New Books At The Corning Library

Forest Gardening In Practice by Tomas Remiarz

“A forest garden is a place where nature and people meet halfway–between the canopy of trees and the soil underfoot. Forest Gardening In Practice offers an in-depth review of forest gardening with living, best practice examples. It highlights the four core skills of forest gardeners: ecology, horticulture, design, and cooperation. It is for hobby gardeners, smallholders, community gardeners and landscape professionals.”

Plants of the World by J.M. Christenhusz.

An illustrated encyclopedia of vascular plants

27 dazzling combinations that pair the beauty of leaves with flowers, bark, berries, and more

Gardens of the High Line by Piet Oudolf and Rick Darke

“Before it was restored, the High Line was an untouched, abandoned landscape overgrown with wildflowers. Today it is much more than that: it’s a central plaza, a cultural center, a walkway, and a green retreat in a bustling city that is free for all to enjoy. But above all else, it is a beautiful, dynamic garden with plantings designed by Piet Oudolf … [This book] offers an in-depth view into the planting designs, plant palette, and maintenance of this landmark achievement”

Good Soil: Manure, Compost and Nourishment for Your Garden by Tina Rayman et al.

The author thoroughly explores every aspect of the theme, from chemistry and biology to history and philosophy and the book answers all your ‘whats’, ‘whens’ and ‘hows’ and gives you concrete advice, generous tips and, above all, masses of inspiration. It lifts the lid on old and reliable fertilization methods and opens the doors to new resource-efficient and environmentally-smart cultivation techniques.

A Good That Transcends: How U.S. Culture Undermines Environmental Reform by Eric Freyfogle

The author demonstrates that bad land use practices are rooted in the way in which we see the natural world, value it, and understand our place within it. While social and economic factors are important components of our current predicament, it is our culture, he shows, that is driving the reform crisis—and in the face of accelerating environmental change, a change in culture is vital.

Hartmann & Kester’s Plant Propagation: Principles and Practices by Fred T. Davies Jr., PhD

The world standard reference work for plant propagation and horticulture for over 50 years.  Now contains color figures throughout. It also contains extensive updates reflecting the latest commercial techniques and understanding of propagation biology. Like previous editions, it is organized into paired chapters on principles and practices, so it can easily be adapted for teaching courses that cover only practical topics, and for courses that also cover conceptual issues.

The Living Forest: A Visual Journey into the Heart of the Woods by Joan Maloof and Robert Llewellyn

From the leaves and branches of the canopy to the roots and soil of the understory, the forest is a complex, interconnected ecosystem filled with plants, birds, mammals, insects, and fungi. Some of it is easily discovered, but many parts remain difficult or impossible for the human eye to see. This work immerses the reader in the small & the large, the living & the dead, and the seen and unseen.

The New Art of Living Green by Erica Palmcrantz Aziz and Susanne Hovenas

How to reduce your carbon footprint and live a happier, more eco-friendly life. With The New Art of Living Green, authors Erica Palmcrantz Aziz and Susanne Hovenäs dare us to stop and think for a moment about the type of chemicals we use in our home, where we buy our produce and the amount of waste we create. With this book you’ll discover simple tips and guidelines that will help you to make greener choices to the benefit of your growing family’s health and a grateful Mother Earth.

Restoring Neighborhood Streams by Ann L. Riley

This work addresses: 1. Is restoration of urban streams possible? – 2. Defining restoration – 3. Neighborhood scale restoration projects – 4. What neighborhood projects teach. Includes an appendix of regional San Francisco Bay restoration plant survivors and plants associated with more risk to survival (common and Latin names).