WorldCat Identities

Pleasant, Barbara

Overview
Works: 42 works in 126 publications in 3 languages and 12,262 library holdings
Genres: Field guides  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Barbara Pleasant
The complete compost gardening guide : banner batches, grow heaps, comforter compost, and other amazing techniques for saving time and money, and producing the most flavorful, nutritious vegetables ever by Barbara Pleasant( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how to transform one's garden into a nourishing, organic environment with the use of compost customized to the special needs and soil of each garden
Starter vegetable gardens : 24 no-fail plans for small organic gardens by Barbara Pleasant( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Healthy gardens bursting with delicious organic vegetables are within everyone's reach, even if you have never opened a seed packet or staked a tomato. Barbara Pleasant's easy-to-follow garden plans include precise instructions on what to buy, where to plant, and how to care for your favorite vegetables."--Page 4 of cover
The gardener's weed book : earth-safe controls by Barbara Pleasant( )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated encyclopedia of common weeds includes information on identifying and controlling weeds, and tells what they reveal about soil conditions and gardening techniques
The gardener's guide to plant diseases : earth-safe remedies by Barbara Pleasant( )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This easy-to-use reference fully explains more than 50 of the most common plant diseases--where they occur, what they look like, what to do about them, and the long-term prognosis for the affected plants. Most important, gardening expert Barbara Pleasant recommends proven organic methods for controlling each disease
The complete houseplant survival manual : essential know-how for keeping (not killing) more than 160 indoor plants by Barbara Pleasant( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides hands-on advice on how to care for 160 common houseplants, with information on containers, soil mixtures, lighting needs, feeding and watering, and propagation
The gardener's bug book : earth-safe insect control by Barbara Pleasant( )

12 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identifies insects that harm or infect garden plants, and provides details on control measures and formulas for organic, earth-safe insect control
Garden stone : creative ideas, practical projects, and inspiration for purely decorative uses by Barbara Pleasant( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Garden Stone shows you how to add stone to bring texture, color, serenity, and strength to your garden. Author Barbara Pleasant offers more than 40 enchanting designs - from something as simple as a flagstone path to an elaborate Zen-inspired meditation garden. Each project is packed with practical, down-to-earth installation advice, including clear line drawings and instructional diagrams. A comprehensive resource list helps you easily find the tools and materials you need
Homegrown pantry : a gardener's guide to selecting the best varieties & planting the perfect amounts for what you want to eat year-round by Barbara Pleasant( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing your own food means you know there are no chemical or genetic secrets, that it is pure and good. But you have questions about what and how much to plant, how to store, how to preserve. Pleasant provides a guidebook for people who want to control their food, from garden to pantry to table
Gardening essentials by Barbara Pleasant( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to garden, break the rules, keep it simple, have fun
Easy garden projects to make, build, and grow : 200 do-it-yourself ideas to help you grow your best garden ever( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines do-it-yourself vegetable garden project ideas that address a wide range of needs, from making compost and controlling weeds to attracting wildlife and watering plants
The whole herb : for cooking, crafts, gardening, health, and other joys of life by Barbara Pleasant( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights information on herbs, provided by Storey Communications, Inc. Contains a chat area and a bulletin board. Includes a monthly profile of a different herb and weekly gardening tips. Details how to grow and care for herbs, preserve herbs, and start and maintain an herb business. Discusses using herbs, including recipes, craft projects, and herb-based personal care. Presents a children's area with craft projects ideas and recipes
Garden stone : creative landscaping with plants and stone by Barbara Pleasant( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers tips on adding stone to bring texture, color, serenity, and strength to one's garden, with more than forty designs--ranging from flagstone paths to Zen-inspired meditation gardens, and with each project featuring installation advice, including line-drawings and instructional diagrams
Ortho's all about vegetables by Barbara Pleasant( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do you want to reap the most from your vegetable garden? ORHTO'S ALL ABOUT VEGETABLES will guide you through every step, from up-to-date tips on smart gardening to information on selecting a site, amending soil, and using fertilizer. The encyclopedia describes each vegetable, illustrates key points with color photographs, and provides facts about vegetable varieties, planting, and harvesting
Warm-climate gardening : tips, techniques, plans, projects for humid or dry conditions by Barbara Pleasant( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Southern gardeners know that they have more and different pests and longer growing seasons than are described in most general gardening books. Warm-Climate Gardening recognizes these facts and provides ways of dealing with them effectively. Pleasant carries the reader from composting to vegetables, flowers, ground covers and grasses and provides a handy list of sources for seeds and plants. Her style is thoughtful, friendly, and down to earth, and the book makes entertaining as well as informative reading. Pleasant starts by saying that "Warm-climate gardeners don't make jokes about okra" and concludes that "Good gardeners never stop wondering, asking questions, and learning new things. Part of gardening's payback is that it keeps your mind alive. Recommended for regional libraries."--Library Journal
Container gardens by Barbara Pleasant( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cutting gardens by Barbara Pleasant( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to grow a cutting garden
Easy garden projects for all seasons by Barbara Pleasant( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes 100 garden projects arranged by season which teach the basics of gardening
Controlling garden weeds by Barbara Pleasant( )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a discussion, along with identifying illustrations, of what weeds are and how they grow, as well as a discussion of ways to fight weeds, including cover crops, smother crops, wide-row planting, mulches, and herbicides; also discusses proper weed disposal, the danger in cultivating invasive plants, and tips for managing weeds
Better gardens, less work by Barbara Pleasant( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in Undetermined and English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawns & ground covers by Barbara Pleasant( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The complete compost gardening guide : banner batches, grow heaps, comforter compost, and other amazing techniques for saving time and money, and producing the most flavorful, nutritious vegetables ever
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Starter vegetable gardens : 24 no-fail plans for small organic gardensThe gardener's weed book : earth-safe controlsThe gardener's guide to plant diseases : earth-safe remediesThe complete houseplant survival manual : essential know-how for keeping (not killing) more than 160 indoor plantsThe gardener's bug book : earth-safe insect controlGarden stone : creative ideas, practical projects, and inspiration for purely decorative usesEasy garden projects to make, build, and grow : 200 do-it-yourself ideas to help you grow your best garden everThe whole herb : for cooking, crafts, gardening, health, and other joys of life