Are you itching to turn the soil in your flower garden? Here are a few gardening books to help you along your way.
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Under Western Skies: Visionary Gardens From the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast by Jennifer Jewell
Packed with Atkinson’s stunning photographs and illuminated by Jewell’s deep interest in the relationships between people and the spaces they inhabit, Under Western Skies offers page after page of encouraging ingenuity and inventive design for passionate gardeners who call the West home. -from the publisher
Practical Permaculture for Home Landscapes, Your Community, and the Whole Earth by Jessi Bloom & Dave Boehnlein
Filled with real-life examples from all over the world, this invaluable resource will help you turn your property into a sustainable ecosystem. –from the cover
Inside Your Japanese Garden: A Guide to Creating a Unique Japanese Garden for Your Home by Joseph Cali & Sadao Yasumoro (Coming Soon)
With instructive drawings and step-by-step techniques, Inside Your Japanese Garden walks you through designing and creating your very own Japanese garden. From small projects like benches and gates, to larger undertakings like bridges and mud walls, this book provides a wide variety of ways to enhance the space around your home, no matter the size. –from the publisher
High Altitude Gardening by Marilyn Quinn
High Altitude Western Gardening is an excellent guide to gardening in the 6,000-foot-plus altitude of the Rocky Mountain region of the western U.S. Author Marilyn Quinn reveals what plants to choose and when to plant them, and offers valuable information on how to care for plants at high altitude where temperatures can fluctuate wildly at any time of any season, and a short growing season can wreak havoc on green thumb dreams. –from the publisher
Seed Sowing and Saving: Step-by-Step Techniques for Collecting and Growing More Than 100 Vegetables, Flowers, and Herbs by Carole Turner
Here’s all the information and guidance you need to start saving seeds from your favorite vegetables, herbs, and flowers and grow even more plants next year. Dozens of at-a-glance charts and over 300 step-by-step illustrations show you how to determine when seeds are ready for harvest, how to collect them, and how to store them. Plus, you get time-proven tips, the kind that only an experienced horticulturalist can share, for starting seeds right. –from the publisher
The Year-Round Solar Greenhouse: How to Design and Build a Net-Zero Energy Greenhouse by Lindsey Schilly & Marc Plinke
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 adurable, energy-efficient greenhouse. –from the publisher