New Arrivals · Gardening

January 17, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.

The urban farmer : growing food for profit on leased and borrowed land

October 3, 2018
Stone, Curtis, 1979- author.
xxii, 265 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Foreword / Diego Footer -- A Farm in the City. Why urban farming ; Connecting the dots : an urban farmer's place in the community ; Quick breakdown of economics -- A Viable Farming Business on 1/2 Acre or Less. The zones of your farm and your life ; Crops better suited for the city ; Introduction to urban infrastructure ; Start-up farm models -- The Business of Urban Farming. Starting small ; Market streams ; Working with chefs ; Labor ; Software and organization ; Self-promotion ; Finance options -- Finding the Right Site. Scouting for land ; Urban, suburban and peri-urban land ; Multiple or single-plot farming ; Urban soil ; Land agreements and leases ; Urban pests -- Building Your Farm, One Site at a Time. Turning a lawn into a farm plot ; Choosing a site ; Garden layout ; The perimeter ; Irrigation -- Infrastructure and Equipment. Base of operations ; Tools ; Special growing areas ; Inexpensive season extension ; Transportation -- Operations. Work smarter not harder ; Harvesting ; Post-harvest processing ; Portioning and packing -- Production Systems. Beds for production ; Planting ; Microgreens ; Extending the season -- Basic Crop Planning. Determine your outcome ; The base plan -- Crops for the Urban Farmer. Parting words.
"There are 43 million acres of lawns in North America. In their current form, these unproductive expanses of grass represent a significant financial and environmental cost--but they can also be seen as a tremendous source of opportunity. Access to land is a major barrier for many people who want to enter the agricultural sector, and urban and suburban yards have huge potential for would-be farmers wanting to become part of this growing movement. With only a small capital investment, and without the need to own land, you can become part of this growing movement. The Urban Farmer will help you learn the crops, techniques, and business strategies you need to make a good living growing food intensively right in your own backyard. Growing food in the city means that fresh crops may travel only a few blocks from field to table, making this approach the next logical step in the local food movement. Based on a scalable business model, The Urban Farmer is your guide to minimizing risk and maximizing profit by using intensive production, and making a good living growing high-yield, high-value crops right in your own backyard (or someone else's)"--Back cover.

River, reaper, rail : agriculture and identity in Ohio's Mad River Valley, 1795-1885

October 1, 2018
Thoresen, Timothy H. H. (Timothy Hans Hale), 1944- author.
Akron, Ohio : The University of Akron Press, 2018.
xi, 279 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.

A song for the river

September 17, 2018
Connors, Philip, author.
227 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
A prayer to the raven -- A hummingbird's kiss -- Birthday for the next forest -- The navel of the world -- A song for the river -- Catechism for a fire lookout.
"From one of the last working fire lookouts comes this sequel to the award-winning Fire Season--a story of calamity and resilience in the world's first Wilderness.A dozen years into his dream job keeping watch over the Gila National Forest of New Mexico, Philip Connors bore witness to the blaze he had always feared: a megafire that forced him off his mountain by helicopter, and forever changed the forest and watershed he loved. It was one of many transformations that arrived in quick succession, not just fire and flood, but the death of a fellow lookout in a freak accident and a tragic plane crash that rocked the community he called home. Beginning as an elegy for a friend he cherished like a brother, A Song for the River opens into a chorus of voices singing in celebration of a landscape redolent with meaning--and the river that runs through it, whose waters are threatened by a potential dam. The ways of water and the ways of fire, the lines tragedy carves on a life, the persistent renewal of green shoots sprouting from ash: these are the subjects of A Song for the River. Its argument on behalf of things wild and free could not be more timely; the goal is nothing less than permanent protection for that rarest of things in the American West, a free-flowing river--the sinuous and gorgeous Gila."--Amazon

The self-sufficient life and how to live it

September 5, 2018
Seymour, John, 1914-2004, author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2018.
408 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Includes index.
"All material in this book is taken from "The New Complete Book of Self-Suffiency" and "The New Self-Suffient Gardener"--Colophon.
Describes how to live in harmony with the planet independently, and presents information on raising crops and livestock, making homemade food staples and household items, and using natural forms of energy.

Seasons at the farm : year-round celebrations at the Elliott homestead

August 14, 2018
Elliott, Shaye, author.
Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, [2018]
xix, 275 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.

Backyard homesteading

August 14, 2018
Toht, David, author.
Mount Joy, PA : Creative Homeowner, [2018]
311 pages ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Getting started -- Raising vegetables and herbs -- Growing fruits, berries, and nuts -- Raising chickens -- Raising goats -- Beekeeping -- Harvest home.
"Teaches readers how to raise and process their own homemade food and other goods, from vegetables, herbs, and fruit trees to eggs, goat milk, and soap. Includes tips for designing homesteads and building simple backyard projects"--Provided by publisher.

Hypertufa containers : creating and planting an alpine trough garden

August 7, 2018
Chips, Lori, author.
224 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Getting enchanted -- The mechanics of trough making -- The art of trough making: sand molds -- Soil for troughs -- Planting your trough -- Placing troughs in the garden -- Genuine tufa rock and how to use it -- Plants appropriate for troughs -- Planting styles -- Assorted wisdoms.

Bring the outside in : the essential guide to cacti, succulents, planters and terrariums

July 30, 2018
Bradley, Valerie, author.
London : Bantam Press, 2016.
62 pages : color illistrations ; 19 cm
With stunning photography and expert step-by-step tips, Bring The Outside In reveals everything you need to know to help your plants thrive, from dramatic statement foliage and miniature citrus trees to table-top terrariums and hanging planters. With chapters on orchids, cacti, herb gardens and chilli plants, your home will be flourishing in no time.

The book of seeds : a life-size guide to six hundred species from around the world

July 10, 2018
656 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
Includes indexes.
What is a seed? -- How did seed plants evolve? -- Seeds & humans -- Seed conservation -- Plant diversity & why it matters -- Seed-bearing plants -- Cycadophyta -- Ginkophyta & gnetophyta -- Pinophyta -- Magnoliophyta.
"The Book of Seeds takes readers through six hundred of the world's seed species, revealing their extraordinary beauty and rich diversity. Each page pairs a beautifully composed photo of a seed -- life-size, and, in some cases, enlarged to display fine detail-- with a short description, a map showing distribution, and information on conservation status. The whole spectrum of seeds is covered here. There are prolific species like corn and less widely distributed species, like the brilliant blue seeds of the traveler's palm or the bird of paradise flower, aptly named for its distinctive orange coiffure. There are tiny seeds and seeds weighing up to forty pounds. And while seeds in all their shapes, sizes, and colors grant us sustenance, there are even some we would be wise to treat with caution, such as the rosary pea, whose seeds are considered more toxic than ricin."--Dust jacket.

Science and sustainable agriculture

July 10, 2018
Netzley, Patricia D., author.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Science and the sustainability movement -- Promoting biodiversity -- Fighting pests -- Livestock practices -- Sustainable agriculture and climate.
Sustainable agriculture is essential to meeting the future food needs of a growing global population while also keeping the planet healthy. Toward that end, scientists are working to develop new tools and technologies for combatting pests, promoting biodiversity, and enhancing other sustainable agricultural practices.

Charleston : city of gardens

July 9, 2018
Cameron, Louisa Pringle, 1953- author.
Columbia, South Carolina : University of South Carolina Press, [2018]
xiii, 162 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), plans ; 32 cm

The guide to humane critter control : natural, nontoxic pest solutions to protect your yard and garden

July 3, 2018
Rooney, Theresa, 1959- author.
143 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Identifying pests -- A healthy garden repels pests -- Selecting effective products and methods for pest control -- Attracting beneficial insects and animals -- Organic insect control -- Organic and humane animal control -- Organic and humane control for pets and human pests.
"It takes a lot of work and a fair amount of money to grow a garden, and a top fear of every gardener is having their investment wiped out by deer, rabbits, and insect invaders. The Guide to Humane Critter Control is filled with clever ways to be proactive and stop pests from feasting on the bounty you've been working on all season. The Guide to Humane Critter Control shows many ways to incorporate protective barriers without ruining your sight lines, outsmart the invaders using insect behavior, use scent to your advantage, and more. With methods and products that are not only kind to wildlife and insects but also healthier for children and pets, this is the blueprint for creating a safe backyard for play, beauty, and healthy fresh-grown foods."

The foodscape revolution : finding a better way to make space for food and beauty in your garden

June 28, 2018
Arthur, Brie, author.
Pittsburgh, PA : St. Lynns Press, 2017.
189 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes index.
The model. Anatomy of a foodscape ; Creating a foodscape framework : the ornamentals ; Just add edibles ; What to plant : veggies & herbs ; What to plant : fruits, nuts, berries & grains ; Foodscape basic care & maintenance -- Foodscaping projects. Foodie fire pit ; Property screen meadow ; Edible neighborhood entryway ; Patio pots ; Alternative growing systems -- Yard to table. Harvesting, preserving & processing ; Recipes ; a few last words.
"Once upon a time, veggie gardens lived in the backyard, isolated from the rest of the landscape. that's so yesterday! Welcome to a whole new world of food gardening--right up front, sharing space with your ornamental plants for year-round, knockout beauty and function ... in a way that even homeowners associations (HOAs) would approve."--Back cover.

Harvest your own lumber : how to fell, saw, dry and mill wood

June 28, 2018
English, John, 1959-
Fresno, CA : Linden Publishing, [2015]
viii, 131 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Includes index.

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