Botany and Horticulture
Popular Pond Plants
Hardcover ISBN: 0764561405
How to use and maintain a wide range of plants in and around your garden pond, including water lilies, aquatics, marginals, and bog plants. The garden industry is booming, and this exceptionally illustrated full-color book is the perfect resource for budding or experienced pondscapers.
This book features all the popular types of pond plants. Specially commissioned step-by-step photos show planting techniques and maintenance, propagation, plus how to recognize and treat common plant pests and diseases.
Wild Berries & Fruits Field Guide
Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan
Paperback ISBN: 1591932246
We all have our favorite berries and fruits, but whenís the best time to pick them? Are you aware of look-alikes that may be poisonous? These topics and more are covered in this incomparable field guide. It features every detail youíll need to know.
Uses of Plants by the Indians of the Missouri River Region
Paperback ISBN: 0803270348
A classic of ethnobotany, Uses of Plants by the Indians of the Missouri River Region has been enlarged for this Bison Book edition with thirty drawings, by Bellamy Parks Jansen, of plants discussed by Gilmore. The taxonomic glossary has been updated as well. Readers will find here, conveniently described, the uses that Plains Indians made of the wild plants they collected and of those plants they cultivated for food, clothing, medicine, and ornamentation. This fascinating book, originally published in 1919, reveals cultures that evolved in close harmony with their environment.
Seeds of Hope
Wisdom and Wonder from the World of Plants
Paperback ISBN: 1455513202
The renowned naturalist and best-selling author of Reason of Hope blends her experience in the natural world with her enthusiasm for botany to examine the critical role of trees and plants in the environment, citing the work of forefront botanists while outlining her theories about sustainable farming. 60,000 first printing.
The Botany of Desire
A Plant's-eye View of the World
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0375760393
Focusing on the human relationship with plants, the author of Second Nature uses botany to explore four basic human desires--sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and control--through portraits of four plants that embody them: the apple, tulip, marijuana, and potato. 100,000 first printing.
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.
The Weed That Killed Abraham Lincoln's Mother & other Botanical Atrocities
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1565126831
Alphabetically arranged entries on dangerous and illegal plants contain traditional botanical illustrations, information on cultivation, and trivia about the damage these species have caused.