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American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers

Author: Christopher Brickell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756675081

Category: Nature

Page: 744

View: 9726

Since its first publication in 1987, the AHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers has sold nearly 3 million copies and become the must-have reference for all gardeners around the world. This is the ideal book for selecting plants, planning a border, a greenhouse, or a whole garden, and for identifying plants, and it contains a wealth of information on their appearance and cultivation. The 8,000 plants described cover suitability for every climate, including house and conservatory plants. The book begins with a general introduction and explanation of plant names, followed by a revised and enlarged plant selector, highlighting plants suitable for particular sites, soils, conditions, and purposes. The 5,000-entry illustrated plant catalog follows, divided into eight main sections: trees, shrubs, roses, climbers, perennials, annuals and biennials, rock plants, bulbs, water plants, and cacti and other succulents. In this new edition, the sections have been re-ordered to help plants be chosen more intuitively: by color, then season, then size. Feature spreads throughout the color section illustrate a range of cultivars within the most popular genera, such as pelargoniums and clematis. Each plant variety is illustrated by a colorful photograph, and accompanied by a detailed description with cultivation requirements. The single-color, text-only plant dictionary at the back contains entries for every genus in the book, plus more than 3,000 plants in addition to those in the illustrated catalog. It also functions as an index to the plant catalog, with extensive cross-referencing. All the information needed to grow each plant is included here. Following the introduction and plant selector, the book is divided into two main sections: a 440-page, full-colour illustrated plant catalogue, and a plant dictionary featuring 8,000 plants listed alphabetically by botanical name. There is also an index of common names and glossary of terms. Contents PRELIMS PLANT NAMES AND ORIGINS PLANT SELECTOR Lists useful plants for common situations, such as sunless walls, windbreaks, drought, sandy soil, and moist shade. PLANT CATALOG (440PP) Divided into eight main plant groups, as listed below, organized by color, season, size. TREES Including conifers. Features include: Magnolias Hollies Dwarf conifers SHRUBS Features include: Camellias Rhododendrons Hydrangeas Fuchsias Heathers ROSES Includes shrub and old garden roses, modern, miniature, and climbing roses. CLIMBERS Features include: Clematis Ivies PERENNIALS Includes grasses, bamboos, rushes, sedges, and ferns. Features include: Delphiniums Irises Peonies Phlox Pelargoniums Penstemons Aquilegias Daylilies Chrysanthemums Michaelmas daisies Bromeliads Primulas Carnations and pinks Hostas Begonias Orchids African violets ANNUALS AND BIENNIALS ROCK PLANTS BULBS Including corms and tubers. Features include: Gladioli Lilies Dahlias Tulips Daffodils Crocuses Hyacinths WATER PLANTS Features include: Water lilies CACTI AND OTHER SUCCULENTS PLANT DICTIONARY (240PP) Listed alphabetically by botanical name. INDEX OF COMMON NAMES GLOSSARY OF TERMS ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Gardening

Author: Christopher Brickell

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 752

View: 4844

Provides advice on garden planning, cultivation, and gardening techniques.

The American Horticultural Society encyclopedia of garden plants

Author: American Horticultural Society

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 608

View: 9788

Four thousand species and varieties of plants--their flower and leaf shape, growing requirements, zone ranges, seasons, and more--enrich this essential gardening source

The American Horticultural Society encyclopedia of garden plants

Author: American Horticultural Society

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 608

View: 1730

Four thousand species and varieties of plants--their flower and leaf shape, growing requirements, zone ranges, seasons, and more--enrich this essential gardening source

American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Perennials

Author: Graham Rice

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 496

View: 8516

Describes the characteristics, cultivation, landscape use, and propagation of hundreds of species of perennials.

RHS Pruning & Training

Revised New Edition; Over 800 Plants; What, When, and How to Prune

Author: Christopher Brickell,David Joyce

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241308518

Category: Gardening

Page: 336

View: 8740

Cultivate your perfect garden with RHS Pruning & Training's unrivalled guidance for over 800 trees, shrubs, and climbing plants. Fully updated by the RHS experts, RHS Pruning & Training uses clear, step-by-step instructions and fantastic photography to perfectly illustrate the secrets to pruning and training your plants. Whether you're a novice gardener or an amateur expert, RHS Pruning & Training is packed with plenty of information on all plant types including fruits, roses, shrubs, and trees. Learn specialised techniques including coppicing, pollarding, and pinch pruning for specific plant types, and prune your garden to perfection all year round.

The American Horticultural Society Flower Finder

Author: Jacqueline Hériteau

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 300

View: 3193

Presents information about the best flowers for every type of garden and climate

Enzyklopädie der Gräser

Author: Rick Darke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783800157648

Category:

Page: 477

View: 8467

Pflanzenschnitt und Formgebung

Author: Christopher Brickell,David Joyce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831019885

Category:

Page: 336

View: 6896

American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques

Author: American Horticultural Society

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 9781845337704

Category: Gardening

Page: 480

View: 3470

The AHS Encyclopaedia of Gardening Techniques is the definitive guide explaining all the essential techniques you are ever likely to need, no matter where in North America you live. It reflects modern best-practice gardening at the American Horticultural Society, the leading US gardening authority. All techniques are shown clearly and simply with step-by-step instructions for every gardener to follow. It contains more than 2,000 clear and concise color illustrations supported by over 1,000 beautiful color photos. This book includes steps for planning, pruning, propagating, feeding and watering; covers all plants including trees, flowers and shrubs, climbers, lawns, vegetables, fruit and herbs; shows how to create water features and patios and add lighting and includes organic techniques, recycling and how to treat pests and diseases. There are also chapters on container gardening, growing under glass, garden tools and equipment, and everyday garden maintenance, as well as on landscaping and construction work. The wealth of practical information makes this book an essential purchase for both professional and amateur gardener.

American Horticultural Society New Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques

Author: American Horticultural Society

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 9781845334840

Category: Gardening

Page: 480

View: 4829

A flagship practical book of step-by-step gardening techniques from the AHS that shows up-to-date skills to a new generation of gardeners. The AHS New Encyclopedia of Gardening Techniques is the new definitive guide to explaining all the essential techniques you are ever likely to need. It reflects modern best-practice gardening at the American Horticultural Society, a leading gardening authority. All techniques are shown clearly and simply with step-by-step instructions for every gardener to follow. Contains more than 2000 clear and concise color illustrations supported by over 1000 beautiful color photos. Includes steps for planning, pruning, propagating, feeding and watering. Covers all plants including trees, flowers, shrubs, climbers, lawns, vegetables, fruit and herbs. Shows how to create water features and patios, and add lighting. Includes organic techniques, recycling and how to treat pests and diseases. There are also chapters on container gardening, gardening under glass, garden tools and equipment, and everyday garden maintenance as well as on landscaping and construction work. The wealth of practical information makes this book an essential purchase for both professional and amateur gardeners

Das neue Buch vom Leben auf dem Lande

Author: John Seymour

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831015771

Category:

Page: 411

View: 7355

Wyman's Gardening Encyclopedia

Author: Donald Wyman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0026320703

Category: Gardening

Page: 1221

View: 3136

Provides advice on garden planning, cultivation, gardening techniques, and garden maintenance

PUBLIC GARDEN MANAGEMENT: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

Author: BIJAN DEHGAN

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493161830

Category: Gardening

Page: 442

View: 2808

“Public Gardens Management: A Global Perspective” provides essential information about public gardens and what is involved in designing, managing, and maintaining one. Although suitable as a textbook, its audience will include anyone with direct or peripheral responsibility for administration or supervision of a complex organization that requires scientific knowledge as well as public relations and business acumen. It may also prove useful for homeowners, for there is no fundamental difference between growing plants in a public garden or a home garden, a fact reflected in the extensive reference citations. The topic is multidisciplinary and as old as the beginning of human civilization when the concept of mental and physical restoration was realized by early man while he/she was in a natural but well-ordered garden environment. Thus began the art of garden making. Many volumes have been written on every applicable subject discussed in this and similar publications. Indeed the voluminous literature on history, design, horticulture, and numerous related subjects is nothing short of overwhelming. Accordingly, anyone involved in management of public gardens, whether as a director or area supervisor, and irrespective of the type and size of such facility, would have to have familiarity with various aspects of garden organization and administration. However, despite the enormous number and diversity of such publications there are very few books that deal with the multiplicity of the topics in such a manner as to be practical in approach and cover most relevant and unified issues in a single book. These volumes provide the essential background information on plants, animals, management, maintenance, fundraising and finances, as well as history, art, design, education, and conservation. They also cover a host of interrelated subjects and responsible organization of such activities as creating a children’s garden, horticultural therapy, conservatories, zoological gardens, and parks, hence, administration of multidimensional public gardens. Nearly 500 full color plates representing illustrations from gardens in more than 30 countries are provided to assist and guide students and other interested individuals with history and the fundamental issues of public garden management. The 15 chapters begin with the need for public gardens, types of public gardens, historical backgrounds, as well as design diversity. Numerous quotations are included from many garden lovers, landscape architects, philosophers, and others. The author’s primary aim in writing this book was based on the confidence that a relevant reference, between the encyclopedic nature of some and the specific subject matter of others, could be used to provide fundamental information for management of public as well as private gardens. The boundary between botanical and zoological gardens and parks is no longer as distinct as it once was. In part it is because a garden is not a garden without plants and in part it has become apparent that for all practical intents and purposes all animals need plants for their survival. Visitors of zoological gardens expect to see more than just animals; zoos are landscaped grounds. Moreover, most communities find it financially difficult to simultaneously operate a botanical garden or an arboretum as well as a zoological garden and city parks. A number of public gardens are currently referred to as “botanical and zoological garden.” Population density and the public’s desires and expectations, as well as financial requirements, are among the reasons for some major city parks, such as Golden Gate in San Francisco, Central Park in New York City, and Lincoln Park in Chicago which integrate botanical or zoological divisions as well as museums and recreational facilities. While this book attempts to provide basic principles involved in public garden management, it does not claim to be a substitute for broader familiarity

Pflanzenvermehrung

Author: Alan R. Toogood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831007837

Category:

Page: 320

View: 9292

The Prepper's Guide to Foraging

How Wild Plants Can Supplement a Sustainable Lifestyle

Author: David Nash

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1634508424

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 1867

The Prepper's Guide to Foraging is not a plant identification guide in the traditional sense. It is instead a guide to using plants to supplement other means of food production and subsistence living. Author David Nash believes that there is not enough land available for to support a large scale return to the hunter/gatherer lifestyle in the event of a large-scale disaster, but that botanical knowledge does provide an edge to the well prepared. This book advocates the acquisition of knowledge to allow its reader to safely identify, harvest, and use common North American plants. Wild plants can provide shelter, material, medicine, and food to help the reader extend stored food as well as to create items that may be otherwise unavailable during a crisis. Twenty-five easily identified plants common to the United States are described and illustrated with notations for their common usage. Each plant described in this book comes with one recipe for food as well as detailed instructions for at least one alternative use. Additional instructions for the preparation of standard medicinal items like tinctures, creams, and infusions are listed as well as botanical guides to help identify other plants is included. Special emphasis has been added for North American trees.

Gräser und Bambusarten

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831008254

Category:

Page: 80

View: 6958

Über die Einrichtungen zur Befruchtung britischer und ausländischer Orchideen durch Insekten

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3845724633

Category:

Page: 240

View: 6557

Die Gärten der Gertrude Jekyll

Author: Richard Bisgrove

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783800158379

Category:

Page: 192

View: 7058

Rocky Mountain Gardener's Handbook

All You Need to Know to Plan, Plant & Maintain a Rocky Mountain Garden - Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Nevada

Author: John Cretti,Mary Ann Newcomer

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 1610588193

Category: Gardening

Page: 272

View: 7483

Rocky Mountain Gardener’s Handbook includes 300 plant profiles organized under ten plant categories, from annuals to vines. Each plant profile page includes three recommended plants, with full-color images, helpful icons for sun and shade requirements, and planting and growing information. Twelve months of around-the-garden maintenance information for each plant category assists the gardener with what to do to maintain a Rocky Mountain garden. Includes helpful charts, illustrations, and full-color plant images.

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