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Botany for Gardeners
by Brian Capon

Language

English

Pages

269

Publication Date

September 10, 2010

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<DIV>A bestseller since its debut in 1990, this indispensable and handy reference has now been expanded and updated to include an appendix on plant taxonomy and a comprehensive index. Two dozen new photos and illustrations make this new edition even richer with information. Its convenient paperback format makes it easy to carry and access, whether you are in or out of the garden. An essential overview of the science behind plants for beginning and advanced gardeners alike.<br /></DIV>
The Complete Medicinal Herbal: A Practical Guide to the Healing P...
by Penelope Ody

Language

English

Pages

282

Publication Date

May 30, 2017

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<I>Complete Medicinal Herbal</I> is a fully illustrated practical guide to the healing properties of herbs. The book includes more than 120 medicinal herbs with important therapeutic properties and a section on their historical uses, <I>The Complete Medicinal Herbal</I> is a must for every home book shelve. All the parts of the plants that can be used medicinally are shown, from fresh flower petals or leaves to the root, bark, and juice. Each entry details the plant's chemical constituents, its actions, and its therapeutic applications—from exotic ma huang, used in China to treat asthma for 5,000 years, to humble cabbage, which has been effective against stomach ulcers in clinical tests. A special how-to section explains the preparation of herbal remedies. There are more than 250 safe treatments to help alleviate common complaints—from ordinary coughs, colds, and headaches to special treatments for skin conditions, digestive problems, and children's illnesses — even detailed lists of herbs for the elderly.
How Plants Work: The Science Behind the Amazing Things Plants Do ...
by Linda Chalker-Scott

Language

English

Pages

235

Publication Date

April 15, 2015

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<DIV><P><B>The more you know, the better you grow!</B><BR /><BR /> Plants are capable of interesting and unexpected things. Why do container plants wilt when they’ve been regularly watered? Why did the hydrangea that thrived last year never bloom this year? Why do slugs wipe out the vegetable garden instead of eating the weeds? Plant physiology—the study of how living things function—can solve these and most other problems gardeners regularly encounter.</P><P>In <I>How Plants Work, </I>horticulture expert and contributor to the popular blog <I>The Garden Professors</I>, Linda Chalker-Scott brings the stranger-than-fiction science of the plant world to vivid life. She uncovers the mysteries of how and why plants do the things they do, and arms the home gardener with fascinating knowledge that will change the way they garden.</P></DIV>
The Herbal Apothecary: 100 Medicinal Herbs and How to Use Them
by JJ Pursell

Language

English

Pages

290

Publication Date

January 27, 2016

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<DIV><B>“A brilliant addition to any library.” —Rosemary Gladstar, herbalist and bestselling author</B><BR /><BR /><B>“Perfect for anyone just beginning in herbal medicine.” —<I>Mother Earth Living </I></B><BR /><BR /> Start your path to natural wellness with the safe, trusted advice found in <I>The Herbal Apothecary</I>. With the guidance of naturopath JJ Pursell, herb enthusiasts and those new to the practice will learn how to safely create their own remedies using plants they know and love. Incorporating traditional wisdom and scientific information, <I>The Herbal Apothecary </I>provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to plant-based medicine. It features profiles of the 100 of the most important medicinal plants that include information on medicinal uses, identification and cultivation, and recipes for common concerns. Additional information includes step-by-step instructions for making herbal teas, tinctures, compresses, salves, and more. This comprehensive guide includes treatments for men, women, and children that address a variety of concerns including muscle strain, the flu, the common cold, insomnia, anxiety, and much more. <BR />  </DIV>
The Year-Round Solar Greenhouse: How to Design and Build a Net-Ze...
by , Marc Plinke

Language

English

Pages

331

Publication Date

October 24, 2016

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<div>Comprehensive coverage of passive solar greenhouse design including material selection, building methods and how to store thermal energy using a variety of simple and innovative strategies. Over a dozen case studies provide real-life inspiration, capped off with how-to guidance for building a durable, energy-efficient greenhouse. Variations include underground and aquaponic greenhouses and integrating solar panels to grow off-grid, year-round. <br /></div>
The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession (Ballantin...
by Susan Orlean

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English

Pages

370

Publication Date

July 20, 2011

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • A <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> NOTABLE BOOK</b><br />  <br /> A modern classic of personal journalism, <i>The Orchid Thief</i> is Susan Orlean’s wickedly funny, elegant, and captivating tale of an amazing obsession. Determined to clone an endangered flower—the rare ghost orchid <i>Polyrrhiza lindenii—</i>a deeply eccentric and oddly attractive man named John Laroche leads Orlean on an unforgettable tour of America’s strange flower-selling subculture, through Florida’s swamps and beyond, along with the Seminoles who help him and the forces of justice who fight him. In the end, Orlean—and the reader—will have more respect for underdog determination and a powerful new definition of passion.<br />  <br /> In this new edition, coming fifteen years after its initial publication and twenty years after she first met the “orchid thief,” Orlean revisits this unforgettable world, and the route by which it was brought to the screen in the film <i>Adaptation,</i> in a new retrospective essay.<br /><br /><b>Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.</b><br />  <br /> <b>Praise for <i>The Orchid Thief</i></b><br /> <b><i> </i></b><br /> “Stylishly written, whimsical yet sophisticated, quirkily detailed and full of empathy . . . <i>The Orchid Thief</i> shows [Orlean’s] gifts in full bloom.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review </i></b><br />  <br /> “Fascinating . . . an engrossing journey [full] of theft, hatred, greed, jealousy, madness, and backstabbing.”<b>—<i>Los Angeles Times</i></b><br /> <b> </b><br /> “Orlean’s snapshot-vivid, pitch-perfect prose . . . is fast becoming one of our national treasures.”<b>—<i>The Washington Post Book World</i></b><br /> <i> </i><br /> “Orlean’s gifts [are] her ear for the self-skewing dialogue, her eye for the incongruous, convincing detail, and her Didion-like deftness in description.”<b>—<i>Boston Sunday Globe</i></b><br />  <br /> “A swashbuckling piece of reporting that celebrates some virtues that made America great.”<b>—<i>The Wall Street Journal</i></b><br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Organizing Your Kitchen with SORT and Succeed: Five Simple Steps ...
by Darla DeMorrow

Language

English

Pages

84

Publication Date

November 05, 2018

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<p><strong>Organizing Your Kitchen with SORT and SUCCEED</strong> – <br /><strong><em>Five Simple Steps to Declutter Your Kitchen and Pantry Shelves, Save Money and Clean your Kitchen Countertops</em></strong></p><p>These kitchen organizing solutions come from a professional organizer who has used them in hundreds of real life kitchens.  Now you can apply them, step-by-step, to get results. <br /></p><p>Kitchen help is here. <br /></p><p>This book even includes an easy-to-follow daily kitchen cleaning checklist.<br /></p><p>Use the SORT and Succeed system to make changes, starting at the door of your kitchen. You can start in the next hour, achieve fast results, and enjoy your home more.<br />Whether you hate to cook or you love to create complex meals, you’ll enjoy your time in the kitchen more if it’s organized. Even if you depend on takeout meals, your kitchen is probably still the hub of your home. It is the place where many family memories, recipes and traditions are born.<br /></p><p>Minimalism isn’t the goal. Peace is the prize.<br /></p><p>If you are planning to remodel your kitchen, adding a few useful kitchen organizing products to your kitchen cabinets and pantry or want to stop wasting time and food, you’ll find practical kitchen clutter solutions inside.<br /></p><p><br /><em>Darla DeMorrow is a Certified Professional Organizer® with more than a decade of practical experience in real homes of all sizes.</em><br /></p><p><br /><strong>Getting organized</strong> may be your goal. <strong>Staying organized</strong> can be the greater challenge. <strong>Do both</strong> by losing kitchen clutter and creating a lovely space to work. This system goes beyond just kitchen cleaning solutions and includes strategies for effective meal planning, grocery shopping, managing paper and staying organized. <br /><br />Make lasting changes with these five simple steps to declutter your kitchen, save money and simplify your life.</p>
A Garden Can Be Anywhere: Creating Bountiful and Beautiful Edible...
by Lauri Kranz

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

February 26, 2019

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<DIV>Edible Gardens LA founder Lauri Kranz shares her secrets for planning, planting, growing, and maintaining luscious edible gardens, no matter the setting or size of the plot. Through gorgeous gardens created for her well-known clientele, including James Beard award–winning chefs, celebrities, rock stars, and more, Lauri shares her essential methods for growing abundant organic food. This practical guide is built around Lauri’s philosophy that nourishment and beauty are not separate goals. It’s also at the forefront of a gardening revolution, where more and more people are craving a patch of land for growing and the trend is toward edible gardens over ornamental gardens. <I>A Garden Can Be Anywhere </I>reveals Lauri’s knack for providing both beauty and bounty in her clients’ outdoor spaces.</DIV>
Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor/Outdoor Medical Grower's Bible
by Jorge Cervantes

Language

English

Pages

511

Publication Date

April 13, 2011

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With 512 full color pages and 1120 full color photographs and illustrations, Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor/Outdoor Medical Grower's Bible is the most complete cultivation book available. The Fifth Edition of the former Indoor Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor Bible was originally published in 1983, when it immediately became a best seller. More than 500,000 copies of the Indoor Bible are in print in Dutch, English, French, German and Spanish. New greenhouse and outdoor growing chapters make this a book both indoor and outdoor growers will keep under thumb. The other 15 chapters (17 total) are all updated with the most current information, completely rewritten and significantly expanded. For example, Dr. John McPartland contributed an all new medical section - The books credits list more than 300 contributors and reads like a who's who in the world of cannabis cultivation.
Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World
by Paul Stamets

Language

English

Pages

356

Publication Date

March 09, 2011

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<i>Mycelium Running</i> is a manual for the mycological rescue of the planet. That’s right: growing more <i>mushrooms</i> may be the best thing we can do to save the environment, and in this groundbreaking text from mushroom expert Paul Stamets, you’ll find out how.<br /> <br />The basic science goes like this: Microscopic cells called “mycelium”--the fruit of which are mushrooms--recycle carbon, nitrogen, and other essential elements as they break down plant and animal debris in the creation of rich new soil. What Stamets has discovered is that we can capitalize on mycelium’s digestive power and target it to decompose toxic wastes and pollutants (mycoremediation), catch and reduce silt from streambeds and pathogens from agricultural watersheds (mycofiltration), control insect populations (mycopesticides), and generally enhance the health of our forests and gardens (mycoforestry and myco-gardening). <br /> <br />In this comprehensive guide, you’ll find chapters detailing each of these four exciting branches of what Stamets has coined “mycorestoration,” as well as chapters on the medicinal and nutritional properties of mushrooms, inoculation methods, log and stump culture, and species selection for various environmental purposes. Heavily referenced and beautifully illustrated, this book is destined to be a classic reference for bemushroomed generations to come.

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