New Arrivals · Gardening

November 5, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Succulents at home : choosing, growing, and decorating with the easiest houseplant ever

November 4, 2019
Tullock, John H., 1951- author.
New York, NY : The Countryman Press, [2019].
160 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"Grow happy, healthy succulents Succulents have become some of the most popular houseplants, and with good reason: they're easy to grow...most of the time. But what happens when a plant outgrows its pot? Did you know succulents can get sunburned? How do you turn one plant into more plants? In Succulents at Home, expert gardener John Tullock addresses these questions and many more. With a focus on growing succulents to enjoy indoors, this is a book for plant lovers in all regions and climates."--Provided by publisher.

Good husbandry : a memoir : growing food, love, and family on Essex Farm

November 1, 2019
Kimball, Kristin, author.
New York : Scribner, 2019.
296 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
From the celebrated author of the beloved bestseller The Dirty Life, a "beguiling memoir about the simple life" (Elle), Kristin Kimball describes the delicious highs and sometimes excruciating lows of life on Essex Farm--a 500-acre farm that produces a full diet for a community of 250 people. The Dirty Life chronicled Kimball's move from New York City to 500 acres near Lake Champlain where she started a new farm with her partner, Mark. In Good Husbandry, she reveals what happened over the next five years at Essex Farm. Farming has many ups and downs, and the middle years were hard for the Kimballs. Mark got injured, the weather turned against them, and the farm faced financial pressures. Meanwhile, they had two small children to care for. How does one traverse the terrain of a maturing marriage and the transition from being a couple to being a family? How will the farm survive? What does a family need in order to be happy? Kristin had chosen Mark and farm life after having a good look around the world, with a fair understanding of what her choices meant. She knew she had traded the possibility of a steady paycheck, of wide open weekends and spontaneous vacations, for a life and work that was challenging but beautiful and fulfilling. So with grit and grace and a good sense of humor, she chose to dig in deeper. Featuring some of the same local characters and cherished animals first introduced in The Dirty Life, (Jet the farm dog, Delia the dairy cow, and those hardworking draft horses), plus a colorful cast of aspiring first-generation farmers who work at Essex Farm to acquire the skills they need to start sustainable farms of their own, Good Husbandry is about animals and plants, farmers and food, friends and neighbors, love and marriage, births and deaths, growth and abundance.

Got sun? : 200 best native plants for your garden

October 24, 2019
Harstad, Carolyn.
Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, 2013.
xii, 191 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Got sun? : choose natives for your garden -- Planting requirements : what is necessary for success? -- Planning a garden? : start with trees -- Superb shrubs : absolute essentials -- Prolific perennials : flowers, flowers, flowers! -- Great ground covers : take care of problem areas -- Fantastic ferns : bring softness into the garden -- Vigorous vines : provide height with ease -- Graceful grasses : listen to them sing -- Rain gardens : cleansing storm water with native plants -- Final thoughts : can we make a difference? -- Appendix. Native plan and botanical societies.

One size fits none : a farm girl's search for the promise of regenerative agriculture

October 10, 2019
Anderson, Stephanie (Stephanie Renee), 1987- author.
xv, 296 pages ; 23 cm
Conventional -- Holistic regenerative -- Organic regenerative -- Diversified regenerative.
"In One Size Fits None Anderson follows diverse farmers across the United States: a South Dakota bison rancher who provides an alternative to the industrial feedlot; an organic vegetable farmer in Florida who harvests microgreens; a New Mexico super-small farmer who revitalizes communities; and a North Dakota midsize farmer who combines livestock and grain farming to convert expensive farmland back to native prairie. The use of these nontraditional agricultural techniques show how varied operations can give back to the earth rather than degrade it. This book will resonate with anyone concerned about the future of food in America, providing guidance for creating a better, regenerative agricultural future"--Back cover.

For The Love Of Pawpaws : a Mini Manual for Growing and Caring for PawPaws - From Seed to ... Table

October 3, 2019
Judd, Michael, 1973- author.
173 pages : color illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm
Where can I grow papaws? -- Choosing a good pawpaw tree -- Growing pawpaws from seed and grafting -- Pawpaw planting 101 -- Eco-logical tree care -- The art of harvest : Fruit handling and processing -- Recipes -- What do I do with all this fruit? -- App. I: Pawpaws and permaculture -- App. II: Commercial growing and marketing -- App. III: Long Creek Homestead, Nursery, and Pawpaw Festival -- App. IV: Resources -- App. V: Acknowledgments and gratitude.
How to cultivate, harvest, and utilize North America's largest native fruit. It is hard to eat more than one pawpaw at a go. The creamy rich pulp with tropical flavors ranging from mango and pineapple to banana combine like a satisfying dessert. The pawpaw, a close relative of the tropical custard apple, grows throughout much of North America yet culturally and horticulturally we know very little about it. This mini manual by edible landscape author Michael Judd jumps right into growing, caring for, harvesting, and using pawpaws - from seed to table. Judd demystifies fruit growing in direct, easy to follow steps that quickly brings confidence to the newbie grower while expanding the horizons of curious gardeners. Historically most people have only experienced foraged pawpaw fruit, which can be a hit or miss game for a good experience. That is quickly changing as selected and bred cultivars are being grown and shared. Judd's pawpaw manual gets you started right away with the best selections and approaches.

An anarchy of chilies

September 17, 2019
Hildebrand, Caz, author.
223 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Each chilli pepper is a little anarchist demanding to be known in its own right. With over 2,000 varieties, and a dizzying array of flavours, shapes, sizes and colours, chillies are a key ingredient in everything from our favourite curries to drinks and desserts. But even the most experienced chilli fanatic needs a guide to which variety to choose and how hot they should go on the infamous Scoville scale. This essential kitchen companion introduces the nuances, creativity and versatility of 100 members of the crazy chilli family, telling their stories and offering advice on how to deploy the little demons to best effect. Organized by heat level, with a running scale throughout, the book beautifully evokes the classic look of Mexican printed oilcloth in the four process-printing colours: cyan, magenta, yellow and black. From the world's hottest chillies, such as the evocative Carolina Reaper, Komodo Dragon and Ghost pepper, to everyday favourites, such as the jalapeno, cayenne and bell pepper, each variety is presented with the essentials on flavour, usage and preparation. This stunning addition to any cook's collection exalts the rebellious chilli family in all its technicolour glory and is captivating reading for chilli hot-heads and culinary experimenters alike.

Orchid modern : living & designing with the world's most elegant houseplants

September 10, 2019
Hachadourian, Marc, author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, Inc., in association with The New York Botanical Garden, 2019.
247 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Add the vibrant colors and exotic blooms of orchids to your houseplant haven--it's easier than you think with the help of Orchid Modern. Marc Hachadourian, the curator of the orchid collection at the New York Botanical Garden, shares his secrets to successfully growing these sometimes finicky houseplants. Besides the basics, you'll learn his top 120 orchid picks for green and not-so-green thumbs. Ten inspirational, step-by-step projects, including terrariums, a wreath, and a kokedama, provide the confidence to make orchids a thriving, vivid part of your home's signature style.

50 simple indoor miniature gardens : decorating your home with indoor plants

September 9, 2019
Delvaux, Catherine, author.
Mount Joy, PA : Fox Chapel Publishing, [2019]
144 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes plant index.
"An unabridged translation of the 2018 version originally published in French by Larousse under the title Green Déco in France."--Title page verso.
"Learn how the smallest window sill, the tiniest balcony, or a sliver of space on a bookcase can be adorned by thriving greenery! This book is the inspiration you need to make your small living space greener--whether you rent a small apartment, own a small home, or just want to bring some living color to your indoor space. 50 Simple Indoor Miniature Gardens is filled with 50 inventive micro-garden ideas that were specifically selected for their simplicity and easy upkeep. You'll find terrariums, mini greenhouses, hanging plants, and other original compositions among these stunning garden projects. Create and maintain a variety of charming and low-maintenance mini indoor gardens, whether you prefer succulents, cacti, greenery, flowering plants, vegetables, or orchids! The chosen plants within these pages are all inexpensive, easy to find at your local garden center, and can each thrive with simple care. But the containers and displays are creative and out-of-the-box! Long gone are the days of the basic terracotta pot. Recycle and transform everyday objects into amazing and beautiful plant displays, from glass jars and tin cans to sieves, seashells, and even old chairs! Think of 50 Simple Indoor Miniature Gardens as a visual recipe book to help you create and modify your own personal mini garden. You'll learn how to transform unique items into decorative plant containers, grow inspired with the beautiful photography and helpful tips, and awaken the creative gardener in you!"--provided by publisher.

Violas and violettas

August 23, 2019
Fuller, Rodney, author.
London : HarperCollins, ©1994.
48 pages : color illustrations ; 15 cm.

The lifelong gardener : garden with ease & joy at any age

August 16, 2019
Gattone, Toni, author.
Portland, OR : Timber Press, 2019.
214 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
You and your body -- Your garden -- Your tools.
"Adapted gardening expert Toni Gattone shares her proven methods for your favorite hobby easier on your aging body in The Lifelong Gardener. Inspired by her own physical needs, Master Gardener Gattone shares simple solutions -- from vertical growing to bins on wheels -- that will help you work smarter, not harder. And her message of empowerment will stir you to find joy in your garden for years to come." -- Back cover.

Home grown gardening best perennials for sun and shade : easy plants for more beautiful gardens.

August 8, 2019
245 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Best perennials for sun -- Best perennials for shade.
"Choosing perennials for a garden can be a daunting task, considering that there are thousands of choices. Yarrow? Columbine? Aster? To make the selection easier, this guide profiles the easiest-to-grow and best-performing perennials for both sunny and shady locations. Each plant is shown in a beautiful color photo for easy identification. The photo is accompanied by information on where and how to grow the featured plant, along with horticultural tips to assist in making the perennials-gardening adventure an enjoyable endeavor. From controlling pesky bugs and deadheading to staking tall plants and taking root cuttings, everything a beginning gardener or new homeowner needs to start a garden is here. This colorful, photo-filled book takes the guesswork out of gardening. No trial and error--get it right the first time!"--Back cover.

Farm DIY : 20 useful and fun projects for your farm or homestead

August 6, 2019
Johnson, Daniel, author.
192 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"Offers projects for the DIY farmer to help with raising goats, rabbits, bees, and other animals, as well as other simple construction projects"-- Provided by publisher.

Deer-resistant design : fence-free gardens that thrive despite the deer

July 23, 2019
Chapman, Karen (Landscape designer), author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, Inc., 2019.
240 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm

Private gardens of the Mediterranean

July 15, 2019
Mus, Jean, author.
Paris : Flammarion, [2016]
187 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
"Translated from the French by Simon Gwynn ; additional translation, Kate Ferry-Swainson."
"This newly revised edition simultaneouly published in French as Jardins secrets de Méditerranée, ©Flammarion S.A., Paris, 2016."
From lush coastal estates or peaceful countryside havens to green oases amid the hustle and bustle of the city, celebrated landscape architect Jean Mus' lavish gardens - whether perched above the sea or nestling in the heart of a town - are always perfectly integrated into the surrounding environment and incorporate a rich spectrum of Mediterranean influences, including pottery, slate walkways, sleek water channels, and regional flora. Taking readers on an exclusive tour of the most spectacular private Mediterranean gardens, which have made Jean Mus' name, this work guides us through the south of France into Greece and Portugal, divulging the stories behind his creations and sharing technical and reflective anecdotes from the designer himself. Accompanied by stunning photographs by the late Vincent Motte, this book offers inspiration to gardeners, landscape artists, and lovers of the Mediterranean region alike.

How to make a plant love you : cultivate green space in your home and heart

July 11, 2019
Oakes, Summer Rayne, author.
New York City : Optimism Press, [2019]
xxi, 183 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
The mass migration -- Our need for nature -- We only love what we notice -- When a tree falls in the forest -- A human history of houseplants -- Getting to know your plants -- How to make a plant love you -- Cultivating your personal green space.
"Summer Rayne Oakes, an urban houseplant expert and environmental scientist, is the icon of wellness-minded millennials who want to bring nature indoors, according to a New York Times profile. Summer has managed to grow 1,000 houseplants in her Brooklyn apartment (and they're thriving!) Her secret? She approaches her relationships with plants as intentionally as if they were people."

Crops in tight spots : grow amazing fruit and vegetables wherever you live

July 2, 2019
Mitchell, Alex, 1971- author.
London : Kyle Books, 2019.
175 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Indoors -- Ledges and sills -- Terraces and courtyards -- Roofs and balconies -- Small gardens -- Other awkward spots -- Which crop where? -- Pests and diseases.
As more of us live in cities with restricted outside spaces, growing food becomes all the more important, not just for the delicious results, but as a mindful way to connect us to the seasons and to nature. Full of tried-and-tested, fool-proof crop ideas exclusively tailored for containers, raised beds and small gardens, Crops in Tight Spots guarantees vegetable growing success for even the most newbie of gardeners and limited of spaces.

Grow your own herbs : the 40 best culinary varieties for home gardens

July 2, 2019
Belsinger, Susan, author.
201 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Grow Your Own Herbs shares everything you need to know to grow the forty most important culinary herbs. You'll learn basic gardening information, including details on soil, watering, and potting. Profiles of 40 herbs including popular varieties like basil, bay laurel, lemon verbena, tarragon, savory, thyme, and more feature tasting notes, cultivation information, and harvesting tips." --Provided by publisher.

Growing your own tea garden : the guide to growing and harvesting flavorful teas in your backyard

July 2, 2019
Helmer, Jodi, author.
Mount Joy, PA : Fox Chapel Publishing, [2019]
144 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm
A brief history of tea -- Choosing plants for your tea garden -- Brewing the best tea garden -- From cultivation to cup: making the perfect cup of tea.
This book shows how to plant, maintain, harvest and enjoy a productive backyard tea garden, with a comprehensive survey of all the crops that make delicious tea drinks, plus advice on cultivation, harvesting, drying, storing and brewing.

Growing perennial foods : a field guide to raising resilient herbs, fruits & vegetables

June 28, 2019
Tucker, Acadia, author.
San Francisco, CA : Stone Pier Press, [2019]
xiv, 262 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"A growing good food book"--cover.
"Acadia Tucker's longtime love affair with perennial foods has produced this easy-to-understand guide to growing and harvesting them. A regenerative farmer deeply concerned about global warming, Tucker believes there may be no better time to plant these hardy crops. Sturdy and deep rooted, perennials can weather climate extremes more easily than annuals. They tend to thrive without chemical fertilizers and pesticides, and they don't need as much water, either. These long-lived plants also help build healthy soil, turning the very ground we stand on into a giant carbon sponge. Tucker lays the groundwork for tending an organic, regenerative garden. For her, this is gardening as if our future depends on it, and she spells out why. Most of the book is dedicated to profiles of 34 popular herbs, fruits, and vegetables, with instructions on how to plant, grow, and harvest them. Tucker also includes 34 recipes."--Back cover.

Plant parenting : easy ways to make more houseplants, vegetables, and flowers

June 14, 2019
Halleck, Leslie F., author.
255 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
How plants multiply: understanding basic plant reproduction, propagation, and names -- Materials and tools: everything you need to propagate and light your plants -- Starting your seeds: how to start annuals, perennials, and edibles from seed -- Water rooting: a beginner's guide to windowsill cuttings -- Vegetative propagation: how to clone your plants without seeds -- Common pests and diseases: how to care for your plants -- Graduation time: when and how to transplant your seedlings and cuttings.

The truffle underground : a tale of mystery, mayhem, and manipulation in the shadowy market of the world's most expensive fungus

June 5, 2019
Jacobs, Ryan McMahon, 1989- author.
New York : Clarkson Potter, [2019]
vi, 279 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Part I: The field//theft -- Black diamond bandits -- Death in the grove -- Part II: The laboratory//secrecy -- The peasant's golden secret -- A scientific mystery -- Part III: The forest//sabotage -- Disappearance of the dogs -- Poison -- Part IV: The market//deceit -- Middlemen -- Detectives and fraudsters -- The king's ascent -- The king's betrayal -- Part V: The plate//seduction -- Demanded, delivered, prepared -- Shaved.

Magic bean : the rise of soy in America

May 14, 2019
Roth, Matthew (Matthew David), 1970- author.
Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2018]
xi, 356 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Crossing oceans -- Jumping the gun -- Taking root -- Exploring all avenues -- Answering the call -- Pushing the boundaries -- Thriving in the shade -- Rising into view -- Cresting the peak.
At the turn of the twentieth century, soybeans grew on so little of America's land that nobody bothered to track the total. By the year 2000, they covered upward of 70 million acres, second only to corn, and had become the nation's largest cash crop. This book tells how this little-known Chinese transplant, initially grown chiefly for forage, turned into a ubiquitous component of American farming, culture, and cuisine.

In bloom : growing, harvesting, and arranging homegrown flowers all year round

May 13, 2019
Nolan, Clare, 1976- author.
Mount Joy, PA : CompanionHouse Books, [2019]
272 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Getting started -- Annuals & biennials -- Bulbs -- Perennials, shrubs & trees -- Foliage & fillers -- Harvesting & arranging.
"Guide to planning, planting and maintaining home flower gardens. Provides instructions for styling displays for the home and for gifts"--Provided by publisher.

The farmer's son : calving season on a family farm

May 7, 2019
Connell, John, 1986- author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019.
243 pages ; 22 cm
First published, titled "The cow book : a story of life on an Irish family farm", in Great Britain by Granta Books, 2018.
"For fans of The Shepherd's Life, a poignant memoir -- and #1 Irish bestseller -- about a wayward son's return home to his family's farm, and how he found a new beginning in an age-old world Farming has been in John Connell's family for generations, but he never intended to follow in his father's footsteps. Until, one winter, after more than a decade away, he finds himself back on the farm. Connell records the hypnotic rhythm of the farming day -- cleaning the barns, caring for the herd, tending to sickly lambs, helping the cows give birth. Alongside the routine events, there are the unforeseen moments when things go wrong: when a calf fails to thrive, when a sheep goes missing, when illness breaks out, when an argument between father and son erupts and things are said that cannot be unsaid. The Farmer's Son is the story of a calving season, and the story of a man who emerges from depression to find hope in the place he least expected to find it. It is the story of Connell's life as a farmer, and of his relationship with the community of County Longford, with his faith, with the animals he tends, and, above all, with his father." -- Provided by publisher.

Best roses, herbs, and edible flowers : easy plants for more beautiful gardens.

May 6, 2019
Boston, Massachusetts : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2019.
263 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Introduction to roses -- Best roses -- Best tips for growing roses, herbs, and edible flowers -- Introduction to herbs and edible flowers -- Best herbs and edible flowers -- Harvesting and preserving herbs.

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