New Arrivals · Gardening

December 20, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The nonstop color garden : design flowering landscapes and gardens for year-round enjoyment

December 19, 2014
Neal, Nellie.
Minneapolis, MN : Cool Springs Press, 2014.
192 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Design inspiration gallery -- Designing with color -- Problem-solving with color -- Plants for nonstop color from top to bottom.

Fields of farmers : interning, mentoring, partnering, germinating

December 17, 2014
Salatin, Joel.
Swoope, Va. : Polyface Inc., c2013
xviii, 328 p. ; 23 cm.
What's the big deal? : The need ; The field classroom -- Especially for mentors : Wages ; Mindset ; Skills ; Investing in people -- Especially for interns : Cost ; Spirit -- How it works : Vetting and selecting ; Nuts and bolts ; Housing ; Leveraging the labor ; This isn't working -- Future farming success : Accessing land ; Germinating new farmers ; Food clusters ; Stacking.
The aging farmer phenomenon is new and presents both unprecedented crisis and opportunity. Opening his heart and life, Joel Salatin uses his Polyface Farm experience to encouraged multi-generational farm relationships and germinate a new generation of young farmers.

Edible cities : urban permaculture for gardens, yards, balconies, rooftops and beyond

December 9, 2014
Anger, Judith, author.
East Meon : Permanent Publications, 2013.
x, 156 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Machine generated contents note: 1. Permaculture: Nature and Life -- The Basics -- The History of Permaculture -- Further, Higher or What? Education, Training and Learning in Permaculture -- 2. Concrete Deserts and Borderlines -- The City Concept: Past, Present and Future -- 3. Voles, Moles and Rebels -- From Splendid Isolation to Islands of Solutions -- From Island to Island: Fernando de Noronha -- Friedensreich Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser -- Chateau Villandry -- Geometry and Vegetables -- Conquering the Vertical -- Patrick Blanc -- Guerrilla Gardening: The Humble Charm of Apolitical Politics -- Vegetable Orchestra -- 4. Opportunities between Rooftop and Pavement -- Why We Should All Be Urban Gardeners -- Urban Self-sufficiency -- More Than Just a Dream? -- Guidelines and Practical Ideas for an Urban Permaculture -- 5. Designer Shoes Off -- Work Boots On! -- Fresh Produce for the Poorest of the Poor -- Permaculture on the Rubbish Dump -- Permaculture Tip: Garbage Tower Planter -- Todmorden: Community Spirit + Local Action = Edible Town -- Permaculture Tip: Potato Patch at Home -- From Zuchotti Park with Love -- Occupy Permaculture -- Permaculture Tip: (No) Shopping Trolley -- Tomatoes and Fresh Herbs Without a Balcony or Patio -- Permaculture Tip: Hanging Salad Planter -- A Swiss Fairy Garden: Permaculture Balcony on 2m2 -- Permaculture Tip: Bypass Method -- Rooftop Honey from the Opera House -- Permaculture Tip: How to Become an Urban Beekeeper -- Urban Oasis on a Balcony: From Concrete Furnace to Edible Habitat -- Permaculture Tip: Rainwater Harvesting -- From Ornamental Garden to Natural Pharmacy in 360m2 -- Permaculture Tip: Raised Beds -- Self-sufficient Suburbia: How Parents Protect their Children from GM Food -- Permaculture Tip: Rosehip and Apple Jam -- Mexico: Chilli Peppers in the Ganglands -- Permaculture Tip: Seed Bombs -- Israel: War and Peace at Home -- Permaculture Tip: Sun Reflector -- Pyramids, Vegetables, Slugs and Ducks: Permaculture with Children -- Permaculture Tip: Salad or Strawberry Tower -- Integrating Migrants in Traun -- Permaculture Tip: Worm Composting -- It's Growing! Genesis of a Community Garden, Munich -- Permaculture Tip: Edible Mushrooms in the City -- Landschaftsgarten, Graz: Palaver under the Apple Tree -- Permaculture Tip: Grapevines as Sun Shelter -- Green Facades and Roof Gardens in Vienna -- Permaculture Tip: Outline Plan for a Roof Garden -- Volkertmarkt, Vienna: The Greening of a Neighbourhood -- Permaculture Tip: Bokashi Method for Natural Fertility -- Detroit: Re-used Tyres in the Motor City -- Permaculture Tip: DIY Solar Dryer -- Permaculture Tip: Baking Bread -- 6. Talking Plants -- Introduction -- Plant Basics -- 7. Here to Help You Out -- Seeds, Plants & Other Resources for the Urban Permaculturist -- Further Reading -- Open Letter by Sepp Holzer -- Words of Thanks -- Photo Credits.

Designing and creating a cottage garden : how to cultivate a garden full of flowers, herbs, trees, fruit, vegetables and livestock, with 500 inspirational photographs

December 9, 2014
Harland, Gail.
Wigston, Leicestershire : Aquamarine, an imprint of Anness Pub., c2012.
160 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
The evolution of the cottage garden -- Styles & seasons -- Familiar features -- Trees, flowers & shrubs -- Fruit & vegetables -- Livestock & wildlife -- Cottage garden plants.

Midwest cottage gardening

December 9, 2014
Manos, Fran.
Black Earth, Wis. : Trails Books, c2004.
xix, 220 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 23 x 26 cm.
Includes index.

The manual of plant grafting : practical techniques for ornamentals, vegetables, and fruit

December 8, 2014
MacDonald, Peter T.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, Inc., 2014.
228 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
History of grafting -- Uses of grafting -- Formation of graft union -- Production of rootstock and scion material -- Bench grafting -- Field grafting -- Vegetable grafting -- Cactus grafting -- The future of grafting.

Raise : what 4-H teaches seven million kids and how its lessons could change food and farming forever

December 4, 2014
Butler, Kiera, 1980-
x, 205 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
I wanted to be a cowgirl -- Learning by doing -- I do sheep the way other kids do soccer -- Bringing up baby -- The big business of 4-H -- We are praying that DuPont will continue to provide for us -- Winning champions love root beer -- Grow 'em big -- The Contra Costa County fair -- The Alameda County fair -- It's in my blood.


November 14, 2014
Petroni, Fabio, 1964- photographer.
207 pages : color illustrations ; 36 cm
Includes index.

Mechanical cost data.

November 10, 2014
Kingston, MA : R.S. Means Co.,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Title from cover.
At head of title: RS Means.

Sissinghurst : Vita Sackville-West and the Creation of a Garden

November 6, 2014
Sackville-West, V. (Victoria), 1892-1962.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
xviii, 382 pages, 24 un-numbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 23 cm
"From 1946 to 1957, Vita Sackville-West, wrote a weekly column in the Observer about her gardening ideas, drawing on her experiments and experiences at Sissinghurst. Now Sarah Raven, who is married to Vita's grandson Adam Nicolson, takes Vita's writings and adds her won, to tell us th story of this wonderful garden."--Book jacket.

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.
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.


September 8, 2014
Warren, Peter.
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.

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