New Home & Garden Materials

The Year-round hoophouse : polytunnels for all seasons and all climates / Pam Dawling. cover
"Growing in hoophouses reduces the impact of increasingly unpredictable climate on crops, mitigates soil erosion, extends growing seasons, and strengthens regional food supply. The Year-Round Hoophouse teaches how to site, design, and build a hoophouse and successfully grow abundant produce all year in a range of climates."--Publisher's promotional description.
Small space living : expert tips and techniques on using closets, corners, and every other space in your home / Roberta Sandenbergh, Architect AIA. cover
"For urban dwellers in small apartments, freelancers working from home, expectant parents/parents of young children who will need more space, those who want to make large homes feel cozy, anyone wanting to downsize, anyone with roommates, fans of the tiny house movement, and millennials who are living with their parents because they can't yet afford a place of their own. Unlike other books in this genre, this is not organized by room, but by space opportunities--untapped areas in every home that can be expanded for storage. Author is known as the Small Space Architect. This book is about making your current space, regardless of its size, work better for you."--Provided by publisher.
The power of pattern : interiors and inspiration : a resource guide / Susanna Salk. cover
Presenting rooms by design stars such as Alessandra Branca, Miles Redd, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, and Mary McDonald, among others, The Power of Pattern teaches how to mix and match to make a house look effortlessly decorated. And Salk's encouraging design tips give inspirational ideas and practical tips, opening up a world of decorating creativity.
The little book of house plants and other greenery / Emma Sibley ; photography by Adam Laycock. cover
"House plants are having a moment. Inexpensive to purchase, easy to care for and a statement in any space they inhabit, growing these plants is virtually foolproof. The Little Book of House Plants and Other Greenery is a source of green inspiration for small-space gardening, featuring a directory of 60 of the most popular varieties of foliage to own. From dramatic palms and tropical leafy wonders to beautiful ferns and flowering potted plants - this book covers everything you need to know about nurturing and growing your own. Each of the 60 plants is accompanied by luscious photography and an easy-to-follow breakdown of all the essential requirements for that variety. This includes details on size, growth and flowering, along with any extra tips on caring for that specific plant."-- Provided by publisher.
The curated home : a fresh take on tradition / Grant K. Gibson ; principal photography by Kathryn MacDonald. cover
Drawing on inspiration from his personal style, world travels, and client experience, Grant K. Gibson takes you on a journey to curate your perfect home. This highly instructional design book covers wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling, in an engaging and comprehensive look at what makes a home both functional and beautiful. Learn the importance of not just decorating with objects, but infusing your living space with items that have meaning in your own life.
Root, nurture, grow : the essential guide to propagating and sharing houseplants / Caro Langton and Rose Ray of Ro Co ; photography by Erika Raxworthy ; illustrator, Karl-Joel Larsson. cover
Shows you how to make the most of your favorite houseplants through simple, beginner-friendly propagation techniques, as well as resourceful DIY projects including homemade rooting mediums, seed-bombs, and a self-watering plant pot.
Creating sanctuary : sacred garden spaces, plant-based medicine, and daily practices to achieve happiness and well-being / by Jessi Bloom ; with photos by Shawn Linehan. cover
We all need a personal sanctuary where we can be in harmony with the natural world and can nurture our bodies, minds, and souls. And this sanctuary doesn't have to be a far-away destination--it can be in your own backyard. In Creating Sanctuary, Jessi Bloom taps into multiple sources of traditional plant wisdom to help find a deeper connection to the outdoor space you already have--no matter the size. Equal parts inspirational and practical, this engaging guide includes tips on designing a healing space, plant profiles for 50 sacred plants, recipes that harness the medicinal properties of plants, and simple instructions for daily rituals and practices for self-care. Hands-on, inspiring, and beautiful, Creating Sanctuary is a must-have for finding new ways to revitalize our lives. -- Publisher's description.
Infinite succulent : miniature living art to keep or share / Rachael Cohen ; photographs by Marie Monforte. cover
"From blue-green to purple and pink, flower-shaped to squat and spiky or tall and fuzzy, the variety, versatility, and low-maintenance care of succulents makes them go-to plants for home gardeners. Here, succulent stylist Rachael Cohen shows that these traits also make succulents the ideal material for living art. Tiny, jewel-like succulents can be clipped and replanted in infinite combinations, and unlike cut flowers, they thrive in these arrangements. When planted in corks, they become charming living magnets; when placed in seashells, they are a delightful reminder of a day at the beach. Succulents can also grow nestled in moss, creating an opportunity for even more creativity: arrange them atop mini pumpkins or adorn a headband or a tiny wreath."-- Provided by publisher.
The complete guide to plumbing. cover
"From fixing a toilet to installing and plumbing a vanity sink or curbless shower, BLACK+DECKER The Complete Guide to Plumbing Updated 7th Edition has the answer to any home plumbing problem you're likely to have. Packed with clear color photos and easy-to-understand descriptions, the basics of home plumbing systems are clearly explained, and all of the most popular plumbing projects are shown with clear, color step-by-step photos. This new edition has been thoroughly updated to ensure that all information conforms to the most recent codes, including the 2018 Uniform Plumbing Code and the 2018 International Residential Code."--Amazon.com.
Beginner gardening step by step : a visual guide to yard and garden basics / editors, Emma Tennant, Jane Simmonds ; US editor, Megan Douglass. cover
"Is your lawn full of weeds? Are your fruits and vegetables diseased? Is your flower bed forlorn? Do you long to create an outdoor space you can enjoy with friends--or even a garden you can show off with pride? Provides the basics you need to get your green space under control and keep it that way. Plus lots of simple garden ideas you can do yourself. With step-by-step photographs. From planting decorative climbers to growing your own tomatoes, these easy steps will make a big difference in how your garden and landscape look and feel. Take the anxiety out of planting, potting, and pruning and enjoy your lush lawn, beautiful landscape, and bountiful garden."--Back cover.
A Garden can be anywhere : creating bountiful and beautiful edible gardens / [by] Lauri Kranz with Dean Kuipers, with photographs by Yoshihiro Makino. cover
Edible Gardens LA founder Lauri Kranz shares her secrets for planning, planting, growing, and maintaining luscious edible gardens, no matter the setting or size of the plot. Through gorgeous gardens created for her well-known clientele, including James Beard award-winning chefs, celebrities, rock stars, and more, Lauri shares her essential methods for growing abundant organic food. This practical guide is built around Lauri's philosophy that nourishment and beauty are not separate goals. It's also at the forefront of a gardening revolution, where more and more people are craving a patch of land for growing and the trend is toward edible gardens over ornamental gardens. A Garden Can Be Anywhere reveals Lauri's knack for providing both beauty and bounty in her clients' outdoor spaces.
All new square foot gardening : more projects, new solutions, grow vegetables anywhere / Mel Bartholomew with the Square Foot Gardening Foundation. cover
Since Square Foot Gardening was first introduced in 1981, the revolutionary new way to garden developed by Mel Bartholomew has helped millions of home gardeners grow more fresh produce in less space and with less work. Now, based largely on the input and experience of these millions, the system has been even further refined and improved to fully meet today's changing resources, needs, and challenges. With over 150 new photos and illustrations, this new edition makes it easier than ever to achieve nearly-foolproof results in virtually any situation: 100% of the produce; 20% of the water; 5% of the work. Perfect for experienced Square-Foot-Gardeners or beginners, the original method created by Mel has not changed in any significant way with this new 3rd edition of All New Square Foot Gardening. It remains: build a box; fill it with Mel's Mix; add a grid. But along with the classic steps, you will find some interesting and compelling new information, such as: *Adding trellises and archways, *Substituting with new materials, *Adding automatic watering systems, *"Thinking Outside the Box" with creative configurations and shapes, *Square Foot Gardening in dense urban areas with little or no yard, *Square Foot Gardening with kids, *Crop protection.
She sheds style : make your space your own / Erika Kotite. cover
"It's no secret that the she shed revolution is underway and gaining steam. What is a she shed? It's simply any outbuilding that has been renovated, outfitted, redesigned, or otherwise reassigned into service as a refuge from the intense pace of modern life. Consider it a woman's response to the "man cave" craze. Whether you already have that sought-after shed or are still in the dreaming phase, author Erika Kotite (She Sheds: A Room of Your Own, Cool Springs Press, 2016) will help you on your journey. You'll start by browsing the sheds and shed interiors, which range from modern and eclectic to rustic and shabby chic. Learn what architectural details play into a shed's look and consider how these elements work with your preferred decor. Once you're charged with inspiration, explore loads of DIY projects and ideas from some of the most creative she shed owners around the world. A variety of front entrance ideas provide inspiration for welcoming guests to your space. Ideas for re-purposing furniture abound, such as transforming an old door into a drop-down potting bench. You can even extend your shed's impact beyond the walls with garden features like stepping stones and string lights. Most projects are shown with detailed, step-by-step photos so you can see exactly how the work is done." -- (Source of summary not specified)