This enchanting tour of America's most cherished birds and flowers is an intimate collection of lovely images from beloved letterpress studio Dutch Door Press. Each state's emblematic flora and fauna are paired in winsome vintage-inspired compositions and accompanied by fascinating facts about the states, the plant and animal species, and how they came to symbolize their regions. From the quail and poppy of California to the bluebird and rose of New York, every page of this volume offers a visual treat filled with charm and nostalgia. An exquisite tribute to a sweet tradition, Birds & Blooms of the 50 States is perfect for Mother's Day gifting and year-round good cheer.
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
Wonderfully diverse, wild flowers are a wealth of eye-catching colors, shapes and sizes. With his unique eye, Snowdon turns his attention to the flowers found in hedges, fields, and meadows. Close-up studies - with each flower posed simply against a white background - offer revealing looks at the beauty of the plants, with shape, color, and personality clearly defined.
Snowdon treats each botanical subject with the same care and attention that he devotes to the people he photographs, illustrating and emphasizing the individual forms and capturing on film the shapes that most intrigue him. Charming stories present the flowers' physical characteristics, explore the plant's lore and legend, and provide Latin names and practical horticultural information. One learns, for instance, that the stinging nettle not only refreshed thirst in the form of nettle beer but also was used by Greek maidens to intentionally sting for a Good Friday penance; that the foxglove may get its name from "fairy thimble" (Irish translation) or "folk's glove" (the English derivative); and that bracken is painted as "quite the villian," poisonous and a "thug" in the plant world.
With 39 plants, photographs, and stories, this lovely book makes an excellent, beautifully illustrated reference for botanists, nature walkers, and amateur plant lovers alike.
Choosing color is one of the most delightful and personal choices a gardener makes. For one gardener, the shock of a garden full of pink and red is a picture of beauty. For another, white flowers may be more tranquilly inspiring.
The Gardener s Color Palette" features ten plants in ten color groups and offers gardeners hundreds of opportunities to mix and match. Want a red garden? Choose the Crimson Star columbine, the Lucifer crocosmia, and the Gardenview Scarlet bee balm. For a metallic garden plant the Japanese cobra lily, the Chocolate cosmos, and the Kamchatka fritillary. Or, create a multicolored array by picking plants from each category. Plant profiles include a description, the common and botanical names, information about expected height and spread, bloom time, hardiness, and light and water requirements.
Combined with Clive Nichols stunning photographs, "The Gardener s Color Palette" is an invaluable source of practical advice and visual inspiration.
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. In The 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
Green in the garden is at once the most common color of foliage and the rarest color found in flowers. Whether you're a home gardener looking for a jolt of freshness or a floral designer seeking inspiration, this charming collection of unexpected
plants provides a palette of flowering greens for year-round display.
Combining Marie O'Hara's sumptuous photography and Alison Hoblyn's evocative text, Green Flowers explores the history, botany, care, and cultivation of green-flowered plants. The hand-picked selection includes trees, grasses, vines and climbers, annuals, perennials, bulbs, wildflowers, exotics, orchids, edible plants, and water garden plants. The appeal of the selection is broad: Jack-in-the-pulpit provides curiosity; fritillaries and columbines lend quiet beauty; and green roses, hellebores, and irises are an excellent foil to their more colorful companions. Eighty-four plants are included in all. Complete tips on growing and arranging the plants are given for each entry, as well as an account of the interesting myths, history, and lore.
The host of the nationally syndicated Rebecca's Garden TV show has created a gardening reference book filled with easy-to-understand information and tips about houseplants, vegetable gardens, window boxes, plant doctoring, water gardens, and more. of color photos.