The Dwellers In Our Gardens

The Dwellers In Our Gardens

Author by : Sara Wood
Language : en
Publisher by : Forgotten Books
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Description : Excerpt from The Dwellers in Our Gardens: Their Lives and Works With him on his back at all times; but we Shall Show that this is a wrong notion, and though by nature his body is provided with a comfortable and convenient covering, yet he requires a dwelling-place as well as other creatures. We shall find that he likes above all things a nice little retired nook to live In - Shady, cool, and damp, under the shelter Of leaves and branches, or on the shady side Of a bank, or among stones or tree trunks - anywhere SO that It Is secluded, cool, and shady. Never, by any chance, is he to be seen taking a walk in the glare and warmth Of the hot noon-day but before the sun has risen, or not had time to mount up high in the heavens, and when the early dew is still on the grass and every flower and leaf moist with it, the Slow One may be seen making his way as fast as he can crawl towards some juicy lettuce or cabbage leaves, or succulent young flowering plant or bed Of seedlings, to eat his breakfast. There are other times, too, when he will venture forth from home; as, for instance, when a Shower Of rain has just fallen, and made the ground soft and damp, and when every leaf and blade Of grass is dripping with rain-drops, and the sun still hid behind rain-clouds - then he will all at once unglue himself from iis tree-trunk, stone, or wall, and raising up his shell, poke out his head and stretch out his one great foot, and first thrusting up his two tallest horns, and then putting out his two smaller ones - will glide forth with his usual slow, dignified, and not ungraceful pace, to take a second meal. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


The Pond Dwellers People Of The Freshwaters Of Massachusetts 1620 1676

The Pond Dwellers People Of The Freshwaters Of Massachusetts 1620 1676

Author by : Kelly Savage
Language : en
Publisher by : Lulu Press, Inc
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Description : Enter the world of Firehawk and his people... Sit with them in their councils as they discuss the strange pale tribes birdships are bringing to their shores. Experience with them the changes these new people will bring to Turtle Island - changes that will give birth to a new nation while destroying their world. Using documents from the 1600s and others, this book brings together New England Native American personal and place names, culture, religion, medicine and more to retell the story of how ‘America’ began from the Native American perspective.


Green

Green

Author by : Ula Maria
Language : en
Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : 'Garden designer Ula Maria takes us on a safari through small but perfectly formed oases...to inspire your very own Eden.' - Elle Deco 'Urban garden design has inspired books ever since the Victorians started to green their sprawling new neighbourhoods. But where Maria's Green differs is that it focuses on the possibilities of growing in small spaces rather than the restrictions. The 22 gardens she has brought together (by various designers) erupt with potential...In Green urban gardens, so often prone to a twinge of pity from those who tend larger, more rural spaces, become deeply aspirational.' - Alice Vincent, the Daily Telegraph 'A must for apprehensive city gardeners and for anyone wanting to make the most out of their outdoor space, no matter how small it might be. [...] Flicking through it feels almost as enjoyable and relaxing as sitting in the garden.' - Gardens Illustrated 'The first book from rising star Ula Maria tackles the perennial challenge of how to create a garden in a small space. [...] Whether you dream of a Mediterranean oasis, a rose-filled retreat or a tropical jungle, Green will help you to make the most of your space, proving that small can indeed be beautiful.' - House & Garden 'Spending so much time outdoors in my childhood made me think of a garden as a natural extension of my home - an inseparable part of everyday life. It wasn't until I moved into a rented property in the city that I felt an undeniable urge to make the most of the little exterior space that we had and re-evaluate it. In time, creating outdoor spaces that people truly care for, no matter how small or large, became much more rewarding than perfecting any indoor space. Many say that a home is a true reflection of self, but I believe it is the garden, where personalities and relationships with our surroundings truly blossom.' - Ula Maria In Green, Ula Maria takes a completely fresh look at creating a garden in whatever outdoor space is available - be it a roof terrace, balcony, small back yard or patio. Perfect for first-time gardeners, the book approaches creating a garden as if decorating a room - exploring how to work with scale, colour and texture, to choosing the plants that will thrive in an urban space. At the heart of the book are 22 genuinely small and innovative gardens with a dazzling range of ideas to copy - from a small backyard garden using reclaimed timber, evergreens and grasses to a rental rooftop terrace in the heart of the city where a cottage-style garden has been created in simple containers. Using low-maintenance plants and affordable furniture, lighting and containers, Green offers simple solutions that don't involve major structural work but will quickly result in a stylish and hugely rewarding urban sanctuary. The book was shot by award-winning photographer, Jason Ingram.


Our Garden Heritage

Our Garden Heritage

Author by : Garden Club of America
Language : en
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Description : Articles from the Bulletins of the Garden Club of America, published during the last half-century. Twelve full-color prints.


Cutting Edge Gardening In The Intermountain West

Cutting Edge Gardening In The Intermountain West

Author by : Marcia Tatroe
Language : en
Publisher by : Big Earth Publishing
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Description : A guide to gardening in the Intermountain West, which includes parts of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Montana, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.


Trees Of Our Garden City

Trees Of Our Garden City

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Language : en
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The Inward Garden

The Inward Garden

Author by : Julie Moir Messervy
Language : en
Publisher by : Bunker Hill Publishing, Inc.
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Description : Learn how to create a personal garden.


Our Garden Book

Our Garden Book

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Language : en
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Total Read : 90
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The Urban Garden City

The Urban Garden City

Author by : Sandrine Glatron
Language : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book provides an interdisciplinary overview of the role of gardens in cities throughout different historical periods. It shows that, thanks to various forms of spatial and social organisation, gardens are part of the material urban landscape, biodiversity, symbolic and social shape, and assets of our cities, and are increasingly becoming valued as an ‘order’ to follow. Gardens have long been part of the development of cities, serving different purposes through the ages: shaping neighborhoods to promote health or hygiene, introducing aesthetic or biological elements, gathering the citizens around a social purpose, and providing food and diversity in times of crisis. Highlighting examples that can serve as the basis for comparisons, the chapters offer a brief panorama of experiences and models of gardens in the city – in the European context and in various periods of history – while also discussing issues related to garden cities, urban agriculture and community gardens. The contributors are university staff from various disciplines in the human and life sciences, in discourse with other academics but also with practitioners who are interested in experiences with urban gardens and in promoting an awareness of their spatial, social and ‘philosophical’ goals throughout history. The book will appeal to urban geographers, sociologists and historians, but also to urban ecologists dealing with ecosystem services, biodiversity and sustainable development in cities. From a more operational standpoint, landscape planners and architects are sure to find many of the projects enlightening and inspirational.


Guide To Garden Wildlife 2nd Edition

Guide To Garden Wildlife 2nd Edition

Author by : Richard Lewington
Language : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : 'The definitive go-to wildlife guide for all 16 million British gardens.' – Mike Dilger Even the smallest garden can be an important haven for wildlife, and this authoritative guide enables everyone to explore this wealth on their back doorstep. It covers all the main animal groups – including pond life – likely to be found in a garden in Great Britain and Ireland. Detailed descriptions and information on life history, behaviour and occurrence are provided for more than 500 species, as well as practical information on creating a pond for wildlife, making nestboxes and feeding birds. Richard Lewington, acknowledged as one of the finest natural history artists in Europe, has teamed up with his brother Ian, one of our most respected bird artists, to provide nearly 1,000 superbly detailed colour artworks to complement the text. Presented in an accessible, easy-to-use format, this fully updated and expanded edition covers everything from blue tits to bumblebees and hedgehogs to hawkmoths.


The Garden

The Garden

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Language : en
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Garden Philosopher

Garden Philosopher

Author by : Charles Matthias Goethe
Language : en
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Dangerous Garden

Dangerous Garden

Author by : David C. Stuart
Language : en
Publisher by : Harvard University Press
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Description : Discusses the healing and killing powers of medicinal plants, tracing the history of botanical medicine and how it established intercontinental trade routes and created wealth.


British Books In Print

British Books In Print

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Language : en
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City Bountiful

City Bountiful

Author by : Laura J. Lawson
Language : en
Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : Since the 1890s, providing places for people to garden has been an inventive strategy to improve American urban conditions. There have been vacant-lot gardens, school gardens, Depression-era relief gardens, victory gardens, and community gardens--each representing a consistent impulse to return to gardening during times of social and economic change. In this critical history of community gardening in America, Laura J. Lawson documents the evolution of urban garden programs in the United States. Her narrative focuses on the values associated with gardening, the ebb and flow of campaigns during times of social and economic crisis, organizational strategies of these primarily volunteer campaigns, and the sustainability of current programs. [from publisher description].


The Butterfly Garden

The Butterfly Garden

Author by : Jerry Sedenko
Language : en
Publisher by : Random House Incorporated
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Description : Discusses the life cycle of the butterfly, profiles various butterfly species, describes plants that are attractive to butterflies, and provides suggestions on garden design


Southern Gardens Southern Gardening

Southern Gardens Southern Gardening

Author by : William Lanier Hunt
Language : en
Publisher by : Duke University Press
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Description : Originally published in 1982, this bestselling collection of gardening writing by William Lanier Hunt--one of the South’s leading gardening writers and horticulturalists--is now available for the first time in paperback. Arranged by months of the year, Southern Gardens, Southern Gardening is filled with useful, commensense instruction, as well as the wisdom and art of gardening.


The Sister Chronicles And Other Poems

The Sister Chronicles And Other Poems

Author by : Joyce Nower
Language : en
Publisher by : iUniverse
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Description : " I arrived at San Diego State University (then State College ) in 1969 and so was "present at the creation" and watched the events described in Joyce Nower's "The Sister Chronicles" unfold. Nower examines and evokes the creation of the first Women's Studies program in the nation with a remarkable intertextual weaving of prose and rather formal verse ... And so the reconstruction of history to include "her story" began, and you will find the triumphs and setbacks, the exhilaration and disappointment, the hope and the struggle of those days powerfully recalled on these pages. Nower even has the audacity to turn bureaucratic academic procedures into poetry." -Fred Moramarco, poet and editor of "Poetry International" [The] Sister Chronicles "(sharp title) about the formation of the first women's studies in the USA ... is entirely original. The prose is nicely paced, but it's the poetry that charms this reader, with its lyrical, musical voice, its mix of sassy, down home, traditional and erudite, witty and playful voices ("Dido Did It"), the somber beauty of "On the Path to Athena Proneia," "The Danaids" .... The poems connect smoothly to the narration. The poems that reflect the physical world in San Diego, birds, flora, the back country of the hunter-those "Sloan Canyon Songs"-are strong ... I like the witty rhymes ... The "Meditation on the Maelstrom" seems an excellent last poem and lands on an affirming note ....I am grateful to know about the mystic, pagan, fourth-century BC mathematician Hypatia of Alexandria. These sonnets, with their no-nonsense earthy language ... delighted me. "Jericho Again and Again" sets a philosophical mode into motion. After the fires, the blood of "Hypatia...," it offers a quieter tone. I especially like #7 "Childhood's Globe of Light," the pleasure of the rhymed couplets." -Colette Inez, poet ("The Woman Who Loved Worms, Alive" and "Taking Names") Writing in the tradition of the "Iliad" and "Odyssey," Joyce Nower charts the stormy waters of the Sixties. Her luminous poetry breaks over the shoals of the past, bringing calm at last. The Sister Chronicles is a tour de force of history and literature. -Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman, historian ("All You Need is Love: The Peace Corps and the 1960s")


Garden

Garden

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Language : en
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Garden Up Smart Vertical Gardening For Small And Large Spaces

Garden Up Smart Vertical Gardening For Small And Large Spaces

Author by : Susan Morrison
Language : en
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Description : In a full-color book for the space-limited gardener, or for someone who just wants to be hip to the latest gardening trend, the authors explain how to turn walls, trellises and other vertical elements into beautiful ornamental or edible gardens. Original.


The Ladies Treasury

The Ladies Treasury

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Language : en
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