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Fern Grower's Manual Other / Books

Fern Grower's Manual

Ferns have graced our planet for hundreds of millions of years. With about 12,000 named species of ferns worldwide, the variety to be found among them is staggering in its array of forms, textures, and even colors. From towering tree ferns to tiny water clovers, ferns and fern allies offer a wide range …

Hibiscus Other / Books

Hibiscus

While the flamboyant blooms of hibiscus conjure up images of the tropics, there are today many new hybrids that flourish in subtropical and even temperate climates. And indeed, in cooler climates hibiscus grown in containers will do well all summer long and then move indoors to bring sunny color and …

Aloysia triphylla - Lemon Verbena Plants / Perennials

Aloysia triphylla - Lemon Verbena

Lemon Verbena is a shrub that grows to a height of 2-4 feet in most of the US. In very hot climates it grows much taller. It has a woody trunk and branches with tender stems holding long pointed leaves. Small, pale mauve flowers are produced from summer to autumn. Leaves have a strong lemon fragrance …

Hosta 'Liberty' - hosta Plants / Perennials

Hosta 'Liberty' - hosta

Thick and large, central green leaves with creamy-white margin.. Unequaled for their beautiful foliage, low care, and many landscape uses. Hosta provide bright color in the shade with handsome, broad, ribbed foliage in many colors. Very showy from early spring until late fall. Excellent for shade, sun …

Desmodium gyrans - Telegraph Plant Plants / Other

Desmodium gyrans - Telegraph Plant

Darwin called the plant Hedysarum; modern botanists call it either Desmodium gyrans or, more correctly these days, Codariocalyx motorius; its common name is Dancing Grass or Telegraph plant or Semaphore plant -- after the leaf movements, which resemble semaphore signals. …

Building Outdoor Structures Other / Books

Building Outdoor Structures

Building Outdoor Structures offers practical, easy-to-follow instructions on enhancing any home’s front and backyard with the natural beauty of wood. Starting with the simple uses of wood in landscaping, such as raised beds, author Scott McBride shows the average DIYer how to build retaining walls, …

Best Groundcovers and Vines for the Prairies Other / Books

Best Groundcovers and Vines for the Prairies

This is a long-needed reference book and it couldn t have come from a more knowledgeable and reliable source. Everyone involved in creating gardens in this climate should have this book in their collection. -Wendy Mackie, former Director of Assiniboine Park Conservatory in Winnipeg Groundcovers and vines …

Cymbopogon citratus - West Indian Lemon Grass Plants / Grass, Grasses

Cymbopogon citratus - West Indian Lemon Grass

Lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus), a native of India, is widely used in Thai and Vietnamese cooking. Lemon grass is a perennial, which means once you plant it, the grass comes back year after year. Depending on the area you live in the plant will go dormant in the winter. In harsh climates the plant …

Bamboo for Gardens Other / Books

Bamboo for Gardens

Bamboos evoke an exotic atmosphere wherever they are used? unfortunately, they are too often kept out of our gardens for fear of their invasive qualities or lack of hardiness. In truth, these elegant grasses, encompassing both woody and herbaceous forms, can achieve dramatic yet restrained effects in …

Gospel of Wild Flowers Other / Books

Gospel of Wild Flowers

Offers spiritual nourishment and comfort at a time of uncertainty throughout the world Links conservation issues and the natural world to the Christian message These thought-provoking inspirational reflections on the natural world offer descriptions of plants, their practical uses and links them to aspects …

Hosta 'Independence' - Hosta Plants / Perennials

Hosta 'Independence' - Hosta

(Plantain lily) Sport of Hosta Revolution. Green foliage with irregular white margins, speckled green. Lavender flowers. Unequaled for their beautiful foliage, low care, and many landscape uses. Hosta provide bright color in the shade with handsome, broad, ribbed foliage in many colors. Very showy from …

Protea Book Other / Books

Protea Book: A Guide to Cultivated Proteaceae

A Guide to Cultivated Proteaceae | This spectacular guidebook details most of the cultivated members of this intriguing family, from Banksia to Grevillea to Mimetes, not just the single genus Protea. The author s expertise and lifelong passion for proteas is clear in both the text descriptions and photographs …

Pocket Guide to Shade Perennials Other / Books

Pocket Guide to Shade Perennials (Timber Press Pocket Guides)

Timber Press Pocket Guides | Rich with descriptions and illustrations of more than 1000 readily available species and cultivars that will enliven and thrive in your shade garden. The easy-to-read format, illustrated with more than 300 photographs, makes this the perfect handy reference. You will find …