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Wild Orchids Across North America Other / Books

Wild Orchids Across North America

A Botanical Travelogue | Appealing to conservationists, travelers, orchid lovers, and naturalists alike, the author takes his readers on an incredible journey to pursue the 145 temperate American orchid species in their native habitats. This chatty account of his field trips in Canada and the U.S. is …

Evergreens For Every State Other / Books

Evergreens For Every State

Evergreens For Every State: How to Select and Grow Them Successfully in Your Locality The purpose of this book is twofold; it combines the necessary information for the successful growing of evergreens, together with suggestions for their uses in the planting scheme. The book opens with a discussion …

Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Sky' - switchgrass Plants / Grass, Grasses

Panicum virgatum 'Prairie Sky' - switchgrass

Switchgrass comes from Canada and USA and its variety “Prairie Sky” offers the bluest possible version of it. Erect leaves tend to arch in its last third. Beginning of autumn it produces long spikes of broad, weeping panicles of tiny flowers. It is best grown in sunny and warm areas, in well-drained …

How to Make a Garden Other / Books

How to Make a Garden: The 7 Essential Steps for the Canadian Gardener

From Canada’s leading garden expert comes a unique and practical step-by-step guide to creating the garden of your dreams. With her inimitable charm and boundless knowledge, noted gardener and author Marjorie Harris establishes the template for creating the garden that is right for your tiny urban …

Ceanothus Other / Books

Ceanothus

Though it has an unrivaled range of blue flowers and includes plants suitable for many gardening and landscaping situations, this North American native genus has long been underutilized. Its species range from Canada south through southern Mexico and from coast to coast, and there are forms from ground-hugging …

Andropogon geradii - Big Bluestem Plants / Grass, Grasses

Big Bluestem - Andropogon geradii

Big Bluestem is a clump forming perennial grass. The lower stems are purplish or bluish color and the leaves are 1/2 inch wide and up to 20 inches long. The arrangement of the flowers in three dense elongate clusters is the reason for the common name of turkey-foot grass. It grows best in moist well …

Andropogon gerardii - Big Bluestem, Turkeyfoot Plants / Grass, Grasses

Andropogon gerardii - Big Bluestem, Turkeyfoot

Big Bluestem is a clump forming perennial grass. The lower stems are purplish or bluish color and the leaves are 1/2 inch wide and up to 20 inches long. The arrangement of the flowers in three dense elongate clusters is the reason for the common name of turkey-foot grass. It grows best in moist well …

Palms Won't Grow Here and Other Myths Other / Books

Palms Won't Grow Here and Other Myths

Warm-Climate Plants for Cooler Areas | Palms that grow in Canada? Bananas that overwinter in Michigan? How about southern crape myrtles that flower in Birmingham, England, instead of Birmingham, Alabama? Although the voice of authority — and nursery labels — might say, You can t grow those plants …

Native Trees for North American Landscapes Other / Books

Native Trees for North American Landscapes

Many common native trees are just as beautiful as cultivated exotics. Since they have evolved with local conditions and are well adapted to their climate, they often require less maintenance and won t escape to invade a balanced ecosystem. The authors extensive horticultural knowledge is distilled in …

Living Systems Other / Books

Living Systems: Innovative Materials and Technologies for Landscape Architecture

Innovative Materials and Technologies for Landscape Architecture | The use of innovative new materials is an important trend in landscape architecture today. These materials include biodegradable geotextiles, super-absorbent polymers, and plants that react to changing soil conditions. Water is a major …

Penstemon digitalis 'Husker's Red' - Foxglove Penstemon Plants / Perennials

Penstemon digitalis 'Husker's Red' - Foxglove Penstemon

Commonly called Beardtongue, Penstemon is a large native genus found over large areas of the US and Canada, especially in drier locations. It contains a wealth of flower colors and sizes, plant heights, and growth habits. Husker Red is a white-flowered, red-foliaged form of P. digitalis that was selected …

Authentic Japanese Gardens Other / Books

Authentic Japanese Gardens

This beautifully illustrated book provides an inspirational and practical introduction to the traditions of Japanese Zen gardens, using natural materials such as wood, bamboo, rocks and pebbles. Emphasizing the value of shape in trees and shrubs with the subtlety of color through the varied greens of …

Hostas Other / Books

Hostas

The definitive guide to a popular hardy perennial. The growing popularity of hostas can be credited to their colorful beauty, longevity and ability to grow successfully just about anywhere. Hosta foliage comes in astonishing variations. From blue, green, yellow to multicolored, the leaves appear in all …

Climbing and Rambler Roses Other / Books

Climbing and Rambler Roses

Climbing and Rambler Roses examines both Climbers and Ramblers in detail, outlining the refinement of Noisettes, the diverse colors of Climbing Tea Roses, and the delicate charm and fragrance of Climbing English Roses.The volume offers important advice on where to plant which varieties in the garden, …

Agastache foeniculum - Blue Giant Hyssop Plants / Perennials

Agastache foeniculum - Blue Giant Hyssop

Agastache foeniculum (blue giant hyssop; syn. Agastache anethiodora (Nutt.) Britton), commonly called anise hyssop, blue giant hyssop, Fragrant giant hyssop, or the lavender giant hyssop, is a species of perennial plant in the mint family, (Lamiaceae). This plant is native to much of north-central and …

Gardening with Heirloom Seeds Other / Books

Gardening with Heirloom Seeds: Tried-And-True Flowers, Fruits and Vegetables for a New Generation

Tried-And-True Flowers, Fruits and Vegetables for a New Generation | Heirloom seeds are more than the promise of next summer s crookneck squash or jewel-colored zinnias. They re living antiques handed down from one generation to the next, a rich inheritance of flavor and beauty from long ago and, often, …