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Maverick Gardeners

Author : Felder Rushing
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release : 2021-03-15
Category : Gardening
ISBN : 9781496832726

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Book Maverick Gardeners Description/Summary:

“Be forewarned that this book honors people like the woman in my hometown who paints the numbers of her favorite NASCAR drivers on her elephant ears, and a Tokyo gardener with over a hundred bonsai plants.” So says renowned garden journalist Felder Rushing in his new book Maverick Gardeners: Dr. Dirt and Other Determined Independent Gardeners. In this book, Felder delves deeply into the psychology of what motivates and sustains the Keepers of the Garden Flame. For thousands of years, a loosely connected web of unique, nontraditional gardeners has bonded people across race, culture, language, and other social conventions through sharing unique plants and stories. Found in nearly every neighborhood worldwide, these “determined independent gardeners” (DIGrs) are typically nonjoiners who garden simply and exuberantly, eschewing customary horticultural standards in their amateur pursuits of personal bliss. Included in Maverick Gardeners are classic “passalong plant” lists, a dollop of how-to, numerous color photographs, and thought-provoking essays on quintessential tools, sharing with others, getting away with wildflowers in suburbia, and organizing a plant swap. The centerpiece of this unique gardening journey is the no-holds-barred story of a ten-year cross-cultural collaboration between the horticulturist author and a flamboyant rebellious gardener who called himself Dirt. Through swapping plants and garden lore—and rubbing shoulders with fellow DIGrs—they unraveled their shared humanity. From the practical to the inspiring, Maverick Gardeners is the perfect book for those nonconformist souls who see no sense in trying to fit in and follow the footpaths of others.

Slow Gardening

Author : Felder Rushing
Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
Release : 2011
Category : Gardening
ISBN : 9781603582674

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Book Slow Gardening Description/Summary:

Presents advice on low-maintenance gardening, with tips for easy landscaping, short-cut composting, container gardening, and reliable plant combinations.

Passalong Plants

Author : Steve Bender,Felder Rushing
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1993
Category : Gardening
ISBN : WISC:89049467574

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Book Passalong Plants Description/Summary:

Frederick Douglass was unquestionably the foremost black American of the nineteenth century. The extraordinary life of this former slave turned abolitionist orator, newspaper editor, social reformer, race leader, and Republican party advocate has inspire

Tough Plants for Southern Gardens

Author : Felder Rushing
Publisher : Cool Springs Press
Release : 2003-06-01
Category : Gardening
ISBN : 1591860024

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Book Tough Plants for Southern Gardens Description/Summary:

Tough Plants for Southern Gardens is written for novice and accomplished gardener alike, and for all gardeners who value their leisure time. They also value the appearance of their home and appreciate the benefits of well-placed landscaping; however, they do not want to devote too much time to keeping it beautiful.

The Magical World of Moss Gardening

Author : Annie Martin
Publisher : Timber Press
Release : 2016-02-08
Category : Gardening
ISBN : 9781604697162

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Book The Magical World of Moss Gardening Description/Summary:

“This is a fascinating books for anyone wanting to truly broaden the range of plants they grow.” —Gardens Illustrated Moss is an extraordinary plant—it grows without roots, flowers, or stems. Despite being overlooked, in many ways, moss is perfect: it provides year-round color, excels in difficult climates, prevents soil erosion, and resists pests and disease. In The Magical World of Moss Gardening, bryophyte expert Annie Martin reveals how moss can be used in stunning, eco-friendly spaces. The beautifully illustrated guide includes basics on designing and planting a moss garden, and an inspiring tour of the most magical public and private moss gardens throughout the country.

Garden Hearts

Author : Felder Rushing
Publisher : St Lynns Press
Release : 2012-03-01
Category : Gardening
ISBN : 0983272638

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Book Garden Hearts Description/Summary:

GARDEN HEARTS celebrates that most iconic of images, the ancient symbol of love. During professional tours of public and private gardens, the author/photographer has captured heart shapes in unusual settings. Reflecting the author's quirky, witty reputation, the book presents over 60 of his most striking images - found in plants, garden designs and features, and folk art - matching them with inspirational quotes and personal anecdotes. This gift book has great visual appeal, with strong, playful graphic elements, including line drawings and multiple typefaces.

Alabama & Mississippi Gardener's Guide

Author : Felder Rushing
Publisher : Cool Springs Press
Release : 2005-01-01
Category : Gardening
ISBN : 9781591861188

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Book Alabama & Mississippi Gardener's Guide Description/Summary:

Gardening is now the favorite leisure pastime in America. Homeowners are realizing the health benefits derived from gardening and the increase in their home's property value. This book contains easy-to-use advice on the top landscape plant choices. It also recommends specific varieties, and provides advice on how to plant, how to grow and how to care for the best plants.

Live from the Mississippi Delta

Author : Panny Flautt Mayfield
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release : 2017-07-24
Category : Photography
ISBN : 9781496813756

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Book Live from the Mississippi Delta Description/Summary:

Live from the Mississippi Delta showcases a rare collection of photographs and stories about musicians from Robert Plant, B. B. King, and ZZ Top to local guitarists playing gigs on the weekend. Panny Flautt Mayfield, a lifelong Delta resident from Tutwiler and an award-winning journalist, documents multiple decades of blues and gospel music in her native land. Her first book collects over two hundred black-and-white and color photographs from a long career of photographing live music. Featuring text by Robert Plant in honor of Mayfield, the book opens with him addressing senior citizens gathered in Tutwiler to honor their town as the birthplace of blues. From there, the book proceeds throughout the Delta from juke joints and festivals to blues markers and museums. Mayfield presents images and tales of local icons such as Early Wright, Wade Walton, and the Jelly Roll Kings, as well as international celebrities. She shares intimate photos, including Garth Brooks and Bobby Rush charming elementary school kids in West Tallahatchie, along with insider stories and photos of B. B. King's Homecoming, the Governor's Awards, the Delta Blues Museum, the Sunflower and King Biscuit festivals, and a fascinating side trip to Norway's Notodden Blues Festival, which has a rich sister-city relationship with Clarksdale and the Sunflower Festival. Years ago volunteer tour guide Shirley Fair announced to visitors that there is a church or a juke joint on every corner in Clarksdale. Those demographics are still mostly accurate. Igniting a high-octane finale are photographs taken at iconic juke joints such as Smitty's Red Top, the Bobo Grocery, the Rivermount Lounge, Po" Monkey's, Hopson, Shelby's Dew Drop Inn, the Rose, Ground Zero, Sarah's Kitchen, Margaret's Blue Diamond, and Red's.

Bottle Trees

Author : Felder Rushing
Publisher : St Lynns Press
Release : 2013-01-01
Category : Crafts & Hobbies
ISBN : 0983272697

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Book Bottle Trees Description/Summary:

Originally meant to trap bad spirits, bottle trees arrived in the U.S. with the African slave trade and first took root in the South. Now it's a popular art form, a national phenomenon that's showing up at garden shows, craft fairs and farmers markets. Garden writer and photographer Felder Rushing has encountered thousands of bottle trees and other glass garden art in his travels across America and around the world. In BOTTLE TREES he presents 60 of his favorites, from the backyards of Mississippi to the Chelsea Flower Show to the glass fantasies of Dale Chihuly. With humor and affection he tells the stories behind the photographs: the history and lore of bottle trees and glass sculpture, and the inspired people who make them.

Native Treasures

Author : M. Nevin Smith
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2006
Category : Gardening
ISBN : 0520244257

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Book Native Treasures Description/Summary:

A compilation, 20 years in the making, of the reflections and advice on growing California native plants, by one of the state's most respected horticulturalists.

The Rose Rustlers

Author : Greg Grant,William C. Welch
Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
Release : 2017-09-15
Category : Gardening
ISBN : 9781623495459

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Book The Rose Rustlers Description/Summary:

In The Rose Rustlers, Greg Grant and William C. Welch offer a personal, in-depth, and entertaining account of some of the great stories gathered during their years as participants in one of the most important plant-hunting efforts of the twentieth century—the quest to save antique roses that disappeared from the market in a notoriously trend-driven business. By the 1950s, almost exclusively, modern roses (those with one compact bloom at the top of a large stem) were grown for the cut-flower market. The large rounded shrubs and billowy fence climbers known to our grandparents and great-grandparents in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries had been reduced to this rather monotonous single style of plant. Yet those roses of old still grew, tough and persistent, in farmyards, cemeteries, vacant lots, and abandoned fields. The rediscovery of these antiques and the subsequent movement to conserve them became the mission of “rose rustlers,” dedicated rosarians who studied, sought, cut, and cultivated these hardy survivors. Here, the authors chronicle their own origins, adventures, and discoveries as part of a group dubbed the Texas Rose Rustlers. They present tales of the many efforts that have helped restore lost roses not only to residential gardens, but also to commercial and church landscapes in Texas. Their experiences and friendships with other figures in the heirloom rose world bring an insider’s perspective to the lore of “rustling,” the art of propagation, and the continued fascination with the world’s favorite flower.

Heirloom Gardening in the South

Author : William C. Welch,Greg Grant
Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
Release : 2011-04-07
Category : Gardening
ISBN : 9781603442138

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Book Heirloom Gardening in the South Description/Summary:

New edition of a classic work on Southern heirloom gardening . . .Heirloom plants belong in Southern gardens. Tough and adapted, tried and true, pretty and useful, these living antiques--passed through countless generations--represent the foundation of traditional gardens as we know them today. Heirloom Gardening in the South is a comprehensive resource that also offers a captivating, personal encounter with two dedicated and passionate gardeners whose love of heritage gardening infuses the work from beginning to end. Anyone who wants to know how to find and grow time-honored and pass-along plants or wants to create and nurture a traditional garden is sure to find this a must-have addition to their home gardening library. Inside the book: New essays on naturalizing daffodils, slips and starts, and growing fruit; A completely updated and expanded heirloom plant encyclopedia;Revised plant lists (bulbs, cemetery plants, etc.) New material on the creation of two of the authors' personal gardens Building on the popularity of the original edition, this lively, entertaining, and informative new book from two proven experts will be enthusiastically welcomed by gardeners and horticulturists throughout Texas and the South.

The Planthunter

Author : Georgina Reid
Publisher : Timber Press
Release : 2019-04-30
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781604699647

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Book The Planthunter Description/Summary:

An exciting and refreshing call to arms, The Planthunter is a new generation of gardening book for a new generation of gardener that encourages readers to fall in love with the natural world by falling in love with plants.

Lewis Hine as Social Critic

Author : Kate Sampsell-Willmann
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release : 2009
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1604733683

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Book Lewis Hine as Social Critic Description/Summary:

This is the first full-length examination of Lewis H. Hine (1874-1940), the intellectual and aesthetic father of social documentary photography. Kate Sampsell-Willmann assesses Hine's output through the lens of his photographs, his political and philosophical ideologies, and his social and aesthetic commitments to the dignity of labor and workers. Using Hine's images, published articles, and private correspondence, Lewis Hine as Social Critic places the artist within the context of the Progressive Era and its associated movements and periodicals, such as the Works Progress Administration, Tennessee Valley Authority, the Chicago School of Social Work, and Rex Tugwell's American Economic Life and the Means of Its Improvement. This intellectual history, heavily illustrated with HIne's photography, compares his career and concerns with other prominent photographers of the day--Jacob Riis, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, and Margaret Bourke-White. Through detailed analysis of how Hine's images and texts intersected with concepts of urban history and social democracy, this volume reestablishes the artist's intellectual preeminence in the development of American photography as socially conscious art.

Sustainable Landscaping For Dummies

Author : Owen E. Dell
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2009-03-09
Category : House & Home
ISBN : 0470480602

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Book Sustainable Landscaping For Dummies Description/Summary:

Sustainable Landscaping For Dummies provides hands-on, how-to instruction for realizing the benefits of a sustainable landscape, from selecting sutainable hardscape materials to installing a rain-water catchment system to choosing native plants.

Birds of Mississippi

Author : William H. Turcotte,David L. Watts
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release : 1999
Category : Nature
ISBN : 1578061105

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Book Birds of Mississippi Description/Summary:

"The authors, two long-time employees of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, take special care to provide ample descriptions of endangered birds in order to educate both enthusiasts of the outdoors and the general public about the grave consequences of delaying conservation. At a time when many species are declining or are threatened by loss of habitat, Birds of Mississippi pays special attention to migratory land birds and shorebirds, upland game birds, waterfowl, and predatory birds."--BOOK JACKET.

My Ántonia

Author : Willa Cather
Publisher : Standard Ebooks
Release : 2019-04-01T18:44:12Z
Category : Fiction
ISBN : PKEY:E22C9D8506239D00

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Book My Ántonia Description/Summary:

Written in the style of a memoir, My Ántonia chronicles Jim Burden’s friendship with the daughter of a Czech immigrant family. Recently orphaned, he moves west to Nebraska to live with his grandparents. Riding the same train is the Shimerda family, who are also on their way to settle in the area. The Shimerdas have a difficult life as pioneers: living in a sod house, working the fields, and running out of food in the winter. Jim soon becomes smitten with Ántonia, the eldest daughter, as they grow up and explore the landscape around them together. Through his eyes, we see both how she shapes the land around her and is shaped by the rigors of poverty. Similarly to Jim, Willa Cather spent her early years in Nebraska but most of her adult life in Eastern cities. She pays homage to her homeland with her Prairie Trilogy of novels, comprised of O Pioneers!, The Song of the Lark, and My Ántonia. They are tinged with her characteristic straightforward language, reverence for nature, and nostalgia, even as she acknowledges the hardships of the past. Published in 1918 to great enthusiasm, My Ántonia is considered one of Cather’s finest works and a defining point in her identity as a writer. This book is part of the Standard Ebooks project, which produces free public domain ebooks.

The Art of Nellie Mae Rowe

Author : Nellie Mae Rowe,Lee Kogan,Museum of American Folk Art,High Museum of Art
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release : 1998
Category : Art
ISBN : 1578061326

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Book The Art of Nellie Mae Rowe Description/Summary:

This beautiful volume is illustrated with 84 full-color reproductions of the artist's work, plus black-and-white contextual photographs.