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10 Easy-Care Perennials

by Marcella Shaffer

If you love to garden but don't have much time to spend weeding, watering, and fussing over your plants, perennials are the perfect flowers for you. Most perennials self-propagate and multiply on their own, increasing in beauty and size each year. They are also less expensive and time-consuming than annuals over the long term, because you don't have to buy new plants each year. But choosing the best plants from today's selection of literally thousands of perennials is enough to stump any flower enthusiast, let alone a beginning gardener. This booklet will introduce you to 10 beautiful perennials that are undemanding, wonderfully versatile, and adaptable to a variety of growing conditions. They're not particularly fussy about soil conditions, and they can tolerate both drought and overwatering, as long as they have adequate drainage. These wonders of the perennial world grow quickly, require little maintenance, and reward you with a kaleidoscope of color and gorgeous foliage year after year.

10 Steps to Beautiful Roses: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-110 (Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin)

by Maggie Oster

Grow beautiful roses in 10 simple steps! Whether you&’re a novice learning the basics or an experience gardener looking for tips to improve your blooms, Maggie Oster&’s expert advice offers all the know-how you&’ll need. In 10 easy steps, you'll have beautiful, fragrant roses with minimum fuss and maximum yield.

100 Japanese Stencil Designs (Dover Pictorial Archive)

by Friedrich Deneken

The natural Japanese affinity for decorative art is apparent in this striking collection of exquisite stencil designs. A centuries-old tradition of capturing nature in striking floral and wildlife motifs is reflected in the graceful shapes and lovely lines of more than 100 illustrations. Lush blossoms, bamboo branches, butterflies, birds on the wing, and rustic country homes, among other subjects long associated with Japanese art, are boldly printed in black and white.Ready for use as patterns for wallpaper, textiles, graphics, and needlework, these delicate royalty-free images are ideal for a host of modern decorative and graphic needs.

100 Midcentury Chairs

by Lucy Ryder Richardson

A stylish and informative guide to the best of Midcentury Modern chair design. These are the top 100 most interesting, most controversial, or simply most beautiful chairs from the period spanning 1930–1970, according to expert curator and chair addict Lucy Ryder Richardson.

100 Perfect Plants

by Simon Akeroyd

Bring the beauty of National Trust gardens to your own little patch.

100 Plants That Won't Die in Your Garden

by Geoff Tibballs

Stocking a garden with plants can be an expensive business, so there are few things more frustrating than when the prized specimen for which you have paid a king's ransom either online or at a garden centre shrivels up and dies within a year or so of purchase. If you can prove that the plant was half-dead when it arrived, you may able to obtain a refund from some online retailers, but for the most part you have to put it down to experience and make a firm mental note not to buy fussy plants in future.The problem is that many websites and catalogues claim that everything they stock is easy to grow. Herbaceous perennials are a particular minefield. Too often you are told that a certain plant 'will come back year after year' without fail when in reality it is either so tender that the only chance of it surviving an average British winter is in a greenhouse or it is a short-lived perennial that is unlikely to flourish beyond two years anyway - and even then only if the local slugs and snails are on a diet. This book cuts through the horticultural sales pitches by listing 100 plants which, for little care beyond the essential watering at planting time, can reliably be expected to thrive in just about any garden. These plants are all but indestructible - pests give them a wide berth, they will prosper in any reasonable garden soil and will withstand anything that the UK climate throws at them. Divided into sections for shrubs, conifers, climbers, perennials, grasses, annuals, alpines and bulbs and with each entry having a Value For Money (VFM) rating out of 10, this easy-to-use guide will prove invaluable not only for the new gardener but also for old hands who are fed up with wasting time and money on plants that all too rapidly lose the will to live. With these suggestions, you can be assured of year-round colour and interest in your garden for the minimum of effort.

100 Plants to Feed the Bees: Provide a Healthy Habitat to Help Pollinators Thrive

by The Xerces Society

In an at-a-glance, photo-driven format, 100 Plants to Feed the Bees presents 100 nectar- and pollen-rich plants that home gardeners can cultivate to create a more bee-friendly world.

100 Plants to Feed the Birds: Turn Your Home Garden into a Healthy Bird Habitat

by Laura Erickson

Plants are one of the healthiest and most helpful ways to attract and support a wide variety of birds. In this colorful easy-reference guide, birding expert Laura Erickson details the 100 best native plants for providing food and habitat to backyard and migrating birds across North America.

100 Plants to Feed the Monarch: Create a Healthy Habitat to Sustain North America's Most Beloved Butterfly

by The Xerces Society

This practical, inspiring guide shows how individuals can help support the endangered North American monarch butterfly, with information on creating monarch-friendly landscapes using plants that feed and sustain the butterfly through the different stages of its life.

100 Things Every Man Should Know

by Gareth May

This manual for the modern man is a brilliantly witty, honest and down-to-earth guide, which tells you all the things your best friend can't. Drawing on centuries of male wisdom, it covers every conceivable situation, including:- How to hit a bullseye in darts- Know your beef- What to look for in a second hand car- Essential DIY tips- How to organise a stag do- How to give yourself a number one cutThe perfect gift for any man who has ever struggled to tie a perfect tie or fix a U-bend.

100 Victorian Architectural Designs for Houses and Other Buildings (Dover Architecture)

by Co. A. J. Bicknell

Originally published in 1878, this now-rare collection of designs supplies views of a remarkable variety of modestly priced structures: houses, villas, cottages, many others. Handsome drawings of perspective views and elevations, some of which include floor plans, plus suggestions for interior design. 98 black-and-white illustrations.

The 1000 Most-Asked Gardening Questions

by Daphne Ledward

In the multifaceted world of gardening, the same questions arise time and time again. Organised season-by-season, this book promises to answer the 1000 most-asked questions that can frustrate all gardeners alike.Drawing on her years of experience in gardening, former panellist and researcher for the BBC's Gardeners Question Time Daphne Ledward has answered them all. From knowing how to identify your soil type, the finer points of pruning and propagation, and seeds versus seedlings; to the thorny problems of dealing with chronic pests and diseases, and finding plants for difficult places, this book is the answer to all of the most frequently asked gardening questions.Get the most out of your garden, big or small, and discover answers to common issues such as:- what type of soil is best for your garden- how to select the best plants, vegetables and herbs according to your space- how to get your plants through a difficult winter- how to best care for your plants, be it bulbs, roses, vegetables or even your lawn- how to make your own compost

101 DIY Fixes!: Your Guide To Quick Jobs, Repairs And Renovations

by Collins & Brown

101 step-by-step fixes with over 200 illustrations Projects from quick jobs to weekend makeovers The accessible and indispensable handy guide for every home

110 Turn-of-the-Century House Designs

by R. W. Shoppell

With its wealth of representative styles and its emphasis on craftsmanship and exterior design, the late-Victorian era ranks among the halcyon days in American house building. This survey of the era's traditional designs--reproduced from a rare edition--offers a complete and authentic guide to faithful restorations or re-creations.A New York City-based firm prepared and published this catalog in 1897, selecting the very best models from more than 12,000 houses built from their plans. Designed with style, utility, and low cost of construction uppermost in mind, it features hundreds of illustrations, including perspective drawings and floor plans. Details of interior and exterior materials and potential modifications include remarks on the particular amenities of each house, plus estimates of building costs. Antique collectors, home hobbyists, and fans of traditional design will find this volume a valuable reference and an endless source of inspiration.

124 Distinctive House Designs and Floor Plans, 1929

by National Building Publications

An annual publication intended as a reference work for contractors, suppliers, architects, and homeowners, the 1929 Home Builders Catalog offered a beautifully illustrated look at a variety of homes. Painstakingly reproduced from a rare edition, this volume offers old-house restorers, preservationists, and lovers of 1920s architecture an authentic view of American homes of the era.

15 Herbs for Tea: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-184 (Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin)

by Marian Sebastiano

Brew a Fragrant “Cuppa” Straight From Your Own Garden!Growing your own herbal teas can be just as therapeutic as drinking them. The tea garden is a sensory delight, producing colors, aromas, and flavors to enjoy throughout the seasons. The plants are easy to grow and you don’t need a large area – even a few small containers will do. By drying the tea herbs and then blending and packaging them in your own unique way, you can share the bounty of your garden with appreciative friends and family.In 15 Herbs for Tea you’ll find everything you need to know about growing and using tea herbs, from information on planting and maintaining your herb bed to how to harvest, dry, and blend the herbs. In case you don’t have the time and energy to grow your own tea herbs, you’ll find a list of sources for buying them in bulk. Best of all, you’ll learn how to brew a delicious cup of tea!

150 Full-Color Art Nouveau Patterns and Designs (Dover Pictorial Archive)

by Co. Friedrich Wolfrum

The novelty of Art Nouveau derived in part from its innovative approach to the very concept of art. More than just a style, it eliminated the barriers between fine and applied arts and embodied a new way of thinking about modern society and production methods. Art Nouveau attempted nothing less than the redefinition of the meaning and nature of art.This multipurpose treasury features luxuriant patterns and designs that date from the early twentieth century, the heyday of Art Nouveau. Featuring both allover patterns and stand-alone designs, it consists of 49 full-page illustrations, plus eleven pages with numerous individual images. Handsomely reproduced from a rare Viennese publication, this inexpensive volume offers a sumptuous assortment of authentic designs from a revolutionary art movement.

The 1950s American Home (Shire Library USA #740)

by Diane Boucher

Modern living began with the homes of the 1950s. Casting aside the privations of the Second World War, American architects embraced the must-have mod-cons: they wrapped fitted kitchens around fridges, washing machines, dishwashers and electric ovens, gave televisions pride of place in the living room, and built integrated garages for enormous space-age cars. So why was this change so radical? In what ways did life change for people moving into these swanky new homes, and why has the legacy of the 1950s home endured for so long? Diane Boucher answers these questions and more in this colorful introduction to the homes that embody the golden age of modern design.

The 1950s American Home (Shire Library USA)

by Diane Boucher

Modern living began with the homes of the 1950s. Casting aside the privations of the Second World War, American architects embraced the must-have mod-cons: they wrapped fitted kitchens around fridges, washing machines, dishwashers and electric ovens, gave televisions pride of place in the living room, and built integrated garages for enormous space-age cars. So why was this change so radical? In what ways did life change for people moving into these swanky new homes, and why has the legacy of the 1950s home endured for so long? Diane Boucher answers these questions and more in this colorful introduction to the homes that embody the golden age of modern design.

21st-Century Smallholder: From Window Boxes To Allotments: How To Go Back To The Land Without Leaving Home

by Paul Waddington

Achieving genuine self-sufficiency of the kind described in John Seymour's classic guide is sadly beyond the vast reach of the urban majority today. Few have the space, and for those few there are comprehensive guidebooks. But where do the rest of us look for the answers to questions like how much effort does it really take to grow your own food? Is beekeeping difficult? Is solar power really worth the bother?From a small terraced house in the middle of a big city, Paul Waddington has made it his business to find out, and while trying it himself, has created a practical and absorbing guidebook along the way. It includes easy-to-read lists, tables, personal anecdote, and stunning illustrations, and more importantly demystifies the subject with practical tips that get to the heart of the matter to show you how you can enjoy the fulfilling aspects of the smallholding life without the hassle and expense of 'going all the way'. If you want to go back to the land without leaving home, this is the perfect guide.

3,000 Decorative Patterns of the Ancient World (Dover Pictorial Archive)

by Flinders Petrie

Mythical animals, florals, rosettes, religious and secular symbols, more.

30 Herbs for Your Kitchen Garden: A seasonal guide to growing and cooking with herbs

by Maureen Little

Herbs that come straight to your kitchen table from your own garden bring unbeatable flavour and freshness to your cooking. This book is a seasonal guide to growing, cooking and using 30 of the most useful and popular culinary herbs, both delicate and robust. It includes 60 delicious recipes - each of which features one or more of these herbs - for soups, sauces, starters, main courses and puddings.Discover how to grow herbs in containers, and from cuttings and seeds, and how you can maintain your plants so that they will remain productive. You will also learn how to plan your herb garden, how to store herbs to preserve their flavour, and how to use herbs to flavour oils, vinegars, butters, sugars and jellies.

365 Days Wild

by Lucy McRobert

365 inspirational suggestions for enjoying nature. These 'Random Acts of Wildness' will encourage you to fall in love with, learn about or even help wildlife and wild places near you.

365 Ways to Save the Planet: A Day-by-day Guide to Living Sustainably (365 Series)

by Nergiz De Baere

ARE YOU READY TO CHANGE THE WORLD?365 WAYS TO SAVE THE PLANET is a full year's worth of daily wisdom, carefully selected to inspire you to take the urgent action our very existence desperately needs. You'll find actions and challenges, surprising facts about the climate crisis, templates for writing to political representatives, scientific explanations of important concepts, popular misconceptions about sustainability, and much more. 365 WAYS TO SAVE THE PLANET goes way beyond predictable sustainability advice about how to recycle. Here you'll discover the small stuff you can do every day to change the world. Because when you get the little things right, the big things follow.

3D Photorealistic Rendering: Interiors & Exteriors with V-Ray and 3ds Max (3D Photorealistic Rendering)

by Jamie Cardoso

Increase the photorealism of your 3d visualizations with enhanced toolsets of V-ray in 3ds Max. Full-color, step-by-step tutorials about techniques involved in creating photorealistic renders for interior/exterior scenes. Each tutorial includes a 3d project scene to guide you through, production and post-production. The production chapter shows how to create shaders, fine-tune textures and set up a day/night lighting rig. You will be rendering high-res images with render elements included for the final stage of post-production. The book also includes tips about, pre-production, camera settings, verified views, material editors, shaders, 3ds max scripts, and much more! Key Features This book deals with real world scenes and delivers up to date design direction. This book has professional supporting files ready for the reader to open and explore. This book highlights the processes of making your own content that not only gives images your personal touch, but also through the online content that will be made available for this title. Includes some coverage of VRay. Focuses in depth on separate issues surrounding interior, exterior and product design, which vary wildly.

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