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Protea Other / Books

Protea

Protea: A Guide to Cultivated Species and Varieties The proteas (Proteaceae) are a large and ancient plant family of Gondwana origins with an impressive diversity of flower and form, and an intriguing distribution pattern throughout mainly the Southern Hemisphere. In his spectacular photography, Lewis …

Pocket Guide to the Orchids of Britain and Ireland Other / Books

Pocket Guide to the Orchids of Britain and Ireland

The orchid family is one of the largest plant families in the world. It is at its most diverse in the tropics, where its exotic and colorful flowers are truly breathtaking. Britain and Ireland have just 56 species of wild orchids, some of which are rare or scarce, while others are surprisingly inconspicuous. …

Fothergilla major - large witch alder Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Fothergilla major - large witch alder

Synonyms: Fothergilla latifolia, Fothergilla monticola This (large) witch alder is a special plant that originates in the USA. It is popular among collectors as well as garden designers who want to incorporate a nice and interesting shrub that is almost maintenance-free into their projects for beautiful …

Latin for Gardeners Other / Books

Latin for Gardeners

Latin for Gardeners: Over 3,000 Plant Names Explained and Explored Since Latin became the standard language for plant naming in the eighteenth century, it has been intrinsically linked with botany. And while mastery of the classical language may not be a prerequisite for tending perennials, all gardeners …

Sorbus cashmiriana 'Chinese lace' - Kashmir rowan Plants / Deciduous Trees

Sorbus cashmiriana 'Chinese lace' - Kashmir rowan

Kashmir used to be a principality in the Himalayas known for its extraordinary shawl wool. It was super soft, warm and expensive. Hence, everything connected with the name Kashmir evoked feeling of exotic beauty and high price. Kashmir rowan is a beautiful tree that, luckily, is not an expensive item. …

Trees for Gardens Other / Books

Trees for Gardens

Trees for Gardens, Orchards, and Permaculture Are you wondering which productive trees to plant in your garden? Or are you planning a forest garden? Perhaps you are planting an orchard but want a greater diversity of useful trees than is typical? Or you’d like to know what unusual fruit trees you can …

Sorbus hupehensis - Hupeh Rowan Plants / Deciduous Trees

Sorbus hupehensis - Hupeh Rowan

Sorbus hupehensis (Hupeh rowan or Hubei rowan; Chinese: 湖北花楸; pinyin: hubei huaqiu; literally: Hubei rowan) is a species of rowan native to central and western China (between Qinghai and Gansu in the west, Yunnan in the south, Jiangxi in the southeast, and Shandong in the east). …

Home Gardener's Bonsai Other / Books

Home Gardener's Bonsai

Home Gardeners Bonsai: Buying, Planting, Displaying, Improving and Caring for Bonsai (Specialist Guide) Home Gardener s Bonsai is the essential guide to the art and craft of growing bonsai in the garden or in the house. With topics ranging from watering and feeding to spirit and aesthetics, it provides …

Yucca filamentosa - Adam's needle Plants / Perennials

Yucca filamentosa - Adam's needle

Adam’s needle is a great plant which looks as if stolen from sandy deserts in Mexico. Truth is that this plant is native to southern parts of the USA, not necessarily the driest. In both Czech and Slovak republic this plant has been slightly overused over the past few decades in either neglected gardens …

Agroforestry Landscapes for Pacific Islands Other / Books

Agroforestry Landscapes for Pacific Islands

Agroforestry Landscapes for Pacific Islands: Creating abundant and resilient food systems Agroforestry Landscapes for Pacific Islands focuses on low-input and sustainable techniques for growing food in the Pacific. It covers a range of time-tested traditional agroforestry systems, modern agroforestry, …

Breadfruit Production Guide Other / Books

Breadfruit Production Guide

Breadfruit Production Guide: Recommended practices for growing, harvesting, and handling Despite increasing consumer demand and an imminent production surge in breadfruit, a number of barriers must be overcome in order to increase the market availability, distribution, and commercial competitiveness …

Capsicum pubescens - Rocoto Plants / Other

Capsicum pubescens - Rocoto

Synonyms: Brachistus lanceifolius, Capsicum annuum var. violaceum, Capsicum lanceifolium, Capsicum violaceum Capsicum pubescens is a species of the genus Capsicum (pepper), known as rukutu, ruqutu (Quechua, hispanicized rocoto) and luqutu (Aymara, hispanicized locoto) and in Mexico known as the Manzano …