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The Beginner's Guide to Building a Garden One Project at a Time: 326 Fast, Easy, Affordable Ways to Transform Your Yard

Sally Roth · Timber Press
Pages: 284
Format: Print book

A fresh approach and simple way to transform your yard! The prospect of revamping a yard is daunting. Where do you start? How do all the various areas come together in a beautiful, cohesive way? The Beginner's Guide to Starting a Garden simplifies the process by showing you how to spend...
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Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style

Joseph Tychonievich · Timber Press
Pages: 295
Format: Print book

Rediscover a classic garden technique! Rock gardening - the art of growing alpines and other miniature plants in the company of rocks in order to recreate the look of a rugged mountaintop - has been surging in popularity. Time and space constraints, chronic drought in the American West,...
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Country Living Cottage Gardens

Toby Musgrave · Hearst Books
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

There's no garden more evocative than a cottage garden, and no experts more knowledgeable about how to devise the perfect design than leading horticulture authority Toby Musgrave and the editors at Country Living. Musgrave reveals, with the help of outstanding images by award-winning...
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How to Build a Skyscraper

JOHN HILL · Firefly Books
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

An architectural expert tours 46 of the world's most significant skyscrapers. This distinctive book is the most comprehensive collection of modern skyscrapers published in the last 20 years. Skyscrapers have been piercing the clouds since the end of the nineteenth century but today's...
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Popular Mechanics How to Fix Anything: Essential Home Repairs Anyone Can Do

POPULAR MECHANICS. · Hearst
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

For any home repair, big or small, homeowners can turn to this practical and portable reference. Got a squeaky floor or a rattling door? Is your grout a color you don't recognize anymore? From quick fixes like linking broken chains and patching drywall to more involved projects like replacing...
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Life in the Garden

PENELOPE LIVELY · Viking
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

From the Booker Prize winner and national bestselling author, reflections on gardening, art, literature, and lifePenelope Lively takes up her key themes of time and memory, and her lifelong passions for art, literature, and gardening in this philosophical and poetic memoir. From the courtyards...
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Life Without Plastic: The Practical Step-by-Step Guide to Avoiding Plastic to Keep Your Family and the Planet Healthy

JAY SINHA · Page Street Publishing
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

After the birth of their son, Jay Sinha and Chantal Plamondon set out on a journey to eliminate plastic baby bottles as the Canadian government moved to ban BPA. When they found it was difficult to procure glass baby bottles, Jay and Chantal made it their mission to not only find glass...
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The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife

Nancy Lawson · Princeton Architectural Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

In this eloquent plea for compassion and respect for all species, journalist and gardener Nancy Lawson describes why and how to welcome wildlife to our backyards. Through engaging anecdotes and inspired advice, profiles of home gardeners throughout the country, and interviews with scientists...
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Glorious Shade: Dazzling Plants, Design Ideas, and Proven Techniques for Your Shady Garden

Jenny Rose Carey · Timber Press
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Turn a shady yard into a sumptuous gardenShade is one of the most common garden situations homeowner's have, but with the right plant knowledge, you can triumph over challenging areas and learn to embrace shade as an opportunity instead of an obstacle. Glorious Shade celebrates the benefits...
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Handpicked: Simple, Sustainable, and Seasonal Flower Arrangements

INGRID CAROZZI · HARRY N ABRAMS
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

Brooklyn-based florist Ingrid Carozzi reveals her secrets for creating flower arrangements that are modern, original, and organic in style. Organized by season, the book presents simple step-by-step instruction (how to measure, cut, and place each bloom) for making more than 35 arrangements....
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Decks

David Toht · Taunton Press
Pages: 234
Format: Paperback

Building a deck is one of the most popular outdoor projects for home DIYers. The job takes time and effort, but if you have some basic carpentry skills and the right tools, and you work slowly, carefully, and safely, you can produce a great-looking deck that you can be proud of. Author...
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Hot Color, Dry Garden: Inspiring Designs and Vibrant Plants for Year-Round Beauty

NAN STERMAN · Timber Press
Pages: 324
Format: Paperback

Dry weather defines the southwest, and it's getting dryer. A water becomes more precious, our gardens suffer. If we want to keep gardening, we need to revolutionize our plant choices and garden practices. Hot Color, Dry Garden provides home gardeners wit a joyful, color-filled way to exuberantly...
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Remodelista: The Organized Home: Simple, Stylish Storage Ideas for All Over the House

Julie Carlson · Artisan
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Buy fewer (and better) things. Store like with like. Get rid of the plastic. Display - don't stash - your belongings. Let go of your inner perfectionist and remember that rooms are for living. These are a few of the central principles behind Remodelista: The Organized Home, the new book...
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Joinery

Taunton Press · The Taunton Press
Pages: 219
Format: Print book

MASTER THE ESSENTIAL WOOD JOINTS All woodworkers worth their sawdust know that joinery -- good, bad, or indifferent -- tells the unvarnished truth; how well a piece is made and how skilled the maker is. Over the decades, no one has proven better at teaching readers how to make beautiful,...
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