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The Art of Building A House of Stone By Joe Kohler, Mona Anderson
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We have always loved the look and feel of stone houses. They have an ageless quality that stands in contrast to the built in obsolescence prevalent in today’s world. Twenty five years ago we... More > built own stone house. We researched the available methods, and settled on the slip-form technique popularized by Scott and Helen Nearing. We made several major improvements including better slipforms, creation of a reveal at face of the stones, and foam insulation built into the walls. We have organized our book into two parts. Part I: The Art of Building a House of Stone details an Advanced Slipform Construction Technique from the gathering of stones to the construction of finished structures with a special section detailing building Garden Walls. Part II: From Dream to Reality – Building Our House chronicles our building experience in the summer of 1979 and offers comments gleaned from living in our house for more than a quarter of a century.< Less
Gulf Coast Gardening with Randy Lemmon By Randy Lemmon
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Randy Lemmon is the host of Houston's GardenLine radio program, on Newsradio 740 KTRH. Over 1.4 million Houstonians garden for a hobby or pastime, and GardenLine is where they listen for advice and... More > information on gardening and landscaping. Every Saturday and Sunday 6 a.m.-10 a.m., (on line at www.ktrh.com) GardenLine’s Randy Lemmon answers listeners' questions on everything from aphids to zoysias. He's Houston’s absolute expert on lawns and gardens, offering help to listeners both with and without "green thumbs." Randy's a Texas Aggie who truly KNOWS plants and flowers. He explains them with ease and candor, and is as competent a "plant" person as there is. He studies, and he practices. He embraces "new methods" as well as the "old" ways of dealing with problems. Gulf Coast Gardening with Randy Lemmon is the first in a series of self-published books by Randy Lemmon Consulting.< Less
Ueki no Te Ire: The Japanese Art of Giant Bonsai By Eric Mader
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Ueki no Te Ire: The Japanese Art of Giant Bonsai is the first comprehensive guide to Japanese-style landscape pruning in the English language. It’s an ideal introduction to the subject for... More > bonsai and Japanese garden enthusiasts as well as landscape designers, and professional gardeners. The book includes a brief history of Asian topiary as well as step-by-step guidelines for pruning and training landscape trees in several formal Japanese styles. The book features extensive full color photos of trees taken at residential and monastery gardens throughout Japan. Extensive appendices include glossaries of Japanese and English arboriculture terms, as well as a detailed list of recommended public gardens in the U.S., Canada, and Japan. More information about this book and about the Japanese art of landscape tree pruning can be found at: http://www.giantbonsai.com< Less
Bootcamp for Lousy Housekeepers (Coil-Bound Edition) By Heidi Schaap
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You're buried under piles of unfolded laundry. You can't set the table because all your dishes are dirty. You need to dust, but every countertop is covered in newspapers and last month's unpaid... More > bills. Every drawer in your home is a junk drawer. Does this sound familiar? Do you want to manage your home better, but just don't know where to start? Bootcamp for Lousy Housekeepers is the book that can help you transform your home from "messed" to "blessed" in a month (or less!) and keep it clean FOR GOOD! Drill Sergeant Heidi Schaap teaches you what to clean, how often to clean it, how to maintain your newly-cleaned home and more!< Less