Crafts, Hobbies & Home Gardening Books

A to Z Gardening for Beginners

Gardening might seem like an easy thing to do. Buy a plant, dig a hole in the ground, drop the plant in it, and cover it up waiting for blooms to suddenly appear. If only it were that simple. The overall idea of gardening is basic, but gardening is very intricate. It’s not as simple as just buying a plant and planting it. Gardening involves pest control, weeding, knowing the needs of each plant, soil types, etc. But if you’ve just started to become interested in gardening, there’s a lot to know. It can be easy to get excited and buy everything you see garden related, but take it slow. This guide will help you know all the basics of gardening. Everything from types of gardens, how much sunlight plants need, companion planting, essential gardening tools to have, and much more. When you’re done reading, you’ll be fully prepared to create your garden and make it one of the best. The Benefits of GardeningSo, you decided to give gardening a try. That’s great! Gardening has many benefits for your health. It can not only help to improve it, but it has the ability to reduce stress and anxiety and works to keep your mind active. It also good to help relax. Relax? Yes, gardening can lead to relaxation in many ways. One is that you’re outside and in nature. It’s been scientifically proven that being outside can help give you daily doses of Vitamin D, help improve your mood, and give you a better night’s sleep. The other way of relaxation is just that, sleep. Working in a garden can help give you a better’s night sleep. So, before you decide to take other means to fall asleep, try spending a day gardening instead. These benefits are just a sample of the happiness and fulfillment that gardening will give you.

Garden Design and Landscaping - The Beginner's Guide to the Processes Involved with Successfully Landscaping a Garden (an overview) ('How to Plan a Garden' Series Book 7)

Are you just starting out with landscaping your garden? If you are wondering if you should hire a professional landscaper or DIY design it, but aren't sure which option is best, this book will help you.This book will give you an overview of the landscaping processes, from what you need to learn in order to successfully DIY design your garden, to what to look for when hiring professional landscapers and designers to help you. Please note: This book is an overview of the processes involved with successfully landscaping a garden, not a step-by-step 'how-to' guide (see Rachel's other books for that).The book covers how to choose and work with landscaping professionals, tips on how to DIY design your garden, how to learn about landscape design. This book also answers the following questions: what's the difference between a gardener, a landscaper and a garden designer? Is garden design software worth using? How do I choose a landscaper to work with? How do you tell if a landscaper is a good one?This short book will save you a great deal of time, money and aggravation when it comes to creating your dream garden. You will get a great overview of precisely what is involved with creating a fantastic garden, so that you can spend your time, money and energy effectively and get the results you want with your landscape design.It can feel quite daunting tackling a garden, either on your own or hiring landscape professionals to help. You may not even know where to start; if you should DIY or hire someone. So, this book will explain what each stage of the landscape process involves, from the landscape design concept to creation, so you can decide which bits you do yourself. In this book, professional, international garden designer, Rachel Mathews, from Successful Garden Design, will share over twenty year's experience as a designer and landscaping contracts manager. She will give you the low down on the main things you need to know BEFORE you landscape your garden.This new 2.0 version contains many more images and Rachel address the feedback left by reviewers.

Before the Garden on Holly Street: Valentine's Day

Get a taste of the coming series about how 'family' can come from the most unlikely of places from debut talent, Megan Attley. It's Valentine's Day and Abby is ready to celebrate with her long-term partner, Gavin - the music is on, the wine is breathing and Abby is wearing some (uncharacteristically) sexy underwear. There's only one problem - Gavin isn't home yet. But Abby has a very good idea where he is . . . Find out where the journeys in The Garden on Holly Street started in this free prequel to the series, before the heartwarming Part One: Spring Seedlings comes out in March.

Container Gardening Month by Month: A Monthly Listing of Tips and Ideas for Creating a Professional Container Garden (The Weekend Gardener Book 1)

Successfully maintain your container gardens using professional landscapers secret methodsDo you love container gardening, but have a difficult time keeping everything looking great?Do you often wonder what you should be doing when, so that everything is on schedule and all parts are working together to create a beautiful picture?Do you envy people in your neighborhood that always seem to have their garden containers looking their professional best?Then this is the book for you. Container gardening is gardening at its most versatile. One of its main advantages is its mobility. Plants not doing well? Maybe they prefer shade. Having a party? Move some garden containers onto the patio or deck for instant color. Tired of the view and want a change? Move your garden containers around to provide a fresh new look to your outdoor living area.Whether you are growing plants in hanging baskets, tubs, window boxes or other containers this hobby is immensely gratifying. If you are new to container gardening and buy your containers pre-planted, you get a sense of instant gratification and fulfillment. It won't be long however, before you are hit with the gardening virus and you'll find yourself expanding to one more pot and then again, one more container. Before you know it, the urge to plant and nurture will take over. At this point, you need a garden plan for your container garden.Use this monthly container gardening checklist to keep your containers at peak performance.When do I plant spring bulbs in containers?When do I perk up my annual plantings with some new varieties?What do I do with container plants I want to save over winter?These and many other questions are answered in this container gardening book. At the beginning of the month, check out the tasks and tips on the schedule. You may find items you never thought of and may also learn techniques used by professional gardeners and landscapers that will make your container gardens the envy of the neighborhood.Scroll up and pick up this book today and give your patio, pool, and porch just the pizzazz it needs to perk up your landscaping plans. Be sure to pick up your free thank you gift also. Please note: This is a revised edition of "Container Gardening Season by Season"

The Eden Chronicles Boxset #1: 4 Books: The Given Garden, The Forbidden Fruit, The Tangled Trees, The Wildest Woods: An Adult Dystopian Romance

The Eden Chronicles is set six hundred years after Armageddon, where Utopia is the goal, but chaos is the result. Larkin had no choice to be an illegal third-born child, so does that mean that she should give her life to the crown in penance once she is gifted to them on her fifth birthday? And if so, can trust that she will find a friend in Prince Kohén Barachiel, and not a Nephilim master? The kingdom is in his family's hands, her life in his, the clock is ticking until God's return, and Satan is watching, waiting for her moment to strike back against the alpha males of the royal family.It's angels versus demons in this post-apocalyptic fairy tale that is sentimental, sensual and exciting.

Easy Container Gardening: 5 Steps to Grow Fresh Organic Vegetables in Small Urban Spaces: Beginners guide to patio gardening (Easy gardening essentials Book 1)

Easy Container Gardening for Growing Fresh Organic Vegetables Do you yearn to grow fresh organic vegetables but don’t have space for a garden? Now you can have fresh healthy vegetables at your fingertips, and save money from buying expensive imports. An expert gardener and “accidental farmer” reveals her easy tips for vegetables that practically grow themselves. Discover: 10 Beautiful benefits of container gardeningShould you buy organic seeds? Find out here (the answer will surprise you)Which kind of seeds you MUST avoid if you want to be healthyWhy clay pots are not all they are cracked up to beThe #1 thing to consider when you choose a containerThe dirt on dirt, and how to create the best environment for your plants#1 Mistake most novice gardeners make (and how to avoid killing your plants)Why ugly veggies are better for you than perfect specimensWhy you have to be cruel to be kind in the garden5 Easy vegetables that practically grow themselves3 Natural solutions to keeping bugs out of your plantsHow to make “Manure Tea” (don’t ask, just check this out!)A resource to get organic, heirloom, Non-GMO seeds for freeA quick checklist to jumpstart your plantingA complete resource guide for getting seeds and seedlings at low cost or no costBeautiful images to delight your sensesScroll up and grab your copy now!

Vegetable Gardening: The Complete Beginners Guide To Vegetable Gardening In 2020

You can have your lawn as well as some vegetables, just to give you a practice run. Now with the squash and pumpkin runners taking up a lot of space around you house or along your fence it is time to plant a few seeds between the pumpkin vines. I would recommend bush type varieties like cherry tomatoes, eggplants and zucchini. Just plant the seeds at random anywhere there is a big gap in the pumpkin leaves, but don’t forget to water them. Also to start you off on vegetable seeds, plant a few cabbages, cauliflowers and broccoli seeds or even celery between the vines. Just to give you a taste of what vegetable gardening is all about. And again don’t forget to water them. Plants need water and sunlight to grow so make sure you water them and if the pumpkin leaves are too large and are blocking the sun, just cut the leaves off and put the cut-off leaves back on the soil as mulch. You must get into the habit of doing this because this little act of putting the waste vegetable material back on the garden is part of backyard natural organic gardening. All vegetable material that you don’t eat must be returned to the soil. As plants grow they take the nutrients they need from the soil so to replace these lost nutrients you must return all vegetable material that is not eaten back to the garden to replenish the soil nutrients.As the price of oil and natural gas keep getting more expensive that will flow over to the price of vegetable garden fertilizers. If your gardening method tends to the organic natural way of gardening you will not need to add any extra vegetable garden fertilizer. The organic natural system should support the vegetables you grow. But all organic waste from the kitchen must be put back on the garden. Nothing other than diseased and pest infested plants should be taken off. These should either be buried very deep or burnt and the ashes thrown over the soil. For your garden to survive it needs fertilizer but in this new oil-less world fertilizers that we used before will be replaced with nature’s way. That means all nature’s waste must be returned back to the soil to replace what we take out when we harvest the vegetables we eat. We should try and maintain a balanced system with outputs being replaced. If you are into compost then set up a compost bin and throw all your garden waste as well as your food waste from the kitchen into the compost bin. I have a bucket in the kitchen and all food waste ends up in the bucket. Sometimes I bury the kitchen waste and other times I just throw it on the garden. The chickens go through it and scratch it all up. It is up to you what you do with the waste but all organic material must be returned to the garden. With this system you sometimes have to bring in more organic material like straw and hay. I just go down the local park early in the morning and rake up the leaves. No one seems to mind but it all helps. So for your vegetable garden fertilizer try and use all the waste from your garden and the kitchen.

Particle Accelerator Physics (Graduate Texts in Physics)

This book by Helmut Wiedemann is a well-established, classic text, providing an in-depth and comprehensive introduction to the field of high-energy particle acceleration and beam dynamics.The present 4th edition has been significantly revised, updated and expanded. The newly conceived Part I is an elementary introduction to the subject matter for undergraduate students. Part II gathers the basic tools in preparation of a more advanced treatment, summarizing the essentials of electrostatics and electrodynamics as well as of particle dynamics in electromagnetic fields. Part III is an extensive primer in beam dynamics, followed, in Part IV, by an introduction and description of the main beam parameters and including a new chapter on beam emittance and lattice design. Part V is devoted to the treatment of perturbations in beam dynamics. Part VI then discusses the details of charged particle acceleration. Parts VII and VIII introduce the more advanced topics of coupled beam dynamics and describe very intense beams – a number of additional beam instabilities are introduced and reviewed in this new edition. Part IX is an exhaustive treatment of radiation from accelerated charges and introduces important sources of coherent radiation such as synchrotrons and free-electron lasers. The appendices at the end of the book gather useful mathematical and physical formulae, parameters and units. Solutions to many end-of-chapter problems are given.This textbook is suitable for an intensive two-semester course starting at the senior undergraduate level.

Grow Your Own Groceries: Vegetables

Cut your grocery bill, eat healthier and save money!Imagine walking out to your backyard or sunny patio and picking your own Plump Juicy tomatoes and crisp lettuce for a healthy salad. It just puts you at peace, knowing how it was grown and that it is fresh and healthy. I often plan the menu depending on what’s ready to harvest. Eating this way is so much easier than menu planning and grocery shopping all the time. There are so many reasons to grow your own foods and you don’t need to spend a fortune to do so. You can start as big or small as you like. Do you like BLTs with sweet tomatoes and crisp lettuce? Grow a tomato plant with some lettuce planted at its base. Who doesn’t love Spaghetti? You could even make your own Spaghetti sauce. Do you like fresh crisp Lettuce on your burger? Do you use Green Onions? Grow them both in a small pot on a sunny windowsill. This book covers everything you need to know to grow your own vegetables easily and inexpensively. In this book you will learn:Some of the top reasons to grow your own foodsWhere to get seeds and plants for far less than the storesHow to easily grow, companion plant, harvest, store and collect seeds from 14 of the most popular vegetablesWhich of these can be successfully regrown from Grocery store produce and seedHow to make 3 basic potting soils yourself that are far better than the name brandsHow to grow and use your own mulches, even in pots!How to make 6 of your own fertilizers with things you most likely already haveWhich vegetables can be container grown and what size container is needed for best growthHow to make your own trellis’s, plant-able seed starting pots, cloches etc…from things you have around the house or can purchase inexpensively from the hardware store.It couldn’t be easier to grow your own foods, even if you are in an apartment with limited space. All you need is a sunny window sill to get started. Get started saving money now! Scroll to the top and select the "BUY" button for instant download.

Making a Garden of Perennials

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

A Beginnera??s Guide to Cacti - How to Make a Cactus Garden (The Gardening Series Book 2)

A Beginner’s Guide to Cacti - How to Make a Cactus GardenTable of ContentsIntroductionCactus SpinesChoosing Your CactiGrowing Your CactiPreparing Soil for CactusSuitable Soil for CactusPreparing Leaf MoldPotting Your Cactus PlantWatering Your CactusWatering MethodsLight spray During SummerCactus Decaying?SunlightHibernation for CactusProtecting Your Cactus in the WinterPlanting Your Cactus OffsetsHow to grow Cacti from CuttingsCactus as FoodDiseases and pestsAppendixCactus clubsAuthor Bio IntroductionFor all those people who have confronted a prickly pear, at least once in their lives, cacti are boring spiny plants. Also, cactus plants have long been the subject of a superstition that any house, which has cactus growing in it is going to be filled up with strife and trouble and arguments. That is because of the spines of the cactus which are known as spikes promote ill feeling.There is something so odd about a cactus plant that it is often difficult until you grow them yourself to believe that these really belong to the plant kingdom. Historically, how many pioneer explorers of the desert areas in America saw them in the twilight and thought stories of monsters with their arms outstretched, and no heads, who turned into plants in the desert in the morning. No wonder, these giants which can grow up to 63 feet have always been the subject for legends.Even today, most of us are told tales about the cactus, which many of us half believe. Some of us have heard that cacti are poisonous. Other people are going to tell us that cacti flower only once in 100 years, and only when the area is subjected to rain. The first tale is totally and true. The second tale is also untrue because certain species of cacti will flower, almost every year, if given proper cultivation and care.Cactuses, also known as cacti belong to the family Opuntiaceae. Many of these plant varieties have lost true leaves, but they still have fluted and ribbed stems. The stems store water, and many of the desert varieties have very short growing time periods. Their periods of dormancy may be long, because many times, they have to go without water and rainfall for years, especially when they are growing in the Atacama Desert.Cactus originally are natives of the Americas, except for some species, which grow in Africa.

MARIJUANA GROWING SECRETS: The Ultimate Beginnera??s Guide to Personal and Medical Marijuana Cultivation Indoors and Outdoors. Discover How to Grow Top Quality Weed and Advanced Cannabis Growing Tips

The Ultimate Blueprint For Growing Your Own Marijuana (Even If You've Never Grown A Plant Before)Do you have a health condition like chronic pain or a mental health issue where medical cannabis would help?Or are you simply interested in growing weed for recreational purposes but don't know where to start?Either way, this is the only cannabis growing book you'll ever need.This marijuana growing guide is aimed at beginners like you - people who have a good reason to use cannabis but are fed up with buying overpriced marijuana from shady dealers. Why pay for something you can grow yourself - even in the tiniest apartment?Cannabis plants might be easy to grow and relatively hard to kill, but getting impressive yields and high-quality weed takes more than just planting some seedlings and watering them whenever they look sad. You need to carefully plan your grow space, make sure the lighting is perfect, keep your plants pest-free without using toxic chemicals (unless you want to smoke pesticides) and pay attention to many other details. But don't worry, this book makes growing top-quality cannabis as easy as following a simple step-by-step instruction!Here's a sneak peek of what you'll find inside:What sellers won't tell you about the different strains of cannabis, their effects and their cultivationThe differences between indoor and outdoor weed growing methods - and how to set up your grow space without overpayingA complete step-by-step guide that will take you from taking care of your seedlings to enjoying your very first harvestTypical beginner pitfalls to watch out for - don't lose your plants because of a silly mistake that could have been prevented easily!And much more!But what if you've never grown a houseplant in your life (plastic ones don't count)? Don't worry - this complete cannabis growing guide takes all the guesswork and intuition out of growing the best weed you've ever tried.Scroll up, click on "Buy now with 1-Click" and Start Growing!

Landscaping For Beginners: Easy And Low Maintenance Landscaping Ideas For Beginners

Have you ever been sitting — only sitting — in your backyard, wondering, wandering about, and soaking in the view? Never aiming directly at something, just talking of everything and anything to do with your backyard, telling yourself, "What if I placed a tree there?" And, "what will I bring in their place if I transfer those bricks?" It is, in a sense, irrelevant whether you were conscious of this or not because what you have done is to visually make this patch of property your own and come up with concepts and opinions to enhance your outer space. A lot of people have dreams of having the most amazing front or back yard, the entertaining space to dazzle their friends and be the life of the town and the place to be for social get-togethers but have absolutely no idea of where to begin. The best place to start is to draw a map, a map, which will be more of a timeline. Take a good long look at where your yard/entertaining space is now and put it at the beginning. Look at catalogs, the internet, local home improvement stores, etc. and find the elements you would like to have and add those. Make sure you're doing this on paper, whiteboard, etc. so you can SEE the path. Believe it or not, this will help you make the best decisions and come to the ultimate conclusion. Like any other major purchase, you need to have a game plan. You certainly wouldn't buy a house or a car sight-unseen, would you? I didn't think so. Therefore, you need to develop your timeline to make things smooth. Take pictures of elements you like, things you see while you're out and about, or save pictures you see online. Don't make impulse buys or fall for some "Snake oil salesman" when it comes to improving your home. Your home is your castle; treat it as such. Garden design is the art and method of designing and building plans for gardens and landscapes to be laid out and planted. Garden design can be done by the owners of the garden, or by professionals of varying levels of expertise and experience. Some experienced landscape designers have certain horticultural experience and design standards. Updating the landscaping of your house is a perfect way to improve the worth of your properties and build areas outside for recreation and entertainment. If you choose to concentrate on a reimagined front yard on improving the curb appeal, build a backyard escape on dining and entertaining areas, or both, there are several choices and amenities to consider.If you also belong to the category of people who aspire to have a well-manicured garden, then don't look elsewhere because you are reading the right book. In this book, we shall deal in detail with that essential aspect of gardening – namely landscaping. Every form of art needs planning, and every garden needs landscaping. Everyone can take up landscaping as a hobby! This book will help you with that, and it will help you to take pleasure in watching your garden take shape.I hope that by the end of this book, you will be inspired enough to have that picture-perfect garden to share with family and friends.

The World's Most Misunderstood Plant

Learn about a plant that has been part of our civilization for centuries.A plant that could end deforestation and create thousands of jobs worldwide. A plant that could save fragile economies and feed the hungry. A plant that is so valuable as a medicine and a resource, that it's worth its weight in gold. WHAT IS THIS MYSTERIOUS PLANT?