Perennial Vegetable Gardening with Eric Toensmeier (DVD)
Manufacturer: Chelsea Green Publishing
Imagine growing vegetables that require just about the same amount of care as perennial flowers and shrubs, need no annual tilling or planting, yet thrive and produce abundant and nutritious crops throughout the season. In this DVD a culmination of workshops recorded in Mexico, Florida, and Massachusetts plant specialist Eric Toensmeier introduces gardeners to more than 100 species of little-known, underappreciated plants. Ranging beyond the usual suspects (asparagus, rhubarb, and artichoke) to include such delights as ground cherry, ramps, air potatoes, the fragrant spring tree, and the much-sought-after, antioxidant-rich wolfberry (also known as the goji berry), Toensmeier explains how to raise, tend, harvest, and cook with plants that yield great crops and culinary satisfaction. Toensmeier also takes viewers on a plant-by-plant tour of his garden in Massachusetts.
Rebecca's Garden, Vol. 3: Spring Gardening
Manufacturer: Starlight Video
For the beginner to the seasoned pro Master Gardener Rebecca Kolls will help you learn and understand everything you need to know about gardening. Available for the first time, this DVD contains the most popular segments on spring gardening from the TV show "Rebecca's Garden". Chapters 1. Seed Rock 2. Sterilize Pots For Spring 3. Jumpstart "Warm Season" Veggies 4. Early Spring Chores 5. New Plants And Veggies For The Garden 6. Blooming Spring Shrubs 7. Spring Lawm Care 8. Shopping For Annuals 9. Spring Decorating Ideas 10. Plant Summer Bulbs 11. Purple Plants 12. Hardening Off 13. Deadheading Bulbs Bonus Chapters 14. Picking Out A Lawn Mower 15. Planting Eggplant 16. Eggplant Marinara
Zen Garden- Autumn Meditation
Zenchantment presents Zen Garden- Autumn Meditation, a sublimely beautiful relaxation DVD capturing the many moods of Autumn found throughout Japanese gardens. Colorful leaves (koyo) are to the Japanese Autumn what cherry blossoms are to Spring. During the peak of autumn, it is customary to set aside time to quietly observe the simple beauty of a fall landscape filled with maple trees, and contemplate the changing of the seasons. Traditionally in Japan,autumn was celebrated to pray for a good harvest and to celebrate the local Shinto gods. Zen Garden- Autumn Meditation captures the serenity and contemplative spirit of fall season in a Japanese garden, as the landscape transforms into a vibrant palette of autumnal colors. Maple trees turn to fiery oranges, flaming yellows and shimmer in a slight breeze. A golden hued branch is reflected in the quiet ripples of a tranquil koi pond. A cluster of brilliant ruby red leaves flutter vibrantly against a blue waterfall. Produced by Zenchantment, Zen Garden â€“ Autumn Meditations is a pure visual journey embracing the passing of the fall seasonâ€¦a simple reflection on the ephemeral nature of life. Directed by Milos Kuhlman, and captured in high definition wide screen, Zen Garden â€“ Autumn Meditation DVD is authored to loop automatically, endlessly. Just simply load the DVD and enjoy. An ambient music soundscape, by Zenpurity, quietly enhances the wistful, quiet moods of the autumnal season. Or if you prefer- track 2 fe...
Dovetails: Tools and Techniques from a Master Woodworker
Manufacturer: Fox Chapel Publ.
Produced for woodworkers of all skill levels, this video guide is a bare wood-to-finished piece primer on the production of handcut dovetail joints-the hallmark of a fine woodworker's repertoire. Dovetail joints are used to make boxes, cabinets, and drawers, but, as the DVD shows, they can be difficult to produce. Jim Kingshott makes it easy by welcoming viewers into his own workshop and passing on 50 years' worth of experience and knowledge about the tools and techniques used to create a sturdy and beautiful dovetail joint.
Blacksmithing for Woodworkers - Forging a Compass
Manufacturer: Popular Woodworking Magazine
In Forging A Compass, master blacksmith Peter Ross walks you through the stepsat the forge and the workbenchto create a reproduction 18th-Century square-head compass.
Wood Finishing Basics on DVD
Manufacturer: Taunton Press
In this DVD, finishing expert Michael Dresdner shows you what you need to know to become a proficient wood finisher, starting with classic surface-prep problems and their solutions -- how to recognize and remove dents, how to recognize and fill gouges, how to pre-raise wood grain to get the best results under waterborne finishes, and, most important, how to sand wood. You'll learn how to apply a simple wax finish, shellac-and-wax, and a polyurethane with only a rag for a tool. It's a simple process: rag on your finish, wipe it off, let it dry, recoat. You've got to see this to learn how little you have to do to get a classy, silky, surface thats ideal for most indoor furniture. Next, Dresdner visits woodfinishing expert Chris Minick, who teaches you how to brush on a flawless polyurethane varnish finish. Finally, Dresdner explains the simple principles of spray finishing and guides you through the potentially confusing landscape of modern spraying tools. You'll find out how to set up each type of spray equipment, how to adjust spray patterns, and how to apply all the major coatings to a variety of furniture types -- a chair, a tabletop, a bookcase -- and to a guitar. This DVD is a compilation of three Video Workshops (Starting to Finish, Three Simple Finishes, and Spray Basics) and a segment from The Woodfinishing Video.
Hometime: Construction Basics
Manufacturer: Hometime Brand: Hometime
Hometime's Dean Johnson covers the fundamentals in four critical areas of home construction and remodeling: framing, plumbing, electrical, & drywall. He also explains the basic principles, tools, materials, and techniques that will help you understand and
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