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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Other / Books

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids

Our best single book on orchids is a perennial bestseller and an outstanding value at the price. Edited by an eminent orchidist, it is aimed at a broad audience, from the flower lover with a casual interest in orchids to the committed enthusiast and professional. It fully describes and beautifully illustrates …

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. …

The Genus Arisaema Other / Books

The Genus Arisaema

Arisaema is a large genus within the Arum family, consisting of about 200 species, subspecies, and varieties distributed widely around the globe. They are remarkable for their exotic-looking inflorescences-which inspired the common name of cobra lily-and for the fact that they can change sex from year …

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. …

Complete Guide to Native Orchids of Australia Other / Books

Complete Guide to Native Orchids of Australia: Including the Island Territories

In this spectacular and comprehensive book, orchid expert David Jones describes more than 1,300 species and subspecies of Australian native orchids. Almost every species is illustrated with a beautiful color photograph, and the detailed species descriptions include information about every part of the …

The Genus Lavandula Other / Books

The Genus Lavandula

Long prized by the fragrance industry for its essential oils, the genus Lavandula is steadily increasing in popularity among gardeners and horticulturists worldwide. This is the first full treatment of this important genus to be undertaken since 1937. It treats 40 species and their cultivars and hybrids, …

Daphnes Other / Books

Daphnes: A Practical Guide for Gardeners

A Practical Guide for Gardeners | This intensely practical account drawn from the long experience of Robin White has been eagerly awaited by Daphne enthusiasts and collectors. Acute observation of the growth, flowering characteristics, and foibles of daphnes documented here will be studied and taken …

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 …

Calochortus Other / Books

Calochortus: Mariposas and Their Relatives

Mariposas and Their Relatives | With their graceful stance, brilliant colors, and intricate markings, members of the North American genus Calochortus are among the most dazzling bulbous plants in the world. Yet their mostly undeserved reputation for being difficult to grow has kept them from being known …

Perennials for the Southwest Other / Books

Perennials for the Southwest

Plants That Flourish in Arid Gardens | Drawing upon her vast knowledge of perennials and how they perform in the arid Southwest, Mary Irish has produced the definitive guide for gardeners who want to create lush, colorful gardens while keeping artificial irrigation to a minimum. This book will help Southwest …

Flora's Orchids Other / Books

Flora's Orchids

From the producers of the bestselling Flora (Timber Press, 2003) comes the definitive reference for orchid enthusiasts, with more than 1500 orchids described in detail. Genus entries give information on natural distribution, characteristics, and cultivation; species coverage includes a description and …

Pests of the Native California Conifers Other / Books

Pests of the Native California Conifers

This guide synthesizes the most current information available on the pests and environmental conditions that can damage California s conifers, the vast majority of native trees in the state. Authoritative and easy-to-use, it is an essential reference for biologists, arborists, ecologists, foresters and …

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 …

Wild Food Plants of Indiana and Adjacent States Other / Books

Wild Food Plants of Indiana and Adjacent States

This delightful field guide to wild foods describes more than eighty edible plants that grow in Indiana and adjacent states and gives directions for delicious ways-many originals, all tested in the field - of preparing them. The guide provides a plant perspective of Indiana and a seasonal guide to foraging, …

Pleiospilos bolusii - Living Rock Cactus Plants / Sukulents, Cactuses

Pleiospilos bolusii - Living Rock Cactus

The genus Pleiospilos is comprised of four species and four subspecies. The genus name is derived from the greek words pleios (full) and spilos (dots), which refers to the many dots on the plants. The plants are also known as kwaggavy (Quagga mesemb), lewerplant (liver plant), lewervygie (liver mesemb), …