Flowering Plants Angiospermae
Common Backyard Weeds of the Upper Midwest
Paperback ISBN: 1591937329
Learn to identify common backyard weeds! Hundreds of full-color photos with easy-to-understand text make this a great visual guide to learning about more than 150 species of weeds—toxic, edible or otherwise interesting—found in the Upper Midwest, including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The species (from Dandelion to Purslane) are organized by type, then by flower color, so you can identify them by their visual characteristics. Plus, learn about how each weed spreads, how to control it and its possible beneficial uses. The information, presented by expert forager Teresa Marrone, is perfect for beginners but also useful for more experienced home gardeners.
Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden
Grow, Harvest & Arrange Stunning Seasonal Blooms
Hardcover ISBN: 1452145768
A guide to arranging fresh cut flowers year-round features advice for planting, cultivating, and harvesting over one hundred and seventy-five flower varieties, along with step-by-step instructions for floral dâecor for every season.
The Plant Messiah
Adventures in Search of the World's Rarest Species
Paperback ISBN: 0525436669
Carlos Magdalena is a man on a mission: to save the world’s most endangered plants. In The Plant Messiah, Magdalena takes readers from the forests of Peru to deep within the Australian outback in search of the rare and the vulnerable. Back in the lab—at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, home of the largest botanical collection in the world—we watch as he develops groundbreaking, left-field techniques for rescuing species from extinction, encouraging them to propagate and thrive once again. Passionate and absorbing, The Plant Messiah is a tribute to the diversity of life on our planet, and to the importance of preserving it.
Ideas and Inspiration for Decorating the Home and Garden
Hardcover ISBN: 1579658075
Provides suggestions for container gardening, wreaths from natural materials, flower arrangements using wild items, and holiday decorations, and considers possibilities for each of the seasons as well as for Christmastime.
Portraits of the World's Most Extraordinary Flowers & Plants
Hardcover ISBN: 0789210339
Botanica Magnifica features two hundred and fifty stunning photographs by HasselbladLaureate Award winner Jonathan Singer, representingGÇöin the words of an ARTnewscriticGÇörare or exotic plants and flowers GÇ£in large scale and exquisite detail, emergingfrom the shadows in a manner evocative of Old Master paintings.GÇ¥ The original edition of Botanica Magnifica, consisting of five lavishly hand-boundvolumes, was limited to just ten copies, the first of which was recently donated to theSmithsonian Institution. The extra-large GÇ£double-elephantGÇ¥ format of that editionwas chosen in homage to the famous double-elephant folio of The Birds of America,and indeed, Botanica Magnifica is one of the few works of natural history ever to rivalAudubonGÇÖs magnum opus in its scope and artistry. In praise of the double-elephant folioof Botanica Magnifica, the SmithsonianGÇÖs Chairman of Botany attested, GÇ£Everyone whohas seen the photographs . . . has been tremendously impressed with the power, scale,and depth of the work.GÇ¥ Now SingerGÇÖs remarkable images are available to the public for the first time in thisbaby-elephant folio of Botanica Magnifica. Like the larger edition, this volume is organizedinto five alphabetically arranged sections, each introduced by a gatefold page thatdisplays one extraordinary plant at a luxurious size. Each pictured plant is accompaniedby a clear and accessible description of its botany, geography, folklore, history, and conservation. This volume is also available in a leatherbound, slipcased edition. With its marvelousreproductions and fascinating text, the baby-elephant folio of Botanica Magnifica isone of the most impressive volumes of natural history ever published.
The English Roses
3rd Edition Hardcover ISBN: 177085326x
Includes 22 new varieties released from 2011 to 2016. David Austin is one of the world's leading rose hybridizers. He has spent decades creating and perfecting his roses, which combine the charm and fragrance of the Old Roses with the repeat-flowering and wide color range of the traditional tea roses, also called Modern Roses. David Austin English Roses are vigorous, hardy, heat-resistant and disease-free. The bushes have a pleasant rounded habit and bear large, delicately scented blooms throughout the summer. The relative ease of growing a David Austin English Rose has inspired gardeners everywhere to try their hand. Interest in North America was so overwhelming that in 1999, the company opened an office in Tyler, Texas, which ships to the USA and Canada. The roses are organized into seven classification groups. Each rose profile features a description and cultivation techniques opposite a stunning full-page photograph. There are 32 new photographs, 22 of them of the new varieties released between 2011 and 2016. They are: - Old Rose Hybrids - Sir Walter Scott, The Poet's Wife, The Lady Gardener, Lady Salisbury, Queen Anne - The Leander Group - Bathsheba, The Ancient Mariner, Olivia Rose Austin, Fighting Temperaire, Carolyn Knight, Boscobel - The English Musk Roses - Roald Dahl, Desdemona, The Lark Ascending, Tranquility, William and Catherine - The English Alba Hybrids - Royal Jubilee - Some Other English Roses - Imogen, Thomas À Becket - The Climbing English Rose - The Lady of the Lake, The Albrighton Rambler, Wollerton Old Hall - The English Cut-flower Roses. David also recounts how he set out to create the English roses, beginning with his first, the fragrant Constance Spry, released in 1961. In eloquent prose he reveals his passion for these roses and his lifelong dedication to their improvement. He describes their growth habits, flower form, foliage and name origin, and provides valuable cultivation tips and instruction on how to cut and arrange roses. This book displays beautifully why David Austin English Roses are beloved by gardeners everywhere. It is an essential selection for every rose lover and gardener. Artists will enjoy it for the glorious photographs.
How They Changed the World
Hardcover ISBN: 1591024072
Burger (curator emeritus, Field Museum of Natural History Department of Botany, Chicago) refers to Loren Eiseley's essay "How Flowers Changed the World" in his introduction. This book carries forward some of Eiseley's themes and offers a thorough look at the role flowering plants play in the living world. He writes engagingly for non-scientists about evolution, pollination, reproduction, and flowers as an energy resource for most of the biosphere and as a vital link in the chain of life. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A Natural History and Gardener's Guide
Hardcover ISBN: 0881929344
This is the first comprehensive natural history of the genus phlox, whose 61 species of the diminutive, predominantly pink and white flowers can be found throughout North America and parts of Mexico. Locklear, a public horticulturist living in Nebraska, traveled widely over a ten-year period studying the myriad species in their natural environments. He offers a fascinating account of the botanical and horticultural history of phlox before devoting the bulk of the text to species accounts. From Phlox aculeata (Payette phlox), which grows along Idaho's Snake River Canyon, to the Phlox woodhousei (Mogollon phlox) of the Colorado plateau, all 61 varieties are profiled in detail with botanical descriptions, geographic range, preferred environment, relationships to other plants in the region, natural history notes, and cultivation information. 73 high-quality color plates are provided along with phlox lists by state and province, a glossary, and lengthy bibliography. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Some Like It Hot
Flowers That Thrive in Hot Humid Weather
Paperback ISBN: 0941711919
A detailed, richly illustrated guide for Southern gardeners describes a range of flowering plants that flourish in the hot, humid climates of the Southeast and includes instruction in a variety of specialized horticultural techniques, as well as information on hardiness zones, tips on starting a gardening log, listings of plant suppliers, and additional reading materials. Original.
The Well-Tended Perennial Garden
Planting & Pruning Techniques
Hardcover ISBN: 0881928038
With more than 130,000 copies sold since its original publication, The Well-Tended Perennial Garden has proven itself to be one of the most useful tools a gardener can have. Now, this new, expanded edition promises to be an even more effective ally in your quest to create a beautiful, healthy, well-maintained perennial garden.