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Whether you re struggling with insomnia, the kids have eczema, or your partner is feeling under the weather, this book could have the answer. With easy recipes, ethnobotanist James Wong shows how to make simple creams, salves, teas and much, much more from the stuff growing in your window box, in your local grocery or garden center, or even in the sidewalk. Using the flowers, fruit, roots, trees, vegetables and herbs that are all around us James provides preparations to help relieve a whole range …
Amazon / Readers Digest
Price: 49.96 $

 Many a budding gardener has been tempted by the elegant orchids peeking out of the floral sections of grocery stores or lined up at a nursery. But too often, new orchid owners are faced with a “now what?” moment once the plant is set up at home.  Orchids have a reputation for being challenging to cultivate but in reality, their care isn’t difficult—it’s just different. Growing Windowsill Orchids is an easy-to-follow, nontechnical guide to caring for these popular plants. This new edition …

We live in a world where processed foods strain the shelves of grocery stores. The health of our world population suffers as a result. A guide to creating an Abundant Garden in your living space is a welcome solution. Put your health back in your hands through learning the following: · Grow vegetables and fruits your family will enjoy · Grow an abundant variety of fruits and vegetables to supplement your diet · Create edible food spaces using small or large ground plots · Create fruit and vegetable …
Amazon / Brand: FriesenPress
Price: 38.99 $

One in every seven flowering plants on earth is an orchid. Yet orchids retain an air of exotic mystery—and they remain remarkably misunderstood and underappreciated. The orchid family contains an astonishing array of colors, forms, and smells that captivate growers from all walks of life across the globe. Though undeniably elegant, the popular moth orchid—a grocery store standard—is a bland stand-in when compared with its thousands of more complex and fascinating brethren, such as the Demon …

English ivies are primarily sought as a trailing ground cover lawn alternative that quickly creeps to cover areas (especially beneath large trees, to cover bald spots where grass wont grow) with a maintenance-free carpet of beautiful foliage. They are also popular as a climbing vine (the roots attach to most surfaces: buildings, fences, trellises, walls,...) and for topiaries. Often used to brighten shady areas, English ivies are sometimes grown as a climbing ornamental plant to cover buildings and …

One in every seven flowering plants on earth is an orchid. Yet orchids retain an air of exotic mystery—and they remain remarkably misunderstood and underappreciated. The orchid family contains an astonishing array of colors, forms, and smells that captivate growers from all walks of life across the globe. Though undeniably elegant, the popular moth orchid—a grocery store standard—is a bland stand-in when compared with its thousands of more complex and fascinating brethren, such as the Demon …
Amazon / Ivy Press
Price: 29.28 $

How do you create unique and easy floral ideas? Simply follow the recipes in the Quick and Easy Flower Design book. Each recipe is written in a simple, flexible format. Each is so easy it can be completed in ten minutes by even beginning floral arrangers. The book includes simple botanical mixes-such as berries, hostas, and sage-not fancy florist shop creations, which also makes projects inexpensive without sacrificing visual impact. Flowers are easily attainable from the grocery store, the roadside, …
Amazon / Quarry Books
Price: 27.63 $

A lively, passionate argument for the backyard vegetable garden, drawing on science, history, and stories from the author’s garden. Our parents saw supermarkets and processed foods as the height of convenience. But nothing is moreconvenient than grocery shopping in the backyard. A vegetable garden offers the best defense againstrising food prices, the most environmentally sound way to eat, and better exercise than any gym. It willturn anyone into a wonderful cook, since nothing tastes more vibrant …
Amazon / Rodale Books
Price: 25.09 $

Preserved by families, collected by seed savers, passed around among farmers, heirloom tomatoes are now being sought out by more and more home gardeners as an alternative to the bland sameness of commercial hybrids. And happily, these growers are discovering that heirlooms are not only vastly more flavorful, but are just as hardy and easy to cultivate as the hybrids. Dr. Carolyn J. Male, who has raised more than a thousand heirloom tomatoes, here presents 100 consistently top-performing varieties …

Heritage Apples travels far beyond the grocery store of today to savor the apples of the past. These are the apple varieties -- the Gravensteins, the Kings, the red-fleshed Pink Pearl -- that link us to history, but through food movements and taste preferences are remerging as the fruit of the future. Heritage apples evoke memories and passion for some; for others they offer delicious, unexplored flavors and a connection to local farmers.Discover the histories behind the apples, and learn some startling …
Amazon / TouchWood Editions
Price: 22.97 $

A garden without berries is like spring without flowers. But with ever-increasing prices at grocery stores and markets, berries have sadly become a rare treat for most people. Successful Berry Growing is a book to solve this problem for good! A lifelong organic farmer, homesteader and student of everything agricultural, Gene Logsdon knows a thing or two about growing berries. And although Successful Berry Growing is geared to the small-scale or family operation, the information inside is useful for …
Amazon / Echo Point Books & Media
Price: 20.96 $

Winner of the GOLD Nonfiction Book Award! Reduce your lawn and your grocery budget. Take gardening to the next level! Would you like to grow healthy food for your table? Do you want to learn the secrets of farming even though you live in a neighborhood? Author Amy Stross talks straight about why the suburbs might be the ideal place for a small farm. In these pages you ll learn: How to make your landscape as productive as it is beautiful Why the suburbs are primed with food-growing potential How to …
Amazon / Twisted Creek Press
Price: 20.46 $

FLOWERS ARE LIKE WATER: YOU NEED THEM EVERY DAY   Forget about fussy bouquets and ornate vases. All you need are a few blooms from your grocery store or farmers’ market, a simple container—perhaps one found at a garage sale or in your recycling bin or kitchen cabinet—and a touch of whimsy to pull it all together.    In Flowers Chic and Cheap, Elle Decor editor at large Carlos Mota shows how unexpected elements can make a style statement. For example, fill a vintage teapot with pink peonies …
Amazon / Clarkson Potter
Price: 19.99 $

The art of bonsai is widely known in the West: from the Karate Kid to the American Bonsai Association and even local grocery stores, bonsai has become a common sight in the States. But bonsai, the Japanese art of creating miniature trees, actually originated in China, where it s called penjing. Penjing, meaning tray scenery, is a traditional Chinese art of creating miniature potted landscapes including trees and other plants. Brought from China to Japan in ancient times before spreading to the West, …
Amazon / Shanghai Press
Price: 19.83 $

One of the most rewarding parts of having your own vegetable garden is being able to grow plants that you will almost never find at the grocery store. In The Cultivariable Growing Guide, Cultivariable owner and plant breeder William Whitson takes you on a tour of sixteen vegetables that are rarely seen in North America. These plants thrive in the Pacific Northwest, but many of them are adaptable to other climates as well. The first half of the book discusses root and tuber crops from the Andes, often …
Amazon / Cultivariable
Price: 18.67 $

American Horticulture Society Award Winner The apple is one of the most iconic fruits, traditionally picked on cool fall days and used in pies, crisps, and ciders. And there is a vast world of varieties that goes beyond the common grocery store offerings of Red Delicious and Granny Smith. With names like American Beauty, Carter’s Blue, and Fallawater, and flavors ranging from sweet to tart, this treasure trove of unique apples is ripe for discovery. There is no better guide through this tasty world …
Amazon / Timber Press OR
Price: 17.76 $