Gardening with Native Plants of the South [EPUB]
22 January 2014, 14:44
2009 | EPUB | 210.22MB
In today's South, where find gardening is a tradition, many homeowners and professional gardeners are discovering a vast 'new' palette of plant materials-native plants. They are realizing that these native wildflowers, trees, shrubs, groundcovers, vines, and grasses are far better suited, and therefore easier to grow and maintain, than most of the imported plants that populate traditional landscapes.
In Gardening with Native Plants of the South, landscape designer Sally Wasowski offers an exciting vision of the many possibilities and advantages of 'going native.' Lavishly illustrated with more than 250 gorgeous color photographs, her book is both an introduction to more than 200 of the most familiar and easiest to find native plants of the South and a basic primer on how to use them effectively.
Back to Basics, 3rd Edition [MOBI]
19 January 2014, 17:11
2008 | MOBI | 36.61MB
Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills—the kind employed by our forefathers—and adapt them for a better life in the twenty-first century need look no further than this eminently useful, full-color guide. Countless readers have turned to Back to Basics for inspiration and instruction, escaping to an era before power saws and fast food restaurants and rediscovering the pleasures and challenges of a healthier, greener, and more self-sufficient lifestyle. Now newly updated, the hundreds of projects, step-by-step sequences, photographs, charts, and illustrations in Back to Basics will help you dye your own wool with plant pigments, graft trees, raise chickens, craft a hutch table with hand tools, and make treats such as blueberry peach jam and cheddar cheese. The truly ambitious will find instructions on how to build a log cabin or an adobe brick homestead.
More than just practical advice, this is also a book for dreamers—even if you live in a city apartment you will find your imagination sparked, and there's no reason why you can't, for example, make a loom and weave a rag rug. Complete with tips for old-fashioned fun (square dancing calls, homemade toys, and kayaking tips), this may be the most thorough book on voluntary simplicity available.
The Beginner's Guide to Growing Marijuana [EPUB]
19 January 2014, 13:25
2014 | EPUB | 3.26MB
Advice for growing cannabis at home!
Cannabis can be a tricky plant to cultivate, but The Beginner's Guide to Growing Marijuana makes it easy by guiding you through each stage of development to ensure that you always build a thriving garden. Inside, you'll find everything you need to know about growing and harvesting marijuana, from choosing the right herb strain to establishing the perfect soil conditions, light, and temperature for your plants. Featuring illustrations that depict the cannabis's anatomy, you'll also discover the differences among various types of plants, how to tell a male marijuana plant from a female, and what it looks like when it's ready to be harvested. Complete with quick "Money Smart" tips and "Keep It Simple" sections, this one-stop resource shows you how to get the most out of your money and time when you're nurturing your first crop.
Filled with plenty of techniques for small-space and container gardening, The Beginner's Guide to Growing Marijuana will help you master the art of growing cannabis--no matter how small your space or budget!