The Complete Guide to Gardening and Living by the Signs of the Moon
Author: Jack R. Pyle,Taylor Reese
Publisher: Parkway Publishers, Inc.
View: 8053Planting "by the signs" is an ancient tradition, now explained in this exploration of the signs of the moon and how they work. Includes information on every aspect of gardening: preparing the soil, planting, fertilizing, and harvesting. (Gardening/Horticulture)
Author: Robert Pavlis
View: 9847Garden Myths examines over 120 horticultural urban legends. Turning wisdom on its head, Robert Pavlis dives deep into traditional garden advice and debunks the myths and misconceptions that abound. He asks critical questions and uses science-based information to understand plants and their environment. Armed with the truth, Robert then turns this knowledge into easy-to-follow advice. - Is fall the best time to clean the garden? - Do bloom boosters work?- Will citronella plants reduce mosquitoes in the garden?- Do pine needles acidify soil?- Should tomatoes be suckered?- Should trees be staked at planting time? - Can burlap keep your trees warm in winter?- Will a pebble tray increase humidity for houseplants? "Garden Myths is a must-read for anyone who wants to use environmentally sound practices. This fascinating and informative book will help you understand plants better, reduce unnecessary work, convince you to buy fewer products and help you enjoy gardening more."
Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-234
Author: Marcella Shaffer
Publisher: Storey Publishing
View: 7510With today's schedules, few people are able to enjoy their gardens during prime daylight hours. But there is a way you can delight in the fragrance and beauty of flowers after dark: Plant a night-blooming garden! Also known as moon gardens, night-blooming gardens are expressly designed for evening enjoyment. While attractive during the day, they take on a whole new look and feel at dusk, casting a magical spell. Pale-colored flowers reflect light from the setting sun and the rising moon, shining luminously and giving the garden an almost mystical glow. Fragrances seem more alluring. Silvery foliage shimmers tremulously as the evening breezes dance by. An aromatic, night-blooming garden offers a peaceful and tranquil spot to rest and relax at the end of the day. It is the perfect place for a casual summer party, an evening reception, a romantic tryst, or a quiet retreat to reflect and rejuvenate the senses.
Planting your biodynamic garden by the phases of the moon
Author: Matthew Jackson
Publisher: CICO Books
View: 8761Biodynamic gardening means taking a holistic approach to the garden and being aware of the interrelatedness of the soil, plants, and vegetables. The principles of biodynamics also bring a spiritual aspect to the meditative art of gardening, emphasizing the influence of invisible energies, such as the lunar cycles, on the garden. Biodynamic practices are used increasingly often in agriculture and many people are interested in adopting this holistic, natural approach in their own gardens but are unsure how to get started. In 'Lunar and Biodynamic Gardening', Matthew Jackson gives an easy-to-follow guide to getting started with biodynamics. You will discover how to take advantage of the natural rhythms of the moon, by planning your gardening activities to coincide with the most favorable conditions in the sky. For example, during a waxing moon, the earth is exhaling, and it is best to sow non-root plants. During a waning moon, the earth is inhaling, and biodynamic gardeners should water and fertilize their crops. Matthew also guides you through making biodynamic preparations to keep your soil â€œaliveâ€ , understanding your garden or allotment as part of a bigger web of life and demonstrates the importance of working with nature rather than trying to dominate it. With step-by-step illustrations for 25 projects, explanatory diagrams, and stunning color photographs, itâ€™s easy to see how biodynamic techniques can work for any gardener.
A Biodynamic Guide to Getting the Best from Your Garden
Author: Peter Berg
Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing
View: 1340Building on the intensive research of his mentor Maria Thun and the teachings of Rudolf Steiner, Berg explains how the subtle influences from the cosmos work on the plant world, describing the differences among and the significance of root, leaf, blossom, and fruit days in the working calendar. Understanding these natural processes and the practical knowledge described in this book can lead to productive, chemical-free gardening, healthy plants, and abundant harvests.
Author: Lyn Bagnall
Publisher: Scribe Publications
View: 5268Organic gardening leaves your patch of earth in a better condition than you found it by working with nature rather than against it. A practicable and better alternative to chemical-dependent and environmentally unsustainable cultivation practices, organic gardening prevents soil damage, and results in more nutritious food, and fewer contaminated waterways and poison-resistant pests.
April 2018–March 2019
Author: Helen Kolada
Publisher: Balboa Press
View: 8353Our forefathers gardened by the moon many using the words of wisdom found in the Farmers Almanac back in the 1800s. This book will provide insight into the gardening ways of our forefathers. Find out which days are best for planting leafy above-the-earth crops or bulbs; which days are best for weeding so you can keep those pesky weeds away with less work; pruning to encourage growth or to shape and when not to plant. Follow an easy to use explanation of moon cycles.
The Ancient Wisdom of Successful Planting & Harvesting by the Stars
Author: Louise Riotte
Publisher: Storey Books
View: 8594Explains how to plant fruits and vegetables in harmony with the stars and planets, and discusses lawns, and pest control
Plan Your Life by the Cycles of the Moon
Author: Llewellyn,Sally Cragin
View: 1299A bestseller since 1905, Llewellyn's Moon Sign Book has helped millions take advantage of the moon's dynamic energies. Use this essential life-planning tool to choose the best dates for almost anything: getting married, buying or selling your home, requesting a promotion, applying for a loan, traveling, having surgery, seeing the dentist, picking mushrooms, and much more. With lunar timing tips on planting and harvesting and a guide to companion plants, this popular guide is also a gardener's best friend.
Ancient and Natural Ways to Grow Healthier, Tastier Food
Author: John Harris,Jim Rickards
View: 4264What gardener wouldn't want to increase their crop yield and grow healthier, better tasting food, while reducing work and forking out less on fertilizer? This seemingly impossible win-win is achieved by planting and reaping in tune with the phases of the moon. Lunar gardening has been around for as long we have pulled food from the soil. It was practiced by the Incas and the Native Americans, and is still followed by the Maoris and rural communities in Eastern Europe because it works. But with the mass adoption of fertilizers achieving quicker results for a need-it-now-generation, these techniques had been all but forgotten by the modern gardener. Head gardener at Cornwall's famous Tresillian Estate, John Harris, has researched, studied, and put in to practice the principles of gardening by the phases of the moon for more than 40 years. The results he's achieved are nothing short of astonishing. He has never watered his garden, he only grows organically, and yet he's won numerous show awards and prizes for the size, abundance, and taste of his produce. Here he shows you how you can do the same by following a few simple principles. This book, written in his own inimitable style, is packed full of tips that improve results, anecdotes that inspire, and resources you can rely on. Its ultimate aim is to pass on John's treasure trove of horticultural knowledge to future generations, so that we can all get more from our garden. And before you ask, no: moon gardening doesn't mean you have to start digging at night."
(Malazan Book Of The Fallen 1)
Author: Steven Erikson
Publisher: Random House
View: 7639Bled dry by interminable warfare, infighting and bloody confrontations with Lord Anomander Rake and his Tiste Andii, the vast, sprawling Malazan empire simmers with discontent. Even its imperial legions yearn for some respite. For Sergeant Whiskeyjack and his Bridgeburners and for Tattersail, sole surviving sorceress of the Second Legion, the aftermath of the siege of Pale should have been a time to mourn the dead. But Darujhistan, last of the Free Cities of Genabackis, still holds out - and Empress Lasseen's ambition knows no bounds. However, it seems the empire is not alone in this great game. Sinister forces gather as the gods themselves prepare to play their hand... Conceived and written on an epic scale, Gardens of the Moon is a breathtaking achievement - a novel in which grand design, a dark and complex mythology, wild and wayward magic and a host of enduring characters combine with thrilling, powerful storytelling to resounding effect. Acclaimed by writers, critics and readers alike, here is the opening chapter in what has been hailed a landmark of epic fantasy: the awesome 'The Malazan Book of the Fallen'.
238 New Plants to Shake Up Your Garden and Add Variety, Flavor, and Fun
Author: Niki Jabbour
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Category: Vegetable gardening
View: 3687Avid vegetable gardeners will love the challenge to shake up their routine with 224 intriguing plants. Many are favorites from cultures around the globe. All offer exciting flavors and textures and novel colors and shapes.
The Definitive Guide to Stylish Outdoor Spaces
Author: Michelle Slatalla
Publisher: Artisan Books
View: 736Our homes' outdoor spaces can--and should--be as welcoming and carefully considered as our living rooms; when treated as extensions of our homes, these spaces enrich our lives immeasurably. That was the guiding principle when, under the direction of editor in chief Michelle Slatalla (whose New York Times style columns were weekly must-reads for a decade), the team behind Remodelista.com launched sister site Gardenista.com. Like Remodelista, Gardenista caters to an older, more established audience (75 percent of readers are over the age of 35) and is known for its sophisticated, well-edited aesthetic. The book contains lushly photographed tours of 12 enviable gardens; planting guides for a variety of climates and color palettes; in-depth case studies on more than a dozen outdoor structures (from yoga studios to chicken coops); do-it-yourself projects; easy-to-implement design ideas; "The Gardenista 100," a guide to timeless everyday objects for the outdoors; plus advice from landscape professionals. Equal parts inspiration and expert intel, Gardenista is both a perfect starting point and an all-in-one manual when questions arise.
Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants, an Illustrated Guide
Author: Charlotte Adelman,Bernard L. Schwartz
Publisher: Ohio University Press
View: 488Midwestern gardeners and landscapers are becoming increasingly attracted to noninvasive regional native wildflowers and plants over popular nonnative species. The Midwestern Native Garden offers viable alternatives to both amateurs and professionals, whether they are considering adding a few native plants or intending to go native all the way. Native plants improve air and water quality, reduce use of pesticides, and provide vital food and reproductive sites to birds and butterflies, that nonnative plants cannot offer, helping bring back a healthy ecosystem. The authors provide a comprehensive selection of native alternatives that look similar or even identical to a range of nonnative ornamentals. These are native plants that are suitable for all garden styles, bloom during the same season, and have the same cultivation requirements as their nonnative counterparts. Plant entries are accompanied by nature notes setting out the specific birds and butterflies the native plants attract. The Midwestern Native Garden will be a welcome guide to gardeners whose styles range from formal to naturalistic but who want to create an authentic sense of place, with regional natives. The beauty, hardiness, and easy maintenance of native Midwestern plants will soon make them the new favorites.
The Biodynamic Way
Author: Angelika Throll-Keller
View: 7201Biodynamic techniques recognise that plant life is intimately bound up with the life of the soil; that the soil itself is alive and that the degree of vitality influences the health of the crops. You will soon be able to grow quality produce which possesses vitality and has the highest flavour, through the nurture of the soil.Whether you are an experienced gardener or not, whether or not you have used permaculture or grown organic produce before, this book offers valuable, easily accessible tips
Living in Harmony with Natural and Lunar Rhythms
Author: Johanna Paungger,Thomas Poppe
Category: Health & Fitness
View: 5650The time is right to revive an ancient art which almost fell into oblivion after being practiced for thousands of years. Those who have mastered this art are able to enjoy a multitude of beneficial effects: A higher probability of surgery being successful, a shorter recovery time and virtually no scarring. Greatly increased effectiveness of medicinal herbs, especially when treating chronic illnesses. Substantial reduction or elimination of fertilizer and pesticide use in gardening and farming, without lowering harvest yields. Additionally, improved harvest quality and post-harvest durability. No need for chemically treating wood, regardless for which purpose the wood is used. This includes fire-proofing wood. Longer shelf life for vegetables, grains and canned fruit without using chemicals, while at the same time decreasing their susceptibility to mold and vermin. Decreasing the need for washing detergents by at least 50 percent. This is only a small sample of the benefits derived by those who learn and practice this art. It does not require special education, financial investment or any special talents. In order to master this art, all you need is patience, a calendar and the willingness to give up the most popular hobby in the world, namely, fighting symptoms rather than the cause. This art that has so much to offer, and in which I would like to interest my readers, has a name. It is called the Power of Timing. Its rediscovery and application can provide a major contribution to our own physical and mental recovery and wholeness (and thus automatically help the recovery of our planet). Maybe you are among those pioneers who would like to reclaim this knowledge slowly, little by little, without rushing. It is by no means too late to revive this ancient art. Even though there is little evidence today that the individual person has any influence on the recovery of the world, every little action, but above all, each good thought, counts. It can have a much deeper and immediate effect than big gestures or big empty words. Many people have begun to live more wisely and with reason and moderation. They experience what joy, serenity and inner peace are possible when leading a self-sufficient life that is free and incorruptible. It is deeply satisfying to protect our fellow humans and our environment, not as a lifestyle fraught with imposed ideology and fake morals, but with a clear comprehension of the actual nature of mankind. Namely, that we were created for each other, not against each other. In doing so, the Power of Timing, our common inheritance, can move us a big step into the future.