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    The Art of Hummingbird Gardening:
How to Make your Backyard into a Beautiful Home for Hummingbirds
Mathew Tekulsky
     
 coming soon   This book is devoted solely to hummingbird gardening and is a practical guide to cultivating flowers and other plants that will attract the hummingbirds of North America to your home and garden. You will be able to grow flowers in profusion and provide nectar for these smallest of birds, which hover on fast-beating wings while they drink from flowers including pink Chinese lantern, bladderpod, woolly blue curls, scarlet sage, penstemon, columbine, long strips of fuschia, and many others.The Hummingbird Garden is packed with pertinent information, from a description of what hummingbird gardening is all about to how hummingbirds can be conserved and protected. Tekulsky explains the extraordinary way hummingbirds live and behave, the regions they inhabit throughout the year, and their migrating habits. 

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    The Culinary Herbal: Growing and Preserving 97 Flavorful Herbs
Susan Belsinger & Arthur O. Tucker
coming soon   Good cooks know that when it comes to herbs, there is nothing better than those that are clipped fresh from the garden. The Culinary Herbal highlights 97 delicious varieties - like black cumin, fenugreek, lemon balm, and sassafras - that every food lover will want to add to their kitchen garden. In this gorgeously photographed guide, home cooks will learn which herbs offer the most flavor, how to grow them at home, and how to put them to use. Plant profiles are organized alphabetically by herb type and include basic growing information, flavor notes, and culinary uses. Additional information includes step-by-step instructions for harvesting, preserving, and storing, along with techniques for making pastes, syrups, vinegars, and butters. 
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    Illinois, Indiana & Ohio Month-by-Month Gardening: What to do Each Month to have a Beautiful Garden all Year
Beth Botts
coming soon   The when-to and how-to schedule for growing, caring for, and maintaining your garden in Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio!Never garden alone! The Month-by-Month Gardening series is the perfect companion to take the guesswork out of gardening. With this book, you'll know what to do each month to have gardening success all year, from January to December. It's full of the when-tos and how-tos of gardening along with richly illustrated step-by-step instructions, so you can garden with confidence.With a fresh look and updated information, Illinois, Indiana & Ohio Month-by-Month Gardening includes all the when-to and how-to information that has made these books so popular over the years, presented in a new, easier-to-use format with more full-color photography and the most current information available. 
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    The Indestructible Houseplant: 200 beautiful plants that everyone can grow
Tovah Martin
 coming soon   Tovah Martin, the undisputed Queen of Green, shows that anyone can grow healthy houseplants. It all boils down to a simple set of skills and - here's the crucial part - picking the right plants. These tough but beautiful plants can thrive in less-than-ideal conditions, and they're easy to find. You'll also learn how to pot, repot, water, and fertilize; pick up some great ideas for fun, funky containers; and benefit from Tovah's tips on how to display your plants to perk up a room. So get some indestructibles and start your indoor garden. As Tovah promises, "Life will be beautiful."
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    The Naturally Bug-Free Garden: Controlling Pest Insects Without Chemicals
Anna Hess
coming soon    Are you sick and tired of pesky insects in your garden? Do you want to stay away from pesticides and harmful poisons that could be hazardous to your health and your garden? If you answered yes to both of those questions, The Naturally Bug-Free Garden has all the answers to your troubles.This book will show you how to bring your garden ecosystem into balance so that beneficial insects and larger animals do the work of pest control for you.Anna Hess has had seven years of experience growing all of her family's vegetables. Here, she sums up all of her knowledge and expertise, teaching you many hands-on pest-control techniques, such as succession planting, choosing resistant plant varieties, and shielding plants with row covers. Paying attention to the nutritional needs of your vegetables can also deter pests, and the remaining insects are simple to handpick.
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    The New Shade Garden: Creating a Lush Oasis in the Age of Climate Change
Ken Druse
coming soon   There is a new generation of gardeners who are planting gardens not only for their visual beauty but also for their ability to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. In The New Shade Garden, Ken Druse provides this generation with a comprehensive guide to creating a shade garden with an emphasis on the adjustments necessary for our changing climate. Druse o ffers advice for common problems facing today's gardeners, from addressing the deer situation to watering plants without stressing limited resources. Detailing all aspects of the gardening process, the book covers basic topics such as designing your own garden, pruning trees, preparing soil for planting, and the vast array of flowers and greenery that grow best in the shade. Perfect for new and seasoned gardeners alike, this wide-ranging encyclopedic manual provides all the information you need to start or improve upon your own shade garden.
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