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The Gardener's Palette Other / Books

The Gardener's Palette: A Year of Color in the Flower Garden

A Year of Color in the Flower Garden | Approaching a flower garden as a blank canvas and the gardener as an artist, The Gardener’s Palette demystifies the somewhat daunting task of conceiving, planning, and planting a beautifully executed flower garden. …

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 …

Garden Plants of Japan Other / Books

Garden Plants of Japan

Japanese plants have had an unmistakable influence on the gardens of the world. Who can imagine gardens without flowering cherries, hostas, Japanese maples, or magnolias? For all the popularity of these plants in international gardens, however, few gardeners know the full story of Japanese plants — …

Making the Modern Garden Other / Books

Making the Modern Garden

A superlative analysis of contemporary gardens as well as fascinating collection of landscapes around the world, Making the Modern Garden is a definitive study of the philosophy and practice of garden design at the outset of the twenty-first century. Author Christopher Bradley-Hole, himself a landscape …

A Book of Blue Flowers Other / Books

A Book of Blue Flowers

Perhaps the most uncommon color among plants, blue echoes the sky and adds a welcome accent to any garden. Greatly sought after by plant breeders, blues from pale lavender to powder blue add depth and tranquility to the gardeners palette. Noting that blue flowers are more common in high-altitude meadows …

The American Woodland Garden Other / Books

The American Woodland Garden: Capturing the Spirit of the Deciduous Forest

Capturing the Spirit of the Deciduous Forest | North Americas eastern half, roughly from the Midwest to the Atlantic, was once a great deciduous forest. Although centuries of human intervention have cleared much of the land, the timeless forest remains in the spirit of the place. Today, even the shortest …

The American Woodland Garden Other / Books

The American Woodland Garden: Capturing the Spirit of the Deciduous Forest

Capturing the Spirit of the Deciduous Forest | North Americas eastern half, roughly from the Midwest to the Atlantic, was once a great deciduous forest. Although centuries of human intervention have cleared much of the land, the timeless forest remains in the spirit of the place. Today, even the shortest …

Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture Other / Books

Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture

Hemenway, a permaculture expert and associate editor of The Permaculture Activist, explains how gardens can function as ecosystems, describes the basic parts of an ecological garden (soil, water, plants, and animals), and shows how to create backyard ecosystems through guilds. Guilds, the author tells …

Daylilies: facts & fiction Plants / Perennials

4 KINNEBREW SEEDLING

In between the big spring tidying up and the hectic of autumn plantings there is a brief time in July when - exception granted for a few chores - the gardener has nothing to do but enjoy his flowers. No danger of cold snaps, incredible weather or other terrors. Moreover days are long and one can sit …