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Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening: How I Learned the Unexpected Joy of a Green Thumb and an Open HeartAuthor/Actors/Director/etc.: Carol Wall
Publisher: Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam (2014, Mar 4th).
"In this profoundly moving memoir, Owita teaches Wall how to find grace amid heartbreak and to accept that beauty exists because it is fleetingas in her garden, as in life." People, 4 stars "A perfect spring awakening." Good Housekeeping A true story of a unique friendship between two people who had nothingand ultimately everythingin common. Carol Wall, a white woman living in a lily-white neighborhood in Middle America, was at a crossroads in her life. Her children were grown; she had successfully overcome illness; her beloved parents were getting older. One day she notices a dark-skinned African man tending her neighbor’s yard. His name is Giles Owita. He bags groceries at the supermarket. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Dog Fancy Magazine (Compiler)
Publisher: Kennel Club Books; Har/DVD/Ps edition (2010, Aug 24th).
Celebrating the canine world’s genius child, the Poodle, boasting the most abundant coat in dogdom and the most humanlike personality, this Smart Owner’s Guide, created by the editors at Dog Fancy magazine, offers the most up-to-date and accurate information every dog owner needs to become a well-informed caregiver for his dog. Illustrated with color photographs of adorable puppies and handsome adults, this easy-to-read primer is designed in a modern, lively manner that readers will find user-friendly and entertaining.Each Smart Owner’s Guide offers a description of the breed’s character and physical conformation, historical overview, and its attributes as a companion dog. The reader will find informative chapters on everything he or she needs to know about acquiring, raising, and training this remarkable purebred dog, including: finding a breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy; preparing for the puppy’s homecoming, shopping for supplies, and puppy-proofing the home; house-training; veterinary and home health maintenance; feeding and nutrition; and grooming. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Kristin Green
Publisher: Timber Press (2014, Jan 28th).
Whoever coined the phrase “money doesn’t grow on trees” must not have been a resourceful gardener. While we may not be able to harvest physical money, with the right plants and techniques gardeners can rely on nature to give itself away for free. Plantiful shows you how to have an easy, gorgeous garden packed with plants by simply making the right choices. Kristen Green highlights plants that help a garden quickly grow by self-sowing and spreading and teaches you how to expand the garden and extend the life of a plant by overwintering. The book features plant profiles for 50 self-sowers (including columbine, milkweed, and foxglove), 50 spreaders (such as clematis, snow poppy, and spearmint), and 50 plants that overwinter (including lemon verbena, begonia, and Chinese hibiscus). moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Gardening With Rock & Water: A Practical Guide To Design, Plants And Features With Over 800 Step-By-Step Photographs And Inspirational PlansAuthor/Actors/Director/etc.: Peter Robinson
Publisher: Lorenz Books (2014, Jan 7th).
Whether you want a small water fountain or a cascading rock feature, this book provides a host of inspirational ideas with step-by-step techniques. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability