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Extreme Gardening: How To Grow Organic In The Hostile Deserts. Kindle Edition

Dave Owens
ISBN: B00755G1TC, Kindle - 7.99 BUY

Kindle Edition


Extreme Gardening

Dave Owens
ISBN: 0970501609, Paperback - 14.99 BUY

Arizona specific organic gardening advise. Covers many sub-tropical plants carried in our nursery. The best book you can buy for growing plants in the Phoenix area. A must have book for any gardner. My personal recomendation, if you buy only one book, get this one. Copies are also available in the nursery.


The Garden Guy: Seasonal Guide to Organic Gardening in the Desert Southwest Kindle Edition

Dave Owens
ISBN: B0074VOBV2, Kindle - 5.99 BUY

The Garden Guy: Seasonal Guide to Organic Gardening in the Desert Southwest Kindle edition


The Garden Guy: Seasonal Guide to Organic Gardening in the Desert Southwest

Dave Owens
ISBN: 0970501617, Paperback - 18.95 BUY

A great companion book to Mr. Owens first book, "Extreme Gardening". Month by month planting and care guide with lots of great tips and ideas. Copies are also available in the nursery.


The Garden Guy's Southwest Bug Guide

Dave Owens
ISBN: 0615388531, Paperback - BUY

A fun and easy way to learn about controlling pests the organic way. This book is a "must have" to answer questions like these:

How do I get rid of ants naturally?

What is eating my squash?

How do I keep my neighbor's cat out of my garden?

I have noticed black spots on my rose plant's leaves. Is this a cause for concern?

Something is eating all the leaves on my grapevines. How can I control this naturally?

Organic gardening has been a lifetime passion for Dave Owens, The Garden Guy. He has written two best-selling books, Extreme Gardening: How to Garden Organically in the Hostile Desert and The Garden Guy: A Seasonal Guide to Organic Gardening in the Desert Southwest.

Like the Garden Guy's previous books, the Southwest Bug Guide is written with the Desert Southwest's hostile environment in mind, but the information and remedies are effective in any locale. This is an everyday gardener's manual to help identify and control pests the natural way. Not only keeping Mother Earth safe, but our homes, families, pets and wildlife. Let's all stop using toxic poisons that destroy our environment.



All About Citrus & Subtropical Fruits

Ortho
ISBN: 0897210654, Paperback - 8.50 BUY

Recommended: Covers almost every tree and plant we carry. Plus recipes. Book is out of print, but good quality used copies are available in the nursery.


Citrus

Lance Walheim
ISBN: 0962823643, Paperback - 13.57 BUY

Everything you ever wanted to know about citrus with specifics to growing in the Arizona desert


Banana's You Can Grow

Stokes
ISBN: 0967854016, Paperback - 19.95 BUY



Complete Book of Bananas

William Lessard
ISBN: 0963316109, Hardcover - BUY
ISBN: 0963316109, Paperback - BUY



Banana Leaves: Filipino Cooking and Much More

N.T. Alcuaz
ISBN: 1412053781, Paperback - 16.66 BUY



Taylors Guide to Fruits and Berries

Holmes
ISBN: 0395710863, Paperback - 19.95 BUY

Detailed topics include overview, selection, care, diseases, suggested cultivars for your zone, and anything unique about the cultivar. Great pictures too.


The Great Mango Book

Allen Susser
ISBN: 1580082041, Paperback - 10.85 BUY

Mouth watering pictures, informative text on more than 50 Mango varieties, plus delicious food and drink recipes.


The Great Exotic Fruit Book

Norman Van Aken
ISBN: 0898156882, Paperback - 10.85 BUY

A Handbook of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits, With Recipes


Tropical Fruit

Desmond Tate
ISBN: 9813018763, Paperback - 15.61 BUY

More and more unusual fruits appear in our nursery, leaving the uninitiated increasingly bewildered. Top-quality, full-color drawings and informative text. Each listing has a recipe to encourage using the fruit and to persuade the uninitiated to try these exotic products.


Western Garden Book

Brenzel
ISBN: 0376038756, Paperback - 21.75 BUY

Covers planting and growing from Washington State to Hawaii and everywhere in between. A good overview, plus tips on pruning, soil,and propagation.


Bamboo for Gardens

Ted Meredith
ISBN: 0881925071, Hardcover - 26.37 BUY

The most complete bamboo book in print. Lots of photos


Hardy Bamboos

Whittaker
ISBN: 088192685X, Hardcover - 26.37 BUY

Another great bamboo book. More specific to growing in colder climates. Beautiful photos.


Fruits of Warm Climates

Julia Morton
ISBN: 0961018410, Hardcover - 125.00 BUY
ISBN: 0965336050, CD ROM - 79.00 BUY

The text from this wonderful book is also made available online for free from Prudue University. Check our internet links section for the web site.


An Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms

Robert Lee Riffle
ISBN: 0881925586, Hardcover - 32.97 BUY

Approximately 890 species are described in detail, including cold hardiness, water needs, height, and any special requirements. No gardener or landscaper who reads this book should ever again lose a palm solely because of lack of horticultural information


The Exotic Garden

Iversen
ISBN: 1561582328, Hardcover - 7.35 BUY

A beautiful book with lots of pictures and garden design advise. Does not pretain directly to most of what we carry but much of the advise is relevant to sub-tropical gardening.


The New Exotic Garden

Giles
ISBN: 1840006927, Hardcover - 13.57 BUY

Similar to the Exotic Garden. Beautiful photos


all about citrus

ISBN: 0696236052, Paperback - BUY

2nd Edition, lot's of updates and many new additions to growing in Arizona.


How To Build With Bamboo

ISBN: 1586852205, Paperback - BUY

Filled with terrific gift-giving ideas, one-day projects to do with children, and practical home improvement projects, How to Build with Bamboo welcomes you to the wonderful world of bamboo. Each page shows you how you can bring this ancient plant, with a long tradition as a building material, into your own home. Make a lamp, chest of drawers, or even a candleholder and jewelry box.


The Craft & Art of Bamboo

ISBN: 1600593399, Paperback - BUY

“[Bamboo] is increasingly being used for garden structures…and the projects in this book reflect that trend…Few books are available on this topic, so this should be welcome in all garden and crafts collections.”—Library Journal


Incredible Pomegranate

ISBN: 1932657746, Paperback - BUY

The Incredible Pomegranate has been written for fruit-growing enthusiasts, what we like to call a gardeners pomegranate book. All the growing and culture requirements are included. But it is much more than just how to grow pomegranates. There are tales of trips to far-off places in search of pomegranates and people.


Grow Your Own Fresh Air

ISBN: 0140262431, Paperback - BUY

Plants are the lungs of the earth. This revolutionary guide, based on 25 years of research by NASA, shows how common houseplants can combat sick building syndrome and cleanse the home or office of common pollutants. Color photos & llustrations. Online promo.


Western Garden Book of Edibles

ISBN: 0376039183, Paperback - BUY

Complete instructions for growing over 190 vegetables, herbs, berries, fruits, nuts, and tropical fruits in the ground and in containers. Plans and design ideas for kitchen gardens of all sizes, as well as easy-to-follow guidelines for composting, building raised beds, and more. Growing season details for all regions of the West, including Alaska and Hawaii. Timely tips from edibles experts around the West-British Columbia to New Mexico. More than 300 pages of color photographs, practical advice, and inspiration from the editors of Sunset magazine, the West's authority on gardening.


Plants of the Bible

Allan A. Swenson
ISBN: 0806516151, Hardcover - BUY

Relying on careful research in the works of biblical and botanical scholars, garden expert Alan Swenson traces the plants of the Bible back to their roots in antiquity and discusses in detail how to cultivate them, indoors and out. Illustrated with photos thoughout, some in color.


Life Under Glass, The Inside Story of Biosphere 2

Abigail Alling, Mark Nelson
ISBN: 1882428072, Hardcover - BUY

The book articulately describes the hopes that drove Biosphere 2, how it was built, and some of the challenges the crew faced during their 2-year closure.


The Great Citrus Book: A Guide with Recipes (Great Series)

Allen Susser
ISBN: 0898158559, Paperback - BUY

Summer lemonade stands, oranges in Christmas stockings, lime margaritas and breakfast grapefruits mean "citrus" to most people. This concentrated reference and cookbook extends our knowledge of Genus Citrus' eight major species (plus Genus Fortunella's kumquat) in great detail with history, geography, climate (the key to how the fruit develops), appearance, nutritional value and recipes. Lois Ellen Frank's clear photographs of the 102 varieties are paired with descriptive paragraphs. Cutlines give little-known facts like this one: The history behind the name of the juicy Parson Brown sweet orange is a nod to the man who discovered the variety - a Reverend Brown found the original seedling in 1856. Chef Allen Susser's specialty is New World Cuisine (American, Caribbean and Latin cooking) and it influences the 38 unique recipes. His ability to transport recipes from the Old World into the new cuisine is showcased with Shrimp Bigarrade, inspired by Escoffier's Duck a la Orange; while Lobster Hash substitutes lobster for beef and sweet potatoes for white potatoes. Portobello mushrooms stand in for the fish in escabeche. No citrus cookbook is complete without original recipes, and The Great Citrus Book again offers some new versions of old favorites: Frozen Key Lime Pie, Blood Orange Marmalade and Lemon Meringue Kisses with Lemon Curd. The Great Citrus Book is a sunny addition to any cookbook shelf


Growing Citrus: The Essential Gardener's Guide

Martin Page
ISBN: 0881929069, Hardcover - BUY

The unique foliage, aromatic flowers, and dramatic colors of citrus add an exotic touch to the garden, terrace, deck, or balcony. The delicious and nutritious fruits they harvest are a draw to an ever-increasing number of people interested in growing their own food. Martin Page charts the introduction of citrus to the western world, celebrates their unique flavors and diverse uses, and recommends the best varieties for garden cultivation. The detailed cultivation advice describes how to grow the trees in all climates, includes tips on overwintering, and shows how to tend to trees in pots, small gardens, and greenhouses. Includes oranges, lemons, limes, tangerines, clementines, and many more. Growing Citrus is the definitive guide to growing the world's most important fruit crops and will inspire the enthusiastic home gardener to grow their own.


Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden

Lee Reich
ISBN: 0881929441, Paperback - BUY

Inspired by the local-food movement, many Americans are turning their yards into miniature orchards, growing apples, kiwis, peaches, and strawberries. Discerning gardeners—tired of the common blackberry—want something new. Jujube, juneberry, maypop, pawpaw, and shipova are just a few of the uncommon—and absolutely tasty—fruits that can be easily grown in the home garden. Lee Reich has chosen 23 fruits that offer mouthwatering rewards to anyone willing to veer off the beaten path. As useful as it is inspiring, this new paperback edition emphasizes the practicalities of plant selection, cultivation, propagation, and maintenance. All plants were carefully chosen for their ease of care, ability to withstand cold, and flavor. Tips for using the fruits in the kitchen are also included. After reading this delightful book, all gardeners will want to grow and enjoy these uncommonly delicious fruits.



ISBN: 1603425772, Paperback - 12.89 BUY

Perhaps it starts with an avocado pit precariously suspended on toothpicks in a water glass, or maybe an island vacation instilled a fondness for fresh-picked papaya. Whatever the source of inspiration, the reality of successfully propagating and growing tropical plants is something most gardeners never get to experience, yet a wide variety of both familiar and exotic plants can be grown inside the home with very little effort. Whether intrigued by the culinary possibilities of using one’s own lemons or olives, or attracted to the ornamental attributes of a fragrant or vibrant blossom, tropical plants offer a wealth of edible and decorative possibilities. From the Australian Finger Lime to the Tahitian Orange, Kumquat to the Sunquat, each plant’s cultural requirements are provided in pithy descriptions that include recipes. Fun facts, handy tips, and eye-popping color illustrations and photographs round out a comprehensive yet accessible guide that will fascinate and inspire both beginning and established gardeners. --Carol Haggas


Fruit Trees in Small Spaces: Abundant Harvests From Your Own Back Yard

Colby Eierman
ISBN: 1604691905, Paperback - BUY

Luscious peaches, crisp apples, and sweet plums right off the tree are hard to beat. For gardeners yearning for the pleasures of home-grown fruit plucked straight from the tree, this deliciously encouraging guide cuts the subject down to size. Colby Eierman, garden designer and fruit expert, shows how trees can easily be tucked into the tiniest spots and still yield a bumper crop of gorgeous fruit. Fruit Trees in Small Spaces covers everything a gardener needs to know about choosing and nurturing the most delicious small-space varieties, including selection, pruning, training, irrigation, and disease prevention. With inspiring ideas for spaces of all shapes and sizes and creative recipes for your incredible harvest, you'll want to plant a mini-orchard in every intimate corner. For the gardener with space limitations, bountiful fruit trees are now within arm's reach.


Banana: The Fate of The Fruit That Changed the World

Dan Koeppel's
ISBN: 0452290082, Paperback - BUY

In this fascinating and surprising exploration of the banana’s history, cultural significance, and endangered future, award-winning journalist Dan Koeppel gives readers plenty of food for thought. Fast-paced and highly entertaining, Banana takes us from jungle to supermarket, from corporate boardrooms to kitchen tables around the world. We begin in the Garden of Eden—examining scholars’ belief that Eve’s “apple” was actually a banana— and travel to early-twentieth-century Central America, where aptly named “banana republics” rose and fell over the crop, while the companies now known as Chiquita and Dole conquered the marketplace. Koeppel then chronicles the banana’s path to the present, ultimately—and most alarmingly—taking us to banana plantations across the globe that are being destroyed by a fast-moving blight, with no cure in sight—and to the high-tech labs where new bananas are literally being built in test tubes, in a race to save the world’s most beloved fruit.


Banana: The Fate of The Fruit That Changed the World (Kindle Edition)

Dan Koeppel's
ISBN: 1594630380, Kindle Edition - BUY

Kindle Edition In this fascinating and surprising exploration of the banana’s history, cultural significance, and endangered future, award-winning journalist Dan Koeppel gives readers plenty of food for thought. Fast-paced and highly entertaining, Banana takes us from jungle to supermarket, from corporate boardrooms to kitchen tables around the world. We begin in the Garden of Eden—examining scholars’ belief that Eve’s “apple” was actually a banana— and travel to early-twentieth-century Central America, where aptly named “banana republics” rose and fell over the crop, while the companies now known as Chiquita and Dole conquered the marketplace. Koeppel then chronicles the banana’s path to the present, ultimately—and most alarmingly—taking us to banana plantations across the globe that are being destroyed by a fast-moving blight, with no cure in sight—and to the high-tech labs where new bananas are literally being built in test tubes, in a race to save the world’s most beloved fruit.





Hose end water filter

ISBN: B007I6MN72, - 36.95 BUY

Removes chlorine and other harmful chemicals.


Neem Oil

ISBN: B007CRG4CW, - 14.21 BUY

32 oz., Concentrate, Neem Oil. This is an all purpose insecticide, miticide, and fungicide for organic gardening. Formula is derived from the neem seed. Neem oil is an excellent choice for use on virtually any plant, including roses, flowers, vegetables, herbs, spices, houseplants, trees, turf, and shrubs. Kills all stages of insects, eggs, larvae, and adults. Makes a great dormant spray. Imparts a healthy shine to hardy leaf surfaces. Comes in an economical concentrate, with a convenient ready to use spray.


Fiskars Professional Bypass Pruners

ISBN: B000F97DWO, - 14.58 BUY

An ideal professional grade tool for all kinds of pruning tasks Adjustable blade tension Ambidextrous handle design allows for comfortable left or right-handed use Integrated sap groove keeps cutting action smooth and stick-free 1-inch cutting capacity


Frost Blanket

ISBN: B000XVJ6DS, - 11.75 BUY

Large cover is 42" high and 55"wide, with drawstring opening. ~Ideal for large potted containers, window boxes, barrels and small shrubs. ~Its dome shape drapes over plants and the quick and easy drawstring secures cover in place at base of container. ~Once annuals die back due to a hard freeze or perennials lose their foliage and enter dormancy, be sure to remove your covers and store them until the next growing season. ~Fabric is Light Sage Green.


The Garden Pool Second Edition

Dennis McClung
ISBN: 1495121887, Hardcover - BUY

The Second Edition is exclusively released as an 8.5″ x 11″ paperback book and is designed to accompany you on your GP journey. This is everything you need to know to design, build, and operate your own backyard food production system that we have spent 5 years researching and developing.



 

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