Whether they're potting their first plant or maintaining acres of landscaped gardens, Martha offers consumers her finest techniques to help create the garden of their dreams. Learn the basics of garden design, planting from seed, and preparing potting mix at home. Follow Martha indoors and learn how to cook fabulous dishes using ingredients fresh from the garden. And watch as Martha demonstrates her best tips and techniques for maintaining the garden and its tools. It's an indispensable collection of valuable pointers organized on two easy-to-navigate discs that will be useful all year long. Martha's Spring Gardening is a practical video reference guide to spring gardening filled with inspirational footage of Martha Stewart's Westport, Connecticut gardens and 374-minutes of solid garden expertise. Offering tidbits of history and helpful hints every step of the way, Martha Stewart accomplishes every imaginable garden task with ease. She begins with a look at early season weeding, bed preparation, seed starting, self-sowing annuals, and planting everything from primroses to vegetables and herb gardens. Readily admitting that the optimum garden layout is a very personal vision that continually evolves, Martha shares some of her favorite plants and garden planning tips. Once her vegetable and herb gardens are planted, Martha heads to the kitchen to detail the preparation of dishes like fresh asparagus and fontina bruchetta, mache salad, rhubarb crisp, and an impressive spring garden cake decorated with marzipan vegetables. After touring famous gardens like the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and the Keukenhof Bulb Garden in Holland, Martha and several leading garden experts delve into some of the less glamorous aspects of gardening. They offer recipes for five basic types of potting soils; take an in-depth look at pruning tools, rakes, and other gardening tools and how to care for them; describe how to choose and care for clay pots; test soil; and even tune up a lawnmower. Martha and her crew also focus in on houseplants, discussing re-potting, choosing and caring for fragrant and unusual houseplants, container gardening, creating indoor parterres, transporting plants, and the art of flower arranging. Bonus features include more helpful tips and techniques and additional video of garden tours. This excellent spring gardening guide details exactly what needs to be done in the springtime garden and clearly demonstrates how to accomplish each task. --Tami Horiuchi
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Need help with a project around your house? The experts at ASK THIS OLD HOUSE are ready to lend a hand. Well show you how to tackle many common household projects. Each project includes clear, step-by-step guidance from contractors with years of job experience. Youll learn basic home improvement skills and the tricks-of-the trade that will give you the knowledge and confidence to complete any project successfully.
Watching Paul Levine will convince you that creating a beautiful kitchen is as easy as building one simple cabinet several times over. Levine's system saves time, anticipates mistakes and allows for corrections. All you need is access to a small workshop with a table saw a router and some common hand tools. What's more, your cabinets will be as handsome as they are strong, featuring sleek lines, hidden hinges, colorful laminated surfaces and warm wood trim. By watching Levine you'll learn how to: laminate plastic to plywood for easy-to-clean surfaces, cut tongue-and-groove joints to assemble the cases, rout dovetails for sturdy, solid-wood drawers, and install trouble-free drawer slides and adjustable hinges.
A tour of Michael Phillips orchard through the seasons. Every farm and homestead can enjoy the timeless pleasure of an organic fruit orchard. Yet this can also be challenging, because few people today have the depth of knowledge and experience needed to produce healthy trees and nutritious, great-tasting fruit without the use of harmful and expensive chemicals. The answer is to create a more holistic orchard: one that emphasizes biological health and diversity from the microscopic fungi in the soil to the beneficial insects, companion plants, and the birds and wildlife that together form a complete and living orchard ecosystem. In other words, an orchard that works with nature rather than fighting against it. Michael Phillips is a pioneering author and orchardist whose books include The Holistic Orchard and The Apple Grower. In this video, he leads viewers through a year in his own orchard, demonstrating basic horticultural skills like grafting and pruning, but also revealing groundbreaking and field-tested strategies for growing apples and other tree fruits not just organically, but holistically.
Teach Yourself to Sew, Season 2 DVD. Learn more basics and fundamental techniques, from the editors of Threads. Expand your sewing skills. With Teach Yourself to Sew, Season 2, the second DVD in this breakthrough series from Threads, you'll learn a lot more basics along with must-know techniques. With these fundamentals under your belt, you can start sewing clothes you never dreamed you could make. Sew smarter in minutes. Follow along as Threads Senior Technical Editor, Judith Neukam, walks you through engaging one-on-one demos. She shows you why turning perfectly finished seams doesn't have to be daunting. Takes the mystery out of inserting invisible zippers. And shares her tips for making what every sewer wants - your own custom dress form - the easy way to get a perfect fit. Learn at your own pace. The beauty of this DVD is that it gives you a helpful overview. Yet it's easy to go back to review details when you are actually working on projects that involve inserting facings, making gathers, or adding patch pockets. Show off your personal style. With Teach Yourself to Sew, Season 2, your dreams can come true. You can start sewing beautiful clothes you'll absolutely love right away.
In Framing Floors and Stairs, Larry Haun and his brother Joe frame the floor of a basic 1,600 square foot house. They take you step-by-step through the entire process, showing you practical ways to organize tasks, streamline procedures, and handle all the right tools and materials efficiently.
Classic Episodes, The Woodwright's Shop (Season 5)
Manufacturer: Popular Woodworking Magazine
Brand: Popular Woodworking
Charismatic and innovative, woodworker Roy Underhill has been educating and entertaining people with his unrivaled knowledge of traditional hand tools and woodworking techniques for more than 30 years. Now you can enjoy all the classic episodes from the fourth season of his hit PBS show any time you want