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Begonias Other / Books

Begonias: Cultivation, Identification, and Natural History

Cultivation, Identification, and Natural History | Begonias have enormous horticultural appeal, are widely cultivated in the home, and increasing in variety, including hardy species for the garden and semi-hardy species for containers. It is no wonder these intriguing plants have gained such a following. …

The Living Art of Bonsai Other / Books

The Living Art of Bonsai

Bonsai is considered a primarily Japanese art, yet its origins lie deep within ancient China. Evolving over 2,500 years, the Chinese approach to bonsai reflects a unique set of cultural, philosophical and aesthetic values largely unknown to modern bonsai enthusiasts. …

Bleeding Hearts, Corydalis, and Their Relatives Other / Books

Bleeding Hearts, Corydalis, and Their Relatives

Members of the bleeding heart family, such as the well-known Chinese bleeding heart, have long been among the best-loved flowers of the perennial border. In recent years, however, excitement about this group has reached fever pitch with the introduction of dozens of stunning new discoveries, particularly …

The Encyclopedia of Dahlias Other / Books

The Encyclopedia of Dahlias

Known for their bright colors and dramatic forms, dahlias are enjoying a surge of popularity in today s gardens. From pompons to waterlilies few flowers can boast such a variety of choices for every garden and gardener. In this delightful and profusely illustrated encyclopedia, noted hybridizer and nurseryman …

Kroller-Muller Museum: The History of A Sculpture Garden Other / Books

Kroller-Muller Museum: The History of A Sculpture Garden

The sculpture garden at the Kroller-Muller Museum in Otterlo, the Netherlands, rolls on for more than 60 acres. It is not just one of the largest such outdoor art spaces in the world, but one of real cultural and historical significance, showcasing a unique overview of twentieth-century sculpture from …

Encyclopedia of Garden Ferns Other / Books

Encyclopedia of Garden Ferns

Gardeners who seek an up-to-date, authoritative guide to the wealth of garden-worthy ferns available today will find none better than Sue Olsen. Drawing from four decades of experience as a fern specialist, Olsen leads the reader through every genus with horticultural merit, focusing primarily on the …

Garden Flora Other / Books

Garden Flora

Garden Flora: The Natural and Cultural History of the Plants In Your Garden The oldest rose fossil was found in Colorado and dates to 35 million years ago. Marigolds, infamous for their ability to self-seed, are named for an Etruscan god who sprang from a ploughed field. And daffodils—an icon of spring—were …

Hawthorns and Medlars Other / Books

Hawthorns and Medlars

Royal Horticultural Society / Timber Press Plant Collectors | Hawthorns and Medlars was the first in our Plant Collector Guide series, published in collaboration with the Royal Horticultural Society. Ideal for the avid gardener, horticulturist, and plant collector, these inspirational books provide an …

The Garden Plants of China Other / Books

The Garden Plants of China

Gardens have long been an integral part of Chinese culture, written about by scholars and prized by emperors and priests; think of Chinese scrolls traced with plum blossoms and wood-block prints etched with pine branches or bamboo. The West has not only received a great number of fine plants from China, …

The Earth Knows My Name Other / Books

The Earth Knows My Name: Food, Culture, and Sustainability in the Gardens of Ethnic America

Food, Culture, and Sustainability in the Gardens of Ethnic America | nspired by her own family s immigrant history, Patricia Klindienst traveled the country, gathering stories of urban, suburban, and rural gardens created by people rarely presented in books about American gardens: Native Americans, immigrants …