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Gardening With Ornamental Grasses (4331 readers)
Contributed by amazon 04.06. 2007 09:50:10 Topic: Other / Books Match on Title and Article's text

Inspiring amateur gardeners and enthusiasts to undertake more in-depth projects including choosing the right grasses for planting in the shade, beautiful artistic impressions of the completed projects and a vast selection of stunning photographs provide a fascinating insight into what can be achieved by correct planting. ...

The Encyclopedia of Grasses for Livable Landscapes (4628 readers)
Contributed by amazon 01.04. 2007 10:49:13 Topic: Other / Books Match on Article's text

In this new book noted grass expert and advocate Rick Darke addresses both the aesthetic qualities of grasses in private gardens and the opportunities and challenges of using them in wild and constructed public landscapes. All the true grasses, sedges, rushes, restios, and cattails that possess ornamental merit or that can contribute to ecological plantings are described, and practical matters of propagation, growth, and maintenance are also covered. ...

The Color Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses (4182 readers)
Contributed by amazon 29.03. 2007 12:08:32 Topic: Other / Books Match on Title and Article's text

This encyclopedia by a distinguished American horticulturist is the most authoritative and best-illustrated reference ever published on ornamental grasses. Rick Darke has been studying and photographing grasses in gardens and native landscapes around the world for more than 20 years, and this book includes the best 500 photographs from his collection of nearly 15,000. ...

Landscaping With Ornamental Grasses Sunset book (5235 readers)
Contributed by amazon 28.03. 2007 20:49:04 Topic: Other / Books Match on Title and Article's text

Sunset is the first to offer Landscaping with Ornamental Grasses, a complete design and reference book that explores the history of grasses in their natural settings, and describes how to integrate them in a variety of climatic situations shady woodland to desert, Asian-style gardens to naturalistic landscapes, family-friendly yards to small patios. ...

The Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses (5442 readers)
Contributed by amazon 30.03. 2007 11:19:56 Topic: Other / Books Match on Title and Article's text

From the fresh green shoots of spring through the dramatic foliage of summer, the lush colors of autumn, and the pale, feathery maturity of winter, grasses add a special touch to the garden in every season. Native species of beautiful ornamental grasses flourish in almost every part of North America. Now these attractive, adaptable plants are making their way into yards and gardens across the continent. Ornamental grasses are easy to grow, and they provide year-round landscape interest. No wonde ...

Gardening with Grasses (3878 readers)
Contributed by amazon 29.03. 2007 11:23:39 Topic: Other / Books Match on Article's text

Ornamental grasses are among the most versatile and sophisticated of garden plants. Planted as single specimens in beds or on the terrace in a container, grasses are striking focal points. ...

Pocket Guide to Ornamental Grasses (3405 readers)
Contributed by amazon 10.04. 2007 10:08:44 Topic: Other / Books Match on Title

Timber Press Pocket Guides | An accessible and comprehensive reference to the wide range of striking grasses available to gardeners, this pocket guide features an assortment of plants with varied textures, forms, sizes, and flowering times. In a handy, compact format, new varieties are presented, as well as plant descriptions and cultivation information. More than 500 species and cultivars are covered, illustrated with over 300 color photographs. ...

The Bamboo, Grass & Palm Specialist (4942 readers)
Contributed by amazon 11.10. 2007 09:07:55 Topic: Other / Books Match on Article's text

The Essential Guide to Selecting, Growing and Propagating Bamboos, Grasses and Palms (Specialist Series) | Bamboos, grasses, and palms: these versatile, easy-to-maintain plants include a huge range of textures, forms, sizes, colors, and flowering times. With literally hundreds to choose from, there is one suitable for every garden and climate. Starting with the basics of plant identification, this guide also provides buying tips, planting information, cultivation, propagation, and displays. Inva ...

Grasses (4679 readers)
Contributed by amazon 04.06. 2007 09:46:35 Topic: Other / Books Match on Article's text

Versatile Partners for Uncommon Garden Design | From spring green to winter gold, the drama of grasses is nonstop. There are the striking yellow-and-green ostrich plumes of Zebra Grass. The fine-textured leaves of Blue Oat Grass. Flame Grasss dazzling red-orange leaves, Fountain Grasss coppery brushes, the rich brown nuggets of Northern Sea Oats, the feathery purple haze of Switch Grass. ...

Darmera peltata - Umbrella Plant (6032 readers)
Contributed by amazon 12.09. 2007 10:47:17 Topic: Plants / Perennials Match on Article's text

Hardy Umbrella Plant - Darmera peltata Family: Saxifragaceae Origin: The species is native to western United States. Large, rounded clusters of red-centered, blush-white flowers rise on thick stalks before the clumped growth of massive (18 across), orbicular, lobed foliage emerges. ...

Echinacea, Rudbeckia and summer grasses (8809 readers)
Contributed by pph 01.08. 2011 12:00:47 Topic: Plants / Other Match on Article's text

‘Heat’ is a powerful sensory stimulus – look at how it is used in advertising everything from perfumes to cars. Heat equates to danger, excitement, sexual attraction. Plants can very much evoke a sense of heat too, with vivid colours setting the pulse racing. Rudbeckia and Echinacea are two prairie flowers that love it as the mercury climbs and look just right shimmering in the sun. Add into the mix the calming balance of some flowering grasses and you have a ready-made planting combination that ...

Bamboo for Gardens (4787 readers)
Contributed by amazon 29.03. 2007 12:02:44 Topic: Other / Books Match on Article's text

Bamboos evoke an exotic atmosphere wherever they are used ? unfortunately, they are too often kept out of our gardens for fear of their invasive qualities or lack of hardiness. In truth, these elegant grasses, encompassing both woody and herbaceous forms, can achieve dramatic yet restrained effects in a range of climates. ...

Gypsophila paniculata - Baby's Breath (38446 readers)
Contributed by amazon 20.06. 2007 09:56:57 Topic: Plants / Perennials Match on Article's text

Not just for bouquets--Babys Breath is stunning in the garden, too! A Cloud of Snowy White! Long-lived and easy to care for, these plants greet summer with thousands of blooms! A permanent, gloriously beautiful source of white blooms for enjoying in the garden and the vase! Each no bigger than a pencil eraser, these tiny, pure-white blooms are set in clusters all along sturdy, very well-branched stems. The effect of a plant in full bloom is tremendous--it looks like a giant, weightless cloud in ...

Flora (4268 readers)
Contributed by amazon 04.04. 2007 10:18:26 Topic: Other / Books Match on Article's text

A Gardeners Encyclopedia | This comprehensive, beautifully illustrated encyclopedia of plants contains information on more than 20,000 plants from all around the world. Organized in an A-Z format by botanical name, the individual entries provide a detailed description of each plant and its features, including notes on origin, cultivation requirements, growth habit, propagation, and pests and diseases. ...

Armitage's Garden Perennials (5554 readers)
Contributed by amazon 29.03. 2007 11:39:19 Topic: Other / Books Match on Article's text

Armitages Garden Perennials is the most comprehensive single-volume photographic resource on perennial plants. It describes and illustrates the choice of perennials in 136 genera from Acanthus to Zauschneria. ...

Making the Most of Shade (8407 readers)
Contributed by amazon 30.03. 2007 11:12:11 Topic: Other / Books Match on Article's text

A gorgeous celebration of the shade garden-featuring nearly 300 perennials, annuals, bulbs, ferns, ornamental grasses, and climbing plants that will thrive without direct sunlight. A shaded garden can be a soothing sanctuary that even the most dedicated sun worshipper can welcome on a hot summer day. But how do you get plants to grow in a spot where trees and shrubs hide the sun? In this stunning volume, garden expert Larry Hodgson shows how to create a lush and lovely garden filled with plants ...

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