A Guide to the Identification of Spring Wild Flowers and Flower Families East of the Rockies and North of the Smokies, Exclusive of Trees and Shrubs
Paperback ISBN: 0912550007
Pocket sized, key-style field guide for identifying spring wildflowers and flower families. Area covered is US and southern Canada, east of the Rockies and north of the Smokies. Work through the key, answering a series of simple questions, to find the family the flower belongs to, and then the name of the individual species.
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.
Wild Flowers of Minnesota
Paperback ISBN: 1885061633
This is your guide to 200 of Minnesotaís flowers. Full-page photos and descriptions make this a great guide for beginners. The material also includes important information useful to those more familiar with plants. Species are organized by color.
A Book of Blue Flowers
Paperback ISBN: 0881927694
Perhaps the most uncommon hue in the plant kingdom, the color blue strikes a distinctive note in any garden. In this fascinating book, now available in paperback, Robert Geneve provides a wide selection of blue flowers that will help readers expand the range of colors in their gardening palettes — from powder blue and turquoise to navy and violet. A well-traveled garden visitor and gifted photographer, the author has included more than 150 stunning photos of blue flowers from gardens around the world. A Book of Blue Flowers is an ideal handbook for gardeners of all skill levels and in any climate.
From the Archives of the Royal Horticultural Society
Hardcover ISBN: 0810956233
Showcasing stunning botanical art from the Royal Horticultural Society, a leading UK horticultural writer traces the story of orchids' popularity in England from their earliest collection in the wild. Biographies of orchid breeders and scientists, e.g., Charles Darwin, who wrote on the co-evolution of orchids and insects, conclude the volume. This reduced-format version of the 2004 Co. & Bear Productions edition is not for those who require large print. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Perennials for Minnesota and Wisconsin
Paperback ISBN: 1551053853
With detailed accounts of 86 different perennials, along with information on 605 recommended varieties and cultivars perfect for Minnesota and Wisconsin gardens, this handy book takes the guesswork out of perennial gardening. The authors share their commonsense and practical advice to help you transform any patch of ground into a spectacular garden you can enjoy year after year: * Flower and foliage colors * Height and spread ranges * Blooming periods * How and when to start your plants * Planting strategies * Light, water and nutrient needs * Choosing the best perennials for different growing conditions * More than 500 color photographs.