Sowing, Planting, Watering, and Feeding: Bob's Basics [EPUB]
12 March 2014, 09:05
2012 | EPUB | 4.1MB
You most likely already know that nurturing a planted seed is necessary for growing a healthy plant. But how do you know the right amount of water to give? What are the best kinds of organic fertilizers? How can you plant a seed to set it on the right track for optimal growth? In Sowing, Planting, Watering, and Feeding, Bob Flowerdew guides you through these and other quandaries, and provides practical advice for dodging common mistakes gardeners make when nurturing their seedlings.
Herbs! Creative Herb Garden Themes and Projects [EPUB]
12 March 2014, 08:56
2011 | EPUB | 26.71MB
Herbs are a wildly popular choice for gardeners; they are easy to grow and preserve and they have multiple benefits. Herbs add flavor to your recipes; enhance grilled meat, fish, and poultry; and can be used to make pestos, herb butters, and teas. In addition to the flavor benefits, herbs are used as a natural source for healing, and to add a fresh scent to any room.
Judy Lowe makes it easy to decide what kind of herb garden you want to grow, with this beautifully illustrated book of themed herb gardens. More than a dozen specialty herb gardens are featured with a full-color, inspirational illustration of the “planting recipe” for your theme. Gardeners won’t know where to stop, once they get started with the beauty, scent, and flavor of herbs.
Get Your House Right [EPUB]
12 March 2014, 08:52
2011 | EPUB | 9.91MB
Even as oversized McMansions continue to elbow their way into tiny lots nationwide, a much different trend has taken shape. This return to traditional architectural principles venerates qualities that once were taken for granted in home design: structural common sense, aesthetics of form, appropriateness to a neighborhood, and even sustainability.
Marianne Cusato, creator of the award-winning Katrina Cottages, has authored and illustrated this definitive guide to what makes houses look and feel right—to the eye and to the soul. She teaches us the language and grammar of classical architecture, revealing how balance, harmony, and detail all contribute to creating a home that will be loved rather than tolerated. And she takes us through the do’s and don’ts of every element of home design, from dormers to doorways to columns.
Integral to the book are its hundreds of elegant line drawings—clearly rendering the varieties of lintels and cornices, arches and eaves, and displaying “avoid” and “use” versions of the same elements side by side.