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Get an incredible color and variety mix that contains single and double bloomers. Rose-of-Sharon Hibiscus is valued for large flowers produced in mid-to late summer when few other shrubs bloom. The plant grows in sun or partial shade and in any soil. The growth rate ranges from slow to moderate, and transplanting is easy. The single or double flowers are in shades of red, pink, white and purple, depending on the cultivar. Peak bloom takes place in August. Prune in late winter or early spring. Frequent …

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: 28.51 $

C. japonica has a spreading habit, though of relatively small stature. The spiny branches host flowers in orange, coral and red, then glossy leaves, and later in the summer and autumn, pale yellow fruits flushed with rose. This is a very attractive deciduous flowering shrub with a spreading and rounded habit. Leaves are glossy, ovate, and medium green up to 2-1/2 inches long. Clusters of white, pink, orange, scarlet, or crimson cup shaped flowers 1 to 2 inches across, are borne on spiny branches. …

Get an incredible color and variety mix that contains single and double bloomers. Rose-of-Sharon Hibiscus is valued for large flowers produced in mid-to late summer when few other shrubs bloom. The plant grows in sun or partial shade and in any soil. The growth rate ranges from slow to moderate, and transplanting is easy. The single or double flowers are in shades of red, pink, white and purple, depending on the cultivar. Peak bloom takes place in August. Prune in late winter or early spring. Frequent …

Plant Society is your 101 guide on how to love and keep indoor plants. Even if youve killed every house plant in the past, plant-cultivator and stylist Jason Chongue will show you that its really not that difficult. Covering everything from basic plant care and re-potting, to plants suited to pets and propagating, this book will help remove your fear of gardening and inspire you to create you own indoor oasis. It includes profiles of 25 ideal tropical indoor plants, organised from the most low-maintenance …
Amazon / Hardie Grant
Price: 22.99 $

Draw inspiration from the country’s rich floral diversity in this vibrant tour through France’s private gardens—from the rustic hamlets of Burgundy to the mountainous Alps to the island paradise of Corsica.   From the verdant farmlands of Normandy to the tropical oasis of the Mediterranean coast, or from the rolling fields of poppies in Provence to the azalea bushes of the Loire Valley, gardens abound in France. Featuring the full range of garden design styles— traditional French, English, …
Amazon / Flammarion
Price: 22.45 $

“Shaded areas in gardens can be just as appealing as a sunny rose garden. Huegel takes the mystery out of how to use a palette of shade-tolerant Florida native plants to transform dim areas into a beautiful oasis. Follow his expert advice and youll have it made in the shade.”—Roger L. Hammer, author of Attracting Hummingbirds and Butterflies in Tropical Florida   “A volume of useful experience and information that is easy to read and inspiring to put into practice for a better use and enjoyment …

An exclusive glimpse into the hidden world of secret Parisian gardens. A hidden landscape lies behind Paris’s urban facades. Whether grandiose or modest, manicured or untended, these secret gardens, rarely seen by casual passersby, are timeless enclaves that provide verdant refuge from the bustling streets. From Hubert de Givenchy’s formal garden, to Kenzo’s Japanese-inspired oasis, or from an exotic hideaway with giant tropical ferns and rare flowers, to a symmetrical topiary menagerie, this …
Amazon / Flammarion
Price: 16.22 $

“In this tour de force work, Hammer ‘connects the dots’ among South Florida’s birds, butterflies, and plants. It is a must read for every nature lover, whether birder, butterflier, or gardener, and it belongs on your closest bookshelf.”—Dennis Olle, North American Butterfly Association   “This delightfully witty book will open your eyes to some of the world’s most beautiful flowers.”—Marc C. Minno, coauthor of Florida Butterfly Gardening   “Wonderfully comprehensive. This …