Beds & Borders (Better Homes and Gardens Gardening)

Beds & Borders (Better Homes and Gardens

A highly illustrated, plant-by-numbers guide to planning and planting your ideal gardenWhether you're planning your first garden or want to try something new without all the trial and error, Beds and Borders provides easy, step-by-step, illustrated plans for more than ninety garden projects. Each project comes complete with an inspirational color photo and an overhead-plan-view planting plan with a planting grid to show correct spacing and plant size. A plant list accompanies each project and doubles as a shopping list, making it simple and easy to gather all your supplies and plants in one quick trip to your local garden supply store. Features more than ninety garden projects and more than 300 photos and illustrationsIncludes simple, well-illustrated, step-by-step instructionsProvides informative tips and hints, including descriptions of the best plants for specific circumstances, regional notes for ways to adapt gardens for various regions across the country, and frugal gardening suggestions.Offers problem-solution features that detail regional notes to explain the best plants for particular regions and garden plans for difficult-to-landscape features like slopes and shadeFor first-timers and green thumbs alike, Beds and Borders offers something for every gardener.

  • ASIN: 0470540273

Starter Vegetable Gardens: 24 No-Fail Plans for Small Organic Gardens

Starter Vegetable Gardens: 24 No-Fail Plans for Small

Develop your green thumb as you learn to grow your own food. In this introductory guide to growing vegetables, Barbara Pleasant addresses common problems that first-time gardeners encounter. Using simple language and illustrated garden layouts, Pleasant shows you how to start, maintain, and eventually expand an organic vegetable garden in even the tiniest backyard. With handy tips on enriching soil, planting schedules, watering, fighting pests, and more, you’ll quickly discover how easy it is to enjoy your own homegrown vegetables. 

  • Brand: Storey Publishing, LLC
  • ASIN: 1603425292

All New Square Foot Gardening II: The Revolutionary Way to Grow More in Less Space

All New Square Foot Gardening II: The Revolutionary

Square Foot Gardening is the most practical, foolproof way to grow a home garden, whether you're growing an urban garden, or have an entire backyard.  That explains why author and gardening innovator Mel Bartholomew has sold more than two million books teaching how to become a successful DIY square foot gardener. Mel developed his techniques back in the early 1980s and has been teaching them around the world ever since. In the process, he has made improvements and refinements, and has continually adapted his practices to keep pace with modern times. In this second edition, Bartholomew furthers his discussion on one of the most popular gardening trends today: vertical gardening. He also explains how you can make gardening fun for kids by teaching them the square foot method. Rich with new, full-color images and updated tips for selecting materials, this highly produced edition will bring you up to speed with Mel's industry-changing insights.

  • Brand: Hachette/Quarto Publishing
  • ASIN: 1591865484
  • UPC: 884196497444

40 Projects for Building Your Backyard Homestead: A Hands-on, Step-by-Step Sustainable-Living Guide (Creative Homeowner) Includes Fences, Coops, Sheds, Wind & Solar Power, Rooftop & Vertical Gardening

40 Projects for Building Your Backyard Homestead: A

Learn all about how to build sheds, feeders, fences, and other backyard structures to enhance your sustainable living! Garden structures: Raised beds, planters and arbors, self-watering beds, grow-light stand, soil blocks Fences and pens: Fence post basics, picket fence, solar electric fence, installing and stretching fences, hen pen and hurdle, gates, PVC hen pen Housing chickens: Basics for housing chickens, building a coop and run, complete material and cutting lists, exploded views, building an A-frame chicken tractor Building sheds: Basics for building, goat shed, saltbox garden shed, backyard-homestead shop, roofing alternatives Solar and wind power: Compressor and gearbox windmills, how solar works, erecting a windmill, installing a solar power system Aquaponics and hydroponics: Understanding aquaponics, understanding hydroponics, basics of a DIY aquaponic system, how to install a hydroponic system Building beehives: Langstroth beehive, Warré beehive, top-bar beehive (aka the Kenyan or Tanzanian beehive), step-by-step building instructions and exploded views Plumbing and wiring: Plumbing basics, ground-fault circuit interrupters, freeze-proof watering options, outdoor wiring, supplemental lighting A companion volume to Backyard Homesteading, 40 Projects for Building You...

  • Brand: Design Originals
  • ASIN: 1580117104
  • UPC: 078585117109

Trellises, Arbors & Pergolas: Ideas and Plans for Garden Structures (Better Homes & Gardens Do It Yourself)

Trellises, Arbors & Pergolas: Ideas and Plans for

Detailed, illustrated plans for building a variety of styles.More than 50 garden structures included, with construction drawings and lists of materials.Expert construction advice—how to use tools, prepare sites, buy lumber, and apply outdoor finishes.Selection tips for plants compatible with the structures featured.

  • Brand: Brand: Better Homes and Gardens
  • ASIN: 0696217589
  • UPC: 014005217585

The New Southern Living Garden Book: The Ultimate Guide to Gardening (Southern Living (Paperback Oxmoor))

The New Southern Living Garden Book: The Ultimate

An all-new revised and updated edition, The New Southern Living Garden Book is THE definitive source on gardening from the brand Southern gardeners have turned to for nearly 50 years. Completely redesigned and updated for the first time in 10 years, the new edition features over 1,700 beautiful color photographs and over 7,000 featured plants. Enhanced features include a monthly garden checklist, a Q&A section to tackle everyday problems, and garden design solutions, plus industry experts provide the hottest trends and tips combined with old-fashioned wisdom. From the new homeowner just starting out in gardening to the Master Class gardener, this book will be an essential resource.

  • Brand: The Editors of Southern Living Magazine
  • ASIN: 0848742982

Building a Shed (Taunton's Build Like a Pro)

Building a Shed (Taunton's Build Like a

This well-illustrated guide offers a range of building options, with complete instructions and plans for four popular projects: saltbox potting shed, garden storage shed, storage barn, and lean-to tool locker. Author Joe Truini walks the reader through each step, from evaluating storage needs to basic construction to putting the finishing touches on the roof.

  • ASIN: 1561589667

Backyard Building: Treehouses, Sheds, Arbors, Gates, and Other Garden Projects (Countryman Know How)

Backyard Building: Treehouses, Sheds, Arbors, Gates, and Other

Here is the very best of backyard building: Popular building authors Jeanie and David Stiles―whose treehouse once garnered a spread in Architectural Digest―have gathered dozens of original plans for treehouses, playhouses, and sheds, as well as a summer house, tea house, garden arbor, and functional workroom. Backyard Building will cover backyard accessories, the fundamentals of tools and materials, and useful tips based on real-life questions from the couple’s popular website. Its unique style, with hand-drawn illustrations to guide the reader through the building process in a user-friendly way, stands out from the crowd. The clear, detailed drawings are not only easy to follow but a pleasure to look at; they are supplemented by irresistible color photographs.

  • ASIN: 1581572387

The Essential Garden Design Workbook: Completely Revised and Expanded

The Essential Garden Design Workbook: Completely Revised and

A bestselling classic completely revised and updatedThe Essential Garden Design Workbook has been the go-to guide for students, professionals, and any gardener passionate about well-designed outdoor spaces. Now, eminent designer-educator Rosemary Alexander has teamed up with rising design star Rachel Myers for a complete update.  New garden plans, new photos and diagrams, and updated profiles of 50 top plants offer timely insights for today’s designers. Advice on designing for sustainability and diversity has been added, along with guidance on planning for garden spaces large and small, using computer-aided design, and starting a garden design business. Detailed sections that lead you through the entire process—pre-design, concept, layout, planning, planting, and maintenance—are more relevant than ever. Invaluable for experienced pros and the next generation alike, this expanded classic is for anyone interested in designing beautiful, successful gardens.  

  • Brand: Timber Press
  • ASIN: 1604696613

Gardening with Chickens: Plans and Plants for You and Your Hens

Gardening with Chickens: Plans and Plants for You

Welcome to a world where chickens and gardens coexist!Join Lisa Steele, chicken-keeper extraordinaire and founder of Fresh Eggs Daily, on a unique journey through the garden. Start by planning your garden and learning strategies and tips for keeping your plants safe while they grow. Plant with purpose, choosing from a dozen plans for theme gardens such as Orange Egg Yolks or Nesting Box Herbs. Or choose a design that's filled with edibles - sharing the bounty with your family and your feathered friends. Then comes the fun part: enjoy the harvest, even let the chickens graze!Lisa's friendly writing, together with inspirational photos and illustrations, will have you rolling up your sleeves and reaching for your gardening tools. Lisa also covers a range of topics just for chicken-keepers, including:- Chickens and composting- Using chickens to aerate and till- Coop window boxes- Plants to avoid when you have chickens- Lists of the most valuable crops and herbs- Advice on how to harvest and use many of the plants- And much more!Whether you're an experienced chicken keeper, master gardener, or just getting into these two wonderful hobbies, Gardening with Chickens is an indispensable guide for a harmonious homestead.

  • Brand: Voyageur Press MN
  • ASIN: 0760350477

Zen Gardens: The Complete Works of Shunmyo Masuno, Japan's Leading Garden Designer

Zen Gardens: The Complete Works of Shunmyo Masuno,

Shunmyo Masuno, Japan's leading garden designer, is at once Japan's most highly acclaimed landscape architect and an 18th-generation Zen Buddhist priest, presiding over daily ceremonies at the Kenkoji Temple in Yokohama. He is celebrated for his unique ability to blend strikingly contemporary elements with the traditional design vernacular. He has worked in ultramodern urban hotels and some of Japan's most famous classic gardens. In each project, his work as a designer of landscape architecture is inseparable from his Buddhist practice. Each becomes a Zen garden, "a special spiritual place where the mind dwells."This beautiful book, illustrated with more than 400 drawings and color photographs, is the first complete retrospective of Masuno's work to be published in English. It presents 37 major gardens around the world in a wide variety of types and settings: traditional and contemporary, urban and rural, public spaces and private residences, and including temple, office, hotel and campus venues. Masuno achieved fame for his work in Japan, but he is becoming increasingly known internationally, and in 2011 completed his first commission in the United States which is shown here.Zen Gardens, divided into three chapters, covers: "Traditional Zen Gardens," "Contemporary Zen Gardens" a...

  • Brand: Tuttle Publishing
  • ASIN: 4805311940

Raised Bed Revolution: Build It, Fill It, Plant It ... Garden Anywhere!

Raised Bed Revolution: Build It, Fill It, Plant

Raised bed gardening is the fastest-growing garden strategy today, and Raised Bed Revolution is the definitive guidebook to mastering this consistently proven and effective gardening method.Raised Bed Revolution provides you with information on size requirements for constructing raised beds, height suggestions, types of materials you can use, and creative tips for fitting the maximum garden capacity into small spaces--including vertical gardening.Enhanced with gorgeous photography, this book covers subjects such as growing-medium options, rooftop gardening, cost-effective gardening solutions, planting tips, watering strategies (automatic water drip systems and hand watering), and more. The process of creating and building raised beds is a cinch, too, thanks to the extensive gallery of design ideas and step-by-step projects.This gardening strategy is taking serious root. Why? Several reasons:Raised beds allow gardeners to practice space efficiency as well as accessibility (the beds can be customized to be any height).Raised beds permit gardeners to use their own soil, and they can be designed with wheels for easy portability if partial sunlight is a problem.Water conservation is easier for gardeners who use raised beds.Pest control is assisted because most garden pests can't ma...

  • Brand: Cool Springs Press
  • ASIN: 1591866502

How to Make Outdoor & Garden Furniture: Instructions for Tables, Chairs, Planters, Trellises & More from the Experts at American Woodworker (Fox Chapel Publishing) 22 Decorative Step-by-Step Projects

How to Make Outdoor & Garden Furniture: Instructions

Enjoy outdoor living to the fullest!22 well-designed projects include tables, patio bars, benches, chairs, and ornamental trellises & plantersStep-by-step color photographs, detailed working drawings, and materials listsTechnical advice on finishes and varnishesRange of projects—some can be completed in a few hours, others in a few weekendsHow to Make Outdoor & Garden Furniture offers 22 DIY projects for both novice and experienced woodworkers. The experts at American Woodworker provide complete plans, instructions, and guidance for building great-looking pieces that will beautify your outdoor space.Alongside these functional and decorative furniture projects, you'll find over 500 superb step-by-step photographs and excellent working drawings and exploded views that help ensure success. Expert advice on finishing and varnishing ensures your durable wooden furniture will stand up to the elements for years to come.The time to complete each project ranges from a few hours to a couple of weekends, making this book an ideal resource for transforming your backyard, patio, garden, or deck!Stylish, well-designed outdoor furniture is the crowning beauty of a charming property. Enhance your outdoor lifestyle with sturdy, attractive furniture! From Adirondack chairs, patio bars, and picni...

  • Brand: Design Originals
  • ASIN: 156523765X

Step-by-Step Landscaping (2nd Edition) (Better Homes and Gardens Gardening)

Step-by-Step Landscaping (2nd Edition) (Better Homes and Gardens

A new edition of Better Homes and Gardens(r) best-selling landscaping book. Packed with 408 pages of all-new material from the editors of Better Homes and Gardens(r) books, this complete landscaping guide has everything you need to know transform your yard.More than 700 stunning photographs and 100 complete step-by-step projects show you how to improve grading, plant successfully, build a deck, and much more.Plus an all-new plant encyclopedia with 95 plant photos! It's everything you need to know to improve your view.Step-by-step plans for patios, edging, walls, fences, water gardens, outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, garden sculpture, and more.Cost estimate, time needed to complete, skill level, and material list included with every project.Hundreds of inspiring photographs, ideas, and plans.

  • Brand: Better Homes Gardens
  • ASIN: 0696230828
  • UPC: 014005230829

The Proven Winners Garden Book: Simple Plans, Picture-Perfect Plants, and Expert Advice for Creating a Gorgeous Garden

The Proven Winners Garden Book: Simple Plans, Picture-Perfect

Garden with the confidence of a winner! Proven Winners is America’s #1 plant brand. And now they are sharing their expert plant knowledge and creative design ideas in their first book, The Proven Winners Garden Book. This definitive guide starts with lessons on how to prepare a space, tips on choosing the right design, and a primer on buying the right plants.  Twelve garden plans provide simple design ideas that will add curb appeal to your home garden. They include— A welcoming entrywayA butterfly and pollinator gardenA fragrant flower gardenA shady summertime retreatA deer-resistant garden There are an additional twenty-five container recipes that add color and pizzazz to gardens of all sizes—even on balconies and patios. The creative combinations include holiday themes, solutions for shade and other concerns, poolside ideas, and much more. 

  • Brand: Timber Press
  • ASIN: 1604697555
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