Heirloom flowers have stood the test of time. Prized for their beauty, scent, hardiness, or other star qualities, these vintage varieties continue to capture our imaginations and decorate our gardens long after they first came to be. These flowers have experience, and now you can enjoy the experience of growing them.
Growing Heirloom Flowers (Cool Springs Press) takes you on a tour of these alluring blooms, covering the benefits, challenges, growing requirements, and everything else you need to know about more than forty heirloom flowers.
Home-grown botanical dyes are in, and they're part of today's shift toward natural and organic living. You don't need a degree in chemistry to create your own natural dyes. It just takes a garden plot and a kitchen.
Vertical vegetable gardening isn't neccesarily intuitive. Although some vegetables, such as tomatoes and pole beans, have been grown vertically for a very long time, it is only recently that gardeners who are short on space have looked to vertical methods and structures for growing vegetables that traditionally have been thought to require a lot of horizontal space.
Vertical Vegetable Gardening (Alpha Books) provides information on growing all types of leafy, root, and other vegetables vertically, saving space, protecting from insects, and making harvesting easier. Now people living in urban areas can grow produce that used to require sizable plots of land.