New Arrivals - Gardening, pets, and agriculture
A guide to providing canines with a more protein-and-fat-heavy paleo diet helps readers assess their dogs' diets, and also includes information on training, exercise, massage, and other alternative therapies.
A moody Labrador and his insecure human share a cross-country RV trip into the heart of America's relationship with dogs, relating the stories of Appalachian wolf-dogs, a dedicated stray rescuer, a K9 cop, and other dogs and dog-obsessed humans.
"Colorado's booming population and recent drought have made wise water use a top priority in the Centennial State. Whether you're establishing a new Xeriscape or you wish to transform your existing landscape into a lush yet water-thrifty oasis, Xeriscape Colorado shows you exactly how. Landscape designer Connie Lockhart Ellefson and Denver Water's David Winger take you step by step through the seven principles of Xeriscape: planning and design, soil analysis and improvement, practical turf areas, informed plant choice, efficient irrigation, mulching, and maintenance"--P.  of cover.
"Permaculture is a movement that is coming into its own, and the concept of creating plant guilds in permaculture is at the forefront of every farmer's and gardener's practice. One of the essential practices of permaculture is to develop perennial agricultural systems that thrive over several decades without expensive and harmful inputs: perennial plant guilds, food forests, agroforestry, and mixed animal and woody species polycultures" -- From publisher description.
Examines every tool and technique you need to successfully grow edibles and ornamentals in a well-maintained greenhouse. You will learn how to choose the right greenhouse, how to create a healthy greenhouse environment, how to start seeds and propagate, and how to maintain your greenhouse. Marshall also offers plant profiles with complete growing information for hundreds of edible and ornamental plants.
Describes the benefits of planting low-maintenance, hardy shrubs to beautify a home and garden and offers tips for choosing the best types based on climate, soil type, and pruning requirements.