plants and starting a garden in a climate that can be as challenging as it is beautiful. Choose the right plants and care for them properly with help from an expert. One of the area's most highly respected and experienced plantsman, Denny McKeown, shares his deep knowledge of the region, gardens and plants in a lively, upbeat style.

Rooted in design : Sprout Home's guide to creative indoor planting

May 11, 2015
Heibel, Tara, author.
217 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
On the wall -- On the ledge -- On the floor -- In the air -- On the table -- In the kitchen -- Undercover -- The roots.

Foodscaping : practical and innovative ways to create an edible landscape

May 8, 2015
Nardozzi, Charlie, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Cool Springs Press, 2015.
175 pages : color illustrations, map ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Ways and places to grow food -- Foodscaping 101 -- My favorite foodscape plants -- Plant, grow, and harvest.

The year Yellowstone burned : a twenty-five-year perspective

May 6, 2015
Henry, Jeff, author.
Lanham : Taylor Trade Publishing, [2015]
x, 285 pages : illustrations (chiefly color). color maps ; 27 cm
"The Yellowstone fires of 1988 consumed nearly 800,000 acres--36 p ercent of the park. In the years following, spectacular wildflowers rose from the ashes and trees rapidly reclaimed the landscape. In this twenty-five-year look back at the fires, author and photographer Jeff Henry recalls not only the summer of 1988, when he witnessed and photographed nearly every aspect of the fires, but also the years since as nature healed the charred landscape."--Back cover.

The new shade garden

April 29, 2015
Druse, Kenneth, author.
New York : Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2015.
255 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes index.
"Creating a lush oasis in the age of climate change"--Jacket.
A practical guide to designing and maintaining shade gardens while dealing with a changing climate, shrinking resources, and challenging new weather patterns.

Grow a living wall : create vertical gardens with purpose : pollinators - herbs & veggies - aromatherapy - many more

April 28, 2015
Coronado, Shawna, author.
Minneapolis, MN : Cool Springs Press, 2015.
160 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Pt. I. How to create living walls -- Pt. II. Living wall gardens with a purpose.
In Grow a Living Wall, you'll find clear, step-by-step information that explains everything you need to know to create your own vertical gardens. Choosing equipment and plants, making growing medium, planting and watering, and even hanging your creation are covered in full detail. Each featured garden has its own chapter filled with useful tips, stunning photography, and fascinating background stories that point out how much difference a small garden can make. Like Shawna herself, the gardens you'll find in Grow a Living Wall are positive, life-affirming, and sure to produce a smile or two.--COVER.

A guide to the sequoia groves of California

April 17, 2015
Willard, Dwight.
Yosemite National Park, Calif. : Yosemite Association, ©2000.
124 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm

100 questions & answers about uterine fibroids

April 16, 2015
Greig, Lloyd B.
Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, c2011.
vi, 114 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
The basics -- Fibroids and pregnancy -- Initial treatment -- Nonsurgical treatment -- Surgical treatment -- Uterine artery embolization -- Myomectomy -- Hysterectomy.
"What are fibroids? Do fibroids affect my ability to become pregnant and to have children? Should fibroids be treated? What is uterine artery embolization (UAE)? If the fibroids are not causing any problems, is watchful waiting a better option than surgery?" -- Cover.

Biodynamic gardening

March 30, 2015
Waldin, Monty, author.
New York, New York : DK, Penguin Random House, 2015.
253 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
The organic way -- The biodynamic approach -- Biodynamic garden planner. Root days ; Flower days ; Leaf days ; Fruit days.
Biodynamic gardening is a totally organic approach to revitalizing your garden. It improves plant health and makes your garden more naturally resistant to pests and diseases. It aims to increase the yield and intensify the flavor of your produce, makes your flowers vibrant and colorful, attracts beneficial wildlife, and is kind to the environment.

Grow all you can eat in 3 square feet

March 27, 2015
255 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Where can I grow crops -- Growing crops in urban areas -- Understanding light -- Water and exposure -- Getting to know your soil -- Benefits of raised beds -- Reasons to use containers -- What should I grow -- Top sun-loving crops -- Top shade-tolerant crops -- Top high-yielding crops -- Top quick-growing crops -- Top easy-care crops -- Top shallow-rooted crops -- Making the most of your growing space -- Extending the growing season -- Preparing your soil -- Sowing seeds in succession -- Feeding and watering -- Beneficial insects -- Companion planting -- Balcony planters and saddlebags -- Strawberry colander -- Corn oil drum -- Cucumber trellis -- Ladder shelves -- Easy lean-to shelves -- Bicycle wheel trellis -- Pallet planter -- Zucchini in a bag -- Blueberry in a pot -- DIY window box -- Squash trellis -- Growing gutters -- Productive paving -- Hanging herbs -- Wall pockets -- A nine-pot plot -- DIY raised bed -- The easy-to-grow bed -- Gourmet bed -- Circular salad bed -- The med bed -- Shady bed -- Tasty herb bed -- Crop planner -- Common pests, weeds, diseases, and disorders.
No matter how small your space, get every inch of it growing with tasty fruit and vegetables. Gather fruit fresh from your doorstep, pick herbs from your balcony, create walls of edible produce, and plant a raised bed that is both beautiful and productive. This guide proves you can grow food anywhere. Learn what to grow, how to use your space efficiently, and how to maximize your yield. You'll soon be harvesting a feast from your front door.-- Cover verso.

The postage stamp vegetable garden : grow tons of organic vegetables in tiny spaces and containers

March 27, 2015
Newcomb, Karen.
Berkeley : Ten Speed Press, [2015]
217 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"Originally published in different form as The postage stamp garden book by Adams Media, Holbrook, MA in 1999 and by J.P. Tarcher, Los Angeles, CA in 1976."
Planning your postage stamp vegetable garden -- The postage stamp soil mix -- Getting your ground ready -- When and how to plant -- Watering your postage stamp vegetable garden -- Heirloom vegetables and herbs you'll love to grow -- Plants that like each other -- Controlling pests, diseases, and critters.

Straw bale gardens complete : breakthrough vegetable gardening method

March 27, 2015
Karsten, Joel, 1969- author.
Minneapolis, Minn. : Cool Springs Press, 2015.
176 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
SBGS in small, urban and unusual spaces -- Straw -- Planning your stray bale garden -- Making your own bales -- Conditioning the bales -- Organic straw bale gardens -- Planting sees and seedlings -- Straw bale greenhouse -- Growing your straw bale garden -- SBGS and water -- Harvest time -- What remains is gold -- Plant profiles.

Midwest fruit & vegetable gardening : plant, grow, and harvest the best edibles

March 27, 2015
Elzer-Peters, Katie.
Minneapolis, Minn. : Cool Springs Press, 2014.
240 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm.
Pt. I. Growing edibles in the Midwest -- The Midwest region -- Seasonal gardening -- Building great soil -- Planning and planting your garden -- Growing your garden -- Pt. II. Fruit and vegetable profiles -- Fruit and nut gardening -- Vegetable and herb gardening.
This book includes planting, care, and harvesting information for more than 60 fruits, vegetables and herbs; popular selections, from arugula to zucchini; a variety of additional common and unusual fruits, vegetables, and herbs; and advice on garden planning, creating the perfect soil, watering, and more.

Garden-pedia : an A-to-Z guide to gardening terms

March 12, 2015
Bennett, Pamela, author.
Pittsburgh : St. Lynns Press, 2015.
xxii, 201 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm

Practical permaculture for home landscapes, your community, and the whole earth

March 4, 2015
Bloom, Jessi, author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2015.
336 pages : color illustrations, color charts ; 26 cm
Permaculture basics -- Permaculture ethics and principles -- Learning from nature -- The permaculture design process -- Gathering information -- Putting the design together -- Figuring out the details -- Permaculture systems -- Soil fertility: improving tilth and nutrients -- Water: making the most of a limited resource -- Waste: plugging leaks in the system -- Energy: minimizing the work we do ourselves -- Shelter: building functional, efficient structures -- Food and plant systems: providing for our own needs -- Animals and wildlife: welcoming natural diversity -- 50 useful plants for permaculture landscapes -- Invisible structures.

Roses without chemicals : 150 disease-free varieties that will change the way you grow roses

March 4, 2015
Kukielski, Peter.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, Inc., 2015.
265 pages : illustrations, color ; 23 cm
Includes index.
The new millennial rose garden -- The Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden -- The evolution of roses -- Rose growth habits -- Roses in the garden -- Regional rose growing -- Rose trials -- Growing roses sustainably -- Buying roses -- What do roses need? -- Planting roses -- Pruning roses -- Rose care: feeding your soil -- Rose care: diseases -- Rose care: pests -- The chemical-free rose directory: 150 disease-resistant roses -- Roses by class, habit, and color -- Roses by class and habit -- Roses by color.

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