The Flower Gardener's Bible

A Complete Guide to Colorful Blooms All Season Long: 400 Favorite Flowers, Time-Tested Techniques, Creative Garden Designs, and a Lifetime of Gardening Wisdom
Author: Lewis Hill,Nancy Hill
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603428070
Category: Gardening
Page: 384
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Create the flower garden of your dreams. This comprehensive guide includes expert advice on everything from choosing an appropriate growing site to maximizing the lifespan of your plants. Charming illustrations and photographs accompany helpful tips on how to improve soil, fight off pests, and make all your flowers bloom with radiant color. Whether you’re a beginning gardener or a seasoned florist, The Flower Gardener’s Bible is a useful resource that will help you keep your garden healthy and beautiful for years to come.

Taylor's Guide to Perennials

More Than 600 Flowering and Foliage Plants, Including Ferns and Ornamental Grasses
Author: Barbara W. Ellis
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395983638
Category: Gardening
Page: 490
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Shares information on growth cycles and daily care for a variety of perennials.

Right Rose, Right Place

3509 Perfect Choices for Beds, Borders, Hedges, and Screens, Containers, Fences, Trellises, and More
Author: Peter Schneider
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603420479
Category: Gardening
Page: 272
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Peter Schneider challenges the notorious myth that roses are difficult to grow, arguing that it’s all about choosing the right petals for the right place! Providing in-depth profiles of hundreds of varieties, Schneider helps you decide which roses will work best in your flower bed or along an eye-catching garden trellis. Simple instructions that use proven techniques make growing roses easy and enjoyable, even in colder climates, while more than 400 gorgeous photos make this book as visually irresistible as it is useful.

Herbaceous Perennial Plants

A Treatise on their Identification, Culture, and Garden Attributes (3rd Edition)
Author: Allan M. Armitage
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
ISBN: 1610583809
Category: Science
Page: 1109
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The long-awaited third edition of Allan Armitage’s masterpiece on garden perennials was released in April of 2008. Armitage’s extensive traveling, teaching and trialing experiences provide a depth of understanding of the best ornamental perennials for North American gardens unparalleled by any other garden writer. One of the most definitive and conclusive books written about perennials, the first edition was designated as one of the best 75 books written in the last 75 years by the American Horticulture Society, and the third is even better! The third edition of “The Big Perennial Book” (as it is fondly referred to by many practitioners) describes 3,600 species in 1224 pages. More than 300 color photos complement detailed text filled with the author’s pointed observations of plant performance, cultivar selection and current taxonomy. Allan’s trademark wit and passion are both in abundance, making reading as pleasurable as it is informative.

One of Ours


Author: Willa Cather
Publisher: Xist Publishing
ISBN: 1681951584
Category: Fiction
Page: 275
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An American Farm Boy In Search Of Meaning “Life was so short that it meant nothing at all unless it were continually reinforced by something that endured; unless the shadows of individual existence came and went against a background that held together.” - Willa Cather, One of Ours Claude tries to escapes from his family firm grasp who want him pious and working at their family farm in Nebraska. He marries in his attempt to escape only to realize that his wife is not interested at all in him. That’s when another opportunity arises: going overseas and fight for the American army in World War One. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

The Flower-Powered Garden

Supercharge Your Borders and Containers with Bold, Colourful Plant Combinations
Author: Andy Vernon
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604696664
Category: Gardening
Page: 300
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“Vernon’s gorgeously illustrated guide…is an indispensable resource for anyone looking to add a powerful punch of color to their garden.” —Library Journal The Flower-Powered Garden urges home gardeners to embrace one of the most joyful and important parts of the garden—color! Andy Vernon, a self-professed flower fanatic, highlights perennials and annuals that pack a punch, and shares 15 color combinations that can be used in containers and gardens. The boisterous combinations are inspired by some of Vernon’s favorite things—like sherbet, birds, and candy. A floripedia of 50 marvelous plants includes colorful favorites like dahlias, petunias, hollyhocks, fuchsias, and more. Vernon also shares basic gardening tips, with helpful advice on planting, watering, soil, and growing in containers. This colorful guide has everything you need to supercharge your garden with the power of flowers!

Relationship Breakthrough

How to Create Outstanding Relationships in Every Area of Your Life
Author: Cloe Madanes
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1605293547
Category: Self-Help
Page: 256
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Everyone faces the challenges of making relationships work. Whether with spouses, family members, friends, lovers, or colleagues, relationships have the power to make one feel happy, frustrated, or miserable. In Relationship Breakthrough, Cloe Madanes—an expert in creating healing, empowering relationships—gives readers vital tools to transform their relationships and their lives. Madanes's cutting-edge methods produce real results and create rewarding, sustainable relationships. Using simple, step-by-step exercises and drawing on the examples of clients who have benefited from this technique, Relationship Breakthrough teaches readers how to: - overcome life's inevitable losses - resolve long-standing family conflicts - synchronize their needs with those of others - create outstanding relationships in every area of their lives This is the only book that ties the guiding principles of Tony Robbins's work with Cloe Madanes's revolutionary approach to relationship therapy. Our connections with the people in our lives have the capacity to bring us great joy, if only we understood the fundamental needs we all have, but sometimes express differently. Drawing on her trademark wisdom, empathy, and extensive clinical experience, Madanes shows readers how to better understand their own needs and those of others, bringing clarity and insight into any relationship.

Shaggy Muses

The Dogs Who Inspired Virginia Woolf, Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Edith Wharton, and Emily Bronte
Author: Maureen Adams
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307490807
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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“You’ll call this sentimental–perhaps–but then a dog somehow represents the private side of life, the play side,” Virginia Woolf confessed to a friend. And it is this private, playful side, the richness and power of the bond between five great women writers and their dogs, that Maureen Adams celebrates in this deeply engaging book. In Shaggy Muses, we visit Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Flush, the golden Cocker Spaniel who danced the poet away from death, back to life and human love. We roam the wild Yorkshire moors with Emily Brontë, whose fierce Mastiff mix, Keeper, provided a safe and loving outlet for the writer’s equally fierce spirit. We enter the creative sanctum of Emily Dickinson, which she shared only with Carlo, the gentle, giant Newfoundland who soothed her emotional terrors. We mingle with Edith Wharton, whose ever-faithful Pekes warmed her lonely heart during her restless travels among Europe and America’ s social and intellectual elite. We are privileged guests in the fragile universe of Virginia Woolf, who depended for emotional support and sanity not only on her human loved ones but also on her dogs, especially Pinka–a gift from her lover, Vita Sackville-West–a black Cocker Spaniel who became a strong, bright thread in the fabric of Virginia and Leonard Woolf’s life together. Based on diaries, letters, and other contemporary accounts–and featuring many illustrations of the writers and their dogs– these five miniature biographies allow us unparalleled intimacy with women of genius in their hours of domestic ease and inner vulnerability. Shaggy Muses also enchants us with a pack of new friends: Flush, Keeper, Carlo, Foxy, Linky, Grizzle, Pinka, and all the other devoted canines who loved and served these great writers.

The Sons of Allen


Author: Rev. Horace Talbert
Publisher: Nyreepress Publishing
ISBN: 9781945304095
Category:
Page: 334
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Published in 1906 by Rev. Horace Talbert, some fifty years after slavery ended, AME church history comes to life through profiles of 122 men-faithful devotees, or spiritual "sons" of Bishop Richard Allen, founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Founded in 1816, the AME church was the first organized African American denomination in the United States. These sterling portraits of the "sons of Allen," mostly AME pastors, but also leading black men from other areas of industry, awaken the dreamer within... In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the founding of the AME church, the descendants of the author have reissued this remarkable book, which includes a "Sketch" by Rev. Talbert about his beloved alma mater Wilberforce University. This edition also has new material from Talbert's family members: a preface from Mrs. Suesetta Talbert McCree, a granddaughter of Rev. Talbert, believed to be the last surviving member of her generation; and a foreword by Rev. Malcolm Hassan Stephens, an Itinerant Elder of the AME Church and a great-great grandson of Rev. Talbert. The Sons of Allen is excellent primary source material for those interested in AME Church history, African American history, American history and genealogy. All readers will be inspired by the lives these men set forth to live, encouraged by the AME motto: "God our Father, Christ our redeemer, the Holy Spirit our comforter, Humankind our family."

The Vegetable Gardener's Container Bible

How to Grow a Bounty of Food in Pots, Tubs, and Other Containers
Author: Edward C. Smith
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603429751
Category: Gardening
Page: 263
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Presents information about growing vegetables in containers, covering such topics as selecting suitable pots, starting plants from seeds, and managing pests and diseases, with advice on individual vegetables and herbs.

Giada's Feel Good Food

My Healthy Recipes and Secrets
Author: Giada De Laurentiis
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 0307987213
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
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Food Network's most beautiful star shares her secrets for staying fit and feeling great in this gorgeous, practical book with healthy recipes including nutritional information, and personal lifestyle and beauty tips. The number one question that Giada De Laurentiis is asked when on book tour is, "How do you stay so trim?" Admirers then ask about her favorite recipes, her nail polish color, her exercise routine. . . and much more. In Giada's Feel Good Food, she answers all of these questions in her most personal and also most hardworking book yet. Here are 120 recipes for breakfasts, juices, lunches, snacks, dinners, and desserts--each with nutritional breakdowns--that can be combined into 30 days of delicious feel-good meals. Special sections delve into Giada's everyday life, including her beauty and exercise routines, how she satisfies sugar fixes, what's always in her bag, and her ordering tips for eating in restaurants. With 100 color photographs, Giada's Feel Good Food is a beautiful guide to leading a happy, healthy lifestyle.

Tribes

We Need You to Lead Us
Author: Seth Godin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781591842330
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 151
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Describes how individuals can become successful leaders through passion and connection with an interested group, and provides real-life case studies that illustrate this method.

Starter Vegetable Gardens

24 No-Fail Plans for Small Organic Gardens
Author: Barbara Pleasant
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603425292
Category: Gardening
Page: 179
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Presents a guide to cultivating an efficient and beautiful vegetable garden, from growing seedlings to preventing diseases, and provides twenty-four different plans for optimum crop yield.

Essential Perennials for Every Garden

Selection, Care, and Profiles to over 110 Easy Care Plants
Author: Sally Roth,Jane Courtier
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 1620081687
Category: Gardening
Page: 224
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Bursting with vivid color—like the midsummer garden of your dreams—Essential Perennials for Every Garden will inspire and inform gardeners from coast to coast. This expertly written, eye-catching guide to choosing and maintaining perennials covers a vast array of plants from dainty ground huggers and wafting soft grasses to dramatic skyscrapers with unearthly blooms. Selected by authors and master gardeners Sally Roth and Jane Courtier, over 110 of the very best perennials are beautifully photographed and described, giving readers recommendations about the most reliable performers and exciting new varieties and hybrids. Whether readers are beginning a new perennial garden or perfecting an existing one, Essential Perennials for Every Garden can assist them in creating that dream garden that will add color and joy to their lives for years to come. -A fully-illustrated alphabetically arranged directory of the hardiest and most colorful perennials -Description, growing conditions, and propagation for over 110 superb perennials -Advice on inexpensive, easy methods to develop a new garden or expand an existing one -Time-saving tips on maintaining perennials, feeding plants, and warding off pests -Sidebars offer “green-thumb” tips and plant-partnering recommendations

The Perennial Care Manual

A Plant-by-Plant Guide: What to Do & When to Do It
Author: Nancy J. Ondra
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603420452
Category: Gardening
Page: 384
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Keep your perennial beds looking their best, season after season. From planning and planting to pruning and propagating, this comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know to maintain a stunning perennial garden. Nancy J. Ondra provides an in-depth, plant-by-plant guide that profiles 125 popular perennials, with helpful information on each plant’s soil, light, and water needs. Ondra’s expertise and passion for gardening, along with Rob Cardillo’s breathtaking photography, will inspire you to create a garden of your dreams that will last a lifetime.

The Ever-Blooming Flower Garden

A Blueprint for Continuous Color
Author: Lee Schneller
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603426523
Category: Gardening
Page: 217
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Make your garden bloom with spectacular color throughout the entire season. Lee Schneller’s simple, no-fail formula teaches you how to select flowers and create a blueprint for a garden that will remain vibrant from early spring through the last days of autumn. With strategies and tips for gardens of all sizes and soil types, and a stunning photograph-filled catalog of 220 easy-to-care-for plants, you’ll have plenty of options for personalizing your garden’s colorful and long-lasting style.

The Goodriches

An American Family
Author: Dane Starbuck
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780865971844
Category: History
Page: 531
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When local author Dane Starbuck set out several years ago to write the biography of Pierre Goodrich, scion of one of Indiana’s most prominent twentieth-century families, he soon discovered that it was impossible to really understand Pierre Goodrich without also closely examining his family. Starbuck’s years of research culminated in The Goodriches: An American Family, now available from Liberty Fund. This work is a revealing window into the founding ideals of both Indiana and our country, and how our founders meant these ideals to be lived. The Goodriches: An American Family begins with the birth of James P. Goodrich in 1864 and continues through the death of his son Pierre F. Goodrich in 1973. As the story of two fascinating and fiercely individualistic men, it is compelling reading, but as author Dane Starbuck says in the preface, ‘‘the later chapters of this book are as much a social commentary on American life in the twentieth century as parts of a biography of two accomplished men.” In his foreword to The Goodriches: An American Family, James M. Buchanan, Nobel laureate in economics and celebrated Liberty Fund author, says, “The Indiana Goodriches are an American family whose leading members, James and Pierre, helped to shape the American century. . . . This biography makes us recognize what is missing from the millennial setting in which we find ourselves. We have lost the ‘idea of America,’ both as a motivation for action and as a source of emotional self-confidence. We have lost that which the Goodriches possessed.” What did the Goodrich family “possess” which made them so unique? A belief in the power of knowledge, the importance of education, and a strong work ethic combined to imbue the Goodrich family with a distinctive sense of civic duty. James Goodrich served as governor of Indiana from 1917 to 1921 and as adviser to Presidents Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover. During his eulogy of James Goodrich, the Reverend Gustav Papperman explained, “The Governor felt that he had been given talents that were a trust, that he was to administer them faithfully. . . .” According to author Dane Starbuck, “Education was a large part of the Goodriches’ work ethos. . . . The family viewed education as a process by virtue of which the individual remained informed, made better business decisions, learned the importance of citizenship, and was given an opportunity for individual self-improvement. Therefore, work and education became the centerpieces of the Goodrich family’s ethical and practical life.” In later years, Pierre Goodrich, successful businessman and entrepreneur, would set aside a portion of his estate to found Liberty Fund because he believed that the principles of liberty on which our nation was founded need to be constantly kept before the public.

Perennial Combinations

Stunning Combinations That Make Your Garden Look Fantastic Right From The Start
Author: C. Colston Burrell
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9780875968063
Category: Gardening
Page: 352
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Offers planting plans and plant descriptions to maximize the effects of color in a perennial garden

How the French Think

An Affectionate Portrait of an Intellectual People
Author: Sudhir Hazareesingh
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465061664
Category: Philosophy
Page: 352
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In France, perhaps more so than anywhere else, intellectual activity is a way of life embraced by the majority of society, not just a small group of élite thinkers. And because French thought has also shaped the Western world, Sudhir Hazareesingh argues in How the French Think, we cannot hope to understand modern history without first making sense of the French mind-set. Hazareesingh traces the evolution of French thought from Descartes and Rousseau to Sartre and Derrida. In the French intellectual tradition, he shows, recurring themes have pervaded nearly every aspect of French life, from the rhetorical flair once embodied by the philosophes to the country's modern embrace of secularism. Sweeping aside generalizations and easy stereotypes, Hazareesingh offers an erudite portrait of the venerated tradition of French thought and the people who embody it.