A beautiful and practical guide to natural gardening, this book addresses the increasing interest in recreating natural landscapes. Wildflowers are hardier, less demanding of water, and not so dependent on chemical fertilizers as other species of flowers. In this illustrated book, the author shows the reader how to grow wildflowers on all types of terrain and specialized landscapes such as dry and wet terrain and high-altitude garden.
Burpee Basics: Growing Guides for Easy, Colorful Gardens Down-to-earth handbooks for beginning gardeners "Our new series of concise gardening guidebooks continues Burpee's proud tradition of giving gardeners the essentials they need. These handy little books have a great deal in common with seeds: each one contains all you need to start a wonderful gardening experience.... Even the most experienced gardeners attend to the basic practices that you'll find so skillfully explained in these guides." ?George Ball, Jr., President of W. Atlee Burpee, from the Foreword Bulbs
A helpful, friendly introduction to the magical world of bulbs. The book was designed around the question most beginning bulb growers want to know: "When does it bloom?" The flowering classes are divided into seasonal bloom times, with a focus on widely available cultivars with basic cultivation needs.
- Jam-packed with accessible, quick-reference information on everything from bulb planting techniques to forcing bulbs and pest and disease control.
- Informative sidebars contain time-saving tips, practical garden advice, and solutions to common mistakes.
- Over 70 color photographs of bulb portraits and gardens, and instructional line drawings.
- Handy section lists mail order and garden supply sources and organizations.
- Includes U.S. and Canadian zone map.
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.
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.
Some Like it Hot is the ultimate guide for Southern gardeners who dream of colorful, continuously blooming annuals and perennials and peaceful garden settings. For those who live in the hot and humid Southeast, a profusion of blooms and high temperatures don't always go hand-in-hand. With the advice of Master Gardener PJ Gartin, Southern gardeners can relax as they peruse a wealth of botanical knowledge combined with lighthearted, yet horticulturally precise, information. Focusing on plants that not only survive but also thrive in hot and humid conditions, Some Like it Hot goes beyond the books that simply tell you what to plant, explaining how to understand, nurture, and propagate what's planted. No other book has addressed the specific peculiarities of hot and humid gardening, especially when it comes to herbaceous plants, as comprehensively and easily as this one.
The word "meadow" conjures images of wide expanses of land, but a mini meadow -- a kind of informal flower garden started with seed sown directly into the soil -- can be any size; plus, it's fun, easy to grow, and good for the planet. With as little as 50 square feet and for less than $20, gardeners can plant a colorful meadow that demands little in the way of space, mowing, or maintenance, uses less water than a traditional lawn, and provides habitat for pollinators -- not to mention a natural exploration space for children.From choosing the right variety of seeds, preparing the soil, sowing evenly, and watering well, author Mike Lizotte guides readers through the process of successfully creating a miniature meadow that suits their climate, soil, and growing goals, whether planting to beautify a hellstrip, halt erosion, fill a boggy spot, or establish a nesting area for bees and butterflies. Mini Meadows offers gardeners of all levels the keys to creating, caring for, and reaping the rewards of thriving meadows through the seasons, year after year.
Let Flowersmith be your crafting companion through the wonderful world of paper flowers.This is the definitive guide to handcrafting and arranging true-to-life paper flowers. Through craftsmanship, expert styling and beautiful photography, this book elevates paper flowers to an art form. Inside, you'll find everything you need to know about the art of flower making, from the basic skills you'll need, through to crafting realistic flower arrangements for every season. With more than 30 flower and foliage projects included, you'll also find practical step-by-step instructions and photos, and templates you can cut out and use again and again. 'With just some paper and mundane tools, Jennifer is able to create intensely beautiful works of art.' Richard Aloisio, Art Director, The New York Times