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Tropical Flowering Plants Other / Books

Tropical Flowering Plants: A Guide to Identification and Cultivation

A Guide to Identification and Cultivation | This book bridges a long-standing gap between obscure references in tropical botany and the gardeners need for an accurate, practical guide with clear photographs. Incorporating the latest advances in plant taxonomy from the definitive text of Dr. Walter Judd, …

Genista lydia - Woadwaxen Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Genista lydia - Woadwaxen

Family: Fabaceae; (Genis-ta: ancient Latin name: tinctoria: of dyes); A profusion of bright yellow flowers drape this low arching beauty in May and June. Attractive green stems. Proven to be very hardy by Paul Cappielos research at the University of Maine. Adaptable to poor dry soils. Thrives in heat. …

Hertfordshire Garden History Other / Books

Hertfordshire Garden History

A Miscellany | Local history at its best, this history of outstanding gardens in Hertfordshire is written by specialist garden historians based in the area, and includes new and original research. The range of periods and subjects covered within a very close focus on one county—from the 17th to the …

Handbook of Turfgrass Management and Physiology Other / Books

Handbook of Turfgrass Management and Physiology

A multibillion dollar industry that has tripled in the last ten years, turfgrass management plays an important role in landscaping, golf courses, and other sports surfaces. Proper management and cultural practices are crucial for the performance of these versatile grasses, creating a demand among scientists, …

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 …

Orchids to Know and Grow Other / Books

Orchids to Know and Grow

Orchids are easy to grow, but one doesnt 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 …

Expert Guide to Lawns (Toro) Other / Books

Expert Guide to Lawns (Toro): Pro Secrets for a Beautiful Yard (Toro)

Pro Secrets for a Beautiful Yard (Toro) | oro knows lawns, and with this book, homeowners will have Toro at their side, helping them maintain a beautiful yard through authoritative step-by-step text, 350 color photos, and 101 full-color illustrations. For more than eight decades, Toro has been intimately …

Lavender Other / Books

Lavender: The Grower's Guide

The Growers Guide | With their heady perfume and stunning visual appeal, lavenders have been prized by gardeners since ancient times. Lavender is a truly comprehensive study that enables the reader to research and identify more than 200 lavender species and varieties. With chapters on cultivation, propagation, …

Palms Won't Grow Here and Other Myths Other / Books

Palms Won't Grow Here and Other Myths

Warm-Climate Plants for Cooler Areas | Palms that grow in Canada? Bananas that overwinter in Michigan? How about southern crape myrtles that flower in Birmingham, England, instead of Birmingham, Alabama? Although the voice of authority — and nursery labels — might say, You cant grow those plants …

Rain Gardens Other / Books

Rain Gardens: Bringing Water to Life in the Designed Landscape

Bringing Water to Life in the Designed Landscape | Rain gardens encompass all possible elements that can be used to capture, channel, divert and make the most of the rain and snow that fall on a property. Using the innovative and attractive approaches described here, it is possible to enhance outdoor …

Beyond the Camellia Belt Other / Books

Beyond the Camellia Belt: Breeding, Propagating, and Growing Cold-Hardy Camellias

Breeding, Propagating, and Growing Cold-Hardy Camellias | Gardeners seeking to adorn landscapes in more northerly climates with delicate camellia blossoms will learn how to in this comprehensive guide. Following a brief history of the genus Camellia and the breeding process which has enabled strains …

Living Systems Other / Books

Living Systems: Innovative Materials and Technologies for Landscape Architecture

Innovative Materials and Technologies for Landscape Architecture | The use of innovative new materials is an important trend in landscape architecture today. These materials include biodegradable geotextiles, super-absorbent polymers, and plants that react to changing soil conditions. Water is a major …

Satsuki Azaleas for Bonsai and Azalea Enthusiasts Other / Books

Satsuki Azaleas for Bonsai and Azalea Enthusiasts

Bob Callaham provides us with something never before seen in English; a complete celebration of satsuki, rich with photographs, how-to instructions, fascinating facts, and an unrivaled encyclopedia of over 1,600 cultivars (this alone is worth the books price). All of this adds up to a rare treasure indeed. …

Environments for Outdoor Play Other / Books

Environments for Outdoor Play: A Practical Guide to Making Space for Children

A Practical Guide to Making Space for Children | Exciting spaces to play are vital if we are to provide children with challenging, flexible, inclusive and stimulating opportunities to learn, develop and have fun together. …

Bulbs for Garden Habitats Other / Books

Bulbs for Garden Habitats

Where most bulbs books repeat the seasonal approach to bulb gardening by bloom time, assuming the usual fall ritual of mass planting bulbs by the bushel, this book advocates more careful study of natural habitats and cultural needs before planting. All gardeners have experienced the frustration of having …

Trees for All Seasons Other / Books

Trees for All Seasons

Broadleaved Evergreens for Temperate Climates | Its simple: broadleaved evergreens are trees that dont lose their leaves. And despite their versatility and beauty, they are often underused. Why? Most people, including knowledgeable gardeners, equate evergreens with conifers—and Christmas trees— rather …

The Jade Garden Other / Books

The Jade Garden: New and Notable Plants from Asia

New and Notable Plants from Asia | The Jade Garden is an authoritative guide to 130 of the most fascinating yet little-known ornamental trees, shrubs, and perennials from the green mantle of Asia. Based on detailed research and observation at one of the largest and oldest collections of Asian plants …