New Arrivals · Gardening

May 15, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.

Starting & saving seeds : grow the perfect vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers for your garden

April 16, 2019
Thompson-Adolf, Julie, 1966- author.
Minneapolis, MN : Cool Springs Press, 2018.
160 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- Part I: How to start, grow, and save seeds. Getting started ; Starting seeds ; From seedlings to plants to saving seeds -- Part II: Meet the plants. Fruits and vegetables ; Herbs and flowers.
"Are you ready to become a seed-starting and -saving champion? Author and gardening expert Julie Thompson-Adolf will walk you through every step of the journey, making the entire process a joy. In this book you'll find: Extensive plant entries that cover all the most popular vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers; Tips and hints, such as how to encourage stubborn seeds to germinate; Lists to help you find the best plants to add to your garden, whether you want heirloom tomatoes for hot, humid climates or a rainbow of eggplants; Simple DIY projects to aid your seed-starting and -saving adventure; And much more! Whether you're an experienced gardner new to seed starting and saving or a brand-new grower, you'll soon have health, productive, beautiful plants for your garden"--Page 4 of cover.

Vertical vegetables : simple projects that deliver more yield in less space

April 16, 2019
Andrychowicz, Amy, 1973- author.
©2018
192 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Introduction: why grow vertically? -- Vertical gardening basics -- Choosing what to grow and caring for vertical gardens -- Trellises and other structures -- Living walls and hanging gardens -- Planters and towers.
"Vertical Gardening is the secret to making the most of your space; when you grow upward rather than outward, you will double or triple the yield from your small-space garden. In Vertical Vegetables, author Amy Andrychowicz shows you a thing or two about growing up. Bigger yields per square foot may be the main reason for vertical growing, but vertical gardens also offer opportunities that go beyond the purely functional--they can be beautiful, too! Vertical Gardening is a beautiful project book which is your key to more garden produce, and improved outdoor living in any space, from tiny and urban, to large and sprawling."--Provided by publisher.

How to houseplant : a beginner's guide to making and keeping plant friends

April 15, 2019
Rodino, Heather, author.
New York : Sterling, [2019]
xiii, 178 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
"Cultivating houseplants is more popular than ever, and this fun, gifty guide introduces you to one of today's hottest retro activities! Heather Rodino offers a colorfully illustrated overview of caring for your indoor garden, profiling 50 of the most popular houseplants, from succulents to tropical foliage. Her accessible advice, tips, and lists will give novices the confidence they need to begin nurturing their own collection."--Publisher's description.

Gardentopia : design basics for creating beautiful outdoor spaces

April 15, 2019
Johnsen, Jan, author.
New York, NY : The Countryman Press, A division of W. W. Norton & Company, [2019]
286 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes index.

Gardening under lights : the complete guide for indoor growers

April 12, 2019
Halleck, Leslie F., author.
©2018
245 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Why plants need light -- How plants respond to light -- Measuring light -- Grow lamps -- Managing your environment -- Common pests and diseases -- Propagation and plant care -- Edible plants -- Ornamental plants.
"Gardening Under Lights is a highly-detailed, accessible guide for seed starters, plant collectors, houseplant fans, and anyone who wants to successfully garden indoors any time of the year. You'll learn the basics of photosynthesis, the science of light, how to accurately measure how much light a plant needs, and details about the most up-to-date tools and gear available. Also included are tips and techniques for helping ornamental plants (like orchids, succulents, bonsai, and more) and edible plants (arugula, cannabis, oregano, tomatoes, and more) thrive indoors"-- Provided by publisher.

No-waste kitchen gardening : regrow your leftover greens, stalks, seeds, and more

April 12, 2019
Elzer-Peters, Katie, author.
©2018
127 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
No-waste kitchen gardening-how it works and how to do it -- Regrow roots and underground stems in soil -- Regrow stems and modified stems in soil -- Grow seeds in soil and water -- Regrow whole plants and stems in water.
"No-Waste Kitchen Gardening is a fun and colorful exploration of the amazing results you can get by re-growing vegetable cutoffs and scraps into harvestable, edible plants. Stop tossing your carrot stumps, loose cilantro sprigs, lettuce and cabbage stalks, and apple cores in the trash! The expert advice in No-Waste Kitchen Gardening, gives you all the instruction and tricks you'll need to grow and re-propagate produce from food waste. You'll be astonished at how much food waste you can re-grow. You'll also find some helpful general information about growing indoors and maintaining your re-grown plants. Two-part photo instructions show first what the root, chunk seed, or leaf should look like when you re-plant it, and second, when to harvest or re-plant it in soil to continue growing." -- Provided by publisher.

Practical houseplant book

April 12, 2019
Bailey, Fran, author.
New York : Dorling Kindersley Publishing, 2018.
224 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"Choose well, display creatively, nurture & maintain, 175 plant profiles"--Page [one] of cover.
Learn how to choose which plants to use where, care for your houseplants to keep them healthy, and use plants to best effect in your home, with trusted advice, creative inspiration, strong visual aesthetic, and practical step-by-step detail. 175 plant profiles provide information and care instructions for a wide variety of plants, including ferns, orchids, and succulents, while a dozen step-by-step photographic projects offer exciting ideas for using plants to decorate your home or greenhouse--from eye-catching terrariums to a living succulent wall to a floating kokedama "string garden." With information on plant care, propagation, pests and diseases, pruning, and problem-solving, The Practical Houseplant Book is the essential guide for indoor gardeners.--Amazon.com.

Gardening with biochar : supercharge your soil with bioactivated charcoal

April 11, 2019
Cox, Jeff, 1940- author.
©2019
127 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
What is biochar? -- Making biochar -- Inoculate your biochar -- Using biochar in the garden.
"Bio-activated charcoal--called biochar--is the new darling of organic gardeners, embraced for its outstanding abilities to enrich the soil and improve plant growth. Gardening with Biochar is the first comprehensive guide to understanding, making, and using it effectively in the home garden. In this highly accessible handbook, long-time garden writer Jeff Cox explains what biochar is and provides detailed instructions for how it can be made from wood or other kinds of plant material, along with specific guidelines for using it to enrich soil, prevent erosion, and enhance plant growth. Now widely available at garden centers, biochar is also being lauded for its ability to sequester carbon in the soil, making it good for the health of the planet, as well as the plants."--Provided by publisher.

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