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:
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
5 year, Day-by-Day calendar that has space to record daily weather, and a large space for daily journal records. Blank grids available for gardening design as well as blank pages for notes. 400+... More > pages< Less
A work of fiction based of the cooking/craft blog Storybook Woods PS. I just wanted to say, when you look at the preview the front and back cover is fuzzy. But when you recive the book the cover it... More > is not fuzzy, it is just fine. See both covers at my blog http://storybookwoods.typepad.com/storybook_woods/wren-bay-front-and-back-cover.html< Less
This book is for anyone thinking about or already living off-grid that wants to learn how to install a solar electric power system and how to maintain the system for optimal performance. Included are... More > step-by-step installation instructions, description of equipment and sources, guides for determining the size of a system needed and detailed illustrations of each component of a system. Also included are simple ways to optimize your solar electric system for best operation, detailed maintenance and repairs for each component and recommended system equipment with links. Plus- how to incorporate wind power into your off-grid system!< Less
This book is for anyone thinking about or already living off-grid. It includes detailed step-by-step plans for a solar cabin and over 30 other projects.
This is an encyclopedia for homesteading and... More > off-grid living written by a homesteader and includes cabin plans, solar and wind system installation, solar composting toilet, how to make a living from your homestead, where to find cheap land and much more...
This book was designed as an Ebook with links and videos that will not work in the printed version. If you want full color pics, links and videos to work please order the Ebook download or CD version available on Lulu.< Less
Everybody's Building Code helps everybody build safe and efficient homes and helps everybody avoid costly construction defects.
Everybody's Building Code is for homeowners, contractors, real estate... More > agents, home inspectors and anybody else who wants to understand the International Residential Code without wading through the dry and often confusing language of the code itself.
Everybody’s Building Code restates code requirements into direct, command oriented statements and provides many examples, illustrations, and photographs that demonstrate how to apply the code requirements. In cases where the code requirements may not reflect current best practices, the book discusses some opinions on the subject and directs the reader to other sources for more information. The book contains an extensive key word index and a detailed Table of Contents that helps readers find the code provisions they need.< Less
A fully illustrated guide on how to make your own solar panels for under $1 per watt. With online videos to help beginners with soldering and making their own solar panels. Designed for both... More > beginners and experts. With an introduction to solar panels, lead acid batteries, solar charge controllers and power inverters.
Including a power requirements calculator to help you select the right equipment for your needs.
Everything is covered from shopping for parts to putting it all together in your own home.< Less
A "How-To-Build-It" book for a very safe and reliable automatic door that you can build for your poultry house.
This book contains the wisdom acquired in 25 years of trial and error... More > experimentation presented in a very detailed manner, so that even the novice builder can complete the woodwork, metalwork, and electrical work and get it right the first time.
It contains many suggestions and reasons on not only what to do, but what not to try as well, along with hints for acquiring any parts that you don't have on hand for very little or no expense.< Less
Edible and Useful Plants for the Swan Coastal Plain outlines plants that are edible or otherwise useful and will grow in the Mediterranean climate of Perth, Western Australia. Poor sands need special... More > attention to grow food plants but the effort is worth it, as home grown food is a joy to spend time growing and eating.
Some of the plants are not very common but will grow here and produce a yield of some kind. There are even what some call weeds, as they are important plants, too. Many weeds are edible and they protect or reenergise damaged soils by growing where nothing else would.
Plants can fix the problems of the world - they provide us with most of what we use. We must all learn to grow some food, plant trees and regreen the urban landscape to produce food for people and provide shade in the concrete jungle.< Less
Discover new ways to enjoy herbs every day! Steeped in years of herbal fascination, this book presents a luscious Herbal Inspiration ‘sampler platter,’ served up for you to relish the... More > true Wonder of herbs, based on Herbal Treasures of Hickory Hollow's most popular programs presented by herbal enthusiast Becky Cortino.
Culinary & Crafting Ideas Using Herbs from Your Garden
Quick & Easy Ways to Enhance Your Home & Life with Herbs...
*Planning Your Herb Garden
*Harvesting & Using Fresh Herbs
*Preserving the Harvest
*Herbs in the Kitchen
*Herbed Oils, Vinegars & Butters
*A Cup of Herbal Cheer
*Herbal Iced Tea
*Favorite Herbal Tea Cookie Recipes
*Potpourri: A Beautiful Blend
*Garden Art: The Garden Seat
*Scent-imental Christmas tree
Come along on this winding garden path, to discover more beautiful ways to enhance your home and life with herbs...< Less
Sustainable Family Farming & Organic Gardening focuses on the topics of getting back to basics, growing one's own food, holistic management, conventional verses organic gardening, collecting... More > rainwater, atmospheric water generation, water conservation and storage, crop irrigation methodology, farming lifecycles, using greenhouses and hydroponics, organic composting, raising chickens and other small livestock, successful herb and vegetable rotation, maximizing outputs in a sustainable manner, and much more.< Less
Sometimes a valid question, through poor wording or spelling, can present itself as a different question altogether, becoming quite amusing. Heeding the calls for yet another book of peculiar... More > questions (Quirky Gardening Questions Revealed), here it is, Part II: Quirky Gardening Questions Revisited. Whether you’re into gardening or not, these questions are sure to tickle your funny bone!< Less
This is a guide for solving problems in the electrical circuits of a home - shorts, loose connections, GFCIs tripping, etc. The book is thorough but not overly technical, and gives over 30 helpful... More > black and white diagrams and charts. Homeowners will come to understand their wiring system and what can happen to it. Many problems will become easy to fix with confidence.< Less
This book is for anyone that lives off-grid or would like to live an off-grid homesteader lifestyle. It is 355 pages and includes detailed step-by-step plans, full color pictures, and material list... More > for building an off-grid cabin and over 30 useful homestead projects. Also included are directions for installing a small solar and wind power system, rain water harvest system, composting toilet, outdoor wood furnace and more... This ebook is printable and works on Linux, Windows, and Mac!< Less
Christal Rogers, simplifies her experience as a professional organizer into 27 easy to follow tips anyone can use.
27 Simple Ways to Declutter Any Home reveals simple tips professionals use every... More > day to transform homes from cluttered to uncluttered. It’s a few short pages of no-nonsense, practical and clear-cut information.
Do you really want to learn the behavioral and psychological reasons for clutter? Or do you simply want a clutter-free home that doesn't overwhelm you every time you open the closet?
The purpose of this book is to provide you with helpful information in an easy to read format. So you can go on living your busy life…clutter free!
Download a copy today and start decluttering your house now!< Less