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Growing Stuff

Growing Stuff: An Alternative Guide to Gardening is a vibrant and quirky guide for anyone wishing to transform their minimal outdoor space.


The Complete Compost Gardening Guide

Turn the compost bin upside down! The nutritious, organic diet your garden craves is as simple as creating compost heaps right in the garden. Plants and compost live together in labor-and time-saving harmony, producing bright, sweet, juicy vegetables all season long.


Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques

The definitive guide to the best gardening techniques from pruning to propagation and planting to harvesting.


Gardening in the Pacific Northwest

This comprehensive and hardworking guide features plant picks, design advice, and successful growing information for home gardeners in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia.


No-Waste Kitchen Gardening

No-Waste Kitchen Gardening is a fun and colorful exploration of the amazing results you can get by re-growing vegetable cutoffs and scraps into harvestable, edible plants.


Rodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening

Rodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening has been the go-to resource for gardeners for more than 50 years, and the best tool novices can buy to start applying organic methods to their fruit and vegetable crops, herbs, trees and shrubs, perennials, annuals, and lawns. This thoroughly revised and updated version highlights new organic pest controls, new fertilizer products, improved gardening techniques, the latest organic soil practices, and new trends in garden design.


Food Not Lawns: How to Turn Your Yard into a Garden and Your Neighborhood into a Community

Combines practical wisdom on ecological design and community-building with a fresh, green perspective on an age-old subject.


The Plant Propagator's Bible

With her reader-friendly, easy-to-follow directions, a veteran horticulture teacher demonstrates all the ways to cultivate new plants—whether from seed or cuttings or with techniques such as layering, grafting, and budding.

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Propagating Plants

Learn how to propagate virtually every type of plant, from fruit trees and ornamental shrubs to exotic orchids and succulents. With hundreds of step-by-step tutorials, this new edition of Propagating Plants is your go-to guide for clear and instructive propagation advice.


1,000 Garden Ideas

A stunning resource containing hundreds of garden design ideas and suggestions features one thousand full-color photographs, along with ingenious solutions to landscape challenges and problems, a directory of suppliers, and inspirational tips on plant selection, pergolas and gazebos, walls and fences, paths and paving, containers, topiary, water features, and much more.


Gardening 101

Step-by-step sequences and a plant portfolio of easy-to-grow plants, with notes on their cultivation, make this an ideal primer for the novice gardener.


Gardening Basics

This sumptuous and comprehensive handbook bursts with color, stunning designs, and unexpected treasures.


Northwest Fruit and Vegetable Gardening

If you live in the Northwest, you’ll discover the best edible plants for your garden in this beautiful step-by-step how-to guide—and they’ll be on your table before you know it.

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