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Well-Tended Perennial Garden: Planting & Pruning Techniques
Well-Tended Perennial Garden
Planting & Pruning Techniques
Hardcover      ISBN: 0881924148

Tracy DiSabato-Aust has devoted years of study to creating showplace gardens with minimal maintenance. Her methods of pruning and shaping perennials, produce more flowers, encourage growth, discourage pests, stagger bloom times, and maintain vigorous health.

Handy Pocket Guide to Tropical Flowers
Handy Pocket Guide to Tropical Flowers
Paperback      ISBN: 0794601871
Learn all about beautiful tropical flowers with this useful and portable reference book.

This handy pocket guide introduces 55 plant species commonly found in the Tropics. Each exotic bloom is described in detail, its history of origination discussed and gardening tips are given. Illustrated with over 120 beautiful color photographs, this book contains a wealth of botanical details, as well as fascinating information on the cultural uses of flowers. A "must" for gardeners and non-gardeners alike

Periplus Handy Pocket Guides are practical field guides, useful for identifying various natural objects ranging from plants and animals to gemstones and seashells. Each page of each title throughout the series is filled with clear, precise photographs and informative text. Scientific and local language names are given.
Taylor's Guide to Orchids
Taylor's Guide to Orchids
Paperback      ISBN: 0395677262

One of every seven flowering plants on earth is an orchid. Interest in growing orchids has risen dramatically in recent years, and many new varieties that can be grown in the home without a greenhouse have been developed. Research biologist and full-time garden writer Judy White now brings her expertise--and her stunning photographs--to this much needed book for the expanding world of home orchid growers.

Rhododendrons and Azaleas
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.

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers: Eastern Region
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers
Eastern Region
Paperback      ISBN: 0394504321

Facilitates the identification of eastern North America's wildflowers

Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Volume 5
Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Volume 5
Hardcover      ISBN: 281AKJ1006729

Dust Jacket : Very Good

Bulbs in the Basement, Geraniums on the Windowsill: How to Grow and Overwinter 165 Tender Plants
Bulbs in the Basement, Geraniums on the Windowsill
How to Grow and Overwinter 165 Tender Plants
Paperback      ISBN: 1603420428

Cooler-zone gardeners are discovering that with a little wintertime care, plants that have long been considered "annuals" can thrive for years. These plants including geraniums, gladioli, dahlias, begonias, rosemary, lavender, snapdragons, and even impatiens aren't annuals at all. Rather, they are tender perennials. They aren't hardy enough to survive winter on their own, but they can be moved indoors during the cold months and then returned to the garden in spring. Many are even more beautiful in their second and third years "Bulbs in the Basement, Geraniums on the Windowsill" is the first comprehensive resource on the care and maintenance of tender plants. In this zone-defying guide, you'll find simple techniques for overwintering, along with 160 detailed plant profiles that include individualized advice for overwintering and indoor care.With this practical guide, you can enjoy your favorite plants year after year, no matter where you live "

The Orchid Thief
The Orchid Thief
Paperback      ISBN: 044900371x
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

A modern classic of personal journalism, The Orchid Thief is Susan Orlean's wickedly funny, elegant, and captivating tale of an amazing obsession. Determined to clone an endangered flower--the rare ghost orchid Polyrrhiza lindenii--a deeply eccentric and oddly attractive man named John Laroche leads Orlean on an unforgettable tour of America's strange flower-selling subculture, through Florida's swamps and beyond, along with the Seminoles who help him and the forces of justice who fight him. In the end, Orlean--and the reader--will have more respect for underdog determination and a powerful new definition of passion.

In this new edition, coming fifteen years after its initial publication and twenty years after she first met the "orchid thief," Orlean revisits this unforgettable world, and the route by which it was brought to the screen in the film Adaptation, in a new retrospective essay.

Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader's Circle for author chats and more.

Praise for The Orchid Thief

"Stylishly written, whimsical yet sophisticated, quirkily detailed and full of empathy . . . The Orchid Thief shows Orlean's] gifts in full bloom."--The New York Times Book Review

"Fascinating . . . an engrossing journey full] of theft, hatred, greed, jealousy, madness, and backstabbing."--Los Angeles Times

"Orlean's snapshot-vivid, pitch-perfect prose . . . is fast becoming one of our national treasures."--The Washington Post Book World

"Orlean's gifts are] her ear for the self-skewing dialogue, her eye for the incongruous, convincing detail, and her Didion-like deftness in description."--Boston Sunday Globe

"A swashbuckling piece of reporting that celebrates some virtues that made America great."--The Wall Street Journal
A Bloom a Day
A Bloom a Day
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0811868214

Nature's most beautiful works of art, flowers have reigned for centuries as symbols of love, gratitude, friendship, and remembrance. In Bloom a Day, celebrated photographer Ron van Dongen matches each day of the year with its corresponding blossom. Each portrait is then paired with a fortune that uncovers the meaning of that flower and reveals the personality and destiny of those born on that day. A gorgeous photography bookvan Dongen's work captures the rich color, exquisite detail, and sensual form of 366 different flowersBloom a Day is also a delightful book of divination. It's a lovely gift for seekers and flower lovers alike.

Being With Flowers: Floral Art As Spiritual Practice: Meditations on Conscious Flower Arranging to Inspire Peace, Beauty, and the Everyday
Being With Flowers
Floral Art As Spiritual Practice: Meditations on Conscious Flower Arranging to Inspire Peace, Beauty, and the Everyday
Hardcover      ISBN: 1631591355

Being with Flowers provides you with several guided meditations and step-by-step floral arrangements to help you explore your relationship with flowers, and nature as a whole.

Floral arrangements are so much more than a decoration. They provide a way to connect to nature and the world around us. Master floral sculptor, Anthony Ward, shows you how to work with flowers to bring more peace into your life. Including creative exercises, guided meditations, and step-by-step flower arrangements, Being with Flowers will show you how to appreciate the natural art of each flower to create the perfect arrangement.