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.
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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. $4.95 shipping charge.
By Lee Reich. This colorfully illustrated resource is the definitive book on growing figs just about anywhere, adapting this tender tree to locations not normally suited to fig culture. Growing Figs in Cold Climates has information on pruning, varieties, harvest, preservation and potential Pests. $4.95 shipping.
Tea lovers, make a fresh pot, sit down with this delightful guide, and discover the joys of growing and processing your own tea at home. Tea farmer Christine Parks and enthusiast Susan Walcott cover it all from growing tea plants and harvesting leaves, to the distinct processes that create each tea's signature flavors.
In this comprehensive handbook, you'll discover tea's ancient origins, learn about the single plant that produces white, green, oolong, and black teas, and discover step-by-step instructions for plucking, withering, and rolling. Simple recipes that highlight the flavor of tea and creative uses for around the home round out this must-read for tea fans. $4.95 shipping charge.
Written by Michael Phillips. The Holistic Orchard is a guide to growing healthy fruit with in depth information on safe home grown solutions to pest and disease challenges. 432 pages, 8 x 10 inch, Full color. $4.95 shipping charge.
This colorful book concentrates on the growing of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries with much useful details. Also good coverage on currants, gooseberries and elderberries, with some information on Juneberry (serviceberry), lingonberry, cranberry, aronia, and huckleberry. 200 pages 180 color photos. $4.95 shipping charge.
Natural remedies for emerging and resistant viral infections. Treatment protocols and effective ways to strengthen the immune system. Herbal Antivirals is a comprehensive guide to the most potent antiviral herbs. The 21 pages on elderberry are especially useful. Ginger, astragalus, licorice, houttunia, and cordyceps are some of the other herbs discussed at length. 473 pages. $4.95 shipping per book.
Perennial vegetables are a joy to grow and require a lot less time and effort than annuals. In How to Grow Perennial Vegetables, Martin Crawford gives comprehensive advice on all types of perennial vegetable (edible plants that live longer than three years), from ground-cover plants and coppiced trees to plants for bog gardens and edible woodland plants. $4.95 shipping charge.
This comprehensive book covers all aspects of growing, harvesting, processing and using nuts, based on forest gardening principles. How to Grow your own Nuts is filled with gorgeous images of trees and nuts on the branch, as well as samples of nuts from different varieties, this book is essential reading for any nut-loving gardener. $4.95 shipping charge.
Written by Daniel J. Bussey, edited by Kent Whealy.This lavishly illustrated hardcover set of seven volumes comprehensively documents all of the apple varieties that have appeared in publications in the United States and Canada through the year 2000.
16,350 varietal listings (descriptions, origins and histories)
9,700 synonyms (other names the apples were known by in different locations)
1,650 cited references (more than two centuries of pomological literature on apples)
1,400 life-size watercolors (painted a century ago for color documentation)
A true gem for an apple lover book collector. $31.00 shipping charge.
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. $4.95 shipping charge.
Lazy Ass Gardening: Maximize Your Soil, Minimize Your Toil. 2019, 240 pages. Drawing on over four decades of immersing himself in horticultural work (and writing about it), Robert Kourik shares his hard-won secrets for the easiest planning, planting, cultivating, landscaping, irrigating, "de-pestifying" your edible landscape. $4.95 shipping charge.