Back Home & Garden | May Newsletter

SelectReads News
Simple News Pro
  Home & Garden  
Weeds of North America

Richard Dickinson · University of Chicago Press
Pages: 656
Format: Paperback

"What is a weed," opined Emerson, "but a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered?" While that may be a worthy notion in theory, these plants of undiscovered virtue cause endless hours of toil for backyard gardeners. Wherever they take root, weeds compete for resources,...
Read More check catalog
Growing the Northeast Garden

Andrew Keys · Timber Press (OR)
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

Andrew Keys and Kerry Michaels divulge how to grow all-year ornamental gardens specifically suited for the Northeast. Learn the region's myriad climates, geography, soils, and other distinct influences - and how to work with them. Follow the specially compiled A-Z plant guide to find...
Read More check catalog
Powerful Perennials: Enduring Flower Gardens That Thrive in Any Climate

Nedra Secrist · Hobble Creek Press, an imprint of Cedar Fort, Inc.
Pages: 261
Format: Print book

Create your own personal paradise with a garden full of easy-to-care-for, long-lasting perennial blooms! This comprehensive guide to growing your dream garden will teach you how to pick the best perennial plants for your soil, sunlight, and climate conditions. Keep your garden blooming...
Read More check catalog
The Complete Houseplant Book: Identifying, Choosing And Maintaining Plants For Your Home, With An A-Z Directory And Over 600 Photographs

Peter McHoy · Southwater

Expert advice on choosing the best plant for the different rooms in your home, with a guide to 350 species, and practical care and maintenance.,
Read More check catalog
Deep-Rooted Wisdom: Stories and Skills from Generations of Gardeners

Augustus Jenkins Farmer · Workman Pub Co
Pages: 248
Format: Paperback

Who taught you to garden? In the past, gardening knowledge was handed down from generation to generation. The essential skills necessary to create productive, beautiful gardens were passed from teacher to student and parent to child. Today that chain of wisdom has been broken and some of the old skills...
Read More check catalog
The Art of Hummingbird Gardening: How to Make Your Backyard into a Beautiful Home for Hummingbirds

Mathew Tekulsky · Skyhorse Publishing

This book is devoted solely to hummingbird gardening and is a practical guide to cultivating flowers and other plants that will attract the hummingbirds of North America to your home and garden. You will be able to grow flowers in profusion and provide nectar for these smallest of birds,...
Read More check catalog
Apples of Uncommon Character: Heirlooms, Modern Classics, and Little-Known Wonders

Rowan Jacobsen · Bloomsbury USA; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

In his classic A Geography of Oysters, Rowan Jacobsen forever changed the way America talks about its best bivalve. Now he does the same for our favorite fruit, showing us that there is indeed life beyond Red Delicious--and even Honeycrisp. While supermarkets limit their offerings to a few waxy...
Read More check catalog
Gardens in Detail: 100 Contemporary Designs

Emma Reuss · Monacelli Pr
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Explore 100 gardens from around the world with this illustrated guide to the design elements of each - from historical style to planting and landscape design. This comprehensive reference offers gardens from many periods of history - Islamic, Renaissance, English Landscape, Arts &...
Read More check catalog
The Speedy Vegetable Garden

Mark Diacono · Timber Press
Pages: 207
Format: Paperback

Typically, vegetable gardening is about the long view peas sown in spring arent harvested until summer, and tomatoes started indoors in February cant be eaten until July. But its not true for all plants. Some things can be planted and eaten in weeks, days, even hours.The Speedy Vegetable...
Read More check catalog