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
Born in the Spring
A Collection of Spring Wildflowers
Paperback ISBN: 0821402269
A must for flower and art lovers, Born in the Spring is a unique collection of line drawings and magnificent watercolors of spring wildflowers. All of the drawings and paintings were done from living plants, in minute detail, with complete botanical accuracy. There are over 90 illustrations, 46 of which are in full color. The text accompanying each plate enables the reader to easily locate the flower in its natural setting. The text also includes the origins of the common and botanical names, and bits of history and lore connected with the flowers. Some are hardy aliens that have come from all over the world, while others are fragile natives described by the earliest settlers; some are now becoming rare.
Rhododendrons and Azaleas
Paperback ISBN: 155209524x
Rhododendrons have it all -- beautiful flowers, magnificent foliage and an ability to thrive in a wide range of climates. The genus Rhododendron (to which azaleas belong) always has something to surprise and delight the gardener. With more than 1000 species, and many thousands of cultivars, there are plants in a huge variety of form, color and size -- something to suit every need, every taste and every location. This guide for North American gardeners will help the novice and the experienced gardener get the best from their rhododendrons and azaleas. Beginning with a history of rhododendrons in cultivation and a fascinating discussion on the development of the most popular species and varieties, the book includes expert advice and information about: - deciduous azaleas - evergreen azaleas - assessing your climate - garden design - cultivation, maintenance and propagation - soil and nutrition - choosing plants for flower and leaf color - pests and diseases - pruning. The author shares his personal recommendations of over 390 varieties of rhododendron and azalea, as well as practical tips gained from his many years of professional experience growing and hybridizing rhododendrons and azaleas. This is an inspiring and very useful handbook on these much-admired plants.
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 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.
Stunning Combinations That Make Your Garden Look Fantastic Right from the Start
Hardcover ISBN: 0875968066
An award-winning garden designer offers a splendidly illustrated guide to the planting of perennials, giving advice on building a garden that is in bloom from spring to fall, on attracting butterflies and hummingbirds, and many other practical tips. 20,000 first printing.