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The bold dry garden : lessons from the Ruth Bancroft Garden

Johanna Silver · Timber Press
Pages: 235
Format: Print book

Celebrate and recreate the beauty of The Ruth Bancroft Garden! Ruth Bancroft is a dry gardening pioneer. Her lifelong love of plants led to the creation of one of the most acclaimed public gardens, The Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, California. The Bold Dry Garden offers unparalleled...
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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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Black & Decker Deck Codes & Standards: How to Design, Build, Inspect & Maintain a Safer Deck

Bruce A Barker · Cool Springs Press
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

Make sure your deck is safe for family and friends with BLACK+DECKER Deck Codes and StandardsBruce Barker, one of the country's leading authorities on building codes, has turned his eye toward one of his favorite subjects: building decks. Although it's one of the most popular DIY building...
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Harvest: Unexpected Projects Using 47 Extraordinary Garden Plants

Stefani Bittner · Ten Speed Press
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

Harvest is a beautifully photographed guide to growing, harvesting, and utilizing 47 unexpected garden plants to make organic pantry staples, fragrances, floral arrangements, beverages, cocktails, beauty products, and more.Every garden--not just vegetable plots--can produce a bountiful...
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100 Plants to Feed the Bees: Provide a Healthy Habitat to Help Pollinators Thrive

Xerces Society. · Storey Books
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

The international bee crisis is threatening our global food supply, but this user-friendly field guide shows what you can do to help protect our pollinators. The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation offers browsable profiles of 100 common flowers, herbs, shrubs, and trees that attract...
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Compact Farms: 15 Proven Plans for Market Farms on 5 Acres or Less; Includes Detailed Farm Layouts for Productivity and Efficiency

Josh Volk · Storey Publishing
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

Small is beautiful, and these 15 real farm plans show that small-scale farmers can have big-time success. Compact Farms is an illustrated guide for anyone dreaming of starting, expanding, or perfecting a profitable farming enterprise on five acres or less. The farm plans explain how to harness...
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All the Presidents' Gardens: Madison's Cabbages to Kennedy's Roses, How the White House Grounds Have Grown with America

Marta McDowell · Timber Press
Pages: 328
Format: Print book

"This informative gem of a book is for readers fascinated by either gardening or presidential history." - Library Journal The eighteen acres that surround the White House have been an unwitting witness to history--a backdrop for soldiers, suffragettes, protestors, and activists....
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101 Organic Gardening Hacks: Eco-friendly Solutions to Improve Any Garden

Shawna Coronado · Cool Springs Press
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

Create simple solutions for growing organic gardens!The word "hack" has a multitude of meanings these days, but if you ask garden author Shawna Coronado what a hack is, she might just wave her hand toward her own back yard. She could be pointing at the garden bench she created...
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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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Pretty Tough Plants: 135 Resilient, Water-Smart Choices for a Beautiful Garden

Plant Select. · Timber Press
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Tough-but-beautiful plant picks There's a growing demand for dependably hardy plants that require less maintenance and less water, but look no less beautiful in the garden. Plant Select - the leading purveyor of plants designed to thrive in difficult climates - meets this need by promoting...
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Miniature Terrariums: Tiny Glass Container Gardens Using Easy-to-Grow Plants and Inexpensive Glassware!

FOURWORDS. · Tuttle Publishing
Pages: 96
Format: Hardcover

Small home gardens are growing in popularity, and miniature terrariums are the easiest and least expensive indoor garden of all. The beautiful photos in this book show you how to add a whimsical touch of green to any space: at work, at home, in your dorm room - even in your car!Terrarium...
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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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Gardening with Chickens: Plans and Plants for You and Your Hens

Lisa Steele · Voyageur Press
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback

Welcome to a world where chickens and gardens coexist!Join Lisa Steele, chicken-keeper extraordinaire and founder of Fresh Eggs Daily, on a unique journey through the garden. Start by planning your garden and learning strategies and tips for keeping your plants safe while they grow. Plant...
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Encyclopedia of Landscape Design: Planning, Building, and Planting Your Perfect Outdoor Space

INC DORLING KINDERSLEY · DK
Pages: 392
Format: Hardcover

Be inspired to imagine the garden of your dreams with this guide that will help you plan, build, and plant your perfect outdoor space.Whether you're aiming for a total redesign or targeting a specific area, Encyclopedia of Landscape Design offers fresh and achievable ideas for every gardener:...
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Planting Design for Dry Gardens: Beautiful, Resilient Groundcovers for Terraces, Paved Areas, Gravel and Other Alternatives to the Lawn

Olivier Filippi · Filbert Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Green lawns are restful to the eye, provide an excellent backdrop to plants and trees and keep the weeds down, but in low-rainfall regions they often end up looking scrappy and brown. This book offers low-level planting designs that are ecofriendly and so beautiful they redefine the conventional...
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