New Home & Garden Materials

Gardening under lights : the complete guide for indoor growers / Leslie F. Halleck. cover
"Gardening Under Lights is a highly-detailed, accessible guide for seed starters, plant collectors, houseplant fans, and anyone who wants to successfully garden indoors any time of the year. You'll learn the basics of photosynthesis, the science of light, how to accurately measure how much light a plant needs, and details about the most up-to-date tools and gear available. Also included are tips and techniques for helping ornamental plants (like orchids, succulents, bonsai, and more) and edible plants (arugula, cannabis, oregano, tomatoes, and more) thrive indoors"-- Provided by publisher.
Grow. Food. Anywhere. : the new guide to small-space gardening / Mat Pember, Dillon Seitchik-Reardon. cover
Grow. Food. Anywhere. is the must-have guide for anyone who has ever had a desire to grow their own food. Authors Mat and Dillon, of the Little Veggie Patch Co. provide a comprehensive and authoritative guide to gardening in any space, all in their own unique and entertaining style. Whether you've got a balcony, a tiny courtyard, or a patch of reclaimed dirt in a shared neighborhood space, this book offers inspiration - and instruction - for growing good things to eat. The book has three sections: What Plants Need; Fruit and Veg to Grow; and Pests and Diseases to Know . These chapters cover everything from: why soil matters; composting; how to make a wicking garden; how to select the right growing style; what to plant and when; harvesting; troubleshooting; pruning; and more. Grow. Food. Anywhere. is presented with a combination of photographs, illustrations, and a playful, engaging design that very much mirrors the refreshing no-nonsense approach of the book's two accomplished and articulate young authors, and their thriving gardening business.
Interior portraits : at home with cultural pioneers and creative mavericks : a California design pilgrimage / Leslie Williamson. cover
"Following her ultra-successful Handcrafted Modern and Modern Originals, Leslie Williamson is back with an original and compelling take on California s pioneering cultural and creative forces. Williamson s distinctive, warm photography of charming, often handcrafted interiors combined with personal, compelling texts create intimate, revealing portraits of the homes of design and lifestyle trailblazers. Featured homes include fashion designer Christina Kim s airy loft in downtown Los Angeles; chef Alice Waters s book-lined Craftsman bungalow in Berkeley; and artist Alma Allen s studio and home in the desert, filled with his finished and in-progress biomorphic wood and bronze sculptures. Powerfully personal and deeply authentic, this beautiful book will appeal not only to lovers of bohemian architecture but also to anyone who feels the pull of the West Coast lifestyle. Showcasing thirteen unique homes from the rugged coast of Big Sur to the sunlight-filled modernist structures of Los Angeles and San Diego, this book is a journey through the very best that California design has to offer."-- Provided by publisher.
Bring the outside in : the essential guide to cacti, succulents, planters and terrariums / Val Bradley. cover
With stunning photography and expert step-by-step tips, Bring The Outside In reveals everything you need to know to help your plants thrive, from dramatic statement foliage and miniature citrus trees to table-top terrariums and hanging planters. With chapters on orchids, cacti, herb gardens and chilli plants, your home will be flourishing in no time.
How to train your cactus : a guide to raising well-behaved succelents / Tonwen Jones. cover
Looking to start a plant family? For most urban dwellers, a large garden bursting with color and beauty is but a dream. Enter the cacti. The perfect plant pet, prickly cacti and soothing succulents are resilient to the laziest of gardeners. Brighten the darkest corners of your home with these prickly, but nice customers. They can be trained to suit the smallest or largest of indoor spaces. The book is divided into sections on starting your urban jungle, training essentials, 50 plant varieties, and troubleshooting. You'll be a proud plant parent in no time!
Modern tropical : houses in the sun / Oscar Riera Ojeda & Byron Hawes. cover
"Warm, inviting, embracing the indoor-outdoor lifestyle with a touch of the exotic, tropical modern homes are a dream of paradise realized."--Amazon.
Evocative interiors / Ray Booth with Judith Nasatir ; foreword by Bobby McAlpine. cover
"Trained as an architect, designer Ray Booth's distinctively elegant, strikingly evocative spaces exude modernism while reflecting a sense of place and history. Booth's creativity is palpable in spectacular homes demonstrating his ability to harmonize open-plan interiors with the surrounding landscape. Presented here are Booth's most celebrated Nashville residences and never-before-seen projects in Palm Beach, Louisiana, New York, Texas, and the Hamptons. Each illustrates his innovative use of furniture as architecture to define rooms, draperies in place of walls, captivating displays of art and mirrors, and an eclectic mix of antiques and contemporary pieces. Among the house profiles is Booth's Nashville home, which shows the influence of Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School, and reveals his appreciation for traditional materials, particularly large expanses of glass, masonry, and wood. Within a new home or one with a history, Booth applies a fresh vision for today's living, including fabrics and furnishings accentuating his modern style. Evocative Interiors brings to the fore the work of this leading designer."--Provided by publisher.
Small summer gardens : 35 bright and beautiful gardening projects to bring color and scent to your garden / Emma Hardy. cover
There are gorgeous flowering plants, lush foliage, special occasion displays, and edible fruit and vegetable harvests. The projects in Small Summer Gardens include hanging baskets, window boxes, beautiful flower beds, large and small pots, and pretty recycled containers. Create a display of foxgloves and woodland plants in a rusty trunk, scented sweet peas in a tub, a mini water garden with flowering water lilies, a wreath made from alpine flowers, fruit bushes in pots, and much more. With Emma Hardy's expert advice, you will learn everything you need to know about growing annuals from seed, growing bulbs, using inexpensive bedding plants in interesting ways, combining perennials and small shrubs, and growing and maintaining fruit and vegetable plants.
Creating beauty : interiors / Kathryn Scott ; principal photography by William Abranowicz ; written with Judith Nasitir. cover
The first book from acclaimed Brooklyn-based interior designer Kathryn Scott, whose handcrafted interiors evoke a sense of serenity, harmony, and simplicity. Kathryn Scott is a designer whose disciplined eye results in interiors praised for their beauty and minimalism, as well as their artisanal details. Through ten residences, bookended by Scott's own acclaimed five-story, nineteenth-century Italianate brownstone in Brooklyn Heights and her ravishing country house, the book explores the idea of home as sanctuary, a place to rest, replenish, and refocus. From a Parisian-inspired neoclassical town house, to an elegant Central Park West penthouse, to a modern retreat in the Hudson Valley, the houses profiled here showcase the importance of architectural detailing, the classical rules of proportion, and the importance of integrating beautiful materials and finishes in uncommon ways. Interwoven with the stories of the houses are explorations of the themes found in Scott's work. This book is a celebration of simplicity, beautiful detailing, and unexpected materials and styles.
Gardening complete : how to best grow vegetables, flowers, and other outdoor plants. cover
"Gardening Complete is a practical book that demonstrates how to accomplish the routine activities of gardening, including: planning and planting your garden, essential care for the garden during the growing season, dealing with pests and diseases, and harvesting fruits and vegetables." -- Amazon.com.
Designing with palms / Jason Dewees ; photographs by Caitlin Atkinson. cover
Few people understand palms as well as Jason Dewees, horticulturalist at Flora Grubb Gardens and at East West Trees, the leading wholesale source of palms in the United States. In this comprehensive guide, he shares the many ways palms can transform courtyards, gardens, and landscapes. Detailing the most important species and highlighted by striking photography, Designing with Palms imports vital advice on making the most of these statement-making plants.--COVER.
Essential cordwood building : a the complete step-by-step guide / Rob Roy. cover
"Cordwood building?log-ends set in insulated mortar?is a versatile, economical, low-impact, and beautiful building method. Its durability and performance has been proven in beautiful, centuries-old buildings in North America and Europe. Yet until now, there has been no trusted, practical guide to cordwood construction using the material in a wide variety of construction projects. Distilling decades of experience and best practices, Essential Cordwood Building is the first fully illustrated, step-by-step guide to cordwood building."--Page 4 of cover.
Stylish succulents : Japanese inspired container gardens for small spaces / Tokiiro ; photography, Shuhei Tonami ; illustrations, Takayuki Fujikawa ; translated from Japanese by Leeyong Soo. cover
"Colorful and hardy succulents meet the simple principles of Japanese Bonsai and Ikebana in this unique guide to container gardening. Inexpensive projects presented along with the spare aesthetic of Japanese design will appeal to everyone from interior designers to small space enthusiasts to gardeners. Stylish Succulents approaches container gardens as an art form ranging from low-key to lush. Trendy and low-maintenance succulents come in a variety of colors, sizes, shapes, and textures as do containers making each project one-of-a-kind. Projects are carefully explained and include step-by-step photo instructions. Learn how to: Choose colors, shapes, and textures to fit your personal space; Utilize wall spaces with simple planters and dramatic hanging gardens; Make a succulent wreath; Create thoughtful and inexpensive gifts. Every level of gardener can create these miniature works of gardening art using containers and plants of their choosing. The possibilities are truly endless!"--Provided by publisher.
Essential natural plasters : a guide to materials, recipes, and use / Michael Henry & Tina Therrien. cover
"Essential Natural Plasters is the most comprehensive guide to making and using natural plasters for all types of buildings. It covers clay, lime, and gypsum plasters; waterproof tadelakt plaster for bathrooms; fibers and additives; interior and exterior use; substrate preparation; mixing, testing, and tinting; and practical application tips. Included are hard-to-find recipes from leading natural plasterers from around the world."-- Provided by publisher.
Classic cottages / Cindy Smith Cooper. cover
Descriptions and color photographs of homes across North America provide design ideas for cottages and cottage gardens.
The Rodale book of composting : simple methods to improve your soil, recycle waste, grow healthier plants, and create an earth-friendly garden / Grace Gershuny & Deborah L. Martin, editors. cover
"Even though this book was written over 25 years ago, composting is experiencing a renaissance - and this revised edition includes all the latest in new techniques, technology, equipment. Gardeners know it's the best way to feed the soil and turn food scraps into fresh produce, but even urbanites can get on board thanks to programs like compost pickup and citywide food waste initiatives. There's no better way to reduce landfill waste (and subsequent emissions) and dependence on fossil fuels while nourishing the earth. The Rodale Book of Composting offers easy-to-follow instructions for making and using compost, helpful tips for apartment dwellers to suburbanites, farmers and community leaders, and ecologically sound solutions to growing waste-disposal problems."-- Provided by publisher.
The doable off-grid homestead : cultivating a simple life by hand... on a budget / Stewart and Shannon Stonger. cover
"If you've ever thought about creating your own family homestead but weren't sure how to get started or if it were even possible, Stewart and Shannon Stonger have been there and can help guide your way. They left their home in the city and moved to an empty plot of land with hopes of building a more sustainable way of life. Their years of research, limited budget, creativity and pursuit of their dream produced effective solutions that have taken them step by step to an independent, debt-free and off-grid homestead. In this book, they share how they did it to help others take the first steps in achieving their simple life dreams. You'll learn how to build inexpensive infrastructure, harness energy from the sun, manage an off-grid home, grow vegetables in tough conditions, preserve the harvest, build an earthbag root cellar, raise beginner's livestock and so much more. These attainable, game-changing tips and projects have allowed Stewart and Shannon to live a simpler, more rewarding life with their children. If they can do it, so can you!"--Amazon.com.
Design-your-garden toolkit : visualize the perfect plant combinations for your yard : step-by-step guide with profiles of 128 popular plants, reusable cling stickers, and fold-out design board / Mi... cover
Before picking up the trowel, pick up the stickers! With 150 reusable illustrated stickers -- representing dozens of plant cultivars that are versatile, readily available, and suitable for most temperate growing zones -- plus a fold-out design board and a book teaching five easy steps of garden design, you'll have everything you need to create your vision of the perfect garden. The durable cling stickers, with beautiful botanically accurate illustrations, can be layered, arranged, and rearranged to try out every variation before making any plant purchases. This book-and-kit combination makes it possible to create your dream border, bed, or backyard oasis without leaving your kitchen table!
Worms eat my garbage : how to set up and maintain a worm composting system / by Mary Appelhof and Joanne Olszewski. cover
Don't let your food waste go to waste! With a little help from a family of worms, you can turn all your kitchen scraps and leftovers into rich, valuable vermicompost for your garden and houseplants. Keeping a self-contained worm bin and harvesting the compost your worms produce is clean, easy, and productive with this classic guide, fully updated.--COVER.
The anatomy of treehouses : new buildings from an old tradition / Jane Field-Lewis. cover
Classy and quirky treehouses from around the world. The treehouse in its most simple and fundamental form enables us to escape from the everyday pressures of modern life and feel closer to nature. It can also be an architectural wonder, showcasing the most creative of small space design, and used for businesses from restaurants to yoga retreats and sustainable housing solutions. This beautiful book shows how the treehouse can be many things: from simple structures in tiny backyards to modern geodesic forms strung high up above the treeline. There is something magical about treehouseswhatever your age. There are treehouses with woodburning stoves, some with four-poster beds, some with elevated walkways obscured by the canopy of trees above. Then there are the handmade simple structures using recycled materials and the branches of the trees for both internal and external support and design. The Anatomy of Treehouses offers both visual inspiration and stories behind the creation of these treehouses. Details on the plan, structure, materials and decoration, color palette and texture, and style notes bring the stories to life. $c Provided by amazon.com.