New Arrivals · Gardening

July 16, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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." --Amazon.com.

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.
©2019
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.
©2019
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.

The tree book : superior selections for landscapes, streetscapes, and gardens

May 3, 2019
Dirr, Michael, author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2019.
939 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- Why we wrote this book -- Origins of new shade and ornamental trees: the role of serendipity and breeding -- Provenance -- Tree sizes -- Cultivar names and trademarks -- A-Z trees.
"The Tree Book is the go-to reference to more than 2,400 species and cultivars, from two of the biggest names in horticulture... Each tree profile includes the common and botanical names along with details on foliage; flowers, seeds, fruits, and cones; native range; adaptability; and popular uses in landscapes."--Back cover.

The Hyde Park Garden Club, Cincinnati, Ohio : organized May 6, 1929 ; federated May, 1930.

May 3, 2019
Cincinnati, Ohio : Chas. F. Lotz, 1942?
10 pages ; 15 cm
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room, has blue cloth original wrappers.|5OC

Cool flowers : how to grow and enjoy long-blooming hardy annual flowers using cool weather techniques

May 2, 2019
Ziegler, Lisa Mason.
Pittsburgh, PA : St Lynn's Press, 2014.
146 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 19 cm
Introduction -- How flowers changed my life -- The life of a hardy annual -- When to plant -- Achieving healthy soil -- Flower-by-flower -- Starting from seed -- How to include hardy annuals in your garden -- Finishing touches for easy keeping -- And now ... the rewards! -- Getting the most and letting go -- Appendix. A: USDA hardiness zone map ; B: Index of flowers, zones and seed starting information ; C: Resources.
Presents simple techniques for an early spring garden of color profiling 30 hardy annual flowers.

The Greater Cincinnati Flower and Garden Show official show and year book : to be held in the Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio, March 18 to 26, 1933

May 2, 2019
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : [publisher not identified], c1933.
128 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room, has original wrappers.|5OC

Official program, twelfth National Flower and Garden Show : to be held in the Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio, March 7 to 15, 1931

May 2, 2019
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : [H. Burgheim], [1931]
128 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room, has original wrappers.|5OC
Co-operating organizations The Florists' Telegraph Delivery Association, The American Rose Society, The American Carnation Society, The American Sweet Pea Society, Chrysanthemum Society of America, Federated Garden Clubs, The Allied Florists' Association of Cincinnati and vicinity.

Countertop gardens : easily grow kitchen edibles indoors for year-round enjoyment

May 1, 2019
Levis, Shelley, 1972- author.
©2018
160 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Countertop garden methods -- Growing basics -- Best edibles for countertop gardens -- Countertop gardening devices -- Diy countertop gardening -- Troubleshooting.
"Whether you have a huge yard in a warm climate or a tiny apartment in a city with harsh winters, you can grow edibles year-round in the comfort and convenience of your own kitchen! Countertop Gardens will make you an expert in the world of indoor gardening, walking you through the challenges, benefits, and how-tos of growing inside and presenting the wide array of methods available. In addition to going over the pros and cons of a wide range of ready-made hydroponic, aquaponic, and vertical gardening systems, author Shelley Levis shows you how to make your own DIY setups--from simple space-saving container designs to more creative and complex soil-free solutions. No matter the size of your kitchen or your ambition, Countertop Gardens will help you make sure your favorite herbs, greens, fruits, and vegetables are within reach 365 days a year!"--Provided by publisher.

Managing pasture : a complete guide to building healthy pasture for grass-based meat & dairy animals

April 29, 2019
Strickler, Dale, author.
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, 2019.
vii, 279 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
What makes a pastured livestock operation profitable -- Why grazing plants behave the way they do -- How animals digest & utilize forage -- Improving pasture productivity: minerals, water, & sunlight -- Providing year-round grazing -- Determining a proper stocking rate -- Grazing systems & management -- Perennial warm-season grasses -- Perennial cool-season grasses, legumes & forbs -- Annual forages -- Silvopastures & browse plants -- Pasture fencing -- Developing drinking water -- Dealing with too much or too little water -- Beef & dairy cattle -- Sheep & goats -- Horses -- Swine & poultry -- Honey bees & other pollinators -- Wildlife -- Pastures, climate, water & people.

A way to garden : a hands-on primer for every season

April 29, 2019
Roach, Margaret, author.
©2019
319 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 26 cm

Healing houseplants : how to keep plants indoors for clean air, healthier skin, improved focus, and a happier life!

April 25, 2019
Polk, Michelle, author.
©2018
ix, 165 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Part I: Why you should care about plants and herbs. Houseplants for your health -- Why everyone should be taking herbs. Yes, even you -- Part II: My favorite plants to grow indoors. Aloe Vera -- Lavender -- Rosemary -- Chamomile -- Lemon tree -- Sage -- Dandelion -- Calendula -- Broccoli Sprouts -- Mint.
"What if the beautiful plants in your home could also become a part of your health routine? Houseplants add vibrancy to any home or office, but many also have significant health benefits you may not even know about. That aloe plant sitting on your window sill can be used as an ointment for scrapes, bruises, and sunburns. A chamomile plant--with its pretty display of white flowers--might be your cure for restless sleep and anxiety. A lavender plant will make your bathroom smell delightful, and can also be used as a stress relief medicinal. There are a number of houseplants that are easy to grow indoors and that reduce stress, increase productivity, speed up healing, lower depression, increase overall happiness, and filter our air from carcinogenic pollutants. Learn which plants have which health benefits and then find out how to care for them effectively in your home or office"-- Provided by publisher.

How to raise a plant and make it love you back

April 24, 2019
Doane, Morgan, author.
London : Laurence King Publishing, 2018.
112 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Green up your space -- Maintaining your collection -- Tools, materials, and troubleshooting -- Our favorite plants and how to care for them -- DIY projects -- Living with plants.
Aimed at a new generation of indoor gardening enthusiasts, this book is a perfect guide for anyone keen to see their plant offspring thrive. Gaining ground on food and pet photos on social media, plants have found popularity in the small home, and are being proclaimed the new stars of Instagram. This beautiful little book is ideal for the novice 'plant parent', providing tips on how to choose plants, where to place them, and above all how to care for them and keep them thriving.

GMOs decoded : a skeptic's view of genetically modified foods

April 24, 2019
Krimsky, Sheldon, author.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2019]
xxii, 191 pages ; 24 cm.
Series foreword -- Foreword / Marion Nestle -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Traditional plant breeding -- Molecular breeding -- Differences between traditional and molecular breeding and their significance for evaluating crops -- Early products in agricultural biotechnology -- Herbicide-resistant transgenic crops -- Disease-resistant transgenic crops -- Insect-resistant crops -- Genetic mechanisms and GMO risk assessment -- Contested viewpoints on the health and environmental effects of GMOs -- Labeling GMOs -- The 2016 National Academies study -- The promise and protests of golden rice -- Science studies and the GMO conflict -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Index.
Since they were introduced to the market in the 1990s, GMOs (genetically modified organisms, including genetically modified crops), have been subject to a barrage of criticism. Agriculture has welcomed this new technology, but public opposition has been loud and scientific opinion mixed. In this book, the author examines the controversies over GMOs - health and safety concerns, environmental issues, the implications for world hunger, and the scientific consensus (or lack of one). He explores the viewpoints of a range of GMO skeptics, from public advocacy groups and nongovernmental organizations to scientists with differing views on risk and environmental impact. The author explains the differences between traditional plant breeding and "molecular breeding" through genetic engineering (GE); describes early GMO products, including the infamous Flavr Savr tomato; and discusses herbicide-, disease-, and insect-resistant GE plants. he considers the different American and European approaches to risk assessment dueling scientific interpretations of plant genetics, and the controversy over labeling GMO products. he analyzes a key 2016 report from the National Academies of Sciences on GMO health effects and considers the controversy over biofortified rice (Golden Rice) - which some saw as a humanitarian project and others as an exercise in public relations. Do GMO crops hold promise or peril? By offering an accessible review of the risks and benefits of GMO crops, and a guide to the controversies over them, the author helps readers judge for themselves.

Happy orchid : help it flower, watch it flourish

April 18, 2019
Rittershausen, Sara, author.
©2018
144 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Includes index.
Find your plant -- The Basics. The world of orchids ; Choosing and buying plants ; Potting and planting ; Position and humidity ; Orchid care ; Repotting ; Propagating ; Pests and problems -- Orchid profiles. Top five ; Easy-care ; Weird and wonderful ; Beautifully simple display ideas ; Multi-plant display ideas ; Hanging display ideas.
"Make the flowers on your exquisite new orchid last, and help it rebloom after dormancy. Featuring care profiles for more than 125 varieties, Happy Orchid makes it easy to care for your plant with advice on where to position it, how to keep it flowering, when to water and fertilize it, and how often to repot it. With step-by-step instructions and tips for creating attractive displays, you will soon be an expert grower, inspired to fill your home with these exotic and beautiful flowers."--Back cover.

Growing heirloom flowers : bring the vintage beauty of heritage blooms to your modern garden

April 16, 2019
McLaughlin, Chris, 1964- author.
Minneapolis, MN : Cool Springs Press, 2018.
160 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Bold blooms for the cutting garden -- Flowers for fragrance -- The handcrafter's heirlooms -- Cottage classics.
"Heirloom flowers have stood the test of time. Prized for their beauty, scent, hardiness, or other star qualities, these vintage varieties continue to capture our imaginations and decorate our gardens long after they first came to be. In Growing Heirloom Flowers, author Christine McLaughlin takes you on a tour of these alluring blooms, covering the benefits, challenges, growing requirements, and everything else you need to know about more than forty heirloom flowers. Along the way, she offers tips, tricks, and creative projects for making the most of your heirloom garden, from arranging and preserving, to dyes, drinks, and more. With a wealth of information and stunning full-color photography, this book is the perfect guide to adding heirloom beauty to your life."-- Provided by publisher.

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