This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to create your own vertical garden. Vertical gardens are known as green walls or living walls are easier than ever to plan and grow. Some vegetables such as pole beans and tomatoes have been grown vertically for a very long time, but it is only recently that growers and gardeners who own small piece of land have started to use vertical methods and support structures for growing vegetables and fruits that previously have been thought to require a lot of horizontal space. Small space simply does not matter now; the vertical gardening has made gardening imaginable for anyone.
A Child's Garden of Verses is the ideal field for the Grown-Up's harvester. It stands alone. There is nothing like it, so intimate, so simply truthful, in our language, in any language. Herein the poet (at last one may use the words "poet" and "poetry" with no reservations) has accomplished that most difficult of feats: he has recaptured in maturity the thoughts, ambitions, purposes, hopes, fears, philosophy of the child. It is our joy, as we listen, to recapture them too. "I also hunted behind the sofa back." The man of genius who can draw from his charmed reader a genuine "I also," is assured of a niche in the heart. The Child's Garden of Verses is one of those books which inspire the feeling - almost the passion-of gratitude. As we read our eyes are a little moist-with satisfaction; and now, when the words have the sympathetic alliance of Charles Robinson's pencil, more so than ever. (Never were author and artist in closer accord. It adds matter to our grief for Mr. Stevenson's early death that he could not see these winsome pictures, especially perhaps the last.) As we read, years fall away, wrinkles are smoothed out, the envious crow removes his foot, world-knowledge so bitterly acquired evanesces, and once again the man is a child at play, and a bird is singing in his heart as of old. In reading these verses, we can exclaim: We also. But this is a slight exaggeration. Only a very few readers could honestly say that, for the Stevenson child is a child of genius, removed from the ordinary child by a wide gulf. It is true that a philosopher has recorded his belief that every child has genius; but, even if that be so, there are degrees. It is given to few to possess the wisdom and imaginings of this little gardener. The difference between the child of genius and the ordinary child may be illustrated by quotation. The ordinary child, impelled to verse in the presence of a cow, remarks, "The friendly cow, all red and white, I love with all my heart; She gives me cream with all her might, To eat with apple tart." The poems themselves are so precious that we can never have too many new editions, whether the artists wholly succeed or not. Lastly, it is not likely that any one will ever illustrate Stevenson as sympathetically as did the Charles Robinson, and a great many have tried. The poems themselves are so precious that we can never have too many new editions, whether the artists wholly succeed or not. The illustrations in this edition wear the habiliments of Stevenson's boyhood. The grace of draftsmanship, for example, in "The Land of Counterpane," the atmospheric effect in "Looking Glass River," and "My Shadow" is rarely excelled in story-book pictures, the print of the child ensconced in the opening image of "Historical Associations," is a veritable triumph illustration.
Gardeners' Guide To Leaves is a basic gardener's botany guide to the plant leaf. The leaves of the plant are essential to its survival as they gather sunlight and turn it into food for the plant. This botany guide serves as a handbook to the plant leaf and introduction to basic botany. Use it to learn about the plant leaves that the plant depends upon for survival. Gardeners' Guide To Leaves is a beginner's guide to the structure of the plant leaf. It covers its function and includes many of the different kinds of specialized leaves. Gardeners' Guide To Leaves is the third volume in the Gardeners' Guide to Botany series. The other books in the series cover all facets of the plants we use in our gardens. They include the roots, stems, leaves and flowers of the plants we grow for flowers and vegetables in the garden. They contain information on the propagation, harvesting and storage of the plants we need to enjoy or consume. Gardeners' Guide To Leaves explains the many types of leaves found in the garden. It also explains the functions of each. Beginning and experienced gardeners will find Gardeners' Guide To Leaves a valuable guide and handbook. They can use it as they strive to learn how to grow their plants and maintain better gardens. It is a great introduction to botany and the growing of plants.
Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.
Enveloped in the dark inner kingdom of her schizophrenia, sixteen-year-old Deborah is haunted by private tormentors that isolate her from the outside world. With the reluctant and fearful consent of her parents, she enters a mental hospital where she will spend the next three years battling to regain her sanity with the help of a gifted psychiatrist. As Deborah struggles toward the possibility of the "normal" life she and her family hope for, the reader is inexorably drawn into her private suffering and deep determination to confront her demons. A modern classic, "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden" remains every bit as poignant, gripping, and relevant today as when it was first published.
Joanne Greenberg is an internationally renowned, award-winning author of 13 novels and four collections of short stories. She lives with her husband in Colorado. They have two sons. Enveloped in the dark inner kingdom of her schizophrenia, sixteen-year-old Deborah is haunted by private tormentors that isolate her from the outside world. With the reluctant and fearful consent of her parents, she enters a mental hospital where she will spend the next three years battling to regain her sanity with the help of a gifted psychiatrist. As Deborah struggles toward the possibility of the "normal" life she and her family hope for, the reader is inexorably drawn into her private suffering and deep determination to confront her demons. A modern classic, "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden" remains every bit as poignant, gripping, and relevant today as when it was first published.
"A rare and wonderful insight into the dark kingdom of the mind."--"Chicago"" Tribune"
"Convincing and emotionally gripping."--"The New York Times"
"Reveals deep truths about mental illness . . . The author has achieved a rare and wonderful insight into the dark kingdom of the mind."--"Chicago Tribune"
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