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Winter Garden Catalog by Little Grayback Farm

LITTLE GRAYBACK FARM'S INTERNATIONAL SEEDS PRESENTS:
OUR WINTER CATALOG FOR HOUSE,GARDEN AND GREENHOUSE

Here are my choices for extending your summer garden into a fall and winter garden. Greens and root crops are a natural for fall and when the cold winds blow just move into the greenhouse or how about starting some of our fabulous houseplants? Remember, most of our seeds can be container grown and as you look through this list, you will see that I found some that bloom in the winter as well as plants that perfume your house and lift the spirit with beautiful blooms!. There is even a section on plants that help with indoor pollution.
Enjoy, and garden year round! We are not a seasonal company so when the urge strikes, order on-line , by mail or call toll-free.
Joyce Moore

G054 DELICIOUS ITALIAN DANDELION.
A new type of green that is taking green lovers by storm. The large leaves are more tasty and nutritious than any green you've ever tried. Sample pack $1.95
NW12 GREEN SEOUL CHINESE CABBAGE.
A Korean version of the popular loose leafed cabbage used in Chinese cooking. This Cabbage is good for stir frys and Kimchee pickling. A fast grower that can be container grown. 25 seeds $1.50
NW14 CHINESE MIZUNA.
A vigorous leafy vegetable used in stir frys, pickling and salads. Can be grown year round. The more you cut and harvest off this juicy, well flavored vegetable the more it produces.50 seeds $1.50
NW04 JAPANESE BUNCHING ONION.
This evergreen variety of bunching onion is the one most often used in stir frys. The plants produce perennially and are winter hardy. You should start seeds 4-8 weeks inside before transplanting in garden. 25 seeds $1.75
VS120 BROCCOLI. SMALL MIRACLE ( F1 HYBRID )
A new type of broccoli that we believe will soon be the rage. It packs an amazing amount of nutritional power on a dwarf plant that only reaches about a foot tall. Bears very fine beaded heads that are dark green. Excellent flavor and texture for eating raw and cooking. 25 seeds, $1.95
VS130 BEETS. DETROIT DARK RED IMPROVED ( HYBRID)
An old time favorite made even better! This one has excellent color, flavor and shape and produces in only 58 days. About a 100 seeds to a pack, $1.45
VC132 BEETS. RED CYLINDER
The perfect beet for pickling and slicing!. Long 8" cylindrical roots are uniform and average about 1 3/4" in diameter. Bears in 60 days. 50 seeds $1.95
VJ133 BEETS. WHITE WONDER.
A most unique beet gaining popularity in specialty markets. A great flavored beet that has an all white root. Bears in 55 days. 50 seeds $1.95
VJ135 BABY HEAD MINIATURE CABBAGE.
A most unique cabbage that is the rage at specialty markets. Bears round blue-green heads of cabbage averaging 1/2 the size of normal cabbage heads. Has densely packed, solid interior with small core. 25 seeds per pack $1.95
VJ137 CABBAGE. RED EXPRESS
An excellent red cabbage that bears 2-4 lb. heads very early ( 63 days ). Has great taste and uniform appearance. A good variety for Northern states. 50 seeds $1.95
VS230 CABBAGE. SWEETSTUFF.
The sweetest cabbage we know of, it bears 4 lb heads of cabbage that will melt in your mouth! Bears in 75 days. 50 seeds $1.75
VC232 CABBAGE. GIANT FLAT DUTCH.
A huge variety often weighing 10-12 pounds per head! Excellent for eating or making kraut. 100 days. 100 seeds $1.85
VC234 CABBAGE. GIANT RED ROCK.
A superb red cabbage providing heads weighing up to 7 pounds. Keeps well and has a flattened globe shape. 200 seeds $1.75
VS140 CAULI-BROC ( BROCOVERDE )
A cross between cauliflower and broccoli! Strong, upright plants support medium, semi-domed heads that taste like sweet cauliflower. Very nice! 20 seeds to a pack, $1.95
VS150 CAULIFLOWER. SUPER SNOWBALL
Matures uniformly with smooth snow white heads weighing 3-5 lbs and reaching 6" across in 55 days. A medium sized plant with good leaf coverage that is perfect for greenhouse forcing, frames or outdoors. About 50 seeds to a pack, $1.45
VJ152 PURPLE CAULIFLOWER
Unique type of cauliflower that bears beautiful PURPLE heads that are delicious raw. Blanches pale green when cooked. 25 seeds $1.95
VJ154 ORANGE CAULIFLOWER
The yellow comes from the high amount of carotene in the curd, so this one is highly recommended for the kitchen table. 25 seeds $1.95
VS250 COLLARDS. SUPER HARVEST
Ready in 65 days, this is a large leafed plant that produces up to 30 percent more than standard varieties. Dark blue-green leaves. 100 or more seeds, $1.95
VJ285 FINOCCHIO
A specialty European vegetable grown for its delicious bulbs. Foliage is about 2 ft. tall, feathery and dill like. 50 seeds $1.95
VL281 RED RUSSIAN KALE
A great way to add color to your salads and mescaline mixes. Red veination, red frilly leaves and wavy margins make this a hit with salad lovers. $1.95 per pack
VL284 LEEK, AMERICAN FLAG
A very popular leek with gardeners for years. The stems are long, white and thick and the foliage is medium green. Very dependable for fall and summer use. $1.95 per pack
VS290 LETTUCE. MONET ( EUROPEAN SPECIALTY LETTUCE )
An unusual variety with crisp, sweet flavored frilly leaves that stand out in appearance and taste. Medium sized plants 7-8" tall. Pack $1.95
VS300 LETTUCE. CRISPHEAD
Big heads of crisp, tight, fine flavored leaves that are well adapted to hot, adverse conditions. Ready in 82 days. Pack $1.95
VS310 LETTUCE. SUPERIOR RED LEAF
Loose leaves with showy dark bronze-red color. Superior flavor and easy to raise. Adds distinctive coloring and flavor to salads. Pack $1.95
VS320 KOHL RABI. GRAND DUKE HYBRID
An excellent form that is ready in 45 days. Perfect 4" or larger bulbs that are resistant to black rot. 200 seeds $1.95
VH324 MEXICAN POTATO. JICAMA
Adds crunch to salads. Tasty tubers can weigh up to 5 lbs. with mild, sweet texture much like water chestnuts. 10 seeds $1.95
VC321 MUSTARD. SOUTHERN BLACK GIANT
A very good mustard with large dark green leaves that produces in only 45 days. $1.50 a pack.
VH370 PARSNIP, ALL AMERICAN
One of the finest parsnips to be found. Sweet, tender, fine grained roots with a delicate flavor. Keeps well. 40 seeds $1.35
VL374 PEPPERGRASS, CRESS
Its spicy leaves are used in soups and salads as they have a peppery taste. $1.95 per pack
VH556 RADISH, CHINA ROSE
A most unique type of radish that features rose-pink tasty roots that are cylinder shaped and 5-6 long. 40 seeds $1.95
VH552 FRENCH BREAKFAST RADISH
A new, gourmet type of radish with unusual cylinder shaped roots and mild uniquely flavored root that can served in many interesting ways. Be the first in your neighborhood to try this one. 25 seeds $1.75
9605 TRUE IRISH SHAMROCK. TRIFOLIUM REPENS MINOR
No type of Irish celebration would be completes with out a few of the familiar shamrocks around. Can be started inside anytime of the year. 40 seeds $2.50
FL120 DOUBLE GIANT ACROCLINIUM
An excellent flower for sowing in fall for winter bouquets and early in Spring for the first Spring bouquets. Bears large, brightly colored Strawflowers in shades of rose, pink and white. Germinates in about 2-3 weeks. About 40 seeds to a pack, $1.95
FL330 BERLIN RED GLOXINIAS
Great indoor pot plants growing to 4-6 inches tall with a profusion of bright red flowers. Sow seeds on surface. 20 seeds $2.15
FL350 BLACK PANSIES
A hardy strain of pansy with solid black flowers up to 3 1/2" across. Definitely an eye catcher. Sow in July and transplant outdoors in September. With mild weather, will bloom most of the winter. For spring, start in greenhouse in January to transplant in early spring.10 seeds $1.95
FS510 FRAGRANT PANSIES.
Hard to believe but true! One of our favorite Spring flowers is now improved with a strong lovely fragrance. Be the first to have these in your neighborhood. Flowers have a bright yellow blotch against a dark purple background, very unusual. 20 seeds $2.50
FS515 WATERCOLOR PANSIES. VIOLA
A must have for all gardens. A lovely mixture of soft, subtle pastel shades of apricot, mauve, tangerine, peach, primrose, pink, blue and white. Early to bloom, these light, delicate colors compliment any background. 20 seeds $1.95
FS520 SUPER GIANT SIZED PANSIES
An amazing pansy that bears incredibly large 4" blooms on small 7" high plants. Very vigorous, they bloom early and continue to bloom into the summer. A mixture of colors range from red, rose, scarlet, blue, purple, white and yellow. 20 seeds $1.95
FS525 BLACK DEVIL PANSY
A truly unique pansy with a coal black color that is unmatched and a tiny yellow eye. Large 3Ĺ" flowers will grab everyone's attention. 20 seeds $1.95
FS530 HENS AND CHICKS POPPY. PAPAVER VAR.
This is a flower arranger's find of a lifetime! A poppy with a most unusual seedhead, a central pod surrounded by smaller pods ( chickens ). Very unique plant produces long stems up to 24". 50 seeds $1.95
FL355 BABY ROSES
Now it is easy to raise baby roses from seeds. Excellent for pots and window boxes, they bloom year after year with little attention. Will bloom within 3 months of sowing in shades of white, pink and rose. 5 seeds $1.95
FL360 AFRICAN VIOLETS
Easy to grow compact plants that are bushy with dark green leaves. Shades of blue, lilac, pink, etc. Sow seeds on surface of sterilized potting soil. 10 seeds $1.95
FL370 TRUE IRISH SHAMROCK
What would St. Patrick's Day be without the traditional shamrock? Easy to grow pot plants with beautiful foliage. 25 seeds $1.95
FL375 RAT-TAIL STATICE
A very unusual statice that is good for greenhouse forcing. Bears delicate, bright rose flowers very early. 25 seeds $1.95
FS465 CLIMBING SWEET PEA MIX. LATHYRUS
A vigorous climbing vine that bears loads of sweet pea flowers in shades of rose, white and pink. Great for covering walls, fences, mailboxes, etc. Sow in September for blooms between Thanksgiving and Christams!10 seeds $1.85
HR127 CHIVES ( ALLIUM SCHOENOPRASUM ) [P]
Used as a salad for its small leaves which are produced very early in the spring and give a mild onion flavor to many dishes. The more cuttings you take, the more it produces. 100 seeds $1.75
HR131 CHIVES, GARLIC ( ALLIUM TUBEROSUM ) [P]
Use leaves to add mild garlic flavor to salads, soups and stir frys. Has soft white flowers. 200 seeds $1.75
HR167 LEMON MINT ( MONARDA CITRIODORA ) [P]
Lemon scented foliage and blooms attracts bees and butterflies. The oils of the plant have been used to dress wounds. 35 seeds $1.75
HR224 TARRAGON, RUSSIAN ( ARTEMESIA DRACUNCULUS ) [P]
A very mild flavored seasoning used in vinegars, sauces, soups and more. 50 seeds $1.95
HR229 THYME, ENGLISH ( THYMUS VULGARIS )[P]
Seasoning for poultry chowders, stews, sauces and pickles. Good honey plant for bees.50-75 seeds $1.75
HR224 TARRAGON, RUSSIAN ( ARTEMESIA DRACUNCULUS ) [P]
A very mild flavored seasoning used in vinegars, sauces, soups and more. 50 seeds $1.95
HR229 THYME, ENGLISH ( THYMUS VULGARIS )[P]
Seasoning for poultry chowders, stews, sauces and pickles. Good honey plant for bees.50-75 seeds $1.75
HR540 SWEET MARJORAM ( MAJORANA HORTENSIS ) [A]
Adds zest to meats, poultry and sausages.100+ seeds $1.75
4502 KANGAROO PAWS. ANIGOZANTHOS MANGLESII.
Odd half hardy perennials with swordlike leaves and stunning vivid red and green woolly flowers that do in fact resemble kangaroo paws. Makes excellent cut flowers. The floral emblem for Australia. Can be grown outdoors in the south where it attracts birds and butterflies. 3-4 ft. tall.8 seeds $1.95
4519 CHRISTMAS ROSE. HELLEGORUS NIGER.
Attractive long lived annual with huge 4" saucer shaped flowers that bloom from December on. Makes excellent cut flowers. Thrives in cold winter areas outside.5 seeds $1.95
4555 WINTER SWEET. CHIMONANTHUS.
An extremely fragrant deciduous shrub with pale yellow flowers stained purplish red inside. The plant flowers in the winter, filling the house with its beautiful fragrance.$1.00 per seed.
4535 ASPARAGUS FERN. SPRENGERI.
A charming plant with long, delicate, graceful fronds. An excellent houseplant that withstands abuse. Tiny white flowers with red fruit. Excellent for hanging baskets.10 seeds $1.95
4558 PINK ROCKROSE. CISTUS.
Densely branched evergreen shrub 1-5 ft. high. Flowers pink to rosy purple, prolific. An attractive lower plant for large container plants. A easy plant to start from seeds. Hardy to 10 degrees.25 seeds $1.95

EXOTIC HOUSEPLANTS FOR REMOVING INDOOR POLLUTION


NASA has conducted tests that prove the following type of plants can significantly reduce the amount of indoor pollution in your home. They trap and filter out harmful chemical agents and smoke particles. Even the air in a new home in the country can be polluted from the chemical vapors released from the carpet, plywood and other construction materials.

1102 BLUE LILY OF THE NILE. AGAPTHANUS
Showy perennial plant with flowers the shape of large globes and a beautiful hue of blue. The foliage is large, dark green leaves resembling day lilies. 24" 25 seeds $1.95
1105 CABBAGE TREE PALM. CORDYLINE AUSTRAILIS.
A must for every house plant collection. The Cabbage Tree Palm makes a beautiful container plant that is easy to care for. Its long slender grass fingers make for a perfect false palm. It is fast growing and tolerates abuse and low light. It is low maintenance and long lived. 20 seeds $1.95
1107 FLOWERING BANANA. MUSA.
A compact banana plant for indoors that only grows to about 3 ft. Attractive flowers are followed by small banana fruit. The seeds are slow to germinate but well worth the wait. Makes a great gift!.5 seeds $3.00
5137 RADERMACHERA.
A perfect houseplant. It tolerates the dry air of central heat well, and does not require direct sunlight. A decorative shrub with large compound leaves. Takes little time to raise from seed.15 seeds $1.95
5147 SCHEFFLERA. (OCTOPUS PLANT, UMBRELLA PLANT).
One of the most common shrubs used for house plants because of its easy to care for habits. We offer a compact variety, not as prone to spreading. 15 seeds $1.95
1108 SELLOUM PHILODENDRON.
This has magnificent foliage with deeply lobed leaves up to 20 inches long and 28 inches wide. Does well in partial shade and is a good container plant. Eventually forms palm-like trunk. 15 seeds $1.95
1109 BIRD OF PARADISE. STRELITZIA.
One of the most attractive of all tropical plants. It comes from S Africa. The flowers take shape of a most peculiar form, resembling birds in flight. Grows to a height of about 3 ft.5 seeds $1.95
1115 CALLA LILY. ZANTEDESCHIA.
The Calla Lily is a traditional flower of bridal bouquets and makes a great House plant. It is almost indestructible. It has magnificent blooms with white, cornucopia like spathes.4 seeds $1.95
1121 RED SILK COTTON TREE. BOMBAX MALABARICUM.
A very showy plant that can be grown in containers. The slender stemmed plant bears large scarlet red cup shaped flowers up to 4" across followed by 6" long fruits filled with silky fibers used to stuff pillows.2 seeds $1.80
1126 TREE FERN. VIRGATUS
A relative of the Asparagus fern, this plant grows more like a bush with many graceful fronds. An excellent compliment plant for a ficus. 10 seeds $1.95
1135 CONFEDERATE ROSE. HIBISCUS MUTABILIS.
A small flowering tree well suited for container raising. Has 6" lobed leaves and 4" flowers which open white or white-pink. Hardy to about 10 degrees.5 seeds $1.95
1139 MEXICAN BREADFRUIT. MONSTERA.
A large species also known as Philodendron pertusum. The glossy leaves are extremely decorative, up to 3 ft. long and 2 ft. wide. The mature plant produces spiky flowers enclosed in a creme colored spathe, followed by an edible fruit that smells like a pineapple.$0.70 per seed
1143 SEAGRAPES. COCCOLOBA UVILFERA.
A plant for the lover of rarities. It will grow in the house, conservatory or outside in warm climates. Has huge, stiff olive-green leaves with red veins that turn cream colored with age. Bears fragrant white flowers followed by red grape-like fruits. Grow in a large tub and given lots of light.5 seeds $1.95
1147 PANTHER LILY.LILIUM PARDALINUM.
This plant bears gorgeous nodding 4 " flowers with recurved scarlet to reddish petals. A most intriguing plant. For professionals only, it takes 3-4 years to germinate the seeds.4 seeds $2.75
1151 ERECT PALM LILY. CORDYLINE.
An elegant palm like plant of 3-8 ft. with closely set narrow 1-2 ft. leaves from upright, rigid stems. Pale blue lilac flowers. Makes a perfect false palm plant for hallways, patios.20 seeds $1.95
1154 ELEPHANT EAR PHILODENDRON. BIPINNATIFDUM.
A non-climbing species which may grow to a height of 3 ft. Leaves are about 16 inches long and wide and deeply incised with the familiar Philodendron look.10 seeds $1.95
1157 TRUE MYRTLE. MYRTUS.
Evergreen shrub that grows to 3 ft. Leaves are small, pointed and bright green,when rubbed give off a pleasant scent. The 1 inch wide flowers are also very fragrant. Easy to grow inside.20 seeds $1.95
1160 SILK TREE. ALBIZIA JULIBRISSIN.
From Iran. A beautiful tree when raised outside, this tree also makes a wonderful tub plant. Has graceful, feathery foliage and pink, yellow or white plume like flowers. The leaves are aromatic and used in Chinese cooking. Hardy outside to New England. The leaflets fold up at night. 20 seeds $1.95
1164 GOLDEN MIMOSA. ACACIA BAILEYANA.
Australia. Small graceful tree well adapted to growing inside. Has such a profusion of beautiful flowers that they seem to cover the entire plant. Cold hardy to 18 degrees outside.20 seeds $1.95
1169 LEOPARD TREE. CAESALPINIA FERREA.
Very special. Has showy feathery foliage and yellow flowers. The trunk has white bark with brown spots. Thus, the name. Easily grown inside, it will be a conversation piece for years.2 seeds $2.50
1175 NORFOLK ISLAND PINE. ARAUCARIA.
Well known house plant shrub that is easy to care for. It can be raised outside in temperate areas and can reach a height of 60 ft. or more. Inside, it is easy to care for and adds a touch of nature to the home. Fresh seeds available in July, place your order now. $0.75 per seed
2261. STRAWBERRY GUAVA. PSIDIUM.
Can be grown indoors in containers or as a tree outdoors to 25 ft. The fruits are very versatile. Makes great juice, jelly, mousse, Guava butter and Guava pudding.20 seeds $1.95
9620 DESERT HOLLY. ATRIPLEX HYMENELYTRA
A compact shrub to 3 ft. with the most intriguing foliage that ranges from a whitish to silverish tint and bears bracts of beautiful flowers. Very hardy, native of Utah and New Mexico. 20 seeds $2.00
9621 PURPLE SPINED HEDGEHOG CACTI. ECHINOCEREUS PECTINATUS VAR.RIDIDISSIMUS
A very attractive cacti that is easy to grow and a good choice for cacti beginners. A mounding type of cacti with very beautiful blooms and purplish like spines. 20 seeds $2.50
9622 DESERT FERN. LYSILOMA THORNBERI
A very attractive shrub from the Rincon mountain area of Arizona that bears very unique shaped foliage and white flower heads 4-6 inches long. Very hardy and can be raised inside. 5 seeds $2.50
9624 EVERGREEN LEMONADE TREE. RHUS CHORIOPHYLLA
Actually, this evergreen sumac is more of a shrub than a tree. It has attractive foliage and bears bright red berries in fall and winter. These tart berries make an excellent, refreshing drink. 5 seeds $2.50
9629 MOCK ORANGE. STYRAX AMERICANUS
A fast growing shrub to 10 ft. that is loaded with fragrant, orange type, bell shaped flowers in the Spring and sports attractive green foliage throughout most of the year. A must have lawn plant for most of the US and can be container grown in the far North and Canada. 5 seeds $2.50
9646 PORCUPINE CACTI. OPTUNIA POLYACANTHA VH
A beautiful clumping type of cacti that is very cold hardy. Blooms with exquisite yellow flowers. Also a good windowsill or rockgarden cacti. 10 seeds $2.50
P20 PONYTAIL PALM. beaucarnia stricta.
One of the most widely raised palms in the world. Very easy from seeds. Has the familiar swollen trunk and grass like leaves. The perfect houseplant. 5 seeds $2.25
P24 BUTTERFLY PALM. (GOLDEN CANE PALM).areca lutescens.
This is probably the most widely sold palm in the world. It is sold as a potted plant throughout the world. It is a fast growing clumping palm with pale green feather shaped leaves and slender trunks. It is best suited as a house palm and the seeds should be planted together to form a clump. Seeds germinate quickly. Plant needs plenty of sunlight. 10 seeds $2.25
P30 PARLOR PALM. neantha bella.
Grown throughout the world as a houseplant. Easy to care for with few requirements. Leaves are leathery, pinnate. 10 seeds $2.50
P50 CHRISTMAS PALM, Veitchia merrillii.
This palm resembles a miniature Royal Palm. It has a smooth trunk swollen at the base and feather shaped large leaves that are usually twisted. This palm is getting to be very popular in homes and is used in many shopping malls and public places. Easy to grow from seeds and makes a good container plant for inside the home. Why is it called the Christmas Palm? Because of its beautiful 1" bright red fruits that appear in December. 4 seeds $2.50
FL355 BABY WINDOWSILL ROSES. ROSA VAR. CUL.
Now it is easy to raise baby roses from seeds. Excellent for pots and window boxes, they bloom year after year with little attention. Will bloom within 3 months of sowing in shades of white, pink and rose. 5 seeds $1.95
VC568 TOMATO. GREEN HOUSE FORCING TYPE.
An excellent tomato for greenhouse growing. Bears delicious, large globe shaped tomatoes that are meaty and tasty. Highly disease resistant. Bears in 85 days. 20 seeds $2.50
G019 HANGING BASKET TOMATOES.
I can't resist! Why not try a few hanging veggies in your greenhouse or if you live in the south, in a sunny room. A fast growing miniature tomato that is perfect for hanging baskets or flowerbeds. Bears loads of delicious 1" fruits and has ornamental dark green foliage. 20 seeds $1.95
G082 GRAPE TOMATOES.
These are the most delightful miniature tomatoes you will ever grow. They are regular, tasty red tomatoes but they only reach 3/8" or so in size and grow in clusters just like grapes. Great for salads or as a conversation piece. Each plant can bear over a thousand fruits! 15 seeds $1.95
VH557 SALSIFY, MAMMOTH SANDWICH ISLAND
Features mild, oyster-like flavor. Produces long, slim succulent roots with snow white flesh. A must for soups and seasoning. 25 seeds $1.95
8522 WOMBAT BERRY. EUSTREPHUS LATIFLOIUS.
A good pot plant. Has narrow 4" leaves and pink 6 petaled flowers followed by decorative orange fruits. The roots bear sweet edible tubers. 2 seeds $1.25
8577 BLACK EYED SUSAN VINE.
The perfect hanging basket vine. Dainty black-eyed Susan flowers and a healthy vine. 10 seeds $1.25

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STARTING IN JAN 98- WE WILL BE OFFERING SOME OF THE FINEST SELECTIONS OF GARDENING BOOKS FOUND ANY WAY. THESE ARE JUST A FEW EXAMPLES!


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BK350 GROW 15 HERBS FOR THE KITCHEN
By Sheryl Felty. Another excellent herbal guide. Sheryl provides all the information needed to grow 15 of the best herbs indoors in containers or outdoors in gardens or raised beds. Detailed info is provided for sowing seeds, transplanting seedlings, raising plants and havesting the herbs. Specific information is provided for Angelica, Basil, Catnip, Chives, Dill, Fennel, Marjoram, Mint, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Savory, Tarragon and Thyme. Interesting tips on herbal scents, vinegars and teas also provided. 32 pages, $2.95

BK440 COVER CROP GARDENING, USING GREEN MANURES
Green manuring, the growing and turning under of crops to fertilize and improve the soil, is an age old practice that is gaining popularity again. This guide will teach you how to use green manures to: Unlock soil nutrients, cut nitrogen purchases, stop nut grasses and other problem weeds, improve your soil structure, fight nematodes, grow healthier plants, grow your own mulch, make your garden more attractive, and much more. The various types of green manure and how to use them are discussed in detail. 32 pages, $2.95

BS137 COLOUR IN THE WINTER GARDEN
by Graham Stuart Thomas Thomas describes hundreds of plants that can brighten a drab winter with bloom, berry, and foliage. Valuable planting tables, a botanical index, and color photographs accompany the advice. 210 pp, 19 color plates, 56 line drawings, 6 1/2 X 9 1/2", paperback, $22.95

BS155 THE ESSENTIALS OF BONSAI
by the Editors of Shufunotomo Introduction by Donald Ritchie The editors of Shufunotomo have published over 50 bonsai titles in Japanese. Here they offer the essentials of the art in English. Fine color examples and informative black-and-white photos guide the reader through the visions and methods of bonsai. An introduction for the beginner, this attractive book is one of our continual bestsellers and an excellent value. 108 pp, 26 color photographs, 75 b/w photographs, 42 line drawings, 7 1/2 X 8 1/2", hardcover, $21.95

BS168 GARDEN FLOWERS FROM SEED
by Christopher Lloyd and Graham Rice Garden Flowers from Seed is unlike any gardening book youíve ever read before. In this dialogue between two famous--and opinionated--garden experts, Christopher Lloyd and Graham Rice, the authors offer valuable advice on which seed-raised flowers to grow, how to germinate and tend to them, and how to make the best of them in the garden. Over 230 genera are discussed, including thousands of annual and perennial plants. Sometimes they agree, sometimes they donít; they interrupt each other when they feel itís necessary. The result is a witty, urbane, and thoroughly informative book. 312 pp, 59 color photos, 6 X 9", paperback, $24.95

BS169 THE GARDEN IN WINTER
by Rosemary Verey Originally published in hardcover at $40.00, this wonderful guide is now available in paperback at a price that will win a host of new readers. Both practical and inspirational, it shows how to create a garden that looks and feels good throughout the year, even when the frost bites and plants are enveloped by a mantle of snow. 168 pp, 137 color photographs, 10 1/4 X 10 1/4", paperback, $29.95

BS249 ONCE UPON A WINDOWSILL
A History of Indoor Plants by Tovah Martin A fascinating, anecdotal history of how plants came to move indoors during the Victorian era. This is both a significant piece of social history, particularly concerning the role of women, and a story of one of the great ages of horticultural discovery. It also contains a wealth of practical information on indoor plants. 304 pp, 118 b/w illustrations, 8 1/2 x 11", hardcover, $35.95

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