Getting Potted in the Desert; Marylee Pangman's Monthly Garden Guide for Desert Pots

Author: Marylee Pangman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692859377


Page: 118

View: 8865

The Ultimate Guide to container gardening in hot and dry climates around the globe. Marylee Pangman shares a wealth of information gained from 20+ years of creating successful potted gardens in desert-like climates.Included is a month by month planning guide, ideas for creating and caring for potted gardens, advice on container selection, and much more.Additional chapters include seasonal flower and plant lists, ideas for dealing with specific challenges like desert critters and water usage.Purchasers will also be provided with FREE bonus updates.

Schloss aus Glas

Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455810519

Category: Fiction

Page: 382

View: 7557

Jeannette Walls ist ein glückliches Kind: Sie hat einen Vater, der mit ihr auf Dämonenjagd geht, ihr die Physik erklärt und die Sterne vom Himmel holt. Da nimmt sie gerne in Kauf, immer mal wieder mit leerem Bauch ins Bett zu gehen, ihre egomanische Künstlermutter zu ertragen oder in Nacht-und-Nebel-Aktionen den Wohnort zu wechseln. Mit den Jahren allerdings werden die sozialen Verhältnisse schlimmer, die Sprüche des Vaters schaler und das Lügengebäude der Eltern so zerbrechlich wie das Schloss aus Glas, das der Vater jahrelang zu bauen versprochen hatte.

A Place All Our Own

Lives Entwined in a Desert Garden

Author: Mary Irish

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816599394

Category: Gardening

Page: 223

View: 5891

For twenty years Mary Irish, along with her husband Gary, tended a garden in Scottsdale, Arizona. Over the years they transformed it into a lively and lovely spot that reflected both its place in the world—hot, dry, and often hostile to gardeners who don’t understand its ways—and the particular passions of its two creators. Of course, not everything went as planned, and the garden talked back as much as it obeyed. But for these two gardeners, the unexpected outcome is one of gardening’s great pleasures. Mary Irish is a delightful writer. With grace, wit, and obvious affection, she tells the story of how she and Gary transformed a barren half-acre plot around their house in the center of Greater Phoenix into a haven: for its creators and their friends, for the birds and insects and other critters that have discovered it, and for the plants that have made it their home. Although it describes the experience of gardening in one of the most extreme climates in the inhabited world, A Place All Our Own will interest anyone who gardens—and everyone who enjoys a well-told, true-life nature tale.

Greenhouse Gardener's Companion

Growing Food and Flowers in Your Greenhouse Or Sunspace

Author: Shane Smith

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 9781555914509

Category: Gardening

Page: 497

View: 4572

This comprehensive book covers everything you need to know to establish a charming and productive greenhouse.

The Magician

Author: Timothy Gray

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450227937

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

View: 2531

When New Orleans Detective John O'Meara's twenty-nine-year-old sister, Payton, goes missing in Las Vegas, the thirty-eight-year-old cop—who's not shy about using lethal force—catches a red-eye flight to Sin City, hoping to follow his sister's trail before it goes cold. Instead, he uncovers a murder ring that extends from a VIP booth in a gentlemen's club on the Strip all the way to the mayor's office. O'Meara, a maverick in the NOPD known for his sick (as opposed to sixth) sense, has earned a reputation for unearthing spooky criminals. But he outdoes himself in Vegas where he stumbles upon a magician from Transylvania whose onstage persona as a vampire turns out to be more than just an act. The situation heats up when O'Meara falls for the magician's former assistant, a bewitching siren with a thirst for not just blood but redemption. The ensuing struggle between passion and principle leaves behind a string of dead bodies. O'Meara is forced to face his own inner demons as he searches for Payton. He doesn't know if he'll find her dead or alive.

The Kissing Game

Author: Kasey Michaels

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446568465

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9028

Lady Allegra has made handling unpredictable situations and people an art form, particularly since her father, Oxie Nesbitt, is one of the greatest practical jokers in all of England. For the sinfully handsome and wickedly witty Armand, who loves to observe the world around him, Ally and her outrageous father prove to be too irresistible. He forms a fast friendship with them, enjoying Oxie's pranks and often helping Ally to get him out of his predicaments. But soon both have more than friendship on their minds, in spite of the danger their feelings for one another might bring. When one of Oxie's pranks backfires, and three men are dispatched to take care of him, only Armand and ally can save him--if they put aside their fears of losing themselves to each other.

The Mammoth Book of Westerns

Author: Jon E. Lewis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 178033916X

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 3189

The Western, though a singularly American art form, is one of the great genres of world literature with a truly global readership. It is also durable despite being often unfairly maligned. Ever since James Fenimore Cooper transformed frontier yarns into a distinct literary form, the Western has followed two paths: one populist - what Time magazine famously billed 'the American Morality Play' - capable of taking many points of view, from red to redneck, but always populist, with a sentimental attachment to the misfit; the other literary - eschewing heroism, debunking with unsettling candour many of the myths of the West. It can sometimes be difficult to draw a sure line between the two forms, but both are represented in this outstanding collection which includes stories by Rick Bass, Walter Van Tilburg Clark, Larry McMurtry, Mari Sandoz, Christopher Tilghman, and Mark Twain, among many others.

Reading for Meaning

A Program for Improving Reading Habits [grades 4-12]

Author: Walter Scribner Guiler

Publisher: N.A


Category: Reading (Elementary)

Page: N.A

View: 6303

High Desert Yards and Gardens

Author: Lynn Ellen Doxon

Publisher: N.A


Category: Gardening

Page: 230

View: 7757

The high desert region comprising New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, and Texas offers a challenge to gardeners and landscapers. But pleasing and rewarding gardens and lawns can be achieved with a proper understanding of the soil, climate, and special needs of the southern Rockies. This is the first comprehensive guide to trees, lawns, and flower and vegetable gardens keyed to this unique desert environment. As in her popular column in the Albuquerque Journal, horticulturist Lynn Doxon answers common questions and provides practical and specific advice for both beginning and experienced gardeners. Tips for beginning new yards and maintaining established ones, including information on watering, fertilisation, pruning, insect control, and converting older lawns to xeriscapes, are presented in this thorough and detailed guide.

Desert Plants

Cacti and Succulents in the Wild and in Cultivation

Author: Sir Oliver Leese,Lady Margaret Leicester-Warren Leese,Margaret Leicester-Warren Leese (Lady.)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Cactus

Page: 220

View: 7454

Growing Desert Plants

From Windowsill to Garden

Author: Theodore B. Hodoba

Publisher: N.A


Category: Gardening

Page: 212

View: 4302

The author's clear instructions give even the inexperienced gardener all the necessary information to succeed. People living outside the desert can also grow desert plants successfully.

The Plant Book

A Complete Guide to Healthy House Plants

Author: Bill Henkin,Maria Vermiglio

Publisher: Holt McDougal


Category: House plants

Page: 184

View: 7736

Provides basic information on buying, nurturing, propagation, and the display of 150 varieties of house plants with an identifying picture of each plant, and includes a chart on the upkeep of common plants and other information.