Plant Life Field Guides
Fall Color & Woodland Harvests
A Guide to the Colorful Fall Leaves, Fruits and Seeds of the Eastern Forests
Paperback ISBN: 096086881x
For a lunch break visit to see an especially colorful maple in a nearby park or a month-long adventure from New England to the Smokies moving south with the color, Fall Color and Woodland Harvests is a wonderful companion for those who appreciate autumn's vibrant spectacle. Rich with color photographs that capture the hues of the season, this volume offers a species-by-species guide to the leaves of 100 species of the eastern United States and the fruits and seeds (the woodland harvests) of an additional 47 species, paying particular attention to where the plants occur and their contribution to the fall color palate. The authors explain the biological processes that result in leaf-color change and offer helpful tips on when and where to go see the best color.
A Field Guide to Western Trees
Paperback ISBN: 0395904544
This newly designed field guide features detailed descriptions of 387 species, arranged in six major groups by visual similarity. The 47 color plates and 5 text drawings show distinctive details needed for identification. Color photographs and 295 color range maps accompany the species descriptions.
The Prairie Garden
70 Native Plants You Can Grow in Town or Country
Paperback ISBN: 0299083047
Prairie plants are among the toughest of all ornamentals. While they fascinate gardeners with their beauty and versatility, they require little maintenance. They are highly resistant to insect and disease damage, and they need not be replanted every year. In recent years, the idea of growing prairie plants has gained increasing appeal among gardeners. Bob and Beatrice Smith have prepared this practical growing guide—based on their more than fourteen years of experience and experimentation—for all people who wish to grow prairie plants. The Smiths, who have grown all the plants they discuss here, share their wealth of experience with the reader. They recommend the best sites, tell how to plan and prepare the site and how to treat and plant seeds, and share important tips on propagation, transplanting, and managing the prairie garden or landscape. To aid in both planning and identification, the book includes full-color illustrations of all seventy plants.
Trees of Colorado Field Guide
Paperback ISBN: 1591931983
A field guide to seventy-five species of Colorado trees includes information on each tree's leaves or needles, bark, mature size, and fall color.