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New eBooks in the Library - August 2017

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66 Square Feet - Marie Viljoen
Call Number: TX649 .V545 .V555 2013eb
ISBN: 9781617690501
Publication Date: 2013-09-03
Marie Viljoen's beautiful first book draws the reader into a world of unfolding seasons, seen from the perspective of an expert gardener, cook and photographer. Each chapter is a month, divided into three parts: New York City, the author's garden, and her kitchen, each setting the stage for a lavish seasonal menu with recipes drawn from farmers markets, wild-foraged ingredients, and produce grown on her city terrace and roof farm.

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Fix Your Garden - Jane Moseley; Jackie Strachan; Claire Rollet (Illustrator)
Call Number: SB473 .M674 2016eb
ISBN: 9781910232828
Publication Date: 2016-05-01
Packed with tips and tricks to get your green fingers going, this beautifully illustrated little book will help you make the most of your outdoor space, even if you’ve only got a tiny windowbox. It will take you step by step from early analysis of the soil to find out which plants will do best, to fixing that weed-covered wilderness of a backyard you’ve inherited and starting to grow your own fruit and vegetables.

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Hortus Berolinensis - Der Berliner Lustgarten : Liber Primus - Erstes Buch - Fischbacher, Thomas and Fink, Thomas
Call Number: SB466.G4 L87 2010eb
Publication Date: 2010
In German.

Der HORTUS BEROLINENSIS von Johann Sigismund Elsholtz ist ohne Zweifel die bedeutendste Quelle für die Geschichte des Berliner Lustgartens und dessen pflanzlicher, architektonischer und bildhauerischer Ausgestaltung zur Zeit seiner Gründung in den 1650er Jahren.

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Microfarming for Profit - Dave DeWitt
Call Number: HD53 .D49 2015eb
ISBN: 9781937226381
Publication Date: 2015-01-06
This useful, entertaining guide gives prospective microfarmers the dirt on realistic essentials for turning a garden into a money–making enterprise…The author advises on such basics as business plans and sales techniques; profiles a range of actual working microfarms, from flowers to killer bees; and relates hilarious stories from his own microfarming.

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Phyto - Kate Kennan; Niall Kirkwood
Call Number: TD878.48 .K46 2015eb
ISBN: 9780415814157
Publication Date: 2015-06-05
PHYTO presents the concepts of phytoremediation and phytotechnology in one comprehensive guide, illustrating when plants can be considered for the uptake, removal or mitigation of on-site pollutants.

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New Books in the Library - August 2017

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A Botanist's Vocabulary - Susan K. Pell; Bobbi Angell
Call Number: QK9 .P44 2016
ISBN: 9781604695632
Publication Date: 2016-05-25
The technical terms used to describe plants are essential for accurate identification and communication. This comprehensive glossary, enhanced by clear, accurate illustrations, gives concise definitions of the terms that describe all the visible characteristics of plants. Gardeners, botanists, and nature lovers will find this guide invaluable in understanding the plant kingdom.

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Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Western Mediterranean - Chris Thorogood; Tony Hall
Call Number: QK328 .T46 2016
ISBN: 9781842466162
Publication Date: 2016-08-15
The Western Mediterranean is home to more than 10,000 plant species, which makes it one of the most important regions in the world for biodiversity. This book is the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to Western Mediterranean wildflowers, covering southern Europe from the Portuguese Algarve to Italy, and Morocco to Tunisia in North Africa, along with all the islands in between. It features 2,500 plants, and its more than 800 line drawings and color photographs make it the ideal companion for field identification.

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Glorious Shade - Jenny Rose Carey
Call Number: SB434.7 .C37 2017
ISBN: 9781604696813
Publication Date: 2017-04-19
Shade is one of the most common garden situations homeowner’s have, but with the right plant knowledge, you can triumph over challenging areas and learn to embrace shade as an opportunity instead of an obstacle. Glorious Shade celebrates the benefits of shade and shows you how to make the most of it. This information-rich, hardworking guide is packed with everything you need to successfully garden in the shadiest corners of a yard. You'll learn how to determine what type of shade you have and how to choose the right plants for the space. The book also shares the techniques, design and maintenance tips that are key to growing a successful shade garden. Stunning color photographs offer design inspiration and reveal the beauty of shade-loving plants.

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Philadelphia Trees - Edward S. Barnard; Paul W. Meyer; Catriona Briger
Call Number: QK183 .M48 2017
ISBN: 9780231152495
Publication Date: 2017-05-23
Philadelphia Trees is a pocket-sized resource for identifying the native trees, commonly encountered exotics, and popular ornamentals of the Philadelphia metropolitan area and adjacent counties in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Each of the 118 tree-identification entries features a description of a tree species or several related species; a list of places to see specimens; individual photos of leaves, bark, fruits, and seeds; striking portrait photos, and winter-silhouette drawings. The guide also contains a section on more than fifty of the best parks, botanical gardens, and preserves for viewing trees in and around Philadelphia. Included in this section are ten maps identifying specific trees in such places as Fairmount Park, one of the world's largest urban parks, and the Morris Arboretum, the official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. A third section, "Great Trees of Philadelphia," highlights fifty special, historic, and record-breaking trees. Using this field guide, nature lovers will be able to identify and locate the fantastic trees that this unique region, sometimes called "the cradle of American horticulture," has to offer.

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Planting Design for Dry Gardens - Olivier Filippi
Call Number: SB439.8 F55 2016
ISBN: 9780993389207
Publication Date: 2016-05-01
This book offers low-level planting designs that are ecofriendly and so beautiful they redefine the conventional distinction between lawn and plant borders. Inspired by the wild plant communities of Europe, the Middle East, and the U.S., these rigorously trialed plant combinations can be used on terraces, paths, gravel beds and flower borders, as well as areas that are traditionally laid to lawn. Plant choices include the tough new macrothermal grasses, carpeting groundcovers and stunning wild flower mixes that thrive among gravel and stone. With a plant directory that lists over 200 tough but beautiful dry garden plants and Filippi’s innovative maintenance techniques, this book will delight all dry garden owners.

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The Body Language of Trees - c. Mattheck
Call Number: SB437.7 .M3813 2015
Publication Date: 2015
Translated from the German Die Körpersprache der Bäume.

This Book is a digest of a quarter century of tree at the Karlsruher Research Center (now KIT), which promotes understanding of the body language of trees, explains defect symptoms, their failure and their sorrows, shows fungal fruit bodies as witnesses in court, discloses universal forms in animate and inanimate nature, saves people from trees and trees from people. The method of tree inspection described in this book is based on observation of nature and on folk mechanics verified by computerized methods and field studies.

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Urban Forest of Philadelphia - David J. Nowak
Call Number: SB435.52 .P42 P45 2016
Publication Date: November 2016
Resource Bulletin NRS-106. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station.

An analysis of the urban forest in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, reveals that this city has an estimated 2.9 million trees (encompassing all woody plants greater than 1 inch diameter at breast height [d.b.h]) with tree canopy that covers 20 percent of the city. The most common tree species are spicebush, black cherry, ash, tree-of-heaven, and boxelder, but the most dominant species in terms of leaf area are sycamore spp. (including London planetree), northern red oak, black walnut, red maple, and Norway maple. Trees in Philadelphia currently store about 702,000 tons of carbon (2.6 million tons of carbon dioxide [CO2]) valued at $93.4 million. In addition, these trees remove about 27,000 tons of carbon per year (99,000 tons CO2/year) ($3.6 million per year) and about 513 tons of air pollution per year ($19.0 million per year). Philadelphia?s urban forest is estimated to reduce annual residential energy costs by $6.9 million per year. The compensatory value of the trees is estimated at $1.7 billion. The city's parklands constitute 9.3 percent of the total land area, have an estimated 1.1 million trees, 64 percent canopy cover, and account for 38.8 percent of carbon storage and 34.8 percent of air pollution removal performed by the city's urban forest. The information presented in this report can be used by local organizations to advance urban forest policies, planning and management to improve environmental quality and human health in Philadelphia.

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Wildflowers of New England - Ted Elliman; New England Wild Flower Society Staff
Call Number: QK121 .E45 2016
ISBN: 9781604694642
Publication Date: 2016-02-24
Wildflowers of New England is for hikers, naturalists, gardeners, and anyone wishing to learn more about the region’s diverse wildflowers, or just wanting to know the answer to "What’s that plant?" Ted Elliman, a plant ecologist for the New England Wild Flower Society, describes and illustrates more than 1,000 species commonly found in all six New England states, including annuals, perennials, and biennials, both native and naturalized. This helpful field guide uses a logical and convenient identification key based on flower color, petal arrangement, and leaf characteristics. One thousand color photographs help to confirm that you’ve got the right plant. The introduction includes an explanation of plant parts and information on plant names.

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