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Dioon edule - Cycad Plants / Tropical and Subtropical Plants

Dioon edule - Cycad

The Mexican Cycas is a true living fossil, the name often applied to cycads because they have changed very little in the last 200 million years. Dioon edule is truly a handsome and distinctive specimen. And it is one of the most cold hardy cycads. Mature and established plants have been reported to tolerate …

Pocket Guide to the Orchids of Britain and Ireland Other / Books

Pocket Guide to the Orchids of Britain and Ireland

The orchid family is one of the largest plant families in the world. It is at its most diverse in the tropics, where its exotic and colorful flowers are truly breathtaking. Britain and Ireland have just 56 species of wild orchids, some of which are rare or scarce, while others are surprisingly inconspicuous. …

Kyoto Gardens Other / Software, DVD

Kyoto Gardens

Kyoto Gardens: A Virtual Stroll Through Zen Landscapes utilizes Apple Computer s QuickTime VR technology to walk through 24 of Kyoto s most renowned gardens. A seamless panorama of wood, sand, and stone lets users experience Japanese garden design and the world of Zen firsthand. Maps, slides, screensavers, …

Aroids Other / Books

Aroids: Plants of the Arum Family

Plants of the Arum Family | Originally published in 1988 as the first truly comprehensive review of one of the largest and most popular plant families, Aroids was enthusiastically welcomed by botanists and horticulturists alike for its attention to scientific detail and delightful writing style. Now …

Lavender Other / Books

Lavender: The Grower's Guide

The Grower s 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, …

Vanilla planifolia - Vanilla Orchid Plants / Tropical and Subtropical Plants

Vanilla planifolia - Vanilla Orchid

Native almost to the tropics the range includes Mexico, Central America, West Indies, and Northern South America. The genus vanilla produces the world s most popular spice, a climbing member of the orchid family, the vanilla orchid is both terrestial and epiphytic, it grows in soil and other plants sending …

How to Plant a Garden Other / Books

How to Plant a Garden

How to Plant a Garden: Design tricks, ideas and planting schemes for year-round interest Confused by the bewildering range of plants on offer at your local garden centre? How do you choose, use and create beautiful planting schemes like the professionals? …

Camellias Other / Books

Camellias

The Gardener s Encyclopedia | For decades, large swathes of the United States and Europe believed camellias to be altogther too tender for garden use, their exquisite blooms in pure colors giving the impression that they were too rarified and delicate to tangle with. Today, few gardens are without their …

Black & Decker Complete Guide to Patios Other / Books

Black & Decker Complete Guide to Patios: Plan, Build and Maintain (Black & Decker Complete Guide)

Plan, Build and Maintain | Outdoor living made elegant Patios have been featured in landscapes for thousands of years, but never have they been more popular than now, as homeowners discover the elegance, long life, and easy maintenance of stone and decorative concrete surfaces. Today s homeowners can …

Quick & Easy Handmade Garden Furniture Other / Books

Quick & Easy Handmade Garden Furniture

With the right furnishings and accessories, your back yard and garden will be the most enjoyable part of your home--a haven in which you can truly unwind, entertain, and, of course, cultivate your plants. Philip and Kate Haxell Have created a diverse range of garden furniture from a New England-x wooden …

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 …

Armitage's Garden Annuals Other / Books

Armitage's Garden Annuals: A Color Encyclopedia

A Color Encyclopedia | Horticulturists, students, and dedicated home gardeners will be familiar with Armitage s authority on this topic from his more technical Manual of Annuals, Biennials, and Half-Hardy Perennials. That volume was singled out as a winner of the Choice Academic Book Award, the American …

Waterlilies and Lotuses Other / Books

Waterlilies and Lotuses: Species, Cultivars, and New Hybrids

Species, Cultivars, and New Hybrids | In this fully updated work, Perry Slocum describes nearly 500 species and cultivars of the crowning jewels of water gardens, the waterlilies and lotuses. This book includes more than 130 of the best new hybrids introduced since the landmark Water Gardening: Water …

Western Garden Book Other / Books

Western Garden Book

Gardeners throughout the region will be welcoming a thoroughly updated and fresh-looking 8th edition of the bible of Western gardening. With a new, easy-to-read design, more plant photography, larger illustrations, and more than 8,000 plant listings--500 of them new--it s THE essential book for gardeners …