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  • 1,001 Ingenious Gardening Ideas: New, Fun and Fabulous That Will Change the Way You Garden - Forever!

    By Deborah L. Martin

    Our Price: $21.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781605298146
    • Publisher: Rodale Books
    • Published: July 2008
    How can you keep from dragging your garden hose over newly planted seedling? Where can you find cheap garden stakes? What can you use to keep the family cat out of your freshly tilled flower beds? This book answers these questions and hundreds more with unique new tips. Plentiful illustrations make for great browsing, while subject-area organization leads you to specific problem solutions. This book is sure to spur you on to improve the bloom and beauty of your garden.
  • 100 Ways To Improve Your Horses Schooling

    By Susan McBane

    Our Price: $25.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780715328866
    • Publisher: F & W Media Inc
    • Published: May 2008
  • 1001 Old-Time Garden Tips

    By Roger Yepsen

    Our Price: $21.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780875969176
    • Publisher: RODALE PRESS INC.
    • Published: May 2003
    1,001 Old-Time Garden Tips Timeless Bits of Wisdom on How to Grow Everything Organically, from the Good Old Days When Everyone Did Old-time gardeners were ahead of their time! Their ideas for wildflower gardens, children's gardens, organic pest controls, decorating with houseplants, healing with herbs, and more are at the forefront of modern gardening trends. Take a look back to the future of gardening with this incredible collection of gardening advice from successful 17th-, 18th-, 19th-, and early 20th-century gardeners. Early gardeners knew what they were doing--they had to, since they depended on their plants for food, medicine, home decorations, and recreation! Whether you're growing vegetables, flowers, herbs, fruits, trees, shrubs, wildflowers, houseplants, or lawn grass, these old-time tips will help you get the most out of your plantings. Do you want a lusher lawn? How about more beautiful flowerbeds or hints for making your yard look bigger? You'll find all that and more in 1,001 Old-Time Garden Tips. Learn how to read weather signs, improve your soil organically, hide landscape eyesores with ease, decorate your home with flowering vines, and soothe sore joints with herbal remedies. Discover creative ways to landscape your home with fanciful topiary tree houses or practical hedges and windbreaks. From fruits to nuts and artichokes to watermelons, you'll find recommendations for healthier harvests--not to mention recipes for unique and tasty side dishes, drinks, and herbal seasonings. Plus: hundreds of organic techniques that have been proven effective by generations of great gardeners! Look for these special features and more: * "Old-Time Wisdom" boxes present early gardeners' best planting notions. * Tried-and-true recipes from early kitchens will tickle your tastebuds. * "Strange but True" boxes reveal weird, wacky, and wonderful gardening techniques. * A source list makes it easy to locate wonderful old-time plants. * Authentic old-time illustrations take you back to a time when garden tips were on everyone's lips. * A "Recommended Reading" list guides you to more great ideas from the past.
  • 101 Chicken Keeping Hacks from Fresh Eggs Daily: Tips, Tricks, and Ideas for You and your Hens

    By Lisa Steele

    Our Price: $22.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780760360637
    • Publisher: Voyageur Press
    • Published: October 2018
  • 12 Steps to Natural Gardening

    By Alfred H. Krautter

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781607465133
    • Publisher: Wavecrest
    • Published: January 2012
    12 Steps to Natural Gardening is the perfect book for anyone interested in gardening the natural way without the use of toxic pesticides, chemical fertilizers, or harsh additives. The health of family, children, and pets is becoming a great concern for the majority of Americans who have been following the traditional chemical approach. This book gives you recipes and formulas to make the simple switch to a healthy natural organic lawn and garden. After reading this book, not only will you enjoy a beautiful garden for years to come, but you will also appreciate the philosophical change that occurs when you bond with nature. You will enjoy reading thirty-four personal stories, one following each chapter. There are blank pages for you to jot down notes and your observations, and following each story, there are blank pages for you to add your own story.
  • 12 Weeks to the Perfect Parrot

    By Verna Shannan

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781482588224
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
    • Published: February 2013
    This book is intended for parrot-owners who would like to cure or prevent behavioural problems in their birds. Verna Shannan is an acknowledged expert on parrot behaviour worldwide. She has worked with birds at Taronga Zoo in Sydney; attended workshops in Sacramento, California, with such notables as Liz Wilson, Phoebe Linden and top avian veterinarian, Fern Van Sant; and a three-day Pet Parrot convention in Minneapolis, where she met and listened to Sally Blanchard and many other avian specialists. Since then she has helped many owners to understand and relate to their parrots as well as curing their birds of problems like feather plucking, biting and excessive screaming.
  • A Bird-Finding Guide to Costa Rica

    By Barrett Lawson

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780801475849
    • Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr
    • Published: November 2009
    A relocated U.S. birder describes some 50 of Costa Rica's top birding destinations. To facilitate viewing of expected and target species, Lawson presents an overview of tropical birds, maps, site descriptions, driving directions, and sample itineraries. He also provides information on recent name changes, invasive species, and endemic birds, and a master bird checklist by location. Though the guide lacks color illustrations, bird lists include plate references to the standard field guides by Stiles and Skutch and Garrigues and Dean. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • A Bird-Lover in the West

    By Olive Thorne Miller

    Our Price: $28.75
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781140177081
    • Publisher: BiblioLife
  • A Birder's Guide to Maine

    By Elizabeth C. Pierson

    Our Price: $23.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780892723652
    • Publisher: Down East Books
    • Published: August 1996
  • A Birder's West Indies: An Island-By-Island Tour

    By Roland H. Wauer

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780292791015
    • Publisher: University of Texas Press
    • Published: April 1996
  • A Bloom a Day: A Fortune-Telling Birthday Book

    By Ron Van Dongen

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780811868211
    • Publisher: Chronicle Books
    • Published: June 2009
    Nature's most beautiful works of art, flowers have reigned for centuries as symbols of love, gratitude, friendship, and remembrance. In Bloom a Day, celebrated photographer Ron van Dongen matches each day of the year with its corresponding blossom. Each portrait is then paired with a fortune that uncovers the meaning of that flower and reveals the personality and destiny of those born on that day. A gorgeous photography bookvan Dongen's work captures the rich color, exquisite detail, and sensual form of 366 different flowersBloom a Day is also a delightful book of divination. It's a lovely gift for seekers and flower lovers alike.
  • A Dictionary / Index of Interior Plants

    By Kenneth C. Sanderson

    Our Price: $20.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781419694561
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
    • Published: June 2008
    Dictionary/Index of Interior Plants deals with the common and not so common plants used in interior environments. Numerous popular trees, shrubs, vines and ground covers that are used as potted, specimen, tub, planter, hanging basket, floral design material, water garden, bonsai and terraria in interior plantscapes are considered. The book is written as a quick reference of plant names (common and scientific) rather than a comprehensive taxonomic text for identifying plants. Beginning and commercial growers, plantscapers, interior plantscape designers, teachers, students, researchers, and all lovers of green plants will find it useful in locating a plant along with its currently acceptable scientific name (plus its derivation, meaning and pronunciation). This task is facilitated by cross-referencing of common names of interior plants to their scientific names. Brief descriptions of the plant that are relevant to their interior use are provided to confirm the plant.
  • A Field Guide to Coastal Fishes: From Maine to Texas

    By Valerie A. Kells

    Our Price: $27.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780801898389
    • Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
    • Published: January 2011
    An identification guide with 1,085 color illustrations covers more than 1,000 fish species that live near the American shores of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, with each fish's description including its biology, habitat, distribution and size information. Original.
  • A Field Guide to Eastern Butterflies (Peterson Field Guide)

    By Paul A. Opler

    Our Price: $23.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780395904534
    • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    • Published: May 1998
    Describes more than 524 species of butterflies, discussing their physical appearance, development, food, flight period, and location
  • A Field Guide to Hawks of North America (Second Edition)

    By William S. Clark

    Our Price: $22.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780395670675
    • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
    • Published: November 2001
    Identifies all species of North American hawks, eagles, falcons, vultures, kites, and ospreys, describing their characteristics and markings.

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