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This comprehensive book is an ideal introduction for both hobbyists and professionals to the art and science of ornamental horticulture providing a balanced coverage of the diverse elements integral to this exciting field and a realistic view of the required business skills while also giving them the chance to develop their creativity.
Two renowned garden designers present this entertaining, fascinating, and unexpectedly moving book about the life and garden they share. The book also contains much sound information about the cultivation of plants and their value in the landscape.
This charming book portrays domestic life in New England during the century between the American Revolution and the Civil War. Drawing on diaries, letters, wills, newspapers, and other sources, Jane C. Nylander provides intimate details about preparing dinner, spinning and weaving textiles, washing and ironing laundry, planning a social outing, and exchanging food and services. Probing behind the many myths that have grown up about this era, Nylander reveals the complex reality of everyday life in old New England.
Joe Gardener's approach to beautiful landscape design and maintenance. With its simple step-by-step how-tos and easy-to-understand why-dos, Over the Fence with Joe Gardener is the common sense resource for any level of gardener. As if you're chatting over the fence with a neighbor, Joe Lamp'l passes along his gardening expertise, complete with highly useful, rarely shared guidance, such as how much work is involved and common mistakes to avoid. With the added benefit of hundreds of helpful, full-color photos, beginning gardeners and horticulturists alike will appreciate Joe's neighborly style that will grow your gardening skills, giving you the confidence to create the outdoor space you've always dreamed of.
Lovely paintings of flowers and an accurate narrative. This small book could motivate children to become interested in the science of plants and the aesthetic value that plants provide.
May Sarton describes living at her eighteenth-century house in Nelson, New Hampshire--how she acquired it, how it and the garden became part of her.
Your personal research assistant. Anyone who works wood knows that the craft veers into math, biology and chemistry. You often have to compute some odd joint angle, calculate the amount of wood movement in a panel, choose appropriate metal hardware, or select the proper adhesive or finish for the job at hand, to name just a few examples. Fortunately, you no longer have to spend hours laboring over magazines and books for this kind of information. A quick look at the table of contents in this little compendium shows that it's crammed with exactly the kind of answers a woodworker needs to have on hand. It includes common geometry equations, math conversion tables, standard furniture dimensions, shelf load limit charts, a glossary of joints, properties of various woods, adhesives, finishes, and lots more. The best thing is that all the information is at your fingertips and easy to find, making this one of the hardest working little shop helpers you could hope to have.
"God's plan for you includes hospitality. An open heart, open hand and open home is God's divine design to open the hearts of people everywhere it is practiced. Hospitality connects our hearts with God's heart, yet something dramatic has happened in our hearts, closing the doors of our homes, causing Christianity Today to ask, "Whatever Happened to Hospitality?" The Apostle Paul reminds we must all be "given to hospitality." Pastors and leaders must be "lovers of hospitality." And the Apostle Peter declared, "The end of all things is at hand... use hospitality ... without grudging." Here is hidden power reserved by God for those who dare to practice it. It is PERSONAL, it is PRACTICAL, and it is PROPHETIC! The Power of Hospitality will change your life... yes even your family, church, city and world if you will let it."
A textbook for a course in horticultural design for non-majors, and a reference for both amateur and professional ornamental gardeners. Explains the fundamentals of horticulture and techniques for growing plants inside and outside. Updated from the 1993 edition (first in 1986) with new photographs and bibliographical references, and new information on floral arrangements and pesticides. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Make a prayer shawl, and make a difference. Join the thousands of knitters and crocheters of all faiths who are creating handmade shawls for those in need. Whatever your faith and wherever you live, your handiwork will be a gift of comfort, hope, and peace.
Describes how pumpkins come in different shapes and sizes how they grow and their traditional uses and cultural significance Includes instructions for carving a pumpkin and drying the seeds Gail Gibbons is the well known nonfiction author for children. Other titles include Fire Fire, Apples, Bats, and the Post Office. This book would be a wonderful teaching tool with real pumpkins.
The Essential Punchneedle Resource! Punchneedle embroidery is a beautiful, timeless needle art technique with limitless possibilities. Punchneedle The Complete Guidelets you explore all those possibilities with how-to information on everything you need to know about this amazing embroidery, including: An overview of all the materials and tools needed for creating punchneedle embroidery Embroidery on more than 20 different types of fabric including silk, wool and velvet Working with different types of threads from cotton to silk to novelty and metallic Creating special effects such as shading, clipping and sculpting, as well as positive and negative stitching Combining punchneedle embroidery with other sewing and needle crafts such as quilting, reverse applique and cross stitch Nine punchneedle embroidery projects on a variety of surfaces, including a photos album cover, napkins and Christmas ornaments Troubleshooting with quick solutions to the most common punchneedle embroidery problems Whether you are just getting started or have been working with punchneedle embroidery for years,Punchneedle The Complete Guideis sure to become your essential reference guide.
Topics in the book include how to care for a hermit crab, how it transfers from house to house, and how to care for one as a pet.
A Queen for All Seasons: A Year of Tips, Tricks, and Picks for a Cleaner House and a More Organized Life!by Linda Cobb
The Queen of Clean with her royal tips for every season, an untidy home would almost be treason! Winter Make snow shoveling a breeze...store holiday decorations with no tangles...humidify dry indoor air...care for flannel sheets...make those Valentine's gems sparkle Spring Garden the natural way...allergy-proof your home...banish grass stains...color your Easter eggs Summer Prepare for family road trips...care for your camping equipment...keep bugs away without chemicals...clean your sports gear Fall Get organized for back to school...store your summer clothes properly...put away your air conditioner...prepare for stress-free holidays!
When it comes to freeing your home of clutter (let's face it -- we all have it), The Queen of Clean really spells things out for you: Question Unpack Evaluate Eliminate Neaten up! It's a foolproof sorting system for even the most devoted packrat: Question the best possible use of a room, a closet, a drawer...Unpack all of your clutter to get a sense of what you have (and what you need to do with it)...Evaluate each and every item you own...Eliminate unwanted possessions without guilt or regrets...and Neaten up your belongings in their newly decluttered space. You'll find your home and your life organized like never before as you conquer clutter in the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, attic, basement -- even the garage! The key, says the Queen, is to start small...and soon you'll be revved up and ready to straighten out every nook and cranny of your home. Her down-to-earth clutter-busting advice is built for speed; in a flash she sorts through and tidies up wallets, purses, drawers, closets, pantries, clothes, shoes, cosmetics, junk mail, linens, toys, books, videos, photos, collectibles, and much, much more! The Queen makes even the most dreaded organizing tasks a breeze with hundreds of easy and practical tips! Find out how good it feels to be a savvy manager of all that threatens to invade your orderly domain with these simple and effective strategies from America's #1 housekeeping expert, the Queen of Clean®.
Homemade Quirk is a cozy little community for do-it-yourself adventurers to share stories and ideas and meet new friends. We offer crafting advice for repurposing old books. We put booze in our ice-cream cakes. We promulgate our love of bacon. We give away cool stuff and much, much more.This holiday season we invite you to D.I.Y. your way through your gift- giving list. Here we've rounded up some of the best crafts and baked goods that Quirk Books has to offer. So if you have special people on your list who appreciate cute and quirky items and edibles, use this guide to create one-of-a-kind presents that will show them just how well you know them and just how much you care.If you want to share your creations or are just looking for more original D.I.Y. projects, join us and our fun friends at Homemade Quirk online.
Get the most out of your garden with these delicious raw food recipes!If you love growing your own fruits and vegetables, but are unsure how to start using your harvest, now is your chance to learn. Whether you're new to gardening or have been doing it for years, Raw Garden is the perfect resource to help you create dishes based on ingredients found in your garden by sharing simple, delicious raw food recipes for you to try. From salads and snacks, to main dishes and desserts, Raw Garden has some of the best raw food recipes you can find.Some of the over 100 delicious and creative recipes featured in Raw Garden include Curry Carrot Salad, Cranberry Walnut Coleslaw, Southwestern Stuffed Avocadoes, Goji Coconut Cream Sauce, Pine Nut Parmesan, Turkey Nut Burgers, Sea Spaghetti Alfredo, Banana Ice Cream, Pineapple Salsa, and much more!Packed with lots of practical and helpful information, Raw Garden also includes:* Tips on planning your garden* Benefits of growing and eating raw food* How to garden in small living spaces* A guide to the art of bee- and chicken-keepingWith unique and exciting raw recipes, Raw Garden is sure to bring your gardening, and your meals, to new heights!
Many creative and imaginative ways to reuse articles that are normally tossed in the garbage.
The economy may have stalled but life goes on. Chair legs break, pillows lose their puff, painted walls get scuffed and sheets get torn or go out of style. Real Life Decor brims with ideas for repurposing, reusing or replacing your accents and furniture to keep your home fresh and functional as well as wallet-friendly. Comprised of a collection of 100 easy, appealing projects illustrated with lively photos and simple how-tos, the book is divided into 7 sections that offer multiple approaches to dressing up walls, sewing simple soft furnishings, recycling old furniture, brightening lamps and accents, making multipurpose furnishings and storage, and sprucing up floors and ceilings. The photos include inspiring ideas that the reader can interpret and emulate as well as pretty projects they craft to the T. Sidebars with simple solutions on topics such as Displaying Your Collections, Easy Vintage Fabric Ideas, and Small Space Ideas enrich each chapter with additional tips.
From the book jacket: Experience the fun and joy of starting from scratch with Helen Roney Sattler's newly revised top-seller,Recipes for Art and Craft Materials. With this book you can make: BROWN BREAD MODELING DOUGH [which is] Excellent for creating jewelry and holiday decorations. LIQUID RICE PASTE: Use it to make great collages [or mend torn pages]. MILK POSTER PAINT: Just the thing for painting scenery and murals. WATERCOLORS: Start with white vinegar, baking soda, and cornstarch. A perfect rainy-day project And Many more exciting craft recipes in this informative book. This is a must own copy for anyone with children, grandchildren, who is an artist on a budget, or someone who is a teacher, coach, scout leader, or anyone who needs quick and proven recipes for arts materials.
This vaulable resource gives us another chance to look at junk that would normally be thrown out and turn it into something truly beautiful.
Answers all of your recycling questions with a complete listing of everyday household items and how to recycle them. From old cell phones and E-waste to expired medicines and motor oil this little guide shows you where you can send your unwanted items and how you might make a bit of money while you're at it. Also includes great ideas for reducing consumption and your volume of rubbish--ideal for businesses and consumers alike!
An ethnography of a housing project in Cairo, which demonstrates how the modernizing efforts of the Egyptian government runs headlong into the traditional customs of the area's low-income residents. Brings new meaning to the phrase "global and local."
Ed Sacks's Tenants' Bill of Rights: (excerpt) As a renter you have a right to a clean, safe place to live: roach-free, rat-free and mouse-free living; repairs made quickly and properly; make complaints about violation of rights without retaliation; a lease that guarantees these (and other) rights in writing, etc. As a renter, you spend a lot of your hard-earned money to live in your home. How can you get the most for your money? What are your rights, especially if you encounter problems with your apartment or your landlord? The Renters' Survival Kit is your indispensable guide to the sometimes harsh world of renting. This book gives you the power to make smart, confident choices. Ed Sacks takes you on an easygoing but fact-packed tour of the rental process. He is a tenant's sympathetic but tough ally. You will find answers to all your questions as well as practical and time-tested tips no one ever told you until now. For example, wouldn't you like to know: Why should you bring a box of toothpicks and a boom box when you inspect a potential apartment? Where can you go for more help in dealing with your landlord? ' What can you do about your leaky faucet (cockroaches, noisy neighbors, rising rent)? How can you be sure to get your security deposit back? Sacks has provided you with more than 31 worksheets, sample agreements, letters and checklists, including the invaluable Apartment Hunter's Checklist, to get you started. Whether you are a new or experienced renter, you want the most for your money. The rental process can be daunting. On top of that, some landlords are impossible. This book is your best guide to apartment survival and is guaranteed to help you find a comfortable, affordable place to call home. You'll NEVER again look at an apartment or landlord the same way! About the Author Ed Sacks is a writer, photographer, director and poet. He is a certified mediator with the Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago, Illinois, and a counselor on landlord- tenant matters. The author of four books, including the popular Chicago Tenants' Handbook, Sacks has been involved with renting and landlord-tenant relations for the past 25 years.
The material in this textbook will help you prepare for a career in residential carpentry.
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