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Introduction to Trees of the San Francisco Bay Region
Introduction to Trees of the San Francisco Bay Region
Paperback      ISBN: 0520230078
The mild Mediterranean climate of the San Francisco Bay Region nurtures an enormous variety of trees: majestic oaks and coast redwoods, lovely flowering dogwood and western redbud, graceful bigleaf maple, and many others. This guidebook, with its easy-to-use keys, informative species accounts, and copious illustrations, is the perfect guide to California's native and naturalized trees for those who want a handy, authoritative manual to carry into the field. o Species descriptions give fascinating and little-known facts about each tree and suggest locales to visit for viewing them o 250 color photographs illustrate traits essential for identification and show surrounding habitats for many species o Provides detailed tips on learning to use keys and other identification aids o Covers all nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Region and includes trees found in adjacent Monterey and Mendocino counties The mild Mediterranean climate of the San Francisco Bay Region nurtures an enormous variety of trees: majestic oaks and coast redwoods, lovely flowering dogwood and western redbud, graceful bigleaf maple, and many others. This guidebook, with its easy-to-use keys, informative species accounts, and copious illustrations, is the perfect guide to California's native and naturalized trees for those who want a handy, authoritative manual to carry into the field. o Species descriptions give fascinating and little-known facts about each tree and suggest locales to visit for viewing them o 250 color photographs illustrate traits essential for identification and show surrounding habitats for many species o Provides detailed tips on learning to use keys and other identification aids o Covers all nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Region and includes trees found in adjacent Monterey and Mendocino counties
The A to Z of Plant Names: A Quick Reference Guide to 4000 Garden Plants
The A to Z of Plant Names
A Quick Reference Guide to 4000 Garden Plants
Hardcover      ISBN: 1604691964
Botanical names can be baffling to even the most experienced gardener. But a plant's botanical name is more than just a handy label—it can tell a plant's country of origin, the shape of its leaves, the color of its petals, and much more. The A to Z of Plant Names clears the confusion and allows every gardener to name plants with confidence. This comprehensive yet handy guide features the botanic names of the plants that gardeners really grow. Additional information includes suggested pronunciation, the common name, the derivation of the scientific name, the number of species currently accepted, the type of plant and the distribution. The A to Z of Plant Names helps demystify names, provides readers with the intriguing background information to naming conventions, and empowers gardeners everywhere to feel confident about naming plants.
A Garden of Marvels: How We Discovered That Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of Plants
A Garden of Marvels
How We Discovered That Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of Plants
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062048996
Retracing the progress of the first botanists who banished myths and misunderstandings, the author interweaves personal anecdotes, science and untold history as she attempts to become a better gardener. 25,000 first printing.
Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North America
Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Eastern and Central North America
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0547943989
Peterson The best-selling field guides of all time Medicinal plants are increasingly well regarded as supplements and sometimes as alternatives for prescription drugs. Steven Foster and James A. Duke have used recent advances in the study of medicinal plants and their combined experience of over 100 years to completely update the Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants. The clear and concise text identifies the key traits, habitats, uses, and warnings for more than 530 of the most significant medicinal plants in the eastern and central United States and Canada including both native and alien species. Seven hundred plus images, the organization-by-color system, and simplified warnings make identifying medicinal plants fast and easy. Sponsored by the National Audubon Society, the National Wildlife Federation, and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute
Best Bulbs for the Prairies
Best Bulbs for the Prairies
Paperback      ISBN: 1894004612
Filled with color photographs and essential information for growing all types of bulbs suitable for the prairie garden, Best Bulbs for the Prairies is an excellent resource and an inspiration for gardeners of all interests and skill levels. Features details on bulb selection and planting, spring, summer, and fall-blooming bulbs, growth cycles, landscaping with bulbs, naturalizing, container gardening, fertilizing, charts, illustrations, and more.
Marijuana Hydroponics
Marijuana Hydroponics
Paperback      ISBN: 0914171070
Marijuana growers are developing high-tech methods for getting high yield crops. Marijuana Hydroponics: High-Tech Water Culture is an excellent guide to growing without soil. This book had all the information needed to set up a system using nutrient solutions in controlled environments. Detailed guide to methods of growing without soil. Marijuana Hydroponics contains equipment lists, diagrams, and a step-by-step account of assembly of a system of nutrient solutions in controlled environments for a high-yield water-culture growing system. This book give information on lighting for growth and budding, mineral nutrients, nutrient flow technique, water culture, atmosphere control, temperature factors, vegetative and reproductive growth, harvesting, using rockwool as a medium, and curing of hydroponics crops.
The Orchid Thief
The Orchid Thief
Paperback      ISBN: 044900371x
A bizarre plant-obsessed subculture of orchid collectors is exposed in this unique and compelling expose, which introduces--among other exotic characters--the "Orchid Thief" who planned to clone flowers stolen from the Florida swamps and a band of Seminole Indians who never made peace with the U.S. government. Reprint. Tour.
Seeds of Change: Five Plants That Transformed Mankind
Seeds of Change
Five Plants That Transformed Mankind
Paperback      ISBN: 0060914408
A new interpretation of the past five hundred years of human history examines how the transfer of quinine, sugar, tea, cotton, and the potato from their native habitats to new settings have changed the world
Gardening for Butterflies: How You Can Attract and Protect Beautiful, Beneficial Insects
Gardening for Butterflies
How You Can Attract and Protect Beautiful, Beneficial Insects
Paperback      ISBN: 1604695986
Explaining why butterflies are in danger, and why they matter, an optimistic call to arms by the experts at the Xerces Society provides home gardeners with everything they need to create a beautiful, beneficial, butterfly-filled garden no matter the size of their space. Original.
Wild Rides and Wildflowers: Philosophy and Botany With Bikes
Wild Rides and Wildflowers
Philosophy and Botany With Bikes
Paperback      ISBN: 1937226239
"Abbott and Rushforth [have a] knack for entertaining readers." ?BOOKLIST "Ride along with Sam and Scott through spectacular landscape and share their vast knowledge of its many plants and creatures and the way their lives?and ours?turn with each new season." ?Chip Ward, author of Canaries on the Rim: Living Downwind in the West "It's like Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance meets Desert Solitaire in Utah County." ?Scott Carrier, author of Running After Antelope "Come fall in wonder with nature and humankind as these two scholars and mountain bike enthusiasts explore flora, fauna and the follies of life, love, friendship and aging. Abbott and Rushforth are brash and beautiful, their observations clear?eyed, precise and soulful. By the end of the ride you’ll understand more about Utah’s landscape and two men’s hearts than you ever imagined." ?Brooke Adams, former editor of the Salt Lake Observer and Salt Lake Tribune reporter "Sometimes you have to get on the bike and go out with the wild things if you're going to get there at all. Scott Abbott and Sam Rushforth show us the way. Mount up. Here's our ticket to ride." ?Charles Bowden, author of Blues for Cannibals "Following the conversations and adventures of Scott and Sam in this work was a delight?my only complaint is that I was stung by an absolute desire to join them. The gusto and passion they have for this land comes through on every page." ?Steven L. Peck, author of The Scholar of Moab and A Short Stay in Hell "Imagine Plato’s Phaedrus and a field guide to Utah fauna and flora left in an inside pocket of a sweaty, oft-used CamelBak get acquainted and copulate. The wise progeny, scratched and scented, philosophizing its way out, would be Wild Rides and Wildflowers, coauthored by Scott Abbott and Sam Rushforth." ?Larry Menlove, for The Provo Canyon Review