New Arrivals · Gardening

March 11, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The earth in her hands : 75 extraordinary women working in the world of plants

March 10, 2020
Jewell, Jennifer, author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2020.
323 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Leslie Bennett -- Erin Benzakein -- Eliza Blank -- Jinny Blom -- Carol Bornstein -- Marion Brenner -- Cynthia (Cindy) Ann Brown -- Yolanda Burrell -- Ava Bynum -- Ariella Chezar -- Marina Christopher -- Peggy Cornett -- Philippa Craddock -- Karen Daubmann -- Andrea DeLong-Amaya -- Sasha Duerr -- Fionnuala Fallon -- Severine von Tscharner Fleming -- Lorene Edwards Forkner -- Alys Fowler -- Tiffany Freeman -- Kate Frey -- Christin Geall -- Flora Grubb -- Annie Hayes -- Elizabeth Hoover -- Elaine Ingham -- Robin Wall Kimmerer -- Jamaica Kincaid -- Lauri Kranz -- Barbara Kreski -- Mia Lehrer -- Lady Arabella Lennox-Boyd -- Cara Loriz -- Clare Cooper Marcus -- Mary Pat Matheson -- Marta McDowell -- Jekka McVicar -- Amy Merrick -- Julie Moir Messervy -- Julie Kierstead Nelson -- Ngoc Minh Ngo -- Frances Palmer -- Anna Pavord -- Susan Pell -- Leah Penniman -- Hemlata Pradhan -- Sarah Price -- Milla Veera Tuulia Prince -- Debra Prinzing -- Sarah Raven -- Georgina Reid -- Margaret Roach -- Martha Schwartz -- Jane Scotter -- Renee Shepherd -- Midori Shintani -- Vandana Shiva -- Michelle Slatalla -- Janet Sluis -- Lauren Springer -- Gwen Stauffer -- Amy Stewart -- Claire Takacs -- Tessa Traeger -- Beth Tuttle -- Mégan Twilegar -- Edwina von Gal -- Ira Wallace -- Françoise Weeks -- Claudia West -- Rowen White -- Kristen Wickert -- Sue Wynn-Jones -- Ayana Young.
The Earth in Her Hands celebrates the important contributions women make to the wide world of plants--in the fields of horticulture, environmental science, botany, floral design, farming, landscape architecture, herbalism, food justice, and more.

Grow your soil! : harness the power of the soil food web to create your best garden ever

February 26, 2020
Miessler, Diane, author.
North Adams, MA: Storey Publishing, 2020.
ix, 165 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Diane Miessler presents the science of soil health and shares the techniques she has used - including cover crops, constant mulching, and compost tea - to create and maintain rich, dark, crumbly soil that's teeming with life "--Provided by publisher.

The new gardener's handbook : everything you need to know to grow a beautiful & bountiful garden

February 26, 2020
Beyers, Daryl, author.
239 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
From one of the experts at the New York Botanical Garden, this guide shares the science of good gardening in a design-forward, beginner-friendly way that will appeal to new gardeners everywhere.

Gardening alchemy : 80 recipes and concoctions for organic fertilizers, plant elixirs, potting mixes, pest deterrents, and more

February 24, 2020
Rose, Stephanie (Gardener), author.
Beverly, MA, USA : Cool Springs Press, 2020.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Soils and mulches: Make homemade soil tests, potting soil recipes, and mulches -- Propagation: Create your own seed bombs, planting pots, seed tapes, and rooting hormone -- Compost: Adjust soil pH, add organic matter, make compost booster, and more ways to improve your soil -- Fertilizers and garden teas: Boost plant health with recipes for customized fertilizer blends and growth-enhancing sprays -- Birds, bees, and bugs: Recipes and tips for encouraging beneficial wildlife, plus DIY pest traps, baits, and deterrents.
"Garden Alchemy is filled with recipes and instructions for making homemade versions of dozens of gardening products, including fertilizers, pest deterrents, potting soils, and more"-- Provided by publisher.

Inside outside : a sourcebook of inspired garden rooms

February 17, 2020
O'Keeffe, Linda, 1951- author.
252 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Introduction -- Space -- Structure -- Movement -- Mood -- Furniture -- Time.
Our yards are extensions of our home, and can be every bit as inviting and personal as our favorite rooms. O'Keeffe applies the principles of interior design to exterior design, helping reading design a space, create a mood, choose furniture, and anticipate the effects of time. -- adapted from jacket

Container and fragrant gardens : how to enliven spaces with containers and make the most of scented plants

February 12, 2020
Loewer, H. Peter, author.
Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020.
213 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"A quick-reference guide that shows gardeners with little experience and time how to enliven spaces with containers and how to make the most of scented flowers and leaves. In addition to highlighting classic annuals, bulbs, perennials, vines, and woody plants that are fragrant and that do well in containers, this guide offers straightforward garden care advice, including handling different soil types, controlling pests, designing and maintaining container gardens, and how to grow trees and shrubs in pots"--Back cover.

Nature's best hope : a new approach to conservation that starts in your yard

February 10, 2020
Tallamy, Douglas W., author.
254 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction -- The dreamers -- A new approach to conservation -- The importance of connectivity -- Shrinking the lawn -- Homegrown national park -- Rebuilding carrying capacity -- Are alien plants bad? -- Restoring insects, the little things that run the world -- What have weeds done for us lately? -- Will it work? -- What each of us can do.
"Nature's Best Hope shows how homeowners everywhere can turn their yards into conservation corridors that provide wildlife habitats. Because this approach relies on the initiatives of private individuals, it is immune from the whims of government policy. Even more important, it's practical, effective, and easy--you will walk away with specific suggestions you can incorporate into your own yard. If you're concerned about doing something good for the environment, Nature's Best Hope is the blueprint you need."--Provided by publisher.

Vegetable gardening

February 10, 2020
Tullock, John H., 1951- author.
New York : Alpha, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., [2014]
vi, 282 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Gardening 101 -- Beyond the basics -- Vegetables to grow -- Perennial crops -- Culinary herbs.
This guide gives you everything you need to know to grow your own crops. Provides tips from planning any type of home garden, caring for it, preventing and treating for pests, and even harvesting your bounty.

Small garden style : a design guide for outdoor rooms and containers

February 7, 2020
Eaton, Isa Hendry, 1976- author.
Oakland [Calif.] : Ten Speed Press, 2020.
185 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Find your small garden style -- Small garden design school -- Small garden walls, floors, and ceilings -- Top to bottom plant selection -- Container gardens -- Designer tool kit.
In Small Garden Style, garden designer Isa Hendry Eaton and lifestyle writer Jennifer Blaise Kramer show you how to use good design to create a joyful, elegant, and exciting yet compact outdoor living space for entertaining or relaxing. A stylishly photographed guide to creating lush, layered, dramatic little gardens no matter the size of your available space--an urban patio, a tiny backyard, or even just a pot by your door. Petite gardens align with the movement to live smaller and create a life with less stuff and more room for living. But a more eco-friendly and efficient space doesn't have to sacrifice style.

Vegetable gardener's handbook.

January 15, 2020
208 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"This book is the perfect companion for every vegetable gardener--even those who have never touched a trowel and wouldn't know mulch from mud! The practical advice presented in the Vegetable Gardener's Handbook demystifies gardening by providing the best, most proven methods for sowing, growing, and harvesting."--provided by publisher.

The scentual garden : exploring the world of botanical fragrance

January 15, 2020
Druse, Kenneth, author, photographer.
255 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Includes index.
The invisible garden -- Why plants smell / how we smell -- Capturing scent -- An encyclopedia of fragrant plants -- Scent in the landscape.
"In The Scentual Garden, Ken Druse offers a complete and wholly original survey of fragrant plants for gardeners. He points out that we have a rich vocabulary for describing the forms and colors of plants but are impoverished when it comes to smell. Working with perfumers' classifications, Druse developed twelve master scent categories that range from floral and fruity to balsamic and medicinal. Druse also explains how and why plants produce fragrances, how our sense of smell works, how perfumers capture floral scents, how plants "communicate" with each other, and even how to smell plants. He also offers suggestions for bringing fragrance into gardens, from making paths that offer a sequence of sensory experiences to night gardens that come alive with fragrance."--Provided by publisher.

Trees of power : ten essential arboreal allies

January 9, 2020
Silver, Akiva, author.
White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, [2019]
xii, 274 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Part 1. Concepts and skills. Life fountains -- Planting -- Propagation from cuttings -- Propagation from seed -- Propagation by grafting -- Propagation by layering -- Part 2. The allies. Chestnut : the bread tree -- Apple : the magnetic center -- Poplar : the homemaker -- Ash : maker of wood -- Mulberry : the giving tree -- Elderberry : the caretaker -- Hickory : pillars of life -- Hazelnut : the provider -- Black locust : the restoration tree -- Beech : the root runner -- Afterword: Leaves of the same tree.
Trees are our allies in maintaining a healthy planet. Partnering with trees allows us to build soil, enhance biodiversity, increase wildlife populations, grow food and medicine, and pull carbon out of the atmosphere. Trees of Power by Akiva Silver shares a step-by-step path toward working with these arboreal allies, from planting to propagation to understanding the multiple benefits that ten of our most essential tree species - the chestnut, apple, hickory, and more - provide for humans, animals, and nature alike. In this book you'll learn how to work successfully with perennial woody plants. It includes in-depth information on individual species and different ways to propagate trees - whether by seed, grafting, layering, or with cuttings. These time-honored techniques make it easy for anyone to increase their stock of trees simply and inexpensively. Silver's combination of hands-on experience and sincere exuberance for the natural world will inspire a new generation of tree stewards while appealing to anyone who feels a deep appreciation for these magnificent plants.--COVER.

Crazy plant lady

January 6, 2020
Serna, Isabel, author.
103 pages : color illustrations ; 16 cm
"For the plant-obsessed woman of any age, this humorous, illustrated little book celebrates the devotion and quirky habits plants inspire. You know you're a crazy plant lady when watering is a hobby, you can't resist a cute pot, and just looking at succulents and monsteras makes you smile. This charming celebration of the plant lady lifestyle proves that plant love is the joy that keeps growing. There are sweet puns: Aloe you vera much. Plant lady dreams: thrifting the perfect vintage mister. Relatable mantras: Every day is a good day to go plant shopping. All featuring vibrant art by Isabel Serna throughout--plus, a bonus sheet of plant-themed stickers!"--Publisher description.

Encyclopedia of gardening techniques

January 6, 2020
London : Mitchell Beazley ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Hachette Book Group, 2019.
480 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
Includes index.
At head of title: American Horticultural Society.
Gardening basics -- Wildlife gardening -- Growing ornamentals -- Growing vegetables & herbs -- Growing fruit -- Lawns -- Water gardening -- Container gardening -- Greenhouse gardening -- Propagating plants -- Glossary.
The definitive guide to the best gardening techniques from pruning to propagation and planting to harvesting. This step-by-step guide to essential gardening practice is a must-have reference showing modern methods to a new generation of gardeners. Compiled by leading specialists in every area of gardening, the book contains a vast amount of expert information clearly demonstrating the tried-and-tested techniques honed by the world's leading gardening authority. Using more than 1,600 artworks in more than 400 step-by-step sequences, the book covers every aspect of gardening from pruning to sowing, watering to feeding, and propagating to planting. Covering all plants including trees, flowers, shrubs, climbers, lawns, vegetables, fruit and herbs, it shows how to create water features and patios, and add lighting. It also includes organic techniques, recycling and how to treat pests and diseases. The wealth of practical information makes this book an essential purchase for both professional and amateur gardeners.

Organic gardening for everyone : homegrown vegetables made easy (no experience required)

January 2, 2020
CaliKim, author.
Beverly, MA : Cool Springs Press, 2020.
160 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Why I Grow My Own Food and Why You Should (and CAN), Too -- Start Simple and Expand Later -- The Secret to Gardening on a Budget-Starting Seeds Indoors -- Transplanting and Transitioning Indoor Seedlings to the Great Outdoors -- Placement of Your Garden and How to Prep It for Planting -- Watering-The Key to a Productive Garden -- Planting Vegetable Seedlings in the Garden -- Garden Challenges: Pest and Disease Control, Extreme Weather -- Harvesting Organic Vegetables Like A Pro -- Revel in the Rewards: The Garden Gives Back.
"If you want to grow healthy vegetables at home, but have hesitated because it seems too hard and time consuming, Organic Gardening for Everyone is your perfect hands-on guide-an "if I can do it, you can do it" case study that addresses your concerns and gets you started. Loaded with practical advice and step-by-step guidance, Organic Gardening for Everyone takes a very personal and friendly approach to a subject that can be intimidating. It is a first-class primer on organic vegetable gardening, and an inspirational story about how anyone can balance the rigors of gardening with the demands of a modern, family-oriented lifestyle. In 2012, a California mom decided to start an organic vegetable garden. But she went about it in an unusual way: she crowdsourced it by launching a YouTube channel under the name "CaliKim" and asking for help. And then she started planting. As questions came up, she turned to her viewers and subscribers and they replied with answers and advice. As she learned, her garden grew successfully-even in the hot, harsh California climate. Her expertise also grew, and now she answers many more questions than she asks and has become a very accomplished home gardener. And CaliKim has a great story to tell: growing healthy organic vegetables for your family is not difficult, even for today's time-challenged lifestyles. She provides complete step-by-step information on growing the most popular edibles organically, and also gives sound advice on how to take on the challenges of balancing a hectic lifestyle with successful growing-and how to involve the whole family in the process. You'll be rewarded for your effort every time you place a plate of natural, organic vegetables on the family dinner table knowing exactly what they are, what is in them, and where they came from"-- Provided by publisher.

Hobby hydroponics

December 30, 2019
Resh, Howard M.
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, 2013.
xx, 135 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Starting your plants -- Cultural practices and environment -- Caring for your plants -- Plant nutrition -- Water culture (True hydroponic systems) -- Soilless culture -- Hobby hydroponic supplies and information.
This is a guide to all aspects of home hydroponic culture and systems, providing the most up-to-date information on hobby hydroponic growing, including the numerous advancements in concepts, technology, and products since the first edition.

Whole farm management : from start-up to sustainability

December 17, 2019
311 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Growing A Farm -- Strategic Planning -- Farm Infrastructure, Labor, And Energy -- Markets And Marketing -- Business Management For The Farm -- Managing The Whole Farm Ecosystem -- Entrepreneurship, Family Business Dynamics, And Managing Risk.
"Whole Farm Management is a comprehensive guide developed by the Small Farms Program at Oregon State University to help aspiring and beginner farmers make smart, strategic business decisions to ensure lasting success"-- Provided by publisher.

Propagating plants

December 16, 2019
American Horticultural Society.
New York, NY : DK Publishing, 2019.
320 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.
"How to create new plants for free"--Cover.
Garden trees -- Shrubs and climbing plants -- Perennials -- Annuals and biennials -- Cacti and other succulents -- Bulbous plants -- Vegetables.
More than 1,800 detailed illustrations and photos to refer to, plus the experts' secrets to perfect plant propagation. Ideal for the thrifty gardener who wants plants for free, or who wants to gift favorite plant cuttings to friends and family; and useful for budding house plant owners with an interest in propagating succulents and other house plants.

Planting the natural garden

December 13, 2019
Oudolf, Piet, author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2019.
287 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Part I: PLANT DESCRIPTIONS -- Perennials -- Ornamental grasses -- Part II: USES -- Introduction -- Blazing -- Lush -- Airy -- Tranquility -- Exuberant -- Silvery -- Grassy -- Gloomy? -- Autumn -- Structure plants -- Scatter plants -- Exceptional properties of plants -- Part III: PLANTING PLANS & COMBINATIONS -- Planting plans -- Good neighbors -- Plants per square meter -- Index of plant names -- Nurseries -- Metric conversions.
"When it was first published, Planting the Natural Garden--the first book by Piet Oufolf--was the start of the now immensely popular New Perennial Movement. Since then, Piet Oudolf has become one of the most iconic and groundbreaking designers of our time, responsible for some of the world's most important gardens, including the High Line, the Lourie Garden, the Battery, and Pottersfield. Fans of Piet Oudolf will delight in this revised edition of Planting the Natural Garden. Packed with plant information, new photography, and an introduction from Noel Kingsbury. It includes hundreds of eye-catching plant combinations, with an emphasis on the use of themed plantings that create mood and evoke emotion. Also included are plant lists and instructions for placing specific plants in particular habitats, as well as complete growing requirements." -- (Source of summary not specified)

Home jungle : living with plants

December 4, 2019
Lucano, Sonia, author.
95 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Published originally under the title: Home jungle - invitez les plantes à la maison ©2017 by Editions Solar.
"27 stylish and natural interior designs" -- Cover.
Bring nature into your home to create an imaginative, stylish, and 'green' interior decor. Home jungle contains: 27 original and environmentally friendly designs, details of all the plants and tools you'll need, suggestions for using recycled materials, and clear step-by-step instructions for each design. Whether or not you have a 'green thumb' and are handy at DIY, this book will bring out the designer in you, and you'll soon be delighting in you own creations. All you need is a little imagination, plenty of curiosity, and a total lack of inhibition.

Leaf supply : a guide to keeping happy houseplants

December 4, 2019
Camilleri, Lauren, author.
254 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Living with plants. Soil + fertilizer ; Water ; Light + temp ; Propagating ; Vessels ; Repotting ; Trouble in paradise ; Styling -- Foliage plants -- Succulents + Cacti -- Rare + unusual plants.
A beautiful and practical book on choosing and caring for over 100 easy-to-find houseplants, as well as inspiring plant styling advice and much more.

The Leaf Supply guide to creating your indoor jungle

December 4, 2019
Camilleri, Lauren, author.
Melbourne, Victoria : Smith Street Books, 2019.
254 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Foundations -- The plants -- Plant style -- The jungles.
This book is a luxurious guide to creating the very densest of jungles in your living room. It's time to finally turn that thumb green. With this stunningly photographed greenery-guide, anyone can master the art of making a living room thrive. When done correctly, curating any decent houseplant can be just as effective as hanging a beautiful work of art. After all, our green companions are known to be beneficial for mental health, for general health (being oxygenators) as well as being a key element of any well-balanced interior fit out. Lauren and Sophia run the wildly successful nursery and interior design store Leaf Supply, in Sydney, Australia. They wrote a beautifully designed book, by the same name, in 2018. Now, with Indoor Jungle, they explain (in laypersons' terms) how to best transform your house into a veritable greenhouse. In this sequel-of-sorts, Lauren and Sophia cast their plant-loving net far wider than simply fabulous Australian interiors, featuring jungle-y architecture from around the world! For each spread of beautifully verdant interiors, the duo breaks down how the foliage within is surviving (and thriving). Ablaze with jaw dropping photography, Indoor Jungle will deserve its own prominent place in your new, improved and jungle-ified living room.

Wild at home : how to style and care for beautiful plants

December 3, 2019
Carter, Hilton, 1979- author.
141 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Green in the home -- Styling with plants -- Living with plants -- Plant-care essentials.
Make your home a healthier and more beautiful place to be with Hilton Carter's inspirational ideas. Take a tour through Hilton's own apartment and other lush spaces, filled with a huge array of thriving plants, and learn all you need to know to create your own urban jungle.

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.

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