Botany and Horticulture
Ferns & Allies of the North Woods
A Handy Field Reference to All 86 of Our Ferns and Allies
Paperback ISBN: 1936571080
Ferns, horsetails and clubmosses are a surprisingly diverse group with a fascinating natural history. Some ferns are as tiny as golf tees, and others may tower to head height. Horsetail stems contain so much abrasive silica that they can be used to scour pots! Did you know that the spores from certain clubmosses are highly explosive and were used in creating flashes to light photos taken in the 1800s? This new addition to the North Woods Naturalist Series covers more than 100 species of ferns and friends native to Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. Range maps, habitats, nature notes and an easy to understand description for each species are paired with more than 250 color photos!
Seeds Of Wealth
Four Plants That Made Men Rich
Hardcover ISBN: 1593760442
Four beautifully written essays explore the economic and ecological consequences of cash crops like timber, tobacco, rubber, and the wine grape, moving through the last four centuries of world history to trace the profound impact of these cultivated plants.
Explorers' Botanical Notebook
In the Footsteps of Theophrastus, Marco Polo, Linnaeus, Flinders, Darwin, Speke and Hooker
Hardcover ISBN: 177085763x
Chronicles the journeys of over eighty botanists, from ancient Egyptians to contemporary researchers, who collected and preserved unusual plants.
A Guide to Native Plants With Fleshy Fruits
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 0912550317
This book will help you identify plants with fleshy fruit one inch in diameter or smaller found in Eastern North America. Ripe fruits are described in this book. Most unripe fruits are green or white, and many turn several colors before maturing. Note that this is a plant identification book, not a guide to edible plants. This book calls all fleshy fruits "berries," whether they are drupes, pomes, accessory fruits, aggregates, or true berries. It includes native species as well as some cultivated species that have escaped to the wild.
20 Amazing Plants
And Their Practical Uses
Paperback ISBN: 1904871917
Let this book take you on a journey with plants, beyond just the aesthetic and edible pleasures they provide, to an in depth understanding and usable knowledge of how, with just a handful of versatile plants, you can transform your outside space into a diverse and resilient living store of building materials, fuel wood, medicines and raw materials for creating furniture, fabric and household utensils. Allow yourself to be inspired, to experiment in growing and creating some of the home comforts you are more used to purchasing. Choose the right plants for you and watch them grow, nurturing them to the point of harvest, then fashioning the finished product with your own skill and handiwork. This is an essential book for anyone interested in how we will continue when fuel has peaked.
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)
A Guide to Native Ferns of Central and Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 0912550244
A pocket guide to identifying native ferns that grow in the U.S. Midwest and Northeast, and eastern Canada. Like other plant guides in the "Finders" series, "Fern Finder" is a dichotomous key, which leads the user step-by-step through a series of choices to the species being identified. Heavily illustrated with line drawings.
The Horticulture Gardener's Guides
Plants For Small Spaces
Paperback ISBN: 1558707492
Provides instruction on such topics as how to make the most of small garden areas, working with foliage and structure, and achieving seasonal effects with deciduous trees and shrubs, in a guide complemented by recommendations for plants that are best suited to small spaces. Original.