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Talking Dirt: The Dirt Diva's Down-to-Earth Guide to Organic Gardening
$4.99
Description
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 secret to healthy soil (the only way to have a healthy garden)

-Irrigation systems and strategies to conserve water

-Proper pruning-from roses to trees

-How to combine vegetables to make them thrive

-How to let your garden go native and become drought tolerant

-Edible landscaping and gardening in small spaces

Talking Dirt is a one-stop handbook that features resources for shopping, learning, and promoting environmentally sound garden practices within local communities.

ISBN
9780399535659
By
Spiegelman, Annie
Publisher
TarcherPerigee
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
741184
Location
D
Lite Year (Fence Modern Poets Series)
$15.95
Description
This is an entertaining book of epistolary poems in prose which light up a young farmer's year through external and internal signs and cues, reaching out and reaching in, the lightness of being, loving, and dreaming. The poems don't really tell any stories but they narrate an enchanting and intellectually stimulating subjectivity. The subject of the poems is love, growth, illness, wellness, detachment and attachment as told by an embodied disembodied prime mover, a daughter, sister, lover, farmer. There is an addressee, which longed-for presence provides soil for the embedding of contact. A journal of the times of year in which a body grows quiet, then active, then reflective, then expressive, with all the contemporary appliances, texts, and devices. There is a violence to the transmission of effluence and effluvia; a sweetness to the extrusion of affect.
ISBN
9781944380069
By
Brown-Lavoie, Tess
Publisher
Fence Books
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781944380069
Location
Poetry
Garden Time
$16.00
Description
Composed as he lost his eyesight, W.S. Merwin's final and exquisite book brims with longing, loss, and unanswerable questions. In Garden Time, Merwin's luminous, ethereal voice gently interrogates mortality; at the very end of his life, he sings lovingly to a tireless world--although not without trepidation. When he could no longer see well enough to write, he dictated his poems to his wife, Paula. The result is a book contemplative and delicate, tender and melancholy. In this gorgeous, mindful, and life-affirming book, our greatest poet channels energy from his memories and deep connection to the world so as to remind us that "The only hope is to be the daylight."
ISBN
9781556595943
By
Merwin, W S
Publisher
Copper Canyon Press
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781556595943
Location
Poetry
Organic Weed Management: A Project of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Massachusetts (Hands-On Organics)
$10.12
ISBN
9781931498296
By
Gilman, Steve
Publisher
Chelsea Green Pub Co
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1118420
Location
F
Organic Soil Fertility Management (Hands-On Organics)
$4.99
Description
"Hands-on-organics, a project of the Northeast Organic Farming Association"--Cover.
ISBN
9781931498289
By
Gilman, Steve
Publisher
Chelsea Green Pub Co
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1118388
Location
F
This Organic Life: Confessions of a Suburban Homesteader
$5.91
Description
Joan Dye Gussow is an extraordinarily ordinary woman. She lives in a home not unlike the average home in a neighborhood that is, more or less, typically suburban. What sets her apart from the rest of us is that she thinks more deeply -- and in more eloquent detail -- about food. In sharing her ponderings, she sets a delightful example for those of us who seek the healthiest, most pleasurable lifestyle within an environment determined to propel us in the opposite direct. Joan is a suburbanite with a green thumb, but also a feisty, defiant spirit with a relentlessly positive outlook.

This Organic Life begins with Joan and her husband Alan's trials and tribulations growing vegetables for their own table while coping with careers and a sprawling Victorian house in Congers, New York. Motivated to go "off -the-grid" of the global food system in their later years, the Gussows find and fall in love with a dilapidated Odd Fellows Hall on the banks of the Hudson River. Joan's often hilarious accounts of the "renovation" of the "dream" (some would say "nightmare") house and the creation of their new gardens are spiced by extracts from her own journal, and over thirty wonderful recipes using fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables.

There is also an occasion pontification about a food distribution system run amok! At the heart of This Organic Life is the premise that locally grown food eaten in season makes sense economically, ecologically, and gastronomically. Transporting produce to New York from California -- not to mention Central and South America, Australia, or Europe -- consumes more energy in transit than it yields in calories. (It costs 435 fossil fuel calories to fly a 5-caloriestrawberry from California to New York.) Add in the deleterious effects of agribusiness, such as the endless cycle of pesticide, herbicide, and chemical fertilizers; the loss of topsoil from erosion of over-tilled croplands; depleted aquifers and soil salinization from over-irrigation; and the arguments in favor of "this organic life" become overwhelmingly convincing.

ISBN
9781890132941
By
Gussow, Joan Dye
Publisher
Chelsea Green Pub Co
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1118410
Location
F
Salad Leaves For All Seasons: Organic Growing from Pot to Plot
$23.96
Description
This compendium of practical methods for growing a wide variety of salads throughout the year will inspire you to grow your own greens, whether on a windowsill, in your garden, or on your allotment. Here is all the information you need for productive, healthy, and tasty salads. The subtleties of salad seasons and virtues of different leaves throughout the year are discussed and there are delicious and imaginative recipes to try, exploiting the fantastic flavors, color, and vitality of home-grown salad leaves.
ISBN
9781900322201
By
Dowding, Charles
Publisher
Green Books
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1125033
Location
B
The Perennial Gardener
$5.99
Description
Frederick McGourty, one of our best known nurserymen and writers, tackles every gardener's favorite subject in this delightfully opinionated book.
ISBN
9780395572290
By
McGourty, Frederick
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1118444
Location
F
Bulbs for Indoors: Year-Round Windowsill Splendor (Brooklyn Botanic Garden Series, Handbook No. 148)
$4.99
Description
This handy guide tells you how to force spectacular tulips, fragrant hyacinths and other hardy bulbs from a head start on spring, and how to grow rare tender bulbs from the tropics and subtropics, which bloom in winter, spring, summer and fall.
ISBN
9780945352945
By
Brooklyn Botantical Gardens
Publisher
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1118419
Location
F
Proper Garden
$4.99
Description
This book discusses garden design, mulches, and border arrangements, and tells how to use lavender, salvia, geraniums, dianthus, and other hardy perennials.
ISBN
9780811707114
By
Sheldon, Elisabeth
Publisher
Stackpole Books
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1118389
Location
F
Elements of Garden Design
$7.53
Description
Emphasizing the artistic dimension of gardening, a collection of short essays offers clear, easy-to-grasp definitions of key concepts in gardening and their application to garden design, aimed at the average--but serious--gardener. Reprint. NYT. PW.
ISBN
9780805050325
By
Eck, Joe
Publisher
Owl Books
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1120398
Location
D
Popular Pond Plants (Interpet Handbooks)
$4.99
Description
How to use and maintain a wide range of plants in and around your garden pond, including water lilies, aquatics, marginals, and bog plants. The garden industry is booming, and this exceptionally illustrated full-color book is the perfect resource for budding or experienced pondscapers.

This book features all the popular types of pond plants. Specially commissioned step-by-step photos show planting techniques and maintenance, propagation, plus how to recognize and treat common plant pests and diseases.

ISBN
9780764561405
By
Swindells, Philip
Publisher
*Howell Book House
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1118492
Location
F
The Thrifty Gardener: How to Create a Stylish Garden for Next to Nothing
$33.86
Description
'The Thrifty Gardener' shows you how to create the garden of your dreams regardless of resources or limited space. Aimed at beginners, it covers all the basics, including planning, planting and pruning, and using organic and affordable methods.
ISBN
9781856267779
By
Fowler, Alys
Publisher
Kyle Cathie
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1118468
Location
F
Rhododendrons in the Landscape
$8.39
Description
Rhododendrons present a varied range of colours, textures, forms, shapes, sizes and attitudes. This volume provides an explanation of the principles of design, with helpful practical ideas for designing a landscape.
ISBN
9780881924404
By
Nelson, Sonja
Publisher
Timber Press, Incorporated
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1118462
Location
F
My Favorite Plant: Writers and Gardeners on the Plants They Love
$7.62
Description

A delightful compendium of writing on plants.

The passion for gardening and the passion for words come together in this inspired anthology, a collection of essays on topics as diverse as beans and roses, by writers who garden and by gardeners who write. Among the contributors are Christopher Lloyd, on poppies; Marina Warner, who remembers the Guinée rose; and Henri Cole, who offers poems on the bearded iris and on peonies. There is also an explanation of the sexiness of castor beans from Michael Pollan and an essay from Maxine Kumin on how, as Henry David Thoreau put it, one "[makes] the earth say beans instead of grass." Most of the essays are new in print, but Colette, Katharine S. White, D. H. Lawrence, and several other old favorites make appearances. Jamaica Kincaid, the much-admired writer and a passionate gardener herself, rounds up this diverse crew. A wonderful gift for green thumbs, My Favorite Plant is a happy collection of fresh takes on old friends.

Other contributors include:
Hilton Als
Mary Keen
Ken Druse
Duane Michals
Michael Fox
David Raffeld
Ian Frazier
Graham Stuart Thomas
Daniel Hinkley
Wayne Winterrowd

ISBN
9780374281939
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1118446
Location
F
Nevada Gardener's Guide (Gardener's Guides)
$9.72
Description

Gardening is now the favorite leisure pastime in America. Homeowners are realizing the health benefits derived from gardening and the increase in their home's property value. This book contains easy-to-use advice on the top landscape plant choices. It also recommends specific varieties, and provides advice on how to plant, how to grow and how to care for the best plants.

ISBN
9781591861164
By
Mills, Linn
Publisher
Cool Springs Press
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1122485
Location
L
The City Gardener's Handbook
$7.35
Description
The comprehensive guide for all types of city gardening by the award-winning New York Times gardening columnist. From picking planters to turning soil, this book covers ever step of the city gardening process. Illustrated.
ISBN
9780394583716
By
Yang, Linda
Publisher
Random House
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1125049
Location
B
To Eat: A Country Life
$4.99 - $5.00
Description

A memorable book about the path food travels from garden to table

A celebration of life together, a tribute to an utterly unique garden, a wonderfully idiosyncratic guide for cooks and gardeners interested in exploring the possibilities of farm-to-table living--To Eat is all of these things and more.

In 1974, Joe Eck and Wayne Winterrowd moved from Boston to southern Vermont, where they became the proprietors of a twenty-eight-acre patch of wilderness. The land was forested, overgrown, and wild, complete with a stream. Today, North Hill's seven carefully cultivated acres--open to visitors during the warmer months--are an internationally renowned garden.

In the intervening years, both the garden and the gardening books (A Year at North Hill, Living Seasonally, Our Life in Gardens) Eck and Winterrowd created together have been acclaimed in many forms, including in the pages of The New York Times. They were at work on To Eat--which also includes recipes from the renowned chef and restaurateur Beatrice Tosti di Valminuta and beautiful illustrations from their long-time collaborator Bobbi Angell--when Winterrowd passed away, in 2010.

Informative, funny, and moving, the delights within--a runaway bull; a recipe for crisp, fatty chicarrones; a personal history of the Egyptian onion; a hymn to the magic of lettuce--are sure to make To Eat a book readers return to again and again.

ISBN
9780374278328
By
Winterrowd, Wayne
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1118714
Location
F
Italian Gardens
$29.38
Description
This influential book was long out of print until the appearance of this new edition, which includes 20 additional photographs not found in the original. Devoted to the landscapes surrounding Italian villas, it depicts an indoor-outdoor lifestyle that was of particular appeal to later American landscape designers.
ISBN
9780881922738
By
Platt, Charles Adams
Publisher
Timber Press, Incorporated
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1118431
Location
F
A Small Garden Designer's Handbook
$9.90
Description
The author looks at the many elements which make up a garden - paths, paving, steps, walls, hedges, fences, pergolas, arches, arbors, water, obelisks, sundials and statuary. There is a section on training plants and the book is extensively illustrated with photographs.
ISBN
9780316819770
By
Strong, Roy C
Publisher
Little Brown & Co
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1118405
Location
F
On Gardening
$10.25
Description
The author shares her philosophy of gardening, shows examples of garden designs for courtyards, perennial borders, and kitchen and pool gardens, and includes garden care advice.
ISBN
9780025519350
By
Hobhouse, Penelope
Publisher
Macmillan General Reference
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1118404
Location
F
New Topiary: Imaginative Techniques from Longwood
$11.52
Description
It is essential for anyone interested in the shaping of plants for inside and outside decoration. This book will be valued by professional and amateur gardeners for adding that extra bit of theatre which has now become such an important part in our extended inside/outside living. For the first time closely guarded secrets are revealed about the growing stages and maintenance of Longwood's exotic displays, from tiny animals to astonishing creations in chrysanthemums and even self-watering life-size elephants. It will amaze traditional topiary enthusiasts by showing them how classical, formal shapes can be achieved quickly and tastefully. It is a mine of information and inspiration. Years of practical development and research have gone into this book which is a refreshing new look at plant decoration. The snags, pitfalls and the disappointments are eliminated by the confident, step-by-step instructions and ideas of an expert who is the foremost authority in this colourful modem approach to excitin
ISBN
9781870673211
By
Hammer, Patricia R
Publisher
Antique Collectors Club Dist
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1108781
Location
L
Why Grow That When You Can Grow This?: 255 Extraordinary Alternatives to Everyday Problem Plants
$5.87
Description

It's a tired turn of phrase, but the grass is always greener on the other side. And for gardeners, it's not just the grass--it's the flowers, the shrubs, and the trees.

No longer! Pining to grow lilac but lack the full sun? Try the fragrant pink and white flowers of Korean spice viburnum. Love the drama of canna but need something hardier? Try the bold foliage of variegated fleece flower. Why Grow That When You Can Grow This? offers hundreds of all-star alternatives that replace--and often outshine--popular problem plants.

Garden designer Andrew Keys makes it easier than ever to skip over the fussy plant prima donnas and move toward the equally gorgeous understudies. Each profile shows the problem plant and offers three alternatives that include three or more of the original plant's characteristics--hardiness, shape, color, texture, light, and size.

With this fun and accessible guide, you can discover the secret to choosing the plants destined to be the new stars of your garden.

ISBN
9781604692860
By
Keys, Andrew
Publisher
Timber Press
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1111661
Location
L
Teaching My Daughter to Mulch: Gardening Meditations
$11.25
Description
A collection of essays which will feed your soul as well as your body. Composting, building a stone wall, gardening at night and more are discussed with humor and the insight of a long-time gardener who loves the soil. Decorative illustrations enhance the appeal of this book and provide evocative glances of flowering things.
ISBN
9781886172197
By
Schaper, Donna
Publisher
Ash Grove Pr
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1118474
Location
F
A Garden Story
$6.58
Description
When writer Whiteson decided to spruce up his Hollywood backyard, he never dreamed that the garden would become as absorbing a creative endeavor as the novel. This book describes the initial lure of the garden, the trial and error planting and the increasing ambition that turned Whiteson's desolate yard into a spectacular story of its own.
ISBN
9781562790899
By
Whiteson, Leon
Publisher
Mercury House
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1109510
Location
B