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Urban Sanctuaries : Peaceful Havens for the City Gardener

By: Anderton, Stephen

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Portland, OR, U.S.A., Timber Press, Incorporated, in Association with The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1496

ISBN: 0881925020

Condition: Fine


4to. 144 pgs. Fine condition hardcover in Near Fine jacket. Jacket with small wrinkle near top edge of spine, else as new. A richly illustrated source of inspiration for building a special garden retreat-for both urban and suburban gardeners alike. Contents: Introduction. Part I: The Body of the Garden. Space and scale, light, soil, water, planting style. Part II: The Spirit of the Garden. Magic and mystery, the natural approach, the gardener's garden, devoted to water, minimalist style, rooms with views, roof and balcony retreats, family havens, directory of plants, index, acknowledgements. I... View more info

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The Log of the Sun. A Chronicle of Nature's Year.

By: Beebe, William

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Garden City: 1927

Edition: Later Edition

Seller ID: 1816

Condition: Very Good


x.321pgs. Very Good condition green cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to front and spine. Top of text block edge is red. Clean, sound, attractive with minimal shelf wear, unmarked except for previous owner name neatly penned to front free endpaper. Color frontis by Walter King Stone. A series of 52 essays, arranged by month, presenting familiar subjects from unusual points of view. Bird's-eye, mammal and insect perspectives on facing storms and night and cold and seasonal changes. Portions of the text have been published previously in "Outing", "Recreation", "The Golden Age&#... View more info

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Get a Grip on Genetics (Get a Grip on...Series)

By: Brookes, Martin

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Alexandria, VA, U.S.A., Time-Life Education, Incorporated: 1998

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 1342

ISBN: 073700035X

Condition: Fine


8vo. 192 pgs. Fine softcover, clean and unmarked, in stiff wraps with matching illustrated paper cover. Kraft-paper colored pages with black print, with illustrations and drawings scattered informally alongside each topic. Content is presented clearly and imaginatively, useful and entertaining for novice, student and scientist alike. "From Mendel and the garden peas to the world-embracing Human Genome Project, discover what you need to know about what genes are and what they do. This book moves from the earliest experiments to the discoveries of Watson and Crick to modern efforts to iden... View more info

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How to Eradicate Invasive Plants

By: Chance, Teri Dunn

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Oregon, Timber Press: 2013

Edition: First Printing, First Edition

Seller ID: 2530

ISBN: 1604693061

Condition: Fine


336 pgs. Fine condition, new from publisher, softcover. Very useful information on identification, safe eradication options and responsible replacement of invasive plants in your garden landscape with non-invasive alternatives.Color photographs throughout, nicely illustrated. Sections: Weedy Words, 1. Know Thy Enemy, 2. Combat Thy Enemy, 3. Water and Bog Plants, 4. Annuals, Biennials and Tropical Perennials, 5. Herbaceous Perennials, 6. Grasses and Bamboos, 7. Vines, 8. Shrubs, 9. Trees, Problem Areas for Problem Plants, Metric Conversions, Suggested Reading, Online Resources, Acknowledgments... View more info

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Landscaping With Nature. Using Nature's Design to Plan Your Yard.

By: Cox, Jeff.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Emmaus, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., Rodale Press/St. Martin's Press: 1991

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 1892

ISBN: 0878579117

Condition: Very Good+


vii.344 pgs. Very Good+ in glossy pictorial boards as issued, clean and unmarked with a slight bump to the lower left corner of back board. Illustrated with color photos, drawings and diagrams. Sections include learning from nature, elements of natural garden design, providing food, cover and water for wildlife and natural water garden design. Chapters: Introduction-Partners With Nature; Learning From Nature; Features of the Landscape; Creating a Natural Garden; Landscaping with Nature; Plants in the Natural Landscape, Elements of the Natural Garden; Wildlife and Water in the Natural Garden, A... View more info

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Landscaping With Nature. Using Nature's Design to Plan Your Yard.

By: Cox, Jeff.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Emmaus, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., Rodale Press/St. Martin's Press: 1991

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 1778

ISBN: 0878579117

Condition: Very Good+


vii.344 pgs. Very Good+ condition in glossy pictorial boards as issued, clean and unmarked, with a slight bump to the edge of the upper right corner of the front board. Illustrated with color photos, drawings and diagrams. Sections include learning from nature, elements of natural garden design, providing food, cover and water for wildlife and natural water garden design. Chapters: Introduction-Partners With Nature; Learning From Nature; Features of the Landscape; Creating a Natural Garden; Landscaping with Nature; Plants in the Natural Landscape, Elements of the Natural Garden; Wildlife and W... View more info

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Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls

By: Dunnett, Nigel and Kingsbury, Noel

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Portland, Oregon, U.S.A., Timber Press: 2004

Seller ID: 1789

ISBN: 088192640X

Condition: Fine


254 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Illustrated with color photos throughout. A description of the historical development and current techniques for planting on roofs and walls. Apart from inherent beauty, roof greening reaps the environmental benefits of reducing pollution and run-off, insulating against heat and cold and reducing maintenance needs. Both large scale and small domestic examples are explored, introducing the practical techniques required including weight-bearing considerations, materials, substrates, draining layers and modular systems. A chapter is devoted to choosing plan... View more info

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Vanilla : Travels in Search of the Ice Cream Orchid

By: Ecott, Tim

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Berkeley, California, U.S.A., Grove Press: 2004

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 1729

ISBN: 0802117759

Condition: Fine


xx.278 pgs. Fine Hardcover in Fine dust jacket, clean and unmarked. Contents: List of Illustrations, Prologue, Foreword, Black Flower, An Indian Secret, The City That Perfumed the World, Mexican Money, From an English Garden, Ile Bourbon, Creole Hearts, The Slave's Crime, Homage to Albius, Empress of Tahiti, Murder in Madagascar, Ice Cream and Perfume, The Admiral's Legacy, Vanilla Prince, Epilogue, Acknowledgements, Select Bibliography. ISBN 0802117759. 1729. View more info

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Second Book of Tales.

By: Field, Eugene

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York and Cleveland, Charles Scribners Sons: 1908

Seller ID: 2109

Condition: Good to Very Good


12mo. 314 pgs. Good to Very Good condition hardcover. Blue cloth, gilt lettering and top edge gilt. Rubbing to cloth at edges and corners and a pair of shallow bumps to top edge of both boards. Internally clean and unmarked. A few pages are unopened. Copyright 1896, this is a 1908 printing. The tales include 16 of which had remained unpublished in book form at the time of Mr. Field's death. An additional 8 tales were taken from "Culture's Garland". Contents: Humin Natur' on the Han'bul 'nd St. Jo., The Mother in Paradise, Mr. and Mrs. Blossom, Death and the Soldier, The 'Jinin' Farms, ... View more info

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The Enchanted Garden.

By: Forman, Henry James

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1923

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 2116

Condition: Good to Very Good


8vo. x.310 pgs. Good to Very Good condition hardcover. Green cloth, light external shelfwear, light foxing to endpapers, frontis and title page, otherwise internally clean and unmarked. Frontis illustration by A.D. Rahn. Vintage shipwreck tale. August 1923 Printing. #2116. View more info

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All About African Violets. The Complete Guide to Success with Saintpaulias.

By: Free, Montague

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The American Garden Guild and Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1947.: 1951

Edition: No Other Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 1738

Condition: Very Good+


8vo. xiii. 304 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover in Good to Very Good jacket. Green cloth with very attractive green and violet floral decoration on spine and boards. Minimal shelf wear externally, clean and unmarked throughout. Jacket is not price-clipped, with edge and corner wear to paper, small chips along edges and an approximately 1.5 x 1.5 inch chip from lower corner of back panel. Color illustrated frontis, with color, black and white and half-tone plates and black and white drawings throughout. Sections: I. What are African Violets?, II. Growing Conditions, III. Soils, IV. Fertilizer... View more info

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Growing Orchids in Your Garden

By: Friend, Robert G. M.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Portland, Oregon, U.S.A., Timber Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 1747

ISBN: 0881926590

Condition: Fine


218 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, as new from publisher. Contents: Introduction; Part One: Types of Orchids. 1.The Epiphytes: Growing Orchids on Trees. 2. The Lithophytes: Growing Orchids on Rocks and Walls. 3. The Terrestrials: Growing Orchids in the Ground. 4. Pests. %. Species or Hybrids?; Part Two: Types of Gardens. 6. The Large Garden. 7. The Suburban Garden. 8. The Courtyard and Balcony Gardens. 9. Growing Orchids on Host Trees and SHrubs in Containers Outdoors. 10. Orchids in Marginal Areas; Part Three: Containers in the Garden. 11. Growing Orchids in Pots and Other Containers.... View more info

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A Book of Blue Flowers.

By: Geneve, Robert

Price: $37.00

Publisher: Oregon, Timber Press: 2000

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 2572

ISBN: 0881924873

Condition: Fine


8vo. 327 pgs. Fine hardcover in fine dust jacket. First Edition. The title says it all. A brilliant, clear feast of blues. Color photographs throughout. A preface is followed by "Is That really A Blue Flower?" which features color wheels and charts, descriptions of the Munston color system and it's attributes of hue, value and chroma. Following sections: What Is in a Name?, Family Relationships, Technical Aspects of Blue as a Flower Color, Use of Blue Flowers in the Garden, Blue Is for Flowers, Descriptions A_Z, Plants for Various Uses in the Landscape, Glossary, Bibliography and Index... View more info

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The Truth About Garden Remedies. What Works What Doesn't and Why

By: Gillman, Jeff

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Portland, OR, U.S.A., Timber Press: 2006

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 2528

ISBN: 0881927481

Condition: Fine


212 pgs. Fine softcover, as new, clean and unmarked. The title says it all. Informative and engrossing for beginners through garden gurus alike. Each topic presented in the format: theory, practice, the real deal, and what it means to you. Chapters: Basics, Fertilizers and Other Soil and Media Amendments, Water, Biostimulants, Insecticides, Fungicides and Other Disease-Control Agents, Herbicides, Other Pesticides and Protectants, Commercial Pesticides, Concoctions to Be Avoided, Take Home Message. Appendices: Preferred pH of Some Common Landscape Plants, Conversion Tables, Bibliography, Index... View more info

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The Truth About Organic Gardening. Benefits, Drawbacks and the Bottom Line.

By: Gillman, Jeff

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Portland, OR, U.S.A., Timber Press: 2008

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 2529

ISBN: 0881928624

Condition: Fine


208 pgs. Fine softcover, as new, clean and unmarked. The title says it all. Informative and engrossing for beginners through garden gurus alike. Each topic presented in the format: benefits, drawbacks, the bottom line. Chapters: Organic Basics, Understanding Pesticides, Soil Enrichment and Fertilizer, Weed Control, Insect Control, Disease Control, Controlling Birds, Deer, Rodents and Mollusks,Organic Practices and Our Ecosystem, The Question of Organic Food, Conclusions, Bibliography, Index. [See also our book # 2528 by the same author: The Truth About Garden Remedies] # 2529. View more info

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Thorns of Truth

By: Goudge, Eileen

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 1998

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 1084

ISBN: 0670879428

Condition: Fine


8vo. 398 pgs. Fine Hardcover in Fine dust jacket. Clean, bright, unmarked. This title is the sequel to "Garden of Lies". ISBN 0670879428. #1084. View more info

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The Chess Garden or the Twilight Letters of Gustav Uyterhoeven.

By: Hansen, Brooks

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, NY. 1995. First edition.: 1995

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 553

ISBN: 0374160155

Condition: Fine


8vo. 481 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Frontis and text illustrations by Miles Hyman. Set in 1900, Dr. Gustav Uyterhoeven leaves his wife and their chess garden in Ohio to serve in the British concentration camps of the Boer War in South Africa. In a series of letters and chess pieces sent to his wife, he describes an imaginary land called Antipodes, where all the game pieces of the garden come to life to guide the doctor through his last adventure. A blending of history and allegory within the context of game pieces which come to life in the chess garden. ISBN 0374160155. #553. View more info

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Roots of Murder

By: Harrison, Janis

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 1037

ISBN: 0312203047

Condition: Fine


8vo. 246 pgs. Fine condition first edition in Fine jacket. Author's first book, a gardening mystery. A small town widowed flower shop owner becomes rooted in a local murder. ISBN 0312203047. #1037. View more info

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The Glass House

By: Hix, John

Price: $36.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Phaidon Press, Incorporated: 1996

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 1608

ISBN: 0714832111

Condition: Fine


4to. 239 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Illustrated throughout with historic and contemporary drawings, etchings, lithographs and photographs. The author traces the evolution of glass enclosures from the mid-seventeenth century when the desire to nurture exotic plants in a foreign and often hostile climate led to the development of the glasshouse and ingenious mechanical support systems capable of maintaining a suitable microenvironment. Sections: Introduction, Beginnings, This Liberal and Improving Age, The Artificial Climate, The Automatic Garden, The Grand Private Conservatory, Indust... View more info

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Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe

By: Hoffman, Daniel.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Garden City: 1972

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 1313

Condition: Very Good+


8vo. xvi.339 pgs. Very Good+ condition hardcover in Very Good+ jacket with price intact. Rust cloth, gilt to spine, matching rust endpapers. First Edition stated on copyright page. Jacket has a trace of edgewear consisting of slight rubbing and wear to paper edges, overall slight age-toning to paper. Book is very clean with minimal shelfwear, unmarked but for the unfortunate of four individual words neatly underlined in text. Contents: Preface. I. Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe. II.O! Nothing Earthly-The Poems, III. The Rationale of Verse-The Critical Theory, IV. Disentanglements-Tales of Ratioci... View more info