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The Encyclopedia of Grasses for Livable Landscapes Other / Books

The Encyclopedia of Grasses for Livable Landscapes

In this new book noted grass expert and advocate Rick Darke addresses both the aesthetic qualities of grasses in private gardens and the opportunities and challenges of using them in wild and constructed public landscapes. All the true grasses, sedges, rushes, restios, and cattails that possess ornamental …

Gardening With Ornamental Grasses Other / Books

Gardening With Ornamental Grasses

Inspiring amateur gardeners and enthusiasts to undertake more in-depth projects including choosing the right grasses for planting in the shade, beautiful artistic impressions of the completed projects and a vast selection of stunning photographs provide a fascinating insight into what can be achieved …

Gardening with Grasses Other / Books

Gardening with Grasses

Ornamental grasses are among the most versatile and sophisticated of garden plants. Planted as single specimens in beds or on the terrace in a container, grasses are striking focal points. …

The Color Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses Other / Books

The Color Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses

This encyclopedia by a distinguished American horticulturist is the most authoritative and best-illustrated reference ever published on ornamental grasses. Rick Darke has been studying and photographing grasses in gardens and native landscapes around the world for more than 20 years, and this book includes …

Bamboos & Grasses Other / Books

Bamboos & Grasses (Simple Steps)

Simple Steps | With all the latest horticultural tips and techniques to guarantee success, Bamboo & Grasses is designed to meet the requirements of today s small garden owners who want to enjoy gardening while making the most of their time and effort. …

Landscaping With Ornamental Grasses Sunset book Other / Books

Landscaping With Ornamental Grasses Sunset book

Sunset is the first to offer Landscaping with Ornamental Grasses, a complete design and reference book that explores the history of grasses in their natural settings, and describes how to integrate them in a variety of climatic situations shady woodland to desert, Asian-style gardens to naturalistic …

The Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses Other / Books

The Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses

From the fresh green shoots of spring through the dramatic foliage of summer, the lush colors of autumn, and the pale, feathery maturity of winter, grasses add a special touch to the garden in every season. Native species of beautiful ornamental grasses flourish in almost every part of North America. …

Grasses Other / Books

Grasses: Versatile Partners for Uncommon Garden Design

Versatile Partners for Uncommon Garden Design | From spring green to winter gold, the drama of grasses is nonstop. There are the striking yellow-and-green ostrich plumes of Zebra Grass. The fine-textured leaves of Blue Oat Grass. Flame Grass s dazzling red-orange leaves, Fountain Grass s coppery brushes, …

The Bamboo, Grass & Palm Specialist Other / Books

The Bamboo, Grass & Palm Specialist

The Essential Guide to Selecting, Growing and Propagating Bamboos, Grasses and Palms (Specialist Series) | Bamboos, grasses, and palms: these versatile, easy-to-maintain plants include a huge range of textures, forms, sizes, colors, and flowering times. With literally hundreds to choose from, there is …

Pocket Guide to Ornamental Grasses Other / Books

Pocket Guide to Ornamental Grasses

Timber Press Pocket Guides | An accessible and comprehensive reference to the wide range of striking grasses available to gardeners, this pocket guide features an assortment of plants with varied textures, forms, sizes, and flowering times. In a handy, compact format, new varieties are presented, as …

Handbook of Turfgrass Management and Physiology Other / Books

Handbook of Turfgrass Management and Physiology

A multibillion dollar industry that has tripled in the last ten years, turfgrass management plays an important role in landscaping, golf courses, and other sports surfaces. Proper management and cultural practices are crucial for the performance of these versatile grasses, creating a demand among scientists, …

Echinacea, Rudbeckia and summer grasses Plants / Other

Echinacea purpurea Magnus - purple coneflower (PPH)

‘Heat’ is a powerful sensory stimulus – look at how it is used in advertising everything from perfumes to cars. Heat equates to danger, excitement, sexual attraction. Plants can very much evoke a sense of heat too, with vivid colours setting the pulse racing. Rudbeckia and Echinacea are two prairie …

Cortaderia fulvida - Toetoe Plants / Grass, Grasses

Cortaderia fulvida - Toetoe

Huge rounded mound of broad arching leaves with golden-bronze arching plumes in summer. Grows 7 feet tall. The Golden Plume Pampas Grass has a finer foliage than the Pink and White Pampas Grasses, and is earlier flowering (July into August). …

Darmera peltata - Umbrella Plant Plants / Perennials

Darmera peltata - Umbrella Plant

Hardy Umbrella Plant - Darmera peltata Family: Saxifragaceae Origin: The species is native to western United States. Large, rounded clusters of red-centered, blush-white flowers rise on thick stalks before the clumped growth of massive (18 across), orbicular, lobed foliage emerges. …

Gardening with a Wild Heart Other / Books

Gardening with a Wild Heart: Restoring California's Native Landscapes at Home

Restoring California s Native Landscapes at Home | Judith Lowry s voice and experiences make a rich matrix for essays that include discussions of wildflower gardening, the ecology of native grasses, wildland seed-collecting, principles of natural design, and plant/animal interactions. This lyrical and …

Bamboo for Gardens Other / Books

Bamboo for Gardens

Bamboos evoke an exotic atmosphere wherever they are used? unfortunately, they are too often kept out of our gardens for fear of their invasive qualities or lack of hardiness. In truth, these elegant grasses, encompassing both woody and herbaceous forms, can achieve dramatic yet restrained effects in …

Andropogon geradii - Big Bluestem Plants / Grass, Grasses

Big Bluestem - Andropogon geradii

Big Bluestem is a clump forming perennial grass. The lower stems are purplish or bluish color and the leaves are 1/2 inch wide and up to 20 inches long. The arrangement of the flowers in three dense elongate clusters is the reason for the common name of turkey-foot grass. It grows best in moist well …