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New Arrivals - Gardening, pets, and agriculture

Learn from the West's best garden designers how to combine easy-care shrubs, perennials, ornamental grasses, succulents, and groundcovers with spectacular results. Plus, the latest water-wise design strategies, from lawn replacements to low-water patio plantings.

"Sue Goetz shows how easy it is to grow and prepare therapeutic herbs for a nurturing spa experience in the comfort of yur own home. With photography and simple step-by-steps, she presents 19 fragrant herbs for your garden and over 50 herbal recipes for maximum pampering: lotions, soaks, teas, masks, scrubs, aromatherapy, and more"--Page [4] of cover.

In 1925 Harold Ross hired Katharine Sergeant Angell as a manuscript reader for The New Yorker. Within months she became the magazine's first fiction editor, discovering and championing the work of Vladimir Nabokov, John Updike, James Thurber, Marianne Moore, and her husband-to-be, E. B. White, among others. After years of cultivating fiction, White set her sights on a new genre: garden writing. On March 1, 1958, The New Yorker ran a column entitled "Onward and Upward in the Garden," a critical review of garden catalogs, in which White extolled the writings of "seedmen and nurserymen," those unsung authors who produced her "favorite reading matter." Thirteen more columns followed, exploring the history and literature of gardens, flower arranging, herbalists, and developments in gardening. Two years after her death in 1977, E. B. White collected and published the series, with a fond introduction. The result is this sharp-eyed appreciation of the green world of growing things, of the aesthetic pleasures of gardens and garden writing, and of the dreams that gardens inspire.

With Homegrown Herb Garden, you can choose the herb or herbs you will use the most and build your herb garden around them. Start with an overview of how to grow, harvest, and store herbs. Then, learn how to handle each herb and what flavors they work well with. The culinary section includes how to prepare and use your herbs, plus savory and sweet recipes to feature them in. Choose your favorite herbs, learn to grow them successfully, and never be at a loss for what to do with them!

In the midst of World War II, the Yorkshire veterinarian muses on past adventures through the Yorkshire dales, visiting with old friends and introducing scores of new characters--both human and animal.

Savor your best tomato harvest ever! Craig LeHoullier, tomato adviser for Seed Savers Exchange, offers everything a tomato enthusiast needs to know about growing more than 200 varieties of tomatoes--from sowing seeds and planting to cultivating and collecting seeds at the end of the season. He also offers a comprehensive guide to the various pests and diseases of tomatoes and explains how best to avoid them.

Describes the official breed standards for the two hundred American Kennel Club recognized dog breeds, offering a history and photos of each breed, and covering such topics as advice on selecting a puppy and living with and caring for each breed. --Publisher's description.

In Team Dog, Mike taps into fifteen years? worth of experience, explaining in accessible and direct language, the science behind the importance of gaining a dog?s trust and then offering invaluable steps for how to achieve any level of obedience. His unique approach uses entertaining examples and anecdotes from his work with dogs on and off the battlefield and direct tips from the Navy SEAL guidebook to teach dog owners how to: choose the perfect dog for their household, establish themselves as the ?team leader,? master ?command and control,? employ ?situational awareness,? and to solidify their dog?s position as the family?s ultimate best friend.

LaManda Joy, the founder of Chicago?s Peterson Garden Project and a board member of the American Community Gardening Association, has worked in the community gardening trenches for years and brings her knowledge to the wider world in Start a Community Food Garden. This hardworking guide covers every step of the process: fundraising, community organizing, site sourcing, garden design and planning, finding and managing volunteers, and managing the garden through all four seasons. A section dedicated to the basics of growing was designed to be used by community garden leaders as an educational tool for teaching new members how to successfully garden.

Written for new growers, Marijuana Daily Gardening guides you through the set up and day-to-day operation of a personal marijuana garden. Whether you're a medical cannabis grower, or a recreational marijuana user who just wants to produce high quality buds without the hassle of buying expensive equipment or running up huge electricity bills, this book is for you.