Blossoming Gardens: Tips and Techniques for Gardens In Full Bloom Throughout the Year

Mendon Cottage Books
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Table of Contents 

Choosing the Plants 
Permanent Plants 
The Jasmine Family and Plumeria 
Sowing Time 
Summer Plants 
Winter Plants 
Perennial Plants 
Periwinkles- Vinca 
Useful Gardening Tips 
Propagation through Buds 
Preparing a bud 
Wedge Grafting 
Grafting Wax Solutions 
Grafting Wax 
Author Bio 


A lovely and well-kept garden is definitely a thing of beauty and a joy forever. This is a visual delight and a respite to tired eyes. If any garden is to satisfy the aesthetic senses of its owner, it is going to be a mixed garden. It is going to have all sorts of flowers, which are going to play their own important roles in the creation of one whole picture. 

The adornment for a beautiful garden is going to start with an emerald green carpet of grass with plenty of beautiful colored foliage and plants which are going to make a very soul satisfying whole. 

That means the gardener whether he is experienced or an amateur gardener should have the knowledge of all the various groups of flowers. These are going to be employed in the creation of the garden. He is also going to need to know all about the general principles of gardening, and applying these principles to the various groups. 

These flowers can be divided into perennials, annuals, roses, biennials, rock plants and even alpine plants. Apart from this, your garden can have water plants and others which, by virtue of their usefulness and good looks are going to be accepted as essentials in the planting of a beautiful garden.

What really makes a garden resplendent in beauty and grandeur is the large number of flowers in their myriad hues planted in different color combinations and designs. Your garden is going to have a number of flowering plants planted so that there are blossoms all the year around. 

This book is going to tell you how you can achieve that particular aim, and also tell you tips on how to take care of your garden throughout the year. Apart from this, you are going to get to know all about the common varieties of flowering plants and trees available easily to you all over the world, local and exotic. 

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About the author

  John Davidson

Born and raised in Wyoming and Canada on Ranches. Studied at Utah State University and taught drafting at Bridgerland Applied Technology College for 20 years. Own and run several businesses, an architectural design business, a web design business and a Sawmill business. Married to Karla for over 30 years and have 4 great kids and 3 grandkids, with more on the way, living in Mendon, Utah.

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Mendon Cottage Books
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Mar 17, 2016
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Gardening / Flowers / Annuals
Gardening / Flowers / Bulbs
Gardening / Garden Design
Gardening / Landscape
Gardening / Ornamental Plants
Gardening / Reference
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 Table of Contents 
Planting in Your Balcony Box 
Plants in Your Balcony 
Best Plant Choices for Your Balcony 
Ramblers for Your Walls, Pergolas and Screens 
So Are Roses Climbers? 
Best Climbing Rose Varieties 
Red Roses 
Yellow Roses 
White Roses 
Pink Roses 
Planting Roses 
Planting Your Clematises 
Author Bio 


Many of us are not fortunate enough to have large gardens, especially if we are living in flats in a city. Nevertheless, this does not mean that we cannot take full advantage of ornamental plants, especially in an outdoor garden. So now the 21st century has begun to look into sustainable gardening, especially in places with limited space, here is a book which is going to tell you all about how you can ornament the house, especially if you have a balcony and a Terrace. 

Consider a balcony and a Terrace to be just an extension of your small front garden or your main large back garden. After all, it is open space, which you can cover immediately and utilize instead of letting it go waste. And like I said before, if you are not fortunate enough to have a large open space as an outdoor garden on the ground, we are going to make do with spaces like balconies and terraces in the air. 

Along with information on how you can ornament your balconies and terraces, you are also going to get to know more about the plants which you can plant around pergolas, trees, walls and screens. The aim of this book is to give you plenty of information about the best plants to plant in every available space so that your house is a thing of beauty and a joy forever throughout the year.
 Table of Contents 
The Hazard of Eyestrain 
Minimizing Eyestrain 
Repetitive Strain Injury 
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 
Children and Computer Related Problems 
Preventing RSI 
Repercussions of Extensive Computer Usage 
Change Your Work Routine 
Proper support for your neck And Back 
High-Back Chairs 
RSI Warning Signs 
Possible Personality Disorders 
Myths about Computers and Children 
Author Bio 


So, all right, getting addicted to computers and thus growing roots, sitting in one place may sound and look hilarious, but computer addiction and computer abuse is one of the main concerns of the 21st century. 

This is going to occur when you use computers at a stretch. Consider this to be a hydra which is going to affect your body, state of mind and your lifestyle. 

Once upon the time, we welcomed 21st-century technology in our lives with open arms, because we thought it would make our lives easier with the advent of the World Wide Web, computers have become a center of attention, and an integral part of our lives. 

Despite all the problems computers give us, including general security faults, crashing when you have a deadline to meet, and other constant reminders that they are only as good as the people who use them, man has stepped into an entirely new culture and lifestyle revolving around computers and other Internet-based machines. 

This book is going to introduce you to the concept of computer abuse and how it is going to affect your health as well as your social life. But before that, you need to ask yourself how many times you have checked your email today? How many hours of the day do you spend getting in touch with your friends on social networking sites? Do you spend a major part of the day browsing for Internet sites where you can get information about the subjects of your interest? 

And last but not the least, have you found yourself neglecting your family, friends, and other people in your social circle, just because you could not be pulled away from your computer.
For fifteen years, The Savage Garden has been the number one bestselling bible for those interested in growing carnivorous plants. This new edition is fully revised to include the latest developments and discoveries in the carnivorous plant world, making it the most accurate and up to date book of its kind. 

You may be familiar with the Venus flytrap, but did you know that some pitcher plants can—and do—digest an entire rat? Or that there are several hundred
species of carnivorous plants on our planet? Beautiful, unusual, and surprisingly easy to grow, flesh-eating plants thrive everywhere from windowsills to outdoor container gardens, in a wide variety of climates. The Savage Garden is the most comprehensive guide to these fascinating oddities, gloriously illustrated with more than 200 color photos. Fully revised with the latest developments in the carnivorous plant world, this new edition includes:
   •  All the basics—from watering and feeding to modern advances in artificial lighting, soil, and fertilizers.
   •  Detailed descriptions of hundreds of plants, including many of the incredible new species that have been recently discovered and hybridized.
   •  Cultivation and propagation information for all the plant families: pitcher plants, Venus flytraps, sundews, rainbow plants, bladderworts, and many other peculiar plants from the demented mind of Mother Nature.
Whether you’re a beginner with your first flytrap or an expert looking for the latest exotic specimen, this classic book has everything you need to grow your very own little garden of horrors.
 Table of Contents 
Preparations before the Interview 
How to Answer Frequently Asked Questions 
Apparel and Grooming 
First Impressionand Language Used 
What to Carry and What Not To Carry 
Author Bio 


Some people are lucky enough to get several job opportunities in their lifetime. Others are unlucky and get just a few job opportunities. Since you can never be sure of whether you’re one of the lucky or unlucky ones, you have to do everything you can to get a good job as soon as an opportunity arises. As soon as there is a vacant position in any firm, an advertisement will be placed on several platforms to invite qualified people to apply to this position. If you applied for the job and were shortlisted as a potential employee, the firm will go ahead and invite you to an interview. The interview will be the single most important determinant of whether you’re going to get that job or not. 

Throughout the world, companies shortlist several candidates before the best one can be selected to fill a vacant position. This means that you won’t be the only person being interviewed for that job. It is up to you to convince the interviewer(s) why they should hire you and not any of the other applicants to that position. You have to be highly distinguishable from all the others. 

There are several things that you can do before, during and after the interview so as to increase the probability of getting that job. Some of the factors that might influence whether you’ll get the job include your dressing code and grooming, first impression, qualifications and how well you answer questions asked by the interviewer. If you can control all these factors, then you can rest assured that the job is yours. This means that you have to be thoroughly prepared and know what to expect before, during and after the interview. 

The book “How to succeed in a Job Interview” is equipped with everything you need to do before, during and after the interview. With the tips listed in this book, you will significantly increase chances of getting that job that you’ve been dreaming of. Apart from helping you prepare for a job interview, this book will guide you on any other interview including a promotion, admission to college, television interview and even when preparing for an interview after applying for a bank loan. 

Start your journey to your dream job by reading the book “How to succeed in a Job Interview.”
Drawing Superheroes in Action Book II (A Guide to Drawing Body Movements) For the Absolute Beginner

Table of Contents
Drawing Tools
Moving Around in the Comic Cosmos
Common Comic Superhero Movements
Combat Stances
The Human Body
The Torso and the Bean
Proportion, Perspective, and Foreshortening
Tips for Penciling
The Drawing Process
The Action
Line of Action
Drawing in Layers
Lines, Shapes and Gesture Drawing
Form Construction
Contour Drawing
The Comic Strip
Visual and Narrative Analysis
Exposition begins:
Exposition continues and conflict begins:
Conflict is established and rises:
Conflict enters the climax:
Climax is achieved:
The resolution:
A Review
The Author

Down through the ages, mankind has revered superheroes. It leads one to wonder: What makes them so captivating? Is it our fascination over their superhuman powers and embodiment of incorruptible virtue? Or how they gloriously fight and emerge from gruesome battles? Or is it simply the prowess of the storyteller to enchant readers?

The superhero saga revolves around an inevitable clash between good and evil. Though we ultimately look forward to and aspire for the triumph of good, it is really about the journey they tread and the battles they conquer that lure us.

In a nutshell, the success of the story relies mainly on the exploits, the skirmishthe action. One word that says it all. Precisely the word that brings together superheroes, villains, and comic aficionados. Thus, the need to learn how to draw figures in motion.

In essence, drawing figures in motion involves two aspects: emotions and body movement. We tackle both in the Drawing Superheroes in Action series. In Book I, we explored the essentials of illustrating and inducing the right emotions in each panel. Now, we move on to Book II, where we advance to the second aspect: body movement.

Previously, we also discussed how body language plays a significant role in communicating thoughts and feelings. In the succeeding pages, we will delve deeper into the spatial and anatomical minutiae that affect even the slightest of gestures.

Before wrapping up, we take on another challenge. We will put all that we have learned into practice by crafting yet another comic strip.

With our journey through the comic cosmos nearing its end, here are a few but timely parting words to remember: Fortune favors the bold.
 Learn to Draw - Faces and Portraits - For the Absolute Beginner
Introduction: Drawing Tools
Basic Head Layout
Facial Features 
Measuring Via Eye Size
Front view
Quarter view
Side view/Profile

Basic head layout
There are few characteristics of a head that is relative to almost everyone, this similarity in measurements will be your guide if you are to construct a face when drawing a portrait.

The eyes are positioned below, above or right at the center of the head’s perfect-center level. It is usually aligned with the upper tip of the ear.
The head’s space above and below the eyes’ location are equal.
The nose wings are usually aligned with the tear ducts, and its nose ball is aligned with the ear lobes (this similarity changes depending on the person’s age as the ears grow bigger). 
Both tips of the mouth are nearly aligned with the center of both eyes.

Although you will surely encounter a person that has a little difference on these measurements, it would be easier for you to identify his or her unique proportion value if you have the knowledge about what is most usual. 

The familiarity to different angles of the head is essential when drawing faces.

Head shapes differ in every angle. The position of each facial feature gradually changes as the head makes a quarter turn. And as it turns further on one side, their sizes slightly change and the features reveal their unseen angles, thus, totally changing their shape. 

A head facing in a perfect front view would have two equal sides most of the time, while a head in a quarter angle view shows the outline of the nose bridge which cannot be portrayed perfectly when in front view. The lips would reveal its thickness as it loses the exposure of its further tip. And the further ear and eye will lose its exposure as the head turns further on the side.

These natural gradual adjustments happen when the head moves horizontally. 

Unlike horizontal movements, when a head moves in a diagonal direction it changes the diagonal thickness of the head dynamically, thus, the facial features follow.
Each facial feature comes closer together as the head leans further. The nostrils become totally exposed as the nose ball clearly establish its distance from the plane (face surface). 

The thickness of the lower lip can be easily conveyed as it overlaps the upper lip, and the eye shapes would appear flat.

When the head moves downwards, the nose (depending on its height) would overlap the lips, and the eyebrows (depending on its thickness) would slightly overlap the eyes. The height of the neck would be hidden as the top of the head becomes clearly conveyed, totally changing or rather hiding the face’s horizontal height.

The facial ridges of males are more defined and prominent compared to females, especially the nose bridge, Brow Bridge and the jaw line.

But there are few cases in which the shape of a man’s profile looks more feminine than usual or vice-versa. In this case, you have to rely on the facial features he or she have to clearly portray his or her gender, such as thick eyebrows or any facial hairs for men or pouty, glossy lips and long eyelashes for women.
 Table of Contents 
Colors Terms 
Airbrush and its Mechanism 
Maintenance and Troubleshooting 
Basic Airbrush Exercises: 
Airbrush Exercises: 
Humpback Whale 
Red Cap Oranda Goldfishes 
Whale Shark 
Leafy Seadragon 
Author Bio 


Thanks for purchasing this eBook, as you show a genuine interest in the world of Airbrushing “Aquatic Animals”. Back when I was learning to draw aquatic animals, I liked watching the wonderful scene inside the aquarium, of my pet“Goldfish”. At first I was amazed at the features and colors, but when I kept seeing more details as it moved, an idea struck inside my head. I thought about adding some colors to my drawing. I kept the drawing for a while, since I’m still learning to paint in acrylic, and after a few months of browsing some of my files, I saw my drawing again. I decided to paint it in colors with acrylic using an airbrush, since by that time I already knew how to use an airbrush. I painted it with a very satisfied result, and later on I saw it hung on the wall of my best friend house. I was so glad! 

I’m not encouraging you to give away your masterpiece, rather the point I’m making is that with your airbrush, you can make limitless fantastic art. If only you could imagine this tool’s greatness with its capabilities. So, I made this eBook for you to learn the basics of airbrushing that every beginner needs to know and practice to master it. I made this book also,for an airbrush artist who wants to learn to paint aquatic creatures. We will be using some other materials to complete our artwork like; Watercolor pencils, masking film or other masking materials that are available, and many more. First, you have to invest a little by getting a good airbrush and a reliable air compressor for you to start painting. I also included all the materials needed for our work, and I’m sure they are available at any art store.

Make some time to read and practice all the exercises in this eBook, and in no time you will be a great airbrush artist in painting Aquatic Animals. Remember to have fun when spraying with your airbrush!
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