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American Household Botany Other / Books

American Household Botany

A History of Useful Plants, 1620-1900 | In this fascinating book, a celebrated author rescues from the pages of history the practical experience and botanical wisdom of generations of Americans. …

Papaver somniferum - Opium Poppy Plants / Annuals

Papaver somniferum - Breadseed Poppy

This seed has been saved for generations for its beautiful show of lavender flowers which are followed by closed seed pods filled with poppy seeds. The blue bread seeds can be harvested and used for baking. (85 days) Approx.: 150 seeds per pack. Heirloom. Grows 1-2 tall. Reseeds readily! Moisture: Moderate …

The Classic Cattleyas Other / Books

The Classic Cattleyas

In 1818, William Cattley succeeded in flowering one of the first species of the genus that would bear his name. These first cattleyas are the classic cattleyas, whose form defined the essence of tropical orchids for generations to come. Indeed, the color of their flowers became known as orchid. In this …

Dogwoods Other / Books

Dogwoods: The Genus Cornus

The Genus Cornus | Dogwood trees and shrubs are unquestionably among the superstars of the ornamental garden. Although cornelian cherry (Cornus mas) and common dogwood (C. sanguinea) have been grown in Europe since ancient times, it is only since the age of exploration in the 18th and 19th centuries …

Classic Bonsai of Japan Other / Books

Classic Bonsai of Japan

Enter the fascinating world of bonsai, the centuries-old gardening art form of cultivating trees as potted plants. Refined to a high art in Japan, bonsai offers not only the familiar gardening delights but also, at its highest levels, a philosophical and aesthetic communion with nature. …

Creating Bonsai Landscapes Other / Books

Creating Bonsai Landscapes

18 Miniature Garden Projects - Western home and garden design has been increasingly influenced in recent years by ancient Eastern traditions. Feng shui masters are now routinely consulted by architects and interior designers, and bonsai gardening continues to fascinate and inspire. …