American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers

Author: Christopher Brickell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756675081

Category: Nature

Page: 744

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Since its first publication in 1987, the AHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers has sold nearly 3 million copies and become the must-have reference for all gardeners around the world. This is the ideal book for selecting plants, planning a border, a greenhouse, or a whole garden, and for identifying plants, and it contains a wealth of information on their appearance and cultivation. The 8,000 plants described cover suitability for every climate, including house and conservatory plants. The book begins with a general introduction and explanation of plant names, followed by a revised and enlarged plant selector, highlighting plants suitable for particular sites, soils, conditions, and purposes. The 5,000-entry illustrated plant catalog follows, divided into eight main sections: trees, shrubs, roses, climbers, perennials, annuals and biennials, rock plants, bulbs, water plants, and cacti and other succulents. In this new edition, the sections have been re-ordered to help plants be chosen more intuitively: by color, then season, then size. Feature spreads throughout the color section illustrate a range of cultivars within the most popular genera, such as pelargoniums and clematis. Each plant variety is illustrated by a colorful photograph, and accompanied by a detailed description with cultivation requirements. The single-color, text-only plant dictionary at the back contains entries for every genus in the book, plus more than 3,000 plants in addition to those in the illustrated catalog. It also functions as an index to the plant catalog, with extensive cross-referencing. All the information needed to grow each plant is included here. Following the introduction and plant selector, the book is divided into two main sections: a 440-page, full-colour illustrated plant catalogue, and a plant dictionary featuring 8,000 plants listed alphabetically by botanical name. There is also an index of common names and glossary of terms. Contents PRELIMS PLANT NAMES AND ORIGINS PLANT SELECTOR Lists useful plants for common situations, such as sunless walls, windbreaks, drought, sandy soil, and moist shade. PLANT CATALOG (440PP) Divided into eight main plant groups, as listed below, organized by color, season, size. TREES Including conifers. Features include: Magnolias Hollies Dwarf conifers SHRUBS Features include: Camellias Rhododendrons Hydrangeas Fuchsias Heathers ROSES Includes shrub and old garden roses, modern, miniature, and climbing roses. CLIMBERS Features include: Clematis Ivies PERENNIALS Includes grasses, bamboos, rushes, sedges, and ferns. Features include: Delphiniums Irises Peonies Phlox Pelargoniums Penstemons Aquilegias Daylilies Chrysanthemums Michaelmas daisies Bromeliads Primulas Carnations and pinks Hostas Begonias Orchids African violets ANNUALS AND BIENNIALS ROCK PLANTS BULBS Including corms and tubers. Features include: Gladioli Lilies Dahlias Tulips Daffodils Crocuses Hyacinths WATER PLANTS Features include: Water lilies CACTI AND OTHER SUCCULENTS PLANT DICTIONARY (240PP) Listed alphabetically by botanical name. INDEX OF COMMON NAMES GLOSSARY OF TERMS ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Pests and diseases

Author: Pippa Greenwood,American Horticultural Society

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 218

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Offers hundreds of photographs to help identify common garden pests and diseases, and gives detailed advice on treatment, control, and prevention.

RHS Pruning & Training

Revised New Edition; Over 800 Plants; What, When, and How to Prune

Author: Christopher Brickell,David Joyce

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241308518

Category: Gardening

Page: 336

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Cultivate your perfect garden with RHS Pruning & Training's unrivalled guidance for over 800 trees, shrubs, and climbing plants. Fully updated by the RHS experts, RHS Pruning & Training uses clear, step-by-step instructions and fantastic photography to perfectly illustrate the secrets to pruning and training your plants. Whether you're a novice gardener or an amateur expert, RHS Pruning & Training is packed with plenty of information on all plant types including fruits, roses, shrubs, and trees. Learn specialised techniques including coppicing, pollarding, and pinch pruning for specific plant types, and prune your garden to perfection all year round.

Plant Propagation

Author: Alan R. Toogood

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789441164

Category: Gardening

Page: 320

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Hundreds of full-color, step-by-step photographic sequences and detailed instructions introduce the appropriate propagation techniques for more than one thousand different kinds of plants, including roses, orchids, ferns, palms, grasses, vegetables, and annuals.

Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening

Author: Pauline Pears

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 416

View: 1164

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A reference on organic gardening provides detailed instruction in and tips on the techniques required to produce fruits and vegetables, flowers, and herbs without the use of chemicals.

AHS Great Plant Guide

Author: N.A

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789471444

Category: Nature

Page: 670

View: 8550

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Entries on over 1000 plant species include information on type, growth process, ornamental features, and care, and suggests plants suitable for various climates and garden themes.

The Royal Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Gardening

Author: Christopher Brickell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781405303538

Category: Gardening

Page: 751

View: 7806

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Drawing on the expertise of 50 gardeners, this encyclopedia aims to be a definitive guide to gardening, with advice on all aspects. Over 3000 photos with step-by-step sequences support the text. This revision features a new chapter on container gardening and sections on contemporary techniques.

Encyclopedia of Landscape Design

Planning, Building, and Planting Your Perfect Outdoor Space

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465470786

Category: Gardening

Page: 392

View: 4415

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Be inspired to imagine the garden of your dreams with this guide that will help you plan, build, and plant your perfect outdoor space. Whether you're aiming for a total redesign or targeting a specific area, Encyclopedia of Landscape Design offers fresh and achievable ideas for every gardener: grasp the fundamentals of landscape and garden design, find a style that's right for you, and create the structures and planting plans to bring your ideas to life. Produced by a team of award-winning horticultural experts, Encyclopedia of Landscape Design offers extensive design inspiration backed up with solid practical content, including step-by-step landscape structures and planting techniques.

Encyclopedia of Gardening

Author: Christopher Brickell

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780756698287

Category: Gardening

Page: 752

View: 6919

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Shares expert coverage of the latest approaches to gardening, design essentials, and tools and materials, providing a glossary of plants while demonstrating step-by-step techniques that reflect popular contemporary trends.

Hydrangeas for American Gardens

Author: N.A

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9780881926415

Category: Gardening

Page: 236

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How to choose from the hundreds of mopheads, lacecaps, oakleafs, and more? Respected plantsman Michael A. Dirr comes to the rescue in his refreshingly forthright style.

The American Meadow Garden

Creating a Natural Alternative to the Traditional Lawn

Author: John Greenlee

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604691320

Category: Gardening

Page: 280

View: 4083

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If there's one lesson every homeowner must learn, it's this: The traditional lawn is a huge, time consuming, synthetic-chemical sucking mistake. The time has come to look for new ways to create friendly, livable spaces around our homes. In The American Meadow Garden, ornamental grass expert John Greenlee creates a new model for homeowners and gardeners. For Greenlee, a meadow isn't a random assortment of messy, anonymous grasses. Rather, it is a shimmering mini-ecosystem, in which regionally appropriate grasses combine with colorful perennials to form a rich tapestry that is friendly to all life — with minimal input of water, time, and other scarce resources. Kids and pets can play in complete safety, and birds and butterflies flock there. A prairie style planting is a place you want to be. With decades of experience as a nurseryman and designer, John Greenlee is the perfect guide. He details all the practicalities of site preparation, plant selection, and maintenance; particularly valuable are his explanations of how ornamental grasses perform in different climates and areas. Gorgeous photography by Saxon Holt visually illustrates the message with stunning examples of meadow gardens from across the country. We've reached a stage where we can no longer follow past practices unthinkingly, particularly when those practices are wasteful and harmful to the environment. It's time to get rid of the old-fashioned lawn and embrace a sane and healthy future: the American meadow garden.

An Encyclopedia of Shade Perennials

Author: Wolfram George Schmid

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780881925494

Category: Gardening

Page: 374

View: 7312

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An encyclopedic reference on shade perennials provides information on more than 7,000 species and cultivars in 184 genera, including practical growing tips and chapters on soils, watering, fertilizing, and types of shade.

Dirr's Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs

Author: Michael Dirr

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604697431

Category: Gardening

Page: 952

View: 2031

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3500 photographs. Over 380 genera. More than 3700 species and cultivars. With Dirr's Hardy Trees and Shrubs and Dirr's Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates, Michael Dirr set the gold standard for horticultural reference. This season, Timber Press is proud to publish his seminal work, Dirr's Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs, the most comprehensive visual reference on this important subject. From majestic evergreens to delicate vines and flowering shrubs, Dirr features thousands of plants and all the essential details for identification, planting, and care, plus full-color photographs showing a tree's habit in winter, distinctive bark patterns, fall color, and more. In a class by itself for its quality of information, the best researched recommendations for hardiness in the industry, beautiful photography, and Dirr's own preeminence as a master plantsman, Dirr's Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs is a critical addition to any garden library.

American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers

Author: Christopher Brickell,Trevor Jack Cole

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789489937

Category: Gardening

Page: 720

View: 2435

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A comprehensive guide to North American horticulture encompasses more than eight thousand plant references, 4,250 full-color captioned photographs, and useful advice on topics ranging from plant identification and selection to cultivation and pest control. 35,000 first printing.

RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening

Author: Christopher Brickell,Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain)

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781409383949

Category: Gardening

Page: 752

View: 4795

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Fully revised and updated edition of the world's finest and most authoritative source of gardening advice, from the experts at the RHS Marking 20 years since first publication, the updated edition of the RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening is the classic reference for keen gardeners. Packed with unrivalled gardening advice you'll find guidance and step-by-steps on everything from pruning to propagation. Plus new topics reflect current trends including how to grow fruit and vegetables in containers and green roofs. Whatever your level of skill in the great outdoors, expert tips and guidance from editor Christopher Brickell and a team of specialist contributors, the RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening will help you create and keep your garden perfect all year round.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Aquaponic Gardening

Author: Meg Stout

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1615643338

Category: Gardening

Page: 352

View: 9179

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The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Aquaponic Gardening is a comprehensive guide to aquaponic gardening, from choosing a setup to selecting fish and vegetables. In addition to everything one needs to know to run a healthy aquaponic garden and care for both the vegetables and fish, there are step-by step plans with photos for building different size systems. The expert author fully explains how to garden indoors and how to resize and move a garden inside or outside, depending on the season, to produce an abundant supply of edible, organically-raised vegetables and fish.