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    Growing Conifers The Complete Illustrated Gardening and Landscaping Guide John J. Albers, David E Perry
    9780865719569 Paperback GARDENING / Trees Publication Date:May 18, 2021 Print Run:6000
    $39.99 CAD 8 x 10 x 0.6 in | 1.4 lb | 224 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y New Society Publishers
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      Evergreen your landscape with the beauty and benefits of conifers

      Growing Conifers is a beautifully photographed, comprehensive gardening guide for selecting and cultivating conifers. Coverage includes:

      • Conifer taxonomy, classification, and geographic distribution
      • Selecting conifers for size, shape, color, and texture
      • Best practices for placement and planting of trees, shrubs, and groundcovers in urban and rural gardens
      • Growing needs and low-input maintenance
      • Building healthy soil, minimizing water stress, and integrated pest management
      • Benefits of conifers including habitat, water and air quality, carbon sequestration, aesthetics, and food.

      Conifers are often overlooked in gardening and landscaping in favor of deciduous trees and shrubs. Yet conifers come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors and offer tremendous aesthetic and ecological benefits for any garden.

      Growing Conifers is an essential, comprehensive resource for gardeners and landscape professionals looking to develop beautiful, sustainable landscapes.

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      John J. Albers has over 30 years of experience growing and caring for conifers in a variety of garden situations. He is an educator for the Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association (WSNLA), an ecoPRO-certified sustainable landscape professional, and a former Washington State University / Kitsap County Master Gardener. He created Albers Vista Gardens, a 4-acre property containing 1,200 different species and cultivars, including 500 different conifers representing 130 different conifer species. John is author of The Northwest Garden Manifesto and a frequent presenter to garden clubs, master gardeners, members of the nursery and landscape industry, and the general public. He lives in Bremerton, Washington.

      David E. Perry is a professional photographer who has photographed for books, including The Northwest Garden Manifesto, magazines, Fortune 500 corporate annual reports, and national ad campaigns for more than 35 years. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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    Pawpaws The Complete Growing and Marketing Guide Blake Cothron
    9780865719552 Paperback BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries Publication Date:May 04, 2021 Print Run:5000
    $29.99 CAD 7.5 x 8.88 x 0.64 in | 1.24 lb | 248 pages Carton Quantity:28 Canadian Rights: Y New Society Publishers
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      Discover a fresh new offering for your farm or orchard business

      Pawpaws is the first in-depth guide to small-scale commercial cultivation of pawpaws. Also known as Indiana bananas or hipster bananas, this almost forgotten fruit, native to North America, is making a huge comeback with foodies, chefs, craft brewers, and discerning fruit-lovers.

      Written by, and for, the organic grower, coverage includes:

      • Botany and the cultural history of pawpaws
      • Orchard siting and planning
      • Choosing the best-quality nursery trees
      • Descriptions of over 50 cultivars
      • Propagation and organic growing tips
      • Pests and disease management
      • Marketing and selling fresh pawpaws, seeds, and starts
      • Processing and producing value-added products.

      Get ahead of the farming curve, diversify your orchard or food forest, and discover the commercial potential of America's almost forgotten native fruit with this comprehensive manual to small-scale commercial pawpaw production.

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      Blake Cothron is an organic farmer, nurseryman, musician, poet, writer, educator, scientist, devotee, and mystic, with over 20 years' experience in organic agriculture, botany, horticulture, and growing food. Blake owns and operates Heritage Nursery, a 4-acre USDA Certified Organic research farm, orchard, and edible plant nursery, with a special interest in pawpaws. He shares his two decades of experience in organic agriculture and horticulture through magazine articles, including in Permaculture Design, online publications, public speaking engagements, and blogging. Blake is also a speaker and educator for OAK (Organic Association of Kentucky), an educational blogger at peacefulheritage.com, and a YouTuber. He splits his time between farming, research, gardening, travel, yoga, meditation, and being a husband and father. He lives with his wife and son in beautiful Kentucky.

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