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The Ultimate Sunflower Book

Author : Lucy Peel
ISBN : 0062702122
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 57.23 MB
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From Van Gogh's vibrant masterpiece to its ubiquitous presence in American crafts, from sunflower oil to sunflower seeds to The Sunflower State (Kansas), the friendly sunflower is firmly planted as an intrinsic part of our culture and our daily lives. With its sunny disposition, bright colors, and surprising versatility, it is without a doubt one of the most popular flowers around. A comprehensive guide to this remarkable flower, The Ultimate Sunflower Book features descriptions of the different species, diagrams of planting schemes, tips on growing giant sunflowers, and step-by-step instructions for creating beautiful arrangements. It also teaches readers how to dry and prepare the flowers for use in cooking and crafts and includes numerous recipes and a host of fun projects. With its gorgeous photographs, eye-catching design, and hardy jacketed paper-over-board format, The Ultimate Sunflower Book is one reference that gardeners, craft enthusiasts, flower arrangers, cooks, and all fans of the sunflower will enjoy leafing through again and again.
Category: Gardening

North American Cornucopia

Author : Ernest Small
ISBN : 9781466585928
Genre : Science
File Size : 86.48 MB
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Many North American plants have characteristics that are especially promising for creating varieties needed to expand food production, and there are excellent prospects of generating new economically competitive crops from these natives. The inadequacy of current crops to meet the food demands of the world’s huge, growing population makes the potential of indigenous North American food plants even more significant. These plants can also generate crops that are more compatible with the ecology of the world, and many also have inherent health benefits. Presenting detailed scholarship, a thoroughly accessible style, and numerous entertaining anecdotes, North American Cornucopia: Top 100 Indigenous Food Plants is a full-color book dedicated to the most important 100 native food plants of North America north of Mexico that have achieved commercial success or have substantial market potential. The introductory chapter reviews the historical development of North American indigenous crops and factors bearing on their future economic success. The rest of the book consists of 100 chapters, each dedicated to a particular crop. The book employs a user-friendly chapter format that presents the material in sections offering in-depth coverage of each plant. The first section of each chapter provides information on the scientific and English names of the plants, followed by a section on the geography and ecology of the wild forms, accompanied by a map showing the North American distribution. A section entitled "Plant Portrait" comprises a basic description of the plant, its history, and its economic and social importance. This is followed by "Culinary Portrait," concerned with food uses and culinary vocabulary. The chapters then provide an analysis of the economic future of each crop, discuss notable and interesting scientific or technological observations and accomplishments, and present extensive references.
Category: Science

Better Homes And Gardens The Ultimate Cookie Book

Author : Better Homes and Gardens Books (Firm)
ISBN : 9780544339293
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 74.1 MB
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Offers instructions on the basics of cookie baking and decorating techniques, with recipes organized into such cookie categories as drops, cutout, bars, and no-bakes, and special chapters on holiday treats and sweet and savory cocktail cookies.
Category: Cooking

Native Plants Of The Midwest

Author : Alan Branhagen
ISBN : 9781604697773
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 27.72 MB
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Native Plants of the Midwest, by regional plant expert Alan Branhagan, features the best native plants in the heartland and offers clear and concise guidance on how to use them in the garden. Plant profiles for more than 500 species of trees, shrubs, vines, perennials, ground covers, bulbs, and annuals contain the common and botanical names, growing information, tips on using the plant in a landscape, and advice on related plants. You’ll learn how to select the right plant and how to design with native plants. Helpful lists of plants for specific purposes are shared throughout. This comprehensive book is for native plant enthusiasts and home gardeners in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, northern Arkansas, and eastern Kansas.
Category: Gardening

Top 100 Food Plants

Author : Ernest Small
ISBN : 9780660198583
Genre : Food crops
File Size : 51.5 MB
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Reviews scientific and technological information about the world's major food plants and their culinary uses. This title features a chapter that discusses nutritional and other fundamental scientific aspects of plant foods. It covers various categories of food plants such as cereals, oilseeds, fruits, nuts, vegetables, legumes, herbs, and spices.
Category: Food crops

Kitchen Garden

Author : Lucy Peel
ISBN : 9780007146567
Genre : Kitchen gardens
File Size : 79.68 MB
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The bulk of this practical guide comprises an exhaustive directory of plants, divided into broad sections covering fruit and vegetables, then subdivided into distinctive groups, such as bulb vegetables. It includes special sections that deal with herbs and edible flowers.
Category: Kitchen gardens

The Ultimate Herb Book

Author : Antony Atha
ISBN : 1855858800
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 49.45 MB
Format : PDF
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Celebrate the diverse culinary, medicinal, aromatic, and decorative properties of herbs with an all-in-color illustrated guide to cultivating them anywhere, effortlessly. Planning and planting instructions are given for all kinds of herbs - hedges, flowering, medical - and for all types of habitat, and an easy-to-access directory provides full growing information, uses, and other vital statistics for 200 plants, both familiar and exotic. Budding herbalists can see at a glance if a particular species suits their site as well as their needs. Sprinkled throughout are innovative spreads dedicated to such topics as herbal beauty preparations; classic recipes for drinks and sauces; lavender linen sprays and potpourri sachets; and ideas for using herbs as decorative accents around the house.
Category: Gardening

The Ultimate Book Of Kid Concoctions 2

Author : John E. Thomas
ISBN : 0805444440
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 54.79 MB
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Includes instructions for creating such objects as smoke eggs, milky way paint, candy jewelry, and fruity leather roll-ups, using items found around the home like corn syrup, cornstarch, food coloring, and gelatin.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction