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About Orchids, a Chat

Read by Peter Yearsley


Frederick Boyle


This is not a manual of instruction for orchid growers; though there are many hints on cultivation, and a few paragraphs on how to hybridize…

ABC of Vegetable Gardening

Read by Bill Boerst


Eben Eugene Rexford


This how-to book includes chapters on getting ready, mapping the garden, planting, seeds, early work, house plants, fruits, hot beds and col…

Wood and Garden: Notes and Thoughts, Practical and Critical, of a Working Amate…

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Gertrude Jekyll


Wood and Garden reads like a walk through the garden with reknowned garden designer Gertrude Jekyll as she discusses her plant choices and p…

Organic Gardener's Composting

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Steve Solomon


The art and science of composting is presented in a humorous and readable manner from the basic elements to the in-depth science. An entire …

The New-York Gardener

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P. Agricola


A series of twelve letters from a proud father to a son who has just bought his own farm. The author instructs "my dear son" not t…

Summer in a Garden and Calvin, A Study of Character

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Charles Dudley Warner


This is Warner's contemplative and humorous account of the wondrous and mysterious workings of a garden he tended for 19 weeks. After this i…

Making a Rock Garden

Read by Peter Yearsley


Henry Sherman Adams


A short look at building a rock garden, right from the rocks themselves and how to arrange them, to choosing and placing the plants, touchin…

The Heron Nest

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W. Bert Foster


Pleasant family drama set in early 1900's or late 1890's upstate New York. The Herron clan, led by heroic, inventive, handicapped older bro…

The Family Kitchen Gardener

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Robert Buist


The Family Kitchen Gardener contains plain and accurate descriptions (ca 1847) of all the different species and varieties of specifically Am…

Gardening Without Irrigation: or without much, anyway

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Steve Solomon


Gardening expert Steve Solomon has written extensively on gardening techniques for the home gardener. Water conservation is the focus of thi…

The Eleventh Chronicle: How He Turned to Gardening and His Sword Rested

In Don Rodriguez: Chronicles of Shadow Valley

Read by Ed Humpal


Lord Dunsany


A coming of age story blended with a swashbuckling road trip through an mythical "golden age" of Spain. The titular character is e…

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In Eighteen Months' Imprisonment

Read by Lee Smalley


Donald Shaw


This is an absorbing memoir of an inmate's experiences and impressions while in a London prison. He describes himself as "a man of educ…

On Gardening

In Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 036

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Various


Eighteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include the discovery of X-rays, earthquak…

Elizabeth and her German Garden

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Elizabeth Von Arnim


Elizabeth and Her German Garden is a novel by Elizabeth von Arnim, first published in 1898; it was very popular and frequently reprinted dur…

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 024

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Various


A collection of short nonfiction works in the public domain. The selections included in this collection were independently chosen by the rea…

Gardening Notes

In Of All Things

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Robert C. Benchley


A collection of amusing essays satirizing serious consideration of topics including natural history, social etiquette, or indeed, civilized …

Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 036

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Various


Eighteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include the discovery of X-rays, earthquak…

The Flower Garden: A Handbook of Practical Garden Lore

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Ida Dandridge Bennett


This book is a good reference on the perennial flower gardening and landscaping. It contains information on growing the plants from seed and…

The Vegetable Garden: A Manual for the Amateur Vegetable Gardener

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Ida Dandridge Bennett


This book is a good reference on vegetable gardening. It covers the economic value of a vegetable garden, planning and locating the garden, …

Gardening Operations for the Year

In Enquire Within Upon Everything

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Robert Kemp Philp


Enquire Within Upon Everything was a book of how to do things in domestic life It was first published in 1856 by Houlston and Sons of Patern…

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