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Gardens in France Other / Books

Gardens in France

France s most beautiful public and private gardens open their gates to us in every season of the year: from the classical French palace gardens at Vaux-le-Vicomte down to humble domestic gardens in Normandy, from stylized Zen gardens in Provence to cactus displays on the Cote d Azur. …

Rock Garden Design and Construction Other / Books

Rock Garden Design and Construction

Few gardens can transport visitors to wild and rugged landscapes as well as rock gardens. Eye-catching rock gardens are among the most challenging — and satisfying — expressions of the gardener s craft. A true rock garden is a specialized habitat that allows the gardener to grow plants that do not …

Garden and Landscape Architects of France Other / Books

Garden and Landscape Architects of France

This series has documented the contemporary landscape architecture of Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and England. Now at last comes France, that historic force in formality (Versailles), fauvism (Fontainbleau) and egalitarianism (public parks), and a recent force in contemporary landscape architecture. …

Finest Gardens of the South East Other / Books

Finest Gardens of the South East

Home of the most stunning public gardens in England, South East England s wealth of internationally renowned gardens are a must see, and here Tony Russell provides a guide to the wonderful gardens the region has to offer. …

A Guide to the Great Gardens of the Philadelphia Region Other / Books

A Guide to the Great Gardens of the Philadelphia Region

Finally, for every resident and visitor to the region, a comprehensive guide to the gardens of eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and northern Delaware. Magnificently illustrated with nearly 200 full color photographs, A Guide to the Great Gardens of the Philadelphia Region provides essential …

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 Encyclopedia of Grasses for Livable Landscapes Other / Books

The Encyclopedia of Grasses for Livable Landscapes

In this new book noted grass expert and advocate Rick Darke addresses both the aesthetic qualities of grasses in private gardens and the opportunities and challenges of using them in wild and constructed public landscapes. All the true grasses, sedges, rushes, restios, and cattails that possess ornamental …

Environmental Horticulture Other / Books

Environmental Horticulture

Environmental Horticulture: Science and Management of Green Landscapes (Modular Texts Series) Environmental horticulture - also referred to as landscape horticulture and amenity horticulture - is the umbrella term for the horticulture that we encounter in our daily lives. This includes parks, botanic …

The Magical World of Moss Gardening Other / Books

The Magical World of Moss Gardening

Moss is an extraordinary plant—it grows without roots, flowers, or stems. Despite being overlooked, in many ways, moss is perfect: it provides year-round color, excels in difficult climates, prevents soil erosion, and resists pests and disease. …

A Journey to Nine Islands Other / Books

A Journey to Nine Islands

Accompanied by charming and accessible text, the floral centerfolds of Journey to Nine Islands invite the reader to participate in the world of the Chicago Botanic Garden—one of the nation’s most visited public gardens and a preeminent center for learning and plant science. This remarkable volume …

Creating Your Own Japanese Garden Other / Books

Creating Your Own Japanese Garden

The strong horizontals of bamboo reflected in a dark circle of water; the rhythmic clap of the deer scarer; the contemplative beauty of waves created in sand: combinations of nature and art that soothe and uplift the spirit. Your vision of a Japanese garden need not be confined to Japan. Here is a fully …

Great Flowering Landscape Trees Other / Books

Great Flowering Landscape Trees

Devoted entirely to the flowering trees most recommended for home and urban landscapes, this handy encyclopedia discusses the basics—horticultural terms, botanic names, hardiness zones, and native versus exotic species—as well as each tree’s unique characteristics, such as height, spread, flower …

Clematis viticella - Italian Clematis Plants / Climber Plants

Clematis viticella - Italian Clematis

Clematis viticella - Originating from native to Southern Europe Clematis viticella (Italian Clematis), have finally come up in the world. They thrive both in a hot Mediterranean climate and in the coolness of Northern Europe. Preferring sunny areas they shouldn t be planted in shade or over a north facing …

Cypripedium acaule - Stemless Lady's Slipper Plants / Perennials

Cypripedium acaule - Stemless Lady's Slipper

Pink Lady Slipper Orchids grow best in an acid soil, high in organic matter. However, in some areas they can be found growing in sandy soils. It is advisable to purchase a soil pH tester or kit to make sure the pH is between 3.5 and 5.0 before planting the pips. …

The Garden Lover's Guide to Houston Other / Books

The Garden Lover's Guide to Houston (W. L. Moody Jr. Natural History)

W. L. Moody Jr. Natural History | The Houston area offers an abundance of resources and activities for gardeners and garden lovers, if people only know where to look: Love roses? Go to the Garden Center in Hermann Park. Want fresh vegetables? Pay in advance for a weekly supply at Central City Co-op. …

Cattleya Angel Love 'Pinky' - Cattleya Orchid Plant Plants / Perennials

Angel Love 'Pinky' Cattleya Orchid Plant

Angel Love Pinky HCC/AOS. Elegant clusters of mauve-pink with cream colored lip blushed with a darker mauve-pink. Flowers held high above the foliage on compact plants. Light fragrance. The plant is 4-6 tall and growing in a 4 pot. Cattleyas (cat-LAY-a) - Cattleyas have earned the reputation as the Queen …