New Arrivals · Gardening

October 24, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The Pacific Northwest garden tour : the 60 best gardens to visit in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia

October 23, 2014
Olson, Donald, author.
Portland : Timber Press, 2014.
300 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.

Farming with native beneficial insects : ecological pest control solutions : the Xerces Society guide

October 14, 2014
Lee-Mäder, Eric, 1972- author.
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2014]
xiii, 257 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Pest control with beneficial insects -- Why farm with native beneficial insects? -- Evaluating beneficial insect habitat -- Designing new beneficial insect habitat -- Native plant field borders -- Insectary plantings -- Hedgerows -- Cover crops -- Conservation buffers -- Beetle banks and other shelters -- Reducing pesticide impacts -- Long-term habitat management -- Common beneficial insects and their kin -- Plants for conservation biocontrol.

Farming the woods : an integrated permaculture approach to growing food and medicinals in temperate forests

October 13, 2014
Mudge, Ken, 1949-
White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, 2014.
xv, 359 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
What is forest farming? -- Historical perspectives on farming the woods -- Mimicking the forest in a changing climate -- Food from the forest: fruits, nuts, and more -- Forest cultivation of mushrooms -- Forest medicinals -- A nursery in the forest -- Wood products -- Animals in the forest -- Designing and managing a forest farm.

Air plants : the curious world of Tillandsias

October 13, 2014
Sengo, Zenaida.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, Inc., 2014.
224 pages ; color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
A Tillandsia primer -- Understanding air plants -- Caring for air plants -- Choosing your favorites -- Tillandsias on display -- Design & decorate with Tillandsias.

Starting your urban CSA : a step-by-step guide to creating a community-supported agriculture project in your urban neighborhood

September 25, 2014
Schenk, Jim, author.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Bold Face Press, [2013]
viii, 114 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
A guide to starting a community-supported agriculture project based on the experiences of the Enright Ridge CSA, located in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The urban gardener

September 19, 2014
James, Matt, author.
c2014
224 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
At head of title: Royal Horticultural Society.
Gardening On The Ledge -- What Does The Urban Garden Look like? -- Spaces and Places -- Planting The Urban Garden -- Container Gardening -- Managing The Urban Garden.
Garden designer, lecturer and broadcaster Matt James explores how to design an urban outdoor space, no matter the size or location - from balconies and roof terraces to courtyards, basement areas and front gardens, factoring in areas for relaxation, play and growing your own produce. There are 16 step-by-step projects including creating a 'living' green wall, planting under mature trees and making a gravel garden and 13 case studies showing great design in action, with examples from Tom Stuart-Smith, Charlotte Rowe and Christopher Bradley-Hole. Award-winning photographer Marianne Majerus provides the visual inspiration.

Pruning made easy : the complete practical guide to pruning roses, climbers, hedges and fruit trees, shown in over 370 photographs

September 10, 2014
McHoy, Peter.
London : Lorenz Books, 2013
96 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Introduction -- Techniques -- Roses -- Climbers -- Hedges -- Fruit -- An A-Z of pruning.
McHoy gives you specific pruning guidance for every type of plant; explains cutting back to the ground, deadheading and shaping with shears, and much more. He also provides a guide to specialist tools and equipment.

Weeds of North America

September 10, 2014
Dickinson, Richard, 1960- author.
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2014.
xxxii, 797 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Plant structures -- Identification of weed species -- Key to trees and shrubs -- Key to vines and climbing plants -- Key to herbaceous land plants -- Key to aquatic plants -- Key to grasses and grasslike plants -- Family and species descriptions.

Bonsai

September 8, 2014
Warren, Peter.
©2014
223 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
DK brings this ancient practice into the 21st century, explaining how to grow and care for bonsai trees with a clear step-by-step approach. Offering easy-to-follow advice and simple photography, Bonsai demystifies the art of bonsai with sequences covering the traditional styles of Chokkan, Moyogi, Shakan, and Kengai, as well as deadwood bonsai styles such as Ishizuki, Yose Uye, and Sharimiki.

Urban farming

September 3, 2014
Detroit : Greenhaven Press, [2014]
120 pages ; 23 cm.

The essential guide to cultivating mushrooms : simple and advanced techniques for growing shiitake, oyster, lion's mane, and maitake mushrooms at home

September 2, 2014
Russell, Stephen (Stephen D.), 1984-
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2014]
232 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Getting to know mushrooms -- Basic growing options -- Combating contaminants -- Your first grow -- Pressure cookers and flow hoods -- Pressure cookers and flow hoods -- Casings -- Liquid cultures -- Working with sawdust -- Mid-size fruiting chambers -- Agar cultures -- Large-scale grain spawn -- Bulk substrates.

Organic mushroom farming and mycoremediation : simple to advanced and experimental techniques for indoor and outdoor cultivation

August 29, 2014
Cotter, Tradd, 1973-
White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, 2014.
x, 382 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
The fundamentals of mushroom cultivation -- Mushrooms for life : innovative applications and projects using fungi -- Advanced techniques and research -- Meet the cultivated mushrooms.

Apples of uncommon character : 123 heirlooms, modern classics, & little-known wonders

August 28, 2014
Jacobsen, Rowan, author.
New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2014.
311 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes indexes.
Summer apples -- Dessert apples -- Bakers and saucers -- Keepers -- Cider fruit -- Oddballs -- Recipes.

Hydroponics : a practical guide for the soilless grower

August 25, 2014
Jones, J. Benton, 1930-
Boca Raton : CRC Press, c2005.
xiv, 423 p. : ill. ; 27 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Introduction -- How plants grow -- Soil and hydroponics -- The plant root: its roles and functions -- The essential elements --The beneficial elements -- The nutrient solution -- Systems of hydroponic/soilless culture -- Systems of hydroponics culture -- Organic media soillness culture -- Hydroponic cropping -- Hydroponic greenhouse -- Diagnostic testing procedures -- Pest control -- Educational role for hydroponics.
"Revolutionary hydroponic/soilless advances are being achieved by efficiently improving results with the application of new concepts, methods, and equipment. The new edition of a bestseller, Hydroponics has been revised to reflect these advances with new chapters that provide essential information on greenhouse design, function, and methods for crop production and management. Appropriate for a wide audience, this edition is a practical guide, overview, and handy reference for home gardeners to hobbyists, commercial growers to researchers."--BOOK JACKET.

Classic farm tractors : 200 of the best, worst, and most fascinating tractors of all time

August 15, 2014
Pripps, Robert N., 1932-
Minneapolis, MN, USA : Voyageur Press, [a member of Quayside Publishing Group], [2014]
304 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
From iconic stalwarts to more eccentric entries into the ag industry, this colorful, fun, and fact-filled book profiles scores of farm tractor classics from the twentieth century. Veteran tractor author Robert Pripps tackles each model with aplomb, offering concise descriptions and histories along with informative specification charts that give the lowdown on all-important considerations like horsepower ratings, engine sizes, weights, fuel types, and more. Illustrated with color photography by Ralph Sanders and Andrew Morland, Classic Farm Tractors is arranged chronologically to give a better sense of farm tractor evolution and includes all of the usual suspects - from the likes of John Deere, Farmall, Fordson and Ford, Case, Allis-Chalmers, Minneapolis-Moline, Best, Caterpillar, Massey-Harris, Massey-Ferguson, Oliver, Rumely, and Hart-Parr - as well as lesser-known and forgotten marques manufactured throughout the United States and Canada. In addition, Pripps includes a generous selection of farm tractors from Europe, including models from Fiat, Lanz, Le Percheron, Renault, Deutz, and more.

Legendary farm tractors : a photographic history

August 15, 2014
Morland, Andrew, 1947-
Minneapolis, MN : Voyageur Press, [2013]
208 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Noted photographer Andrew Morland presents more than 650 photographs of tractors from the United States, Canada, Europe, and Japan, including models from the 1880s to today. These tractors are alphabetized by make so it's easy to find your favorites. From the legendary, ever-popular John Deere, Farmall, Ford, Case, and Caterpillar to some interesting and uncommon tractors that you might never have seen before, a stunning array of images awaits.

How to grow fruits, vegetables & houseplants without soil : the secrets of hydroponic gardening revealed

August 11, 2014
Helweg, Richard, 1956-
©2014
288 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
An overview of hydroponic gardening -- Gardening -- Hydro -- Hydroponic gardening systems -- Growing media -- Nutrient solutions -- Environmental control -- Your hydroponic garden -- Plant propagation -- Ongoing use and maintenance of your hydroponic garden.

The horticultural directory of the United States.

August 7, 2014
Philadelphia : Isaac D. Sailer, 1885-
v. ; 23 cm.
Volume 1 covers Florists and nurserymen.
"Alphabetically arranged by names and sates (interleaved)."

The creative shrub garden : eye-catching combinations for year-round interest

August 6, 2014
McIndoe, Andrew, 1956-
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2014.
247 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
The case for shrubs : an introduction -- Choosing the right shrubs for your garden -- Creating stunning planting effects using shrubs. Moods ; Styles -- Plant directory -- Planting and caring for shrubs.

The greenhouse gardener's manual

August 6, 2014
Marshall, Roger, 1944-
Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2014.
255 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Choosing the right greenhouse -- Creating the greenhouse environment -- Seed starting and propagating -- Growing vegetables, herbs, and fruit -- Growing without soil -- Growing flowers and foliage plants -- Growing orchids -- Growing bromeliads -- Growing cacti and succulents -- Controlling greenhouse pests and diseases -- Maintaining your greenhouse -- Making a profit from your greenhouse.

Fairy gardening 101 : how to design, plant, grow, and create over 25 miniature gardens

July 31, 2014
McDonald, Fiona.
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, 2014.
pages cm
Things you might need to create your fairy garden -- Basic fairy gardens -- A Mexican fairy garden -- The hanging fairy garden -- The renovated/rescued fairy garden -- Impromptu fairy gardens -- The fernery -- Wild fairy gardens -- Of moss, lichen, and fungi -- Magic corners and shady nooks -- Logs and other unusual containers -- Artificial fairy gardens -- Fairy terrariums -- Miscellaneous fairy gardens -- Fairy furniture and accessories -- Homemade fairies -- Fairy garden gallery.

Indoor kitchen gardening

July 18, 2014
Millard, Elizabeth.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Cool Springs Press, 2014.
224 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Growing edibles indoors -- Microgreens, shoots, herbs, wheatgrass, sprouts, and mushrooms -- Radishes, carrots, tomatoes, and other crops.

Grass, soil, hope : a journey through carbon country

July 14, 2014
White, Joseph Courtney, 1960-
White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, 2014.
xxi, 244 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Essence -- Abundance -- Coexistence -- Resilience -- Affluence -- Emergence -- Convergence.
This book tackles an increasingly crucial question: What can we do about the seemingly intractable challenges confronting all of humanity today, including climate change, global hunger, water scarcity, environmental stress, and economic instability? The quick answers are: Build topsoil. Fix creeks. Eat meat from pasture-raised animals. Soil scientists maintain that a mere 2 percent increase in the carbon content of the planet's soils could offset 100 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions going into the atmosphere. But how could this be accomplished? What would it cost? Is it even possible? Yes, says author Courtney White, it is not only possible, but essential for the long-term health and sustainability of our environment and our economy. Right now, the only possibility of large-scale removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere is through plant photosynthesis and related land-based carbon sequestration activities. These include a range of already existing, low-tech, and proven practices: composting, no-till farming, climate-friendly livestock practices, conserving natural habitat, restoring degraded watersheds and rangelands, increasing biodiversity, and producing local food. In Grass, Soil, Hope, the author shows how all these practical strategies can be bundled together into an economic and ecological whole, with the aim of reducing atmospheric CO2 while producing substantial co-benefits for all living things. Soil is a huge natural sink for carbon dioxide. If we can draw increasing amounts carbon out of the atmosphere and store it safely in the soil then we can significantly address all the multiple challenges that now appear so intractable.

The Shady Lady's guide to Northeast shade gardening

July 10, 2014
Ziffer, Amy, author.
Hanover : University Press of New England, [2014]
xi, 221 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.

Tropical nursery manual : a guide to starting and operating a nursery for native and traditional plants

July 7, 2014
[Washington, D.C.?] : U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, [2014]
376 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Shipping list no.: 2014-0249-P.
"April 2014."

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