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A History of the Garden in Fifty Tools

Author : Bill Laws
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A green thumb is not the only tool one needs to garden well—at least that’s what the makers of gardening catalogs and the designers of the dizzying aisle displays in lawn- and-garden stores would have us believe. Need to plant a bulb, aerate some soil, or keep out a hungry critter? Well, there’s a specific tool for almost everything. But this isn’t just a product of today’s consumer era, since the very earliest gardens, people have been developing tools to make planting and harvesting more efficient and to make flora more beautiful and trees more fruitful. In A History of the Garden in Fifty Tools, Bill Laws offers entertaining and colorful anecdotes of implements that have shaped our gardening experience since the beginning. As Laws reveals, gardening tools have coevolved with human society, and the story of these fifty individual tools presents an innovative history of humans and the garden over time. Laws takes us back to the Neolithic age, when the microlith, the first “all-in-one” tool was invented. Consisting of a small sharp stone blade that was set into a handle made of wood, bone, or antler, it was a small spade that could be used to dig, clip, and cut plant material. We find out that wheelbarrows originated in China in the second century BC, and their basic form has not changed much since. He also describes how early images of a pruning knife appear in Roman art, in the form of a scythe that could cut through herbs, vegetables, fruits, and nuts and was believed to be able to tell the gardener when and what to harvest. Organized into five thematic chapters relating to different types of gardens: the flower garden, the kitchen garden, the orchard, the lawn, and ornamental gardens, the book includes a mix of horticulture and history, in addition to stories featuring well-known characters—we learn about Henry David Thoreau’s favorite hoe, for example. A History of the Garden in Fifty Tools will be a beautiful gift for any home gardener and a reassuring reminder that gardeners have always struggled with the same quandaries.

A Garden Miscellany

Author : Suzanne Staubach
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“A pleasure to read and a valuable resource to fall back on for the enthusiastic gardener.” —Publishers Weekly Do you know a folly from a ha-ha? Can an allée be pleached? Does a skep belong on a plinth? Answers to these questions—plus a gazebo-ful of information, stories, and visual delights—await in this charming exploration of the stuff gardens are made of. Garden historian Suzanne Staubach covers everything from arbors to water features, reveling in the anecdotes that accompany each element. Filled with revelations and fanciful illustrations by Julia Yellow, A Garden Miscellany promises new discoveries with each reading—a book to be returned to again and again.

A Catalogue of Ten Thousand Tracts and Pamphlets and Fifty Thousand Prints and Drawings

Author : Alfred Russell Smith
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Historical Collections of Ohio

Author : Henry Howe
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American Gardening

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Popular Mechanics

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.

The Garden Magazine

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Garden and Home Builder

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Garden Home Builder

Author : William Tyler Miller
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Botanical Progress Horticultural Innovation and Cultural Changes

Author : Mauro Ambrosoli
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This book highlights religious, artistic, political, and economic consequences of horticultural pursuits, exploring the roles of peasants, botanists, horticulturists, nurserymen, and gentlemen collectors in these developments, and offering a reflection on horticulture's future in the context of environmental devastation and ecological uncertainty.

Poultry Garden and Home

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Garden Journal

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Gardening

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Ideals Easter

Author : Ideals Publications Inc
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Ideals Easter 1999 makes a perfect gift for the season and the perfect impulse purchase. This beautiful greeting fits perfectly into the free decorative envelopes that are packed with each 6-and 12-pack carton.Easter story with the appropriate passages from the King James Version of the Bible and illustrated by paintings from the Old Masters.Other features include From My Garden Journal, Legendary Americans, Heritage of America, Recipes from Our Readers, Through My Window, and a devotional by popular Ideals author Pain Kennedy. This Easter issue is especially beautifully illustrated with springtime photographs.

History of Garden County Nebraska 1885 1985

Author : Historical Society of Garden County
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Garden Design

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English Mechanic and World of Science

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American Gardening

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Readers Guide to Periodical Literature

Author : Anna Lorraine Guthrie
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An author subject index to selected general interest periodicals of reference value in libraries.

House Garden

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