New Home & Garden Materials

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.
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)
Codes for homeowners : electrical, plumbing, construction, mechanical, current with 2018-2021 codes / Bruce A. Barker. cover
"The codes that matter most, clearly explained. This DIY-friendly guidebook to residential codes gives you the information you need to understand and apply the electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and building codes that actually impact today's homeowners. Beyond simply reporting the codes, [this book] interprets them for you and presents them clearly, with helpful color photos and simple graphics. This edition is current with the 2017 National Electrical Codes, 2018 Uniform Plumbing Codes, and 2018 International Residential Codes. Written by national codes expert Bruce Barker and created under the supervision of BLACK+DECKER, Codes for Homeowners does what no other code book accomplishes: it makes codes and building standards simple to understand and visualize, so you will know your DIY projects are safe and will pass inspections."--Back cover.
Starting & saving seeds : grow the perfect vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers for your garden / Julie Thompson-Adolf. cover
"Are you ready to become a seed-starting and -saving champion? Author and gardening expert Julie Thompson-Adolf will walk you through every step of the journey, making the entire process a joy. In this book you'll find: Extensive plant entries that cover all the most popular vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers; Tips and hints, such as how to encourage stubborn seeds to germinate; Lists to help you find the best plants to add to your garden, whether you want heirloom tomatoes for hot, humid climates or a rainbow of eggplants; Simple DIY projects to aid your seed-starting and -saving adventure; And much more! Whether you're an experienced gardner new to seed starting and saving or a brand-new grower, you'll soon have health, productive, beautiful plants for your garden"--Page 4 of cover.
Little free libraries and tiny sheds : 12 miniature structures you can build / Philip Schmidt and Little Free Library ; foreword by Todd Bol. cover
"Background information, twelve plans, instructions with photo sequences, and an inspirational image gallery get readers on the road to building tiny sharing structures for their communities and neighborhoods"-- Provided by publisher.
So you want to be a modern homesteader? : all the dirt on living the good life / Kirsten Lie-Nielsen. cover
"The dream of rural living can be romantic and rewarding, it is also packed with challenges. So You Want to Be a Modern Homesteader? offers an in-depth "look before you leap" examination of what you need to consider before moving "back to the land.""-- Provided by publisher.
Mini meadows : grow a little patch of colorful flowers anywhere around your yard / by Mike Lizotte ; photography by Rob Cardillo. cover
Small space, big impact. Growing a patch of meadow plants is an easy inexpensive way to start your first garden. It's also an eco-friendly alternative to a lawn and can help prevent erosion and provide food for pollinators. Mike Lizotte guides you through the steps of choosing the perfeect plants for your space, prepping the ground for growing from seed, and enjoying your mini meadow for years to come.
A tree in the house : flowers for your home, special occasions and every day / Annabelle Hickson. cover
Part guide for the aspiring home florist, and part celebration of rural life in sync with nature. Annabelle Hickson provides stunning ideas and instructions for flower installations and arrangements, covering beautiful, seasonal bouquets, flowers for friends, table and overhead arrangements and flower arrangements for special occasions. A Tree in The House celebrates the joy and simple, natural beauty flowers bring to the home, every day, with a focus on foraged and locally and seasonally grown plants. Interspersed throughout are gorgeous snapshots of Annabelle's picturesque rural life. A Tree in the House is a stunning ode - in words and pictures - to flower arranging, and is as much an aspirational window into rural life as an inspirational guide to creating beautiful, simple arrangements.
The stuff of life : arranging things ordinary & extraordinary / Hilary Robertson ; with photography by Anna Williams. cover
What is the stuff of life? It's the possessions that we all gradually accumulate, from pictures and decorative accessories to photos and kitchen equipment. In this book, interiors stylist Hilary Robertson reveals a mutlitude of creative ways to style and display it all.