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My Natural History: The Evolution of a Gardener

By Primeau Liz

Greystone Books, 2008. Written with the author's trademark blend of enthusiasm and insight, My Natural History describes how gardening has always been Liz Primeau's therapy, obsession, and reward. Full of fascinating gardening lore, personal history, and practical insight (including what to do when you notice your son is growing funny tomatoes among your seedlings), this wonderful memoir of life at ground level is sure to be savored by readers who share Primeau's passion for the earth and all the good things that come from it. 224p.. 1st Can Ed. Hardcover. New/New.

$20.00

Perennials : A Photographic Guide to over 1000 Plants by Type, Size, Season of Interest and Color

Delta, BC: Cavendish Books, 1996. 252p. illus.index.maps on endpapers. 1st Can Ed. Laminated HC. Fine/Fine.

$15.00

New Garden Book

By Better Homes and Gardens

Better Homes and Gardens, 1990. The most up-to-date, comprehensive gardening reference available, written by horticultural experts of national authority. Easy-to-follow instructions for landscaping with trees, shrubs, flowers, lawns, and roses.Includes latest trends in water gardens, outdoor rooms, container gardens, regional gardening, and lot planning. 384p. illus.index. Reissue. Softcover. Fine.

$10.00

The Victorian Kitchen Garden

By Davies. Jennifer

London: BBC Books, 1991. "Behind high redbrick walls at Chilton Foliat in Berkshire lies an extraordinary example of a traditional Victorian kitchen garden. This book traces its recent restoration from a neglected patch of weed-choked ground into a productive and well-ordered plot, cultivated with the use of Victorian tools and techniques and planted with 19th-century varieties of flowers, fruit and vegetables. The garden reflects the characteristics of the era - the inventiveness and interest in science, the constant quest for improvement and the strict social hierarchy. Retired head gardener Harry Dodson has been able to employ many time-honoured skills learned as a young apprentice on large country estates in the 1930s. Through his work restoring the garden, he has solved many horticultural mysteries, including how Victorian gardeners dealt with troublesome pests, how they grew such exotic fruits as pineapple and melon, and how they obtained fruits and vegetables out of season." 160p. illus [some col.] bibliography. index.. First Thus. Softcover. Very Good.

$8.00

Easy Lifelong Gardening : A Practical Guide For Seniors

By Pierce, John & Barnsely, Roland

Toronto: Key Porter Books, 1993. 1st Can Ed. Softcover. Very Good.

$7.50

How to Make a Garden: The 7 Essential Steps for the Canadian Gardener
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How to Make a Garden: The 7 Essential Steps for the Canadian Gardener

By Harris, Marjorie

Toronto: Random House Canada, 2007. From Canada’s leading garden expert comes a unique and practical step-by-step guide to creating the garden of your dreams.With her inimitable charm and boundless knowledge, noted gardener and author Marjorie Harris establishes the template for creating the garden that is right for your tiny urban plot, barren suburban tract, overgrown meadow, condo roof or balcony. Packed with practical advice, helpful sidebars and attractive photographs, How to Make a Garden takes you through Marjorie’s seven essential steps to garden-making – the culmination of twenty-five years of her experience.. 1st Can Ed. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

$15.00

Another Splash of the Gin and Tonic Gardener
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Another Splash of the Gin and Tonic Gardener

By Wells, Janice

Toronto: Key Porter Books, 2008. In her best-selling book, The Gin and Tonic Gardener, Janice Wells encouraged gardeners and non-gardeners alike with her frank and funny journal about gardening successes and failures. Another Splash of Gin and Tonic chronicles this knowledgeable but irreverent gardener's next two years as she endeavors to create a low budget gin-and-tonic garden. Readers tag along with her as she scours yard sales for perennials; they learn about her strange aversion to grass, her ongoing battles with rocky soil, and her unattractive chain link fence. Clearly a compulsive gardener, Wells balances humor and an affinity for the hammock and a good book with her quest for the old-fashioned cottage garden of her dreams. Full of wit, wisdom, and tips, this spirited book inspires and entertains in equal measure.. 1st Can Ed. Hardcover. New/New.

$20.00

Taylor's Master Guide to Landscaping
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Taylor's Master Guide to Landscaping

By Buchanan, Rita

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000. Developing your landscape is one of the pleasures of owning a home. It's an opportunity to surround yourself with beauty and provide for your comfort and convenience....[This is a stunning and useful book on a subject that even experienced gardeners find intimidating. It is essential reading if you plan to do all or most of your own landscaping work, but it's equally important if you intend to hire the work out. Buchanan's description of what to expect from landscape and gardening professionals is an eye-opener that will save a lot of disappointment and a great many dollars...You will learn how to choose plants that will thrive in your climate and growing conditions; avoid common mistakes with foundation plantings; plan and plant for future growth; create an outdoor living room; design and build walks, paths, and steps;create privacy with fences, walls, and hedges.Separate chapters explain how to care for landscape plants -- trees, shrubs, vines, lawns, groundcovers, and perennials. 372p. illus index.NOTE Large and heavy volume weighing 1.7kg / 4lbs.. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$25.00

Proven Tips for Lazy Gardeners

By Tilgner, Linda

Brandon MB: A.E.McKenzie, 1986. Linda Tilger encourages you to embrace the lazy gardener within to work smarter and relax harder. With hundreds of time-saving techniques ...[showing] how easy it can be to grow hearty vegetables and fragrant herbs. Covering everything from planning an efficient garden to effective shortcuts for harvesting your crops, Tilga’s expert suggestions are designed to mitigate chore time while increasing your gardening pleasure. Enjoy a thriving and abundant garden - without all the back-breaking, energy-sapping work. 124p. illus index. 1st Can Ed. Softcover. As New.

$10.00

The complete book of groundcovers;: Lawns you don't have to Mow

By Atkinson, Robert E

David McKay, 1970. 210p. index. maps on endpapers. 1st UK Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$10.00

Tottering in My Garden: A Gardener's Memoir With Notes for the Novice
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Tottering in My Garden: A Gardener's Memoir With Notes for the Novice

By Keeble, Mitch Ellis

Camden East, Ontario: Camden House Publishing / Firefly, 1990. "A gardener of 40 years, Midge Keeble has established six outstanding gardens in her life, meeting the challenges of clay, sand, shade and tired soil. Tottering in my Garden spills over with practical advice and, at the same time, serves as delightful reading to anyone who has ever broken ground with a trowel and planted a seed." illlus. bibliography. index. Reprint. Softcover. Very Good.

$6.00

Dumont's Lexicon of Herbs: Growing - Cuisine - Cosmetics - Health Effects
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Dumont's Lexicon of Herbs: Growing - Cuisine - Cosmetics - Health Effects

By Rausch, Andrea & Lotz, Brigitte

Netherlands: Rebo International, 2005. First Thus. Hardcover. As New.

$22.50

The Real Garden Road Trip
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The Real Garden Road Trip

By Bradbury, Elspeth & Maddocks, Judy

Victoria BC: Polestar / Raincoast Books,, 2000. From the lighthouse garden at Point Atkinson, British Columbia, to the long-vanished survival garden at Cape Spear, Newfoundland, Bradbury and Maddocks are entertained by more than 80 "ordinary" gardeners.216p. illus. 1st Can Ed. Softcover. As New.

$12.00

Paradise Gardens: Creating and Planting a Secluded Garden
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Paradise Gardens: Creating and Planting a Secluded Garden

By Hamilton, Geoff

London: BBC Books, 1997. Linked to a six-part television series, this is a guide to creating a hidden garden in any location and of any size. It shows how privacy can be created without shading the garden from the sun, and includes instructions for making a hammock, a summer-house, a pavilion and a turf bench. Donor inscription on ffep, else near fineo. 256p.illus. index. 1st UK Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine.

$20.00

Gardening Handbook

Leicester: Abbeydale Press, 2008. A practical manual, step-by-step photographs and explanations for every task, 266p. illus index.. 1st UK Edition. Softcover. Fine.

$10.00

Ground Covers
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Ground Covers

By Bennett, Jennifer [ed]

Camden East, Ontario: Camden House Publishing / Firefly, 1988. Harrowsmith Gardener's Guide series."This gardener's guide offers a wide range of practical advice on ecological lawns, no-mow alternatives to grass and ground-covering selections for problem areas of the yard such as slopes and shady corners." 96p. illus maps. index. Reprint. Softcover. As New. Illus. by Marta Scythes .

$12.00

The Gin and Tonic Gardener: Confessions of a Reformed Compulsive Gardener
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The Gin and Tonic Gardener: Confessions of a Reformed Compulsive Gardener

By Wells, Janice

Toronto: Key Porter Books, 2007. The Gin and Tonic Gardener is designed for those who would rather enjoy our gardens than be enslaved by them. Weeds? Janice Wells exhorts us to have another gin and tonic to obscure, or at the very least, help you forget, those usurpers of the garden. 197p. [See also the sequel to this book" Anorher Splash of the Gin & Tonic Gardener" 197p.. 1st Can Ed. Hardcover. New/As New.

$15.00

Taylor's 50 Best Perennials for Shade: Easy Plants for More Beautiful Gardens
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Taylor's 50 Best Perennials for Shade: Easy Plants for More Beautiful Gardens

By Tenenbaum, Frances [ed]

New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1999. Taylor's 50 Best books highlight the most attractive foolproof plants and include detailed information that every gardener needs in order to grow them. Color photos, full-color drawings, and growing tips make each plant entry useful and complete. 126p. illus.index. 1st US Edition. Softcover. Fine.

$8.00

Canadian Garden Design: Ideas And Inspirations For Your Garden

By Cullen, Mark

Penguin Books Canada, Limited, 2000. Designing your own garden is an exhilarating adventure in creative planning: starting with a vision and then expressing that vision with on-the-ground planting is one of the gardener's greatest joys. But translating dreams into reality can often seem a daunting task. How do you accommodate trellises, decks and colour schemes, not to mention favourite plants, while making the best use of your outdoor space? How do you create breathtaking visual effects without spending a fortune? How can you get the look you want without committing to hours and hours of maintenance? Candian Garden Design answers all these questions and more. Whether you're starting from scratch or renovating an existing garden, Canadian gardening expert Mark Cullen guides you through all the phases of the design process, from important basics to more sophisticated techniques. Canadian Garden Design provides clear and useful advice on design fundamentals such as working with colour, shape and texture; incorporating garden furnishings, decks and patios; exploring fun and practical theme gardens and planning for year-round appeal. Also included are original, easy-to-follow garden plans that can be adapted to turn any yard into a dream garden! 199p.lllus.index. 1st Can Ed. Softcover. As New.

$12.50

England Is a Garden a Wayfarers Companio

By Hamilton, Catherine

Devizes: Select Editions, 1988. A charming book. Pencil sketches of different places in Eng;and are overlaid with delightful watercolours of wild and garden flowers that she assocates with them. 72p. illus.. Re-issue. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good.

$12.00

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