Conventional wisdom says to garden from the bottom up, turning over the soil every spring until your back aches. Ironically, this does such a good job aerating that gardeners spend the rest of the season pulling weeds and replacing the suddenly energized (and easily used up) nutrients. Mother nature..
The most comprehensive, entertaining, down-to-earth one-volume gardening reference ever, and highly praised: "Barbara Damrosch delivers the goods."--"Chicago Tribune" "Best of the crop."--"House Beautiful" "Barbara Damrosch's writing has the snap of a good snowpea and the spice of an old rose."--"T..
Ever since she was old enough to help her grandmother in the garden, Sharon Lovejoy has spent her life working with plants--and along the way, through "trowel and error," she's accumulated hundreds and hundreds of remedies, tips, short-cuts, and cure-alls. Now Ms. Lovejoy--author of "Roots, Shoots, ..
This carry-along version of our enormously popular "Zen Gardening Kit" provides a touch of tranquility on the go. Packaged with a 32page introduction to the aesthetic enlightenment of Zen gardening, it includes a tray, fine sand, decorative rocks, and miniature wooden rake...
With this kit, complete with a 32page book explaining bonsai gardening, an instruction sheet, a small pot, a peat pellet, a packet of seeds, and a pair of scissors, indoor gardeners can grow a peaceful mini-garden anywhere they choose. Whether it's on a desk or in a kitchen, this little bit of green..
This encyclopedia, a labor of love by an avid tool collector, provides an illustration, description, and the purpose of practically every variety of American hand tool, including both tools made and sold in North America and those known to have been used in North America. Primarily written to facili..
By training fruit trees and shrubs to grow in controlled shapes, you accomplish two goals: improved appearance and increased productivity. Depending on location and demand, espalier fruit trees can offer privacy, weather protection, and decoration, not to mention an abundant and delicious harvest. A..
The hardcover, fully updated edition of the only multi-craft trade guideRespected by generations of skilled workers, "Audel Millwright's and Mechanic's Guide" is the only trade manual to cover maintenance and troubleshooting for all the mechanical trades in a single volume. Now available in hardcove..