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Much of the content on this website was recycled from paper sources (i.e., books -- remember those!) such as The Time-Life Home Repair and Improvement book series, Reader's Digest series, Sunset series, The Family Handyman series, Ortho home and gardens series, and many more.

Unfortunately, most of these series are out of print! You may still find copies at your local library; and sometimes on Ebay or Craig's List.

Some examples of what to look for is presented below...


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  1. All About Citrus and Subtropical Fruits by Ortho Books published 1985 - 2 editions
  2. All About Greenhouses by Ortho Books published 2001
  3. Home Gardener's Problem Solver: Symptoms and Solutions for More Than 1,500 Garden Pests and Plant Ailments by Ortho Books published 2004
  4. All about Roses by Ortho Books published 1976 - 2 editions
  5. The World of Cactus & Succulents (Ortho Books ) by Ortho Books (Editor) published 1977
  6. The Complete Perennials Book by Ortho Books -- 3.93 avg rating - 14 ratings - published 2003
  7. Ortho's Home Improvement Encyclopedia by Ortho Books -- 4.20 avg rating - 10 ratings - published 2000 - 3 editions
  8. How to Design and Install Outdoor Lighting by Ortho Books -- 3.90 avg rating - 10 ratings - published 1984
  9. Creating Natural Landscapes: Take Cues from Nature to Create an Easy-Care Landscape at Home by Ortho Books -- 4.38 avg rating - 8 ratings - published 2003
  10. Ortho's All About Sprinklers and Drip Systems by Ortho Books -- 4.25 avg rating - 8 ratings - published 1998
  11. The Complete Guide to Canning by Ortho Books -- (Editor) -- 4.25 avg rating - 8 ratings - published 1982
  12. Ortho's All about Vines and Climbers by Ortho Books -- 3.75 avg rating - 8 ratings - published 1999
  13. All about Trees by Ortho Books -- 4.29 avg rating - 7 ratings - published 1982 - 3 editions
  14. All about Growing Fruits, Berries and Nuts by Ortho Books -- 3.71 avg rating - 7 ratings - published 1987
  15. All About Building Waterfalls, Ponds, and Streams by Ortho Books -- 4.17 avg rating - 6 ratings - published 2006
  16. Complete Guide to Houseplants by Ortho Books -- 4.60 avg rating - 5 ratings - published 2004 - 2 editions
  17. All About Growing Fruits & Berries by Ortho Books -- (Editor) -- 3.29 avg rating - 7 ratings - published 1976 - 6 editions
  18. Ortho's All About the Easiest Roses to Grow by Ortho Books -- 4.20 avg rating - 5 ratings - published 2002
  19. Wood Projects for the Garden by Ortho Books -- 4.00 avg rating - 5 ratings - published 1976
  20. Shade Gardening by Ortho Books -- 3.00 avg rating - 6 ratings - published 1992
  21. Ortho's Guide to Successful Houseplants by Ortho Books -- 3.60 avg rating - 5 ratings - published 1994
  22. Complete Guide to Landscaping: Planning, Selecting, Planting by Ortho Books -- 3.40 avg rating - 5 ratings - published 2005
  23. All about Bulbs by Ortho Books -- 4.00 avg rating - 4 ratings - published 1981
  24. Greenhouses by Ortho Books -- 3.75 avg rating - 4 ratings - published 1991
  25. Gardening in Dry Climates by Ortho Books -- avg rating - 3 ratings - published 1989
  26. How to Design and Build Storage Projects by Ortho Books -- 2.80 avg rating - 5 ratings - published 1983
  27. Ortho's All about Bathroom Remodeling by Ortho Books -- 3.50 avg rating - 4 ratings - published 1998
  28. Ortho All About Perennials by Ortho Books, Ann Lovejoy -- 4.67 avg rating - 3 ratings - published 1999
  29. Ortho's Guide to Enjoying Birds by Ortho Books -- 4.33 avg rating - 3 ratings - published 1996
  30. All about Vegetables by Ortho Books -- 4.00 avg rating - 2 ratings
  31. Complete Guide to Orchids (Ortho Books ) -- by Ortho Books -- 4.00 avg rating - 3 ratings - published 2005 - 2 editions
  32. Enjoying Roses by Ortho Books -- 4.00 avg rating - 3 ratings
  33. Ortho's Patio Plans by Ortho Books -- 3.67 avg rating - 3 ratings - published 1998
  34. Ortho's All about Plans for Beds & Borders by Ortho Books -- (Manufacturer) -- 3.67 avg rating - 3 ratings - published 2002
  35. The Christmas Book: A Treasury of the Sights, Sounds, Crafts, Tastes and Joys of the Season by Ortho Books -- 5.00 avg rating - 2 ratings - published 1987
  36. Start-to-Finish: Sheds and Gazebos: Planning, Building, Personalizing (Ortho Books) by Ortho Books -- 3.33 avg rating - 3 ratings - published 2003
  37. Creating Water Gardens by Ortho Books -- 5.00 avg rating - 2 ratings - published 2003
  38. Interior Decorating by Ortho Books -- 3.00 avg rating - 3 ratings
  39. Outdoor Shelter Plans: Overheads, Sheds & Gazebos by Ortho Books, Ron Hildebrand 3.00 avg rating - 3 ratings - published 1993
  40. Deck Plans by Ortho Books, Anne Coolman (Editor), Ester Knoch (Illustrator), Dick Christman (Photographer) -- 3.00 avg rating - 3 ratings - published 1985
  41. Complete Guide to Trees and Shrubs by Ortho Books -- 4.50 avg rating - 2 ratings - published 2004
  42. Freezing and Drying by Ortho Books (Translator) -- 4.50 avg rating - 2 ratings - published 1984
  43. Ortho's Guide to Successful Flower Gardening by Ortho Books, Rick Bond 4.00 avg rating - 2 ratings - published 1994
  44. Ortho's All About Finish Carpentry Basics by Ortho Books (Editor), Larry Johnston -- 4.00 avg rating - 2 ratings - published 2001
  45. Wood Projects for the Home by Ortho Books -- 2.67 avg rating - 3 ratings - published 1980
  46. Lawn Care by Ortho Books -- 4.00 avg rating - 2 ratings - published 2007
  47. All About Creating Japanese Gardens by Ortho Books -- 4.00 avg rating - 2 ratings - published 2003
  48. Ortho's All about Roofing & Siding Basics by Ortho Books -- (Editor), Larry Johnston (Editor) -- 3.50 avg rating - 2 ratings - published 2001
  49. How to Plan and Remodel Attics and Basements by Ortho Books, Ron Hildebrand (Illustrator) -- 2.33 avg rating - 3 ratings - published 1986
  50. A Guide To Preserving Food For A 12 Month Harvest by Ortho Books -- 3.50 avg rating - 2 ratings - published 1975
  51. Decorating with Houseplants by Ortho Books, Larry Hodgson, Charles C. Powell -- 3.50 avg rating - 2 ratings - published 1993
  52. Landscaping Decks, Patios and Balconies by Ortho Books, Sara M. Shopkow (Editor), Lois Lovejoy (Illustrator) -- 3.00 avg rating - 2 ratings - published 1994
  53. Basic Plumbing Techniques by Ortho Books -- (Editor) 3.00 avg rating - 2 ratings - published 1982 - 2 editions
  54. How to Design and Remodel Children's Rooms by Ortho Books -- 3.00 avg rating - 2 ratings - published 1988
  55. Basic Carpentry Techniques by Ortho Books -- 3.00 avg rating - 2 ratings - published 1997
  56. Garden Construction by Ortho Books, T. Jeff Williams 3.00 avg rating - 2 ratings - published 1985 - 2 editions
  57. Gardening in Containers by Ortho Books -- 3.00 avg rating - 2 ratings - published 1996
  58. Ortho's Plant Selector by Ortho Books -- 5.00 avg rating - 1 rating - published 1993
  59. Basic Wiring Techniques by Ortho Books, John Lowe -- 2.50 avg rating - 2 ratings - published 1994
  60. Ortho Complete Guide to Roses by Ortho Books -- 5.00 avg rating - 1 rating - published 1995
  61. The Garden That Cares for Itself (Ortho Books) by Ortho Books, Norman Rae (Editor) -- 2.50 avg rating - 2 ratings - published 1990
  62. Finish Carpentry Techniques by Ortho Books -- 5.00 avg rating - 1 rating - published 1983
  63. Ortho's All About Orchids by Ortho Books, Elvin McDonald -- 5.00 avg rating - 1 rating - published 1999
  64. World of Herbs and Spices by Ortho Books -- 5.00 avg rating - 1 rating
  65. Weather-Wise Gardening by Ortho Books -- 4.00 avg rating - 1 rating
  66. How to Design & Build Decks & Patios by Ortho Books (Editor) -- 2.00 avg rating - 2 ratings - published 1979
  67. Ortho's All About Decorative Painting by Ortho Books -- 4.00 avg rating - 1 rating - published 2002
  68. Arranging Cut Flowers by Ortho Books -- 3.00 avg rating - 1 rating - published 1985
  69. Projects for Woodworkers by Ortho Books, Sally W. Smith, Robert J. Beckstrom -- 3.00 avg rating - 1 rating - published 1995
  70. Indoor & Outdoor Lighting Solutions by Ortho Books -- (Editor) 3.00 avg rating - 1 rating - published 2003
  71. How to Replace and Install Roofs and Sidings by Ortho Books -- 3.00 avg rating - 1 rating - published 1984
  72. How to Build an Addition by Ortho Books, Ron Hildebrand (Illustrator) -- 3.00 avg rating - 1 rating - published 1988
  73. Easy Gardening: Tips from Garden Professionals by Ortho Books, Nancy Arbuckle -- 3.00 avg rating - 1 rating - published 1995
  74. Basic Remodeling Techniques by Ortho Books -- 3.00 avg rating - 1 rating - published 1983
  75. The World of Trees by Ortho Books -- (Editor) 2.00 avg rating - 1 rating - published 1977 - 2 editions
  76. How to Plan Perfect Kitchens by Ortho Books -- 2.00 avg rating - 1 rating - published 1994
  77. Protecting Your Garden from Animal Damage by Ortho Books -- 2.00 avg rating - 1 rating - published 1994
  78. How to Plan and Design Additions by Ortho Books, Fred Thompson 2.00 avg rating - 1 rating - published 1993
  79. All About Perennials by Ortho Books -- 2.00 avg rating - 1 rating - published 2007
  80. How to Design & Build Decks by Ortho Books - published 1995
  81. Ortho's All about Kitchen Remodeling by Ortho Books - published 1998
  82. Easy-Step Decks by Ortho Books, David W. Toht, C.H. Wooley, Andre Moscowitz - published 1996
  83. Container & Hanging Gardens by Ortho Books - published 1976
  84. Ortho Single Pocket Wire Rack by Ortho Books
  85. Ortho Garden Planner 96-West by Ortho Books
  86. Ortho Garden Planner 96-Se by Ortho Books
  87. All About Tomatoes: West Edition (Ortho Books) by Ortho Books
  88. The Water Gardening Book by Ortho Books (Editor)
  89. Ortho's Houseplant Encyclopedia by Ortho Books - published 1993
  90. Ortho All About Bulbs by Ortho Books - published 1999
  91. Easy Steps Hortalizas/Vegetables by Ortho Books - published 1996
  92. Microwave & More by Ortho Books - published 1985
  93. Cakes and Pastries by Ortho Books - published 1985
  94. The Ortho Home Gardner's Problem Solver by Ortho Books - published 1993
  95. Ortho 8 Pocket Side Kick Wire by Ortho Books
  96. Ortho Easy Step 6 Pocket Displ by Ortho Books
  97. Ortho 35 Pocket Combo Rack by Ortho Books
  98. Ortho Wood Podium by Ortho Books
  99. Finish Carpentry Basics by Ortho Books - published 1991
  100. Barbecuing, Grilling and Smoking by Ortho Books, Bruce Aidells, Carole Latimer - published 1988
  101. Ortho Easy Step 6pkt Spanish by Ortho Books
  102. Weatherwise Gardening by Ortho Books - published 1970
  103. The Facts of Light by Ortho Books
  104. Creative Home Landscaping by Ortho Books - published 1996
  105. How to Design and Build: Patios by Ortho Books, Sharon M. Ross
  106. Easy Steps Cesped/Lawns by Ortho Books, Cathy Haas, Nancy Arbuckle (Editor)
  107. 1997 Garden Planner Northwest by Ortho Books
  108. 1997 Garden Planner Southwest by Ortho Books
  109. 1997 Garden Planner Mid-Atlantic Ed by Ortho Books
  110. Ortho's Home Repair Problem Solver by Ortho Books - published 1991
  111. 1997 Garden Planner Midwest by Ortho Books
  112. All About Citrus & Subtropical Fruits by Ortho Books - published 1985
  113. Easy Steps Rosas/Roses by Ortho Books
  114. Easy Steps Diseno de Jardines/Landscape Design by Ortho Books, Cathy Haas, Nancy Arbuckle (Editor)
  115. The World of Trees: Midwest & Northeast by Ortho Books
  116. All About Shrubs & Hedges, Landscape projects for Dramatic Results with Little Effort, Growing Instructions for the 125 Best Shrubs by Ortho Books, Color Photos Throughout (Illustrator)
  117. How to Replace and Install Doors and Windows by Ortho Books - published 1984
  118. Ortho's All About Plumbing Basics by Ortho Books, Meredith Books - published 2000
  119. House Painting by Ortho Books - published 2000
  120. Interior Lighting by Ortho Books - published 1991
  121. All about Creating Japanese Gardens by Alvin Horton, Ortho Books, Marilyn Rogers (Editor) -- 3.67 avg rating - 64 ratings - published 2003
  122. Ortho's All about Orchids by Elvin McDonald, Ortho Books -- 4.00 avg rating - 35 ratings - published 1999 - 2 editions
  123. Ortho's All About Lawns by Michael MacCaskey, Lance Walheim, Scott Millard, Ortho Books -- 3.72 avg rating - 25 ratings - published 1979 - 9 editions
  124. Ortho's All about Landscaping Decks, Patios, and Balconies by Jo Kellum, Ortho Books -- 3.71 avg rating - 7 ratings - published 2001
  125. All about Perennials by A. Cort Sinnes (Goodreads Author), Ortho Books -- 4.00 avg rating - 6 ratings - published 1981 - 3 editions
  126. Elegant meals with inexpensive meats (Ortho book series) by Cynthia Scheer, Ortho Books -- 3.50 avg rating - 4 ratings - published 1978
  127. The Ortho Problem Solver by Meredith Books, Ortho Books (Editor) -- 3.50 avg rating - 2 ratings - published 1999
  128. How to Attract Birds by Michael D. McKinley, Ortho Books, John V. Dennis -- 3.50 avg rating - 2 ratings - published 1995 - 2 editions
  129. Ortho Complete Guide to Roses by Michael Daman Smith, Ortho Books -- 3.00 avg rating - 2 ratings - published 1994
  130. Start-to-Finish Decks by Martin Miller, Ortho Books (Editor) -- 4.00 avg rating - 1 rating - published 2004 - 2 editions
  131. Ortho's All about Additions by Ortho Books -- (Editor), Larry Johnston (Editor) - published 2001
  132. How to Replace and Install Floors and Floor Coverings by Ortho Books (Translator) - published 1984
  133. How to Plan & Build Bookcases, Cabinets & Shelves by Ortho Books - published 1987
  134. Complete Guide to Roses by Ortho Books - published 2004
  135. Upholstering and Recovering by Ortho Books (Editor), Carol Henderson - published 1989
  136. 1997 Garden Planner Sou by Ortho Books -- Ortho 3-Tier Wire Rack 08610 by Ortho Books -- Ortho 4-Pocket Satellite Rack0 by Ortho Books -- Garden Planner 1997 Display#2 by Ortho Books -- Ortho Header Best Sellers 0862 by Ortho Books -- All About Sprinklers and Drip Systems by Ortho Books - published 2006
  137. Ortho's All About Fences & Gates by Ortho Books - published 2001
  138. Deck & Patio Upgrades by Ortho Books, Richard Moore (Illustrator) - published 1991
  139. All About Roofs and Sidings by Ron Hildebrand, Ortho Books, Cheryl Smith (Editor) - published 1991
  140. Ortho's Guide to Decks & Patios by Michael Daman Smith (Editor), Ortho Books, Eric Clough
  141. Outdoor Shelter Plans: Overheads, Sheds and Gazebos by Roger S. Grizzle, Ortho Books, Gretchen Jacobson, Ron Hildebrand

ALSO SEE these pages at Goodreads.com:

Ortho Books

Sunset Magazines and Books

Time-Life-home-repair-and-improvement

Time-Life-fix-it-yourself


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