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Planting the Dry Shade Garden Other / Books

Planting the Dry Shade Garden

The Best Plants for the Toughest Spot in Your Garden In this book youll learn how to prune selectively to admit more light and how to amend soil to increase its moisture retention. Youll also learn about more than 130 plants that accept reduced light and moisture levels-long-blooming woodland gems like …

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 …

Encyclopedia of Hydrangeas Other / Books

Encyclopedia of Hydrangeas

Famed for their durability, beauty, and diversity, hydrangeas are enjoying a renaissance in todays gardens. These classic garden shrubs provide bold color — from pink to purple, blue to white — in midsummer to midautumn, when few other plants are in bloom. Many hundreds of dramatic species, hybrids, …

Trees for All Seasons Other / Books

Trees for All Seasons

Broadleaved Evergreens for Temperate Climates | Its simple: broadleaved evergreens are trees that dont lose their leaves. And despite their versatility and beauty, they are often underused. Why? Most people, including knowledgeable gardeners, equate evergreens with conifers—and Christmas trees— rather …

Plant Hunter's Garden Other / Books

Plant Hunter's Garden: The New Explorers and Their Discoveries

The New Explorers and Their Discoveries | Many gardeners are vaguely aware of the greats of plant exploration, such as E. H. Wilson, George Forrest, or John Tradescant. Fewer may know the names of todays plant explorers or recognize the makings of a new golden age of plant discovery. Nonetheless, a quick …

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 …