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The Italian Garden Other / Books

The Italian Garden: Art, Design and Culture (Cambridge Studies in Italian History and Culture)

Art, Design and Culture (Cambridge Studies in Italian History and Culture) | Italian Renaissance gardens were the admiration of Europe and North America. They revived the classical art of garden making, as well as drawing on medieval literary traditions; but they also developed their own forms and styles, …

Practical Woody Plant Propagation for Nursery Growers Other / Books

Practical Woody Plant Propagation for Nursery Growers

An exhaustive exposition of propagating methods, from growing from seed to cuttings, grafting, layering, and tissue culture. It is based on the actual working methods of successful propagators worldwide and presents detailed explanations and illustrations of the procedures used. …

Laurus nobilis - Sweet Bay Laurel Plants / Evergreen Shrubs

Laurus nobilis - Sweet Bay Laurel

Bay laurel is a pyramid-shaped tree or large shrub with aromatic, evergreen leaves and shiny gray bark. It can reach 60 in height in its native range, but generally is much smaller (3-10 tall) in culture. The leaves are elliptic, 3-4 long, rather thick and leathery, and shiny dark green. Clusters of …

Maples of the World Other / Books

Maples of the World

International experts worked for nearly two decades to produce this greatest single source of information on maples. Every known maple is described, including growth habit, distribution, hardiness, and autumn color, as well as useful information on culture, propagation, and pests and diseases. …

Delosperma cooperi - Hardy ice plant, Trailing ice plant Plants / Perennials

Delosperma cooperi - Hardy ice plant, Trailing ice plant

This clumping ice plant produces a dome of bright purple flowers. The texture of the petals is shimmering -- almost like metal. It starts blooming in June and continues steadily until fall. It promises to be an essential small-scale ground cover or edging for a border. Height: 4. Width: 10. Sun: Full …

Masdevallias Other / Books

Masdevallias: Gems of the Orchid World

For the indoor plant hobbyist, intermediate orchid grower, or anyone simply mad about masdevallias, this is a first complete reference to these collectible orchids. An inspiring tribute to their beauty and a practical guide to their care, the book offers detailed advice on all aspects of culture. For …

Artisan Farming Other / Books

Artisan Farming

Artisan Farming Lessons, Lore, and Recipes from New Mexico Astisan Farming focuses on the unique farming culture of New Mexico. Laden with rich photos, ripe with human interest stories, and bounteous with tantalizing recipes, Artisan Farming explores this state s one-of-a-kind agricultural heritage and …

Crocosmia 'Bright Eyes' - crocosmia Plants / Perennials

Crocosmia 'Bright Eyes' - crocosmia

Ornamental Features: Vibrant orange trumpet flowers with red eyes mid to late summer on 18 to 20 inch stems. Dark green linear-lance shaped leaves. Habit and Growth Rate: Clump-forming, but not over crowding. Grows 24-30 tall. Plant 24 apart Landscape Value: Great garden or container specimen or an accent …

Wildflowers 2008 Other / Books

Wildflowers 2008

The welcome, reassuring sight of wildflowers brings unexpected pleasures throughout the year. Sometimes subtle, sometimes extravagant, these random, uncultivated plants turn up in meadows, forests and mountain valleys, on riverbanks and roadsides, and in parks and swamps. They blanket entire fields in …

Encyclopedia of Water Garden Plants Other / Books

Encyclopedia of Water Garden Plants

Encyclopedia of Water Garden Plants is the definitive photographic reference to the full range of plants available to the water gardener. This volume includes hundreds of water garden plants often overlooked in other books, such as marginal plants, floating plants, bog plants, and submerged plants. Of …

The Dendrobiums Other / Books

The Dendrobiums

At long last, here is a complete and exhaustive account of the genus Dendrobium. Among the most prized and popularly cultivated orchids, dendrobiums delight gardeners and orchid lovers alike with the sheer beauty of their delicate flowers and slender form. Now, those interested in learning all there …

Begonias Other / Books

Begonias

Mike Stevens presents a complete and readable guide to one of the most popular flowering plant choices: begonias. The Begoniaceae has as many as 1,000 known and identified species plus countless hundreds of hybrids. …

The Trees that Made Britain Other / Books

The Trees that Made Britain

Every native tree in Britain, whether it s part of a grand avenue, a thriving hedgerow, an ancient wood, or a bountiful orchard tells a different story. The Trees that Made Britain takes us on a journey of discovery to every corner of the nation. Through detailed portraits of individual tree species, …

Orchid Species Culture Other / Books

Orchid Species Culture: Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance

Oncidium/Odontoglossum Alliance | The immense Oncidium/Odontoglossum alliance contains some of the most popular orchids grown, including members of the genera Ada, Brassia, Cyrtochilum, Odontoglossum, Oncidium, Psychopsis, Rodriguezia, Rossioglossum, and Trichopilia. Finding reliable cultural information …

Echinocactus grusonii - Golden Barrel Cactus Plants / Sukulents, Cactuses

Echinocactus grusonii - Golden Barrel Cactus

Originating in Mexico, this popular cactus reaches up to 6 ft (1.8 m) in height and spread. It has a single, globe-shaped, pale green body that stretches upwards in maturity, becoming barrel-shaped. This stem is heavily ribbed with numerous areoles sprouting radial, yellow spines. In summer, larger cacti …

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 …

Great Flowering Landscape Shrubs Other / Books

Great Flowering Landscape Shrubs

Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture, Propagation and Uses | With stunning color photos throughout, this gardening guide describes more than 50 types of the best flowering shrubs and details their use in home landscaping. Shrubs are arranged by genus, separated into deciduous flowering …