BOOKS

Growing Tasty Tropical Plants in Any Home, Anywhere by Byron E. Martin , Laurelynn G. Martin

Enjoy fresh java brewed from your own coffee beans or juice from the orange tree growing in a sunny corner of your living room. The authors show you how to successfully plant, grow, and harvest 47 varieties of tropical fruiting plants — in any climate! This straightforward, easy-to-use guide brings papaya, passionfruit, pepper, pineapples, and more out of the tropics and into your home. With plenty of gorgeous foliage, entrancing fragrances, and luscious fruits, local food has never been more exotic. Recipes also included. Author are owners of a famous national Tropical Nursery that has been in their family over 100 years

MSRP $18.95, our price $16.50

How To Grow Citrus Practically Anywhere by Darren Sheriff

A book for people outside the traditional "Citrus Belts" that want to grow their own Grapefruits, Oranges, Lemons, Limes, Etc. A how to book on the ins and outs of growing citrus trees in containers, including fertilizing, soil mixes and of course, cold protection. Written by one of the country's premier authorities, Darren has been given the moniker "The Citrus Guy" and gives many lectures each year on the topic to various groups.

MSRP $19.95, our price $17.50

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Grow A Little Fruit Tree by Anne Ralph

Grow your own apples, figs, plums, cherries, pears, apricots, and peaches in even the smallest backyard! Ann Ralph shows you how to cultivate small yet abundant fruit trees using a variety of specialized pruning techniques. With dozens of simple and effective strategies for keeping an ordinary fruit tree from growing too large, you’ll keep your gardening duties manageable while at the same time reaping a bountiful harvest. These little fruit trees are easy to maintain and make a lovely addition to any home landscape.

SRP $16.95, our price $14.95

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Landscaping With Fruit by Lee Reich

Discover the joy of homegrown apples, fresh-picked cherries, and dozens of other fruits with this definitive guide to creating a more delicious backyard! Lee Reich shows you how to grow temperate-zone fruit at home, from site analysis and climate assessment through plant selection, pest control, pruning, and harvesting. A plant-by-plant guide recommends 39 palate-pleasing species that are especially well-suited to the home landscape. Add beauty to your outdoor space while bringing organic fruit to your table. Lee Reich, PhD former agricultural scientist with the USDA and Cornell University, writes a column for Associated Press, author of numerous books and national lectures.

SRP $19.95, our price $17.50

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Gardening With Less Water by David Bainbridge

With NM facing drought and/or water shortages this is a handy book to have. Gardening with Less Water offers simple, inexpensive, low-tech techniques for watering your garden much more efficiently — using up to 90 percent less water for the same results. With illustrated step-by-step instructions, David Bainbridge shows you how to install buried clay pots and pipes, wicking systems, and other porous containers that deliver water directly to a plant’s roots with little to no evaporation. These systems parts are available at hardware stores and garden centers; are easy to set up and use; and work for garden beds, container gardens, and trees.

SRP $14.95, our price $12.95

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How Plants Work - The science behind the amazing things plants do by Linda Chalker-Scott

Why do container plants wilt even when they’ve been regularly watered? Why did the hydrangea that thrived last year never bloom this year? Plant physiology—the study of how living things function—can solve these and most other problems gardeners regularly encounter. In How Plants Work, horticulture expert Linda Chalker-Scott brings the stranger-than-fiction science of the plant world to vivid life. She uncovers the mysteries of how and why plants do the things they do, and arms you with fascinating knowledge that will change the way you garden in easy to understand language. You will learn how to fertilize and prune more effectively, how to weed less than you ever have, and how to determine which garden products are worth your time and money. After reading this book you will know more than 95% of the nursery and gardening professionals out there and if after reading you are not 100% satisfied I will refund your money.

SRP $19.95, our price $17.50

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The Essential Guide to Cultivating Mushrooms by Stephen Russell

From the basics of using mushroom kits to working with grain spawn, liquid cultures, and fruiting chambers, Stephen Russell covers everything you need to know to produce mouthwatering shiitakes, oysters, lion’s manes, maitakes, and portobellos. Whether you’re interested in growing them for your own kitchen or to sell at a local market, you’ll soon be harvesting a delicious and abundant crop of mushrooms. 

SRP $24.95, our price $21.95

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The Savage Garden, Revised: Cultivating Carnivorous Plants by Peter D'Amato
For fifteen years, The Savage Garden has been the number one bestselling bible for those interested in growing carnivorous plants. This new edition is fully revised to include the latest developments and discoveries in the carnivorous plant world, making it the most accurate and up to date book of its kind.
You may be familiar with the Venus flytrap, but did you know that some pitcher plants can—and do—digest an entire rat? Or that there are several hundred species of carnivorous plants on our planet? Beautiful, unusual, and surprisingly easy to grow, flesh-eating plants thrive everywhere from windowsills to outdoor container gardens, in a wide variety of climates. The Savage Garden is the most comprehensive guide to these fascinating oddities, gloriously illustrated with more than 200 color photos. Fully revised with the latest developments in the carnivorous plant world, this new edition includes:


   •  All the basics—from watering and feeding to modern advances in artificial lighting, soil, and fertilizers.
  •  Detailed descriptions of hundreds of plants, including many of the incredible new species that have been recently discovered and hybridized.
  •  Cultivation and propagation information for all the plant families: pitcher plants, Venus flytraps, sundews, rainbow plants, bladderworts, and many other peculiar plants from the demented mind of Mother Nature.
Whether you’re a beginner with your first flytrap or an expert looking for the latest exotic specimen, this classic book has everything you need to grow your very own little garden of horrors.. 

SRP $25.95, our price $22.95

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Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew

One of the bestselling garden books ever is fresher than ever! Ready to inspire a whole new generation of gardeners.

When he created the “square foot gardening” method, Mel Bartholomew, a retired engineer and efficiency expert, found the solution to the frustrations of most gardeners. His revolutionary system is simple: it’s an ingenious planting method based on using square foot blocks of garden space instead of rows. Gardeners build up, not down, so there’s no digging and no tilling after the first year. And the method requires less thinning, less weeding, and less watering.

“I found a better way to garden, one that’s more efficient, more manageable, and requires less work,” Bartholomew explains. Not surprisingly, his method quickly received worldwide recognition and has bee14n written up in every major newspaper and gardening magazine. His book, which served as the companion to the nationally acclaimed television series, has sold over 800,000 copies. Now freshened with new illustrations, the book Ingram calls “the largest selling garden book in America” is reissued for the delight of a whole new generation of gardeners.

SRP $19.95, our price $17.50

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Growing Vegetables in Drought, Desert & Dry Times -THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO ORGANIC GARDENING WITHOUT WASTING WATER by Maureen Gilmer

Here is the definitive guide to growing healthy organic vegetables without wasting our precious water resources! This incredibly timely book will give dedicated home gardeners the know-how to grow delicious produce in dry times, focusing on four different low-water conditions in the western United States: voluntary water conservation, drought, and both high and low desert. Using modern techniques, as well as tips and stories from native traditions ranging from the southwestern United States to the Middle East, this guide offers the best of ancient wisdom and the newest innovations in conservation, and includes varietal recommendations and a seasonal crop guide.. 

SRP $22.95, our price $19.95

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Simple Steps To Success: Fruits and Vegetables in Pots by Jo Whittingham

Using a combination of easily accessible information and inspiring photographs, the Simple Steps series promotes gardening as a real pleasure rather than a back-breaking chore.

In Fruit and Vegetables in Pots, learn simple steps to growing and nurturing your own fruits and vegetables in containers.

SRP $9.95, our price $8.95