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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 Tulip: Twentieth Anniversary Edition
The Tulip
Twentieth Anniversary Edition
Hardcover      ISBN: 1635573904

A twentieth anniversary edition of the classic, featuring new material by the author.

Anna Pavord's internationally bestselling sensation, The Tulip, is the story of a flower that has driven men mad. Greed, desire, anguish, and devotion have all played their part in the development of the tulip into a worldwide phenomenon. Today, the United States alone imports three thousand million tulip bulbs each year. No other flower has ever carried so much consequence; it charts political upheavals, illuminates social behavior, mirrors economic booms and busts, plots the ebb and flow of religious persecution.

Why did the tulip dominate so many lives through so many centuries in so many countries? Anna Pavord, a self-confessed tulipomaniac, spent six years looking for answers, roaming through Asia, India, and the Ottoman Empire to tell how a humble wildflower of the Asian steppes made its way to Turkey and from there took the whole of Western Europe by storm.

Sumptuously illustrated from a wide range of sources, this irresistible volume has become a bible, a unique source book, a universal gift book, and a joy to all who possess it. This beautifully redesigned edition features a new Preface by the author, a completely revised listing of the best varieties of this incomparable flower to choose for your garden, and a reorganized listing of tulip species, to reflect the latest thinking by taxonomists.

Landscaping With Wildflowers: An Environmental Approach to Gardening
Landscaping With Wildflowers
An Environmental Approach to Gardening
Paperback      ISBN: 039566926x

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.

Some Like It Hot: Flowers That Thrive in Hot Humid Weather
Some Like It Hot
Flowers That Thrive in Hot Humid Weather
Paperback      ISBN: 0941711919

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 Well-Tended Perennial Garden: Planting & Pruning Techniques
The Well-Tended Perennial Garden
Planting & Pruning Techniques
Hardcover      ISBN: 0881928038

With more than 180,000 copies sold since its original publication, The Well-Tended Perennial Garden has proven itself to be one of the most useful tools a gardener can have. Now, in this expanded edition, there's even more to learn from and enjoy.

This is the first, and still the most thorough, book to detail essential practices of perennial care such as deadheading, pinching, cutting back, thinning, disbudding, and deadleafing, all of which are thoroughly explained and illustrated. More than 200 new color photographs have been added to this revised edition, showing perennials in various border situations and providing images for each of the entries in the A-to-Z encyclopedia of important perennial species. In addition, there is a new 32-page journal section, in which you can enter details, notes, and observations about the requirements and performance of perennials in your own garden.

Thousands of readers have commented that The Well-Tended Perennial Garden is one of the most useful and frequently consulted books in their gardening libraries. This new, expanded edition promises to be an even more effective ally in your quest to create a beautiful, healthy, well-maintained perennial garden.
Wildflowers of Minnesota Field Guide
Wildflowers of Minnesota Field Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 1885061633

A field guide to 200 of Minnesota's beautiful wildflowers

Full-page photos and descriptions make this the best guide to Minnesota'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
  • identifies plants typical of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and native prairies
Flowers: How They Changed the World
Flowers
How They Changed the World
Hardcover      ISBN: 1591024072

The world would be a pretty drab place without flowers. Their bright cheery colors help make our natural environment a more delightful place to be. But flowers in all their beautiful variations didn't evolve just for the viewing pleasure of the later-developing human race. What are flowers really for? As botanist and popular science writer William Burger makes clear in this enchanting book, the quick and simple answer is: sex. Burger emphasizes the essential role that flowers play in life's evolutionary scheme. Their bright colors and alluring shapes represent a strategy for attracting insects and inducing animals to help with pollination. This constant intermingling is nature's way of perpetuating the species and encouraging variety, so as to protect against disease and unpredictable environments. Flowers are the supreme example of nature's reproductive exuberance, ensuring the persistence of life against an onslaught of destructive forces. More significantly, Burger points out, flowers are the fundamental energy resource for most of the biosphere. Since they energize themselves by capturing the energy of sunlight, they provide a vital link in the chain of life, especially for animals and humans, which depend on other organisms to nourish and energize them. Without the existence of flowering plants, human survival would be in jeopardy. Finally, Burger goes on to show the paramount importance of a few species of plants that have served not only as the basis of agriculture, but, in doing so, have enabled human civilization to thrive. Even today, in our complex technological world, it is the flowering plants that provide us with nearly all the vegetable energy that sustains us. Written with clarity, wit, and engaging enthusiasm for the marvels of our fragile ecosystem, Flowers will make you stop and smell the roses, with a new appreciation of their crucial role in the web of life.

Parsleys, Fennels, and Queen Anne's Lace: Herbs and Ornamentals from the Umbel Family
Parsleys, Fennels, and Queen Anne's Lace
Herbs and Ornamentals from the Umbel Family
Hardcover      ISBN: 0881928224
Parsleys, Fennels, and Queen Anne's Lace is the gardener's introduction to the characteristics, cultivation, and history of one of the most distinctive families of the plant kingdom. These plants were well known to the Greeks and Romans--it was the juice of a member of the umbel family that Socrates was forced to drink--and the family was the first to be studied as such botanically, by Robert Morison in 1672. Yet even today the many herbs and ornamentals of this family are not as well known or appreciated as they should be. Parsleys, Fennels, and Queen Anne's Lace is for anyone interested in herbs, whether for their culinary value or as ornamentals.
Container Theme Gardens: 42 Combinations, Each Using 5 Perfectly Matched Plants
Container Theme Gardens
42 Combinations, Each Using 5 Perfectly Matched Plants
Paperback      ISBN: 1612123988

Simple and foolproof Enjoy beautiful container plantings with no stress or fuss. Container Theme Gardens offers 42 plans for container arrangements, each using just five specific plants that you can find at your local garden center. There's something here for every setting and every style, including a meadow in a box, a pond in a pot, a simple salad garden, and a combination that will attract hummingbirds. Each plan includes photographs of what the full planting will look like, as well as a handy shopping list so you know exactly what you need.

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.