New Arrivals · Gardening

August 15, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Seasons at the farm : year-round celebrations at the Elliott homestead

August 14, 2018
Elliott, Shaye, author.
Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, [2018]
xix, 275 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.

Backyard homesteading

August 14, 2018
Toht, David, author.
Mount Joy, PA : Creative Homeowner, [2018]
311 pages ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Getting started -- Raising vegetables and herbs -- Growing fruits, berries, and nuts -- Raising chickens -- Raising goats -- Beekeeping -- Harvest home.
"Teaches readers how to raise and process their own homemade food and other goods, from vegetables, herbs, and fruit trees to eggs, goat milk, and soap. Includes tips for designing homesteads and building simple backyard projects"--Provided by publisher.

Hypertufa containers : creating and planting an alpine trough garden

August 7, 2018
Chips, Lori, author.
224 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Getting enchanted -- The mechanics of trough making -- The art of trough making: sand molds -- Soil for troughs -- Planting your trough -- Placing troughs in the garden -- Genuine tufa rock and how to use it -- Plants appropriate for troughs -- Planting styles -- Assorted wisdoms.

Bring the outside in : the essential guide to cacti, succulents, planters and terrariums

July 30, 2018
Bradley, Valerie, author.
London : Bantam Press, 2016.
62 pages : color illistrations ; 19 cm
With stunning photography and expert step-by-step tips, Bring The Outside In reveals everything you need to know to help your plants thrive, from dramatic statement foliage and miniature citrus trees to table-top terrariums and hanging planters. With chapters on orchids, cacti, herb gardens and chilli plants, your home will be flourishing in no time.

The book of seeds : a life-size guide to six hundred species from around the world

July 10, 2018
656 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
Includes indexes.
What is a seed? -- How did seed plants evolve? -- Seeds & humans -- Seed conservation -- Plant diversity & why it matters -- Seed-bearing plants -- Cycadophyta -- Ginkophyta & gnetophyta -- Pinophyta -- Magnoliophyta.
"The Book of Seeds takes readers through six hundred of the world's seed species, revealing their extraordinary beauty and rich diversity. Each page pairs a beautifully composed photo of a seed -- life-size, and, in some cases, enlarged to display fine detail-- with a short description, a map showing distribution, and information on conservation status. The whole spectrum of seeds is covered here. There are prolific species like corn and less widely distributed species, like the brilliant blue seeds of the traveler's palm or the bird of paradise flower, aptly named for its distinctive orange coiffure. There are tiny seeds and seeds weighing up to forty pounds. And while seeds in all their shapes, sizes, and colors grant us sustenance, there are even some we would be wise to treat with caution, such as the rosary pea, whose seeds are considered more toxic than ricin."--Dust jacket.

Science and sustainable agriculture

July 10, 2018
Netzley, Patricia D., author.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Science and the sustainability movement -- Promoting biodiversity -- Fighting pests -- Livestock practices -- Sustainable agriculture and climate.
Sustainable agriculture is essential to meeting the future food needs of a growing global population while also keeping the planet healthy. Toward that end, scientists are working to develop new tools and technologies for combatting pests, promoting biodiversity, and enhancing other sustainable agricultural practices.

Charleston : city of gardens

July 9, 2018
Cameron, Louisa Pringle, 1953- author.
Columbia, South Carolina : University of South Carolina Press, [2018]
xiii, 162 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), plans ; 32 cm

The guide to humane critter control : natural, nontoxic pest solutions to protect your yard and garden

July 3, 2018
Rooney, Theresa, 1959- author.
143 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Identifying pests -- A healthy garden repels pests -- Selecting effective products and methods for pest control -- Attracting beneficial insects and animals -- Organic insect control -- Organic and humane animal control -- Organic and humane control for pets and human pests.
"It takes a lot of work and a fair amount of money to grow a garden, and a top fear of every gardener is having their investment wiped out by deer, rabbits, and insect invaders. The Guide to Humane Critter Control is filled with clever ways to be proactive and stop pests from feasting on the bounty you've been working on all season. The Guide to Humane Critter Control shows many ways to incorporate protective barriers without ruining your sight lines, outsmart the invaders using insect behavior, use scent to your advantage, and more. With methods and products that are not only kind to wildlife and insects but also healthier for children and pets, this is the blueprint for creating a safe backyard for play, beauty, and healthy fresh-grown foods."

The foodscape revolution : finding a better way to make space for food and beauty in your garden

June 28, 2018
Arthur, Brie, author.
Pittsburgh, PA : St. Lynns Press, 2017.
189 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes index.
The model. Anatomy of a foodscape ; Creating a foodscape framework : the ornamentals ; Just add edibles ; What to plant : veggies & herbs ; What to plant : fruits, nuts, berries & grains ; Foodscape basic care & maintenance -- Foodscaping projects. Foodie fire pit ; Property screen meadow ; Edible neighborhood entryway ; Patio pots ; Alternative growing systems -- Yard to table. Harvesting, preserving & processing ; Recipes ; a few last words.
"Once upon a time, veggie gardens lived in the backyard, isolated from the rest of the landscape. that's so yesterday! Welcome to a whole new world of food gardening--right up front, sharing space with your ornamental plants for year-round, knockout beauty and function ... in a way that even homeowners associations (HOAs) would approve."--Back cover.

Harvest your own lumber : how to fell, saw, dry and mill wood

June 28, 2018
English, John, 1959-
Fresno, CA : Linden Publishing, [2015]
viii, 131 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Tasting the past : the science of flavor and the search for the original wine grapes

June 18, 2018
Begos, Kevin (Kevin Paul), author.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2018.
277 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
A mysterious wine -- Archaeobiology and ancient wine -- Cremisan -- Israel's forgotten grapes -- The wine scientist -- Flavor, taste, and money -- The Caucasus -- Yeast, co-evolution, and wasps -- Aphrodite, women, and wine -- Goliath, foraging, and an answer -- Italy, Leonardo, and natural wine -- Wine and foie gras -- The science of terroir -- Coming home, and Israel's wine -- American wine grapes -- The dark side of wine science -- Grapetionary -- The first grapes, and tasting the past.
"When journalist Kevin Begos sets out to discover the origins of wine, he finds a whole world of forgotten grapes and meets the archaeologists, chemists, and botanists who are deciphering wine down to molecules of flavor"-- Provided by publisher.

Walled gardens

June 5, 2018
Hudson, Jules, 1970- author.
239 pages : color illustrations ; 22 x 24 cm.
"For centuries, walled gardens have provided a wealth of food, fruit and flowers for our great houses. Beginning as simple medieval enclosures, they evolved into powerful status symbols and centres of world-class horticultural expertise. Discover the features that define great walled kitchen gardens, and which also provide an invaluable template for those that await restoration. From fairytale enclosure of Knightshayes in Devon to the garden that Churchill built by hand at Chartwell in Kent, from the recently revived garden at Blickling in Norfolk to the atmospheric ruins at Plas Newydd in North Wales, this book is the perfect guide for anyone who shares a fascination for these unique and enchanting spaces"--from Back cover.

The ever curious gardener : using a little natural science for a much better garden

June 4, 2018
Reich, Lee, author.
Gabriola Island, BC, Canada : New Society Publishers, [2018]
xv, 207 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Propagation and planting -- Soil -- Flowering and fruiting -- Stems and leaves -- Organizations -- Stress -- Senses -- Epilogue : The scientific method.
"The Ever Curious Gardener is an irreverent romp through the natural science of plants and soil, ideal for gardeners moving beyond back-of-the-seed-pack planting to those whose curiosity about the science "behind the scenes" grows deeper and stronger with each season. Acclaimed gardener, scientist, and author Lee Reich offers both eye-opening insight and practical guidance on growing a much better garden."--Provided by publisher.

Organic gardening : the natural no-dig way

June 1, 2018
Dowding, Charles.
Totnes, Devon : Green, 2013.
239 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Previous edition: 2010.
In Organic Gardening Charles Dowding shares the philosophy, tips and techniques that have enabled him to run a successful organic garden supplying local restaurants and shops for over 25 years. Forget the 'received wisdom' about gardening. Observe what is going on in the soil and with your plants, in your own garden and climate.

Miniature terrariums

May 30, 2018
Fourwords (Firm), contributing body.
96 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Includes index.
What is a terrarium? -- Making a terrarium -- Wetland plants -- Air plants -- Arid zone plants -- Mixed terrariums -- Catalog of succulents -- Catalog of air plants -- Moss and other wetland plants.
Terrarium gardening offers unlimited gardening possibilities, even when space is limited. Although terrariums have been around since Victorian times, Japanese garden design has perfected the art form with a modern and minimalist twist. The container gardening trend fits well with the small-space living concept refined in Japan and elsewhere.

The man who climbs trees

May 23, 2018
Aldred, James (Tree climber), author.
xxiii, 240 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Goliath: England, 1859, 1991, 1994 -- Tumparak: Borneo, 1998 -- Apollo: The Congo, 1999 -- Tree of Life: Costa Rica, 2001 -- Castaña: Peru, 2003-2004 -- Roaring Meg: Australia, 2008 -- Ebana: Gabon, 2008 -- Kayu Besi: Papua, 2009 -- Fortaleza: Venezuela, 1987, 2010 -- Idyll: Morocco, 2013 -- New Forest: England, 2017.
Meet the man who climbs trees for a living. Whether he's scouting out the perfect canopy shot for the BBC, or just looking for a little fun, James Aldred has climbed scores of behemoth trees. In this adventure memoir, Aldred carries us with him across the globe and up to the top of these towering forest titans as he recalls his most memorable encounters with trees and their inhabitants.--Provided by publisher.

Happy cactus : cacti, succulents, and more

May 21, 2018
London : Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2018.
144 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Includes index.
Myth-busting -- Choose it -- Choose a pot -- Plant & position it -- Water & feed it -- Repot it -- Share it -- Pests & diseases.
"Have you just joined the cactus craze? Do you want to know how to make your little bundle of spikes thrive, flower and breed? This quirky pocket-sized book is your essential guide to pleasing your prickly pet. Your cactus may be surviving, but is it happy? There's so much more to these little green plants than just keeping them alive. Happy Cactus gets right to the point with practical advice from potting to propagating. Unearth the secrets of different cacti and succulents, with profiles on more than 50 popular varieties - from the cute, flowering pincushion cactus to the wacky prickly pear, discover what makes your plant unique and how it might behave when treated with a little bit of love. Find out where to put it, when to water it, what to feed it, what to look out for and how to encourage its distinctive traits, from flower stalks to fast growth. Flick through inspirational features to help you create a show-stopping cactus display. Whether you're a young urbanite seeking a stylish houseplant for your flat but struggling to keep more temperamental plants alive, or a green-fingered cactus enthusiast determined to get your precious plant to grow and flower this year, Happy Cactus is here to answer all your questions." -- Provided by publisher.

The permaculture market garden : a visual guide to a profitable whole-systems farm business

May 18, 2018
Loeks, Zach, 1985- author.
xiii, 273 pages : colour illustrations, colour portrait ; 26 cm.
"Foreword by Joel Salatin"--Cover.
Farm ecosystem -- Earth systems and natural science -- Ecosystem services -- Whole farm mapping -- Why map your farm? -- Holistic planning -- Defining the whole and making a holistic goal -- Holistic budgeting for profit resilience -- Guild enterprise production -- Design management -- Why design? -- Design management -- Our permabed system -- The permabed system -- Permabed principles -- Layout and land preparation -- Organized garden patterning -- Guild crop production -- Guild crop designs -- Perma investment.
"Author Zach Loeks brings together his passion for sustainable permaculture food production systems and beautiful, vibrant illustrations to provide a highly visual guide to the smooth integration of permaculture into the market garden, without use of major equipment or operation changes. Profiling crops and ecosystem-based systems, Loeks demonstrates a profitable, sustainable and approachable model for the future of market gardening."-- Provided by publisher.

A tapestry garden : the art of weaving plants and place

May 8, 2018
O'Byrne, Marietta, author.
263 pages ; 27 cm
Beginnings -- The vegetable and fruit garden -- The shade garden -- Across the creek and into the woods -- The long shady border -- Musings from the kitchen window -- Life around the goldfish pond -- The rockeries and alpine troughs -- The perennial borders -- High summer in the perennial borders -- The chaparral garden -- The conifer and heather garden -- The glory of the autumn and winter garden -- Caring for the garden.

The homesteader's herbal companion : the ultimate guide to growing, preserving, and using herbs

April 27, 2018
Fewell, Amy K., author.
xiv, 306 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
The basics of herbalism -- The homesteader's herb list -- How to grow herbs -- Wild herbs in your backyard -- Seed saving; drying and storing herbs -- Herbal teas and tinctures -- Medicinal syrups and other herbal home remedies -- Infused oils, salves, and poultices --Everyday herbal care and beauty producs -- Homestead essential oils -- Cooking with herbs on the homestead -- Herbs for the home and barn -- Herbs for our four-legged friends -- Herbs for chicken and other poultry -- My herbal medicine cabinet and pantry.

Grow what you love : 12 food plant families to change your life

April 18, 2018
Murphy, Emily, author.
Buffalo, New York : Firefly Books, 2018.
272 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm
Introduction -- Getting started. Set your garden free ; Laying the groundwork : cultivating soil and composting -- The plant directory. Tender herbs ; Perennial herbs ; Tomatoes ; Summer greens ; Winter greens ; Hardy greens ; Root vegetables ; Cucumbers and summer squash ; Edible perennials ; Berries ; Edible flowers and companion plants -- The simple act of growing. Grow : seeding, planting and propagating ; Tending and training ; Follow nature, harvest and continue growing ; Resources.
Grow What You Love is designed to be a simple guide to growing vegetables, herbs and more that will add to the flavor and variety of fresh produce choices throughout the year. Aimed at novice and experienced gardeners alike it will be an image-driven, how-to adventure from an expert gardener and communicator with an enthusiasm for an authentic life.

Cacti and succulents handbook : basic growing techniques and a directory of more than 140 common species and varieties

April 17, 2018
Smith, Gideon, 1959- author.
192 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
The first edition of "Cacti and Succulents" was published in 2006 by New Holland Publishers Ltd., and now ... it is being published as an second edition by Fox Chapel Publishing. This second edition ... features over 100 common, and not-so-xommons cacti and succulents. -- From the Preface.
Cultivating cacti and succulents -- Common species of cacti -- Companion succulents -- Cacti and succulent collections.
"Explains how to grow and care for cactus and succulent plants in the home. A gallery shows how cacti and succulents can be arranged and a directory of plants provides information on dozens of species"--Provided by publisher.

Climate-wise landscaping : practical actions for a sustainable future

April 16, 2018
Reed, Sue, 1953- author.
Gabriola Island, BC, Canada : New Society Publishers, 2018.
xii, 307 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Lawn -- Trees and shrubs -- Water -- Ecosystems -- Soil -- Planning and design -- Herbaceous plants -- Urban issues -- Food -- Materials.
Practical steps anyone can take to beautify any landscape or garden, while helping protect the planet and the species that call it home. Topics include: Working actively to shrink our carbon footprint through mindful landscaping and gardening; creating cleaner air and water; increasing physical comfort during hotter seasons; supporting birds, butterflies, pollinators, and other wildlife.

The garden in every sense and season

April 12, 2018
Martin, Tovah, author.
289 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Gardens of style : private hideaways of the design world

April 11, 2018
McCulloch, Janelle, author.
New York, NY : Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 2018.
237 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm

feed —Subscribe to the Gardening feed .


For Teens

For Kids


Electronic Resources



Large Print