Garden Wisdom

Lessons Learned from 60 Years of Gardening
Author: Jerry Apps
Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society
ISBN: 0870205986
Category: Gardening
Page: 200
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Step into the garden with writer and rural historian Jerry Apps. In this treasure trove of tips, recollections, and recipes, Jerry combines his hard-earned advice for garden success with a discussion of how tending a garden leads to a deeper understanding of nature and the land. From planning and planting to fending off critters and weeds, he walks us through the gardening year, imbuing his story with humor and passion and once again reminding us that working even a small piece of land provides many rewards. Gardening has always been a group endeavor for the Apps family. In Garden Wisdom, readers will learn gardening basics along with Jerry’s grandchildren as they become a new generation of gardeners. They’ll devour Ruth’s recipes for preparing and preserving fresh garden veggies—from refrigerator pickles to rutabaga pudding. And they’ll savor son Steve’s beautiful color photographs, capturing the bounty of the family garden throughout the growing season.

Garden Wisdom and Know-How

Everything You Need to Know to Plant, Grow, and Harvest
Author: Judy Pray,Rodale Gardening Books
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 1579128378
Category: Gardening
Page: 496
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Presents step-by-step instructions and resources for gardening, including knowing the soil, planning, starting seeds, and making and using organic fertilizer.

Garden Wisdom


Author: Leslie Geddes-Brown
Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781858944623
Category: Gardening
Page: 159
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Comprising extracts on subjects as varied as water gardens and window boxes, lettuces and lupins, this anthology offers insights into the patience and versatility required of the successful gardener as he or she negotiates the vagaries of soil, climate and seasons - to say nothing of the temperamental behaviour of different plants.

A Miscellany of Garden Wisdom


Author: Bernard Schofield
Publisher: Running PressBook Pub
ISBN: 9780894718915
Category: Gardening
Page: 96
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A unique collection of practical hints and old-time lore about gardens and growing things.

Garden Wisdom 365 Days


Author: Cheryl Wilfong
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780997272949
Category: Gardening
Page: 388
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day-by-day inspiration to practice mindfulness

Back to Basics: Traditional Garden Wisdom

Time-Tested Tips and Techniques for Creating a Natural, Sustainable Outdoor Space
Author: Charlie Ryrie
Publisher: Readers Digest
ISBN: 9781606520420
Category: Gardening
Page: 176
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"When your garden contains lots of earthworms, your soil is good." This maxim may not sound familiar, but before the days of landscapers and lawn-maintenance companies, this type of knowledge was common. Gardening skills were passed down from generation to generation, and yards were personal places that flourished under the care of time-tested wisdom. Today the pace of life is faster, and modern advances make gardening tasks easier, but we can all benefit from the techniques and common-sense advice of the past to have beautiful, fruitful gardens now. With Back to Basics: Traditional Garden Wisdom, anyone can: Develop a dream, green garden without spending a fortune Grow an organic and eco-friendly garden with minimum fuss and maximum taste Discover how to collect and save seeds Make your own compost and learn "no-dig" gardening Make a cold frame and protect plants from frost Repel moles with castor oil, prevent mice with the right plants, and make herbal insect repellents Find out the best way to prune a hedge, tree, or climbing flower Know which gardening tasks to do for each season Raise a panel fence and use recycled materials for landscaping Plant raised beds and container gardens, and build a natural grape arbor Discover how companion planting can discourage harmful pests and encourage growth Back to Basics: Traditional Garden Wisdom has full-color step-by-step illustrated instructions that will bring new knowledge to gardeners of all levels. Soon you'll be adding fireplace ashes to the garden to give it a potassium boost and using your elbow to see if the soil is warm enough for planting. With this insightful book, you'll discover why sage advice never goes out of style.

Garden Wisdom

Or, From One Generation to Another
Author: Stephen Lucius Gwynn
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 149
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Garden Wisdom


Author: Sharon Amos
Publisher: Collins & Brown
ISBN: 9781843402657
Category: Gardening
Page: 128
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'Garden Wisdom' is an inspiring mix of practical advice, traditional garden lore, and eco-friendly ideas compiled to help you make the most of your garden. This book tells you everything you need to know about the preparation, cultivation, and maintenance of a garden, be it large or small, lawn or terrace, or even just a windowbox, and provides indispensable advice both for fair-weather gardeners and for those who garden at every opportunity, whatever the weather. The book is divided into four broad sections: earth, air, water and plant alchemy. Earth covers everything from newfangled ways of making compost to tips for ageing terracotta, and examines pest control techniques, both ancient and modern. The section on Air deals with topics as varied as plants that thrive in shade, how to create an old-fashioned hot bed greenhouse and how best to store garden produce. Water consists of ways of preserving what is fast becoming our most precious resource and how to use it effectively in the garden. Finally, plant alchemy begins with the art of companion planting – where one species appears to protect another against attack or disease.

Garden Wisdom

Hints and Tips for Today's Organic Gardener
Author: Jenny Hendy
Publisher: Lorenz Books
ISBN: 9780754812432
Category: Gardening
Page: 64
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With evocative images and brimming with advice, this guide presents traditional, tried and tested methods for your garden or plot. The flower garden, the herb garden, the orchard and vegetable plot are all looked at in turn with in-depth suggestions for planning and planting old-fashioned varieties, as well as how to maintain the garden the old-fashioned way.

Garden Wisdom Or from One Generation to Another


Author: Stephen Gwynn
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
ISBN: 9781110459582
Category: History
Page: 162
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Deep-Rooted Wisdom

Skills and Stories from Generations of Gardeners
Author: Augustus Jenkins Farmer
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604696001
Category: Gardening
Page: 248
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We have begun to lose some of the most important skills used by everyday gardeners to create beautiful, productive gardens. With a personality-driven, engaging narrative, Deep Rooted Wisdom teaches accessible, commonsense skills to a new generation of gardeners. Soulful gardener, Augustus Jenkins Farmer, profiles experienced and up-and-coming gardeners who use these skills in their own gardens. Enjoy this chance to get planting, propagation, and fertilizing knowledge handed down directly from the experts in the field.

The Old Farmer's Almanac Book of Garden Wisdom


Author: Cynthia Van Hazinga
Publisher: Random House Value Pub
ISBN: 9780517162972
Category: Gardening
Page: 224
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Offers advice and tips on such gardening skills as how to design a garden and how to produce good quality vegetables.

Old Fashioned Garden Wisdom

Tips, Lore, and Good Advice for Creating a Beautiful, Healthy Garden
Author: Larry Maxcy
Publisher: Friedman/Fairfax Pub
ISBN: 9781567997675
Category: Gardening
Page: 160
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A handy volume of old-fashioned advice and down-home tips, 'Garden Wisdom' is the perfect resource for gardeners looking for helpful hints and how-to information on topics from composting and companion planting to growing vegetables and getting rid of pests. Designed for browsing and easy reference, this delightful compendium puts generations' worth of gardening knowledge at readers' fingertips. Hundreds of tips fill this compact volume, covering the full array of gardening know-how, from tips on harvesting to planting by the moon to the proper care of tools. Charming color line drawings accent the pages, making Garden Wisdom a pleasure to thumb through. Organization by topic makes it simple to look up information about a particular subject as well as enjoyable to browse.

Garden Wisdom

Traditional Tips for Making Your Garden Grow
Author: Sharon Amos
Publisher: Laurel Glen Publishing
ISBN: 9781571456656
Category: Gardening
Page: 128
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For centuries people have relied on accumulated country wisdom in the tending of their gardens. This gorgeous manual of garden traditions brings together all that knowledge into a single reference and serves as a compendium of time-tested garden traditions. The main sections are divided according to the 3 main elements of the garden: Earth Air, and Water. The practical advice helps you to plant effectively, predict weather changes, create healthy soil, and stamp out garden pests. The final section, Plant Alchemy, reveals which plants make ideal bedmates, and which plants are better kept apart.

Pearls of Garden Wisdom

Time-Saving Tips and Techniques from a Country Home
Author: Deborah S. Tukua,Vicki West
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9781585744015
Category: Gardening
Page: 336
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Nearly 600 time and money saving tips for budding and experienced gardeners alike, including ways to grow vegetables, cut flowers, and prepare seasonal gardens. Illustrations.

The Little Green Book of Gardening Wisdom


Author: Barbara Burn
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1629141623
Category: Gardening
Page: 224
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Surprising as it may seem, the first place an experienced gardener looks for advice and ideas is not the local gardening store or even the nearby botanical garden, but a good library. Gardeners have been sharing their wisdom for thousands of years, and their books and treatises still provide a rich resource for growers and landscapers today. Here in this volume is a bouquet of quotations that will strike a responsive chord with anyone who has ever worked the soil or just admired nature’s handiwork. Areas that are covered include the metaphorical… - Some men like to make a little garden out of life and walk down a path. Jean Anouilh, The Lark (1952) words of encouragement… -Then seek your job with thankfulness and work till further orders, If it's only netting strawberries or killing slugs on borders; And when your back stops aching and your hands begin to harden, You will find yourself a partner in the Glory of the Garden. Rudyard Kipling, “The Glory of the Garden” (1911) reflection… - To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure, is the most perfect refreshment. Jane Austen, Mansfield Park (1814) and the practical… - Three fundamental aspects of border design—site, shape, and size—have at least as great an effect on the ease of garden maintenance as does the actual selection of plants. Frederick McGourty, The Perennial Gardener (1989) and much more. Drawing on sources ranging from the earliest agrarian civilizations to the present, The Little Red Book of Gardening Wisdom is a treasury of great ideas that will delight amateur and expert gardeners alike.

A Book of Garden Wisdom

Organic Gardening Hints, Tips and Folklore from Yesteryear, from Companion Planting to Compost, with 150 Glorious Photographs
Author: Jenny Hendy
Publisher: Lorenz Books
ISBN: 9780754827184
Category: Gardening
Page: 64
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The skill of gardening and nurturing the land is as old as time. For gardeners everywhere there can be no greater pleasure than watching a tiny seed thrive, and to witness plants blooming and fruiting. This book offers practical advice for every gardener, whether your interest is in growing healthy vegetables, fruit-filled trees, a beautiful flower garden or a delightfully fragrant herb garden. It contains a wealth of traditional gardening hints and tips, from understanding the importance of age-old crop rotation to creating perfect compost and feeding the soil.

The Curious Gardener's Almanac

Centuries of Practical Garden Wisdom
Author: Niall Edworthy
Publisher: Perigee Books
ISBN: 9780399533778
Category: Gardening
Page: 192
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Offers trivia, lore, customs, and wisdom about gardening, covering all aspects of horticulture, from recipes and tips on growing to seasonal changes and equipment.