A Delightful Feast Of Little-Known Facts, Folklore, And History
Author: Jack Sanders
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
The Secret of Wildflowers is a colorful tribute filled with odd, little-known facts and wonderful superstitions about some of North America's most beautiful and common plants. This book includes natural history, folklore, habitats, horticulture, uses for plants, and origins of names. More than 100 species of North American wildflowers are included and all are organized by blooming seasons.
Wildflower Island is an idyllic place, where crime just doesn't happen. When 4 teenage girls discover a body, badly beaten, a nice day at the beach goes horribly wrong. As they embark on a quest to solve the murder, they find themselves as the main suspects. The girls quickly turn on each other as they are blackmailed by an unknown person and harassed by residents of the small island they live on. Who killed the boy? Will the girls be next? This mesmerizing mystery, suspense novel will have you guessing until the end. Teens and Adults alike will enjoy this mystery series. Get your copy today! Wildflower Mystery Series: Secrets of Wildflower Island Desperation on Wildflower Island Storm on Wildflower Island Thorns on Wildflower Island
The Secrets Wildflowers Keep is a poetry book created to bring organic healing through the power of unfiltered words. It touches on important topics such as domestic abuse, insecurities, toxic relationships, single parenthood, and the intimate loss of one's deepest self. It not only brings restoration to those who read it, but it also breathes magic back into their lungs one sentence at a time.
The Richard and Judy Book Club summer pick by the Sunday Times bestseller
Author: Harriet Evans
Publisher: Hachette UK
Don't miss the STUNNING new novel from Sunday Times bestselling author, Harriet Evans - THE BELOVED GIRLS is published on 19 August and available to pre-order now! 'I adored The Wildflowers. A sweeping, epic, moving read' Marian Keyes RICHARD AND JUDY SUMMER BOOK CLUB PICK 2018 The new novel by Sunday Times bestseller Harriet Evans is the PERFECT summer holiday read. Turn the page and find yourself in a Dorset beach house, the sun in your eyes and the sand between your toes. This is the home of Tony and Althea Wilde - the Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor of their generation and with a marriage every bit as stormy. A gorgeous, epic tale of tangled family secrets and lies to keep you company on your own beach towel. 'A wonderful, engrossing novel, full of the most vivid characters and a truly memorable setting. A triumph' Sophie Kinsella 'She reels you in and then you're hooked, right to the last page' Patricia Scanlan 'Atmospheric and altogether wonderful' Lesley Pearse 'I love it on so many levels, the immense feeling of place, the slow, irresistible sense of being drawn deep into the family and its story, and the strange hovering of menace somewhere in the idyll. Wonderful' Penny Vincenzi 'Her characters are finely drawn and as the story hops back and forth from the Second World War to the present day, the reader becomes deeply immersed in this charismatic family's fortunes. The result is that rare and lovely thing, an all-engaging and all-consuming drama' Daily Mail Tony and Althea Wilde. Glamorous, argumentative ... adulterous to the core. They were my parents, actors known by everyone. They gave our lives love and colour in a house by the sea - the house that sheltered my orphaned father when he was a boy. But the summer Mads arrived changed everything. She too had been abandoned and my father understood why. We Wildflowers took her in. My father was my hero, he gave us a golden childhood, but the past was always going to catch up with him ... it comes for us all, sooner or later. This is my story. I am Cordelia Wilde. A singer without a voice. A daughter without a father. Let me take you inside. Harriet Evans is 'perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes and Maeve Binchy' Best
Make your children feel special by teaching them a "secret" their friends don't know. Cool moms go straight to the heart of whatever problem a child might encounter to solve it quickly and effectively, no nonsense, no fuss. And at the same time the child is learning a handy new skill, he or she is also learning a deeper life lesson about perseverance, patience, honesty, or courage. Using Cool Mom secrets, you can teach a child . . . How to Use Chopsticks How to Throw a Spiral Pass How to See Better in the Dark How to Spin a Basketball on One Finger How to Make the World's Best Caramel Corn How to Cruise on a Skateboard How to Identify a Poisonous Spider How to Hang a Spoon on Your Nose How to Crack an Egg with One Hand How to Weigh a Cloud . . . and 90 other ageless, practical lessons. Years later, whenever your child uses any of these skills, he or she will proudly say, "My mom taught me that." Now, is that cool, or what?
In this volume, Elizabeth Silverthorne has gathered an intriguing array of folklore about forty-four of Texas' most fascinating wildflowers, such as water lily, Queen Anne's Lace, honeysuckle, dogwood, and morning glory.
Exquisite color photos are accompanied by brief description of habitat, flowering season and special characteristics. To facilitate identification, the flowers are grouped by color, and broad bands of color across each page make it possible to flip to the appropriate section in an instant. Exquisite color photos are accompanied by brief description of habitat, flowering season and special characteristics.
Did you know that pepper will repel squirrels and coffee grounds leaf-eating insects? That a little liquid soap adds punch to fertilizers and pesticides? Or that the best time to cut roses is early morning or late evening? You'll find lots of secrets from the experts like these in this handy new guide. From rescuing tired tomato plants to keeping lawn weeds at bay, these tricks will have you working magic in your garden--with less effort, less time, and less money! Other hints show you how to select work-saving tools, create invisible stakes, use sawdust and seaweed mulches, and keep the dog from digging up your new flowerbed.
Attract a Variety of Nesting, Feeding, and Singing Birds Year-Round
Author: Sally Roth
Category: Bird attracting
Birds follow a cycle that depends on the seasons: When caterpillars are at their peak in summer, bird nests are filled with hungry babies hollering for food; in winter, a high-fat menu at the feeder helps birds make it through the night. By taking advantage of these natural cycles to plan feeder offerings and garden beds, readers can turn their backyard into an irresistible haven for a colorful assortment of birds in all kinds of weather. Highlights of this captivating book include features such as: - comprehensive explanations of how seasonal changes like spring rains and winter winds affect bird habits and behaviors in the backyard - hints and tips for attracting birds by offering what they need in each season, such as crushed eggshells when mother birds need extra calcium for egg-laying - Snazziest Stars and Supporting Cast--which birds can be attracted in which seasons - Cheat Sheets for Migration--when to expect various migratory visitors - interesting insight into feeding routines, courtship and mating rituals, and nesting areas to create a hospitable habitat - Build or Buy--quick-and-easy birding projects As many as one in five Americans already consider themselves birders, and this spirited and fun guide will seduce many newcomers to bird watching's bountiful pleasures.
Purchased from the Ramapoo Indians in 1708, Ridgefield welcomed immigrants to its bustling community from the start. The peaceful Connecticut town later served as a retreat for wealthy New Yorkers. With its long history and cast of local characters, Ridgefield has many fascinating stories to tell. In the early 1900s, Typhoid Mary was known to cook for a Ridgefield family. On Olmstead Lane, the landmark that most locals think is a broken fountain is actually a watering trough. For more than forty years, newspaper editor Jack Sanders has covered the captivating history of Ridgefield. In a uniquely selected collection of articles, the town's history comes to life with tales of Pulitzer Prize winners like Eugene O'Neill and disasters such as the 1905 train wreck. These and other glimpses of the past celebrate Ridgefield's rich history.
Bringing the Beauty and Splendor of Nature's Blooms Into Your Own Backyard
Author: Miriam Goldberger
Publisher: St Lynns Press
Easily cultivate wildflowers in your own garden...and have a year-after-year supply of gorgeous flowers at your fingertips. Wildflower farmer and floral designer Miriam Goldberger is here to show you how.