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Jessie returns to the magical world where her grandmother was born, where she deals with some griffins, dances with fairies, and borrows something to help her dance in her school concert.
Acre-for-acre, flowers are the most profitable--as well as the most beautiful--crop on the farm. InThe Flower Farmerexpert flower grower Lynn Byczynski provides a complete introduction to raising a cornucopia of cut flowers for home use and for sale to retail customers, florists, and other markets. The book offers detailed, manageable plans for flower growing on a scale ranging from a backyard border to a half-acre commercial garden. It will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers, including: Home gardeners who want growing tips from professionals, so that they can enjoy an abundance of flowers year-round in fresh and dried bouquets Passionate gardeners and small-scale growers who want to raise and sell cut flowers in season for additional income Small commercial farmers who want to increase farm revenue or even make a living from selling field-grown, specialty cut flowers. The Flower Farmerprovides a clear, realistic look at both the benefits and the challenges of growing flowers organically for local markets. Chapters include information on: The best varieties of cut flowers--an A-Z list of more than one hundred recommended annuals and perennials, spotlighting the cultivars that are grown by professional flower farmers How to cut, store, and preserve flowers for long-lasting beauty How to dry flowers for crafting or for a dried-flower business Flower-arranging basics from a designer's perspective Extending the season with woody shrubs and trees Marketing options for commercial growers, including sales at farmer's markets, supermarkets, florists, and wholesalers. Sprinkled throughout are profiles of successful flower farmers--from Vermont to California, Texas to Wisconsin--each of them providing a unique perspective proving that growing flowers can be as profitable as it is satisfying.
An urban African-American girl and her father buy plants, potting soil, and a window box at the supermarket, ride the bus to their apartment, and put together a colorful gift for the child's mother. Rhyming verse carries the brief story, while wonderful, warm, full-color illustrations present scenes from novel angles, and depict a loving family with a sense of intimacy, sincerity, and joy. --School Library Journal Image descriptions present.
I always prayed for a happily-ever-after. . . Then I, Cassie Blake, got divorced and lost my faith in men. Well, that isn't exactly true. . . my aunt and uncle are proof of love's enduring power. After a quarter century, they're renewing their vows and want the original wedding party to help celebrate. But I can't believe who's also been invited: Luke Sheridan, former ring bearer to my flower girl. He probably doesn't remember the kiss we shared under the reception table. Luke's a widowed single dad now. With several matchmakers on hand, The biggest question is, will we end up being the ones to tie the knot this time?
Gravely alarmed when her nine-year-old daughter receives bizarre notes and flowers from a mysterious man, actress Britt Hinson fights for her family's lives when the Flower Man's attentions become dangerous.
Jerry shares his secrets on soil preparation, selection, fertilizing, pruning, composting, and weed and pest control. In addition, you get Jerry's list of favorite tried-and-true plants. You'll also learn about your favorite plant's soil, sun, and watering needs, along with its height, blossom color, and flowering time, all of which will make your garden planting a snap.
With a voice and style reminiscent of Junot Diaz and Sherman Alexie, in "The Flowers" Gilb has taken on the voice of a Chicano teenager looking at manhood.
Mariko's family has been freed from a Japanese-American internment camp, but the transition hasn't been easy. "Flowers from Mariko" tells of a family striving to reestablish their lives--through hope, perseverance, and love.
The Duke of Jervaulx was brilliant and dangerous. Considered dissolute, reckless, and extravagant, he was transparently referred to as the 'D of J' in scandal sheets, where he and his various exploits featured with frequency. But sometimes the most womanising rake can be irresistible, and even his most casual attentions fascinated the sheltered Maddy Timms, quiet daughter of a simple mathematician.
The Flowers of Evil, which T.S. Eliot called the greatest example of modern poetry in any language, shocked the literary world of nineteenth century France with its outspoken portrayal of lesbian love, its linking of sexuality and death, its unremitting irony, and its unflinching celebration of the seamy side of urban life. Including the French texts and comprehensive explanatory notes to the poems, this extraordinary body of love poems restores the six poems originally banned in 1857, revealing the richness and variety of the collection.
Genetic and molecular studies have recently come to dominate botanical research at the expense of more traditional morphological approaches. This broad introduction to modern flower systematics demonstrates the great potential that floral morphology has to complement molecular data in phylogenetic and evolutionary investigations. Contributions from experts in floral morphology and evolution take the reader through examples of how flowers have diversified in a large variety of lineages of extant and fossil flowering plants. They explore angiosperm origins and the early evolution of flowers and analyse the significance of morphological characters for phylogenetic reconstructions on the tree of life. The importance of integrating morphology into modern botanical research is highlighted through case studies exploring specific plant groups where morphological investigations are having a major impact. Examples include the clarification of phylogenetic relationships and understanding the significance and evolution of specific floral characters, such as pollination mechanisms and stamen and carpel numbers.
This accessible guide brings together well-known authorities to examine what reading fluency is and how it can best be taught. Teachers get a clear, practical roadmap for navigating the often confusing terrain of this crucial aspect of balanced literacy instruction. Innovative approaches to instruction and assessment are described and illustrated with vivid examples from K-12 classrooms. The book debunks common misconceptions about fluency and clarifies its key role in comprehension. Effective practices are presented for developing fluency in specific populations, including English language learners, adolescents, and struggling readers. New to This Edition Reflects advances in fluency research and the ongoing development of exemplary instructional approaches. Three new chapters on English language learners. Chapters on adolescent fluency, reading expressiveness, oral reading instruction, and text selection.
The Fluent Reader: Oral Reading Strategies for Building Word Recognition, Fluency, and Comprehensionby Timothy V. Rasinski
This book will make you smile with its brilliant explanations of how to teach students to read.
After firefighters visit Ms. Day's classroom, Fluffy gets a chance to see what they do firsthand, but Fluffy really wants to be a firefighter. But how can a guinea pig fight fires?
The students in the classroom of Fluffy the guinea pig dress him in a snowsuit, make a snow pig, and have a snowball party.
When Fluffy goes on a trip with Maxwell's family, he gets to see some of the sights in the nation's capital.
At the beach with Wade's family, Fluffy the guinea pig cant seem to convince anyone that pigs don't swim, and he even has doubts himself after dreaming that he is Aqua Pig.
Groundhog Day inspires the class to celebrate Groundpig Day with their guinea pig Fluffy, and Fluffy gets to help an unhappy groundhog.
When Wade loses a tooth, Fluffy embarks on a nighttime adventure to put it under Wade's pillow. Along the way, Fluffy climbs a tower and braves a big cat so that the Tooth Fairy can find Wade's tooth. Full color.
Putting a new twist on a familiar tale, this reader stars Fluffy the classroom guinea pig. When Fluffy plants a jelly bean in the classroom's garden, he's in for a big surprise.
Fluffy the class guinea pig goes home for the holidays with Jasmine and ends up helping Santa by delivering presents with the help of an all-guinea-pig sled team.
At Christmastime Fluffy the class guinea pig discovers that he likes both getting presents and giving them.
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