Organic Gardener's Composting

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Steve Solomon

The art and science of composting is presented in a humorous and readable manner from the basic elements to the in-depth science. An entire …

Gardening Without Irrigation: or without much, anyway

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Steve Solomon

Gardening expert Steve Solomon has written extensively on gardening techniques for the home gardener. Water conservation is the focus of thi…

The Vegetable Garden: A Manual for the Amateur Vegetable Gardener

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Ida Dandridge Bennett

This book is a good reference on vegetable gardening. It covers the economic value of a vegetable garden, planning and locating the garden, …

The Family Kitchen Gardener

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Robert Buist

The Family Kitchen Gardener contains plain and accurate descriptions (ca 1847) of all the different species and varieties of specifically Am…

ABC of Vegetable Gardening

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Eben Eugene Rexford

This how-to book includes chapters on getting ready, mapping the garden, planting, seeds, early work, house plants, fruits, hot beds and col…

Wood and Garden: Notes and Thoughts, Practical and Critical, of a Working Amate…

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Gertrude Jekyll

Wood and Garden reads like a walk through the garden with renowned garden designer Gertrude Jekyll as she discusses her plant choices and pl…

The Flower Garden: A Handbook of Practical Garden Lore

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Ida Dandridge Bennett

This book is a good reference on the perennial flower gardening and landscaping. It contains information on growing the plants from seed and…

About Orchids, a Chat

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Frederick Boyle

This is not a manual of instruction for orchid growers; though there are many hints on cultivation, and a few paragraphs on how to hybridize…

Making a Rock Garden

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Henry Sherman Adams

A short look at building a rock garden, right from the rocks themselves and how to arrange them, to choosing and placing the plants, touchin…

Summer in a Garden and Calvin, A Study of Character

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Charles Dudley Warner

This is Warner's contemplative and humorous account of the wondrous and mysterious workings of a garden he tended for 19 weeks. After this i…

Culinary Herbs: Their Cultivation, Harvesting, Curing and Uses

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Maurice Grenville Kains

This book describes use and care, and growing of herbs for cooking, healing and other interesting miscellaneous information related to herbs…

The New-York Gardener

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P. Agricola

A series of twelve letters from a proud father to a son who has just bought his own farm. The author instructs "my dear son" not t…

Dwarf Fruit Trees

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Frank Albert Waugh

This book is a handbook for the home orchardist. The propagation, pruning, choice of variety, and management of dwarf fruit trees, specifica…

The Heron Nest

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W. Bert Foster

Pleasant family drama set in early 1900's or late 1890's upstate New York. The Herron clan, led by heroic, inventive, handicapped older bro…

Talks About Flowers

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Mary Decker Wellcome

To all Flower Lovers who may read these pages, we come with kindly greetings. To you we dedicate our Work. Encouraged by the many testimonia…

Home Vegetable Gardening

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Fredrick Frye Rockwell

Either as hobby or a great economic help, home vegetable gardens are valued. With spare time limited, this book is a great aid to those who …

How to Grow the Peanut: and 105 Ways of Preparing It for Human Consumption

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George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver, in his most famous work, explains how to grow peanuts, the benefits of using them, and 105 recipes that incorporat…

Dissertation on Oriental Gardening

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William Chambers

A little essay on the Chinese style of gardening, as opposed to the continental style, which the author finds too formal with too many strai…

Letters from a Prairie Garden

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Edna W. Underwood

The "Letters from a Prairie Garden," are genuine letters and not fiction. They went through the mail. An explanatory word about th…