All Cherry Blossom Chiffon ever wanted was to feel part of the family. Growing up with pink-and-white brothers, sisters, and parents, purple Cherry is constantly reminded of how different she is from the rest of the pink-and-white perfection of her family. Despite being constantly tormented by her sisters and big brother since she was small, Cherry knows deep in her heart that someday she will find her place.
One day, Cherry learned the truth about her family’s past. With the truth exposed, Cherry finds some answers but also finds more questions. As Cherry tries to accept the past, live the present, and hope for the best for her future, life takes more unexpected twists.
How will a purple ever fit within pink walls?
Berry was born on a bright and sunny day in Modesto, which turned out to be the perfect complement to her creative and fun loving personality. She was raised in Ceres, a small and unassuming town, which guided her to find ways to use her creative and imaginary mind to enhance her life. As a child she enjoyed writing, drawing and coloring outside the lines. Berry was an only child, and she believes that this only enhanced her imaginative skills. It was a skill that her parents wholeheartedly embraced and encouraged. Born with a trusting heart and love for her family and friends, she absorbed the life lessons around her, learning compassion and understanding for others. That compassion led Berry to her career as a Yoga instructor. Dreams have always been top priority in Berry’s life and that has served her well. By following her yoga philosophy she met and married her amazing husband, and another one of her dreams came true. With his love and complete support, Berry was able to realize another dream of hers; writing a book to help share her stories of love and friendship. She hopes that people will see love wins out, and our world can be a beautiful and colorful place to live. Nothing is ever black and white.
Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed, stand-alone novel Children of Time, is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet.
Who will inherit this new Earth?
The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life.
But all is not right in this new Eden. In the long years since the planet was abandoned, the work of its architects has borne disastrous fruit. The planet is not waiting for them, pristine and unoccupied. New masters have turned it from a refuge into mankind's worst nightmare.
Now two civilizations are on a collision course, both testing the boundaries of what they will do to survive. As the fate of humanity hangs in the balance, who are the true heirs of this new Earth?
The Holistic Orchard demystifies the basic skills everybody should know about the inner-workings of the orchard ecosystem, as well as orchard design, soil biology, and organic health management. Detailed insights on grafting, planting, pruning, and choosing the right varieties for your climate are also included, along with a step-by-step instructional calendar to guide growers through the entire orchard year. The extensive profiles of pome fruits (apples, pears, asian pears, quinces), stone fruits (cherries, peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums), and berries (raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, gooseberries, currants, and elderberries) will quickly have you savoring the prospects.
Phillips completely changed the conversation about healthy orcharding with his first bestselling book, The Apple Grower, and now he takes that dialogue even further, drawing connections between home orcharding and permaculture; the importance of native pollinators; the world of understory plantings with shade-tolerant berry bushes and other insectary plants; detailed information on cover crops and biodiversity; and the newest research on safe, homegrown solutions to pest and disease challenges.
All along the way, Phillips' expertise and enthusiasm for healthy growing shines through, as does his ability to put the usual horticultural facts into an integrated ecology perspective. This book will inspire beginners as well as provide deeper answers for experienced fruit growers looking for scientific organic approaches. Exciting times lie ahead for those who now have every reason in the world to confidently plant that very first fruit tree!