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Do you want to grow something out of the ordinary in your garden? Consider the often-overlooked gardening gem Nicotiana. Most people know it only in its dried-leaf form, but prior to that stage, flowering tobacco can be a captivating ornamental plant. Hobbyist gardener Richard Pocker first discovered Nicotiana at a county fair exhibit in the South. Struck by its beauty and its impact on history, he has now spent over a decade researching, seed hunting, growing, photographing, and exhibiting this …

Escape to 22 lush garden retreats through exquisite photography and delightful stories. This privileged tour guides the reader through the colorful flora of Florida’s best-kept grounds, while homeowners share the history of their uniquely landscaped abodes. Meet the painter-turned-horticulturist who transformed her garden into a mysterious, forest-like escape; the couple who drew inspiration from their travels to the Near East to create an award-winning oasis worthy of Persian royalty; and many …
Amazon / Gibbs Smith
Price: 33.92 $

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. At its heart is the illustrated alphabetical encyclopedia of important ornamental grasses, sedges, rushes, restios, cat-tails, and …
Amazon / Timber Press
Price: 25.00 $

Butterflies of Alabama is a full-color, richly illustrated guide to the 84 known species of “true” butterflies (Papilionoidea) found within the state’s borders. For more than 14 years, the authors have made a close study of these showy, winged stars of the insect world, pursuing them in a great variety of habitats, rearing them, and photographing their remarkable life cycle stages—egg, larva (caterpillar), pupa (chrysalid or “cocoon”), and adult.Each species account is accompanied by …
Amazon / University Alabama Press
Price: 24.88 $

The market for books on botanical subjects is very strong, from volumes that reproduce antique drawings to books of contemporary botanical photography. Flowers in Shadow offers the best of both worlds in an innovative package. In the pages of this artful volume enclosed in a beautiful cloth case with a debossed image, photographer Zeva Oelbaum at once captures the beauty of a century-old botanical journal found in a tiny antiques shop in New England and interprets it anew through sumptuous duotone …
Amazon / Rizzoli
Price: 13.91 $