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HISTORY OF THE ROSE

By Shepherd, Roy E.

NY: MacMillan. Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket. 1954. First Edition. Hardcover. Top of the spine is slightly pulled, otherwise Binding is almost as new. Minor top edge foxing. Ffep is missing. Foxing on endplapers. Contents are clean and unworn, with no writing or other entries in the text. The DJ's flaps are quite foxed, otherwise Very minor wear and soil on the price-cut DJ. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1954. 8-1/2" Tall, VIII + 264pp. Medium green cloth, red spine and front cover lettering. GARDENING. "This is the most complete history of the rose ever to appear in a book. It traces the many forms of this flower from the first recorded appearance of each one down to the present day. Mr. Shepherd divides the roses into eleven major botanical groups. First giving the general characteristics, he then describes the many species and hybrids within each group. Twelve pages of illustrations show, in 26 fine b/w photographs, representatives of the roses which are of greatest historical significance. A chart shows the period of dominance of 26 kinds of garden roses over a period of 350 years. In a seven-page bibliography are listed 175 titles of books and articles cponcerning the history of roses. " General Index. Index of rose names. .

$19.00

THE COMPLETE BOOK OF LAWNS How to Determine What Kind of Lawn You Should Have

By Rockwell, F. F. & Esther C. Grayson

Garden City: American Garden Guild & Doubleday. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Very minor wear on the clean, sound binding. Very minor-to-minor edge foxing. Small address label on ffep. Very light foxing on endpapers and first/last few pages. Contents are clean and unworn, with no writing or other entries in the text. No DJ. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1956. 8-1/2" Tall, 190pp. Map endpapers, medium green cloth, yellow spine lettering. GARDENING. "Sure-fire methods for constructing and maintaining your lawn, lawn grasses (and grass substitutes) for all sections of the United States, and their particular requirements, with more than 64 photographs, 10 in full color, and 11 line drawings. " ... The Contents: The lawn makes the place; Fitting the lawn to your own uses; A good foundation; Grass species and varieties; Lawns for special purposes and locations; Substitutes for grass turf; Grading and drainage; Soil preparation; Seed sowing and other methods of planting; First-season care; Maintenance; Watering; Operation renovation; Weed control; Pests and diseases; Tools, equipment, materials and their care; Index. .

$19.00

HERB GARDENING IN FIVE SEASONS

By Simmons, Adelma Grenier

NY: Hawthorn Books. Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket. 1964. First Edition. Hardcover. Very minor wear and soil on the sound binding. Very minor edge soil/foxing. Loght foxing on endplapers. Contents are clean and unworn, with no writing or other entries in the text. Minor wear , very minor soil on the complete DJ. ; First Printing of the Rather Scarce First HARDCOVER Edition, 1964. 8-1/2" Tall, XX + 353pp. Light tan textured boards, orange cloth spine, green spine lettering GARDENING.. The Five seasons: "Spring, summer, autumn, winter, and Christmas - all have added meaning now, for to each season the garden yields a special taste and presents a picture quite its own. ".."Many years of herb gardening at Caprilands have made hundreds of herbs important to me. It was a difficult task to limit the plants in the Dictionary. All seemed vital. To make an intelligent selection has caused much sifting of values. Herbs of greatest usefulness here at Caprilands have been placed in separate chapters - scented geraniums, thymes, mints, and artemisias. Sweet woodruff is such an integral part of spring that I felt you would rather find it in its special place than in the Dictionary. Alchemilla vulgaris, beautiful Lady's Mantle, is a part of the Summer diary. The botanical and common names of the herbs are cross-referenced in the Index to guide you in finding plants for which you seek information. " The Contents: Winter diary; Spring diary; Summer diary; Autumn diary; Christmas diary; Dictionary of fifty selected herbs. 77 line drawings of herbs by Kathleen Bourke. Six garden plans. 13 b/w photos. 4 pages of How to PLronounce Herb Names. Index. .

$19.00

THE RODALE BOOK OF COMPOSTING
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THE RODALE BOOK OF COMPOSTING

By Martin, Deborah L. & Grace Gershuny, editors

Emmaus PA: Rodale Press. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1992. Revised Edition. Hardcover. 0878579907; Binding is clean, sound and unworn. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. No DJ. ; First Printing of the New, Revised Edition, 1992.9-3/8" Tall, IX + 278pp. Glossy rich cream colored boards, black spine and front cover lettering. GARDENING. Easy-to-follow instructions for making and using compost. Helpful tips for apartment dwellers, suburbanites, farmers, and community leaders. Ecologically sound solutions to growing waste disposal problems. Improve your soil. Recycle kitchen and yard wastes. Grow healthier plants. Create an Earth-safe garden. Index. Drawings throughout. .

$19.00

RHODE ISLAND SUSTAINABLE GARDENING MANUAL The Master Gardener Handbook

By Parker, Sybil P. , editor

Kingston, Rhode Island: College Of The Environment And Life Sciences, University Of Rhode Island. Very Good. 2006. First Edition. Paperback. Paper Covers. This is a large, heavy book and will need extra postage for Priority, Air or International.. Very minor wear on the clean, sound binding. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. ; Second printing of the first edition, 2006. 8-1/4" x 10-3/4", XVIII + 456pp. Colorful paper covers. GARDENING. "This is a useful reference for any Master Gardener or home gardener in Rhose Island and the Northeast, including coverage of topics in botany, gardening, water and environmental management, pest mangement, and landscape design. Sustainable garedening is a straightforward concept that requuires only slighly more planning than conventional gardening. A sustainable garden is one that thrives with minimal inputs of labor, water, fertilizer, and pesticides. " The Chapters: Basic botany; Soils; Plant nutrients and fertilizer; Basic entomology; Integrated pest managment; Plant disease and disorders; Water and sustainable gardening; Plant propagation; Turfgrass management; Weeds; Hebacous ornamental plants; Woody trees and shrubs; Roses; Fruit culture; Vegetable gardening; Houseplants; Pesticides; Organic gardening; Composting; Sustainable landscape design; Pruning; Garden tools and eqiupment; Native plants and invasives; Animal pests of Rhode Island; Specialty gardening (Bee, butterfly, bird, water, rock) . Glossary. Index. An appendix includes: List of sustainable trees and shrubs; Tree, shrub and vine selections for demanding situations; Index of common names; Backyard wildlife habitat program; Math for gardeners.... B/w drawings throughout. .

$49.97

KEW GARDENING GUIDES: ROSES
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KEW GARDENING GUIDES: ROSES

By Welch, David, edited by John Simmons

Portland, Oregon: Timber Press. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1992. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. 0881922196; Binding is clean, sound and unworn, save a tiny, shallow dent in the front cover's top edge. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. No DJ. ; First Printing of the FIRST North American EDITION, 1992. 7-1/2" x 9-3/4", 124pp. Shiny light gray boards, blue spine lettering, large full-color photos on the front and back covers, different photos. GARDENING. "The Empress Josephine would hardly recognize the plants in the modern rose garden. She pioneered the idea of growing roses in a garden specially made to show off their qualities. She planted her garden with as many sorts as she could gather, and her patronage provided the thrust that projected roses to the top of the floral popularity league. " Some Contents: The story of roses; Roses in the garden; The development of modern roses; Cultivations; Pruning; Propagation; Pests and diseases; Bush roses; Climbers, Scramblers and ramblers; Patio roses; Miniature roses; Shrub roses. ... Glossary. Bibliography. Index. Scores of full color photos, plus some b/w drawings. .

$19.00

MAKING A SUCCESS OF YOUR FOOD GARDEN
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MAKING A SUCCESS OF YOUR FOOD GARDEN

By Browne, Raymond

Garden City: Doubleday. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1976. First Edition. Hardcover. 0385098774; Binding is almost as new. Very minor-to-minor edge foxing. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. Spine is faded but lettering is unaffected. Very minor wear and soil on the complete DJ. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1976. Review Copy form from Doubleday is loosly laid-in. 9-1/2" Tall, VI + 162pp. Marbled light tan boards, medium brown cloth spine, bright gold spine lettering. GARDENING. Over 100 illustrations in color and black-and-white. "Understanding what happens when seeds, sun, soil, and water come together is perhaps the most important part of growing vegetables in your own garden, and this book provides you with all the basic information you need to reap a delicious harvest for your own table. Browne discusses twenty-four of the moost commonly grown vegetables - in detail ! Using his own step-by-step photograhs and extended captions, he shows how to sow the seed; how the tiny sprouts look ; how the vegertable looks as it begins to develope to maturity. Where color is necessry to demonstrate a particular point, color is used. " Index. .

$19.00

THE ALL-SEASONS GARDEN

By Kelly, John

NY: Viking. Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket. 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. 0670816574; Very minor wear on the clean, sound binding. The top margins on the first few pages are very lightly foxed, otherwise Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. Very minor wear on the clean, complete DJ. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1987. 9" square. 167pp. Color photo illustrated glossy light blue boards, white spine and front cover lettering. GARDENING. "THE ALL-SEASONS GARDEN shows how to put color into the garden all year round by selecting plants that have beautiful foliage, stems, and fruit, as well as flowers. This book tells you all you need to know about designing and planning a year-round framework of evergreens and garden features such as walls, hedges, pergolas, and lawns. It then discusses, season by season, the best plants for constant appeal all through the year, backed up by charts giving their salient in- and out-of-season features and cultivation needs. " ... Plant Index. General Index. Glossary. I would estimate that there are more than a hundred illustrations, including a lot of color photos (full, and partial-page) and drawings. .

$22.50

ANNUAL FLOWERS From Seed Packet to Bouquet

By Jenkins, Dorothy H.

NY: M. Barrows & Company. Good+ in Good dust jacket. 1945. First Edition. Hardcover. Very minor soil on the unworn, sound binding. Very minor edge soil/foxing. The endpapers and first & last few pages are foxed, especially the colorful frontispiece's edges and the facing title page. The margins of the pages facng the photo portfolio are lightly foxed, otherwise Contents are clean and unworn, with no writing or other entries in the text. Minor DJ wear, moderate DJ soil . Not price-clipped. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1945. 8-1/4" Tall, 223pp. Light gray cloth, bright gold spine lettering in dark blue spine panel. Bright gold flower on front cover. GARDENING. "Annual flowers will blossom from spring until the killing frosts of autumn. How to grow and use them during these many months of gay bloom is as important as knowing what to plant. No other group offers as much for cutting as do annuals. Basing her recommendations upon her experience during the last fifteen years, Jenkins tells explicitly and easily how to plant outdoors from March until November and how to start poky ones indoors during winter. Thinning, staking and other growing skills are not neglected. " Frontispiece is a color photo . 15-page b/w photo portfolio. Lists for Quick Reference: Annual flowers by color; AF for background; AF for hot dry places; AF for light shade; AF for shade; AF for fragrance; af for cutting; af for winter bouquets. 6-page Guide to annual flowers with common & botanical names, height, time to plant, space, and remarks. Index. .

$19.00

MY GARDEN IN SPRING
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MY GARDEN IN SPRING

By Bowles, E. A.

Portland, Oregon: Timber Press. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1997. Hardcover. 0881923753; Very minor edge wear on the clean, sound binding. Very minor edge soil/foxing. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. Very minor wear on the clean, complete DJ. ; 8-1/4" Tall, XVII + 322pp. Medium green boards, bright gold spine lettering. GARDENING. Originally copyrighted in 1914, this is a new edition, 1997, with a new foreword by Brigadier Andrew Parker Bowles, O. B. E. , a new preface by Charles Elliott, and a Nomenclatural Update by Peter Barnes. "A facsimile edition". ... "The first book in a trilogy of gardenng Classics, this book has delighted, charmed, and informed true disciples of the garden since its first publication in 1914. Author Edward Augustus Bowles (1865-1954) has been called the greatest amateur gardener of his time. Bowles was as gifted with the pen as with the spade, pouring his passion for plants into lively prose. " 24 b/w plates. This edition does not include the color plates from the original edition. Index. .

$19.00

AROUND THE GARDEN WEEK BY WEEK A Guide to Garden Planning for Every Season

By Faust, Joan Lee, editor

NY: Appleton-Century. Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket. 1965. First Edition. Hardcover. very minor wear on the clean, sound binding, with rubbed but legible spine lettering. . Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. Minor wear and soil on the complete DJ. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1965. 9-1/2" Tall, 120pp. Light tan boards, Green cloth spine, black spine lettering, small metallic-green drawing on front cover. GARDENING. "The gardener's year is divided into four seasons. To keep up with nature's ever-changing world of greenery, this is a practical calendar with weekly garden reminders of the things that are to be done, indoors and out. There is space for the gardeners to note their own schedules of pruning, planting, seeding and blooming. These jottings and the author's suggestions and tips make a uniquely personal reference book. " Two-page Zone map of the US with approximate range of average annual minimum temperatures for each zone. This is the first zone map I have seen with sufficient detail to show that even the small state of Rhode Island has two temperature zones. Index. .

$15.00

WATER GARDENS

By Ledbetter, Gordon T.

Sherborne, Dorset, England: Alphabooks. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1979. First Edition. Hardcover. 0950617148; Very minor wear on the clean, sound binding. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text, but a few very minor foxing spots on the first and last few pages. No DJ. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1979. 7-1/2" x 9-1/2", 152pp. Medium green boards, bright gold spine lettering. GARDENING. "For the newcomer to gardenng, a garden pool probably offers more certain and more rapid results than any other form of gardening. Once the initial work is completed, a pond involves less maintenance than, say, the equivalent area in grass, and much less work than a herbaceous border. And, a pond can occupy a tiny space. No other form of gardenng has such wide appeal - to the child or the adult, or the child-in-the-adult. " Contents: Making a garden pond; Designng a pond; The secret of clear water; The water-lily; Marginal plants for the pool; Virtues and vices of a bog garden; Fish and livestock for the pool; Keeping a winter aquarium; Pitfalls, problems, and pond care; Diary of a water garden. ... Appendixes: Useful Figures and Conversion; Marginal and Bog Plants; Ferns. ... Index. 8p color photos. Dozens of b/w photos. .

$25.00

SIBERIAN IRISES

By McEwen, Currier, edited by W. George Waters

U. S. A.: Society For Siberian Irises. Very Good-. 1981. Paperback. Paper Covers. Very minor wear and soil on the sound binding. Very minor foxing on the margins of the color photo pages and their facing pages, else Contents are clean and unworn, with no writing or other entries in the text. ; 10" Tall, 75pp. Cprt. 1981. Mediuim brown Paper Covers, light gray front cover lettering. GARDENING. Frontisiece is a full-page, full-color photo of the White Swirl. "This book provides information on the requirements and performance of Siberian irises in most climates likely to be met by readers. Most aspects of the subject are covered but some detail is omitted in favor of references to information in other literature. " The Contents: In the garden; For hybridizers and other enthusiasts; In the company of others; References; Where to buy Siberian irises; Display gardens; Glossary; Index. 16 b/w drawings. 11-page full-color photo section, plus the frontispiece. One b/w photo. .

$19.00

DELPHINIUMS The Complete Guide

By Edwards, Colin

Ramsbury, England: Crowood Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. 1852231505; Binding is clean, sound and unworn. Very minor foxing of the first and last few pages, else Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. DJ is amost as new, with very minor foxing on the inner-side. A. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1989. 9-1/2" Tall, 151pp. Medium blue cloth , bright gold spine lettering. GARDENING. "This is the definitive guide to all aspects of the care and culture of delphiniums, written by an acknowledged expert. The book covers the history and development, hybridizatiion and propagation, raising blooms from seeds and seedlings, and includes details on their exhibition and use in decorative floral arrangements. A list of species and cultivars gives ideas for every type of garden - and gardener - with special emphasis on those plants recognized by the Royal Horticultural Society for their outstanding beauty. " ... Index of Species and Cultivars. General Index. Glossary. 16-page full-color photo section. Over a dozen b/w drawings - many full page. .

$19.00

V. SACKVILLE-WEST: THE ILLUSTRATED GARDEN BOOK A New Anthology

By Fox, Robin Lane

London, England: Michael Joseph. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1986. First Edition. Hardcover. 0718126602; Binding is almost as new. Contents are almost as new, with a very slight waviness on the fore margins. No DJ. ; Second Printing of the First Edition, 1986. 7-5/8" x 10-1/2" , 192pp. Colorful front cover . Brown spine, back cover, and front cover's fore corners, as seen on leather bindings (this book is not leather bound) . Bright gold spine lettering, front and back decorations, and front cover lettering in a brown panel. GARDEN. Illustrations by Freda Titford. Photographs by Ken Kirkwood. "For nearly fifteen years, Vita Sackville-West enchanged readers of the OBSERVER newspaper with her weekly column on gardening. I have chosen this book from the original OBSERVER articles, bringing some of the plant names up to date and changing a phrase or removing a dated reference and sometimes, running two different pieces on one and the same plant into a continuous whole. Many of the pieces have not been re-issued since their Sunday debut. I have tried to convey the various qualities of the entire series by giving each of the main types some space. " ... Each of the 12 chapters and the Introduction by Robin Lane Fox is introduced by a full-color photo. Well over a hundred colorful paintings of flowers are scattered throughout. .

$19.00

THE BULB BOOK
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THE BULB BOOK

By Doerflinger, Frederic

Newton Abbot, Devon: David & Charles. Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket. 1973. Hardcover. 0715358855; The binding is almost as new. Very minor edge foxing/soil. Very minor endpaper foxing. Contents are almost as new. Very minor edge wear on the clean, complete DJ. ; 9-1/2” Tall, cprt. 1973. 309pp. Bright purple boards, bright gold spine lettering. Illustrated, information al endpapers. GARDENING. “Many gardeners are totally unaware of the enormous variety of bulbous plants available and of the pleasure they can give you year round. This book covers all aspects of all hardy and tender bulbs, corms, rhizomes and tubers commercially cultivated by the bulb industry, breaking new ground in providing detailed information on the flowering order of the various species. A fine collection of illustrations, in both black and white and in full color supplement the text. “ Lists of horticultural societies in Britain and the United States. Index. Many pages of photos in color and b/w. .

$15.00

THE MULCH BOOK A Guide for the Family Food Gardener
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THE MULCH BOOK A Guide for the Family Food Gardener

By Campbell, Stu

U. S. A.: Garden Way Publishing. Good+ in Good+ dust jacket. 1973. Hardcover. 0882660179; Very minor edge wear on the clean, sound binding. Brief pink pen note on title page and there is a minor amount of pink pen underlining and margin notes on some of the pages between 88 and 101; the remainder of the text is clean and unworn. DJ is not much to look at, but it still provides plenty of information and protection. ; This is the rather scarce HARDCOVER edition, cprt. 1973. 8-3/4” Tall, XI + 136pp. Reddish-brown cloth, rather dull green spine lettering and small front cover decoration. GARDENING. “This book appraises the work of the mulching pioneers such as Ruth Stout, the Rodale staff and Leonard Wickenden, and combines their work with the newest finds in the whole field. It steers beginning and expert gardeners alike around the hazards of mulching to its amazingly effective uses. Besides evaluating the pros and cons of mulching, Campbell tells when to and when not to mulch for the best results – for each garden vegetable and fruit. ” … List of sources consulted. Index. 14-page b/w photo section with helpful captions. B/w drawings throughout. .

$19.00

GARDEN DREAMS
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GARDEN DREAMS

By Cook, Ferris , editor and Illustrator

NY: Stewart, Tabori & Chang. Fine with no dust jacket. 1991. First Edition. Hardcover. 1556701721; Binding is almost as new. Contents are almost as new. No DJ. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1991. 10-1/4” Tall, 103pp. Medium green cloth, bright gold spine and front cover lettering, colorful illustration is glued on the front cover. GARDENING. “Nine essays by some of the English language’s best garden writers are collected in this beautiful volume. Through memory and imagination they describe the gardens of their dreams – Vita Sackville-West muses on her desire for a paving-stone garden, while Allen Lacy remembers the remarkable garden of Grace Root. The graceful cover designs of early-twentieth-century garden books inspired the illustrator, Ferris Cook, whose exquisite oil painting adorn the pages of this book. For garden-book collectors, Ms. Cook includes a note on the illustrations and pays tribute to the sources of her inspiration – the talented (and mostly unknown) artists and the editions in which their work can be found. ” … Decorated endpapers. Colorful illustrations throughout. .

$15.00

DAFFODILS, OUTDOORS AND IN

By Quinn, Carey E.

NY: Hearthside Press. Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket. 1959. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. Very minor wear and soil on the sound binding. Very minor - to minor edge soil/foxing. Contents are clean and unworn. Minor wear and soil on the complete DJ. ; 8-1/2" Tall, Cprt. 1959. 204pp. Light blue boards, bright yellow spine, black spine lettering. GARDENING. Beautifully illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings. "Here are the answers to all the questions you ask, whether you are planting your first bulb and don't know which end is up, whether you are the average gardener puzzled about such matters as what to do with dying foliage, or whether you are the expert whose great drifts of daffodils delight and challenge the neighborhood. " ... Drawings by Marguerite Burgess. Index. .

$15.00

DAYLILIES And How to Grow Them

By Davis, Ben Arthur

Atlanta GA: Tupper & Love. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1954. Hardcover. Very minor wear and soil on the sound binding. Minor foxing and age-darkeni ng of endpapers. Contents are clean and unworn. No DJ. ; 8-1/2" Talll, HARDCOVER, Cprt. 1954, not a recent reprint. XII + 149pp. Light red cloth, gold spine and front cover lettering in black panels, gold flower illustrations on the front cover. GARDENING. Regional chapters by: Stanley E. Saxton , Northeast; George E. Lenington, Midwest; Dr. E. J. Kraus, Northwest; Dr. John V. Watkins, Florida; and Dr. Homer T. Blackhurst, Southwest. "For the everyday gardener, the daylily offers untold possibilities; and for the specialist who indulges in hybridizing, a field that hardly has an equal in all the plant world. Each year the hybridizers give us plants of greater ruggedness, a wider range of colors, and infinitely more beauty. Yet the work has hardly begun. This book gets right down to earth. Written by a grower of many years' expeirence, with regional chapters by the leading daylily authorities of the country, it will prove invaluable to the beginner - and it also contains much information of interest to the old timers. " ... Full-color frontispiece photo plus 16 pages of b/w photos, plus a few drawings. Glossary of Terms. List of Commercial Growers. Index. .

$15.00

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