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Gardening: Row by Row
Recommended titles on gardening, urban landscapes, and flowers.
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Title: Perfect Plant, Perfect Place
Author: Lancaster, Roy
Publisher: DK (2002)
ISBN: 0789483858
Call Number: 635.965 L221P
Notes: With beautiful illustrations, this book helps you find the perfect plant for your difficult places.

 
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Title: Lasagna Gardening : a New Layering System for Bountiful Gardens: No Digging, No Tilling, No Weeding, No Kidding!
Author: Lanza, Patricia
ISBN: 0875969623
Call Number: 635 L297L
Notes: For starting a new garden without double-digging, just use newspaper and layers of good stuff right on top of the lawn! It works!

 
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Title: Container Plants for Beginners
Author: Mayer, Joachim (2002)
ISBN: 0764154133
Call Number: 635.986 M452C
Notes: Good for small gardens, patios, decks, balconies, and for when you run out of in-ground space.

 
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Title: McGee & Stuckey's the Bountiful Container : a Container Garden of Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits and Edible Flowers
Author: McGee, Rose Marie Nichols
Publisher: Workman Pub (2002)
ISBN: 0761116230
Call Number: 635.986 M172M
Notes: A great book for those of us with little space to garden in, this book has a lot of information on growing edible things in containers. If all you have is a balcony or back steps, this is the book for you!

 
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Title: Taylor's Guide to Roses : How to Select, Grow, and Enjoy More Than 380 Roses
Author: Ondra, Nancy
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (2001)
ISBN: 0618068880
Call Number: 635.9337 ON13T
Notes: This book is a great illustrated guide to roses to help you identify what you have and select the perfect additions to your garden. One of the many great books in the "Taylor's Guides to Gardening" series.

 
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Title: Maria Rodale's Organic Gardening : Your Seasonal Companion to Creating a Beautiful and Delicious Garden
Author: Rodale, Maria
Publisher: Rodale Press (1998)
ISBN: 087596799X
Call Number: 635.0484 R611M
Notes: How to have a safe, chemical-free, veggie and flower garden that blooms and produces throughout spring, summer and fall.

 
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Title: Philadelphia Flower Show: Celebrating 175 Years
Author: Rogers, Raymond
Publisher: HarperResource (2003)
Price: $44.95
ISBN: 0060575131
Notes: Have you ever wanted to take a backstage tour of the Flower Show, learn how to enter plants and arrangements into the Competitive Classes, see how the professionals produce their fanciful exhibits or learn the history of this world-class, Philly event? If so, this is the book for you.

 
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Title: Gardens for the Soul : Designing Outdoor Spaces Using Ancient Symbols, Healing Plants, and Feng Shui
Author: Woods, Pamela
Publisher: Rizzoli (2002)
ISBN: 0847824780
Call Number: 712.6 W866G
Notes: This is an inspired work on garden design using spiritual beliefs and inner emotions. Different styles of gardens are presented using historical examples as well as modern designs.