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Roots Demystified: Change Your Gardening Habits to Help Roots Thrive

Good information. Kourik explains his previous understanding of plants' root size, compared to the top part of the plant, which was what I had learned as well. His research and discovery of the actual size and shape of the rhizome area of plants was very informative and highly important for our new business of creating worm castings, aerated castings tea, and improving organic soil quality for planted areas: gardens, pastures and orc...

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Visionary Landscapes : Japanese Garden Design in North America, The Work of Five Contemporary Masters

=Japanese gardens are found throughout the world today—their unique forms now considered a universal art form. This stunning Japanese gardening book examines the work of five leading landscape architects in North America who are exploring the extraordinary power of Japanese-style garden design to create an immersive experience promoting personal and social well-being. Master garden designers Hoichi Kurisu, Takeo Uesugi, David Slawson...

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Great Garden Companions

Discover the secrets of a naturally pest-proof vegetable garden with Great Garden Companions. Let master gardener Sally Jean Cunningham show you how to keep pests and diseases at bay with her unique companion-gardening system. By planting special combinations of vegetables, flowers, and herbs, you can minimize pest and disease problems and create a high-yielding, beautiful garden!

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Japanese Gardens

In this reissued title, the author identifies the common motif underlying five major epochs in Japanese gardening, which is the recurrent attempt to unite natural beauty and human perceptions of beauty to achieve an aesthetic symbiosis.

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My City Highrise Garden

Gardening on rooftops, balconies, and terraces is a popular trend. After thirty-five years of experience, Susan Brownmiller writes with honesty and humor about her oasis twenty floors above a Manhattan street. She reports the catastrophes: losing daytime access during building-wide renovations; assaults from a mockingbird during his mating season. And the joys: a peach tree fruited for fifteen years; the windswept birches lasted for ...

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Water-Smart Gardening

You can have a colorful, striking garden that's drought resistant too! Water-Smart Gardening gives you all the tools needed to create a water-smart landscape and garden. Drought is spreading throughout the country. Even areas that previously had plentiful supplies are feeling the strain, and the price of water is climbing. If you have to water your garden during non-drought years, many of the water-saving techniques from this book co...

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Miniature Bonsai: The Complete Guide to Super-Mini Bonsai

This step-by-step bonsai book shows you how to craft super mini bonsai—the smallest form of bonsai! Miniature Bonsai reveals the Japanese art of super-mini bonsai gardening. As rewarding as full-scale bonsai cultivation is, mini bonsai is affordable, easy to learn and kind to your busy schedule. It's a complete gardening experience—a plant raised from seed or cutting, carefully potted, grown and maintained over time—a world of green ...

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The Kitchen Herb Garden

This is a herb book with a difference. It shows you how to grow and use your own fresh, home-grown, kitchen herbs throughout the gardening year. In a really user-friendly format, it follows the changing seasons to provide guidance, inspiration and practical advice on cultivating a kitchen herb garden, in whatever space you have available. * Includes detailed information on how to plan, plant, grow and maintain your herbs so that your...

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Talking Dirt: The Dirt Diva's Down-to-Earth Guide to Organic Gardening

A lively and practical guide to organic gardening from a renowned garden expert. Annie Spiegelman's down-to-earth wit and wisdom create the perfect primer for anyone with a passion for home-grown veggies or fresh-cut flowers, no matter what their skill level, location, or resources. Includes advice on: •Learning to worship the worm and build a compost pile •Landscape designs-start small in order to create a basic plan for a plot •The...