This guide book vividly introduces the budding gardener to the joyous hobby of window box gardening.
Window Box Gardening - A Practical Introduction is intended for those living in cities without much - or any - gardening space. This well-written, passionate guide introduces the plants of winter, spring and summer perfect for your first forays into window gardening. In this way, aspiring horticulturalists can assemble a full, cohesive itinerary to keep their planters and plant pots blooming through the year.
Instruction is likewise given upon the subject of miniature window greenhouses, with guidance offered as to construction of a small one for the home. Designed to keep plants blooming and alive through the cold winter months of temperate climates, the simplicity of the concept
The creative, practical techniques demonstrated are also perfect for those wishing to attain a foundation to move on to cultivation of herbs in planters. While most of the plants detailed in abundance within this book are common mainstays of the everyday, beginner window gardener, it is noted that there are infact thousands of plants adaptable to the conditions of the windowsill, sun and ventilation (and perhaps landlord) permitting.
Finally, the book examines the practice of constructing sea gardens in aquariums. Citing the availability of both DIY aquarium kits as well as commercial models, the author draws a parallel between the tranquil home for fish and the splendid display of colour bursting from a finely tended window garden. In contrast yet compliment, this guide proposes that their similarities as two forms of indoor gardening needn't have too large a line drawn between.
Written by longtime gardening enthusiast Tiffany Grant, this book brings the personal experience of the author living in a first floor apartment to the page. The ability to imprint a part of herself to the page, and thereby confer learning and overall profit to the reader, is not to be doubted. At this conclusion of this primer, the reader is intended to feel inspired, motivated and confident to commence window gardening.
Herbs Wear Many Different Hats Herbs... a perfect gift for any garden lover! They are probably the most popular and intriguing plants in existence. The reason for this is that over the centuries herbs have been used in so many ways. They flavor and preserve our foods, decorate our gardens, add fragrance to our home, and above all, they cure our ills. One or the other way, they touch all of our lives. Herbs are the best way to add fragrance and flavor to foods, without adding any extra calories. Mix up your family meals and incorporate fresh herbs to your recipes. They come in an array of foliage and flower colors, so they can be both - decorative as well as useful for culinary purpose. There are several types of herbs according to use - aromatic, culinary, medicinal and ornamental.
With today's schedules, few people are able to enjoy their gardens during prime daylight hours. But there is a way you can delight in the fragrance and beauty of flowers after dark: Plant a night-blooming garden! Also known as moon gardens, night-blooming gardens are expressly designed for evening enjoyment. While attractive during the day, they take on a whole new look and feel at dusk, casting a magical spell. Pale-colored flowers reflect light from the setting sun and the rising moon, shining luminously and giving the garden an almost mystical glow. Fragrances seem more alluring. Silvery foliage shimmers tremulously as the evening breezes dance by.
This title features quick and easy ways to transform your cooking with over 30 delicious sauces for every kind of dish. It includes delectable options for meat, poultry, fish, vegetables and desserts, shown in 100 photographs. You can turn everyday dishes into special events with a tasty sauce - tangy orange sauce for poultry, pesto sauce for pasta, or romesco sauce for shellfish. It offers simple step-by-step techniques for making classic sauces, from bechamel and hollandaise to rum-custard and raspberry sauce. It includes basic recipes for stocks and a rich gravy. Sauces are the ideal way to transform an everyday dish into something special, whether it is an appetizer, main course or dessert. There are 30 sauces here, each with a serving suggestion, for example orange sauce with duck. Although many of these are classic combinations, you can also serve them with other things. The book also contains basic stock recipes, and tips on making gravy and keeping sauces warm. Whether you want to spice up a simple supper or create a luxurious dinner party dish, there are plenty of options, including peanut sate sauce, tarragon mushroom sauce, cheese sauce, red wine sauce, chocolate fudge sauce and port sauce.
A Cultural History of Gardens presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present. This set of six volumes covers over 2500 years of gardens as physical, social and artistic spaces. 1. A Cultural History of Gardens in Antiquity 2. A Cultural History of Gardens in the Medieval Age 3. A Cultural History of Gardens in the Renaissance 4. A Cultural History of Gardens in the Age of Enlightenment 5. A Cultural History of Gardens in the Age of Empire 6. A Cultural History of Gardens in the Modern Age Each volume discusses the same themes in its chapters: 1. Design 2. Types of Gardens 3. Planting 4. Use and Reception 5. Meaning 6. Verbal Representations 7. Visual Representations 8. Gardens and the Larger Landscape This structure means readers can either have a broad overview of a period by reading a volume or follow a theme through history by reading the relevant chapter in each volume. Superbly illustrated, the full six volume set combines to present the most authoritative and comprehensive survey available on gardens through history.
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