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New eBooks in the Library - June 2017

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Atlantic Coastal Gardening - Denise Adams
Call Number: QK203 .A84 .A336 2014eb
ISBN: 9781771081443
Publication Date: 2014-05-07
With a focus on sea-hardy flowers, vegetables, herbs, and shrubs, Adams’s suggestions are accessible to both budding and blossomed gardeners. Grow with your property, with tips on which plants to purchase, grow, or avoid, and learn how to cultivate your natural surroundings to their full potential, year round. Atlantic Coastal Gardening includes everything from creative composting to gathering and growing seeds, simple, natural recipes for the seaside garden harvest, solutions to poor soil quality, and plenty more!

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Compostology 1-2-3 - Ethne Clarke; Organic Gardening Magazine Editors
Call Number: S661eb
ISBN: 9781609617967
Want to compost but aren’t sure where to start? Need a little help with a compost pile that’s already in the garden? Compostology 1-2-3 is the answer! It’s simply the best--and most complete--guide to successful composting for every garden size, and it answers the most-asked questions: What is compost? Why is it important? How do you make compost? And how do you use compost? The experts at Organic Gardening share their years of experience with composting, blending together how-to information and simple science to help backyard gardeners understand the process of transforming household and yard waste into rich, crumbly compost. Learn which materials make the best compost, how to build a compost bin or layer a compost pile, how to troubleshoot, which tools and supplies make the composting process easier, step-by-step methods to keep compost cooking, and how to use "gardener’s gold" to enrich the soil in garden beds, planting areas, and container gardens. With helpful tips and hints and easy-to-understand illustrations, Compostology 1-2-3 shows how to make and use compost for better soil, healthier plants, and tastier vegetables and fruit. And it’s as easy as 1-2-3.

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Gardening with Less Water - David A. Bainbridge
Call Number: SB475.83 .B34 2015eb
ISBN: 9781612125824
Publication Date: 2015-12-29
Gardening with Less Water offers simple, inexpensive, low-tech techniques for watering your garden much more efficiently — using up to 90 percent less water for the same results. With illustrated step-by-step instructions, David Bainbridge shows you how to install buried clay pots and pipes, wicking systems, and other porous containers that deliver water directly to a plant’s roots with little to no evaporation. These systems are available at hardware stores and garden centers; are easy to set up and use; and work for garden beds, container gardens, and trees.

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Gardens of a Chinese Emperor - Victoria M. Siu
Call Number: SB466.C52 C43 2013eb
ISBN: 9781611461282
Publication Date: 2013-06-12
The Garden of Perfect Brightness (Yuanming Yuan) in the western suburbs of the Qing capital, Beijing, was begun by the great Kangxi (r. 1661–1722) and brought to its greatest glory by his grandson, Qianlong (r. 1736–1796). A lover of literature and art, Qinglong sought an earthly reflection of his greatness in his Yuanming Yuan. Representing two generations of painstaking research, this book follows the emperor as he ruled his empire from within his garden. In a landscape of lush plants, artificial mountains and lakes, and colorful buildings, he sought to represent his wealth and power to his diverse subjects and to the world at large.

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Handbook of Vanilla Science and Technology - Daphna Havkin-Frenkel; Faith Belanger
Call Number: SB307.V2 H36 2011eb
ISBN: 1405193255
Publication Date: 2011-01-04
Vanilla is the world's most commonly-used flavor and fragrance, used in foods, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and other products and is therefore of considerable economic importance.

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the science and technology used in the production and supply chain of vanilla products. A wide range of international authors cover topics which include agricultural production, global markets, analytical methods, sensory analysis, food and fragrance applications, organic and fair trade vanilla, diseases that affect vanilla, and novel uses.

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Holland Flowering - Andrew Gebhardt
Call Number: SB443.4 .N4 G43 2014eb
ISBN: 9789089646170
Publication Date: 2015-02-15
Worldwide, the indelible image of the Netherlands is the tulip. But the tulip is not alone: flowers of all kinds have long been a key part of both the Dutch identity and the Dutch economy, and in Holland Flowering, Andrew Gebhardt offers a dazzling tour of Dutch flower culture, from the earliest days of horticulture to attempts to grow bulbs on the moon.

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Kyoto Gardens - Judith Clancy; Ben Simmons (Photographer)
Call Number: SB466 .J33 .K968 2014eb
ISBN: 9784805313213
Publication Date: 2015-03-10
Featuring beautiful Japanese garden photography and insightful writing, Kyoto Gardens is a labor of love from master photographer Ben Simmons and Kyoto-based writer Judith Clancy. In their rocks and plants, empty spaces and intimate details—Kyoto's gardens manifest a unique ability to provoke thought and delight in equal measure. These varied landscapes meld the sensuality of nature with the disciplines of cosmology, poetry and meditation. Japanese aristocrats created these gardens to display not just wealth and power, but cultural sensitivity and an appreciation for transcendent beauty. A class of professional gardeners eventually emerged, transforming Japanese landscape design into a formalized art. Today, Kyoto's gardens display an enormous range of forms—from rock gardens display of extreme minimalism and subtle hues, to stroll gardens of luscious proportions and vibrant colors.

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Natural Companions - Ken Druse; Ellen Hoverkamp (Photographer)
Call Number: SB453.6 .D787 2012eb
ISBN: 9781584799016
Publication Date: 2012-03-01
In Natural Companions, acclaimed garden writer Ken Druse presents recipes for perfect plant pairings using diverse species that look great together and bloom at the same time. Natural Companions features more than one hundred special botanical images of amazing depth and color created in collaboration with artist Ellen Hoverkamp using modern digital technology.

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Rodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening - Fern Marshall Bradley (Editor); Barbara Ellis (Editor); Ellen Phillips (Editor)
Call Number: SB453.5 .R633 2009eb
ISBN: 9781594869174
Publication Date: 2009-02-03
Rodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening has been the go-to resource for gardeners for more than 50 years―and the best tool novices can buy to start applying organic methods to their fruit and vegetable crops, herbs, trees and shrubs, perennials, annuals, and lawns. This thoroughly revised and updated version highlights new organic pest controls, new fertilizer products, improved gardening techniques, the latest organic soil practices, and new trends in garden design.

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The Language of Plants - Monica Gagliano (Editor); John C. Ryan (Editor); Patrícia Vieira (Editor)
Call Number: QK725 .L275 2017eb
ISBN: 9781452954127
Publication Date: 2017-04-25
The eighteenth-century naturalist Erasmus Darwin (grandfather of Charles) argued that plants are animate, living beings and attributed them sensation, movement, and a certain degree of mental activity, emphasizing the continuity between humankind and plant existence. Two centuries later, the understanding of plants as active and communicative organisms has reemerged in such diverse fields as plant neurobiology, philosophical posthumanism, and ecocriticism. The Language of Plants brings together groundbreaking essays from across the disciplines to foster a dialogue between the biological sciences and the humanities and to reconsider our relation to the vegetal world in new ethical and political terms.

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The Making of Place - John Dixon Hunt
Call Number: SB472 .H868 2015eb
ISBN: 9781780235202
Publication Date: 2016-01-15
Gardening is rich in tradition, and many gardens are explicitly designed to refer to or honor the past. But garden design is also rich in innovation, and in The Making of Place John Dixon Hunt explores the wide varieties of approaches, aesthetics, and achievements in garden design throughout the world today. The Making of Place is sure to enchant and inspire even the most modest of home gardeners.

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New Books in the Library - June 2017

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Ancient Botany - Hardy
Call Number: RS63 .H37 2016
ISBN: 9780415311205
Publication Date: 2015-10-09
Gavin Hardy and Laurence Totelin have brought together their botanical and historical knowledge to produce this unique overview of ancient botany. The authors adopt a thematic approach rather than a chronological one, considering important issues such as the definition of a plant, nomenclature, classifications, physiology, the link between plants and their environment, and the numerous usages of plants in the ancient world. The book also takes care to place ancient botany in its historical, social and economic context. The authors have explained all technical botanical terms and ancient history notions, and as a result, this work will appeal to historians of ancient science, medicine and technology; classicists; and botanists interested in the history of their discipline.

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Botanicum - Kathy Willis; Katie Scott (Illustrator)
Call Number: QK49 .W55 2016
ISBN: 9780763689230
Publication Date: 2017-03-14
Botanicum is a stunningly curated guide to plant life. With artwork from Katie Scott of Animalium fame, Botanicum gives readers the experience of a fascinating exhibition from the pages of a beautiful book. From perennials to bulbs to tropical exotica, Botanicum is a wonderful feast of botanical knowledge complete with superb cross sections of how plants work.

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Capability Brown - John Phibbs; Joe Cornish (Photographer)
Call Number: SB469.37 .P45 2016
ISBN: 0847848833
Publication Date: 2016-10-25
Lancelot ’Capability’ Brown’s designs are organic, weaving gestures of colour and perspective into the features that the country already afforded. So natural are his designs, and so perfectly do they complement the houses within them, that for many a Capability Brown landscape is the epitome of the English estate. His gardens and parklands as much as the houses themselves would become icons of British country life. Published to coincide with the tercentenary of his birth, this book illuminates fifteen of Brown’s most celebrated landscapes. Including rarely seen archival drawings that shed light on Brown’s process, this book serves as a guide to Britain’s most beloved landscapes and an exploration of the masterful mind behind their creation.

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Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden - Erin Benzakein; Julie Chai; Michele M. Waite (Photographer)
Call Number: SB405 .B495 2017
ISBN: 9781452145761
Publication Date: 2017-03-07
Welcome to the world of Floret Farm, where hundreds of flower varieties grow and thrive to produce show-stopping arrangements. Here, star flower farmer Erin Benzakein shares her insights on planting a cutting garden of your own - wherever you live. Learn the secrets to her airy and lush arrangements, including how-tos for spectacular bouquets, garlands, and wreaths to showcase your gorgeous flowers. Featuring planting, cultivating, and harvesting advice for more than 175 flower varieties along with tops to preserve their freshness from field to centerpiece, this book has everything you need to start planning your garden and the stunning arrangements that will keep your home bright and blooming year after year.

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Garden Flora - Noel Kingsbury
Call Number: SB404.9 .K56 2016
ISBN: 9781604695656
Publication Date: 2016-10-05
Every garden plant has an origination story, and Garden Flora, by noted garden designer Noel Kingsbury, shares them in a beautifully compelling way. This lushly illustrated survey of 133 of the most commonly grown plants explains where each plant came from and the journey it took into home gardens. Kingsbury tells intriguing tales of the most important plant hunters, breeders, and gardeners throughout history, and explores the unexpected ways plants have been used. Richly illustrated with an eclectic mix of new and historical photos, botanical art, and vintage seed packets and catalogs, Garden Flora is a must-have reference for every gardener and plant lover.

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Mosses, Liverworts, and Hornworts - Ralph Pope
Call Number: QK533.82.N67 P67 2016
ISBN: 9781501700781
Publication Date: 2016-12-13
This photo-based field guide to the more common or distinctive bryophytes of northeastern North America gives beginners the tools they need to identify most specimens without using a compound microscope. Ralph Pope’s inviting text and helpful photographs cover not only the "true" mosses but also the Sphagnaceae (the peat mosses), liverworts, and hornworts. Traditional dichotomous keys are included, and there are also "quick" keys based on habitat and special morphological characteristics. The organization of the species pages is by plant family, an arrangement likely to resonate with readers with some plant background or botanical interest. Mosses, Liverworts, and Hornworts also features information on collecting, preserving, and identifying specimens to help hikers, naturalists, botanists, and gardeners find their way into this beautiful miniature world. Sections on bryophyte biology and ecology provide taxonomic and ecological context.

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Street Farm - Michael Ableman
Call Number: S451.5.B65 A25 2016
ISBN: 9781603586023
Publication Date: 2016-08-09
Street Farm is the inspirational account of residents in the notorious Low Track in Vancouver, British Columbia--one of the worst urban slums in North America--who joined together to create an urban farm as a means of addressing the chronic problems in their neighborhood. It is a story of recovery, of land and food, of people, and of the power of farming and nourishing others as a way to heal our world and ourselves. During the past seven years, Sole Food Street Farms--now North America’s largest urban farm project--has transformed acres of vacant and contaminated urban land into street farms that grow artisan-quality fruits and vegetables. By providing jobs, agricultural training, and inclusion in a community of farmers and food lovers, the Sole Food project has empowered dozens of individuals with limited resources who are managing addiction and chronic mental health problems. Sole Food’s mission is to encourage small farms in every urban neighborhood so that good food can be accessible to all, and to do so in a manner that allows everyone to participate in the process. In Street Farm, author-photographer-farmer Michael Ableman chronicles the challenges, growth, and success of this groundbreaking project and presents compelling portraits of the neighborhood residents-turned-farmers whose lives have been touched by it. Throughout, he also weaves his philosophy and insights about food and farming, as well as the fundamentals that are the underpinnings of success for both rural farms and urban farms. Street Farm will inspire individuals and communities everywhere by providing a clear vision for combining innovative farming methods with concrete social goals, all of which aim to create healthier and more resilient communities.

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The Miraculous Abundance - Charles Hervé-Gruyer; Perrine Hervé-Gruyer; Eliot Coleman (Foreword by)
Call Number: S494.5.P47 H47 2016
ISBN: 9781603586429
Publication Date: 2016-03-23
When Charles and Perrine Hervé-Gruyer set out to create their farm in an historic Normandy village, they had no idea just how much their lives would change. Market farmers and home gardeners alike will find much in these pages, but so will those who’ve never picked up a hoe. The couple’s account of their quest to design an almost Edenlike farm, hone their practices, and find new ways to feed the world is an inspiring tale. It is also a love letter to a future in which people increasingly live in rural communities that rely on traditional skills, locally created and purveyed goods and services, renewable energy, and greater local governance, but are also connected to the larger world.

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Thenford - Anne Heseltine; Michael Heseltine
Call Number: SB466 .G7 H47 2016
ISBN: 9781784979737
Publication Date: 2017-04-01
This book is the story of one garden and one family, over a 40-year time period. In their own words, Michael and Anne Heseltine describe the ups and downs of how they set about transforming and expanding a wild, overgrown and often dilapidated woodland into the magnificent garden they have today. Today, the garden at Thenford has an arboretum which contains more than 3,500 different species of trees and shrubs, including rare plants which were wild-collected by well known plantsmen including Roy Lancaster OBE, Allen Coombes, Keith Rushforth and Chris Chadwell. It is also well-known for its sculpture garden, which has an eclectic collection of work ranging from a white marble Tazza fountain to an enormous statue of Lenin. Beautifully illustrated with both professional photographs and private family images, this personal story of the creation of an extraordinary garden will delight horticultural experts and novices alike.

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Victory Garden for Bees - Lori WeIdenhammer
Call Number: SB439.24 .W45 2016
ISBN: 9781771620536
Publication Date: 2016-05-10
This book investigates the growing problem of bee mortality and offers practical measures we can all take to help. In ecological terms, bees play a critical role in the survival of many plant communities and the continuation of life on this planet. Now that bees are facing unprecedented levels of die-off caused by a toxic mixture of environmental stresses, a community-based effort is needed to make gardens, fields and landscapes healthy sanctuaries for bees. Just as citizens banded together to produce Victory Gardens to offset the perilous food shortages of World Wars I and II, now a similarly vital level of collective effort is needed to make our gardens into lifesaving shelters for bees.

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