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Trees for All Seasons: Broadleaved Evergreens for Temperate Climates
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
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.
Remarkable Trees of the World
Remarkable Trees of the World
Paperback      ISBN: 0393325296
Profiles significant tree varieties on four continents, including Japanese midgets, India stranglers, and American redwoods, in a volume that also discusses the dangers posed to many trees.
Bamboos
Bamboos
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.
Armitage's Garden Perennials: A Color Encyclopedia
Armitage's Garden Perennials
A Color Encyclopedia
Hardcover      ISBN: 0881924350
Provides descriptions and illustrations for perennials in 136 genera
50 High-Impact Low-Care Garden Plants
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
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.
Trees and Shrubs for Northern Gardens
Trees and Shrubs for Northern Gardens
Paperback      ISBN: 0915679078
The Lawn: A History of an American Obsession
The Lawn
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.
Grasses in the Garden: Design Ideas, Plant Portraits and Care
Grasses in the Garden
Design Ideas, Plant Portraits and Care
Hardcover      ISBN: 1870673859