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Lawn Gone!

Lawn Gone!

Low-Maintenance, Sustainable, Attractive Alternatives for Your Yard

  • Author: Pam Penick
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • ISBN: 1607743159
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 192
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A colorful guide covering the basics of replacing a traditional lawn with a wide variety of easy-care, no-mow, drought-tolerant, money-saving options that will appeal to today's busy, eco-conscious homeowner. Americans pour 300 million gallons of gas and 1 billion hours every year into mowing their lawns, not to mention 70 million pounds of pesticides and $40 billion for lawn upkeep. No Wonder the anti-lawn movement is thriving, as today's eco-conscious consumers realize that their traditional lawns are water-hogging, chemical-ridden, maintenance-intensive burdens. Lawn Gone!, from award-winning gardening blogger Pam Penick, is the first basic introduction to low-water, easy-care lawn alternatives for beginning gardeners, written in a friendly style with an approachable package. It covers all the available time-saving options: alternative grasses, ground cover plants, artificial turf, hardscaping, mulch, and more. In addition, it includes step-by-step lawn-removal methods, strategies for dealing with neighbors and homeowner associations, and how to minimize your lawn if you're not ready to go all the way.

The Lawn

The Lawn

A History of an American Obsession

  • Author: Virginia Jenkins
  • Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
  • ISBN: 1588345165
  • Category: History
  • Page: 246
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Lawns now blanket thirty million acres of the United States, but until the late nineteenth century few Americans had any desire for a front lawn, much less access to seeds for growing one. In her comprehensive history of this uniquely American obsession, Virginia Scott Jenkins traces the origin of the front lawn aesthetic, the development of the lawn-care industry, its environmental impact, and modern as well as historic alternatives to lawn mania.

Redesigning the American Lawn

Redesigning the American Lawn

A Search for Environmental Harmony

  • Author: F. Herbert Bormann,Diana Balmori,Gordon T. Geballe
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300086942
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 178
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This new edition, which is being reissued in a more artistic format and with many additional illustrations, updates the original text and adds a chapter showing what progress has been made in the ecological management of landscapes over the past decade."--BOOK JACKET.

We who Live Apart

We who Live Apart

Stories

  • Author: Joan Connor
  • Publisher: University of Missouri Press
  • ISBN: 9780826212931
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 138
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In We Who Live Apart, Joan Connor returns to the dark New England of her earlier collection and the wry characters who inhabit it: a hunter who has spent too much time listening to the woods, a ferryman whose emotional seclusion leads to a doomed longing for a summer girl, a carnival diviner whose cards foretell her desertion, a corpse who, out of sheer meanness, will not stay below ground. Although childlessness, divorce, and alcoholism are recurrent motifs that underscore the estrangement of many characters, the moods of the stories are rarely bleak. Humor figures in often, as do elements of the folktale and the supernatural. Despite the stylistic variety in these stories, there is a shared vision of isolation in which characters, wittingly and unwittingly, ensure their separateness and even come to treasure it. As the narrator says in "The Anecdote of the Island," "After a year of debate, it conduces to this: I watch you leave as you once watched me. Our cars separate at the base of a hill. You diminish to a speck in my rearview mirror. When I look for you, I stare into my own eyes looking for you. And I begin to think that what you want is not love but the hope for love. Its remoteness. Its shadow self. You linger in dark places." Indeed, many of these characters linger in dark places, but without giving in to despair. In "October," a recovering alcoholic surprises herself and begins to risk the beginnings of reconnection. And in "Women's Problems," a character coping with the loss of her lover, and then her mother, manages to transmute loss to gain with the triumphant realization that she has become her mother and that, indeed, "Worse things could happen." For these characters, their apartness is as often a choice as a consequence, but the choice has a consequence. When Bluebeard's wife escapes her murderous husband and her fairy-tale narrative in "Bluebeard's First Wife," she finds that "Ordinariness sat upon [her] shoulders like a weather-eroded gargoyle." Whether these characters isolate themselves or find themselves isolated by nets of personal and communal history, they move to wisdom rather than despondency. Connor displays a keen ear for language and a mastery of prose rhythms and dialogue. Her writing, which is often lyrical in the best sense, amply repays the effort of rereading and reflection, and the variety of narrative techniques sustains the reader's interest.

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to a Better Lawn

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to a Better Lawn

How to Plant, Maintain & Improve Your Yard & Lawn

  • Author: Chris Peterson
  • Publisher: Creative Publishing international
  • ISBN: 1610601890
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 224
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DIVAt heart, almost every homeowner would love to have a better lawn—greener, denser, healthier. This book is an up-to-date, environmentally responsible approach to lawn care with mainstream appeal. It focuses on dozens of common lawn problems, offering detailed solutions to each one. An ideal reference for busy homeowners who want better grass quickly and easily. /div

North Brunswick

North Brunswick

  • Author: North Brunswick Historical Committee
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 1439638969
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 128
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North Brunswick, a large town spread over 12 square miles, has a rich history extending back to the early 1600s, when its only occupants were members of the Lenni-Lenape tribe. Some of the earliest establishments included the Black Horse Tavern building, which in 1670 was a stagecoach stop, and the Lion Tavern. By 1750, a gristmill operated near where a dam is currently located on Farrington Lake and was later joined by a snuff mill and tannery. From 1775 through 1900, the area was almost entirely agricultural. The first church, the Georges Road Baptist Church, was erected in 1847, and the first school committee was elected in 1829. By the dawn of the 20th century, North Brunswick began to come into its own, projecting the image of the thriving community it is today.

The Captain

The Captain

  • Author: Lynn Collum
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • ISBN: 1420130315
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 224
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Still Waters. . .Stormy Passion If Andrew Morrow knows anything, it's his own mind. He has no intention of following through on an arranged marriage to merchant's daughter Jacinda Blanchett--especially when he loves another. He'll set out for India to make his fortune. But eight years later, returning to England the captain of a ship, victorious, wealthy, and expecting to wed the woman he left behind, he finds his father living in poverty, his "beloved" married, and his unwanted fiancée missing under mysterious circumstances. His rash decision was the first link in a chain of misfortune, but he's determined to break it--and when he tracks down Jacinda, he knows it won't be easy. For she is as stubborn as he, and too alluring to resist. Suddenly, marrying this bold young woman is the only fate he will consider--as long as he can convince her that the passion flaring between them is proof of love. . . Fall In Love With These Breathtaking New Romances!

Apparition

Apparition

  • Author: Max Garland
  • Publisher: UW-Madison Libraries Parallel Press
  • ISBN: 9781893311060
  • Category:
  • Page: 24
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Native Plants in the Coastal Garden

Native Plants in the Coastal Garden

A Guide for Gardeners in the Pacific Northwest

  • Author: April Pettinger,Brenda Costanzo
  • Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 232
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This new edition of a regional classic has been completely revised, updated, and expanded to include many more facets of the joys and challenges of gardening in the maritime Pacific Northwest. Included are new plant discoveries and information on container gardening, design trends, community education and stewardship, and shoreline habitats. The authors offer comprehensive details for using native plants to transform any garden into a low-maintenance, water-wise paradise that utilizes the beauty of native plants and creates habitats for wildlife.

Easy-care Landscape Plans

Easy-care Landscape Plans

41 Professional Designs for Do-it-yourselfers

  • Author: Ray Skibinski
  • Publisher: Home Planners
  • ISBN: 9781881955221
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 160
  • View: 8136
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Presents front and backyard landscape plans for a variety of homes, and lists regional plants for each area