Air Plants: The Curious World of Tillandsias

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Air Plants, by Zenaida Sengo, the interior coordinator at the popular San Francisco-based Flora Grubb Gardens, shows how simple and rewarding it is to grow, craft, and design with these modern beauties. Decorating with air plants is made easy with stunning photographs that showcase ideas for using them mounted on walls, suspended from the ceiling, as living bows and jewelry, as screens, and in unique containers, like leather pouches, dishes, and baskets. Six step-by-step projects include a wood mount, a wall hook, lasso-and-hook wiring, a ceramic-frame garden, and three unique terrariums. Meet the Author Zenaida Sengo is a Bay Area native. In addition to working in horticulture, she is passionate about painting and design. She studied art in Chico, California,…

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The Greenhouse Gardener’s Manual

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The ultimate guide to growing inside! A greenhouse can bring you spectacular rewards—if you know how to maximize its potential. In this easy-to-use guide, Roger Marshall covers all the basics—how to choose, heat, irrigate, and maintain your greenhouse—as well how to grow scores of popular plants, including vegetables, herbs, and fruit; ornamentals for flowers and foliage; and collectors’ plants such as orchids, bromeliads, cacti, and succulents. You’ll also learn propagation techniques, the basics of hydroponics and aquaponics, and the most effective ways of controlling pests and diseases. Don’t let that precious space go to waste—find out how your greenhouse can become a gardener’s best friend.   Meet the Author ROGER MARSHALL’s work has appeared in magazines worldwide as well as the New…

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The Tao of Vegetable Gardening: Cultivating Tomatoes, Greens, Peas, Beans, Squash, Joy, and Serenity

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The Tao of Vegetable Gardening explores the practical methods as well as the deeper essence of gardening. In her latest book, groundbreaking garden writer Carol Deppe The Resilient Gardener, Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties focuses on some of the most popular home garden vegetables—tomatoes, green beans, peas, and leafy greens—and through them illustrates the key principles and practices that gardeners need to know to successfully plant and grow just about any food crop. Deppe’s work has long been inspired and informed by the philosophy and wisdom of Tao Te Ching, the 2,500-­year-­old work attributed to Chinese sage Lao Tzu and the most translated book in the world after the Bible. The Tao of Vegetable Gardening is organized into chapters that echo fundamental Taoist concepts: Balance, Flexibility,…

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