If you are anything like me and my Grandma you get sick of throwing herbs away after a couple of days and spending several dollars every few days to have fresh herbs. Why not grow your own? Also you don't even need a Garden! After writing several successful books with my Grandma on the herbal and home remedies, we thought it was about time we showed you in great detail how to grow virtually every herb you can think of and we need on a weekly basis - Obviously this doesn't mean you have to grow them all - but they are all there! In this book we give you FULL growing details, of how to grow over 50 everyday herbs. Not only that but we also supply you details on the Watering, Sunlight, the partner herbs herbs that each herbs grows with, whether they are best grown in containers or gardens, sunlight needed, preservation and harvesting but most important of all GRANDMA'S Special tips! It is by far our biggest and best book yet (all of which have become best sellers!).
What could be a more refreshing addition to a garden than the sight and sound of bubbling, gurgling, flowing water? This lushly illustrated guide gives an overview of various exquisite styles, with advice on planning, construction, oxygenation and filtration.Inspirational pictures and diagrams showcase a willow pattern, castaway island and Japanese water gardens. In addition to information on stocking ponds with plants, fish and other aquatic life, there is full coverage of maintenance, improvements and troubleshooting.
This is a delightful little book that explores one of the most beautiful and enduring styles of landscape gardening. It features all the classic designs: pond, dry, tea, stroll and courtyard, along with features on tsukubai and topiary. It includes a directory of plants detailing size, usage and flowering time, plus tips on planting and propagation. It is a fascinating introduction to the influences and evolution of the Japanese garden, including the roles played by Buddhist monks, Zen philosophers and shoguns. The Japanese garden is full of ancient symbolism and imagery, a visual feast as well as an aural and emotional experience. This book examines the ancient influences that have brought this type of landscape gardening into the 21st century, focusing on the essential elements, both natural and man-made, of the Japanese garden. It introduces the five main styles of garden - pond, dry, tea, stroll and courtyard - explaining their significance and how they have been used in the past. The book then covers decorative features such as dry water, topiary and tsukubai, followed by a plant directory that provides an evaluation of the plants traditionally used, with advice on flowering habits, pruning and hardiness. Beautifully illustrated with more than 80 images, this little gift book captures the essence of one of the most stylish and contemporary forms of landscape gardening.
Water Use Management, and Planning in the United States is designed with new college classes on water resources in mind. It provides information on hydrology, biology, geology, economics, and geography along with historical water policies and regional regulations. The text reflects the transdisciplinary nature of water resources management, moving between descriptive discussions and quantitative analysis to bridge the social and physical sciences. Also providedare frequent case studies and examples to illustrate real-world applications, and includes sidebars throughout to reinforce major points. This book is a result of the authors years of teaching, giving a prescription for an intelligent integrated systemsapproach to water resources management.
Olivia is planting a garden and she can't wait to see what blooms from her mystery seeds. She knows she'll have the best plant in the entire class.