Green Things of Spring

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Book cover: Beginner gardening step-by-step

Beginner gardening step-by-step: a visual guide to yard and garden basics.

A guide for the beginning gardener features photographic illustrations that give step-by-step guides to start building your own garden or green space, including tips on planting, potting, pruning and lawn maintenance. (Atlas Pub.)


Book cover: DIY Hydroponic Gardens

DIY hydroponic gardens /Tyler Baras.

With practical information aimed at home DIYers, author Tyler Baras (Farmer Tyler to his fans) shows exactly how to build, plant, and maintain more than a dozen unique hydroponic systems, some of which cost just a few dollars to make. (Grand Central Pub.)


Book cover: The Flower-Powered Garden

The flower-powered garden: supercharge your borders and containers with bold colourful plant combinations / Andy Vernon.

The producer-director of popular gardening TV programs for the BBC—and a self-professed flower fanatic—urges home gardeners to embrace color, one of the most important parts of a garden, and provides color combinations, plant profiles, information on plant care and cultivation and much more. (Atlas Pub.)


Book cover: Gardentopia

Gardentopia: design basics for creating beautiful outdoor spaces / Jan Johnsen.

Gardentopia is that rare marriage of the art of landscaping and the technical knowledge of how to compose a landscape—boiled down to readily understood and easily executed actions. This book puts you in the driver’s seat and shows you how to chart the course to your own personal garden utopia.” - Margie Grace, Grace Design Associates


Book cover: Heirloom Vegetable Gardening

Heirloom vegetable gardening: a master gardener’s guide to planting, growing, seed saving, and cultured history / William Woys Weaver.

Perfect for gardeners and cooks interested in unique flavors, colors and history in their produce, a newly revised and updated reissue of the classic book delivers on the same promise it made two decades ago—to provide meticulously researched and comprehensive profiles of close to 300 plants. (Atlas Pub.)


Book cover: How to Window Box

How to window box: small space plants to grow indoors and out / Chantel Aida Gordon.

A gardening guide from the founders of the popular gardening blog, "The Horticult," shows both renters and homeowners how to create a window box through sixteen indoor and outdoor projects ranging from succulents to vegetables. (Baker and Taylor)


Book cover: Martha's Flowers

Martha’s flowers: a practical guide to growing, gathering, and enjoying / Martha Stewart.

America’s most popular and trusted lifestyle expert offers an essential resource for gardeners, describing how and when to plant, care for and cut plants and blooms from your garden and how to build them into gorgeous arrangements. (Atlas Pub.)


Book cover: Niki Jabbour’s Veggie Garden Remix

Niki Jabbour’s veggie garden remix: 224 new plants to shake up your garden and add variety, flavor, and fun / Niki Jabbour.

The award-winning author encourages readers to mix things up in their vegetable gardens with a fascinating array of more than 200 plants from around the world, providing detailed growing information for each plant, along with interesting facts and plant history. (Atlas Pub.)


Book cover: Seasonal Flower Arranging

Seasonal flower arranging: fill your home with blooms, branches, and foraged materials all year-round / Ariella Chezar.

A lavishly photographed book by the author of The Flower Workshop provides step-by-step instructions for 39 themed floral arrangements and projects that reflect the changing seasons and the wild beauty of nature. (Atlas Pub.)


Book cover: Straw Bale Gardens Complete

Straw bale gardens complete: breakthrough method for growing vegetables anywhere, earlier and with no weeding / Joel Karsten.

This new edition of Straw Bale Gardens Complete is the only book you need to get started with the revolutionary gardening method that has taken the world by storm. Written by Joel Karsten, the originator of Straw Bale Gardening, this exciting update contains detailed, start-to-finish instructions for growing vegetables in straw anywhere, plus many new ideas and projects to help you enjoy your straw bale experience even more. (Grand Central Pub.)