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Discovering the Meaning of Flowers
Discovering the Meaning of Flowers
Hardcover      ISBN: 1908337273

Shane Connolly can truly be considered a florist to the stars, having designed the flowers for the 2011 wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Here, the internationally renowned floral designer thoughtfully reveals his secrets for perfect flower arrangements.

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.

Prairie Wildflowers
Prairie Wildflowers
Paperback      ISBN: 0934318999

America's prairies are home to some of the most abundant and beautiful wildflowers in the country. Now, with Prairie Wildflowers, readers will be able to locate and identify the many gorgeous flowering species blooming in America's heartland. Prairie Wildflowers contains detailed, full-color photographs and concise descriptions of over 350 of these wildflowers. Written by a wildflower expert for the casual wildflower observer, Prairie Wildflowers is organized by color for easy access out on the trail and includes information on blooming season and range as well as a glossary of terms and a reference section. As a spiritual successor to Falcon's long-beloved Tallgrass Prairie Wildflowers, this new book will become the definitive guide to the many varieties of wildflowers flourishing between Chicago and Denver.

The Explorer's Garden: Rare and Unusual Perennials
The Explorer's Garden
Rare and Unusual Perennials
Paperback      ISBN: 0881929174

Dan Hinkley's quest for distinctive plants has led him on expeditions to China, Korea, Nepal, Chile, and remote areas of North America. The Explorer's Garden: Rare and Unusual Perennials presents the most fascinating perennials found during Hinkley's treks around the globe, describes the assets each plant brings to the garden, and explains how it is best cultivated and propagated.

Illustrated with Hinkley's own splendid photographs as well as those of Lynne Harrison, this new paperback edition includes a new preface by the author and a completely updated list of sources for plant material.
Wildflowers of Michigan: Field Guide
Wildflowers of Michigan
Field Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 1885061919

A field guide to 200 of Michigan's beautiful wildflowers

Full-page photos and descriptions make this the best guide to Michigan's wildflowers

  • organized by color and size
  • icons make visual identification quick and easy
  • full-page, professional-quality photographs
  • easy-to-read format presenting information critical to accurate identification
Jackson & Perkins Selecting, Growing and Combining Outstanding Perennials: Great Plains Edition
Jackson & Perkins Selecting, Growing and Combining Outstanding Perennials
Great Plains Edition
Paperback      ISBN: 1591860903

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Outstanding Perennials" is the book for those who want the latest developments and trends in Perennials, from new varieties to design ideas."

Outstanding Perennials" is available in six regional editions.

Authors are among the most highly respected gardening experts in their individual regions and share their advice on the Perennials that perform best in their area.

Gardeners will be attracted to "Outstanding Perennials" for the same level of trust associated with Jackson & Perkins Roses."

Outstanding Perennials" gives gardeners advice on how to select, plant, grow, and provide care for Perennials.

An added bonus, "Outstanding Perennials" offers valuable design ideas, based on great Perennial and Rose combinations.

The Gardener's Color Palette: Paint Your Garden With 100 Extraordinary Flower Choices
The Gardener's Color Palette
Paint Your Garden With 100 Extraordinary Flower Choices
Paperback      ISBN: 1604690844

Choosing color is one of the most delightful and personal choices a gardener makes. For one gardener, the shock of a garden full of pink and red is a picture of beauty. For another, white flowers may be more tranquilly inspiring.
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The Gardener s Color Palette" features ten plants in ten color groups and offers gardeners hundreds of opportunities to mix and match. Want a red garden? Choose the Crimson Star columbine, the Lucifer crocosmia, and the Gardenview Scarlet bee balm. For a metallic garden plant the Japanese cobra lily, the Chocolate cosmos, and the Kamchatka fritillary. Or, create a multicolored array by picking plants from each category. Plant profiles include a description, the common and botanical names, information about expected height and spread, bloom time, hardiness, and light and water requirements.
Combined with Clive Nichols stunning photographs, "The Gardener s Color Palette" is an invaluable source of practical advice and visual inspiration.
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Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Volume 5
Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Volume 5
Hardcover      ISBN: 281AKJ1006729

Dust Jacket : Very Good

Tulipomania: The Story of the World's Most Coveted Flower & the Extraordinary Passions It Aroused
Tulipomania
The Story of the World's Most Coveted Flower & the Extraordinary Passions It Aroused
Paperback      ISBN: 060980765x
A vivid narration of the history of the tulip, from its origins on the barren, windswept steppes of central Asia to its place of honor in the lush imperial gardens of Constantinople, to its starring moment as the most coveted--and beautiful--commodity in Europe.

In the 1630s, visitors to the prosperous trading cities of the Netherlands couldn't help but notice that thousands of normally sober, hardworking Dutch citizens were caught up in an extraordinary frenzy of buying and selling. The object of this unprecedented speculation was the tulip, a delicate and exotic Eastern import that had bewitched horticulturists, noblemen, and tavern owners alike. For almost a year rare bulbs changed hands for incredible and ever-increasing sums, until single flowers were being sold for more than the cost of a house. Historians would come to call it tulipomania. It was the first futures market in history, and like so many of the ones that would follow, it crashed spectacularly, plunging speculators and investors into economic ruin and despair. This colorful cast of characters includes Turkish sultans, Yugoslav soldiers, French botanists, and Dutch tavern keepers--all centuries apart historically and worlds apart culturally, but with one thing in common: tulipomania.
Wildflowers of the Boundary Waters: Hiking Through the Seasons
Wildflowers of the Boundary Waters
Hiking Through the Seasons
Paperback      ISBN: 0873516478

"An intriguing mix of history, botanical information, and sheer beauty. Hemstad's arrangement--flowers through the seasons--is a useful one for hikers, campers, and all who love the Boundary Waters." Susan Davis Price author of Growing Home: Stories of Ethnic Gardening

Travelers in the Boundary Waters area find much to draw the eye, not least of which is a profusion of wildflowers at every turn. For the unstudied hiker, what better way to meet these plants than with a friend to guide your vision and your understanding?

Betty Vos Hemstad, a summer resident of the Gunflint Trail, is just the woman for the job. Her unique collection of stunning, full-color photographs, taken over a twenty-year span, offers views of 120 regional flowers shown throughout their life cycles, from bud to flower to seedpod. Some views take you into the heart of the plant, revealing beauty in patterns and textures not seen with the naked eye. Hemstad's practical and personable descriptions spotlight each plant's features and offer tidbits about common names, historic uses, and favorite locations.

This beautiful guide is organized by season and then by color, making it the perfect companion for a walk in the woods, whether on the trail or far from it. And when you've learned all Hemstad has to teach, she offers a Wildflower Challenge--twenty "neighbors" photographed in one season or another for you to identify and capture with your own camera.

Come for a walk in the woods. You'll be surprised at what treasures you find.