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The Language Of Flowers Other / Books

The Language Of Flowers

The Language Of Flowers: Introduction to Flowers and Their Meaning. The Personalities of Different Flowers (Language of flowers, Understanding flowers and flowering, Secret Meanings of Flowers) Everybody knows the significance of a red long-stemmed rose as a symbol of love, but what about the hydrangea …

Latin for Gardeners Other / Books

Latin for Gardeners

Latin for Gardeners: Over 3,000 Plant Names Explained and Explored Since Latin became the standard language for plant naming in the eighteenth century, it has been intrinsically linked with botany. And while mastery of the classical language may not be a prerequisite for tending perennials, all gardeners …

Art and the Gardener Other / Books

Art and the Gardener

In Art and the Gardener, Gordon Hayward s tenth book on garden design, he makes a radical departure from his earlier approaches in order to explore elements of visual language across two artistic disciplines-fine painting and garden design-in hopes that the remarkable crosscurrents will help reveal how …

Botanical Latin Other / Books

Botanical Latin

Botanical Latin is accepted by horticulturists and botanists everywhere as the medium for naming new plants, and botanical research is almost impossible without reference to the vast number of first descriptions in Latin — much information is available in no other language. For gardeners, too, a working …

Gardening on Pavement, Tables, and Hard Surfaces Other / Books

Gardening on Pavement, Tables, and Hard Surfaces

Gardening on Pavement, Tables, and Hard Surfaces is the first book to describe how to grow garden plants directly on hard surfaces such as pavement, rocks, tables, and other impermeable platforms. Plants have known all along that they can grow on these media, and George Schenk translates this small miracle …

The Genus Arisaema Other / Books

The Genus Arisaema

Arisaema is a large genus within the Arum family, consisting of about 200 species, subspecies, and varieties distributed widely around the globe. They are remarkable for their exotic-looking inflorescences-which inspired the common name of cobra lily-and for the fact that they can change sex from year …

Bonsai Tree Care Other / Books

Bonsai Tree Care

Bonsai Tree Care: What You May Not Know About Bonsai Trees Everybody has heard of the Bonsai tree but very few people know anything about the history of the miniature shrub or where the tradition came from. …

Teaming with Microbes Other / Books

Teaming with Microbes: A Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web

A Gardener s Guide to the Soil Food Web | Smart gardeners know that soil is anything but an inert substance. Healthy soil is teeming with life - not just earthworms and insects, but a staggering multitude of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms. …

An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Clematis Other / Books

An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Clematis

With more than 800 Clematis species and cultivated varieties from which to choose, gardeners and growers have been inundated with options. Even more frustrating for some has been the absence of a single comprehensive reference with which to identify the numerous cultivars. …

The Rose Other / Books

The Rose: The History of the World’s Favourite Flower

The Rose: The History of the World’s Favourite Flower in 40 Captivating Roses with Classic Texts and Rare Beautiful Prints From roses in the ancient world and the Renaissance to Bourbons, Noisettes, Multifloras, and modern varieties, this gorgeous book pays tribute to the world’s most beloved flower. …

The Pruning Book Other / Books

The Pruning Book

It is unlikely that the basics of pruning have ever before been assembled so thoroughly or comprehensively than in Lee Reich s The Pruning Book. With clear prose and generous diagrams and photographs, he takes the angst out of pruning for the beginning or experienced gardener. Included are all the basics …

Orchids to Know and Grow Other / Books

Orchids to Know and Grow

Orchids are easy to grow, but one doesn t grow orchids like a rose, a cactus, or an African violet; one grows an orchid like an orchid! This book debunks some of the hard-to-grow myths, gives cultural information, and does so in easy-to-understand language. --Robert J. Ferry, research associate, Marie …