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1,001 Gardens You Must See Before You Die

1,001 Gardens You Must See Before You Die

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Garden lovers and discriminating travelers will relish this armchair tour of the most beautiful and interesting gardens around the world. Succinct descriptions with stunning color photos showcase the creations of the world's outstanding landscape gardeners, architects, and garden designers. From Spain's famous gardens of the Moorish Alhambra at Granada to San Diego's Healing Garden, created for patients at the San Diego Children's Hospital, this lavishly illustrated guide will delight both lovers of natural beauty and hands-on gardeners. Among the many gardens pictured and described in this beautiful volume are--

  • In the United States and Canada: Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Boscobel in New York's Hudson Valley, Williamsburg Gardens in Virginia, Magnolia Plantation and its Gardens near Charleston, South Carolina, Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin in Wisconsin, the Toronto Botanical Garden, Pacific Undersea Gardens in Victoria, British Columbia, and many more. . .
  • In England: The Japanese Garden in London's Holland Park, the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, Shakespeare's Garden in Stratford, London's Victoria and Albert Museum Gardens, and many more. . .
  • In France: The Gardens of Versailles outside Paris, the Garden of Claude Monet at Giverney, Chateau de Vauville in Cherbourg, and many more. . .
  • The rest of the world: Boboli Gardens in Florence, Italy, Potsdam Gardens near Berlin, Germany, the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto, Japan, and hundreds more.

    In addition to photos and a textual description, each entry cites special features such as fountains and architecture, the garden's size in acres, and the names of the garden's designers. The garden descriptions are organized geographically by country. More than 800 breathtaking color photos and illustrations.

  • 10 Things to Know About Poisen Ivy, Pets, and People

    10 Things to Know About Poisen Ivy, Pets, and People

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    Provides methods to defend people and their pets from America's common pernicious plants like poison oak, ivy, and sumac. This book offers information on how to stay safe from the plants and addresses topics such as plant identification, symptoms after contact, treatment, prevention, and conventional remedies.
    10,001 Ways to Declutter Your Home on a Small Budget

    10,001 Ways to Declutter Your Home on a Small Budget

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    Who thought organizing your home and office could be fun? 10,001 Ways to Declutter Your Home on a Small Budget is just that and more. With a lively design and inspirational, inexpensive solutions, this guide offers life-changing possibilities. The authors look at why clutter happens and suggest ways to change clutter-accumulating behavior. They illustrate ways to efficiently organize necessary possessions (including the importance of defining "necessary items"), and examine dozens of ways to dispose of clutter. Their emphasis is on uncomplicated, inexpensive solutions that are easy to implement, including:
  • Go Cyber with Your Closet
  • 8 Ideas for Shifting with the Seasons
  • 6 Ways to Turn Storage into Art
  • 10 Home Office Helpers
  • 16 Supplies for Garage Cleanup
  • 4 Tips for Choosing a Vacuum Cleaner
  • And much, much more
  • 10-Minute Organizing: 400 Fabulous Tips to Organize Every Room of Your House

    10-Minute Organizing: 400 Fabulous Tips to Organize Every Room of Your House

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    Sara Hunter explains why you only need ten minutes a day to get and keep your whole house in order. She offers tips on ways to organise paperwork and bills so you can find them in a hurry, your kitchen to make chores faster and easier and small spaces from studio flats to sheds.
    100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names

    100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names

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    "What's in a name?" Shakespeare asked. But what did he call a rose? Was the flower the ancient Persians called gul the same rose that Shakespeare knew? Was he talking about the Damask rose? Or the Apothecary rose? From Baby Blue Eyes to Silver Bells, from Abelia to Zinnia, this fascinating book presents the histories and origins of the names of 100 garden favorites. 100 two-color illustrations.
    100 Herbs To Grow

    100 Herbs To Grow

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    'Jekka knows herbs like no one else - let her help you transform your garden and your cooking!' - Jamie Oliver

    'If you want to grow the very best herbs, you need this book in your life. In fact, this book is way more than that, it's packed full of Jekka's knowledge, advice and observations from a lifetime of dedication to the wonderful world of growing. Herbs are life!' - Nathan Outlaw

    'No one has done more to both educate and enthuse the nation in the appreciation and use of herbs as part of our gardens and kitchens as Jekka.' - Monty Don

    100 Herbs to Grow includes the most productive herbs - ones that are easy to grow, taste delicious and have medicinal properties.

    This is a comprehensive gardening guide, so Jekka details how to grow in the garden, in containers and from seed as well as guiding you through propagation, division, cuttings, harvesting and yearly maintenance. And because she grows over 500 different herbs, she knows which species and varieties are the best of each herb (including ones that she has personally cultivated and bear her name!). In the forty years she has been growing, she has witnessed the change of climate and pests and diseases that affect herbs so she has created an up-to-date and authoritative herb handbook.

    Jekka also offers historical knowledge and anecdotes as well as culinary and medicinal uses so you can reap the rewards of your successfully grown herbs.

    100 Plants to Feed the Birds

    100 Plants to Feed the Birds

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    The growing group of bird enthusiasts who enjoy feeding and watching their feathered friends will learn how they can expand their activity and help address the pressing issue of habitat loss with 100 Plants to Feed the Birds. In-depth profiles offer planting and care guidance for 100 native plant species that provide food and shelter for birds throughout the year, from winter all the way through breeding and migrating periods. Readers will learn about plants they can add to their gardens and cultivate, such as early-season pussy willow and late-season asters, as well as wild plants to refrain from weeding out, like jewelweed and goldenrod. Others, including 29 tree species, may already be present in the landscape and readers will learn how these plants support the birds who feed and nest in them. Introductory text explains how to create a healthy year-round landscape for birds. Plant photographs and range maps provide needed visual guidance to selecting the right plants for any location in North America.
    100 Plants to Feed the Monarch

    100 Plants to Feed the Monarch

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    The plight of the monarch butterfly has captured public attention and sparked widespread interest in helping to save their dwindling populations. In this in-depth portrait of the monarch butterfly--covering its life cycle, its remarkable relationship with milkweed, its extraordinary migration, and the threats it now faces due to habitat loss and climate change--detailed instructions on how to design and create monarch-friendly landscapes are enriched by guidance on observing and understanding butterfly behavior and habits. Following the model of their previous best-selling book, 100 Plants to Feed the Bees, the Xerces Society provides at-a-glance profiles of the plant species that provide monarchs with nourishment. The plants, which are all commercially available, range from dozens of species of milkweed--the only food of monarch caterpillars--to numerous flowering plants, shrubs, and trees that provide nectar for the adult butterfly, including those that bloom in late season and sustain monarchs in their great migration. Gorgeous photographs of monarchs and plants, plus illustrations, maps, and garden plans, make this a visually engaging guide.
    1000 Gardening Questions and Answers

    1000 Gardening Questions and Answers

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    Authoritative, accessible, and engaging, here is a new reference from The New York Times, a comprehensive, nearly 700-page bible of all the garden news that's fit to print. Based on "Gardeners Q&A." the enormously popular syndicated column, 1000 Gardening Questions and Answers is like a passionate conversation between gardeners and gardening experts. Every week readers from around the country send in their most vexing problems--how to divide perennials, prune raspberry canes, grow basil that really tastes like basil, get rid of earwigs, find long-lost varieties of flowers, keep honeysuckle under control--and every week, the authorities at the Times write a column full of answers.

    Carefully selected, updated, and expanded by Leslie Land, one of the column's two authors, here are 1,000 Q&As that add up to an informal encyclopedia of gardening knowledge. The book covers flowers, trees, shrubs, the lawn, vegetables, herbs, fruit, indoor plants, soil, pests, and troublemakers. It addresses problems and provides answers to difficulties in every North American zone. Hundreds of line drawings illustrate the book, providing botanical identification and demonstrating how-to gardening techniques. In addition, sidebars throughout supply supplemental information--"Dos and Don'ts of Deadheading," "Annuals that Beat the Heat," "To Prune or Not to Prune: The Clematis Question," "Air Layering," "Windowsill Bonsai"--plus quirky facts, trivia, lore, and myth. It's big, it's got heft, it's filled to the brim with information. And it's so lively, it reads like a novel--and belongs on every gardener's potting bench and bedside table.

    1001 Hints and Tips for your garden

    1001 Hints and Tips for your garden

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    The must-have manual for every gardener, with expert advice on growing lawns, flowers, shrubs, fruits, and vegetables, plus hundreds of solutions for common problems. Organized in an A-to-Z format, with easy-to-understand entries, over 1,500 illustrations and photos, and over 200 handy charts and checklists, this guide combines basic information with tips and shortcuts.
    1001 Old-Time Household Hints

    1001 Old-Time Household Hints

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    1,001 Old-Time Household Hints is an irresistible compendium of tips, recipes, and sage advice on all aspects of everyday living, rediscovered from an earlier age--a glorious celebration of our heritage of ingenuity!

    The editors of Yankee magazine scoured scores of vintage books, magazines, journals, and memoirs to find the very best old-time secrets for preparing meals, cleaning, doing laundry, decorating, repairing the home, treating common ailments, caring for pets, celebrating the holidays, and gardening outdoors and indoors. Throughout this treasury the editors suggest ways to adapt yesteryear's methods using today's technology and materials, giving readers the best of both the old and the new. As readers explore these pages, they'll discover:
    - how to mix a stain for wood furniture from coffee and salt
    - how to make real sourdough bread the way the pioneers did
    - how to air condition a hot, stale room without relying on electricity
    - how to fashion a beautiful garden trellis from twigs

    With this book by their side, readers will always be in the good company of an old-timer who is set to dispense a helpful hint, encouraging word, or sage secret at the turn of a page.

    101 Ideas for Pots: Foolproof Recipes for Year-Round Colour

    101 Ideas for Pots: Foolproof Recipes for Year-Round Colour

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    A garden is not required to enjoy growing beautiful plants, as a pot or window box can be squeezed in anywhere. This guide is packed with fantastic planting recipes for both colorful flowers and homegrown vegetables--all are easy to do and will produce great results without any hassle. There are ideas to create stunning displays for each season of the year, plus easy ways to grow vegetables in pots so homegrown produce needed for cooking is just outside the kitchen.
    101 Ideas: Color

    101 Ideas: Color

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    101 Ideas Color takes the mystery out of choosing and using color in the home and offers all the practical advice and insight needed to go from the initial inspiration to stunning finishing touches. 101 Ideas Color avoids the temptation to overload with seemingly unrelated images and information and is cleverly constructed so that key concepts and essential information are instantly accessible. More than 90 full color photogrpahs by Ray Main complement Lee's color ideas. Includes five key sources of color inspiration, five tips for color in spaces with no natural light, and top 10 colors to suit the mood.
    101 Ideas: Garden

    101 Ideas: Garden

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    In today's increasingly compact living spaces, many of us have to make the best of very small outdoor spaces from patios and courtyards to roof gardens and balconies. 101 Ideas Gardens is unique and dynamic, delivering more than 100 captivating and exciting ideas to make the most of very small garden spaces. Includes features on the 10 key points to assess your garden's assets, 10 designer tips to make your garden look bigger, and 10 plants that will thrive in the shade.
    20th Century Garden and Landscape Architecture in the Netherlands

    20th Century Garden and Landscape Architecture in the Netherlands

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    Following on the succesful heels of 20th Century Architecture in the Netherlands and 20th Century Urban Design in the Netherlands comes a third survey focused on highlights and developments in the field of garden and landscape design--in the Netherlands, obviously. Decade by decade, themes discussed include: the transition from utilitarian greenery to greenery for consumption; the Zuiderzee Works; changes in agriculture; the role of the Rijkswaterstaat (Director-General for Public Works and Water Management); the Ecological Master Plan; garden design on country estates, the transformation of managed nature into "new nature"; and the development of public gardens and parks. Projects are illustrated through historic and contemporary photographic material, plans, and design drawings, and are discussed throughout in light of broad social developments, fashionable trends, and changing recreational demands.
    3-Step Vegetable Gardening

    3-Step Vegetable Gardening

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    Many people would love to enjoy eating super-fresh homegrown produce but don't know how. Starting with what varieties to plant through how to tend their garden and when and how to harvest the fruits of thei labors, this book is the complete vegetable gardening system for busy people. The book breaks things down into three simple steps: sow, grow, and harvest.Readers will learn how to set their garden; how to install raised beds and a watering system; and why the time spent getting ready to sow will be repaid many times over during the summer. They will find out how to grow, learning all about mulches and weed covers, garden sites, and planting plans. Then day by day through the growing season, they will see how to make their garden grow. And finally they'll learn how to tell when it's time to harvest and how to store vegetables they can't eat right away.
    By spending growing their own vegetables, readers will enjoy crops harvested at the peak of perfection, bringing food from garden to table in minutes flat. And they'll be eating the freshest home-grown vegetables, herbs, and fruit available instead of the underripe or limp, sickly offerings so often found in supermarkets.

    30-Minute Gardener

    30-Minute Gardener

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    Find happiness, connection, and accomplishment by cultivating your garden life every day of the week using this inspiration-packed guide that shows aspiring gardeners exactly what they need to know.

    Are you ready to discover your garden's unexpected gifts? All it takes is a daily practice. In The 30-Minute Gardener, Greg Loadesreveals what dedicated time spent in the garden every day can create: a moment of solitude in a busy world, a welcoming space to enjoy with family and friends, and an increased connection to nature. In this practical and inspiring guide you'll find advice on tasks such as pruning a rose bush and planting bulbs, inspired ideas for transforming an overgrown garden into a beautiful flower-filled haven, and hints on how best to savor your garden and enjoy your accomplishments.

    500 Bungalows

    500 Bungalows

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    Discover the enduring charm and artistry of the bungalow by touring hundreds of examples, from prairie- and Spanish-style, to Craftsman and beyond. Douglas Keister, renowned architectural photographer takes you on a visual tour of Americas favorite house style. He has beautifully photographed bungalows from across the country, and presents them here in crisp detail. Whether youre looking to build or improve your home, or just want enjoy this architectural forms casual elegance, 500 Bungalows is a delight!

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