By Rev. Sally G. Bingham ISBN-13: 978-0-9800288-3-6Cover Type: PaperbackPage Count: 248 Pages.
The New Low-Maintenance Garden: How to Have A Beautiful, Productive Garden and the Time to Enjoy It, written by Valerie Easton. This book takes a new approach to gardening simple. You no longer have to trade in personal style in order to have a low-maintenance garden. You wont even have to exclude your favorite plants, colors, or designs in order to meet your goal. This book starts by breaking down common bad habits, and replacing them with simple garden routines and effective techniques that save time and energy. Whether you are gardening for visual value, growing fruit or vegetables, or for functional purposes, this book has low-maintenance techniques and ideas that will meet all of your needs. This book is full of photographs of real low-maintenance gardens that will give you great ideas while you develop your new garden plan. ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-166-5Cover Type: PaperbackPublisher: Timber Press.
How The Government Got In Your Backyard, by J. Gillman & E. Heberlig, wades through the facts and disinformation surrounding controversial environmental issues in order to better inform the readers. The government has a hand in every environmental issue, but government agencies and political representatives are constantly aurgueing and contradicting each other when it comes to these issues. This makes it nearly impossible for the average person to figure out what the real facts are. These authors take an unbiased and nonpartisan approach based on evidence. Whether talking about biotechnology, renewable fuel, climate change, or plant patents, this book details the evidence surrounding these issues in order to better inform the reader. If you are looking to decipher these issues, this book is a step in the right direction. ISBN-13: 978-1-88192-001-9Cover Type: HardcoverPublisher: Timber Press.
Good Weed Bad Weed: Who’s Who, What to Do, and Why Some Deserve a Second Chance, by Nancy Gift, is the go-to field guide for figuring out what weeds are in your garden and which ones need to go. Controlling weeds in the lawn and garden can be hard to keep up with. This guide helps you identify and control the bad weeds naturally. Over 50 different common weeds are covered in this book. This book is peppered with laughs, facts, and even some recipes for some of the weeds you may find. ISBN-13: 978-0-9819615-6-9Cover Type: Concealed Spiral BindingPage Count: 104 Pages.
Waterwise Plants For Sustainable Gardens, by Lauren Springer Ogden and Scott Ogden, takes a look at 200 of the most water-wise and widely adaptable perennials, trees, succulents, and bulbs. Each profile gives information on planting zones, cultivation, care, and disease/pest issues. This book is full of creative ideas and full color images. Every plant included in this book would work wonderfully in any sustainable garden. ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-169-6Cover Type: PaperbackPublisher: Timber Press.
Lisa Lee Benjamin, Karla Dakin, and Mindy Pantiel use a combination of construction techniques and the understanding of design to guide people through the process of planting food and flowers on a roof. Gardeners often question themselves whether they are capable of such a project. But Lisa, Karla, and Mindy have moved beyond the professional landscapers, and convinced gardeners that they are very capable and have the essential skills to complete and create a sustainable garden. With detailed information and many photos, the book steps you through all the important examples and inspired ideas that are reachable to any gardener. The issues of aesthetics to environmental problems are considered. Space is often a concern in urban areas. This practical book is like a manual that logically leads and helps solve many problems of gardening in today’s city environments. ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-312-6Cover Type: HardcoverPublisher: Timber Press.
Planting Green Roofs And Living Walls, by Nigel Dunnett and Noel Kingsbury. This book offers insight into the newest techniques and best plants used for green roofs and living walls. Green roofs and walls are eco-friendly. They often reduce pollution,conserve energy by providing additional insulation, reduce maintenance needs, and create a habitat for wildlife. The authors offer detailed tips for implementation and maintenance. If you want to make use of all of your available space while gaining the eco-friendly benefits of the green roofs and walls, this book is the perfect guide for you. ISBN-13: 978-0-88192-911-9Cover Type: HardcoverPublisher: Timber Press.
How To Eradicate Invasive Plants, by Teri Dunn Chace. Learn how to accurately identify over 200 common invasive plants and techniques for eliminating them from the garden. No longer does a gardener have to waste valueable time or lose beloved plants to these pesky invasive plants. Pick this book up today and save yourself frustration and heartbreak. Why should you spend endless hours weeding these plants when you could be using that time to enjoy and perfect your garden?! ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-306-5Cover Type: PaperbackPublisher: Timber Press.
Roses Without Chemicals, by Peter E. Kukielski. Anyone who has grown roses knows that they often need a lot of love and maintenance. If you find yourself constantly battling pests, don’t throw in the towel before you read this book. The author highlights 150 varieties of roses that are disease resistant and won’t require chemical treatments. Complete with advice on planting, maintenance, and common issues. Each profile has cultivar specific information about color, scent, care, and growth habits. This book is sure to help you correct your rose issues and ensure that you have gorgeous and care-free rose shrubs. ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-354-6Cover Type: PaperbackPublisher: Timber Press.
The Bold Dry Garden, by Johanna Silver. This book focuses on the design principles behind planting a successful dry garden, with examples taken straight from the Ruth Bancroft Garden in California. The author profiles plants that are perfect for dry climates including information on characteristics, growth, and care. If you live in a dry climate, this book will help you create a gorgeous, thriving, and water-wise garden. ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-670-7Cover Type: HardcoverPublisher: Timber Press.
The Green Roof Manual, by Edmund C. Snodgrass and Linda McIntyre. This is a comprehensive guide to creating green roofs in all situations and climates of North America. This book offers design projects and techniques that have been proven effective. This is not just some cut and paste strategy guide however. Instead, the author blends examples from actual projects with the knowledge of how the the green roof ecosystems function and the theories behind construction and maintenance. This book is informative enough to make it an essential resource for professionals, while still being easy enough for the common gardener to read and use. The many photographs help the reader to visualize each project. If you are interested in the benefits of a green roof but don’t know how to get started, this book is the perfect place to begin. ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-049-1Cover Type: HardcoverPublisher: Timber Press.
Small Green Roofs, by Nigel Dunnett, Dusty Gedge, John Little, Edmund C. Snodgrass. This book challenges the idea that green roofs are not feasible for small scale purposes or domestic use. Why shouldn’t we be able to conserve space, water, and energy at home with a green roof? Well these authors say that now we can! This book details plans for green roofs on sheds, garages, houses, and other small structures. Each projects has detailed information on design, construction, and tips for caring for the gardens. If you are looking for strategies and designs that will help you build a green roof, or you just need some inspiration, this book will be an essential factor in your success. ISBN-13: 978-1-90469-059-0Cover Type: PaperbackPublisher: Timber Press.
Michael Allaby has written this informational book on how weather conditions matter in plant life. It is crucial that gardeners become aware of the different climatological principles that affect plants — and the many techniques used that help them survive under various weather conditions. Michael writes in a practical way how to adapt conditions and be aware of the weather systems in your surroundings. He touches on important concepts of weather that will ensure plant survival. This book is for the seasonal gardener as well as the beginner gardener. ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-554-0Cover Type: HardcoverPublisher: Timber Press.
Thomas Rainer and Claudia West have created a book that takes a gardener on a unique planting journey! They carefully outline and display the strategies needed to develop a more natural landscape. This exciting book teaches how to design and plant in layers. The authors are especially mindful of how important below the ground is, as well as above it, and how crucial all aspects are for maintaining a successful ecological garden. The book illustrations are clear, clean and beautiful. As you read through the Planting in a Post-Wild World, you find countless resources and designing ideas. Borrowing from nature and embracing these new ideas, a gardener is inspired with new ways of thinking about gardening. The easy to understand instructions will show how to design and merge the wild and natural with cultivated plants. ISBN-13: 978-0-88192-553-3Cover Type: HardcoverPublisher: Timber Press.
We are all aware of the urgency of improving the environment, along with the task of dealing with global climate change. In this book, Douglas W. Tallamy highlights the issues of our threatened wildlife due to urban development, especially the endangerment of insects, birds and other animals. He stresses the appreciation of the natural world in both plants and animals. In an entertaining and encouraging voice, he explains the importance of sustaining both in our suburban gardens. Biodiversity is a key word that Tallamy addresses. It means to boost the ecosystem productivity where each species, no matter how small, all have an important role to play. Tallamy discusses the imbalance that can lead to a weakened food chain. He encourages gardeners to plant native plants for the wild creatures who thrive on the native plants that mimic the wilderness they are accustomed. This is a great read with a down-to-earth attitude that guides gardeners down the right path. ISBN-13: 978-1-88192-992-8Cover Type: PaperbackPublisher: Timber Press.