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 (media mail). 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.
If ordered separately, video orders are shipped by media mail for $3.50. If ordered with plants, the normal shipping chart is followed.
A two part video exploration produced by Burnt Ridge Nursery and Orchards, featuring nationally renowned tree expert Michael Dolan. Hear how Michael and Carolyn's 40 year adventure began and be inspired by its evolution! Take a stroll with Michael through their 20 acres of mature fruit and nut orchards and learn the essentials of growing fruit and nut trees and shrubs. Geared to a national audience, each video covers 60+ minutes of varietal information, organic practices, and growing tips that will help you learn from their successes and failures and will help you decide which varieties to grow at your location. A great gift for the garden adventurer in your life, the backyard grower, regenerative agricultural enthusiasts, or for those considering a commercial or retirement planting.
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. Acorns and Eat-em book has simple modern techniques for removing the bitterness in acorns and has lots of delicious recipes. 108 pages. $4.25 shipping charge.
American Horticulture Society Award Winner
The apple is one of the most iconic fruits, traditionally picked on cool fall days and used in pies, crisps, and ciders. And there is a vast world of varieties that goes beyond the common grocery store offerings of Red Delicious and Granny Smith. With names like American Beauty, Carter’s Blue, and Fallawater, and flavors ranging from sweet to tart, this treasure trove of unique apples is ripe for discovery.
There is no better guide through this tasty world than Tom Burford, whose family has grown apples in the Blue Ridge Mountains since 1715. The book is brimming with beautiful portraits of heirloom and modern apples of merit, each accompanied by distinguishing characteristics and common uses. As the view broadens to the orchard, you will find information on planting, pruning, grafting, and more. The exploration of the apple culminates with an overview of the fruit’s transformative capabilities when pressed, fermented, cooked, or dried. Beyond the polished and predictable grocery store display of Red Delicious and Granny Smith apples, a feast of beautiful and uniquely flavored North American varieties awaits the curious.
Written by Annie Proulx and Lew Nichols. Discover the pleasures of making and drinking cider. From choosing the right apples through reaping the liquid rewards of a successful pressing, this classic guide has you covered. With detailed drawings of cider-making equipment, methods, and set-up, even a novice juicer will enjoy sweet and spicy gallons in no time. Annie Proulx and Lew Nichols provide insightful, time-tested advice enlivened by a smattering of historical anecdotes. Whether you like your cider sweet or hard, you’re sure to find a recipe that satisfies.
Forest Gardening or Agroforestry is a way of growing edible crops with nature doing most of the work. Creating a Forest Garden includes a detailed directory of over 500 trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, annuals, root crops and climbers – almost all of them edible and many very unusual.
From nibbling on fruit bushes to destroying flower beds, unwanted deer pose a frustrating and challenging obstacle to even the most patient gardeners. Rhonda Massingham Hart provides insights into deer behavior and offers a variety of proven techniques to keep your deer problem under control. Learn how to choose the best fence types, landscape with plants deer detest, make effective homemade repellents, and much more. You’ll have all the information you need to maintain a pristine, deer-free landscape.
Written by Robert Kourik. Transform your home with a beautiful bountiful landscape using natural systems. Designing & Maintaining Your Edible Landscape Naturally 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. $4.25 shipping charge.
Written by Paul Cappiello and Don Shadow. Dogwoods - The Genus Cornus is 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. $4.25 shipping charge.
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. Eating on the Wild Side will change the way you think about food. Hardcover. 408 pages. $4.25 shipping charge.
Grow your own apples, figs, plums, cherries, pears, apricots, and peaches in even the smallest backyard! Ann Ralph shows you how to cultivate small yet abundant fruit trees using a variety of specialized pruning techniques.
Discover the joy of homegrown apples, fresh-picked cherries, and dozens of other fruits with this definitive guide to creating a more delicious backyard! Lee Reich shows you how to grow temperate-zone fruit at home, from site analysis and climate assessment through plant selection, pest control, pruning, and harvesting. A plant-by-plant guide recommends 39 palate-pleasing species that are especially well-suited to the home landscape. Add beauty to your outdoor space while bringing organic fruit to your table.