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Perennial Garden Design Other / Books

Perennial Garden Design

Perennials can form a key part of a garden s structure and are dynamic and colorful plants whose forms and textures can be used to alter moods and influence the way we respond to and use a garden. The first section of this book shows how to create garden schemes with perennials, and the second section …

The Subtropical Garden Other / Books

The Subtropical Garden

A tempting selection of palms, bamboos, shrubs, foliage plants, perennials, orchids, and ferns suitable for gardeners in USDA zones 9 and 10---or adventurous souls in colder areas who want to garden on the edge---or for use in containers for overwintering indoors. …

Encyclopedia of Hardy Plants Other / Books

Encyclopedia of Hardy Plants: Annuals, Bulbs, Herbs, Perennials, Shrubs, Trees, Vegetables, Fruits

Annuals, Bulbs, Herbs, Perennials, Shrubs, Trees, Vegetables, Fruits and Nuts | Encyclopedia of Hardy Plants provides a combination of observations, expertise and master photographs. This new book is a resource that gardeners will use again and again for its thoroughness, accessibility and reliability. …

Armitage's Native Plants for North American Gardens Other / Books

Armitage's Native Plants for North American Gardens

The popularity of native North American plants has soared in recent years, for many good reasons. Whatever draws you to native plants, you ll find no better or more authoritative guide than Allan Armitage. Widely acknowledged as one of the world s foremost horticulturists, Armitage describes more than …

Perennial Combinations Other / Books

Perennial Combinations

Perennial combinations are the building blocks of beautiful, successful gardens. Choosing perennials that look great and grow well together is a skill that can take years to develop, but with this book, you re guaranteed to make perfect plant choices right from the start. In Perennial Combinations, expert …

Hibiscus Other / Books

Hibiscus: Hardy and Tropical Plants for the Garden

Hardy and Tropical Plants for the Garden | Hibiscuses have entered an era of increasing popularity as garden designers and home gardeners rediscover the fine attributes of these wonderful plants. Here is the only book that covers the species and cultivars of the genus Hibiscus completely and in detail. …

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. …

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, …

Designing with Plants Other / Books

Designing with Plants

When your new gardening bible comes with chapters entitled Birth, Life, and Death, you know you re in trouble. But be brave, turn to those chapters, and in some very practical little essays on planting, you ll uncover the very down-to-earth principle from which Piet Oudolf s radical reinvention of gardening …

Rodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening Other / Books

Rodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening

Rodale s Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening has been the go-to resource for gardeners for more than 50 years—and the best tool novices can buy to start applying organic methods to their fruit and vegetable crops, herbs, trees and shrubs, perennials, annuals, and lawns. This thoroughly revised …

Many uses for groundcovers (4) - Deciduous perennials Plants / Perennials

Epimedium

Epimedium, Geranium macrorrhizum, Clematis heracleifolia ‘Côte d’Azur’, Anemone nemorosa Epimedium Epimedium produces flowers as early as April and May but its attractive foliage also provides visual interest during the rest of the growing season. Epimedium produces delicate graceful flowers and …

The Romantic Herb Garden Other / Books

The Romantic Herb Garden

The must-have ingredient of any garden, herbs have long been the stalwarts of the cottage garden, imparting fragrance and health as well as flavor to beds and borders. However, today s garden designers have realized that herbs can also help to shape or be a key visual element in a garden. The Romantic …

Tulipa (Darwin hybrid) 'Blushing apeldoorn' - tulip Plants / Bulbs

Tulipa 'Blushing apeldoorn' - tulip

Darwin hybrids were created by crossing formerly wild species of tulip from Central Asia (tulipa fosteriana). The result being huge flowers with almost regular pyramid shape before they open, brilliant colours, and tall, sturdy stems – excellent for cutting. Moreover, they can stand a little neglect …

Professional Planting Design Other / Books

Professional Planting Design

Richly illustrated with photographs and drawings, Professional Planting Design covers the basics as well as the advanced concepts of planting design including: selecting plant characteristics, types of mixed bed plantings, structuring and composing mixed beds, creating mixed palettes for seasonal variation, …

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 …