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  1. Based on a long-running column from Popular Woodworking magazine Covers techniques, tips and tricks for safe and effective use of the most widely used woodworking tools including the router and the table saw Gives woodworkers a complete course in casework construction from selecting and prepping wood to joinery to assembly. Covers basics for setting up a safe, functional and efficient woodshop along with best practices, tips and tricks
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  2. To visit Chanticleer is to step into a world of beauty and creativity that few other gardens can match. Each of its many areas – including formal borders, woodland glades, and a fantasy garden planted among ruins – offers a unique embodiment of colour, texture, and form. The sources of this distinctive blend of inspiration and practical craft are at the heart of The Art of Gardening. In these pages, you’ll learn techniques specific to different conditions and plant palettes; how to use hardscape materials in a fresh way; and how to achieve the perfect union between plant and site. And Rob Cardillo’s exquisite photographs of exciting combinations will be sure to stimulate your own creativity. Whether you’re already under Chanticleer’s spell or have yet to visit, The Art of Gardening will enable you to bring the special magic that pervades this most artful of gardens into your own home landscape.
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  3. All the Buzz about being Resilient, Collaborative, Industrious, Generous, and Sweet-Straight from the Hive. Writer and beekeeper Jack Mingo, who set up his first backyard hive in 2004, offers his humorous and unique observations of the world of the mysti
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  4. In this comprehensive guide, you'll learn everything you need to know about the various methods of composting and how to adapt them to your home and garden.
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  5. The most comprehensive illustrated book on pests and diseases – and beneficial insects – for Australian gardeners. this is the book that Australian gardeners have been waiting for! Packed with more than 750 stunning and detailed photographs, and a wealth of easy-to-follow, comprehensive and reliable advice, Garden Pests, Diseases and Good Bugs is the ultimate illustrated guide for anyone who wants to encourage a healthy, thriving garden. Every garden is host to hundreds of insects and other invertebrates. Fortunately very few of them are pests. But how do you tell if an insect is harmful or not? And what about those nasty looking leaf spots, and mildews, and strange lumps and bumps? Garden Pests, Diseases and Good Bugs show you how to figure out whether an insect is a pest or not, identify the signs of disease, and apply hands-on preventative and control techniques before resorting to pesticides. the most comprehensive guide to garden pests and diseases in Australia Over 750 photographs to help you identify the good, the bad and the ugly in your garden with ease Features natural and non-toxic solutions as well as chemical controls Over 150 pest insects and other pests described in detail along with the good bugs that get rid of them this book will be the benchmark for pest and disease management in Australian gardens Dr Paul Horne
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  6. Are you looking for a new hobby? Are you considering investing some of your time and effort on something that can turn out productive and even healthy, while still maintaining the ‘hobby-ness’ of the venture? Is going ‘natural’ something that arouses your interest? You probably have experienced trying to grow a plant at least once in your life. Perhaps at your school age, you were most likely once taught on how to plant a seed in order for you to appreciate, at a rather early age, the beauty of nature, and the cooperation and collaboration that exist among different parts of the ecosystem. Getting you amazed of the entire process of photosynthesis, could have been quite easy for most kids, but turning out to be a gardening enthusiast does not happen as instantly.
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  7. Recognized as the proven, reliable expert for growing plants and gardens in the West, this is the ultimate guide to a garden that is beautiful and easy to maintain with minimal effort and time.
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  8. NEW UPDATED EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER This is a must-have sourcebook for anyone with a garden looking for design ideas. Over 800 colour illustrations by leading photographer Andrea Jones are cleverly arranged to offer the reader thousands of possible design solutions. Gardens from all parts of the world are included – America, France, Sweden, Germany, Holland, England – by some of the very best garden designers. And alongside little-known examples of private gardens are celebrated public spaces such as Parc Andre Citroen and Jardin Atlantique as well as show gardens – Chelsea Flower Show, International Garden Festival, Hampton Court, Chaumont. The first part looks at garden details, listing design features that act either as connecting or dividing elements. `Connect’ includes some of the more basic features, such as lawns, decking and gravel gardens, before covering paths, steps, avenues, gates, bridges and much more besides. `Divide’ then looks at elements that can be used to create `rooms’ within gardens, such as hedges, walls, fences, screens, trees, and different types of beds and borders. The third chapter looks at different types of Space – urban and rural, large and small, high and low, while the final chapter covers every type of possible garden style, including minimal, prairie, geometric, dry, landscaped, gravel, water, exotic, contemporary, modern, minimal, oriental and night. With a series of useful directories on designers, garden centres and public gardens, The Garden Source is THE book for modern garden design ideas.
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  9. Six years in the making, From the Ground Up is a complete and comprehensive garden guide specifically developed for all Victorian gardeners. It is a collaborative effort utilising the recommendations of many Victorian plant experts, coupled with Jane’s vast plant knowledge and experience. Packed full of magnificent photographs, From the Ground Up will allow you to visually identify everything from the best plants for your garden to the pests and diseases causing your plants grief. This guide will become the reference book for all Victorian gardeners. Jane has been a Victorian presenter for the ABC’s Gardening Australia for over 20 years. She writes for the Gardening Australia Magazine and for numerous other publications. Jane broadcasts on radio 3AW’s Big Backyard and for over 20 years on the radio has answered more lemon tree questions than you would care to count! Over these years she has literally given hundreds if not thousands of talks to garden clubs, schools and motivational events.
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  10. A refreshing source of ideas to help your children learn to grow their own patch of earth, Gardening Lab for Kids encourages children to get outside and enjoy nature. This fun and creative book features 52 plant-related activities set into weekly lessons, beginning with learning to read maps to find your heat zone, moving through seeds, soil, composting, and then creating garden art and appreciating your natural surroundings. Author Renata Fossen Brown guides your family through fun opportunities learning about botany, ecology, the seasons, food, patience, insects, eating, and cooking. The labs can be used as singular projects or to build up to a year of hands-on outdoor experiences. The lessons in this book are open-ended to be explored over and over – with different results each time! Garden Lab for Kids is the perfect book for creative families, friends, and community groups and works as lesson plans for both experienced and new gardeners. Children of all ages and experience levels can be guided by adults and will enjoy these engaging exercises. So, slip on your muddy clothes, and get out and grow!
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  11. The Pallet Book is an inspiring and ingenious project-oriented book for the home DIY enthusiast! Author Chris Peterson presents everything the enterprising handyperson needs to know to reclaim and reuse pallets in innovative, useful ways. Just some of the projects included are: A handy vertical planter; Coffee table; Spice rack; Serving tray; Compost bin; Dog house; Bookshelves; Wine bottle rack; Side table; Adirondack chair Some projects, like the raised bed, showcase the pallet. For others, like the kitchen island, you’d be hard-pressed to guess the wood was free!In addition to dozens of projects, the book includes a variety of pallet-specific knowledge. You’ll find a guide with the basic skills and tools needed to rework pallets, information on where to find and source pallets, a guide to decoding pallet markings, and important pallet-related safety.
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  12. Green lawns are restful to the eye, provide an excellent backdrop to plants and trees and keep the weeds down, but in low-rainfall regions they often end up looking scrappy and brown. In this book, pioneering nurseryman Olivier Filippi offers low-level planting designs that are eco-friendly and so beautiful they redefine the conventional distinction between lawn and plant borders. Inspired by the wild plant communities of Europe, the Middle East, and the USA, these rigorously trialled plant combinations can be used on terraces, paths, gravel beds and flower borders, as well as areas that are traditionally laid to lawn. Plant choices include the tough new macrothermal grasses, carpeting groundcovers and stunning wild flower mixes that thrive among gravel and stone. With a plant directory that lists over 200 tough but beautiful dry garden plants and Filippi’s innovative maintenance techniques, this is the perfect companion to his first book The Dry Gardening Handbook and will delight all dry garden owners.
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  13. With more than 45,000 sold since 1988, The New Organic Grower has become a modern classic. In this newly revised and expanded edition, master grower Eliot Coleman continues to present the simplest and most sustainable ways of growing top-quality organic vegetables. Coleman updates practical information on marketing the harvest, on small-scale equipment, and on farming and gardening for the long-term health of the soil. The new book is thoroughly updated, and includes all-new chapters such as: * Farm-Generated Fertility – how to meet your soil-fertility needs from the resources of your own land, even if manure is not available. * The Moveable Feast – how to construct home-garden and commercial-scale greenhouses that can be easily moved to benefit plants and avoid insect and disease build-up. * The Winter Garden – how to plant, harvest, and sell hardy salad crops all winter long from unheated or minimally heated greenhouses. * Pests – how to find “plant-positive” rather than “pest-negative” solutions by growing healthy, naturally resistant plants.* The Information Resource – how and where to learn what you need to know to grow delicious organic vegetables, no matter where you live.
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  14. A book dedicated to wooing gardeners back to the flower garden, written for Australian conditions and explains how to choose beautiful plants that won’t disappoint. How to select and combine the best plants to create colour-themed flower gardens for you to enjoy. Learn the basics for gardening success; from soil and composting to plant nutrition and life-cycles – feed the soil not the plant.
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  15. This new, totally updated fruit and vegetable book has the most detailed guidance on how to grow vegetables and fruit successfully in your own back yard. It is written by Australians for Australian conditions. Based on 30 years of experience at the Digger’s Club gardens, it covers over 240 vegetables and herbs, and 188 fruits, nuts and berries. This is a guide for all climates and even the tiniest garden spaces. It explains how to make compost, and shows how you can save $1,000’s growing your own produce.
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  16. Driven by the beautiful artwork of Maaike Koster (illustrator and interior designer), alongside Emma Sibley’s (founder of UK-based London Terrariums) text, this collection of stunning illustrations is accompanied by thoughtful information. Each plant is rendered in considered detail, facing a paragraph on its origins, care tips and any information about fellow species. The joy of these plants is that they are easy to maintain, and everyone has access to them – you no longer need to have a back garden to turn your hand to this green-fingered past time. Succulents, cacti, flowering and foliage plants are growing everywhere; in our homes, work places, bars and shops. Their ubiquity is adding interest, tranquillity and colour in every corner of our lives. Across 70 different plants, originating from every corner of the world, Maaike and Emma have collected a wide variety to tempt even the most timid of gardeners. For those with a full-time job along with everything else, Urban Botanics is made to fit alongside our modern-day schedules. Even if the closest you ever get to one of these plants is turning these pages, you will find much to admire and inspire in the striking illustrations. A must for lovers of art and verdant foliage alike.
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  17. Every gardener will benefit from the author’s intimate knowledge of herbs and their histories, growing needs, and uses in the kitchen and home. The wisdom she shares-with vivid stories, a self-deprecating wit, and an infectious delight in the garden-will be useful to herb growers living anywhere in the United States or Canada. Included in this practical guide is instruction on: * Planting, caring for, and propagating herbs indoors, outdoors, and in containers * Harvesting, drying, and preserving herbs, flowers, and seeds * Two dozen ways to use herbs in the home, from aromatherapy and infusions to vinegars and wreaths * Landscaping with herbs, with plans for a harvest bed, rose garden, and other themed gardens * The growing needs and unique uses of more than 90 herbs, along with favorite recipes “Readers from all regions will benefit from these simple strategies for dealing with common problems.” -Booklist
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