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Richly illustrated with 150 color photographs, this book features hundreds of beautiful plants, including cacti, succulents, gesneriads, South African bulbs, and orchids. Plant expert Jack Kramer provides descriptions of some 300 unusual plants, and guidance on their selection and care. He also emphasizes the need to conserve those that are endangered in their native habitats. A list of sources enables gardeners to purchase cultivate plants from reputable nurseries.Why settle for phlox if you can …

Of all the different kinds of wild foods used by man, wild fruits are without doubt the most widely enjoyed- and usually the easiest to gather and prepare. Few people realize that rice and other grains, sumac, sunflower seeds, and pond-lily seeds are fruits. Nuts, of course, are also fruits, but because they are rarely recognized as such, except in botanical terms, they are specifically referred to in the title of this book.Nutritionally, wild fruits are as rich in vitamins and minerals as cultivated …

Rediscover the romantic grace of symmetry with this delightful peek into resplendent gardens throughout Europe. Breathtaking, full-color photos draw you in with their magical tranquility. Hedges, herbaceous borders, water, arches and pergolas, avenues, paths, and entrances, mosaics, and much more are shown in all their splendid glory. Enchant visitors with a simple topiary maze, or add a peaceful pond complete with lily pads. …
Amazon / Cassell
Price: 112.85 $

Arisaema is a large genus within the Arum family, consisting of about 200 species, subspecies, and varieties distributed widely around the globe. They are remarkable for their exotic-looking inflorescences-which inspired the common name of cobra lily-and for the fact that they can change sex from year to year. The Genus Arisaema (2002) was the first comprehensive study of the genus since 1920, and indeed the first ever in the English language. This second revised and updated edition includes more …

This beginner s guide to making silk flowers includes a range of colours and shapes that can be made from silk and other fine fabrics. Instructions in the form of text and illustrations demonstrate how to prepare the fabric, cut from templates, dye and tint the fabric, curl and shape the fabric with heated tools and assemble the finished flowers. Advice is given on experimenting with shapes and colours - old sheets, pillow cases, scraps and even old clothing with a suitable texture, can be used instead …

Featuring plants that grew in the UK and Europes most famous medieval gardens, and which are still cultivated today the most beautiful, best and most naturally coloured species with the purest fragrance. This is a truly inventive, well-researched book, highlighting the beauty of flowers cultivated and wild, as well as gardens and bowers. Clay Perrys photographs include a lush series of studio flower portraits as well as shots of existing medieval gardens, chamomile lawns and fruit trees in blossom. …

Beautiful, easy-to-grow cultivars. For centuries, adventurous botanists risked their lives to gather exquisite specimens from remote, perilous locations. Fortunes were spent shipping the lilies back to royalty and collectors who treasured them. Lilies gained a reputation with gardeners for being difficult plants: fussy, sulky, prone to a lingering death. This characterization, thankfully, is coming to an end. Today, new hybrids make growing lilies easier than ever. Advances in hybridization over …

Give your messages floral flair with 24 superb postcards reproduced from rare works of botanical art in the collection of London s Natural History Museum. Detailed and magnificent, the cards represent a variety of species — rose, lily, iris, camellia, hollyhock, orchid, many more. Reprinted in full color on heavy card stock. Introduction, descriptive notes, captions. …

The perfect Lenten book for those who like to see God in nature and who understand that the Church s year is based on nature s cycle.Thorn, Fire and Lily covers the period from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday and gives practical proof of the close link between prayer and gardening. Jane Mossendew s introduction explains how the book s featured plants— one for each day—illustrates Lenten themes like prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Plants also are featured for the Solemnities and Saints days between …

Irises and their relatives are lily-like plants related to the orchid and narcissus families, with whom they share a propensity for large, brightly colored, attractive flowers. Many have longlasting flowers—Iris, Gladiolus, and Freesia are among the most important cut-flower crops in the world. The intricate flowers of the iris family are finely adapted for pollination by a variety of animals, including hummingbirds, sunbirds, beetles, butterflies, moths, wasps, and bees. This intimate connection …
Amazon / Timber Press
Price: 59.72 $

Behind-the-scenes accounts of the Philadelphia Flower Show and the Chelsea Garden Show reveal what the author learned about some of the western world s most influential gardens and describe his encounters with such plants as a smuggled exotic day lily and stolen cuttings from a Founding Father s shrubbery. By the author of Final Rounds. Reprint. 30,000 first printing. …
Amazon / Plume
Price: 57.64 $

Introducing a gallery of fresh and vibrant flowers for your desktop. With hundreds of gorgeously composed photographs in full color, Flowers is the next best thing to stepping into a wildflower-filled meadow, or displaying a fragrant bouquet just cut from the garden. A festive red-and-white tulip blossom. Baskets of dew-flecked lotus flowers in a Bangkok market. A stand of apple trees in full bloom. The sculptural contours of a Golden Arum Lily. The images are a lively mix of studio shots, flowers …

For centuries, plants have transformed interiors. Today houseplants are once again experiencing a revival. Author Bree Claffey of Mr Kitly journeys into the worlds of fellow plant lovers to explore the enduring attraction of houseplants. From the ever-reliable Peace lily and beguiling Fiddle leaf fig to the elusive Chinese money plant, houseplants are showcased in all their weird and wonderful forms. More than good-looking props, plants are living growing things rooted in community and creativity …

Irises and their relatives are lily-like plants related to the orchid and narcissus families, with whom they share a propensity for large, brightly colored, attractive flowers. Many have longlasting flowers—Iris, Gladiolus, and Freesia are among the most important cut-flower crops in the world. The intricate flowers of the iris family are finely adapted for pollination by a variety of animals, including hummingbirds, sunbirds, beetles, butterflies, moths, wasps, and bees. This intimate connection …