New Arrivals · Gardening

October 11, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Illinois, Indiana & Ohio month-by-month gardening : what to do each month to have a beautiful garden all year

October 10, 2016
Botts, Beth, 1956- author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Cool Springs Press, 2016.
208 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Includes index.
January -- February -- March -- April -- May -- June -- July -- August -- September -- October -- November -- December.
This book offers advice to guide you in the all-important "when-to" such as when to prune shrubs, when to fertilize lawns -- and when to plant annuals and perennials. Author Beth Botts shares her years of hand-on experience to answer your questions. Beth's advice covers not only the when-to but also the how-to (a part that's missing from other garden books.

The independent farmstead : growing soil, biodiversity, and nutrient-dense food with grassfed animals and intensive pasture management

October 7, 2016
Dougherty, Shawn, 1960- author.
White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, 2016.
x, 321 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 26 cm
Includes index.
The farm -- The land -- Water -- Grass -- Fence -- Ruminants -- The dairy -- Poultry -- The pig -- Milk, meat, and manure - the solar harvest -- The independent farmstead.
Twenty years ago, when authors Shawn and Beth Dougherty purchased the land they would come to name the Sow&#x;s Ear, the state of Ohio designated it znot suitable for agriculture.y Today, their family raises and grows 90% of their own food. Such self-sufficiency is largely the result of basing their farming practices around intensive pasture management. Pioneered by such luminaries as Allan Savory, Greg Judy, and Joel Salatin, the tenets of holistic grazing&#x;employed mostly by larger-scale commercial operations&#x;have been adapted by the Doughertys to fit their family&#x;s needs. In The Independent Farmstead, The Sow&#x;s Ear model for regenerating the land and growing food&#x;zthe best you ever tastedy&#x;is elucidated for others to use and build upon. In witty and welcoming style, The Independent Farmstead covers everything from choosing a species of ruminant and incorporating it into a grass-based system to innovative electric fencing and watering systems, to what to do with all of the milk, meat, and, yes, manure that the self-sustaining farm produces.--COVER.

Seeds on ice : Svalbard and the Global Seed Vault

October 3, 2016
Fowler, Cary, author.
Westport, CT : Prospecta Press, an imprint of Easton Studio Press, 2016.
160 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
Foreword / Professor Sir Peter Crane -- Preface -- Svalbard : journey to the top of the world -- Seeds and food -- Collecting and conserving -- Losses and threats -- Importance and use of crop diversity -- Svalbard Global Seed Vault -- Planning -- Construction -- Step inside -- Management policies and practices -- Administrative structures and financing -- The first seed withdrawal -- Looking forward -- Appendices -- Resources -- For the record : institutions and people -- Acknowledgments -- Photo and map credits -- About the author and the photographers.
Closer to the North Pole than to the Arctic Circle, on an island in a remote Norwegian archipelago, lies a vast global seed bank buried within a frozen mountain. At the end of a 130-meter long tunnel chiseled out of solid stone is a room filled with humanity's precious treasure, the largest and most diverse seed collection ever assembled: more than a half billion seeds containing the world's most prized crops, a safeguard against catastrophic starvation. The Global Seed Vault, a visionary model of international collaboration, is the brainchild of Cary Fowler, renowned scientist, conservationist, and biodiversity advocate. In SEEDS ON ICE, Fowler tells for the first time the comprehensive inside story of how the "doomsday seed vault" came to be, while the breathtaking photographs offer a stunning guided tour not only of the private vault, but of the windswept beauty and majesty of Svalbard and the enchanting community of people in Longyearbyen. With growing evidence that unchecked climate change will seriously undermine food production and threaten the diversity of crops around the world, SEEDS ON ICE offers a personal and passionate reminder that we shouldn't take our reliance on the world of plants for granted--and that, in a very real sense, the future of the human race rides on this frozen and indispensable biodiversity.

The farmer's office : tools, tips and templates to successfully manage a growing farm business

September 29, 2016
Shanks, Julia, author.
Gabriola Island, BC : New Society Publishers, [2016]
xxii, 265 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Starting and running a farm makes one into both a farmer and an entrepreneur, and to be ecologically and financially sustainable, farmers must understand basic accounting and bookkeeping in order to manage their growing business. The Farmer's Office gives farmers the tools they need to think like an entrepreneur and thoughtfully manage their business for success."-- Provided by publisher.

Miniscapes : create your own terrarium

September 12, 2016
Cregan, Clea, author.
Richmond, Victoria : Hardie Grant Books, 2016.
158 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Die-cut hole in front cover.

Start your own lawn care or landscaping business : your step-by-step guide to success

September 2, 2016
Kimball, Cheryl.
Irvine, California : Entrepreneur Media, Inc., [2016]
xiv, 218 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Revision of: Third edition / Entrepreneur Press and Ciree Linsenmann. 2011.

Secrets to a successful greenhouse and business : a complete guide to starting & operating a high-profit business that benefits the environment

August 5, 2016
Taylor, T. M. (Ted Michael)
Melbourne, FL : GreenEarth Pub. Co., 1994.
vi, 154 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm

Backyard woodland : how to maintain and sustain your trees, water, and wildlife

August 2, 2016
VanBrakle, Josh, author.
Woodstock, VT : Countryman Press, [2016]
239 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
Includes index.

Raised-bed gardening : how to grow more in less space

July 25, 2016
Akeroyd, Simon, author.
Newtown, CT : Taunton Press, [2016]
191 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm

The downsized veggie garden : how to garden small wherever you live, whatever your space

July 22, 2016
Copsey, Kate, author.
xii, 176 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Start where you are -- Vegetables, vegetables everywhere! (Fruits and herbs, too) great ideas for a delicious harvest -- The veggie garden growing year: plant by plant, season by season.
Small is beautiful, and integrating a small, easy-to-manage garden into hectic everyday life is easy. In The Downsized Veggie Garden, low maintenance is the mantra. And so is making smart, creative use of the space we have -- whether it's outdoors, indoors, in-ground, in containers, on a balcony railing...or even going vertical. Garden expert Kate Copsey takes the reader season-by-season, plant-by-plant, with essential tips about soil, seed-starting, plant choices, non-chemical fertilizing, watering, choosing the right containers, veggie garden planning and planting, and much more. This fully illustrated book is a one-stop guide for the beginner gardener or the downsizing gardener.

One magic square : vegetable gardening : the easy, organic way to grow your own food on a 3-foot square

July 22, 2016
Houbein, Lolo, author.
New York, NY : The Experiment, [2016]
xiii, 337 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
pt. 1. Towards sustainable and self-sufficient food growing -- pt. 2. Tips and tricks -- pt. 3. The magic square plots -- pt. 4. Descriptions of food plants.
"Lolo Houbein has 40 years worth of gardening wisdom to share on how to coax an abundance of organic food from a plot that is just 3 feet square, including sustainable and cost-effective techniques; over 40 themed plot designs; tips on drying, freezing, pickling; and gardening philosophy"--Adapted from publisher description.

Living roofs

July 11, 2016
Penn, Ashley.
Kempen : TeNeues, [2016].
223 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 29 cm.
Includes index.

Unearthed : love, acceptance, and other lessons from an abandoned garden

July 11, 2016
Risen, Alexandra, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
xx, 271 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Sour cherries -- Knotweed -- Lily of the valley -- Cattails -- Apple trees -- Maples -- Periwinkle -- Primroses -- Sumac -- Serviceberries -- Roses -- Bleeding hearts -- Wild grasses -- Irises -- Oaks -- Ginkgo -- Willow trees -- Mulberries -- Wisteria -- Clay.
"The author describes how she used the abandoned and overgrown garden behind the house she and her husband bought to come to grips with the recent death of her father and to awaken forgotten childhood memories,"--NoveList.

Herb gardening : how to prepare the soil, choose your plants, and care for, harvest, and use your herbs

June 22, 2016
Snyder, Melissa Melton, author.
Woodstock, VT : Countryman Press, 2016.
264 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
The consummate beginners guide for anyone interested in starting an herb garden. It will explain, in simple terms, everything you need to know about choosing the site, preparing the soil, choosing the plants, caring for them, dealing with pests and diseases, and what to do with the harvest at the end of the summer. Included will be actual easy-to-follow garden plans, lots of helpful tips, expert advice, and useful figures.

Growing shrubs and small trees in cold climates

May 24, 2016
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2011.
xv, 432 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
"Originally published in 2001 by Contemporary Books."
Individual listings -- Selecting shrubs and small trees -- Selecting and preparing a site -- Preparing the planting hole -- Planting shrubs and small trees -- Transplanting -- Caring for shrubs and small trees -- Solving problems -- Propagating shrubs and small trees -- Special uses for shrubs and small trees -- Tools and supplies.

All the Presidents' gardens : Madison's cabbages to Kennedy's roses : how the White House grounds have grown with America

May 9, 2016
McDowell, Marta, author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2016.
335 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps; 24 cm
Prologue: the pursuit of happiness -- Versailles on the Potomac: the 1790s -- Founders' grounds: 1800-1809 -- Gentlemen's occupation: 1810s-1830s -- Embellishments: 1840s-1880s -- Gilded gardens: 1880s-1900s -- Home front: 1910s-1940s -- America the beautiful: 1940s-1990s -- Is green the new red, white, and blue?, 1990s and beyond -- Epilogue -- First gardeners: the men who planted for presidents -- All the presidents' plants: two centuries of shrubs, trees, and vines.
"In this rich and compelling narrative, garden historian Marta McDowell traces the story of how the White House grounds were conceived and how they have changed from administration to administration. From George Washington's obsession with collecting trees to Michelle Obama's kitchen garden, McDowell shows how the White House grounds are a reflection of America's enthusiasms."--Dust jacket.

The aromatherapy garden : growing fragrant plants for happiness and well-being

May 6, 2016
Keville, Kathi, author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2016.
276 pages : color illustrations, 23 cm
Includes index.
A tradition of scent in the garden -- Designing with the nose in mind -- Cultivating a fragrant garden -- A harvest of scents and flavors -- Profiles of aromatic plants.

Gardening on a shoestring : 100 fun upcycled garden projects

May 6, 2016
Mitchell, Alex, 1971- author.
Minneapolis, MN : Cool Springs Press, 2016.
159 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
How to be a shoestring gardener -- Pots for a pittance -- Style on a shoestring -- Grow food for peanuts -- How to make new plants for free -- How not to waste money on gardening supplies -- Keep your garden healthy for (almost) nothing.

Heirloom plants : a complete compendium of heritage vegetables, fruits, herbs & flowers

May 2, 2016
Harrison, Lorraine, author.
224 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Growing the past, saving the future -- Keeping the tradition alive -- What is a heritage variety? -- Why grow heritage plants? -- Heritage plants & the law -- Mr. Etty's esteemed seed directory. The vegetable directory -- The fruit directory -- The herb directory -- The flower directory -- Glossary -- Seed suppliers & useful organizations.

The plant lover's guide to primulas

April 28, 2016
Mitchell, Jodie, author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2016.
246 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Why we love primulas -- Designing with primulas -- Understanding primulas -- Primulas for the garden -- Growing and propagating.
Primulas are so much more than just brightly colored bedding plants. The older varieties of phlyanthus are perfect for spring mixed borders, and the long-stemmed candelabra primulas add beauty to waterside and bog gardens. Then there are small alpine species suitable for rock gardens and the infinitely collectible auriculas. Lynne Lawson and Jodie Mitchell of the famed Barnhaven Primroses nursery share their secrets for growing this diverse group and suggest the best varieties for every garden.--COVER.

The plant lover's guide to magnolias

April 21, 2016
Bunting, Andrew, author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2016.
230 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Why I love magnolias -- Designing with magnolias -- Understanding magnolias -- Magnolias for the garden -- Growing and propagating.

The plant lover's guide to hardy geraniums

April 21, 2016
Parer, Robin, author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2016.
258 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Why I love hardy geraniums -- Designing with hardy geraniums -- Understanding hardy geraniums -- Hardy geraniums for the garden -- Rock gardens and containers -- Ground covers -- Shade -- Scramblers and crawlers -- Borders and bedding -- Tuberous-rooted species -- Annuals -- North American species -- South African species -- Growing and propagating.

The new homesteader : how to create a self-sufficient home farm, grown your own produce and raise livestock

April 19, 2016
Ivins, Bella, author.
London ; New York : Ryland, Peters & Small, 2016.
224 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- The kitchen garden. Planning the kitchen garden ; Common kitchen garden pests ; Growing herbs ; Growing under cover ; The shed ; Essential kitchen garden tools ; Practical workwear -- The orchard. Planning and orchard and growing soft fruit -- The animals. Keeping livestock ; Bee farming ; Poultry: setting up a flock ; Free-ranging poultry ; Broody hens and hatching out ; Designing a henhouse ; Keeping other birds ; Keeping pigs ; Hand-raising orphan lambs ; Fattening the sheep -- The land. The wildflower meadow ; Establishing a woodland ; The nuttery ; The front garden ; The courtyard ; The brook ; Foraging -- The work areas. A hard-working barn ; The woodyard ; The porch ; The workshop ; The store -- The house. The history of our homestead ; The homestead kitchen ; The dairy ; The pantry ; The cellar ; Homestead housekeeping ; The utility room ; The boot room ; The sitting room ; The library ; The bedrooms ; The children's bedrooms ; The bathroom ; The hallway -- Sources -- Index -- Acknowledgments.
"Ten years ago, Bella and Nick Ivins left the big city behind and relocated to Walnuts Farm. Inspired by the Modern Homesteading movement, they decided to embrace a self-sufficient way of life. The New Homesteader tells the story of their family life on their home farm and provides all the knowledge necessary for anyone thinking of embracing a self-sustaining lifestyle and starting their own homestead or urban farm - or even just tending their own plot to provide a supply of fresh ingredients throughout the year. Starting with the Kitchen Garden, Nick and Bella discuss designing and planning their plot, then move on to choosing and planting fruit and vegetable crops. Next, in The Orchard, they explain how to plant and tend an orchard as well as growing different varieties of soft fruit. The section on Animals covers the topic of livestock, including keeping bees, chickens and other small poultry, and rearing lambs and pigs. And The Garden tackles a range of associated subjects such how to make any additional outside space productive by planting a wildflower meadow, a small woodland, and even a nuttery. The Outbuildings takes a closer look at the places and spaces at the heart of a successful homestead - the barn, the wood yard, the workshop, and the store, where summer produce (such as potatoes, onions and apples) is stored to keep the homestead going during the lean winter months. Finally, in The Farmhouse, Nick and Bella move on to the hub of the homestead, the backdrop for day-to-day farm life. The farmhouse kitchen is the place where produce is canned and preserved, bread is baked, and dairy products are produced. Other sections address decorating with natural finds and homestead housekeeping, including natural cleaning products. Whether you dream of starting a homestead in the city, the country, or the suburbs to become fully or partially self sufficient, 'The New Homesteader' puts the dream within reach."--provided by

The farm on the roof : what Brooklyn Grange taught us about entrepreneurship, community, and growing a sustainable business

April 7, 2016
Plakias, Anastasia Cole, author.
New York : Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2016]
278 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Introduction: Nowhere to go but up -- The crossroads of complicity and conviction: why we left steady jobs to take a chance on a dream -- Needle in a haystack: finding a home for our farm -- Return on ideals: creative capital and the new ROI -- Just monster it: building the farm -- A work in progress: taking stock and creating order -- We are farmily: growing our team -- Growing organically: knowing when to sign a deal -- The web we weave: fifty ways to stay afloat -- It takes a village: the partnerships that make us whole -- Epilogue: Toward a healthier business ecosystem.
In their effort to build the world's first and largest commercial green rooftop farm, the founders of Brooklyn Grange learned a lot about building and sustaining a business while never losing sight of their mission to serve their community by providing delicious organic food and changing the way people think about what they eat.

Growing vegetables, herbs & fruit : a step-by-step guide to kitchen and allotment gardening with 1400 photographs

April 6, 2016
Bird, Richard, 1942- author.
512 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
The authors show you how to design a kitchen garden, with plans for a range of gardens of all shapes and sizes, including potagers and large-scale vegetable plots. It includes directories of all the main vegetables, herbs and fruits, with expert advice on cultivation, crop rotation and the best varieties to use. It features step-by-step practical advice on the best tools to use, preparing the soil, sowing, transplanting, propagation, training, harvesting and storage, as well as on all aspects of cultivating vegetables and herbs, and planting, pruning and propagating fruit trees.

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