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    1. P. Allen Smith's Container Gardens : 60 Container Recipes to Accent Your Garden
    by P. ALLEN SMITH
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    Asin: 1400053439
    Catlog: Book (2005-03-01)
    Publisher: Clarkson Potter
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    2. American Horticultural Society A to Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants
    by H. MarcCathey, ChristopherBrickell
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    Asin: 0756606160
    Catlog: Book (2004-10-18)
    Publisher: DK ADULT
    Sales Rank: 6819
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Collecting contributions from 100 distinguishedhorticulturists, the handsome and lavishly illustrated AmericanHorticultural Society A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants is a trulydefinitive gardening reference. With its 1,092 tiny-print pages, thismay not be the book to tuck into your pocket as you weed and mulch, butwhat this encyclopedia lacks in portability, it certainly makes up forin scope. Hardy and tender plants, heirloom varieties and the latesthybrids--they're all accounted for here, with growing tips andbackground information about native habitats and ornamental features.You'll also find a fascinating section about botany, as well asinformation about basic gardening techniques such as mulching, staking,pruning, propagating, and protecting plants for winter. But theencyclopedia's main attraction is the individual plant entries--morethan 15,000 of them, embellished with 6,000 full-color photographs andillustrations. From the visual glossary of leaves to the map of growingregions, The American Horticultural Society A-Z of Garden Plantsprovides an unsurpassed wealth of botanical information, making it theyardstick by which all other gardening references must be measured. ... Read more

    Reviews (50)

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Most Complete Source Around
    Simply put, this is the most thorough, most complete, book on garden plants that is available. It includes some 15,000 garden plants. Usually each plant is completely discussed, pictured, given hints on cultivation, some history, territorial range, propagation, pests and diseases, common names, and varieties.

    The plants are listed by their botanical names, which is probably the only way they could have done it. For instance, under Clematis, the common names Old Man's Beard, Traveler's Joy, and Virgin's Bower are given. Since Clematis has some 250 separate varieties with wildly differing flowers and sizes, the description runs about five and two thirds pages with 54 illustrations of various blooms. Dozens of varieties are discussed.

    There is no question that this book belongs on the desk of any serious gardener. The one complaint about it is the common name section at the back of the book is a bit week. For instance if you look up Old Man's Beard, it properly refers you to Clematis. But Carnaby, one of the varieties of Clematis it isn't listed. I can't think of any other problems. And when I put Carnaby Flower into the Google search engine, it immediately came up with Clematis-Carnaby so I rank this a minor problem.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Strange--the zone information often appears to be wrong
    This book is great in some ways--beautiful pictures of plants are more useful than Southern Living or Sunset.Minor quibbles are that a very few unusual species aren't listed and it doesn't always give a good reason why a particular cultivar is preferred.The choice of zone information--USDA & AHS--is more useful for me than the more-general Southern Living or Sunset zones. But the USDA zone rating appears to often be inaccurate, particularly (but not only) for the new tropical zones 12-15 (lots of plants commonly grown in the continental US can't be grown there, according to this rating).Since I don't get the USDA zone from Southern Living or Sunset, I was hoping to get it from this book.It's often correct---but since it also has many mistakes, I always need to double-check elsewhere.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Plant Book Known to Man!
    This book as never let me down.A friend recently gave me a leaf of a plant from her yard.I was able to identify it within 4 minutes!

    5-0 out of 5 stars The only resource you'll ever need.
    The A-Z is a serious horticulturalist's tool. It's comprehensive, has great color photos, and is the only gardening encyclopedia you'll ever need. It doesn't follow fads or trends (like Flora) but rather stays more academic in its scope. Also it gives a basic lesson in botany and growing and disesaes, so it's very thorough and useful. Love it love it love it.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Useful, but...
    The variety of plants contained in this volume is comparatively remarkable and I have successfully found information on quite a few things.

    That said, the descriptions and other details on the varieties within the genera are uneven and illustrations used are often too small for identification, particularly if the foliage is not shown in the cases of flowers which appear nearly-identical.

    Some varieties of plants such as calabrichoa (million bells) which are very popular, at least in my own area, are not there; some which are included, such as bacopa, only mention two colors when there are several in circulation.

    These sticking points are relatively minor compared to my principal and ongoing complaint about nearly every plant book I have read or purchased: there is no pronunciation guide. This is a huge handicap when one is attempting to ask for, or for information about, plants such as Heuchera, Weigela, Clematis, Corydalis and a multitude of others with multiple possibilities.

    It makes no sense that such an obviously huge undertaking as the compilation of this book could not include how the name should be said in the heading (not some section in the back which would require constant turning). ... Read more


    3. Wine for Dummies
    by EdMcCarthy, MaryEwing-Mulligan, PieroAntinori
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    Asin: 0764525441
    Catlog: Book (2003-08-11)
    Publisher: For Dummies
    Sales Rank: 932
    Average Customer Review: 4.62 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    The bestselling guide that demystifies wine-now revised and updated

    Winner of the George Duboeuf Wine Book of the Year

    "Smart and totally readable." -Newsday

    "Crammed with useful, accurate information." -Wine Enthusiast

    "Complete...and agreeably relaxed." -New York Times

    The nation's most popular wine primer is now even better. Wine experts Mary Ewing-Mulligan and Ed McCarthy have revised this friendly, unintimidating guide to cover all the latest developments in the wine world: which wine regions are now hot (and which are not), information on new rules for shipping wine and the new vogue for screw-caps, and, of course, updates on vintages, producers, and wine resources on the Web.

    As always, the authors deliver just what ordinary mortals need to navigate the wine list at a restaurant or the wine aisle at a store, select a great bottle, and truly enjoy it. They provide an easy-to-understand overview of wine grapes and wine production, a detailed survey of wine regions and producers around the world, tips on tasting wine and pairing wine with food, pointers on wine storage units, and unbeatable guidance on how to choose a decent bottle at an affordable price.

    Ed McCarthy (New York, NY) writes for the Wine Enthusiast. His wife, Mary Ewing-Mulligan (New York, NY), one of only fourteen certified Masters of Wine in America, is a wine columnist for the New York Daily News. Both also teach classes at New York's International Wine Center, where Mary is a co-owner and director. They are also the authors of For Dummies guides to red wine, white wine, champagne, French wine, and Italian wine. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A Must-Have reference book
    I was always intimdated by the thought of ordering and buying wine. Wine for Dummies opened the door to a whole new world of experiences. This book helped me understand the different types, vintages, and tastes of wine. It gives clear information and explanations, and answers most any question you could have on the subject of wines. With this book as your guide, you will have no problem navigating a wine list in a restaurant, or the aisles of your local wine shop. There is information on pairing wine and food, how to serve wine, and how to store it. It is the most complete book on wine that I have read to date.

    I found that it was easiest to concentrate on one section at a time, rather than to try to read and understand everything at once. Also, it was kind of fun reading one section, then trying some of the wines suggested by the authors, or simply trying the different kinds of wine in the section. The authors really know their wines.

    This book will easily become the one you refer to most. It is concise, well-organized and easy to follow.

    5-0 out of 5 stars the best overall book on wine I've read
    I'm not an expert oeneophile (in fact, I can't even spell it), but I am an interested amateur who has read about 5 basic books on wine ranging from Parkers famous one to lesser known tomes (the Windows on the World one is good too). I think this dummies book offers the least pretentious and most concise overall guide to wine. It does cover a lot of ground which is why the same authors have separate books on white and red wines. On the bright side, you'll learn about every major grape variety and region in the wine world and how to find great bargains. I really enjoyed the tone and attitude -- the authors clearly know a lot, but make it clear that you don't have to be a wine snob to really enjoy wine.

    5-0 out of 5 stars It is worth 10 stars!
    I have always enjoyed drinking wines, but I never knew how to combine them with food, distinguish a good wine from a bad one or how to read a label. I had read some books about this topic before, but none of them was good enough for my level.

    This book answered all the questions I had. It is the first step that a beginner has to take in the fascinating world of wines, in order to enjoy more what they drink.

    In a very easy to understand language, the authors explain everything you need to know about different types of wine, grapes, how to taste a wine, vintages, what a wine consists of and what we should take into account when we taste it.
    Then the reader is presented in details the most important wine regions of the world. It has very interesting tips and charts about wines that you should try at least once in your life.

    The explanations are so clear and specific, that at the end of the book you will realise you have no more questions. Read each chapter attentively and try to remember every detail. Only after having done that, move on to the next chapter. So, you won't mix wine denominations, types of grapes and areas.
    The book is very entertaining and concise, by far one of the best manuals.

    After having read that, I promise, you will no longer be afraid to order a wine in a restaurant or will know what bottle to buy in a wine store by simply reading its label.

    Also, don't forget to practice what you read. Everytime you have a bottle of wine on your table, open the book and read. Next time you will remember easily that specific wine, the grapes it was made of and its taste.

    The are only two things I regret about the book: it is not updated (the vintage charts end in 1996) and it does not have attached a video tape. It would have been more useful in order to understand better certain chapters.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Wine snobs, beware!
    When I was a kid and I got to go out for dinner with my folks, I remember my dad teaching me how to choose a wine. He showed me how to select a wine according to what we were having for dinner, demonstrated swirling and sniffing techniques, and discussed the local California wineries. It was great!

    Then I grew up and forgot most of what he told me.

    The good news is that this book contains everything my dad told me and more! But what I liked best about this book (besides the refresher course) was that it was written in an easy-to-follow, matter-of-fact manner. The tips were practical, the commentary was light-hearted, and at times I almost felt like I was reading instructions written especially for me by a friend.

    A definite "must-have" for anyone who wants to add a bit of practical culture to his or her repertoire!

    3-0 out of 5 stars Good, but needs to be updated!
    A lot of useful information, but the book has not been updated in a few years and all of the vintage charts end in 1996. A lot has happened in the world of wines since 1996. Try a book that is updated every year like "Windows on the World Complete Wine Course: 2003". I own both books and much prefer Windows on the World. ... Read more


    4. The Most Beautiful Gardens in the World
    by Alain Le Toquin
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    Asin: 0810955849
    Catlog: Book (2004-12-01)
    Publisher: Harry N Abrams
    Sales Rank: 665
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    Book Description

    Gardens are unique creations, reflecting not only the landscape, flora, and climate of their environments but also the heritage-the history, architectural styles, and influences-of the cultures that made them. From the fountain gardens of the Iranian desert to the whimsical "Garden of Cosmic Speculation" in Scotland, from the Zen gardens of Buddhist temples to the Impressionist gardens in Giverny, the huge variety of gardens around the globe is a testament to our age-old desire to tame and refashion nature.

    In The Most Beautiful Gardens in the World photographer Alain Le Toquin celebrates the diversity of these manmade landscapes, capturing 31 of the greatest public and private gardens on five continents, including Majorelle in Morocco, the Versailles gardens outside Paris, the Keukenhof flower show park in The Netherlands, and the Huntington Gardens in California. With more than 150 images and 12 gatefolds featuring spectacular panoramic photographs, this gorgeous book will captivate travelers and garden admirers alike, and will inspire gardeners themselves with fresh ideas for design, horticulture, and use. AUTHOR BIO: Alain Le Toquin, a former specialist in ornithology and animal ecology at the Natural History Museum in Paris, has been a photographer specializing in both culture and nature for more than 20 years. Jacques Bosser, a writer and translator for design and photography books, was a contributor to Abrams' The Most Beautiful Libraries in the World. Michel Baridon leads a history and research group for the French National Council of Parks and Gardens. He has published several books on gardens.
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    5. The Landscape Lighting Book
    by Janet LennoxMoyer
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    Asin: 0471451363
    Catlog: Book (2005-02-25)
    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
    Sales Rank: 49569
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    A richly illustrated and up-to-date source of practical guidance and hard-to-find technical data on all aspects of landscape lighting

    The Landscape Lighting Book, Second Edition shows you how to achieve a wide range of beautiful and dramatic lighting effects. You'll get expert guidance and advice on the theory, design process, project needs, and techniques of landscape lighting. You'll find prizewinning projects designed by the author and other landscape lighting professionals throughout the United States. Plus, hundreds of diagrams, drawings, and black-and-white and full-color photographs illuminate topics and provide visually stunning insights into new and creative ways that lighting can transform landscapes. This fully updated edition covers the latest technologies and equipment and features new chapters on installation, documentation, and seasonal lighting. You'll also find:

    • Guidelines for preparing lighting drawings, control and transformer charts, symbol lists, and other technical specifications
    • Design strategies for avoiding potential conflicts between plantings and landscape lighting equipment
    • Accurate performance characteristics of all lighting materials, finishes, and fixtures
    • The best ways to locate fixtures, set appropriate light levels, and perform preventive system maintenance
    • The special lighting needs of plants in indoor environments
    • A complete listing of fixtures, controls, lamps, and accessories manufacturers and vendors

    Whether you're seeking to sculpt a landscape with light or make an outdoor space useable at night, The Landscape Lighting Book, Second Edition shares all the technical and creative insights you'll need to beautify your landscaping projects and consistently win client approval. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars expert opinion
    Still the best book for the professional.Invaluable resource for architects, landscape architects and landscape lighting designers.Broad and deep with plenty of technical information.I purchased this book in1992 and I bought it again today (an electrician friend "lost" myoriginal copy).A second edition (if planned) should include betterinformation about transformer regulation (the ability of a low voltagelighting transformer to maintain 12v under load) and voltage drop (thedreaded decrease in voltage through the main supply cable) which arepresented as formulae rather than actual measurements.Great photographsmostly of large scale projects.This book should be in every outdoorlighting designer's library. ... Read more


    6. Square Foot Gardening
    by Mel Bartholomew
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    Asin: 0878573410
    Catlog: Book (1981-02-15)
    Publisher: Rodale Books
    Sales Rank: 2258
    Average Customer Review: 4.98 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Twice as much in half the space!

    * A complete garden book for both the beginner and the expert
    * A new way to garden with 80 percent less space and work
    * The companion book to the nationally acclaimed television series
    * Over 900,000 copies in print

    Square Foot Gardening presents a new way to garden in less space with less work.

    * Grow a perfect garden in only 10 minutes a day.
    * Harvest the biggest tomatoes.
    * Enjoy spectacular flowers every day.
    * Ideal for beginners from 4 to 94.
    * Simple, easy, attractive and rewarding gardens.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A truly fantastic idea ... neat and successful way to garden
    I purchased this book years ago (don't remember when) and was "talked" out of it by a dear friend who lived in England. I told him about the book and the gardening methods recommended. He was and is an avid gardener but living in England he was very limited by space. Mel Bartholomew's method of gardening (4x4 foot squares) was ideal for him and I just had to give the book to him. I recently was discussing gardening with another friend here in the States and I mentioned "Square Foot Gardening." They were also interested in the method. Just on a hunch I checked Amazon.com and sure enough here was the book. Can't wait to get my hands on it again and build a couple of squares in the back yard. This time I will keep the book ... and refer my eager friends to Amazon.com!

    5-0 out of 5 stars NOT just another gardening book...
    As a retiree I have plenty of time on my hands. After planting a flower garden (first effort) for my Mom, I quickly realized that crawling around on my hands and knees was not comfortable for me and searched the Web for alternatives. Found Mel's website at http://www.squarefootgardening.com Being frugal and a customer of Amazon, I looked for a bargain-priced copy of his book. Found one. Bought it. And then...

    When the book arrived I couldn't put it down. The subject matter was all new to me, but it was an easy one-on-one kind of read. So much good stuff. Practical. Logical. And...raised a question in my thinking process.

    Why isn't everybody using this gardening system?

    I tried it. I like it. You will too!

    The author of this book questioned the common practice of row gardening and experimented. Sharing his methods AND the results teaches new and experienced gardeners how to eliminate the hard work of digging, tilling and weeding. You will learn to save time, effort, space , water, and increase your harvest.

    I never experienced the "old-fashioned" way to garden. Square Foot Gardening provides all the known/assumed pleasures and self-satisfaction of gardening, without the drudgery. I have a Stand-Up garden that is easy to care for, portable and actually FUN.

    Mel Bartholomew, the originator and author of "Square Foot Gardening" since writing the book has formed the Square Foot Gardening Foundation, a non-profit educational organization that is taking this method across the nation and around the world!

    Buy this book! WARNING: It may change your view of your role in this thing called Life. "Square Foot Gardening" is NOT just another gardening book.

    4-0 out of 5 stars The Easy Way to Garden
    Mel Bartholomew's Square Foot Gardening is one of the best gardening books on the market. It shows you how to maximum your gardening effeciency by growing the plants in a wide bed instead of the more traditional narrow row method developed for tractors. By reducing the rows and maximizing the area of planting, you reduce the amount of wasted water and compose. You get more out of this important resources and your gardening efforts. The book is 20 years old and a little dated, but still worth the purchase for the beginning gardener.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect for the gardening beginner.
    I was told about this book many years ago when I first became interested in gardening. It is a great book for those just starting out, those living in areas with poor soil etc. His recipe for perfect gardening soil has made an incredible difference in my gardening success. He also teaches across the board about organic measures for pest control, boosting yields, composting, and doing all of that in very little space.

    5-0 out of 5 stars THE gardening book!
    Wow! If you're looking for a gardening book to see you through from planting to harvest, then this is for you!

    Before I purchased this book, I only knew the mere basics of gardening [namely, put seed in ground, water.] but Mr. Bartholomew goes right back to the beginning without being tedious. Also, he is not too preachy nor overconfident in his formula for square foot gardening - which obviously works when you stop to think about it.

    The illustrations are simple yet spot on, the list of plants and how to plant them is extensive and applicable for various regions on earth [I live in Ireland and was able to grow plants just as the author described].

    If you've ever wanted to get into gardening without investing too much time/effort/money and wanted a simple approach which will give you results with little fuss - then this is the book for you. I highly recommend it.

    - A. ... Read more


    7. The Audubon Backyard Birdwatcher: Birdfeeders and Bird Gardens
    by Robert Burton, Stephen W. Bird Garden Kress, National Audubon Society
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    Asin: 1571451862
    Catlog: Book (1999-08-01)
    Publisher: Thunder Bay Press (CA)
    Sales Rank: 4760
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Discover how to create a backyard bird sanctuary with the expert guidance of the National Audubon Society.Your backyard will come alive by applying these feeding and gardening techniques.Includes a photographic guide to the birds of North America, as well as the trees and plants that attract them.The ultimate resource for anyone interested in creating a bird-friendly habitat. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful baby pictures.....
    I recently purchased THE AUDUBON BACKYARD BIRDWATCHER, as well as WHERE THE BIRDS ARE published by the National Wildlife Federation and BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA from the Smithsonian. All three books have something to recommend them, and if you are an avid bird watcher or want to become one you will want all three. The Audubon book will have the greatest appeal to the backyard bird watcher who has neither the time nor inclination to travel to the wonderful sites listed in the NWF publication. The Audubon book is not exhaustive or even nearly so. For a more complete listing of birds, turn to another Audubon publication or the Smithsonian publication I mentioned above. Audubon offers complete listings of birds by geographic regions in other publications. You'll find only birds adapted to areas inhabited by humans in the AUDUBON BACKYARD BIRDWATCHER -- familiar friends like Robins and Finches, Pine Siskins and Chickadees. Each bird entry contains a photograph of the bird under discussion, sometimes in flight, sometimes posing and sometimes feeding itself or it's young. This book is wonderful for kids and I am using it to teach my grandchildren about birds just as my grandparents taught me!! The book contains sections on bathing, bird calls (including call notes and mimicry), and baby raising, and all are illustrated with many wonderful photos including some amazing shots of babies hatching, babies being fed, and babies launching into independence. Sections on bird pests, bird deaths, and bird rescues explain foiling predators, warning birds about glass windows, and banding and tracking birds. The child exposed to this book will learn someting about birds and life. Probably one of the most informative sections for the new birder or even old birders like me includes suggestions about what to grow in your own backyard to attract the birds. It's not enough to put out seed in a birdfeeder if you want diversity, though the book covers what to use in bird feeders. If you want to see anything other than seed eaters however, you'll have to provide other types of foods including bugs and berries. Usually where you grow berries, you'll have bugs. The book contians sections on hedging, vegetation variety, leaf litter (for cover, food, and nest-building), dust for baths, and water requirements. While the Audubon book isn't a gardening book per se, you'll find more information about building a bird friendly garden in this book than in most gardening books. I recommend the Audubon book as a teaching and instuction tool for the new birders and old birders alike. Oh--my favorite baby picture? -- the short-eared owls. If you don't think owls can come to your back yard guess again. I've had them in my backyard and I live 10 minutes from the White House. I won't tell you want owls eat. You just go right on thinking it's mice.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A wonderful reference book
    Before I purchased this book, I struggled to find something that I could refer to quickly when I spotted a bird at my feeder. Not only did this book provide me with basic features such as nesting habits, song descriptions, and typical diets of each bird, it also gave vital information on how to attract these fascinating little guys into your yard through the use of water, food, shelter, & shrubs and flowers. The photos are fantastic as well. I find myself referring to this book constantly, and keep it right by my binoculars.

    5-0 out of 5 stars About the birds you see and how to attract more of them
    Bird profiles, behavior guide, nesting, eggs, curious behavior, songs, displays. Ways to attract birds to your backyard no matter what kind of area you live in... landscaping, supplemental feeding, water. The photos are fantastic and are very valuable to the backyard birder. Great book. ... Read more


    8. American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Gardening
    by Christopher Brickell, Christopher Crickell, American Horticultural Society
    list price: $60.00
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    Asin: 0789496534
    Catlog: Book (2003-09-01)
    Publisher: DK Publishing Inc
    Sales Rank: 6663
    Average Customer Review: 4.93 out of 5 stars
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    An essential volume packed with authoritative advice for all gardeners, the AHS Encyclopedia of Gardening guides readers expertly through the latest gardening techniques, details information on garden planning and design, covers useful tools and materials, and features an extensive glossary of plants, including trees, shrubs, and perennials. Written by experts and endorsed by the American Horticultural Society, this is truly the most comprehensive gardening reference available. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars This is it. It's a must have. Truly an Encyclopedia
    It's is worth the money. It is the single most comprehensive book on Gardening. I know it does not give super detailed descriptions of every plant out there. Their supplemental book can help you with that. Buy this one first. When I built a greenhouse, this book have several pages on construction, types of materials, venting, watering systems, cooling, hydrating, you name it, it was covered. When my neighbors pine tree was getting a white pithy coating on the lower leaves, this book described the problem to a T, and had several methods of curing it. No matter where I go, in irrigation, propogation, seed starting, grading, setting up a bed, identifying which plants work, where, when, and in what kind of soil, climate, etc., this book is there. They must of had a zillion contributing editors-authors create this work, because nobody knows everything this book has to offer. It is big, it is well illustrated, and a definite must have for any gardener. It is even a great read during the winter, for planning your spring garden. Even at this price, it is about twice what other books cost, but it is 5 times the book. It's a bargain. In the long run it will save you money by avoiding costly mistakes. I highly reccomend it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great reference guide but you may need a compliment
    This book as a reference is great. It provides me, the novice and working my way up gardener, with a great source for understanding the fundamentals of gardening. However, I think I'm going to purchase one of its sister books, American Horticultural Society A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. The A-Z provides more details about specifc varieties which can be helpful when you're selecting plants for your garden or simply trying to learn more about a specific plant. I believe the A-Z also contains much of the information contained in this one altough it is not as encompassing from a general perspective.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Master Gardeners and All, this is a GREAT book!
    I've had my book for quite some time, picked it up sometimes to read. Now I've started a Master Gardeners course. It's amazing how helpful this book is. Everything being taught in class is in this book, but in much simpler terms than used in class. Our class in propagation was only 3 hours. This book goes into detail about it which will help with my class assignment - to go forth and propagate!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Quite simply one of the best books out there for what we do!
    Being a California Certified Nurseryman, I can say that I've dealt with people all different type of gardening experience. This book is one of the best out there in terms of reference and guide for making gardens do really well. It covers everything from landscaping, management, soil preparation, and plant selection.

    If you're wanting a great reference book that you'll look at time and time again, this is the tome to look for.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Just one thing lacking
    This book is definitley a wealth of information. As a novice gardener, I wish more of the plants were listed not only with their scientific name but also their common name. ... Read more


    9. On Foreign Soil : American Gardeners Abroad
    by May Brawley Hill
    list price: $40.00
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    Asin: 0810958988
    Catlog: Book (2005-05-01)
    Publisher: Harry N Abrams
    Sales Rank: 84353
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    The very act of making a personal garden implies that the gardener feels at home, and creating a garden in a foreign country requires a special character. This handsomely illustrated volume features gardens by fascinating Americans, from Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson to Edith Wharton and Gore Vidal, who have planted their roots in England, France, and Italy since the earliest days of our nation.

    In a readable text filled with insights into expatriate life, art historian May Brawley Hill describes how American gardens on foreign soil, like autobiographies, reveal the personalities, values, and experiences of their makers. Henry James began as a novice, but quickly developed a flair for growing flowers. Gerald and Sara Murphy lived well in their beautiful flower garden at Villa American in Antibes. Art historian Bernard Berenson loved to take walks in the garden he invariably left his wife to tend. The first book to study American horticultural society abroad, this delightful book, illustrated with period prints, photographs, and paintings, will captivate all those interested in gardening, great American thinkers, and life as a foreigner. AUTHOR BIO: May Brawley Hill is an art historian with a special interest in American art and a passionate interest in gardening. She is the author of several books on American gardens and has contributed articles to a number of journals.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Charming, Evocative, and Useful
    The book is charmaing, evocative and useful -- giving carefully researched or inferred descriptions of real gardens that were manufactured by and for real American artists who worked abroad.We are effectively carried across oceans, and back in time -- and a wealth of illustrations both of paintings and of places, makes it possible for readers to walk with the author, and to experience with her, artists' gardens that may long since have gone to seed. ... Read more


    10. American Horticultural Society Plant Propagation: The Fully Illustrated Plant-by-Plant Manual of Practical Techniques
    by American Horticultural Society, Peter Anderson, Alan Toogood
    list price: $35.00
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    Asin: 0789441160
    Catlog: Book (1999-03-01)
    Publisher: DK Publishing Inc
    Sales Rank: 5321
    Average Customer Review: 4.83 out of 5 stars
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    The American Horticultural Society's Plant Propagation is one of those stuck-on-a-desert-island books. All the information you could ever possibly want in order to propagate virtually any plant or tree or cactus or succulent that might be growing on said desert island is to be found somewhere between the covers of this marvelous, informative book. If you're tired of buying many pots of expensive perennials, tuck a copy of Plant Propagation under your arm and buy one good specimen. From that specimen, following the simple directions, make many plants. It's the kind of skill that all grandmothers of a more distant generation seemed to have.

    Still mixed up about hypogeal and epigeal germination? Can't tell a bulbil from a cormel? The very first section covers all the basics of plant biology as well as the history and basic how-to of propagation. The body of the book is divided into "Garden Trees," "Shrubs and Climbing Plants," "Perennials, Annuals and Biennials," "Cacti and Other Succulents," "Bulbous Plants," and "Vegetables." Each section begins with an overview of appropriate propagation techniques: the many styles of grafting, seed saving, taking cuttings, and bulb and root division. Individual plants within each section are addressed alphabetically. With Plant Propagation in hand, you can hybridize your own rose and name it after yourself. The text is written to an intelligent, somewhat experienced gardening reader, and the lush illustrations are accurate and effective. --Schuyler Ingle ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Best book on plant propagation
    Book contains 46 pages on introductory propagation methods, followed by very specific information on propagating these plant types: 44 pages on trees, 54 pages on shrubs, 64 pages on perennials, 16 pages on annuals, 20 pages on cacti, 28 pages on bulbs, and 28 pages on vegetables and herbs. In the back are a glossary, an index, and north america hardiness map. Very complete.

    If you can grow it, the instructions are listed in this book.

    Book contains hundreds of small, but helpful photographs that demonstrate a process or identify some plant anatomy.

    Solid information, well worth the money!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Stop here!
    Extremely pleased with the American Horticultural Society "Plant Propagation"

    No need to search further, the authors explain everything, when to and how to, and many, many plants are covered with excellent information on grafting and budding as well. I rate it among the best books in my library.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The mysteries of propagation have finally come together...
    I was in search of a good informative book for seed starting and stumbled upon this one. What a find!!! They give detailed instructions for hundreds of plants (including hardy and tropicals) defining exactly what propagating technique(s) works best for each. Softwood cuttings, hardwood cuttings, dividing, grafting (far more methods than I have ever seen in one book) and the various methods of gathering and seed-starting, whether your species prefers cold-stratifying, soaking, scarification or if it prefers to be direct-sown. This book has techniques for reproducing just one or hundreds of plants. I could go on and on but it all boils down to this; If you have any interest in multiplying plants this book is a must!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book overall
    Being new to propagation, I have found this book extremely useful and have successfully tried some of the techniques. My only complaint is that the book does not go into further details about how to care for the young, newly rooted plants. For example, how do I overwinter a newly rooted hydrangea? How long after it's rooted in the rooting medium can I safely transplant it? What do the terms "grow on" and "grow under cover" really mean? The book assumes you know little details like this already.

    But really, considering the breadth of information the book is trying to cover, I'd say it does a good job of it. It is clear and easy to understand and the instructions are easy to follow. And, yes, it really does list every single kind of plant. I haven't looked one up yet that I couldn't find in this book!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Amazingly thorough
    This book is amazingly thorough, teaches you every method of propagation. I recommend it as well as a whole slew of the other books put out by the AHS. I also recommend that you read the first bunch of chapters like a novel. The rest of the book you can use as a reference, and skip around using the index to find the information you want. But the first half of the book, if read entirely, will turn you into an amateur botanist. ... Read more


    11. American Horticultural Society Plant Propagation: The Fully Illustrated Plant-by-Plant Manual of Practical Techniques
    by American Horticultural Society, Peter Anderson, Alan Toogood
    list price: $35.00
    our price: $23.10
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: 0789441160
    Catlog: Book (1999-03-01)
    Publisher: DK Publishing Inc
    Sales Rank: 5321
    Average Customer Review: 4.83 out of 5 stars
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    The American Horticultural Society's Plant Propagation is one of those stuck-on-a-desert-island books. All the information you could ever possibly want in order to propagate virtually any plant or tree or cactus or succulent that might be growing on said desert island is to be found somewhere between the covers of this marvelous, informative book. If you're tired of buying many pots of expensive perennials, tuck a copy of Plant Propagation under your arm and buy one good specimen. From that specimen, following the simple directions, make many plants. It's the kind of skill that all grandmothers of a more distant generation seemed to have.

    Still mixed up about hypogeal and epigeal germination? Can't tell a bulbil from a cormel? The very first section covers all the basics of plant biology as well as the history and basic how-to of propagation. The body of the book is divided into "Garden Trees," "Shrubs and Climbing Plants," "Perennials, Annuals and Biennials," "Cacti and Other Succulents," "Bulbous Plants," and "Vegetables." Each section begins with an overview of appropriate propagation techniques: the many styles of grafting, seed saving, taking cuttings, and bulb and root division. Individual plants within each section are addressed alphabetically. With Plant Propagation in hand, you can hybridize your own rose and name it after yourself. The text is written to an intelligent, somewhat experienced gardening reader, and the lush illustrations are accurate and effective. --Schuyler Ingle ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Best book on plant propagation
    Book contains 46 pages on introductory propagation methods, followed by very specific information on propagating these plant types: 44 pages on trees, 54 pages on shrubs, 64 pages on perennials, 16 pages on annuals, 20 pages on cacti, 28 pages on bulbs, and 28 pages on vegetables and herbs. In the back are a glossary, an index, and north america hardiness map. Very complete.

    If you can grow it, the instructions are listed in this book.

    Book contains hundreds of small, but helpful photographs that demonstrate a process or identify some plant anatomy.

    Solid information, well worth the money!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Stop here!
    Extremely pleased with the American Horticultural Society "Plant Propagation"

    No need to search further, the authors explain everything, when to and how to, and many, many plants are covered with excellent information on grafting and budding as well. I rate it among the best books in my library.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The mysteries of propagation have finally come together...
    I was in search of a good informative book for seed starting and stumbled upon this one. What a find!!! They give detailed instructions for hundreds of plants (including hardy and tropicals) defining exactly what propagating technique(s) works best for each. Softwood cuttings, hardwood cuttings, dividing, grafting (far more methods than I have ever seen in one book) and the various methods of gathering and seed-starting, whether your species prefers cold-stratifying, soaking, scarification or if it prefers to be direct-sown. This book has techniques for reproducing just one or hundreds of plants. I could go on and on but it all boils down to this; If you have any interest in multiplying plants this book is a must!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book overall
    Being new to propagation, I have found this book extremely useful and have successfully tried some of the techniques. My only complaint is that the book does not go into further details about how to care for the young, newly rooted plants. For example, how do I overwinter a newly rooted hydrangea? How long after it's rooted in the rooting medium can I safely transplant it? What do the terms "grow on" and "grow under cover" really mean? The book assumes you know little details like this already.

    But really, considering the breadth of information the book is trying to cover, I'd say it does a good job of it. It is clear and easy to understand and the instructions are easy to follow. And, yes, it really does list every single kind of plant. I haven't looked one up yet that I couldn't find in this book!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Amazingly thorough
    This book is amazingly thorough, teaches you every method of propagation. I recommend it as well as a whole slew of the other books put out by the AHS. I also recommend that you read the first bunch of chapters like a novel. The rest of the book you can use as a reference, and skip around using the index to find the information you want. But the first half of the book, if read entirely, will turn you into an amateur botanist. ... Read more


    12. Time-Saver Standards for Landscape Architecture
    by Charles W. Harris, Nicholas T. Dines
    list price: $150.00
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    Asin: 0070170274
    Catlog: Book (1997-11-01)
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
    Sales Rank: 23472
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Newly designed and containing a full 40 percent completely new content, Time-Saver Standards for Landscape Architecture, Second Edition, continues to be the most complete source of site design and construction standards and data. It is fully metric, to meet Federal and International requirements. It features increased coverage of: Site storm water "best management" practices · New urban tree planting and xeriscape concepts · Earth retaining structures and pavement design · Land reclamation, including soil and vegetation restoration · Metric site layout practices, including recreation facilities · Energy and resource conservation · Natural processes and site construction procedures · New expanded construction details · Simplified construction materials data. Over 50 sections provide concise tables, checklists, "Key Point" text summaries, and illustrations to provide an invaluable information resource for offices and classrooms throughout the world. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars This book is a must!!!!
    A great book to have. It was a required text for my site technology classes. Kept referring to it. Lots of information. It should be on everyone's bookcase if you're a Landscape Architect student or already in the profession. I highly recommend it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars ABD EL MOHSEN SOLIMAN
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Essential for Landscape Architects!
    This book should be in every Landscape Architect's libarary. If you're studying for the licensure exam, this book is essential.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Valuable reference book
    It should be in the bookcase of any landscape architecture firm. Landscape Architectural students also should have it. ... Read more


    13. Gardening All-in-One for Dummies
    by The National GardeningAssociation, BobBeckstrom, Karan DavisCutler, KathleenFisher, PhillipGiroux, JudyGlattstein, MikeMacCaskey, BillMarken, CharlieNardozzi, SallyRoth, MarciaTatroe, LanceWalheim, AnnWhitman
    list price: $29.99
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    Asin: 0764525557
    Catlog: Book (2003-02-17)
    Publisher: For Dummies
    Sales Rank: 22835
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    “God almighty first planted a garden: and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.”
    —Sir Francis Bacon

    National surveys show that gardening has become the most popular, least exclusive hobby nationwide. From the balconies of Manhattan to the patios of Malibu to the backyards of Chicago, anybody with a few square feet of earth is doing their best to make their little corner of the world more gracious and beautiful. And the best thing is, you really don’t have to be born with a green thumb to give life to a glorious garden. Anybody can do it with a little coaching. Which is where Gardening For Dummies comes in.

    Puzzled by pruning? Baffled by bulbs? Can’t tell a hosta from a hyacinth? Don’t worry! This all-in-one reference delivers the know-how you need to transform your little patch of the outdoors into a blooming paradise. Drawing upon the expertise of the National Gardening Association, it gets you up to speed on:

    • Basic gardening skills—from understanding your microclimate to using gardening tools to managing pests and common plant diseases
    • How to design, plan and build a garden landscape that reflects your unique sense of style
    • Selecting, planting and maintaining stunning roses
    • Building a raised bed for your perennials and making them bloom in any climate
    • Choose, grow and maintain annuals
    • From amaryllis to spider dahlias to wood tulips—coaxing beauty from homely bulbs
    • Enjoying nature’s bounty by growing you own vegetables and herbs

    A veritable encyclopedia of gardening, this Gardening For Dummies is an indispensable resource for novices and experienced gardeners alike. It brings together between the covers of a single volume seven great books covering:

    • Gardening Basics
    • Garden Design
    • Roses
    • Perennials
    • Annuals
    • Bulbs
    • Vegetables and Herbs

    Your one-step guide to a beautiful garden, Gardening For Dummies shows you how to experience the “purest of human pleasures” in your own backyard. ... Read more


    14. Creative Concrete Ornaments for the Garden : Making Pots, Planters, Birdbaths, Sculpture & More
    by Sherri Warner Hunter
    list price: $24.95
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    Asin: 1579905854
    Catlog: Book (2005-05-01)
    Publisher: Lark
    Sales Rank: 6982
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    Sherri Hunter, author of the best-selling Creating with Concrete, proves once again that concrete isn't just for sidewalks anymore; it's perfect for the garden too. A selection of 30 beautiful designs suggests the range of this increasingly popular material, and the illustrated instructions make the craft's fundamentals easy to learn. Because the simplest projects come first, beginners can work their way through the book progressively, building on their skills. Novices will have fun making the carved trough, sandcast bowl, and elegant relief panel. More sophisticated projects, including a decorative walkway and polished table, come next, and they'll bring charm to any outdoor space.More adventurous artists can unleash their creativity on a "Garden Guardian" sculpture or water feature.A Selection of the Crafters Choice and Homestyle Book Clubs.
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    15. Mushroom Cultivator: A Practical Guide to Growing Mushrooms at Home
    by Paul Stamets, J. S. Chilton
    list price: $34.95
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    Asin: 0961079800
    Catlog: Book (1983-12-01)
    Publisher: Agarikon Press
    Sales Rank: 11982
    Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars More Appropriate for the Farm than the Home
    Contrary to what many cultivation cognoscenti repeatedly say, this book is not the 'bible' of mushroom cultivation. Although the amount of information in this book is impressive, it is limited to a handful of species, and gives exact growth parameters for a few select mushrooms, principally those belonging to Agaricus, Pleurotus, Psilocybe/Panaeolus, and Stropharia. It should also be noted that while some species, such as Pleurotus and Agaricus are relatively easy to cultivate, others such as Stropharia and Psilocybe/Panaeolus may be difficult to cultivate even under the most favorable conditions. As many of the topics in the book are more appropriate for the small mushroom farm, the book is anything but practical for home-based cultivation. As a result, using this book as a basis for hobby cultivation will more than likely take the fun out of cultivation entirely.

    That said, the book explains the science behind mushroom cultivation very well, but places considerable emphasis on composting and Agaricus/Psilocybe production. The emphasis on Agaricus is understandable, as it is a commercially cultivated mushroom with mass appeal, but Psilocybe species are covered in a bit too much detail for my taste. More lab techniques are presented in this book than in Stamet's Growing Gourmet Mushrooms, and the authors provide detailed info on starting cultures from scratch, spawn maintenance and propagation, as well as setting up your own lab. One very strong selling point of the book is the authors' elaboration on the importance of good environmental control and how to achieve it, although again, the information on this topic would be more appropriate for a farm than a home. The authors also include two very detailed chapters giving information on invertebrate (insect) and microbial pests/contaminants and provide an excellent chapter on trouble-shooting during cultivation, focusing in particular on microbial pests/contaminants. The book includes a fairly good run-down on cultivation using non-composted substrates, but it could be expanded to include more substrates, more cultivation strategies, and more mushroom species that grow well on non-composted substrates. However, Stamets and Chilton primarily refer to varieties of alder, which is readily available in riparian and montaine habitats in the Pacific Northwest, and while they do provide the reader with material properties on other suitable hardwood substrates such as oak, beech, and birch in an appendix, a future edition should endeavor to show the reader the same techniques using those substrates. The authors end the book with a chapter that briefly explains the fundamentals of genetics and reproduction of edible mushrooms. The book's appendices contain invaluable information such as the construction of air and environmental systems, the composition of various potential substrates, data collection records and conversion tables, all of which do much to enhance its appeal to mushroom farmers. Finally, the book also includes a comprehensive and understandable glossary of key terms, a detailed bibliography, and a comprehensive index.

    Essentially, the book's emphasis is on those mushroom species that can be grown with ease on compost with a few commercial species, such as shiitake, enoki, and oyster thrown in to round out the mix. You really have to look elsewhere for more detailed information on the medicinal properties of mushrooms and mushroom growing resources. Additionally, I found the absence of good, reliable economic data on mushroom cultivation, especially from the small farm or business standpoint to be lacking in both of Stamet's texts. While this text in particular was very comprehensive when it came mushroom science, I found myself looking to Stamet's Growing Gourmet Mushrooms for historical, cultural, taxonomic and medicinal information on edibles. Additionally, Growing Gourmet Mushrooms emphasized the edibles more, while this book played up the hallucinogenic mushrooms. Finally, better quality pictures, especially those in color and high resolution, would add significant value to this book.

    In sum, while the average hobby cultivator just embarking on mushroom growing may find the information a bit too complicated, those looking to turn their hobby into a small farm venture will find it to be invaluable. To fully employ the techniques and methods presented in this book, the aspiring cultivator would have to invest a considerable amount of time and money. As such, I believe that this book is an excellent complement to a small farm operation. Those individuals looking to embark on hobby mushroom growing should first read Hajo Hadeler's Medicinal Mushrooms You Can Grow, and Paul Stamet's Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms. Once the hobbyist is thoroughly familiar with the topic and the ins and outs of micro-scale (home-based) cultivation, I would strongly recommend that he or she pick up this book. As such, I see this as being more for folks who are serious about running a small farm or mushroom business, as most hobby growers would not even take the trouble to set up their own lab, or even maintain starter cultures beyond grain spawn. Thus, I recommend that this book be bought only after more basic information on mushrooms and their cultivation has been fully acquired.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Reference
    This book is a excellent reference and guide for the intermediate to advanced mushroom grower. The emphasis is not necessarily on growing at home because the techniques described in the book require a pretty sophisticated lab. To grow mushrooms in the average kitchen with the dog walking by and shaking would be difficult using the info from this book. Of course if you buy the laminar flow hood from the author then things will be much easier for 800 dollars. The book is weak on sterile technique methods needed to sucessfully cultivate without laminar flow hoods.
    Overall the book is a very comprehensive outline for successful cultivation indoors and outdoors. I reccommend it

    5-0 out of 5 stars This is the best book I have found.
    Between both of paul's books, I have been unable to find anything even close. I consider this book to be the mushroom cultivation bible. I must agree with the statement above that it is written for a bigger cultivation operation than your bathroom. But there are so many differant scenarios for the home lever cultivator that there is no way a book could cover them. So Paul did what I believe he should have and wrote a book on the best way to grow mushrooms and left it up to us hobbyists to come as close as possible to achieving the optimum.

    5-0 out of 5 stars More than I asked for
    I did not really understand just how comprehensive this book is until I recieved it in the mail. This book has everything and it is all in large print and worded well so it is easy to read. The majority of photos are black and white However there are some high resolution color photos in there as well. This is one of those books that you can pass down to your kids. There should not be a reason why your not going to buy this book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Service
    Great price and Great Service! Ordered and received in five days. ... Read more


    16. New Complete Guide to Landscaping: Design, Plant, Build (Better Homes and Gardens(R))
    by Better Homes and Gardens
    list price: $24.95
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    Asin: 0696208504
    Catlog: Book (2002-02-15)
    Publisher: Meredith Books
    Sales Rank: 5822
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great guide for new gardeners
    This has been one of my best purchases yet for gardening. From preparing the land to the final touches this book contains excellent detail. In addition, you have multiple plans for projects from gazebos to water fountains. I highly recommend this book. You will not regret the purchase.

    5-0 out of 5 stars REALLY IS COMPLETE!!!
    They weren't lying when they said new complete guide! It has everything and more. It has really inspired me.The pictures are fantastic. They can give you ideas themselves. This book lets you know how to plan out your landscape, let's you use your imagination, and gives you choices and step by step instructions to make your landscaping dreams come true. I highly reccomend it. This is the best book out there! It has some excellent ideas!

    5-0 out of 5 stars greatest landscaping book I've seen so far
    This is really a great and very comprehensive book, I love it. I saw it the first time in a store and I was really impressed by it, so I decided to look for it on amazon. My favorite part is the different ways shown to incorporate water. Also I liked the thoughtful tips that should be considered when planning a garden, such as a form of privacy around the spa. ... Read more


    17. Gardening with Guineas : A Step-By-Step Guide To Raising Guinea Fowl on a Small Scale
    by Jeannette S. Ferguson
    list price: $14.95
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    Asin: 0739202502
    Catlog: Book (1999-06-16)
    Publisher: Ffe Media
    Sales Rank: 3815
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Worth More Than A Guinea
    I have just become aquainted with a guinea fowl. He flew over the fence and decided to live with us. As we have been adopted by this beautiful bird of immense character I needed to do research, and this little book proved to be a fountain of knowledge, a gem and a must for every guinea fowl owner.
    Gardening with Guineas is a wonderful book. Ittakes you on a journey giving clear simple information about the bird. The guineas life from the egg through to adulthood is thoroughly explained . The options owners have and thecare guineas require is thoroughly explained. The problems owners can face and the solutions are all fully discussed. The amusing entertaining character of this special bird beautifully unfolds and when you reach the end of this book ignorance is replaced by enlightnement and understanding.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Guinea Book Available
    As a poultry farm and hatchery owner, I suggest this book for anyone interested in rasing the wonderful guinea fowl. Ms. Ferguson has created a wonderful guide to hatching, raising, problem-solving, and living with guineas on a small scale. It is truly a must read. I have read nearly all published works on the guinea fowl and find this one to be very informative yet lively and easy to understand.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good Information for beginners..
    Since I just started raising Guineas, this book was very informative.I finally know how to tell males from females and learned a lot of their quirks, too.Very good format and simple to understand.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A great resource to have.
    I got this book before my keets arrived, having read it in it's entirety.It is written in a easy to read format and gives the reader an accurate picture of what life with guineas will be like.Now that I am the proud owner of these wonderful birds, I still find myself going back to this book everyday.It is a must have for anyone considering gardening with guineas.

    5-0 out of 5 stars My Reference Book for the last 18 months
    I have found this book to be of invaluable help.I purchased it last year and still use it for reference when new situations come up.The writing is clear and informative.I have followed her advice and have solved many problems.It is the Best book.When I sell my keets now I insist that they buy this book.That way I have some peace of mind that the babies will be taken care of properly. ... Read more


    18. The Natural Way of Farming: The Theory and Practice of Green Philosophy
    by Masanobu Fukuoka
    list price: $58.25
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    Asin: 0870406132
    Catlog: Book (1985-12-01)
    Publisher: Japan Pubns
    Sales Rank: 252517
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars It's all here
    After reading the one straw revolution i really wanted to see how Fukuokas' system worked. I was not disapointed by this well layed out and functional guide to his methods. While his philosophy claims that no list of rules and time tables can acturatelly set out how natural farming should work, the publication of the hystory and methods of his experiment proves vital to the unhinging of common industrial theories on the subject. ... Read more


    19. On Foreign Soil : American Gardeners Abroad
    by May Brawley Hill
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    Asin: 0810958988
    Catlog: Book (2005-05-01)
    Publisher: Harry N Abrams
    Sales Rank: 84353
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    The very act of making a personal garden implies that the gardener feels at home, and creating a garden in a foreign country requires a special character. This handsomely illustrated volume features gardens by fascinating Americans, from Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson to Edith Wharton and Gore Vidal, who have planted their roots in England, France, and Italy since the earliest days of our nation.

    In a readable text filled with insights into expatriate life, art historian May Brawley Hill describes how American gardens on foreign soil, like autobiographies, reveal the personalities, values, and experiences of their makers. Henry James began as a novice, but quickly developed a flair for growing flowers. Gerald and Sara Murphy lived well in their beautiful flower garden at Villa American in Antibes. Art historian Bernard Berenson loved to take walks in the garden he invariably left his wife to tend. The first book to study American horticultural society abroad, this delightful book, illustrated with period prints, photographs, and paintings, will captivate all those interested in gardening, great American thinkers, and life as a foreigner. AUTHOR BIO: May Brawley Hill is an art historian with a special interest in American art and a passionate interest in gardening. She is the author of several books on American gardens and has contributed articles to a number of journals.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Charming, Evocative, and Useful
    The book is charmaing, evocative and useful -- giving carefully researched or inferred descriptions of real gardens that were manufactured by and for real American artists who worked abroad.We are effectively carried across oceans, and back in time -- and a wealth of illustrations both of paintings and of places, makes it possible for readers to walk with the author, and to experience with her, artists' gardens that may long since have gone to seed. ... Read more


    20. Indoor Marijuana Horticulture - The Indoor Bible
    by Jorge Cervantes
    list price: $21.95
    our price: $17.56
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    Asin: 1878823299
    Catlog: Book (2001-09)
    Publisher: Van Patten Publishing
    Sales Rank: 30916
    Average Customer Review: 4.36 out of 5 stars
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    The new edition is completely rewritten, beginning to end.The classic "Indoor Bible" puts all the latest information on indoor cultivation at your fingertips.Learn how growers maximize yields, harvesting more than a pound of connoisseur quality bud per 1000w bulb every two months.Includes precise color drawings and photos of numerous plant problems, a troubleshooting chart, four case studies, weekly checklist, calendar, glossary and index.

    The book is packed with extensive information on hydroponics, including the Sea Of Green, lighting, soils & soilless mixes, CO2, insect, spider mite, fungus & disease control, fertilizers, nutrient disorders, seeds & seedlings, seed companies, plant care, mother plants, pruning & bending, determining sex, odor control, drying, harvest, medicinal use, safety and security.

    200 color photos
    200 b/w drawings, charts & graphs

    Step-by-Step guide to:
    Setting up grow rooms
    Setting up light systems
    Setting up light movers
    Setting up ventilation systems
    Planting ideal gardens
    Growing perfect clones
    Flawless transplanting
    Bountiful harvests
    Breeding & beyond

    Indoor Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor Bible is the best-selling book on indoor marijuana cultivation in the world.This is why growers christened it "The Indoor Bible". All editions of the book have been bestsellers since it was first published in 1983.The book is packed with simple how-to examples and step-by-step instructions that both novice and advanced growers use successfully. If you want to read only one book on indoor growing, this is it! ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars The science of indoor growing
    With the way times change, this new edition of Indoor Horticulture is as indispensable now as its predecessor was in its moment. In the multidisciplinary field of indoor growing Mr Cervantes steers enerringly betwixt the science of closet cultivation and the art of growing kind herbs. Whether you're off-and-going or up-and-coming this book has everything you need to know and then some. If you have a problem that isn't mentioned here, maybe you're growing a different plant... that's where the high-quality color photos come in handy. As the cover suggests, an "illuminating" book that leaves no stone unturned, not even the sobering memory of thousands of drug war prisoners in jail for growing marijuana. Highly recommendable.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Indoor Marijuana Horticulture - The Indoor Bible
    This is the only guide you will need, it covers everything you will need to know from A to Z. The book is packed with extensive information on hydroponics, including the Sea Of Green, lighting, soils & soilless mixes, CO2, insect, spider mite, fungus & disease control, fertilizers, nutrient disorders, seeds & seedlings, seed companies, plant care, mother plants, pruning & bending, determining sex, odor control, drying, harvest, medicinal use, safety and security. It also has 200 color photos, 200 b/w drawings, charts & graphs, ALL IN ONE BOOK! I guess that's why they call it "The Indoor Bible".

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great, but could have been better
    Jorge covers everything you want to know about indoor marijuana growing, only there are frequent errors and contradicting statements. It also could have been better organized, but its vast supply of info makes up for these shortcummings.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Almost Perfect
    One of the best ever grow guides. When you consider how much you'll spend on seeds and equipment to grow, you've go to see the value in buying a manual and this is a great investment. True there are a few mistakes and it's a little uneven, some subjects are covered in amazing detail and others in very little, but this is a must have for any potentail grower.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Jorge knows whats up!
    People ask me all the time to recommend a grow book. Without fail, I always point to Mr. Cervantes work. He has been a respectable icon in the cannabis world for many years, and really knows his stuff.

    Jason King,
    Author: The Cannabible
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