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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
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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 …

This 95-page booklet contains many color pictures and very good descriptions of carnivorous plants across the world and there are references to more books of the type. Your children, if not you, would be fascinated to have this unique description of plants that eat instead of being eaten. Of course, all kids go through that stage and get their parents to buy them a Venus fly trap but little did they know of plants with larger appetites. Abbreviated table of contents: Plant history How to choose carnivorous …

A resource guide for keeping a garden in bloom year-round. A compilation of expert gardener Steve Whysall s best columns from the past 15 years, Vancouver Sun s Best Plant Picks will keep a garden flowering throughout the year. In easy-to-follow sections, Whysall shares his wealth of horticultural knowledge on everything from describing a plant s distinctive features to creating the best conditions for making a garden thrive. Vancouver Sun s Plant Picks not only presents gardening options for every …
Amazon / Brand: Whitecap Books
Price: 64.84 $

Excerpt from Belmont Gardens, 1929: Specialties: Roses, Gardenias, Garden Plants Speciosum album This is one of the most important of all the Japanese Lilies and always satisfactory. It has large, white flowers of great substance, with a greenish band running through the center of each petal. 50 cts. Each, $5 per doz. Auratum. (golden-banded Japan Lily.) Undoubtedly one of the finest. Its large, graceful, fragrant flowers from July to Septem ber are composed of six petals of a delicate ivory-white …
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Price: 57.73 $

Photographed in sun, wind and rain by long-time Philippine resident Patrick de Koenigswarter, the gardens will be of great interest not only to professional landscape architects and gardeners but to anyone interested in the beauty and diversity of plant life in the tropics. …
Amazon / Acacia Corp
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Wouldn t it be wonderful if you could describe your garden as a jewel box full of beautiful plant treasures? In this sequel to the bestselling Shocking Beauty, garden impresario Thomas Hobbs shows you how. The Jewel Box Garden is a luscious, full-color book that features 160 new and startling photos by renowned garden photographer David McDonald. In 12 chapters with titles such as Gilding The Lily and Thinking Like a Plant, Hobbs explains his philosophy of gardening and life, or as he puts it, Life …

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 / Brand: Timber Press
Price: 48.01 $

Excerpt from The Weekly Florists Review, 1897-1898, Vol. 1 Up to New Year s the cold storage pips of Lily of the Valley are likely to give the best results both in flowers and foli age, but after that time the new crop of pips is generally satisfactory, providing they have been well frozen and kept moist. A steady temperature of 85° in the forcing frame is plenty for this purpose. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com …
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“Warm and wonderful advice.”—Ponds Magazine. “A pond’s tranquil surface of lily pads and lotus blossoms can conceal a surprisingly fecund realm teeming with fish, frogs, turtles, and other aquatic creatures—if you know what to do. Nash’s encyclopedic guide is geared to maximizing your success.”—Booklist. …
Amazon / Brand: Sterling
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The greatest living artist in the medium of glass, Dale Chihuly has long been fascinated by the colors and forms of nature. Over the years, his work has become increasingly open, using forms that show a strong relationship to the architecture of natural shapes. Here, lush illustrations showcase Chihuly’s unique glass sculptures positioned among the plants, flowers, and landscapes of some of the world’s finest gardens and conservatories, from St. Louis to Phoenix to Kew. Tracing the connection …
Amazon / Harry N. Abrams
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Lilies are among the most glamorous and exotic of plants, yet they are surprisingly easy to cultivate in a wide range of temperate climates -there is a lily perfect for almost every region in North America! The lily s increasing popularity as both a cut flower and a garden subject is well deserved, and this handsome volume combines the flower s unrivaled visual allure with a wealth of practical information on growing and gardening with these romantic garden favorites. The book is organized into three …
Amazon / Brand: Rizzoli
Price: 39.73 $

By bringing what H. Marc Cathey, president of the American Horticultural Society, has called a new wave of naturalism to America, James van Sweden and his partner, Wolfgang Oehme, have revolutionized American landscape design. Van Sweden and Oehme are internationally renowned for their public projects and private commissions: responsible for the Hudson River Park in New York City and several gardens of the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C., they have landscaped the properties of celebrity …
Amazon / Brand: Random House
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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 …
Amazon / Brand: Firefly Books
Price: 39.05 $