Good Bug, Bad Bug

Who's Who, What They Do, and How to Manage Them Organically (All You Need to Know about the Insects in Your Garden)

Author: Jessica Walliser

Publisher: St Lynns Press

ISBN: 9780976763192

Category: Gardening

Page: 90

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Identifies helpful and harmful insects found in the garden, and gives advice for effectively managing both types of insects organically.
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Gardening with Young Children

Author: Sara Starbuck,Marla Olthof,Karen Midden

Publisher: Redleaf Press

ISBN: 1605543136

Category: Education

Page: 264

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Explore the unique and expansive learning opportunities offered by gardening with children Gardens are where children’s imaginations engage nature, and the result is joyful learning. Gardening helps children develop an appreciation for the natural world and build the foundation for environmental stewardship. This book is packed with information and inspiration to help you immerse children in gardening and outdoor learning experiences—green thumb or a perfect plot of land not required. Learn how a gardening curriculum supports learning and development across all domains. You’ll also find heaps of suggestions for planning, planting, and caring for a garden suited to your unique setting, such as container gardens, raised beds, in-ground gardens, gardens grown vertically on a wall or fence, and even rooftop gardens. Cultivate children’s wonder and appreciation for nature. This book provides More than 60 hands-on learning activities for children of all ages to explore plants and garden creatures Vibrant photographs and classroom stories describing showcasing great programs from around the country New content reflecting childhood issues and gardening trends that have surfaced in recent years, including concerns that children are becoming alienated from nature, and that childhood obesity is becoming an epidemic Resources to help your garden flourish, seed and garden supply lists, information on poisonous plants, and books about gardens and garden creatures
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Gardening Complete

How to Best Grow Vegetables, Flowers, and Other Outdoor Plants

Author: Authors of Cool Springs Press

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 076035765X

Category: Gardening

Page: 376

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Gardening Complete is the most up-to-date and complete guide to gardening for homeowners. Inside, eight of North America’s top gardening experts—and Cool Springs Press authors—present 19 subjects of critical interest to anyone who wants to learn or broaden gardening skills. Whether your main interest is in designing landscapes and gardens, ornamental gardening to make your yard more attractive, or gardening to provide nutritious edibles for the family table, this book will become your definitive source of information. It is intended for serious beginning to intermediate gardeners, but even veteran gardeners will be intrigued by what these experts have to say about core gardening skills and common horticultural subjects. Gardening Complete is a practical book that demonstrates how to accomplish the routine activities of gardening, including: planning and planting your garden, essential care for the garden during the growing season, dealing with pests and diseases, and harvesting fruits and vegetables. While many gardening books focus on regional plant species or devote large sections to some form of plant catalog, this book is different. Gardening Complete serves not only as a self-contained manual for gardening skills and information in all regions, but also as a sampler that may help you determine where to focus your gardening hobby in the future or even help you identify authors you’d like to explore further. Each of the eight authors has an impressively broad background in publishing and lecturing on gardening, and you may discover a new favorite writer in these pages. We haven’t just allowed these authorities to express their individual views—we’ve encouraged them to do so. As is true in a healthy garden, we’ve aimed at diversity for this book. This book is not an organic gardening book per se, but if you have any previous familiarity with Cool Springs Press or any of these authors, you will know that we tend to take a low-impact approach to gardening. Thus, our authors generally offer advice that is gentle to the soil, to the environment, and to beneficial insects and animals. Success in your yard and garden awaits you with the help of Gardening Complete. Our authros are among the most passionate gardeners you will ever meet, and they have helped thousands of home gardeners just like you.
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Sustainable Gardening For Dummies

Author: Donna Ellis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118348540

Category: Gardening

Page: 384

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Created especially for the Australian customer! Reduce your environmental footprint in the garden with thispractical guide With all the talk about the health of the planet, you've probablyheard about sustainability. Now you can apply these principles inyour own backyard, whether that's an Aussie apartment balcony or asprawling Kiwi rural spread. Find out great techniques for planningyour sustainable garden and keeping your plants - and you - happyand healthy. Plant nutrients - what are they and how can you supplythem to your plants sustainably? Watering techniques - how much water does your garden reallyneed, and how can you conserve and supply it? Landscaping and gardening materials - where do they come fromand are they sustainable? Biodiversity - how do you help increase the biodiversity of theplanet through your own gardening practices? Organic gardening, permaculture and biodynamics - what methodscan you adopt to improve your sustainable garden? Weeds and pests - how are they defined, and how do you controlthem while being kind to the environment? Compost heaps and worm farms - how do you build and maintainthem, and what do they do for your garden? Potting mix - how can you choose a sustainable product or evenmake your own?
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Container Gardening Complete

Creative Projects for Growing Vegetables and Flowers in Small Spaces

Author: Jessica Walliser

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 0760359601

Category: Gardening

Page: 272

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Container Gardening Complete has everything you need to know to successfully garden in a small space, including step-by-step directions, photographs, and information on more than 125 plants. The ideal book for urban gardeners, indoor gardeners, and vegetable gardeners, Container Gardening Complete is a thorough visual guide that will get you growing quickly! Whether you are growing vegetables, fruits, or flowers on an apartment balcony; creating a small vegetable garden for personal use; or decorating steps and walkways, this hard working book is your go-to resource. The methods described in this book are foolproof and easy to follow, with step-by-step directions and photographs, scalable projects for differing needs, and many great ideas for upscaled containers from things you have around your home. You’ll get to know the ins and outs of gardening in a small space, from the importance of drainage, irrigation, and other watering concerns to ornamental combinations of plants, and the very best vegetables, fruits, and nonedibles for container gardening.
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Gardener's Guide to Compact Plants

Edibles and Ornamentals for Small-Space Gardening

Author: Jessica Walliser

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 0760364842

Category: Gardening

Page: 208

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Covering a broad array of landscape plants, including edibles, flowering and fruiting trees and shrubs, evergreens, and perennials, horticulturist Jessica Walliser takes a deep dive into the emerging category of compact plants. Whether short, narrow, columnar, or dwarf, this new and exciting group of plants provides the same decorative function as full-sized ornamental plants, but in a fraction of the space. Plus, edible compact plants offer comparable productivity, without having to add more square footage to the garden. In this comprehensive guide, Jessica uses her numerous contacts in the seed and plant production world to give space-challenged gardeners a heads up on what's new, as well as re-introducing a few traditional small-footprint favorites. In both urban and suburban neighborhoods, yards are shrinking, and big plants and gardens require too much maintenance for today's time-starved homeowners. If you're searching for plants that require less space and reduced day-to-day maintenance, dwarf shrubs and other compact plants to the rescue! With little to no pruning required, columnar trees, dwarf shrubs, mini veggies, short-statured perennials, and other compact plants fill a much-needed niche. In the Gardener's Guide to Compact Plants, you'll discover fantastic, brand new dwarf and compact plant varieties you didn't even know existed. And, you'll learn how to grow more flowers, fruits, and veggies than ever before, no matter how much—or how little—space you have. It's the perfect book for homeowners with small yards, urban gardeners, container growers, or anyone looking to grow a beautiful and productive small-scale garden.
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Vegetable Gardening For Dummies

Author: Charlie Nardozzi,The Editors of the National Gardening Association

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470555484

Category: Gardening

Page: 384

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A hands-on guide to the ins and outs of raising and using vegetables Want to grow your own vegetables? You can do it the fun and easy way with this practical guide. From selecting the right spot to preparing the soil to harvesting, Vegetable Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how to successfully raise vegetables regardless of the size of your plot or your dietary needs. You'll discover how to plot your garden and get the soil in tip-top shape; select the types of vegetables you want to grow; plant the seeds properly; and care for them as they grow. You'll also know the right time to pick your vegetables and the best ways to enjoy them. Plus, you'll get tips on preserving foods grown at home. Expert advice on planting, caring for, harvesting, and enjoying the fruits of your own vegetable garden Features environmentally friendly ways to combat pests in your garden Charlie Nardozzi is senior horticulturist and spokesperson for the National Gardening Association; he's also been the gardening expert on such programs as HGTV's Today at Home and Way to Grow and the Discovery Channel's Home Matters Whether you have a green thumb or you've never grown a plant before, Vegetable Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition has all the information you need to create a healthy garden.
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Great Garden Fix-Its

Organic Remedies for Everything from Aphids to Weeds

Author: Christine Bucks

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 216

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Looking for fast solutions to all your gardening problems? Then open up the pages of Great Garden Fix-Its, where you'll find advice that really works-- straight from backyard gardeners like yourself. Packed with easy to read, useful tips, Great Garden Fix-Its is sure to become the book you turn to year after year for problem solving. Some of the simple hints you'll discover include how to: * Keep rabbits from nibbling on trees with window screens * Protect lettuce form the sun's heat with old lace curtains * Create a planting scheme to hide that ugly heating oil tank in the backyard * Wrap your rosebushes like mummies to insulate them against winter frost * Turn a piece of PVC pipe into a water reservoir for a container plant
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The Organic Suburbanite

An Environmentally Friendly Way to Live the American Dream

Author: Warren Schultz

Publisher: Rodale Press

ISBN: 9780875968605

Category: Gardening

Page: 158

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An award-winning garden writer demystifies the world of organics with his trademark wit and extensive horticulture knowledge in this comprehensive guide to protecting the environment while living in the suburbs. Full-color photos.
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