Roses Love Garlic

Companion Planting and Other Secrets of Flowers

Author: Louise Riotte

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 161212187X

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 9891


From deterring insect pests with hot peppers to encouraging strawberries by bordering them with chrysanthemums, Louise Riotte shows you how to use the natural qualities of common plants to increase your garden’s productivity. Roses Love Garlic profiles hundreds of plants, features sample garden designs, and includes recipes for using your harvest to make herbal cosmetics, medicinal mixtures, and plant-based dyes. You’ll enjoy learning about the fascinating ways plants work together as you tend to a thriving and bountiful garden.

A Miscellany of Garlic

From Paying Off Pyramids and Scaring Away Tigers to Inspiring Courage and Curing Hiccups, the Unusual Power Behind the World's Most Humble Vegetable

Author: Trina Clickner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440532982

Category: Reference

Page: 224

View: 1576


From ancient Greek lore to vampire movies and modern medicine, what other herb invokes such strong feelings in people as allium sativum—better known as garlic? Most people know garlic can season food and may even protect from evil spirits but they may not know it can cure colds, attract lovers, and sweeten luck—until now. A Miscellany of Garlic reveals all of the splendors of this amazing plant, including: to keep them safe and strong, Egyptian slaves chewed on garlic while building the pyramids eating garlic can help repair lung damage caused by smoking Tibetan monks were banned from eating garlic—due to its reputation as an aphrodisiac large quantities of raw garlic can prevent roundworm and other parasites and a mixture of crushed garlic and water can rid roses of aphids Packed with hundreds of aromatic facts, trivia, and quick-to-table recipes, A Miscellany of Garlic is an homage to the savory herb no garlic lover can resist.

Grow 15 Herbs for Fragrance

Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-229

Author: Juliette Rogers

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426272

Category: Gardening

Page: 32

View: 6070


Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Roses Without Chemicals

150 Disease-Free Varieties That Will Change the Way You Grow Roses

Author: Peter E. Kukielski

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604693541

Category: Gardening

Page: 268

View: 7743


A former curator at the New York Botanical Garden describes 150 different varieties of roses that can be grown without the use of pesticides, fungicides or fertilizers and provides information on planting, pruning and caring for these gorgeous blooms. Original.

Raising Animals by the Moon

Practical Advice on Breeding, Birthing, Weaning, and Raising Animals in Harmony with Nature

Author: Louise Riotte

Publisher: Storey Publishing


Category: Nature

Page: 187

View: 1569


When we learn the laws of nature--what to do and when to do it--we have the proper tools for strengthening both ourselves and our stock and curing or preventing many ills.--Louise Riotte Louise Riotte has taught thousands of gardeners how to plant and harvest in harmony with the astrological calendar. Now she offers her expertise to help improve the health and well-being of your domestic and farm animals. In her endearing, conversational style, Riotte provides practical animal-care advice as she explains the astrological calendar sign by sign. Learn how to use seasonal changes to increase the milk production of your goats or cows, improve your hens' laying, judge when to shear a sheep, and properly time your animals' breeding. Her guide to the therapeutic properties of herbs will help you keep your animals healthy throughout their lives. "Raising Animals by the Moon" is a delightful blend of whimsy and hard-working, practical knowledge that can come only from Louise Riotte.

Carrots Love Tomatoes

Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening

Author: Louise Riotte

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781580170277

Category: Gardening

Page: 219

View: 2989


Gathers information on the characteristics and uses of plants that promote the growth of other varieties, offering descriptions of helpful weeds and insect-repellent plants

Growing & Using Herbs in the Midwest

A Regional Guide for Home Gardeners

Author: Rosemary Divock

Publisher: Guest Cottage Incorporated

ISBN: 9780942495522

Category: Gardening

Page: 240

View: 6822


Includes recipes for cooking with herbs, preserving herbs in jellies and vinegars; creating potpourris; and using herbs in decorating and gifts.