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In this completely revised and updated classic, beloved garden expert Pat Welsh shares how to garden the organic way. This latest edition includes 40 new color photographs; a simple month-by-month format that shows gardeners exactly what to do throughout the year; terrific advice on gardening with drought-tolerant and fire-resistant plants; and plenty of fresh information on organic soils, fertilizers, and pest control. Useful for newbies and seasoned green thumbs alike, Pat Welsh s Southern California …
Amazon / Brand: Chronicle Books
Price: 199.92 $

There are many reasons to grow cacti and other succulents—they re drought-tolerant, low-maintenance, and they look great. But what about hardiness? For those who thought that these spectacular plants were only for gardens in California and the Southwest, guess again—hundreds are fully cold-hardy and can be grown outdoors from New England to British Columbia, Wisconsin to Texas. Cacti and Succulents for Cold Climates is filled with inspirational portraits of 274 plants that can be used to create …
Amazon / Timber Press
Price: 199.61 $

How do you plant your plants? How much water should they have? Why do gardeners make such a fuss about soil? How do you recognise a weed when you see one? Questions like these often baffle the beginner and are left unanswered by many gardening books. Assuming no prior knowledge on the part of his reader, John Cushnie explains such basics as planting, watering, staking and pruning. He provides inspirational ideas on adapting a garden to suit your needs, whether you have inherited an overgrown, neglected …
Amazon / Gardners Books
Price: 196.00 $

As part of our comprehensive HomeSkills DIY series, HomeSkills: Landscaping will make your lawn space the envy of your neighborhood. Take a quick glance outside your window. What do you see? If it’s a sprawling panorama of flawless landscaping design, if it looks uncannily like a postcard, then you’re all set! But if, like most of us, your yard is just a bit lacking, then this is your how-to guide to finally achieving the outdoor space you’ve always wanted. HomeSkills: Landscaping offers a …
Amazon / Brand: Cool Springs Press
Price: 196.00 $

Regarded as a classic among practical gardening guides, Peter Thompson’s book has been thoroughly revised and updated, with almost twice as much text and nearly three times as many plants as are found in the celebrated first edition. Though vastly expanded in scope and content for an international readership, Thompson’s book still offers the same key philosophy of basing techniques on observing how plants reproduce naturally. …

This is an essential guide offering expert up-to-date information on successful indoor gardening. The book opens with an introduction to the general types of houseplant from which to choose: glossy evergreens, feathery ferns, elegant palms, cacti and succulents, flowering houseplants and those with variegated foliage.There follows the practical section, with essential clear instructions, professional tips and step-by-step photography which provide the practical know-how for all the basics of houseplant …
Amazon / imusti
Price: 191.78 $

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: 181.49 $

The extraordinary early nineteenth century gardens of Josephine Bonaparte at Malmaison are revealed in this lavish publication. One hundred and twenty colored stipple engravings depict a dazzling array of exotic plants from around the world, while the text tells the fascinating story of how the first wife of Napoleon I came to transform a modest estate on the outskirts of Paris into a botanical and zoological garden to rival the great Jardin des Plantes itself. Keen to have these biological rarities …
Amazon / Prestel Pub
Price: 180.00 $

With their refined beauty and elegant flower form, moth orchids (members of the genus Phalaenopsis are the basic black of the orchid world. In fact, moth orchids are the most popular orchids in the world, accounting for a staggering 75 percent of all orchid plant sales. More than merely beautiful, they are also among the easiest orchids to grow, whether in greenhouses, on windowsills, or under artificial lights.Professional horticulturalist and orchid expert Steven A. Frowine, author of Miniature …
Amazon / Brand: Timber Press
Price: 178.79 $

Gardens are immobile, literally rooted in the earth, but they are also shaped by migration and by the transnational movement of ideas, practices, plants, and seeds. In Paradise Transplanted, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo reveals how successive conquests and diverse migrations have made Southern California gardens, and in turn how gardens influence social inequality, work, leisure, status, and our experiences of nature and community. Drawing on historical archival research, ethnography, and over one …

Tropical & Garden Flower Identification is an overall photographic resource guide for the identification and growing of tropical plants and flowers in the greater West Indies: Caribbean, Bahamas, Central America, Florida & South Georgia. More than 500 stunning photographs allow easy identification by everyone, with plants arranged in colour coded common-sense chapters, English & Spanish common names, weights and measures in standard & metric, and all scientific taxonomy. Every plant …
Amazon / 18 Rabbit Press, Inc.
Price: 174.77 $

Talks with Trees contains a collection of over thirty interviews with many different species of plants and trees including ancient redwoods, a Japanese maple, a garlic bulb, an onion, an apple tree, two heads of lettuce, a purple potato and many more. The author, a spirit channel for over fifteen years, one day realized that if he could successfully make contact with the spirit guides of the many people for whom he provided psychic readings, he might also do the same with the spirits of plants and …

This book will turn even the brownest thumbs green! Houseplants add style, clean the air, and bring nature indoors. But they are often plagued with problems—aphids, mealybugs, mites, and thrips to name just a few. What’s Wrong With My Houseplant? shows you how to keep indoor plants healthy by first teaching you how to identify the problem and solve it with a safe, natural solution. This hardworking guide includes plant profiles for 148 plants organized by type with visual keys to the most of …
Amazon / Timber Press
Price: 171.23 $

The Japanese have an innate sense of style in the arts, architecture, interior design and especially in their attitude to flowers and plants within the home. Until now, in the West we haven t explored ikebana, the ancient art of arranging plant material, in any great depth. With the trend towards pared-down, simple rooms, now is the time to discover how its sculptural style can complement contemporary interiors. Ikebana is much more than simply flower arranging. Over the centuries, Japanese masters …
Amazon / Conran Octopus Ltd
Price: 170.38 $

Learn how to become a plant doctor—no Ph.D. requiredWhat s Wrong With My Plant? (And How Do I Fix It?) provides an easy system for visually diagnosing anygarden plant problem and matching it to the right cure. By offering 100% organic solutions to over 400 plant maladies, this book is the go to source whenever your plants are a little under the weather. This innovative and easy-to-use guide presents easy-to-follow, illustrated flow charts to accurately diagnose the problem, clear and 100% organic solutions, …
Amazon / Timber Press
Price: 168.59 $

Following the success of Colour for Adventurous Gardeners, the most adventurous gardener of all time is back to reveal how he plans, creates and maintains his celebrated borders. Most gardeners want their borders to be interesting and colourful over a long season, even year-round if winters are not too severe. Christopher Lloyd OBE shows how he and Fergus Garrett, Head Gardener at Great Dixter, choose and orchestrate plants for maximum effect. Having covered the principles of succession planting, …
Amazon / BBC Books
Price: 168.00 $