Growing Conifers, 2nd Edition

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Growing Conifers by John L. Mason
The Well-Tended Perennial Garden: The Essential Guide to Planting and Pruning Techniques, Third Edition by Tracy DiSabato-Aust
Compostology 1-2-3: Composting Made Simple by Ethne Clarke
Seed Starts & Smarts: An Organic Gardener’s Guide to the Fundamentals of Growing Plants from Seed by Editors of Organic Gardening, Ethne Clarke
Heritage Apples: A New Sensation by Susan Lundy

Growing Conifers by John L. Mason

The great thing about conifers is they look great all year round. Most of them are grown for foliage, and in general, foliage remains the same pretty well all year. Unlike other trees and shrubs,you do not have a month of attractive flowers, followed by an obscure plant the remainder of the year. A brilliant blue of gold foliage conifer will be blue or gold month in, month out.
Conifers are an ancient group of plants, which were the dominant species when the world’s climate was colder. The range of modern conifers is diverse, with cultivars to suit to virtually all types of climates and environments.Even though there are more varieties to suit cold or temperate climates, there are still plenty of conifers also which grow in hotter areas (hot dry or even wet tropics).

The Well-Tended Perennial Garden: The Essential Guide to Planting and Pruning Techniques, Third Edition by Tracy DiSabato-Aust

“This practical guide is lush with clear, step-by-step advice.” —Real Simple
Since its original publication nearly thirty years ago, The Well-Tended Perennial Garden has helped home gardeners successfully plan, plant, and tend their gardens. Now Tracy Di-Sabato-Aust’s trusty advice and reassuring tone are back and better than ever in this completely revised new edition. Novice and experienced gardeners alike will benefit from Tracy’s thorough details on the essential practices of perennial care—included deadheading, pinching, and thinning—along with growing information for new species and cultivars, on-trend garden design advice, a monthly planting and maintenance schedule, and details on native plants and gardening for wildlife. The Well-Tended Perennial Garden is a must-have ally in the quest for a beautiful, well-maintained garden.

Compostology 1-2-3: Composting Made Simple by Ethne Clarke

Want to compost but aren’t sure where to start? Need a little help with a compost pile that’s already in the garden? Compostology 1-2-3 is the answer! It’s simply the best–and most complete–guide to successful composting for every garden size, and it answers the most-asked questions: What is compost? Why is it important? How do you make compost? And how do you use compost?
The experts at Organic Gardening share their years of experience with composting, blending together how-to information and simple science to help backyard gardeners understand the process of transforming household and yard waste into rich, crumbly compost. Learn which materials make the best compost, how to build a compost bin or layer a compost pile, how to troubleshoot, which tools and supplies make the composting process easier, step-by-step methods to keep compost cooking, and how to use “gardener’s gold” to enrich the soil in garden beds, planting areas, and container gardens. With helpful tips and hints and easy-to-understand illustrations, Compostology 1-2-3 shows how to make and use compost for better soil, healthier plants, and tastier vegetables and fruit. And it’s as easy as 1-2-3.

Seed Starts & Smarts: An Organic Gardener’s Guide to the Fundamentals of Growing Plants from Seed by Editors of Organic Gardening, Ethne Clarke

Whether broadcast across a prepared seedbed or tucked into a container of growing medium, seeds hold the promise of something much bigger–juicy tomatoes, lush foliage, and brilliant blossoms. And growing plants from seed is easy and inexpensive (as well as rewarding) for the gardener ready to try new or regional varieties. Seed Starts & Smarts features sowing and growing advice for more than 70 edible garden crops–including vegetables, herbs, and fruits–along with tips and techniques for growing the most popular ornamentals from seed, region-specific information, and general timing guidelines.

Heritage Apples: A New Sensation by Susan Lundy

Heritage Apples travels far beyond the grocery store of today to savor the apples of the past. These are the apple varieties – the Gravensteins, the Kings, the red-fleshed Pink Pearl – that link us to history, but through food movements and taste preferences are remerging as the fruit of the future. Heritage apples evoke memories and passion for some; for others they offer delicious, unexplored flavors and a connection to local farmers.
Discover the histories behind the apples, and learn some startling apple facts. Identify the taste, appearance, and uses of 40 different heritage varieties and gain useful growing and harvesting information. Meet apple growers, cider-makers, and people fighting to preserve heritage apples, and join a lifestyle that embraces local and slow food movements. Then try the recipes! Create delicious apple-based dishes, such as Chickpea-Apple Curry, French Apple Clafouti, Tarte Tatin, Apple Brownies, Apple Pie, and more. Expand your knowledge of one of our most popular fruits and celebrate its history with Heritage Apples.

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