We have an interesting selection of books that will help your garden or fruit orchard be successful. Some of the books we offer are on a range of specific topics such as nut trees or edible native plants. We also use them as reference guides and have found them to be very helpful. If ordered separately, the books are sent by USPS media mail (book rate). There is an additional shipping cost per book whether sent with trees or by themselves. If you order books only be sure to select the "books only" shipping option. The cost on the website shows $0.00 but the correct shipping charge will be added by the time your order is completely filled out.
Written by Suellen Ocean. A How-To Vegetarian Acorn Cookbook. Oaks are native to nearly all states & many species have traditionally been used as human food. This book has simple modern techniques for removing the bitterness in acorns and has lots of delicious recipes. 108 pages.
Written by Tom Burford. Colored pictures and descriptions of 192 exceptional varieties for gardeners, growers and cooks. Includes information on care, planting, propagating, and processing. $3.50 shipping charge.
Written by Annie Proulx and Lew Nichols. How do you make great cider? All you need is an apple. This handbook shows you how simple it is to turn fruit into nature's most refrshing drink.
Make fresh and delicious sweet and hard ciders- including blended and sparkling ciders, build your own working apple press, how to use in cooking, selecting the right apple cultivar, and more.
Written by Robert Kourik. Transform your home with a beautiful bountiful landscape using natural systems. Features a step-by step process for designing your aesthetic edible landscape. Edible plants that fertilize the soil, attract beneficial insects, and shelter your home from erosion, cold, heat and wind. Edible plants for wet soils, shady spots and other marginal areas. Improving soil. Tree pruning styles that suit you and your trees. Gourmet recipes using low-maintenance plants.
Written by Paul Cappiello and Don Shadow. A definitive treatment with helpful detail on cultivation, combating pests, and disease, and the funamentals of breeding and selection. Large format. Hardcover. 224 pages, 261 color photos. Shipping $3.50 per book.
Written by Jo Robinson. The missing link to optimum health. A radical new way to select and prepare foods to reclaim the nutrients and flavor we've lost. It will change the way you think about food. Hardcover. 408 pages.
Written by Paul Whittaker. The distillation of years of hands-on growing experience. This is the ultimate bamboo reference book for cool-climate gardeners. Enthusiasts will delight in the variety of new possibilities for their collections and gardeners everywhere will be captivated by the charm bamboos bring to countless garden situations. 300 pages, 221 color photos, 165 drawings. Hardcover. Shipping $3.50 per book.
Written by Lee Reich. Strawberry ground covers, blueberry hedges, grape arbors, and 39 other luscious fruits to make your yard an edible paradise. Advice on choosing the perfect site for your new plants - how to select plants that bear delicious fruit and offer three season visual interest - complete plans for five luscious landscapes - a fruiting plant encyclopedia with detailed inf ormation on 39 different fruits. Softcover.
Written by Creighton Lee Calhoun, Jr. A Comprehensive History and Description of Varieties for Collectors, Growers, and Fruit Enthusiasts. Illustrated with more than 120 rarely seen watercolors of antique apples from the National Agricultural Library. Old Southern Apples is a fascinating and beautiful reference and gift book. In addition to a discussion of over 2,000 antique apple varieties, both extante and extinct, Calhoun provides the history of apples in the South, and their cultivation and uses by southerners. Shipping is $3.50 per book.
Written by Judy Glattstein. The sweet science of making preserves is a time honored tradition, one that endures from coast to coast. This inviting cookbook and memoir, includes more than 100 recipes for jam, jellies, and preserves. It uses everything from chokecherries to serviceberries, apple to quince, making preserving an easy and enjoyable experience. $3.50 shipping charge.