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Tree Identification Other / Books

Tree Identification

A new method for the practical identification and recognition of trees -- and an important supplement to existing botanical methods. The book is in two parts: Pictorial Keys and Master Pages. The Keys are designed for easy visual comparison of details which look alike, narrowing the identification of …

Drosera adelae - Lance-Leafed Sundew Plants / Other

Drosera adelae - Lance-Leafed Sundew

Drosera adelae (Lace-Leaf Australian Sundew Origin: Australia The tiny paddle-like hairy leaves are covered with drops of sticky goo, which trap insects that are attracted to the plant. In summer the sundews are topped with thin spikes holding small pink flowers. Sundews are winter hardy in most of the …

Pocket Gardens Other / Books

Pocket Gardens: Contemporary Japanese Miniature Designs

Contemporary Japanese Miniature Designs | Called tsubo-niwa after a unit of measurement that is two person-sized tatami mats placed side by side, the pocket garden has been a part of the Japanese architectural canon for thousands of years. Undergoing a modernization in the last few decades in which a …

The Shrub Identification Book Other / Books

The Shrub Identification Book: The Visual Method for the Practical Identification of Shrubs

The Visual Method for the Practical Identification of Shrubs, Including Woody Vines and Ground Covers | The Visual Method for the Practical Identification and Recognition of Shrubs (and vines and ground covers) -- and an important supplement to existing botanical methods. …

Azalea japonica 'Snow' - Japanese azalea Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Azalea japonica 'Snow' - Japanese azalea

Japanese azaleas are very popular features of our gardens. In their home climate they grow to relatively substantial shrubs, as opposed to limited sizes in our continental, dry climate. Azaleas are very floriferous, maintenance-free shrubs that bloom from end April until end May. Snow is a pure white …

Forsythia viridissima 'Bronxensis' - golden bell Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Forsythia viridissima 'Bronxensis' - golden bell

Viridissima species of Golden bell originates in China. Bronxensis is one of its few but truly fantastic varieties valued for very attractive semi-evergreen foliage and primrose yellow, bell-shaped flowers in early spring (April in zone 6). Leaves are soft green, glossy, narrowly lance-shaped, and heavily …

Sansevieria trifasciata - Snake Plant Plants / Perennials

Sansevieria trifasciata - Snake Plant

Sansevierias or as they are commonly called Snake Plants or Mother-in-laws Tongue have a rich history of folklore and new science. These plants have a rich history of cultivation. In China, it was kept as a treasured houseplant because the Eight Gods bestowed their eight virtues on those who grew them. …

How to Divide Hostas? Plants / Perennials

Hosta lancifolia

Early Spring is the best time of year to dig your hostas up and divide them. Usa a garden fork and loosen the soil gently right around the hosta clump then gently place your fork in below the clump and lift it up give it a shake with the fork to loosen the soil. I prefer to wash the clump this serves …

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 …