Four Seasons to Grow on
Hardcover ISBN: 0380975750
An illustrated book of gardening tips for beginners is arranged by season and contains easy-to-understand information about everything from houseplants and vegetable gardens to plant doctoring and fertilizing.
Bringing Natural Beauty to Your Garden
Paperback ISBN: 1591866553
Learn how to transform your yard into a beautiful landscape using native plants! You don't have to compromise beauty for natural landscapes with ecological responsibility and sustainability. In master gardener Lynn Steiner's bookGrow Native, you'll find guidance for planting stunning gardens using native species that support your local ecosystem. Organized in an easily accessible way, the book offers instructions for planting, maintenance instructions, helpful tips about soil, watering and fertilizing as well as gorgeous photography. With guidance about how to weave native plants into your landscape and replacing common ornamentals with natural plants, this book should have a place on every gardener's bookshelf. Grow Nativecombines inspirational garden shots of native landscapes with plant specific chapters and photos. Topics covered include: Hardiness Zone Maps Inspiration Gallery: Gardens Full of Native Plants Why Grow Natives? What Do You Mean by "Native"? Lower Water Usage / Drought-Tolerant Hardier / Tougher Easier Care Sustainability Design with Natives How to Incorporate Natives into Your Landscape Replacing Common Ornamentals All About Native Plants Wildflowers Ornamental Grasses & Grasslike Plants Trees & Conifers Woody Ornamentals (Shrubs and Vines) Succulents Bog Plants Basic Growing Tips (planting, soil, watering, fertilizing) Pests Resources Native Solutions for Special Situations Glossary Additionally, sidebars throughout Naturescape offer pointers for attracting specific butterflies, birds, bees and other beneficials to your yard--all through plant selections.
Container Theme Gardens
42 Combinations, Each Using 5 Perfectly Matched Plants
Paperback ISBN: 1612123988
Demonstrates how to create designer container gardens using groups of five readily available plants carefully selected to be ideal growing companions, sharing recommendations for various preferences from a simple salad garden to a combination for attracting hummingbirds. Original.
Jackson & Perkins Selecting, Growing and Combining Outstanding Perennials
Great Plains Edition
Paperback ISBN: 1591860903
" 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 Garden at Eichstatt
The Book of Plants
Hardcover ISBN: 3822865273
This could well be the most famous botanical record ever committed to paper. A magnificent pictorial document of the flowers grown in the greatest German garden of its time. The Hortus Eystettensis is in a class of its own when it comes to the variety and range of flowers engraved. Under the supervision of Basilius Besler, a team of at least ten engravers worked on this massive project, translating in situ and specimen drawings faithfully to copper plates. Nearly four hundred years old, the book survived where the gardens did not. They were destroyed by invading Swedish troops in 1634. However in 1998 a reconstruction of the original garden opened to the public in Eichstatt. At two thirds the size of the original, this is a great book in every sense, and the first in a new series of facsimile reprints of the great books of human thought and accomplishment. Its reproductions are taken from a hand-painted edition, one of only a few still extant. In auction, the asking price for a first edition copy is half a million dollars. You can now enjoy its unique qualities for somewhat less.
Burpee Basics Bulbs
A Growing Guide for Easy, Colorful Gardens
Paperback ISBN: 0028626370
Concentrating on widely available garden bulbs and basic cultivation requirements, a guide divides the flowering classes of bulbs into spring, summer, and fall bloomers and shows beginning gardeners how to grow them without chemicals
Unexpected Beauty for the Garden, Container or Vase
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0881929190
This collection of green-flowered plants showcases a wide spectrum of perennials, annuals, bulbs and orchids. Exquisite photographs combine with descriptions, cultivation advice and interesting background information to inspire all plant-lovers to embrace these flowers. While some will make a subtly sophicated contribution to your home or garden, others, like the remarkably green red-hot poker, the furry-fingered kangaroo paw and the striking rudbeckia that boasts a black cone and green bracts, will stop visitors in their tracks.
The Nonstop Color Garden
Design Flowering Landscapes and Gardens for Year-Round Enjoyment
Paperback ISBN: 1591866057
Your garden can be a kaleidoscope of color in every season! Ask any gardener and they will tell you, color is the most important (and most fun!) part of garden design. InThe Nonstop Color Garden, author Nellie Neal shows how to use color as an exciting element in your garden during all four seasons--and it's not just flowers! Year-round color is possible by including trees, shrubs, and groundcovers that produce colorful berries and bark, as well as flowers during spring and summer. Even the shapes of plants can enhance your garden by providing all-season architectural interest--Nellie makes it easy to explore it all.The Nonstop Color Garden is perfect for the more experienced gardener, but even an engaged novice will find much to learn about the best plants for nonstop color, garden structure, and garden design. Nellie presents several strategies for crafting a thematically cohesive yet unstylized landscape that includes plant selection and placement. Use the balanced juxtaposition of opposites in texture, size, shape and color. Create unifying pairings of similar foliage types. Work with existing land forms and indigenous vegetation. Everyone who takes pride and pleasure in their garden will not want to miss this informative, fun, colorful book!