New Arrivals · Gardening

March 22, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Farm and grass seed manual

March 21, 2019
J. Chas. McCullough Seed Co.
Cincinnati, 1950.
148 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Copy in Genealogy & Local History, Cincinnati Room, is housed in green and brown tuxedo box and is in its original green paper wrappers.

Container gardener's handbook : pots, techniques, and projects to transform any space

March 5, 2019
Tophill, Frances, author.
160 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"First published in Great Britain in 2017 by Kyle Books"--Title page verso.
"BBC Gardeners' World presenter Frances Tophill provides forty-one step-by-step projects for creative and sustainable container gardens. She covers a range of different planting schemes and types of container, from urns and troughs to chimney stacks and hanging baskets. Frances offers expert advice on what to grow and how to grow it, from bonsai, bulbs, and bamboo to tumbling and creeping plants and flowers"--Page 4 of cover.

The essential aromatherapy garden : growing and using scented plants and herbs

March 4, 2019
Lawless, Julia, author.
Charlottesville, VA : Hampton Roads Publishing Company, 2019.
176 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
First published by Kyle Cathie Ltd. in 2001.
The history of scented gardens -- Aromatic herbs for health & cooking -- A perfumery & aromatherapy border -- Fragrant exotica & container plants -- Secrets from the still room -- Planning an aromatherapy garden -- Aromatherapy plant portraits.

The organic no-till farming revolution : high-production methods for small-scale farmers

February 28, 2019
Mefferd, Andrew, author.
Gabriola Island, BC, Canada : New Society Publishers, [2019]
xii, 323 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"The Organic No-Till Farming Revolution is the no-till chemical-free growing roadmap, showing how no-till lowers barriers to starting a small farm, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, increases efficiency and profitability, and promotes soil health. This hands-on manual is specifically written for natural and small-scale farmers."-- Provided by publisher.

Living with air plants : a beginner's guide to growing and displaying Tillandsia

February 26, 2019
Lesseig, Ryan, author.
96 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Originally published in Japanese in 2016.
Includes index.
Living with Air Plants is the perfect introduction to the world of Tillandsia and the many ways they can be used to design and upgrade your home or work space. It is the work of a prominent horticulturist and a design, lifestyle and gardening expert from Japan, and displays a wonderful Japanese design aesthetic and attention to detail. These endearing plants are friendly to seasoned gardeners and beginners alike, and easy to grow and care for, once you know how. This reference and growing guide covers over 100 different Tillandsia varities, and gives you all the information you need to select your plants and make them thrive.

The PW proven winners garden book : simple plans, picture-perfect plants, and expert advice for creating a gorgeous garden

February 20, 2019
Clausen, Ruth Rogers, 1938- author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2019.
187 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
A winning garden: mastering the basics -- From the ground up: a guide to landscape gardening -- Concentrated color: a guide to containers.

Mini meadows : grow a little patch of colorful flowers anywhere around your yard

February 20, 2019
Lizotte, Mike, author.
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, 2019.
141 pages : color illustratins ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Meadow planning 101 -- Digging in -- Autumn and beyond -- Meadows with a purpose -- Planting for pollinators.

Seasonal flower arranging : fill your home with blooms, branches, and foraged materials all year round

February 19, 2019
Chezar, Ariella, author.
California : Ten Speed Press, [2019]
xvi, 204 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"This lavishly photographed book from renowned floral designer Ariella Chezar provides step-by-step instructions for 39 seasonal floral arrangements and projects that celebrate the splendor of flowers, the bounty of the changing seasons, and the wild beauty of nature in your home. Just as fruits and vegetables taste best when they are harvested locally and seasonally, flowers that are picked close to home and at their peak reflect a true connection to time and place. Nature does not deliver its harvest all at once -- each season has its stars and Ariella Chezar, author of The Flower Workshop, shows you how to make the most of them. Seasonal Flower Arranging follows Mother Nature's lead to create dazzling arrangements from the distinctive gifts of the changing seasons, from a charming spring bouquet for Mother's Day to a bold garland for a summer wedding, and from a bounteous Thanksgiving table to a wintery holiday wreath. There are arrangements for seasonal holidays, special occasions, or just everyday life featuring tulips, roses, peonies, dahlias, and other flowers that are easily found at farmers' markets, local shops, or grown in your own backyard. The book includes detailed instructions on how to re-create 39 floral designs, plus the inspiration and techniques to allow you to create your own original art out of nature." -- Provided by publisher.

Beginner gardening step by step : a visual guide to yard and garden basics.

February 11, 2019
255 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Getting started -- Flowers & foliage -- Lawns -- Climbers -- Shrubs -- Grasses -- Small trees -- Vegetables -- Herbs -- Fruit -- Practicalities.
"Provides the basics you need to get your green space under control and keep it that way. Plus lots of simple garden ideas you can do yourself. With step-by-step photographs."--Back cover.

Shrubs : discover the perfect plant for every place in your garden

February 7, 2019
McIndoe, Andrew, 1956- author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2018.
333 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
A few good reasons to plant your garden with shrubs -- Choosing the right shrub, planting, and care -- Shrubs for challenging growing conditions -- Shrubs for restricted planting spaces -- Shrubs with desirable characteristics.

Practical cactus & succulent book

February 7, 2019
Bailey, Fran, author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2019.
224 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Pruning simplified : a visual guide to 50 trees and shrubs

February 6, 2019
Bradley, Steve, 1949- author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2019.
192 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"This useful guide offers expert advice on the best tools for the pruning, specific details on when to prune, and clear instructions on how to prune. Profiles of the 50 most popular trees and shrubs--including azaleas, camellias, clematis, hydrangeas, and more--includes illustrated, easy-to-follow instructions that will ensure you make the right cut the first time."--Publisher's description.

The kitchen garden

February 6, 2019
Buckingham, Alan, author.
New York, New York : DK, 2019.
352 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Presents a gardening guide that provides month-to-month advice on increasing the amount and variety of produce that can be grown in a kitchen garden and reducing the money spent on buying fruits and vegetables in the supermarket.

The inspired houseplant : transform your home with indoor plants from kokedama to terrariums to water gardens to edibles

January 28, 2019
Stearns, Jen, author.
Seattle, WA : Sasquatch Books, [2019]
192 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Plant basics -- Plant guide -- Plant projects -- Plant style.
The ultimate go-to guide for aspiring indoor gardeners, this book offers inspiration and instruction to envision and create your own gorgeous in-home garden spaces. With plentiful images and a distinctly modern and sophisticated feel, this book imparts both easy-to-follow advice and creative garden-design inspiration. Whether you are looking to pick a statement plant for your living room, create a terrarium centerpiece, or arrange an artful display of air plants, this book will provide the tools you need. And like the garden spaces it will inspire, the book will be a piece of art to display. You'll be tempted to thumb through it again and again--for both resource and relaxation. Includes: -Plant Basics: beginner-friendly plant care info -Plant Guide: profiles of popular indoor plants -Plant Projects: fun, easy projects with major wow factor (including trending designs like terrariums, air plants, marimo and other underwater gardens, kokedama, mounted staghorn ferns, and edible herbs) -Plant Style: ways to use plants in interior design for every style from Desert Boho to Midcentury Modern.

Gardening scrapbook

January 16, 2019
[Dayton, Ohio?] : [producer not identified] , [1866-1879]
1 volume (unpaged) ; 40 cm
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room has original brown cloth binding over leatherette spine. Gold lettering on spine. Paper with phrase "Old letters in this book" glued to back cover.
"From the steam job printing establishment of the daily and weekly Commercial, Fourth & Race Streets: Cincinnati"--Inside back cover.
A portage book that was re-purposed as a scrapbook containing a collection of various articles about gardening clipped from newspapers. Many articles were clipped from Cincinnati newspapers and were published in the 1870s. The scrapbook was possibly compiled by the gardening club Dayton Horticulturalists. The portage book was for the Steamboat Myrtle and documented the passenger lists for trips that occurred in 1866 between Evansville, Indiana and Vicksburg, Mississippi. The portage book was kept by Ed C. Edwards who clerked on the boat.

All new square foot gardening : more projects, new solutions, grow vegetables anywhere

December 12, 2018
Bartholomew, Mel, author.
272 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Urban farming : sustainable city living in your backyard, in your community, and in the world

December 4, 2018
Fox, Thomas J., author.
Mount Joy, PA : Fox Chapel Publishing, [2018]
415 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Feeding our cities -- Marching to sustainability on our stomachs -- Toward an urban farming future -- Starting your farm -- The dirt on dirt (and other substrates) -- Vegetable matters -- Perennial favorites -- Plant management -- Urban livestock.

Creating sanctuary : sacred garden spaces, plant-based medicine, and daily practices to achieve happiness and well-being

December 3, 2018
Bloom, Jessi, author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2018.
235 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Introduction: coming home to yourself -- Creating sacred space. Envisioning your sanctuary ; Common elements of sacred spaces ; Five steps to creating your sanctuary gardent -- Botanical alchemy. Fifty sacred plants for the sanctuary garden ; Plant spirit medicine: plants as our allies ; Growing your own apothecary -- Nurturing self: healthy body, mind, and soul. You body as sanctuary: caring for your personal ecosystem ; Mind and soul: finding clarity and comfort ; Daily sanctuary: practices and rituals.
We all need a personal sanctuary where we can be in harmony with the natural world and can nurture our bodies, minds, and souls. And this sanctuary doesn't have to be a far-away destination--it can be in your own backyard. In Creating Sanctuary, Jessi Bloom taps into multiple sources of traditional plant wisdom to help find a deeper connection to the outdoor space you already have--no matter the size. Equal parts inspirational and practical, this engaging guide includes tips on designing a healing space, plant profiles for 50 sacred plants, recipes that harness the medicinal properties of plants, and simple instructions for daily rituals and practices for self-care. Hands-on, inspiring, and beautiful, Creating Sanctuary is a must-have for finding new ways to revitalize our lives. -- Publisher's description.

The community food forest handbook : how to plan, organize, and nurture edible gathering places

November 29, 2018
Bukowski, Catherine, author.
White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, [2018]
x, 257 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"Fueled by the popularity of permaculture and agroecology, community food forests are capturing the imaginations of people in neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the United States. Along with community gardens and farmers markets, community food forests are an avenue toward creating access to nutritious food and promoting environmental sustainability where we live. Interest in installing them in public spaces is on the rise. People are the most vital component of community food forests, but while we know more than ever about how to design food forests, the ways in which to best organize and lead groups of people involved with these projects has received relatively little attention. In The Community Food Forest Handbook, Catherine Bukowski and John Munsell dive into the civic aspects of community food forests, drawing on observations, group meetings, and interviews at over 20 projects across the country and their own experience creating and managing a food forest. They combine the stories and strategies gathered during their research with concepts of community development and project management to outline steps for creating lasting public food forests that positively impact communities. Rather than rehash food forest design, which classic books such as Forest Gardening and Edible Forest Gardens address in great detail, The Community Food Forest Handbook uses systems thinking and draws on social change theory to focus on how to work with diverse groups of people when conceiving of, designing, and implementing a community food forest. To find practical ground, the authors use management phases to highlight the ebb and flow of community capitals from a project s inception to its completion. They also explore examples of positive feedbacks that are often unexpected but offer avenues for enhancing the success of a community food forest. The Community Food Forest Handbook provides readers with helpful ideas for building and sustaining momentum, working with diverse public and private stakeholders, integrating assorted civic interests and visions within one project, creating safe and attractive sites, navigating community policies, positively affecting public perception, and managing site evolution and adaptation. Its concepts and examples showcase the complexities of community food forests, highlighting the human resilience of those who learn and experience what is possible when they collaborate on a shared vision for their community"--Provided by publisher.

Root, nurture, grow : the essential guide to propagating and sharing houseplants

November 15, 2018
Langton, Caro, author.
London : Quadrille, 2018.
206 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Beginning -- Rooting -- Cuttings -- Plant propagation table -- Division & grafting -- Runners, offsets & suckers -- Layering -- Tropical seedlings -- Cultivating.

Ground rules : 100 easy lessons for growing a more glorious garden

November 15, 2018
Frey, Kate, 1960- author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Planning your paradise -- The joy of plants -- The real dirt -- Be wise with water -- How to be a good garden parent -- Birds, bees, and butterflies -- A garden of earthly delights.

Terrain : ideas and inspiration for decorating the home and garden

November 8, 2018
367 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes index.
Provides suggestions for container gardening, wreaths from natural materials, flower arrangements using wild items, and holiday decorations, and considers possibilities for each of the seasons as well as for Christmastime.

The new organic grower : a master's manual of tools and techniques for the home and market gardener

October 30, 2018
Coleman, Eliot, 1938- author.
White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, [2018]
xi, 288 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Originally published in 1989.
"Inspired by the European intensive growers, [this book] offers a very approachable and productive form of farming that has proven to work well for the earth and its stewards for centuries. Gardeners working on 2.5 acres or less will find this book especially useful, as it offers proof that small-scale market growers and serious home gardeners can live good lives close to the land and make a profit at the same time."-- Provided by publisher.

Gardenlust : a botanical tour of the world's best new gardens

October 9, 2018
Woods, Christopher, 1953- author.
414 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
A pictorial tour of the world's most innovative new gardens includes the Tree Museum in Rapperswill, Switzerland; the Aloe Farm in Hartbeespoort, South Africa; Ichiyaga Forest in Tokyo, Japan; and Mordecai Children's Garden in Denver, Colorado.


October 3, 2018
Slade, Naomi, author.
236 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
First published in the United Kingdom in 2018 by Pavilion.
The history and botany of dahlias -- Romantic -- Fabulous and funky -- Dramatic and daring --Classic and elegant -- Growing and care.
The dahlia is a fabulous cutting flower for the home garden. Cut one bloom, and ten more appear on the plant. Blooming late summer to the first frost of autumn, this native of Mexico provides explosions of color in home gardens.

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