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Peppers: From Sweet to Heat

The health benefits of peppers, both sweet and hot, are widely known. They’re packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties, and they’re low in calories. And then, there’s the varieties of flavors—from the sweet to the heat!

This guide is an easy-to-use visual reference to a wide variety of peppers and includes a handy introduction to the Scoville Scale to show you where each pepper ranks of the scale of sweet and mild to hot, hotter, and hottest. There’s also Information on when to harvest the ripened fruit, and suggestions on how the fruit is commonly used in the kitchen.

Whether you’re a gardener looking for purely ornamental plants, a backyard farmer looking to plant and harvest for the table, or the chef shopping for the perfect spicy note for tonight’s dinner keep this handy, folding, laminated guide in your shopping bag for your next trip to the garden center, the produce aisle or your farmer’s market.

ISBN: 978-1-943334-57-5

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Trees of the Mid-Atlantic States

More than 60 vibrant color photos help you identify the trees in your yard, in your favorite park, in the mountains and in meadows, wetlands and salt marshes.

Grouped by mature size and photographed to display their most distinguishing characteristics—leaf shape, flower, seed, nut, or fruit—common native trees in this guide can be found from the Poconos to the Cape May nature preserves, and throughout Delaware and Maryland as well.

Accompanying text points out the unique features of each tree, to help you tell one tree from another in no time. Six double-sided, waterproof panels fold up to fit into your back pocket, waist pack or purse.

ISBN: 978-1-943334-35-3

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Trees of Appalachia

The Appalachian Mountains area is home to one of the world’s most diverse temperate forests.

This guide to 63 of the area’s most characteristic and beautiful species covers the region of Appalachia: the mountains and adjacent areas of the southern and mid-Atlantic states from Pennsylvania to Georgia, especially North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Users will find the characteristic trees of high mountain peaks and those of lower elevations as well. This will be an indispensable resource to visitors of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Shenandoah National Park and Appalachia’s other species places.

ISBN: 978-1-943334-15-5

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Wildflowers of the Mid-Atlantic States

More than 90 brilliant photos, grouped by color, make this your go-to guide for nature walks and choosing native species for your own garden.

This six-panel, laminated guide is your key to understanding when flowers bloom, which are native to the mid-Atlantic region, and where you may find each one.

Loaded with wildflowers that thrive in city parks, on mountainsides, in urban and suburban gardens, in forests and pine barrens, and in fertile wetlands, this guide provides a list of characteristics for each flower—from petal arrangement to height—to help you tell one flower from another.

Best of all, you’ll learn which flowers are native to the area, to strengthen your garden’s offerings for birds, bees, and butterflies.

ISBN: 978-1-943334-25-4

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Wildflowers of Appalachia

The special wildflowers of the Appalachian Mountains draw plant lovers from around the world for annual pilgrimages.

This guide to 105 of the area’s most beautiful and widespread species covers the region of Appalachia: the mountains and adjacent areas of the southern and mid-Atlantic states from Pennsylvania to Georgia, especially North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

This will be an indispensable resource to visitors of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Shenandoah National Park and Appalachia’s other special places.

ISBN: 978-1-936913-59-6

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