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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.

Perennial Combinations: Stunning Combinations That Make Your Garden Look Fantastic Right from the Start
Perennial Combinations
Stunning Combinations That Make Your Garden Look Fantastic Right from the Start
Hardcover      ISBN: 0875968066

Perennial combinations are the building blocks of beautiful, successful gardens. Choosing perennials that look great and grow well together is a skill that can take years to develop, but with this book, you're guaranteed to make perfect plant choices right from the start. In Perennial Combinations, expert plantsman, C. Colston Burrell hand-selects 120 of the best perennial combinations for homeowners, then offers his expert advice on how to grow and use the combinations to create great gardens.

Each combination is featured in a stunning color photograph accompanied by a numbered photo key and plant list, so it's easy to find and buy exactly the right plants to re-create the combination in your own garden. Each combination features just two to six plants, so they're perfect for even the smallest garden space. You can plant each combination just as it appears in the book, or for a bigger color splash, just repeat the combination or mix it with others that are suited to the same conditions. You'll find combinations for stunning bloom from spring through fall; combinations especially suited to challenging sites like heavy clay soil or seaside gardens; and combinations just for fun, like fragrant combinations and combinations that attract butterflies.

C. Colston Burrell has lived and gardened in different climates across America, so he's made sure this book is useful to gardeners from California to Maine. He's also a professional garden designer, and he's applied his talents to create 22 original garden designs that feature the book's individual combinations. Plus every page includes his personal gardening wisdom, so you'll not only know which perennials to plant together, you'll know how to maintain those perennials so your garden will look beautiful year after year.

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.

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.

Burpee Basics Bulbs: A Growing Guide for Easy, Colorful Gardens
Burpee Basics Bulbs
A Growing Guide for Easy, Colorful Gardens
Paperback      ISBN: 0028626370

Burpee Basics: Growing Guides for Easy, Colorful Gardens Down-to-earth handbooks for beginning gardeners "Our new series of concise gardening guidebooks continues Burpee's proud tradition of giving gardeners the essentials they need. These handy little books have a great deal in common with seeds: each one contains all you need to start a wonderful gardening experience.... Even the most experienced gardeners attend to the basic practices that you'll find so skillfully explained in these guides." ?George Ball, Jr., President of W. Atlee Burpee, from the Foreword Bulbs

A helpful, friendly introduction to the magical world of bulbs. The book was designed around the question most beginning bulb growers want to know: "When does it bloom?" The flowering classes are divided into seasonal bloom times, with a focus on widely available cultivars with basic cultivation needs.

  • Jam-packed with accessible, quick-reference information on everything from bulb planting techniques to forcing bulbs and pest and disease control.
  • Informative sidebars contain time-saving tips, practical garden advice, and solutions to common mistakes.
  • Over 70 color photographs of bulb portraits and gardens, and instructional line drawings.
  • Handy section lists mail order and garden supply sources and organizations.
  • Includes U.S. and Canadian zone map.
Visit W. Atlee Burpee online at www.burpee.com or Macmillan online at www.mgr.com
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
Id Guide Wild Flowers
Id Guide Wild Flowers
Paperback      ISBN: 184451840x

Designed to help you learn to spot and distinguish between different varieties and species of plants, this illustrated identification guide features 140 of the most common European wild flowers. Concise information on characteristics, habitat, location, distribution, and similar plants are given.

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.

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.

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.