Lawns, Trees and Shrubs
Trees for All Seasons
Broadleaved Evergreens for Temperate Climates
Hardcover ISBN: 0881926744
Offering detailed profiles of more than three hundred selected trees suited to a broad spectrum of climates, a colorful volume explains how to select the right broadleafed evergreen species--including hollies, eucalyptus, acacias, magnolias, and viburnums--to add year-round interest and color to one's garden.
Minnesota & Wisconsin Getting Started Garden Guide
Grow the Best Flowers, Shrubs, Trees, Vines & Groundcovers
Paperback ISBN: 1591865700
Minnesota & Wisconsin Getting Started Garden Guide features plant recommendations from one of the region’s most highly respected and experienced master gardeners, with selections that will thrive amid the states’ unique growing conditions.
Hardcover ISBN: 0881922684
Bamboos are fascinating for their beauty and elegance, and their variety of form, not to mention their importance in the symbolism of Far Eastern poetry and art. They have already acquired an important status as cultivated plants in North America, and are becoming more prominent also in Europe. Plantsmen and garden designers have recognised for a long time the many possibilities offered by the individual species. Many of them are hardy. There are bamboos suitable for large and small gardens, and they can be highly effective in hedges, in woods, or as individual, freestanding plants. They are effective in both starring and supporting roles. They can be used on terraces, on balconies, in conservatories and even in roof gardens. The special appeal of bamboos has tempted many an uninformed gardener to buy one, and this can sometimes be followed by failure and disappointment. Here at last the reader is offered information on bamboos and their uses; morphology and structure; characteristics of the major genera; species and cultivars for the garden; planting and cultivation; uses in garden design; container growing; use as raw material; and problems in cultivation.
50 High-Impact Low-Care Garden Plants
Paperback ISBN: 0881929506
The author of The Well-Tended Perennial Garden profiles fifty key plants that are perfect for a year-round garden, pest resistant, climate tolerant, cold hardy, and easy to cultivate and maintain, accompanied by useful gardening tips, advice, and hints based on the author's own gardening experience.
Growing the Midwest Garden
Paperback ISBN: 1604694661
A gardener's plant choice and garden style are inextricably linked to the place in which he or she gardens. And to successfully grow a range of beautiful ornamental plants, every gardener must know the specifics of their region's climate, soil, and geography. Growing the Midwest Garden by Edward Lyon, the director of Madison, Wisconsin's Allen Centennial Gardens, offers an enthusiastic and comprehensive approach to ornamental gardening in the heartland. Based on Lyon's extensive knowledge of the Midwest, the guide features in-depth chapters on climate, soil, pests, and maintenance, and plant profiles of the best perennials, annuals, trees, shrubs, and bulbs for the region. Packed with gorgeous photos that celebrate the plants and style of the region, this will be the go-to guide for home gardeners in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and southern Ontario and Manitoba.
A History of an American Obsession
Paperback ISBN: 1560984066
Lawns now blanket thirty million acres of the United States, but until the late nineteenth century few Americans had any desire for a front lawn, much less access to seeds for growing one. In her comprehensive history of this uniquely American obsession, Virginia Scott Jenkins traces the origin of the front lawn aesthetic, the development of the lawn-care industry, its environmental impact, and modern as well as historic alternatives to lawn mania.