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Trowel and Error

Trowel and Error

  • Author: Sharon Lovejoy
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing
  • ISBN: 0761126325
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 206
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Gathers more than seven hundred environmentally-friendly tips for gardeners, including how to use citrus fruit rinds as seedling pots, cure plant viruses with milk, and recycle a wheelbarrow into a movable flower bed.

The Gardener's Gripe Book

The Gardener's Gripe Book

  • Author: Abby Adams
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781563056475
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 238
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Offers reflections on the challenges and rewards of gardening, and includes advice on planning and maintaining flower, herb, and vegetable gardens

Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots

Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots

Gardening Together with Children

  • Author: Sharon Lovejoy
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing
  • ISBN: 0761189319
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 176
  • View: 3814
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Plant a pumpkinseed with a child, and cultivate wonder. This simple act of reconnecting with children with nature is Sharon Lovejoy's purpose and joy and gift. Author of Sunflower Houses: Garden Discoveries for Children of All Ages and Hollyhock Days: Garden Adventures for the Young at Heart, Sharon Lovejoy is a nationally known garden writer whose books, television specials, and projects at her learning landscape in California have introduced thousands of children to the pleasures of gardening. In her newest book, Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots, she presents 12 spirited, easy-to-implement ideas for theme gardens that parents and kids can grow together. Illustrated throughout by the author's own lyrical watercolors, each garden includes a plan, the planting recipe -- seeds, seedlings, and growing instructions spelled out step-by-step -- and activities. There's the Pizza Patch , a giant-size wheel garden planted in "slices" of tomatoes, zucchini, oregano, and basil. A Flowery Maze to get lost in. A Moon Garden of night-blooming flowers, including a moonflower tent. And Mother Nature's Medicine Chest. Discovery Walks teach kids how the gardens work, and a chapter on gardening basics includes a child-friendly 10-Minute Plan for planting and maintenance, plus a list of the top 20 plants guaranteed to make gardeners out of kids.

Trowel and Error

Trowel and Error

  • Author: Alan Titchmarsh
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1848944632
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 300
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Alan Titchmarsh has had a passion for gardening for as long as he can remember. Aged 8, he announced to friends that he was going to be the next Percy Thrower, although he thought it was no more than a dream. With the magic touch of a best-selling writer, Alan tells his own story from Ilkley Moor to Pebble Mill and to the final realising of his dream of becoming TV's favourite gardener. Along the way, the cast of characters includes everyone from Auntie Ethel to Nelson Mandela and the Queen. With great charm, humour and passion, this is probably the best story Alan Titchmarsh has ever told.

Camp Granny

Camp Granny

  • Author: Sharon Lovejoy
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing
  • ISBN: 0761187308
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 272
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Make leaf rubbings, learn the neighborhood bird songs together, turn an aquarium into a worm hotel, create a firefly lantern. There are garden projects, both for the outdoors--grow a container snacking garden, a pumpkin patch in a pot--and the indoors, i.e., how to use something called "indoor garbage gardens" to grow pineapple tops, sweet potato vines, peanuts, and more. Cooking projects, both in the sunshine--baking in a solar oven--and in the kitchen--what child will ever forget the time the two of you made Potato Volcanoes with Lava? And lots of rainy-day activities for times when nature's in a cranky mood. Created by Sharon Lovejoy--a grandmother of four and the author of two classic books of garden activities for grown-ups and kids, Sunflower Houses and Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots--Camp Granny is an ecologically inspired guide that combines more than 130 green activities with timeless grandparenting advice. Illustrated with Lovejoy's distinctive, delicate watercolors, it's an inventive resource for grandmother and grandchild to connect with each other through nature. It is the book to make sure an afternoon, a day, or a weekend turns into a memory that lasts forever.

101 Organic Gardening Hacks

101 Organic Gardening Hacks

Eco-friendly Solutions to Improve Any Garden

  • Author: Shawna Coronado
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 1591866626
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 160
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Create simple solutions for growing organic gardens! The word "hack" has a multitude of meanings these days, but if you ask garden author Shawna Coronado what a hack is, she might just wave her hand toward her own back yard. She could be pointing at the garden bench she created from leftover wood posts and a few cinder blocks, or the rows of wine bottles buried soldier-style along a winding pathway, or even the garden soil itself, which is blended by hand from an organic soil recipe she devised. A hack is really just a great idea that's come to life. In 101 Organic Garden Hacks you'll find the top tips, tricks, and solutions Shawna has dreamed up in her career as one of America's most creative gardeners. Some are practical timesavers; others offer clever ways to "upcycle" everyday items in your garden. One characteristic every hack shares is that they are completely organic and unfailingly environmentally friendly. Divided into a dozen different categories for easy reference, each hack is accompanied by a clear photo that shows you exactly how to complete it. If you are looking for resourceful ways to improve your garden and promote green living values right at home, you'll love paging through this fascinating, eye-catching book.

Sunflower Houses

Sunflower Houses

Inspiration From the Garden--A Book for Children and Their Grown-Ups

  • Author: Sharon Lovejoy
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing
  • ISBN: 0761164561
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 144
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A magical book of adventures and appreciations written and illustrated by the author of Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots this award-winning title was published by a small press in Colorado in 1991. The reviews say it all: A fetching primer on gardening for children. . . . Irresistible (The Smithsonian). What child, or indeed adult, would not be delighted? Lovejoy's recollections are wonderful, as are the illustrations (Victoria). Celebrating the lore of the garden and the joy of interacting with nature, Sunflower Houses is a unique garden lover's miscellany, a collection of memories, poems, activities, garden plans, crafts, botanical riddles, stories, games, and planting projects. There are inspirations for a Floral Clock Garden, A Child's Own Rainbow, Faerie Tea Parties, and, of course, the Sunflower House. Plus, from garden lovers, stories of favorite flowers. Throughout are the artist's warm and appealing watercolors of a life in gardening remembered.

The Little Green Island with a Little Red House

The Little Green Island with a Little Red House

A Book of Colors and Critters

  • Author: Sharon Lovejoy
  • Publisher: Down East Books
  • ISBN: 1608934659
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 32
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Remember how you once could spend hours watching the busy, small inhabitants of your childhood garden--the ones that burrowed, scampered, or buzzed? Every young person is a naturalist at heart. And remember how exciting it was to have more colors than just the basic eight in the crayon box? Even the names of those wonderful hues were fun to say aloud: scarlet, sapphire, chartreuse. In The Little Green Island with a Little Red House, acclaimed illustrator, naturalist, and garden writer Sharon Lovejoy melds gentle rhyme and winsome illustrations to introduce young readers to the little beige bat, the scarlet newt in the yellow boot, and many other creatures that share her island home.

A Blessing of Toads

A Blessing of Toads

A Gardener's Guide to Living with Nature

  • Author: Sharon Lovejoy
  • Publisher: Hearst Books
  • ISBN: 9781588163790
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 303
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Through this collection of delightful essays and beautiful illustrations, Lovejoy--who produces the award-winning "Heart's Ease" column for the magazine--shares with her readers the boundless joys of a country garden.

Gardening for a Lifetime

Gardening for a Lifetime

How to Garden Wiser as You Grow Older

  • Author: Sydney Eddison
  • Publisher: Timber Press
  • ISBN: 1604692529
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 208
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From the winner of the National Garden Club's Award of Excellence Although the garden may beckon as strongly as ever, the tasks involved—pulling weeds, pushing wheelbarrows, digging holes, moving heavy pots—become increasingly difficult, or even impossible, with advancing age. But the idea of giving it up is unthinkable for most gardeners. So what’s the alternative? In Gardening for a Lifetime, Sydney Eddison draws on her own forty years of gardening to provide a practical and encouraging roadmap for scaling back while keeping up with the gardening activities that each gardener loves most. Like replacing demanding plants like delphiniums with sturdy, relatively carefree perennials like sedums, rudbeckias, and daylilies. Or taking the leap and hiring help—another pair of hands, even for a few hours a week, goes a long way toward getting a big job done. This new edition features an additional chapter describing how Sydney’s struggles with hip and back problems forced her to walk the walk. As a friend of hers says, “Last summer you wrote the book. Now, I’m happy to see that you’ve read it.” Gentle, personable, and practical, Gardening for a Lifetime will be welcomed by all gardeners looking to transform gardening from a list of daunting chores into the gratifying, joyful activity it was meant to be.

Garden Journal and Planner

Garden Journal and Planner

Your Garden Records, Thoughts, Plans, and Pictures -- Complete in One Package

  • Author: Michelle Marsh
  • Publisher: Nancy Ragno
  • ISBN: 1497414903
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 160
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The Easy Way to Get Organized, Plan, and Keep a Record of Your Garden How many times have you asked yourself -- "When did I fertilize the ...?" "Where did I plant the ...?" “How long did it take the ... seeds to sprout?" "How did that new hybrid variety of ... work out?" "Where did I buy that spray for ...?" "Which kind of ... were the best producers?" "Where did I put those plans for my new garden ...?" "Where is that great photo of this year's ... crop?" Wouldn't it be nice to get organized? To stop the endless searching? To have one place to keep all your important garden information? To have that information at your fingertips? The good news is: Help is on the way. Enter the GARDEN JOURNAL and PLANNER. Unlike other journals or planners, the GARDEN JOURNAL and PLANNER is complete. It's your all-in-one tool for planning your garden, organizing and tracking your garden activities, and recording and preserving everything you want to remember about your garden. What's more, the GARDEN JOURNAL and PLANNER supplies grid paper, sketching paper, and pages for displaying pictures, sketches, and photos. Thus the JOURNAL/PLANNER is not just for writing. It enables you to create a visual as well as a written record of your garden. The GARDEN JOURNAL and PLANNER is divided into two major sections: JOURNAL and PLANNER. Each month of the JOURNAL features: • A list of suggested garden tasks for that month • A page for your monthly to-do list • Journal pages for everything you want to record about your garden The Journal was designed for flexibility. You may begin any day of any month. You write in the dates. There is no need to wait until January 1 to begin. The PLANNER section features: • Grid paper for planning your garden • Blank pages for sketching, displaying your garden photos ­ and more! • A section to record your garden suppliers and keep track of your orders The GARDEN JOURNAL and PLANNER is an invaluable gardeners' companion, whether your garden is in the beginning stages or is well-established. It is an indispensable tool for today's gardener. Begin now! Once you start using the GARDEN JOURNAL and PLANNER, you'll wonder how you ever gardened without it!

Ask Ciscoe

Ask Ciscoe

Oh, la, la ! Your Gardening Questions Answered

  • Author: Ciscoe Morris
  • Publisher: Sasquatch Books
  • ISBN: 1570617570
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 352
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Ciscoe Morris answers 400 the most interesting, oft-asked, most urgent, and puzzling gardening questions. Even if Ciscoe’s signature exclamation "Ooh-la-la!" (delivered with a thick Wisconsin accent) is completely disarming, do not underestimate his gardening chops: Master Gardener, certified arborist, teacher at the University of Washington’s Center for Urban Horticulture. In his first book, he addresses the full range of issues from ornamental gardening and trees to vegetables, fruit trees, shrubs, lawns, containers, weeds, and more.

My First Bird Book and Bird Feeder

My First Bird Book and Bird Feeder

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing
  • ISBN: 0761165991
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 112
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Discover over 30 fascinating backyard birds in this full-color illustrated field guide.

Twenty Reasons Not to Garden (and Why I Ignore Them All)

Twenty Reasons Not to Garden (and Why I Ignore Them All)

  • Author: Luke Ruggenberg
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781533489630
  • Category:
  • Page: 152
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Too many innocent souls have stepped on the poorly-placed rake that is Gardening. If you picked up this book, chances are it's already too late for you. But if it hasn't yet smacked you in the face, put down the trowel, take off the vest, and join reluctant horticulturist Luke Ruggenberg as he ticks off twenty hilarious reasons to get out of the garden while you still can. In this collection of garden humor you can suffer the existential angst of the perfect pruners, hop in a limo as paparazzi hound the celebrity gardener, try your best to "Name ... That ... Plant!", endure a slapstick visitation from the dreaded Green Reaper, or take a trip to the gardeners-only Emergency Room. Discover just how bad an idea playing with plants really is ... and why one man does it anyway.

Miniature Gardens

Miniature Gardens

Design and Create Miniature Fairy Gardens, Dish Gardens, Terrariums and More-indoors and Out

  • Author: Katie Elzer-Peters
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 1591865751
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 192
  • View: 8041
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DIVA revealing peek into the captivating world of gardening in miniature, complete with inspiring photos and practical step-by-step instructions./divDIV /divDIVA delightful, fun, and endlessly creative new trend is sweeping the gardening world: miniature gardening! With your imagination as the only limit to this infinitely customizable technique, miniature gardening showcases your individuality. Once you’ve learned how to design, create, and grow tiny plant combinations successfully, you’ll be able to let your creativity loose indoors and out. In Miniature Gardens, gardening expert Katie Elzer-Peters demonstrates the latest in plant options and designs through her gorgeous color photography and laser-focused DIY advice. Plenty of good tips and idea-generating information on small-scale furnishings are included as well. Where other books on this popular subject offer run-of-the-mill images and only limited how-to information, Miniature Gardens gives you a thorough and beautiful window into this tiny world, from fairy gardening to dish gardening, terrariums, and even a miniature water garden project. From cute home tabletop designs to elaborate mini-villages and everything in between, miniature gardening is a pastime that can be enjoyed by hobbyists and families of all ages and in all sizes of living space. With Miniature Gardens, you’re just a lightning strike of inspiration away from bringing to life the endless creations unique to your own imagination./div

McGee and Stuckey's the Bountiful Container

McGee and Stuckey's the Bountiful Container

  • Author: Rose Marie Nichols McGee,Maggie Stuckey
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing
  • ISBN: 0761116230
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 432
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Two expert horticulturists show how to create container gardens of vegetables, herbs, fruits, and edible flowers. Two-color line art and halftones throughout.

International Handbook of Occupational Therapy Interventions

International Handbook of Occupational Therapy Interventions

  • Author: Ingrid Söderback
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319081411
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 900
  • View: 7253
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Advanced therapies and technologies, new service delivery methods, and care upgrades in underserved areas are translating into improved quality of life for millions with disabilities. Occupational therapy parallels this progress at the individual level, balancing short-term recovery and adaptation with long-term independence and well-being. This Second Edition of the International Handbook of Occupational Therapy Interventions builds on its ground-breaking predecessor by modelling current clinical standards rooted in scientific evidence-based practice. Its interventions are applied to a diverse range of client disabilities, with many new or rewritten chapters on workplace and vehicle accommodations, smart home technologies, end-of-life planning, and other salient topics. New introductory chapters spotlight core competencies in the field, from assessing client needs and choosing appropriate interventions to evaluating programs and weighing priorities. And for increased educational value, interactive case studies allow readers an extra avenue for honing clinical reasoning and decision-making skills. Of particular note is a new chapter providing a taxonomy—the Occupational Therapy Intervention Framework—and a validation study of its categories and concepts, delineating the occupational therapist’s roles and the expected outcomes. Intervention areas featured in the Handbook include: ● Adaptive interventions, OTs manage and facilitate clients’ adaptations. ● Learning interventions, OTs teach and the clients learn or relearn. ● Enabling interventions, OTs enable clients to be meaningfully occupied. ● Preventing interventions, OTs prevent ill-health and promote clients’ ability to sustain health in daily life. The Second Edition of the International Handbook of Occupational Therapy Interventions is career-affirming reading for all members of rehabilitation teams, including occupational and physical therapists and rehabilitation nurses. Students intending to enter this growing field and professionals working toward its continued improvement will find it useful and inspiring.

Running Out of Night

Running Out of Night

  • Author: Sharon Lovejoy
  • Publisher: Yearling
  • ISBN: 0385378475
  • Category: African Americans
  • Page: 304
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"Every day is a misery for a nameless, motherless Southern girl who is treated cruelly by her pa and brothers. Her life changes forever when a runaway slave named Zenobia turns to her for help and shelter. Longing for her own freedom, the girl decides to run away, and she and Zenobia set off on a harrowing journey. Along the way, Zenobia names the girl Lark, after the bird, for her ability to mimic its song. Running by night, hiding by day, the girls are pursued by Lark's pa and brothers and by ruthless slave catchers. Brightwell, another runaway slave, joins them, and the three follow secret signs to a stop on the Underground Railroad. When the hideout is raided and Zenobia and Brightwell are captured, Lark sets out alone to rescue her friends. A CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book of the Year An International Reading Association Best Chapter Book of the Year "Lush, detailed, total-immersion storytelling."--Kirkus Reviews "Distinguished by lively descriptionsand dialogue."--Publisher's Weekly"A gripping historical novel . . . heart-stopping, heart-racing and eventually heart-easing.--Library Voice"Powerful debut novel."--International Reading Association"An essential read for those interested in American history."--San Louis Obispo Tribune"A gritty, engrossing tale.--Slo Coast JournalFrom the Hardcover edition."

Great Displays for Your Library Step by Step

Great Displays for Your Library Step by Step

  • Author: Susan P. Phillips
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786431644
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 248
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Need ideas for library displays? Here is an effective tool for designing and creating unique visual statements for library spaces. It offers practical advice on utilizing everyday materials to create lively but economical presentations on all sorts of topics including authors, world cultures, traditions, natural habitats and book genres. Each of 46 featured displays includes a brief introduction to the subject; an explanation of the genesis of the idea; specifics regarding the information included and its source; step-by-step instructions for assembly; and ideas on how to customize the display to any available space. Various display elements including unique color combinations, interesting graphics, balance, emphasis and intended audience are also discussed. A "Month-by-Month Display Ideas" appendix contains 77 additional nifty display ideas. There is a very lengthy bibliography for further research and inspiration. The book is thoroughly indexed.

Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Southwest

Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Southwest

  • Author: Trisha Shirey
  • Publisher: Timber Press
  • ISBN: 1604696796
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 240
  • View: 9503
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There is nothing more regionally specific than vegetable gardening—what to plant, when to plant it, and when to harvest are decisions based on climate, weather, and first frost. The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Southwest, by regional expert Trisha Shirey, focuses on the unique eccentricities of the Southwest gardening calendar, which include extreme temperatures and low rainfall. The month-by-month format makes it perfect for beginners and accessible to everyone— gardeners can start gardening the month they pick it up. Perfect for home gardeners in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, eastern California, and southern Colorado.