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The Italian Garden Other / Books

The Italian Garden: Art, Design and Culture (Cambridge Studies in Italian History and Culture)

Art, Design and Culture (Cambridge Studies in Italian History and Culture) | Italian Renaissance gardens were the admiration of Europe and North America. They revived the classical art of garden making, as well as drawing on medieval literary traditions; but they also developed their own forms and styles, …

Flowers Other / Books

Flowers (Cube Books)

Cube Books | From Zen gardens on the grounds of Buddhist temples to the herb gardens of the Middle Ages and the quintessential flower gardens of English country houses, we have had an ongoing mission to tame and refashion nature. …

Maples for Gardens Other / Books

Maples for Gardens: A Color Encyclopedia

A Color Encyclopedia | This photo gallery of the best maples for garden use is a complement both to Maples of the World and to J. D. Vertrees s Japanese Maples, since more than a third of the book is devoted to Acer palmatum, including many new and unusual cultivars. The photographs, taken in locations …

Callistephus chinensis 'Hulk' - China Aster Plants / Annuals

Callistephus chinensis 'Hulk' - China Aster

Hulk is easy to grow in full sun and any moist garden soil. The plant reaches 21 inches high and 14 to 16 inches wide, with good side branching (for more blooms!) and a neat, upright habit. Ideal for the cutting garden, beds, borders, the patio, and containers. …

Home Gardener's Trees & Shrubs Other / Books

Home Gardener's Trees

Home Gardener s Trees & Shrubs: Selecting, planting, improving and maintaining trees and shrubs in the garden (Home Gardener s Specialist Guide) Home Gardener s Trees & Shrubs is the essential guide to selecting, planting, improving and maintaining trees and shrubs in the garden. No matter what …

The Oxford Companion to the Garden Other / Books

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

Now available for the first time in paperback, the magnificent Oxford Companion to the Garden illuminates the history and design of gardens all over the world, from the earliest recorded known examples to the present day, encompassing everything from small private gardens, to the secret gardens of Arab …

The Explorer's Garden Other / Books

The Explorer's Garden: Rare and Unusual Perennials

If, like so many other gardeners the world over, you re enamored of Dan Hinkley s Heronswood Nursery catalog, you ll love the Explorer s 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 …

Daylilies: The Perfect Perennial Other / Books

Daylilies: The Perfect Perennial

Daylilies -- available in a rainbow of glowing colors and combinations of colors; able to survive with little or no care in a wide range of climates; boasting a variety of shapes and sizes; suitable for any kind of landscape; drought resistant and almost disease and insect free; adaptable to various …

Conifers: The Illustrated Encyclopedia Other / Books

Conifers: The Illustrated Encyclopedia

Landscape Journal This magnificent pictorial encyclopedia includes not only the latest cultivars but also rarities such as Wollemia nobilis, recently discovered in Australia. From towering redwoods photographed in their coastal habitat to recent dwarf varieties so popular in small gardens, conifers are …

Many uses for groundcovers (3) - Evergreen shrubs Plants / Evergreen Shrubs

Hedera helix

Cotoneaster dammeri Mooncreeper, Hedera helix, Sarcococca hookeriana var. humulis Cotoneaster dammeri Mooncreeper The distinctive characteristic of this evergreen Cotoneaster is its habit: it grows flatly against the ground to create a kind of sod. Its leaves are small, slightly lustrous, and bright …

Many uses for groundcovers (1) Plants / Other

Vinca minor

Groundcovers are low-growing plants that form a sod as they develop in a horizontal direction. Some varieties are evergreen and some are even reasonably tolerant of being walked on. An advantage of using groundcovers is that their closely-knit carpet of leaves gives weeds down. …