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1,001 Gardens You Must See Before You Die

1,001 Gardens You Must See Before You Die

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Garden lovers and discriminating travelers will relish this armchair tour of the most beautiful and interesting gardens around the world. Succinct descriptions with stunning color photos showcase the creations of the world's outstanding landscape gardeners, architects, and garden designers. From Spain's famous gardens of the Moorish Alhambra at Granada to San Diego's Healing Garden, created for patients at the San Diego Children's Hospital, this lavishly illustrated guide will delight both lovers of natural beauty and hands-on gardeners. Among the many gardens pictured and described in this beautiful volume are--

  • In the United States and Canada: Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Boscobel in New York's Hudson Valley, Williamsburg Gardens in Virginia, Magnolia Plantation and its Gardens near Charleston, South Carolina, Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin in Wisconsin, the Toronto Botanical Garden, Pacific Undersea Gardens in Victoria, British Columbia, and many more. . .
  • In England: The Japanese Garden in London's Holland Park, the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, Shakespeare's Garden in Stratford, London's Victoria and Albert Museum Gardens, and many more. . .
  • In France: The Gardens of Versailles outside Paris, the Garden of Claude Monet at Giverney, Chateau de Vauville in Cherbourg, and many more. . .
  • The rest of the world: Boboli Gardens in Florence, Italy, Potsdam Gardens near Berlin, Germany, the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto, Japan, and hundreds more.

    In addition to photos and a textual description, each entry cites special features such as fountains and architecture, the garden's size in acres, and the names of the garden's designers. The garden descriptions are organized geographically by country. More than 800 breathtaking color photos and illustrations.

  • 10 Things to Know About Poisen Ivy, Pets, and People

    10 Things to Know About Poisen Ivy, Pets, and People

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    Provides methods to defend people and their pets from America's common pernicious plants like poison oak, ivy, and sumac. This book offers information on how to stay safe from the plants and addresses topics such as plant identification, symptoms after contact, treatment, prevention, and conventional remedies.

    10,001 Ways to Declutter Your Home on a Small Budget

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    10-Minute Organizing: 400 Fabulous Tips to Organize Every Room of Your House

    10-Minute Organizing: 400 Fabulous Tips to Organize Every Room of Your House

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    Sara Hunter explains why you only need ten minutes a day to get and keep your whole house in order. She offers tips on ways to organise paperwork and bills so you can find them in a hurry, your kitchen to make chores faster and easier and small spaces from studio flats to sheds.

    100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names

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    "What's in a name?" Shakespeare asked. But what did he call a rose? Was the flower the ancient Persians called gul the same rose that Shakespeare knew? Was he talking about the Damask rose? Or the Apothecary rose? From Baby Blue Eyes to Silver Bells, from Abelia to Zinnia, this fascinating book presents the histories and origins of the names of 100 garden favorites. 100 two-color illustrations.

    100 Plants to Feed the Monarch

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    1000 Gardening Questions and Answers

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    1001 Hints and Tips for your garden

    1001 Hints and Tips for your garden

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    The must-have manual for every gardener, with expert advice on growing lawns, flowers, shrubs, fruits, and vegetables, plus hundreds of solutions for common problems. Organized in an A-to-Z format, with easy-to-understand entries, over 1,500 illustrations and photos, and over 200 handy charts and checklists, this guide combines basic information with tips and shortcuts.

    1001 Old-Time Household Hints

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    1,001 Old-Time Household Hints is an irresistible compendium of tips, recipes, and sage advice on all aspects of everyday living, rediscovered from an earlier age--a glorious celebration of our heritage of ingenuity!

    The editors of Yankee magazine scoured scores of vintage books, magazines, journals, and memoirs to find the very best old-time secrets for preparing meals, cleaning, doing laundry, decorating, repairing the home, treating common ailments, caring for pets, celebrating the holidays, and gardening outdoors and indoors. Throughout this treasury the editors suggest ways to adapt yesteryear's methods using today's technology and materials, giving readers the best of both the old and the new. As readers explore these pages, they'll discover:
    - how to mix a stain for wood furniture from coffee and salt
    - how to make real sourdough bread the way the pioneers did
    - how to air condition a hot, stale room without relying on electricity
    - how to fashion a beautiful garden trellis from twigs

    With this book by their side, readers will always be in the good company of an old-timer who is set to dispense a helpful hint, encouraging word, or sage secret at the turn of a page.

    101 Ideas for Pots: Foolproof Recipes for Year-Round Colour

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    A garden is not required to enjoy growing beautiful plants, as a pot or window box can be squeezed in anywhere. This guide is packed with fantastic planting recipes for both colorful flowers and homegrown vegetables--all are easy to do and will produce great results without any hassle. There are ideas to create stunning displays for each season of the year, plus easy ways to grow vegetables in pots so homegrown produce needed for cooking is just outside the kitchen.

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