New Home & Garden Materials

Home gardener's perennials and bulbs : the complete guide to growing 58 flowers in your backyard. cover
"Serves as a reference for choosing, planting, and maintaining perennials and bulb flowers for home gardens. Offers advice on using containers, combatting pests and diseases, and more"--Provided by publisher.
The complete outdoor builder : from arbors to walkways : 150 DIY projects. cover
Provides step-by-step instructions for the do-it-yourselfer on how to build such backyard or garden structures as patios, decks and porches, fences, walls, pathways, sheds and outbuildings, and accessories.
Surf shack : laid-back living by the water / Nina Freudenberger with Heather Summerville ; photographs by Brittany Ambridge. cover
Peek inside the bungalows, trailers, and beach homes where surfers retreat after a day on the waves. Surf Shack highlights longtime enthusiasts and dedicated newcomers whose homes reflect not just a sport or a passion, but also a way of life. These quiet harbors embrace a casual ease, the break between the waves. Vibrant photographs of design details and bright beaches from Malibu to the Rockaways, from Kamagawa to Torquay capture the soulful milieu of a lifestyle we all aspire to.
Dreamscapes : inspiration and beauty in gardens near and far / Claire Takacs. cover
"Dreamscapes" is a stunning collection of over sixty of the world's most beautiful gardens from across the globe, photographed by internationally renowned and awarded photographer Claire Takacs. "Dreamscapes" includes gardens designed by well-known designers such as Brandon Tyson, Paul Bangay, and Spanish designer Fernando Martos among others, with photographed locations including Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA, Europe and Asia. This book will astound and delight you with the diversity and creativity of the gardens featured, all portrayed at that rare moment when they are at their most stunning. Iconic gardens included are the stunning Welsh garden Dyffryn Fernant; Australia's Cloudehill; Martha Stewart's private garden, Skylands; the beautiful Edwardian idyll of Bryan's Ground in Herefordshire; the former home of Vita Sackville-West, Long Barn in Kent; the naturalistic French garden of Le Jardin Plume in Normandy; Piet Oudolf's Hummelo in the Netherlands; Hermannshof in Germany at the forefront of planting design; and Kenrokuen one of Japan's most beautiful public gardens.
Martha's Flowers : a practical guide to growing, gathering, and enjoying / Martha Stewart with Kevin Sharkey. cover
Martha Stewart's lifelong love of flowers began at a young age, as she dug in and planted alongside her father in their family garden, growing healthy, beautiful blooms, every year. The indispensable lessons she learned then--and those she has since picked up from master gardeners--form the best practices she applies to her voluminous flower gardens today. For the first time, she compiles the wisdom of a lifetime spent gardening into a practical yet inspired book. Learn how and when to plant, nurture, and at the perfect time, cut from your garden. With lush blooms in hand, discover how to build stunning arrangements. Accompanied by beautiful photographs of displays in Martha's home, bursting with ideas, and covering every step from seed to vase, Martha's Flowers is a must-have handbook for flower gardeners and enthusiasts of all skill
Grow something different to eat : weird and wonderful heirloom fruits and vegetables for... your garden / Matthew Biggs. cover
Whether you're a beginner and determined to make the most of limited space with a truly unique and heirloom harvest, or a seasoned grower looking to spice up your cooking with gourmet flavors, the step-by-step instructions give you the confidence to grow some unusually tasty crops. Choose from fruiting vegetables such as orange eggplants and hyacinth beans, salad greens such as fiddlehead ferns and sushi hostas, grains such as quinoa and chia, and luscious fruits such as honeyberries and white strawberries. All plants can be started indoors and transplanted, grown outdoors in the garden, or kept as houseplants. With versatile gardening advice for growing in a variety of spaces and situations, plus cooking suggestions and preserving options, a weird and wonderful harvest is
The rocket mass heater builder's guide : complete step-by-step construction, maintenance and troubleshooting / Erica Wisner & Ernie Wisner. cover
"A rocket mass heater is an earthen masonry heating system which provides clean, safe and efficient warmth for your home, while using 70-90% less fuel than a typical woodstove. Fully illustrated, and packed with hard-to-find information from leading experts in the field, The Rocket Mass Heater Builder's Guide combines comprehensive design, construction and installation instructions with detailed maintenance and troubleshooting advice."-- Provided by publisher.
Small + smart interiors / edition and layout: David Andreu Bach ; translation: Thinking Abroad. cover
The projects in this book convey the ingenuity and skill of architects and designers who create interesting but smaller-sized living environments. These spaces suggest urban lifestyles which, while not typical, seek to maintain basic standards of quality and comfort. The designs of these environments are the result of a search for superior functional flexibility that makes the most of every inch of space. Among the imaginative solutions in evidence are walls that contain and conceal household equipment, or furnishings that can be moved to create different areas. Although some are based on simple items of furniture, and others are highly experimental prototypes, all the projects in this volume reveal unquestionable architectural sensitivity.
Antique New England homes and barns : history, restoration, and reinterpretation / Jim DeStefano; foreword by Roy Underhill; drawings by Kenneth A. Flemming. cover
"There is something about antique homes and their hard-working barns that captures the imagination. Maybe its their pleasing proportions, maybe they remind us of a simpler time, or maybe we sense that these venerable old survivors that were built when our country was young have seen it all. But how many of us have bothered to listen to the stories they tell or tried to understand what makes them tick? This book reveals the essence of antique New England homes and barnstheir history, the people who built them, why they were built that way, and how to restore them, piece by piece, without losing their character. Learn to identify architectural styles from different periods, how to strategize a restoration, and how to approach it systematically, from the timber frame to the floors, walls, and ceilings, windows and doors, wiring, finishes, and landscaping." --Provided by the publisher.
The balcony gardener : creative ideas for small spaces / Isabelle Palmer. cover
Isabelle Palmer is the founder of The Balcony Gardener, an online company specializing in product ranges for small urban outdoor spaces-balconies, patios, containers, and roof terraces.
Practical houseplant book / Fran Bailey, Zia Allaway. cover
Learn how to choose which plants to use where, care for your houseplants to keep them healthy, and use plants to best effect in your home, with trusted advice, creative inspiration, strong visual aesthetic, and practical step-by-step detail. 175 plant profiles provide information and care instructions for a wide variety of plants, including ferns, orchids, and succulents, while a dozen step-by-step photographic projects offer exciting ideas for using plants to decorate your home or greenhouse--from eye-catching terrariums to a living succulent wall to a floating kokedama "string garden." With information on plant care, propagation, pests and diseases, pruning, and problem-solving, The Practical Houseplant Book is the essential guide for indoor
Home repair wisdom & know-how : timeless techniques to fix, maintain, and improve your home / from the editors of Fine homebuilding. cover
Home Repair Wisdom & Know-How is the essential go-to book for every project homeowners encounter, from basic wiring to kitchen renovations. Featuring step-by-step instructions from the pages of Fine Homebuilding magazine, one of the most trusted sources on home repair and construction, the nearly 800 pages book is organized into topics including The Basic Tool Kit, Fixing a Leaky Faucet, Stain Removal, Repairing a Wood Surface, Replacing a Toilet, Fine Points of Applying Paint, Roof Repair, Fixing Large and Small Appliances, Installing Screen Doors, Home Safety and Security, Porches and Patios, Energy Alternatives, and more. Packed with tried and true advice from leaders in the industry and hundreds of photographs, charts, and sidebars, Home Repair Wisdom & Know-How is a must-have for any homeowner.
Straw bale solutions : creative tips for growing vegetables in bales at home, in community gardens, and around the world / Joel Karsten. cover
In backyards and all across the world, Straw Bale Gardening has spread with unprecedented speed. The reason? In any climate and on any continent, you can grow beautiful, fresh vegetables where no food has grown before. in Straw Bale Solutions, you will meet dozens of Straw Bale Gardeners who inspire and educate. You will recognize your own gardening challenges and you will see how to use their experiences to write your own SBG success story.--COVER.