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The Self-Sufficiency Handbook
Your Complete Guide to a Self-Sufficient Home, Garden, and Kitchen
by Alan Bridgewater, Gill Bridgewater
Pub Date 14 Nov 2017
Worried about ever-rising fuel bills and longing for the day when you can be off-grid and independent? Anxious about the quality of the food you eat and planning to go organic? Yearning to get back to the way it was but don't know where to start? This book will show you how to achieve the eco-friendly good life. The authors cover the ecological gamut from...
The Sound of Cherry Blossoms
Zen Lessons from the Garden on Contemplative Design
by Martin Hakubai Mosko, Alxe Noden
Pub Date 06 Feb 2018
Garden design is the way of discovering the garden. And the garden is a metaphor for life itself.
Part garden design philosophy and part Zen Buddhism, this book eloquently shows us how the principles of garden design are...
How Not to Kill Your Houseplant
Survival Tips for the Horticulturally Challenged
by Veronica Peerless
Pub Date 15 Aug 2017
Can't keep a houseplant alive, no matter how hard you try and how good your intentions are? This is the book for you. You need this book. Give plants a chance.
Help your plant live with survival tips and learn the simple ways not to kill your plants.With over 50 different types of popular houseplants, How Not to Kill Your Houseplant summarizes what type of...
Visualize the Perfect Combination for Your Yard; Step-by-Step Guide with Profiles of 128 Popular Plants, Reusable Cling Stickers, and Fold-Out Design Board
by Michelle Gervais
Pub Date 06 Mar 2018
Before picking up the trowel, pick up the stickers! With 150 reusable illustrated stickers — representing dozens of plant cultivars that are versatile, readily available, and suitable for most temperate growing zones — plus a fold-out design board and a book teaching five easy steps of garden design, you’ll have everything you need to create your vision of...
Wildflowers of Texas
by Michael Eason
Pub Date 18 Apr 2018
In Wildflowers of Texas, Michael Eason describes and illustrates more than 1,100 species commonly encountered in the beloved Lone Star State. This comprehensive guide includes perennials, annuals, and bulbs, both native and naturalized, and is organized by flower color and flower family. Introductory information includes the diverse eco-regions of the Texas...
The Flower-Powered Garden
Supercharge Your Borders and Containers with Bold, Colourful Plant Combinations
by Andy Vernon
Pub Date 07 Mar 2018
For many gardeners, the low-key colors of the naturalistic gardening movement are just too quiet. Andy Vernon, a self-professed flower fanatic, is one of these gardeners. In The Flower- Powered Garden, he urges everyone to embrace one of the most joyful and important parts of a garden—color.
The Chicken Chick's Guide to Backyard Chickens
Simple Steps for Healthy, Happy Hens
by Kathy Shea Mormino
Pub Date 01 Oct 2017
Internationally known as The Chicken Chick, Kathy Shea Mormino brings an informative style and fresh perspective on raising backyard chickens to millions of fans around the world. An attorney by profession, Kathy is the founder and one-woman creative force behind her wildly popular and award-winning Facebook page and blog, The-Chicken-Chick.com.
The Garden in Every Sense and Season
by Tovah Martin
Pub Date 04 Apr 2018
So much of gardening is focused on the monthly checklists, seasonal to-do lists, and daily upkeep—weed this area, plant these seeds, prune this tree, rake these leaves, dig this hole—frantically done all year long. But what about taking the time to truly enjoy the garden in every sense? In The Garden in Every Sense and Season does just that. Beginning the...
Designing with Palms
by Jason Dewees
Pub Date 14 Feb 2018
Palms are a landscape staple in warm, temperate climates worldwide. But these stunning and statement-making plants are large, expensive, difficult to install, and create unique design challenges. In Designing with Palms, palm expert Jason Dewees shares every major aspect of designing...
How to Live Scandinavian
by Brontë Aurell
Pub Date 07 Sep 2017
‘Why are Scandinavians constantly topping the happiness table?’
‘How do you get more Scandi-style in your life?’
‘Just how do you use lagom?’
Like her viking ancestors before her, Brontë Aurell left Denmark to explore the world beyond home shores and in her travels has come to understand the fascination with her kinfolk, as well as seeing the idiosyncrasies...
Worms Eat My Garbage, 35th Anniversary Edition
How to Set Up and Maintain a Worm Composting System: Compost Food Waste, Produce Fertilizer for Houseplants and Garden, and Educate Your Kids and Family
by Mary Appelhof, Joanne Olszewski
Pub Date 26 Dec 2017
For more than three decades, this best-selling guide to the practice of vermicomposting has taught people how to use worms to recycle food waste into nutrient-rich fertilizer for houseplants or gardens. Small-scale, self-contained worm bins can be kept indoors, in a basement or even under the kitchen sink in an apartment — making vermicomposting a great...
Heavy Timber Structures
Creating Comfort in Public Spaces
by Anthony F. Zaya and Tim Diener
Pub Date 28 Nov 2017
In the triumvirate of dominant structural building materials—wood, metal, and masonry—each has its advantages, but none are as intertwined with the human spirit as wood. Thirty-five public buildings illustrate how heavy timber framing can address familiar programmatic issues such as structure, economics, aesthetics, and sustainability. Timber framing can...
Home Remodeling Done Right, On Time, and On Budget
by Monica D. Higgins
Pub Date 28 Oct 2017
Most homeowners are uninformed and ill-prepared for big-ticket remodels. The knowledge they do have often comes from reality-TV home makeover shows that gloss over the ingredients essential to success. This book by a construction management pro gives homeowners increased confidence in making remodeling decisions, and peace of mind. Learn the six biggest...
The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning
How to Make Your Loved Ones’ Lives Easier and Your Own Life More Pleasant
by Margareta Magnusson
Pub Date 02 Jan 2018
Funny, wise, and deeply practical, Swedish artist Margareta Magnusson offers advice on how to declutter your home and minimize your worldly possessions so your loved ones don’t have to do it for you.
In Swedish there is a word for it: Döstädning, “dö” means “death” and “städning” means “cleaning.” The idea behind death cleaning is to remove unnecessary...
The Less Is More Garden
Big Ideas for Designing Your Small Yard
by Susan Morrison
Pub Date 17 Jan 2018
When it comes to gardens, bigger isn’t always better. A larger space requires more plants, more furniture, more maintenance, and more time. A smaller space takes less time to design, install, and care for and makes it easier for gardeners to take advantage of every square foot of space.
The Less Is More Garden shows you how to...
Bubbles' Tale - One Cat's Story of a Forever Home
by Colleen Sheehan
Pub Date 03 Oct 2017
Life is tough when you are a little stray kitten. Bubbles, a beautiful black and white cat, shares the antics, challenges and fun in her life that make her part of the eternal cat story. After being abandoned as a kitten, this little stray persists until she finds her forever home.
This brave little warrior diligently keeps her chosen helper happy, protects...
Walking with Peety
The Dog Who Saved My Life
by Eric O'Grey
Pub Date 10 Oct 2017
Eric was 150 pounds overweight, depressed, and sick. After a lifetime of failed diet attempts, and the onset of type 2 diabetes due to his weight, Eric went to a new doctor, who surprisingly prescribed a shelter dog. And that's when Eric met Peety: an overweight, middle-aged, and forgotten dog who, like Eric, had seen better days. The two adopted each other...
Embroidered Garden Flowers
Botanical Motifs for Needle and Thread
by Kazuko Aoki
Pub Date 09 Jan 2018
Featuring 63 plants, this collection of embroidered flower motifs was inspired by a year of studying the garden. Beginning with the spring and going through the late autumn, the flower varieties presented here are presented with care and realistic detail. With beautiful color...
Artful Rainwater Design
Creative Ways to Manage Stormwater
by Eliza Pennypacker, Stuart Echols
Pub Date 19 May 2015
Stormwater management as art? Absolutely. Rain is a resource that should be valued and celebrated, not merely treated as an urban design problem—and yet, traditional stormwater treatment methods often range from ugly to forgettable. Artful Rainwater Design shows that it’s possible to effectively manage runoff while also creating inviting, attractive...
Niki Jabbour's Veggie Garden Remix
238 New Plants to Shake Up Your Garden and Add Variety, Flavor, and Fun
by Niki Jabbour
Pub Date 06 Feb 2018
Best-selling author Niki Jabbour invites you to shake up your vegetable garden with an intriguing array of 238 plants from around the world. With her lively “Like this? Then try this!” approach, Jabbour encourages you to start with what you know and expand your repertoire to try related plants, many of which are delicacies in other cultures. Jabbour...
Cultivating Our Parks, Plazas, and Streets for Healthier Cities
by Darrin Nordahl
Pub Date 29 Sep 2014
The idea that public land could be used creatively to grow fresh food for local citizens was beginning to gain traction...
The Animals Among Us
How Pets Make Us Human
by John Bradshaw
Pub Date 31 Oct 2017
The bestselling author of Dog Sense and Cat Sense explains why living with animals has always been a fundamental aspect of being human
Pets have never been more popular. Over half of American households share their home with either a cat or a dog, and many contain both. This is a huge change from only a century ago, when the majority of domestic cats and...
The Grumpy Gardener
An A to Z Guide from the Country's Most Irritable Green Thumb
by Steve Bender
Pub Date 24 Oct 2017
Definitive gardening advice - along with a story or two - for the novice or expert from one of the nation's most-trusted, and Grumpy, sources.
Gardeners from across the country have turned to Southern Living Senior Garden Editor Steven Bender - known affectionately as "The Grumpy Gardener" - for his keen knowledge and gardening know-how with equal doses...
The Best Varieties for Your Garden
by David C. Michener, Carol A. Adelman
Pub Date 20 Dec 2017
Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow
My Life as a Country Vet
by Dr. Jan Pol, David Fisher
Pub Date 14 Aug 2014
Dr. Jan Pol is not your typical veterinarian. Born and raised the in Netherlands on a dairy farm, he is the star of Nat Geo Wild’s hit show The Incredible Dr. Pol and has been treating animals in rural Michigan since the 1970s...
Remodelista: The Organized Home
Simple, Stylish Storage Ideas for All Over the House
by Julie Carlson, Margot Guralnick
Pub Date 14 Nov 2017
Buy fewer (and better) things. Store like with like. Get rid of the plastic. Display—don’t stash—your belongings. Let go of your inner perfectionist and remember that rooms are for living. These are a few of the central principles behind Remodelista: The Organized Home, the new book from the team behind the inspirational design site Remodelista.com.
Learning to Embrace the Imperfect and Entertain with Thoughtfulness and Ease
by Julie Pointer Adams
Pub Date 13 Jun 2017
Discover a Simpler, More Authentic Way to Entertain
Wabi-Sabi Welcome is sharing a pot of tea with friends. It is preparing delicious food to nourish, not to show off. It’s keeping a basket of cozy slippers at the door for guests. It is well-worn linens, bouquets of foraged branches, mismatched silverware, and heirloom bowls infused with the spirit of...
The Dogist Puppies
by Elias Weiss Friedman
Pub Date 19 Sep 2017
Transform Your Yard Into the Garden of Your Dreams
by Bobbie Schwartz
Pub Date 25 Oct 2017
Gardens, just like houses, sometimes need makeovers. The changes can be as minor as replacing a shrub or as major as pulling everything up and starting from scratch. No matter the size of your space or the scope of the project, the sage advice in Garden Renovation will help you turn a problem-filled yard...
The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner
What to Do and When to Do It in the Garden, Orchard, Barn, Field, and Woodlot
by Ann Larkin Hansen
Pub Date 03 Oct 2017
This hardworking addition to the best-selling Backyard Homestead series offers expert advice on what tasks to do around your farm and when to do them — no matter where on the planet you call home. Author Ann Larkin Hansen sets the priorities for each area of the farm, including the barn, garden, orchard, field, pasture, and woodlot. For every critical turn...
The Wildlife Gardener
by Kate Bradbury
Pub Date 30 Oct 2017
‘A joyous book’ - Alan Titchmarsh
‘Bright, colourful and boundlessly enthusiastic, this is also a practical guide to making your garden a refuge for wildlife to fit all plots.’ - Chris Packham
The Wildlife Gardner is a book which helps you to create wildlife habitats in your very own garden, and is very handily split into sections on shelter, food and water...
Profiles in Courage of the World's Most Spirited Mousers
by Brad Thomas Parsons
Pub Date 19 Sep 2017
Distillery Cats cheekily tells the tale of the historical role of these spirited cats and their evolution from organic pest control to current brand ambassadors. James Beard Award-winning author (and noted cat...
The Grace of Dogs
A Boy, a Black Lab, and a Father's Search for the Canine Soul
by Andrew Root, Ph.D.
Pub Date 06 Jun 2017
Dr. Andrew Root's search for the canine soul began the day his eight-year-old son led the family in a moving Christian ritual at the burial service for Kirby, their...
Vets and Pets
Wounded Warriors and the Animals That Help Them Heal
by Dava Guerin, Kevin Ferris
Pub Date 05 Sep 2017
Vets and Pets tells fifteen emotional and entertaining stories of the incredible bonds between wounded warriors, veterans, and other service members and their service and companion animals. Whether these special relationships are with dogs, cats, horses, pigs, or even birds of prey, readers will discover how these remarkable animals help veterans return to...
The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Frontier Landscapes that Inspired the Little House Books
by Marta McDowell
Pub Date 20 Sep 2017
2017 is the 150th anniversary of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s birthday. Her beloved Little House series tells a classic coming-of-age story based on Wilder’s own family life and is a reflection of the pioneer spirit of the time. They are also deeply rooted in the natural world. The plants, animals, and landscapes...
What's Wrong with My Marijuana Plant?
A Cannabis Grower's Visual Guide to Easy Diagnosis and Organic Remedies
by David Deardorff, Kathryn Wadsworth
Pub Date 29 Aug 2017
What's Wrong with My Marijuana Plant? is the first problem-solving book for marijuana growers with an effective and easy-to-use visual diagnostic system pioneered by Deardorff and Wadsworth for identifying pest, disease, and environmental problems by...
Turn Your Home into a Plant-Filled Paradise
by Annie Dornan-Smith
Pub Date 22 Aug 2017
In House Jungle, Annie Dornan-Smith presents a charmingly illustrated introduction to creating a plant paradise in any home. With an emphasis on plants that add the most to the home decor while also being easy to care for, Dornan-Smith's visual guide covers all the basics, including equipment, containers, soil preparation, light requirements, and care...
Clean My Space
The Secret to Cleaning Better, Faster, and Loving Your Home Every Day
by Melissa Maker
Pub Date 07 Mar 2017
Melissa Maker is beloved by fans all over the world for her completely re-engineered approach to cleaning. As the dynamic new authority on home and living, Melissa knows that to invest any of our precious time in cleaning, we need...
Antique New England Homes & Barns
History, Restoration, and Reinterpretation
by Jim DeStefano, P.E., AIA, F.SEI
Pub Date 28 Aug 2017
There is something about antique homes and their hard-working barns that captures the imagination. Maybe it’s their pleasing proportions, maybe they remind us of a simpler time, or maybe we sense that these venerable old survivors that were built when our country was young have seen it all. But how many of us have bothered to listen to the stories they tell...