The People s Gardener

  • Filename: the-people-s-gardener.
  • ISBN: 9780283072567
  • Release Date: 2016-05-19
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Jim Buttress
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan

With an introduction by Alan Titchmarsh, The People's Gardener is an inspiring memoir by top gardening judge Jim Buttress, that will amuse and enthral gardeners everywhere. As a judge at the RHS, Jim Buttress presides over the country's favourite flower shows, including Chelsea and Hampton Court. He also judged the Britain in Bloom competition for over twenty-five years, and was watched by millions on the BBC's The Big Allotment Challenge. But how did this practical gardener from Purley go on to have one of the most impressive careers in British horticulture? In this warm and funny memoir, Jim takes us from his boyhood obsession with Percy Thrower to his ten-year stint as Superintendent of the Central Royal Parks. Here, his day-to-day duties could include anything from having a drink and a chat with the Queen Mother to working out how to water some elephants who'd taken up residence in Hyde Park. Jim also reveals what it's like to exhibit, and to win gold, at the Chelsea Flower Show, and shares his many adventures as a judge; from the joy of awarding medals to grateful winners to the shock of being threatened with a punch on the nose from the odd irate loser. Packed with brilliant characters, this book will delight everyone who shares Jim's love of gardening.

Changing Minds

  • Filename: changing-minds.
  • ISBN: 1422103293
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 244
  • Author: Howard Gardner
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Press

Examines one of the questions of human psychology: why it's so difficult to change our own minds and each other's and what happens when we do actually change our minds. This book describes seven powerful factors at work in different cases of mind change. It also examines changes of mind in six arenas.

My Brother Geoff

  • Filename: my-brother-geoff.
  • ISBN: 0747232857
  • Release Date: 2002-11-04
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Tony Hamilton
  • Publisher:

Geoff Hamilton was beloved of the huge television audience who relied on him for straightforward, down to earth advice. His twin brother, Tony, himself a keen gardener, enjoyed the closeness of their relationship which has put him in a unique position to write Geoff's story: the early struggle with his horticultural business, the breakdown of his first marriage and then his extraordinary burgeoning as a television gardener and his great happiness with his second wife, Linda.


  • Filename: expendable.
  • ISBN: 9781497625242
  • Release Date: 2014-04-01
  • Number of pages: 355
  • Author: James Alan Gardner
  • Publisher: Open Road Media

In Expendable, the first volume of the League of Peoples, Festina Ramos is assigned to escort an unstable admiral to planet Melaquin. Little is known about Melaquin, for every explorer who’s landed there has disappeared. It’s come to be known as the “planet of no return,” and the High Council has made a habit of sending troublesome admirals there in an attempt to get rid of them. It’s clear that this is intended to be Ramos’s last mission, but she doesn’t plan on dying, no matter how expendable she may be.

Commitment Hour

  • Filename: commitment-hour.
  • ISBN: 9781497623491
  • Release Date: 2014-04-01
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: James Alan Gardner
  • Publisher: Open Road Media

After most of Earth’s population has left for other planets, life is simple in the isolated village of Tober Cove. Fullin, a twenty-year-old musician, lives well off of his craft. But soon he must make a life-changing decision that all residents of Tober Cove must make. Up until their twenty-first birthdays, the people of Tober Cove change gender every year. But at the age of twenty-one, they must commit to being male, female, or a Neut (essentially a hermaphrodite) for the rest of their lives. As Fullin nears the moment of decision, his faith becomes shaken when he uncovers secrets that distort his beliefs.

The Education of a Gardener

  • Filename: the-education-of-a-gardener.
  • ISBN: 9781407092041
  • Release Date: 2010-09-30
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Russell Page
  • Publisher: Random House

Russell Page was one of the most famous landscape gardeners in Europe. This is his classic text describing his training and the making of his many and celebrated gardens. Written in clear, elegant prose, illustrated with a substantial photographic section, this edition boasts pictures by Marina Schinz of Russell Page's gardens in a more mature form and hitherto unpublished photographs from the author's files with a foreword and captions by Fred Whitsey, gardening correspondent to the Daily Telegraph.

The Gardener s Year

  • Filename: the-gardener-s-year.
  • ISBN: 9780486817248
  • Release Date: 2017-09-13
  • Number of pages: 112
  • Author: Karel Capek
  • Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

A lighthearted mock-treatise reflects upon the pains and rewards of tending a small garden plot. "This very entertaining volume with its delightfully humorous pictures should be read by all gardeners." — Nature.

Guerrilla Gardening

  • Filename: guerrilla-gardening.
  • ISBN: 1550923897
  • Release Date: 2009-03-01
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: David Tracey
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers

A guide to greening cities -- with or without permission.

The Gardener and the Carpenter

  • Filename: the-gardener-and-the-carpenter.
  • ISBN: 9781429944335
  • Release Date: 2016-08-09
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Alison Gopnik
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

One of the world's leading child psychologists shatters the myth of "good parenting" Caring deeply about our children is part of what makes us human. Yet the thing we call "parenting" is a surprisingly new invention. In the past thirty years, the concept of parenting and the multibillion dollar industry surrounding it have transformed child care into obsessive, controlling, and goal-oriented labor intended to create a particular kind of child and therefore a particular kind of adult. In The Gardener and the Carpenter, the pioneering developmental psychologist and philosopher Alison Gopnik argues that the familiar twenty-first-century picture of parents and children is profoundly wrong--it's not just based on bad science, it's bad for kids and parents, too. Drawing on the study of human evolution and her own cutting-edge scientific research into how children learn, Gopnik shows that although caring for children is profoundly important, it is not a matter of shaping them to turn out a particular way. Children are designed to be messy and unpredictable, playful and imaginative, and to be very different both from their parents and from each other. The variability and flexibility of childhood lets them innovate, create, and survive in an unpredictable world. “Parenting" won't make children learn—but caring parents let children learn by creating a secure, loving environment.

Mister Owita s Guide to Gardening

  • Filename: mister-owita-s-guide-to-gardening.
  • ISBN: 9780698150980
  • Release Date: 2014-03-04
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Carol Wall
  • Publisher: Penguin

"In this profoundly moving memoir, Owita teaches Wall how to find grace amid heartbreak and to accept that beauty exists because it is fleeting—as in her garden, as in life." —People, 4 stars "A perfect spring awakening." —Good Housekeeping A true story of a unique friendship between two people who had nothing—and ultimately everything—in common. Carol Wall, a white woman living in a lily-white neighborhood in Middle America, was at a crossroads in her life. Her children were grown; she had successfully overcome illness; her beloved parents were getting older. One day she notices a dark-skinned African man tending her neighbor’s yard. His name is Giles Owita. He bags groceries at the supermarket. He comes from Kenya. And he’s very good at gardening. Before long Giles is transforming not only Carol’s yard, but her life. Though they are seemingly quite different, a caring bond grows between them. But they both hold long-buried secrets that, when revealed, will cement their friendship forever.

The Market Gardener

  • Filename: the-market-gardener.
  • ISBN: 9780865717657
  • Release Date: 2014-03-04
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Jean-Martin Fortier
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers

Grow better not bigger with proven low-tech, human-scale, biointensive farming methods

The Heirloom Life Gardener

  • Filename: the-heirloom-life-gardener.
  • ISBN: 9781401303990
  • Release Date: 2011-11-29
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Jere and Emilee Gettle
  • Publisher: Hyperion

Tired of genetically modified food every day, Americans are moving more toward eating natural, locally grown food that is free of pesticides and preservatives—and there is no better way to ensure this than to grow it yourself. Anyone can start a garden, whether in a backyard or on a city rooftop; but what they need to truly succeed is The Heirloom Life Gardener, a comprehensive guide to cultivating heirloom vegetables. In this invaluable resource, Jere and Emilee Gettle, cofounders of the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company, offer a wealth of knowledge to every kind of gardener—experienced pros and novices alike. In his friendly voice, complemented by gorgeous photographs, Jere gives planting, growing, harvesting, and seed saving tips. In addition, an extensive A to Z Growing Guide includes amazing heirloom varieties that many people have never even seen. From seed collecting to the history of seed varieties and name origins, Jere takes you far beyond the heirloom tomato. This is the first book of its kind that is not only a guide to growing beautiful and delicious vegetables, but also a way to join the movement of people who long for real food and a truer way of living.

The Night Gardener

  • Filename: the-night-gardener.
  • ISBN: 9781481439794
  • Release Date: 2016-02-16
  • Number of pages: 48
  • Author: Terry Fan
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

In the spirit of Goodnight Moon and The Curious Garden comes a stunning debut picture book filled with whimsy and creativity from brothers Terry and Eric Fan. One day, William discovers that the tree outside his window has been sculpted into a wise owl. In the following days, more topiaries appear, and each one is more beautiful than the last. Soon, William’s gray little town is full of color and life. And though the mysterious night gardener disappears as suddenly as he appeared, William—and his town—are changed forever. With breathtaking illustrations and spare, sweet text, this masterpiece about enjoying the beauty of nature is sure to become an instant classic.

The Humane Gardener

  • Filename: the-humane-gardener.
  • ISBN: 9781616896171
  • Release Date: 2017-04-18
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Nancy Lawson
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books

In this eloquent plea for compassion and respect for all species, journalist and gardener Nancy Lawson describes why and how to welcome wildlife to our backyards. Through engaging anecdotes and inspired advice, profiles of home gardeners throughout the country, and interviews with scientists and horticulturalists, Lawson applies the broader lessons of ecology to our own outdoor spaces. Detailed chapters address planting for wildlife by choosing native species; providing habitats that shelter baby animals, as well as birds, bees, and butterflies; creating safe zones in the garden; cohabiting with creatures often regarded as pests; letting nature be your garden designer; and encouraging natural processes and evolution in the garden. The Humane Gardener fills a unique niche in describing simple principles for both attracting wildlife and peacefully resolving conflicts with all the creatures that share our world.

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