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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 …

The Explorer's Garden Other / Books

The Explorer's Garden: Rare and Unusual Perennials

If, like so many other gardeners the world over, youre enamored of Dan Hinkleys Heronswood Nursery catalog, youll love the Explorers Garden. Heronswood is a wildly successful nursery in Kingston, Washington, that offers many of the most beautiful and unusual plants available anywhere. My guess is that …

Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture Other / Books

Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture

Hemenway, a permaculture expert and associate editor of The Permaculture Activist, explains how gardens can function as ecosystems, describes the basic parts of an ecological garden (soil, water, plants, and animals), and shows how to create backyard ecosystems through guilds. Guilds, the author tells …

Pests and Diseases Other / Books

American Horticultural Society Pests and Diseases: The Complete Guide to Preventing, Identifying and

Is your garden troubled by cutworms or aphids? Need to know the best method for preventing the spread of viruses among your houseplants? Look no further than Pests and Diseases, the informative guide to the downside of gardening. Sooner or later, everyones roses are troubled by black spot. Or maybe you …

Magnolia 'Elizabeth' - Elizabeth magnolia Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Magnolia 'Elizabeth' - Elizabeth magnolia

The name of this magnolia hybrid has nothing to do with the British queen. Obviously, it does not come from the UK but the USA. And story tells the following. Quite a few decades ago – in 1957 – Evamaria Sperber planted a newly hybridized seed in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. …