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  • SEED TO SEED: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners. by Ashworth, Suzanne; Kent Whealy, editor.
    Ashworth, Suzanne; Kent Whealy, editor.
    SEED TO SEED: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners.

    Edition: Large format trade paperback.

    Decorah, Iowa: Seed Savers Exchange, (2002). "A complete seed-saving guide that describes specific techniques for saving the seeds of 160 different vegetables. This book contains detailed information about each vegetable, including its botanical classification, flower structure and means of pollination, required population size, isolation distance, techniques for caging or hand-pollination, and also the proper methods for harvesting, drying, cleaning, and storing the seeds." Originally published in 1991, this second edition is updated and greatly expanded and includes additional information about how to start each vegetable from seed. Illustrated with black and white photographs by David Cavagnaro, Selected references, glossary, index. 238 pp. ISBN: 1-882424581I.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 89135
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  • EMINENT GARDENERS: Some People Of Influence And Their Gardens 1880-1980. by Brown, Jane.
    Brown, Jane.
    EMINENT GARDENERS: Some People Of Influence And Their Gardens 1880-1980.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: The Viking Press, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An interesting look at some less well-known late 19th and early 20th century gardeners and their work - the soldier's daughter, Francis Wolseley; American-in-exile Lawrence Johnston; the elusive Norah Lindsay; English lords Huttleston and Henry Fairhaven, Cambridge University gardeners Anne Jemima Clough and Eleanor Sidgwick, and the more modern Christopher Tunnard. Also explores other aspects of Gertrude Jekyll. Illustrated with 16 glossy plates of photographs. Notes, bibliography, index. 184 pp. ISBN: 0-670819646.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 41283
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  • THE DICTIONARY OF USEFUL PLANTS by Coon, Nelson.
    Coon, Nelson.
    THE DICTIONARY OF USEFUL PLANTS

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Emmaus, PA; Rodale Books, (1974.) dj. Hardcover - An organic farming and gardening book. Illustrated throughout with black and white drawings. Bibliography. Index. 290 pp. ISBN: 0-87857-090X.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 44893
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  • THE URBAN HOMESTEAD: Your Guide to Self-sufficient Living in the Heart of the City. by Coyne, Kelly and Erik Knutzen.
    Coyne, Kelly and Erik Knutzen.
    THE URBAN HOMESTEAD: Your Guide to Self-sufficient Living in the Heart of the City.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Port Townsend, WA: Process Media, (2008). SIGNED first edition - "Written by city dwellers for city dwellers, this illustrated, smartly designed, two-color instruction book proposes a paradigm shift that will improve our lives, our community, and our planet. If you would like to harvest your own vegetables, raise city chickens, or convert to solar energy, this practical, hands-on book is full of step-by-step projects that will get you started immediately, whether you live in an apartment or a house. Projects include How to grow food on a patio or balcony, how to clean your house without toxins, how to preserve food, how to cook with solar energy and more. It is also a guidebook to the larger movement and…

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    Port Townsend, WA: Process Media, (2008). SIGNED first edition - "Written by city dwellers for city dwellers, this illustrated, smartly designed, two-color instruction book proposes a paradigm shift that will improve our lives, our community, and our planet. If you would like to harvest your own vegetables, raise city chickens, or convert to solar energy, this practical, hands-on book is full of step-by-step projects that will get you started immediately, whether you live in an apartment or a house. Projects include How to grow food on a patio or balcony, how to clean your house without toxins, how to preserve food, how to cook with solar energy and more. It is also a guidebook to the larger movement and will point you to the best books and Internet resources on self-sufficiency topics. SIGNED by both authors ("Grow forth"), with sketch of flower, on the half title page. A title in the Process Self-reliance Series. Illustrated. 308 pp. Promotional postcard laid in. ISBN: 1-934170011.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 89114
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  • HOW TO GROW CAMELLIAS, Including a 600 Variety Encyclopedia. by Editors of Sunset Magazine; introduction by David L. Feathers
    Editors of Sunset Magazine; introduction by David L. Feathers
    HOW TO GROW CAMELLIAS, Including a 600 Variety Encyclopedia.

    Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback.

    Menlo Park ,California: Lane Publishing Company (Sunset Books), (1957). First edition - Illustrated with many black and white photographs. A great introduction to the incredible variety of camellias, including a section on bonzai camellias. Introduction by David L. Feathers. Rather uncommon in the first printing. 88 pgs.

    Condition: Near fine (some toning to the covers).

    Book ID: 77891
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  • Elliott, Charles.
    THE TRANSPLANTED GARDENER: An American in England Looks at Hedges, Ha-Ha's, History and More.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Lyons & Burford, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - A delightful book, a witty look at English gardening - its history, including such great gardeners as William Robinson and Edward Bowles, as well as more dubious characters like William Forsyth - but also trenchant chapters on roses, compost, lawns and much more.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 13212
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  • Evans, O. Keister, Jr., editor.
    AMERICAN ROSE ANNUAL 1966. (#51)

    Edition: First printing.

    Columbus, Ohio: American Rose Society, 1966. Hardcover first edition - In addition to several articles on various aspects of growing roses (rambling roses, hybridizing, roses in your diet, growing roses in Florida, in Israel, pesticides, etc.) this includes a list of all the new roses of the world with a brief description, a shorter list of roses which were rejected for registration, and an evaluation of some of the new roses of the past several years. Illustrated with both full color plates and small black and white drawings. Index. 247 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in red cloth with gold lettering.

    Book ID: 27258
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  • Evans, O. Keister, Jr., editor.
    AMERICAN ROSE ANNUAL 1967. (#52)

    Edition: First printing.

    Columbus, Ohio: American Rose Society, 1967. Hardcover first edition - In addition to several articles on various aspects of growing roses (yesteryear's roses, hybridizing, rose photography, making potpourri, miniature roses, old garden roses, 50 years of growing roses in the Rocky Mountains, etc.) this includes a list of all the new roses of the world with a brief description, a shorter list of roses which were rejected for registration, and an evaluation of some of the new roses of the past several years. Illustrated with both full color plates and small black and white drawings. Index. 246 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in red cloth with gold lettering.

    Book ID: 27259
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  • Evans, O. Keister, Jr., editor.
    AMERICAN ROSE ANNUAL 1968. (#53)

    Edition: First printing.

    Columbus, Ohio: American Rose Society, 1968. Hardcover first edition - In addition to several articles on various aspects of growing roses (roses in boxes English style, miniature roses, old garden roses, a tribute to Francis Parkman, perfumes of the roses, etc.) this includes a list of all the new roses of the world with a brief description, a shorter list of roses which were rejected for registration, and an evaluation of some of the new roses of the past several years. Illustrated with both full color plates and small black and white drawings. Index. 246 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in red cloth with gold lettering.

    Book ID: 27260
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  • Evans, O. Keister, Jr., editor.
    AMERICAN ROSE ANNUAL 1970. (#55)

    Edition: First printing.

    Columbus, Ohio: American Rose Society, 1968. Hardcover first edition - In addition to several articles on various aspects of growing roses (Australian rose growing, lavender and blue roses, rose arrangements, espaliers, rose enemies, etc.) this includes a list of all the new roses of the world with a brief description, a shorter list of roses which were rejected for registration, and an evaluation of some of the new roses of the past several years. Illustrated with both full color plates and small black and white drawings. Index. 250 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in red cloth with gold lettering.

    Book ID: 27261
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  • Fox, Dr. E. Eugene, editor.
    THE LILY YEARBOOK OF THE NORTH AMERICAN LILY SOCIETY, Inc. 1995 -1996.

    Edition: First printing.

    North American Lily Society, [1996.]. Hardcover first edition - This book is Number 48 and Number 49 - two volumes under one cover.Illustrated with many full color photographs of lilies as well as black and white photographs. Articles on hybridizing, on the history of the lily societies, on shows, on getting started, on the Laan family of the Netherlands, on growing lilies in Mashpee on Cape Cod, lists of officers and much more. 128 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in green cloth with gilt lettering.

    Book ID: 36459
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  • Grissell, Eric
    A JOURNAL IN THYME.

    Edition: First printing.

    Portland Timber Press, Inc. 1994 dj. Hardcover first edition - Sequel to THYME ON MY HANDS, Series of vignettes documenting a full yearÕs cycle in the life of a gardner and his garden, linocuts by Henry Evans, Index, 314 pgs. ISBN: 0-99192-2765.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 17683
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  • Hawkes, Alex D.
    ORCHIDS: Their Botany and Culture.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, 1961. dj. Hardcover - Illustrated with over 150 drawings and photographs. Glossary, index. 296 pages.

    Condition: Very good+ in a worn dustjacket.

    Book ID: 18803
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  • Hendrickson, Robert.
    THE GREAT AMERICAN TOMATO BOOK: The One Complete Guide to Growing and Using Tomatoes Everywhere.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, 1977. dj. Hardcover first edition - Illustrated, index. 226 pages.

    Condition: Very good in a rubbed and worn dustjacket.

    Book ID: 15462
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  • Hume, H. Harold.
    AZALEAS. Kinds And Culture.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, 1948. Hardcover first edition - Includes information on the various species of this beautiful and widely grown plant, and on its propagation, culture, care, diseases. Illustrated with 10 full-color and 64 black and white photographs. 199 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a green cloth, no dustjacket (front flap of dj tipped on to front endpaper, stamp of previous owner.)

    Book ID: 32747
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  • THE ART OF SHAPING SHRUBS, TREES AND OTHER PLANTS. by Ishimoto, Tatsuo And Kiyoko.
    Ishimoto, Tatsuo And Kiyoko.
    THE ART OF SHAPING SHRUBS, TREES AND OTHER PLANTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown Publishers, Inc. (1966) dj. Hardcover first edition - How to create beautiful healthy plants by pruning and cutting, illustrated with over 150 black and white photographs by the authors of topiary from across Europe and North America and Japan. 125 pp.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (partially price-clipped)

    Book ID: 83662
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  • FLOWER ARRANGING FOR MODERNS I. (Ikebana) by King, Gertrude M.
    King, Gertrude M.
    FLOWER ARRANGING FOR MODERNS I. (Ikebana)

    Edition: First printing.

    Pasadena, California: By the author, nd (ca 1970). First edition - A slim volume on the basic principles of ikebana, including a list of equipment, discussion of containers, and many examples of arrangements, each illustrated with a drawing. Of interest, in 1911, Gertrude M. King of Nantucket was issued a patent for an innovative container for flower arranging. Printed on good quality linen weave paper. 23 pp.

    Condition: Fine in stapled illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 63373
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  • THE LITTLE GARDEN. by King, Mrs. Francis (Louisa Yeomans King)
    King, Mrs. Francis (Louisa Yeomans King)
    THE LITTLE GARDEN.

    Edition: 4th printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1926 (c 1921). Hardcover - The first of several books on small gardens by this author - many of the practical suggestions on small garden lay out, flower arrangement, the use of color and accessories and much more are still applicable today. Illustrated with nine black and white photographic plates; includes several tables, including one fold-out table. ix, 94 pp.

    Condition: Good condition in brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover, gilt decoration (some rubbing to the spine and corners, slight spine slant, but overall a tight and clean copy)

    Book ID: 67935
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  • IN THE EYE OF THE GARDEN. by Osler, Mirabel.
    Osler, Mirabel.
    IN THE EYE OF THE GARDEN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Macmillan, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Moving through the landscapes of Corfu, Thailand, Provence, New York City and the English countryside, Mirabel Osler reveals the mind of a true gardener, ever curious and ready to be facinated". Whether practical (discussing the Dutch elm disease) or fanciful (on violets and pansies), this is a delight to read or just to dip into. Illustrated with many small black and white drawings, mostly taken from old gardening books. 176 pp. ISBN: 0-02-5940651.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 44426
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  • THE EDUCATION OF A GARDENER. by Page, Russell (1906-1985)
    Page, Russell (1906-1985)
    THE EDUCATION OF A GARDENER.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Random House, (1982) dj. SIGNED hardcover - A reissue of a classic by one of the most famous landscape gardeners of the 20th century. This describes the author's training and the development of his many celebrated gardens. . . he designed gardens all over the world, from Leeds Castle in Kent to the Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Garden at the Pepsi Cola Headquarters in New York, as well as in France, his home for many years. Page was considered the great English garden designer of the 20th century, known for mastering the art of conjuring vast spaces, and creating formal gardens within informal contexts. Originally published in 1962 this edition includes a new preface, and some unpublished…

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    New York: Random House, (1982) dj. SIGNED hardcover - A reissue of a classic by one of the most famous landscape gardeners of the 20th century. This describes the author's training and the development of his many celebrated gardens. . . he designed gardens all over the world, from Leeds Castle in Kent to the Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Garden at the Pepsi Cola Headquarters in New York, as well as in France, his home for many years. Page was considered the great English garden designer of the 20th century, known for mastering the art of conjuring vast spaces, and creating formal gardens within informal contexts. Originally published in 1962 this edition includes a new preface, and some unpublished pictures from Page's files. Illustrated. SIGNED on the half title page and dated in 1983. Illustrated. Index 382 pp. ISBN: 0-002195941.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (light foxing to fore-edge of textblock, endpapers, and interior of dj, price-clipped) Books signed by Page are quite scarce.

    Book ID: 85500
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  • Perenyi, Eleanor.
    GREEN THOUGHTS: A Writer in the Garden.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Vintage Books, 1983. A book of practical advice, musings, and opinions by a woman whose garden in Connecticut was her avocation for 30 years. Delightful to browse or read. ISBN: 0-394-717147.

    Condition: Fine.

    Book ID: 24735
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  • BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS COMPLETE GUIDE TO FLOWER GARDENING. by Roth, Susan A.
    Roth, Susan A.
    BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS COMPLETE GUIDE TO FLOWER GARDENING.

    Edition: Large trade paperback.

    Des Moines, Iowa: Meredith Books - Better Homes and Gardens, (1995.). A comprehensive, easy-to-use reference with complete information on planning, designing, planting and caring for flower gardens. More than 700 color photographs and illustrations for inspiration and instruction. Detailed lists of plants by color, care requirements, length of bloom and more. An encyclopedia featuring more than 450 perennials, annuals, bulbs and grasses. Oversized format. Index. 408 pp. ISBN: 0-696-000571.

    Condition: Very good+ in glossy wrappers.

    Book ID: 45054
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  • FLOWER CONFIDENTIAL. by Stewart, Amy.
    Stewart, Amy.
    FLOWER CONFIDENTIAL.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2007. dj. SIGNED hardcover - A look at the flower industry and how it has sought - for better or worse - for perfection. SIGNED on the title page Statistics, notes, bibliography. 306 pp. ISBN: 1565124383.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (a new copy, but one corner bumped.).

    Book ID: 50823
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  • FLOWER CONFIDENTIAL. by Stewart, Amy.
    Stewart, Amy.
    FLOWER CONFIDENTIAL.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2007. SIGNED first edition - A look at the flower industry and how it has sought - for better or worse - for perfection. SIGNED on the title page Statistics, notes, bibliography. 306 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 65077
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  • Taylor, Albert D. and Cooper, Gordon D.
    THE COMPLETE GARDEN

    New York: Garden City Publishing Co., Inc., 1921. A very thorough book - the title describes it well. 440 pgs, including a glossary, bibliography and index. illustrated with full page cuts, line charts and many photographs.

    Condition: Very good in dark green buckram, gold titling on spine, embossed design on front cover.

    Book ID: 7289
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