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Making Concrete Garden Ornaments
Sherri Warner Warner Hunter
May 2002
From Library Journal
Decorated concrete figures have recently moved out of the realm of eccentric folk art and roadside religious "grottoes" into mainstream yards and gardens. Here are projects by several designers for making mosaic stepping stones, birdbaths, carved planters, and art figures. The projects are grouped by skill level and offer step-by-step instructions on how to mix concrete, make molds, and embed mosaics. The finished products are heavy, year-round installations intended to stay where they are placed. This is a good, practical book for public library craft and garden collections. Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
A celebrated teacher has gathered the...

Living with Flowers
Nico de Swert
May 2005
From Publishers Weekly
Classy, vibrant and bursting with color, De Swert's floral sculptures, captured beautifully here by Webber, demonstrate that the simple elegance of nature's blooms can not only be enhanced, but elevated to the level of art. "Floral design is much more than filling vases and containers," De Swert writes. "It is the study of a flower's personality through its color, size, stance, and texture." In this volume, the Belgian-born designer, whose works have appeared in such magazines as Martha Stewart Living and O: The Oprah Magazine, presents gorgeous floral sculptures marked by clean lines, defined shapes and vivid hues. The book is broken up by color, the "red" section featuring such striking pieces as red roses arranged in bowls of lemon leaves and the "purple" section showcasing a seemingly oriental-inspired...

Creative Concrete Ornaments for the Garden: Making Pots, Planters, Birdbaths, Sculpture and More
Sherri Warner Hunter
May 2005
From Booklist
Hunter introduces the fundamentals of concrete within the context of craft, familiarizing novices with the tools, equipment, mixing methods, and safety precautions used with the most common general-purpose cement, Portland Type I. She moves from a brief history to discussions of aggregates such as pea gravel and marble chips to mixing and finishing, woodworking, and metalworking. Starting with the basic mix, readers will find recipes for 21 varieties, and an initial project: casting a simple bowl. Hunter moves on to flexible molds and various core materials used to produce landscape statuary and concrete columns. The basics of cement carving are covered, as are techniques for texturing the surfaces of outdoor chairs and garden sculpture. Each of 25 projects, advancing from beginning to intermediate and advanced, is...

Rustic Garden Furniture & Accessories
Thomas Stender
May 2004
Book Description
Rustic woodworking is a hot topic, and a technique that continues to attract both novice and experienced craftspeople. Through thirty attractive outdoor projects, two experts in this traditional art teach the pleasures of working with sticks, twigs, and other found wood. No experience is required to construct many of the pieces, and the many illustrations and color photos provide help throughout the process. A beginner could easily make the simple woven twig birdhouse. The Birch Bark Planter Folding Twig Screen adds decorative flair to a porch or deck. Other favorites include an Adirondack Chair, a Rustic Loveseat for Two, and a beautiful Diamond Rose Trellis.

The Homebrewer's Garden: How to Easily Grow, Prepare and Use Your Own Hops, Malts, Brewing Herbs
Joe Fisher
October 1998
The Herbal Connection, Winter 1999
"The Homebrewer's Garden, is quite a timely book. Even if you are not a beer drinker (I'm not...), when you read recipes like those for "Mumm" and "Black Ale," made using herbs other than hops, or "Chili Beer" using hot Thai peppers, you may be itching to try brewing, if only to use as unique gifts."

Craig Bystrynski, Editor of Brew Your Own magazine
"The Homebrewer's Garden is a natural marriage of two great hobbies..."

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Creative Scarecrows
Marcianne Miller
Sept 2004
Book Description
From the traditional straw guy to a painted sheet-metal mermaid, these 30 scarecrows and their yard figure cousins are simply out of the ordinary—and that’s great news for the many crafters who compete in “Best Scarecrow” contests held at fairs and other venues throughout America. It’s easy to construct one of these wildly creative figures with the information and instruction contained in this whimsical, charming celebration of scarecrow art. Some are crafted from organic materials such as gourds and bamboo. Others use recycled items, including a “Tin Can Man” and a quirky woman made from old umbrellas. A few double as a planter, trellis, or address marker. Whether to scare away birds or attract attention to the garden, these make great additions to any outdoor space.

The Mini Pressed Flower Kit ( Mega Mini Kit Series)
Caroline Tiger
April 2001
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Garden Mosaics
Becky Paton
Mar 2004
Book Description
Discover the beauty of Garden Mosaics Inside Garden Mosaics Made Easy you’ll find 25 fabulous projects that show you just how easy it is to enhance the natural beauty of your home and garden with simple and elegant mosaics. Using stone, tile, china and broken and shaped glass, you can create gorgeous garden art, from stepping stones and butterfly feeders to wind chimes and more!
• Learn a variety of mosaic methods, including groutless techniques
• Discover how easy it is to create mosaics with the help of detailed project patterns and step-by-step photography
• Find a wealth of ideas for displaying and using your mosaic projects
• Be inspired by a gallery of even more mosaic projects, from simple to more advanced Garden Mosaics Made Easy offers you all the information you...

Crafts for Little Kids: 101 Really, Really, Really Fun Ideas!
Better Homes and Gardens (Editor)
March 2003
Book Description
Enjoy the free, creative spirits of children 3 to 8 years old with Crafts for Little Kids. This is the book for parents, grandparents, day-care providers, teachers, and anyone else who wants to invest in quality time with little ones.

Spark creativity with interactive projects from the industry’s best child-craft designers:

How-to for youngsters

Hands-on advice

Adaptable to any budget

Inspire individuality with imaginative ideas:

Design with “found” objects

Create new uses for favorite motifs

Personalize with colors and patterns

Share the joy of crafting with kid-tested projects guaranteed to please:

Choose fun materials

Learn the basics

Use your imagination

Carolyne Roehm's Winter Notebook
Carolyne Roehm
Nov 1999
Book Review
A domestic dervish whose Summer Notebook and Fall Notebook skillfully blended seasonal advice on gardening, entertaining, and crafting, Carolyne Roehm now turns her thoughts to winter in this, the third installment in the series. Believing that "winter is the most encouraging season for the gardener ... the only time of the year when the creative juices of the plantsman are given free reign," Roehm offers expert information on a wide variety of horticultural activities suitable for the season, including forcing bulbs and branches, growing and arranging hardy hellebores, and creating a winter-garden checklist.

Not to be outdone are the holidays, namely Christmas, New Year's and Valentine's Day, which Roehm illustrates down to the finest detail. From delectable meals and to-die-for decorations to vibrant floral arrangements...

From Vines to Wines: The Complete Guide to Growing Grapes and Making Your Own Wine
Jeff Cox
January 1999
Hermann Wiemer, Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, Inc.
"I would recommend this to home winemakers, new vineyardists, and anyone with an appreciation for wine."

From the Back Cover
Create you own backyard winery! From breaking ground to savoring the finished product, Jeff Cox's From Vines to Wines is the most complete and up-to-date guide to growing flawless grapes and making extraordinary wine. Wine connoisseurs, gardeners, and home winemakers will find the latest techniques in this fully revised and updated edition. With thorough, illustrated instructions, you'll learn how to: -- Choose and prepare a vineyard site -- Construct sturdy and effective trellising systems -- Plant, prune, and harvest the perfect grapes for your climate -- Press, ferment, age and bottle your own wine -- Judge wine...

The Philadelphia Flower Show
Raymond Rogers
Dec 2003
From Publishers Weekly
For nine days in early March, spring, summer and fall burst into simultaneous bloom at the Philadelphia Flower Show-the world's largest. Professionals and amateur enthusiasts, garden clubs, nurseries, landscapers and institutions contribute to this 10-acre horticultural celebration, many returning year after year. Now Levine (contributing editor to Garden Design) and Rogers (American Horticultural Society A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants) guide readers through the pages of this beautifully designed, insightfully written and stunningly photographed backstage tour. In sections organized along the lines of the show itself readers discover what it's like to participate, learn how exhibitors achieve their magic and see the results of their efforts. A winning entry in one of the Horticulture Classes might have been...

Treasury of Flower Designs for Artists, Embroiderers and Craftsmen: 100 Garden Favorites
Susan Gaber
February 1981
Book Description
100 garden favorites rendered in black-and-white line illustrations will suggest numerous design and artistic uses to artists, designers, craftsmen, needleworkers. Amaryllis, anemone, begonia, cinquefoil, peony, snapdragon flow and weave, many forming borders and frames. All drawings royalty-free.

A Passion for Flowers
Carolyne Roehm
Jan 1997
Book Description
Nothing lights up a room like flowers. Whether it's baby's breath draped on a table at a wedding reception, clusters of daffodils in small pots scattered throughout a living room or a bucket of sunflowers on a picnic table, a strategically placed bouquet has the power to create a mood and make us feel special. Unfortunately, most of us don't know how to display flowers properly, and they often end up clumsily thrown together in a vase. In A Passion for Flowers, Carolyne Roehm teaches readers how to create arrangements that set off a flower's natural beauty. She discusses the overall features of dozens of the most popular flowers and helps readers understand how these elements relate to each other. Though the book is filled with ideas for brightening holidays and special occasions, Roehm stresses that...

The New Yankee Workshop Outdoor Projects
Norm Abram
June 1994

Sunflower Houses: Inspiration From the Garden - A Book for Children and Their Grown-ups.
Sharon Lovejoy
May 2001
Copley News Service
I have to put Sharon Lovejoy's 'Sunflower Houses.. in a category by itself.

American Library Book Review
It lit up my life and, indeed, may go on doing so for years to come. Enchanting!

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Orchids of the World Coloring Book
Virginia Fowler Elbert
Jan 1984
Book Description
45 orchids rendered in exquisite line-drawings include both exotic varieties and familiar species. Captions give scientific names, essential information. Learn about some of the loveliest flowers in existence as you color drawings for framing, reproduction, or collections. Introduction, captions, glossary. 45 black-and-white drawings, shown in color on covers.

The Complete Book of Gourd Craft: 22 Projects, 55 Decorative Techniques, 300 Inspirational Designs
Jim Widess
December 1998
From Library Journal
Gourds have been used for centuries as containers and decorative objects. Hardshell gourds with brightly painted faces and figures recently have become popular items at craft sales. This book covers growing, harvesting, and curing as well as crafting and finishing. Gourd crafters must work with the natural shape of the gourd, which cannot be reshaped once it has dried, but it can be cut, incised, painted, and embellished. The projects, presented by experienced gourd crafters, are artistic and imaginative and cover all techniques of dealing with gourds.Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
“This book covers growing, harvesting, and curing as well as crafting and...

Roses Laser-Cut Plastic Stencils
Charlene Tarbox
Nov 1997

Book Description
Enhance fabrics, walls, ceilings, furniture, other flat surfaces with 11patterns featuring the queen of flowers. Designs appear as graceful sprays for border motifs and as single full-blown and bud-shaped blooms. Simple instructions make application a snap even for beginners. 3 plastic sheets in a folder.

Favorite Roses Coloring Book
Llil Arbel
January 1989
Coloring Book
Book Description
46 varieties of the "queen of flowers": hybrid teas, grandiflora, floribunda, climbers, miniatures and historic roses. Descriptive captions for coloring royalty-free illus.

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