A Little Guide to Wild Flowers

Author: Charlotte Voake

Publisher: Doubleday Children's

ISBN: 9781903919118

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 62

View: 4969

Arranged in colour for speedy identification, with extra anecdotes from winsome characters in Charlotte Voake's inimitable style; this child-friendly guide also includes keynotes on plant parts and the seasons, along with a tick-box index for keen spotters. The Eden Project brings plants and people together. It is dedicated to developing a greater understanding of our shared global garden; encouraging us to respect plants - and protect them.

Child's Guide to Wild Flowers

Author: Charlotte Voake

Publisher: Eden Project Books

ISBN: 9781903919330


Page: 64

View: 4043

Arranged in colour for speedy identification, with extra anecdotes from winsome characters in Charlotte Voake's inimitable style; this child-friendly guide also includes keynotes on plant parts and the seasons, along with a tick-box index for keen spotters. The Eden Project brings plants and people together. It is dedicated to developing a greater understanding of our shared global garden; encouraging us to respect plants - and protect them. Wild flowers grow everywhere. They pop up between cracks in city pavements or on grass verges, and bloom alongside motorways. With over a hundred lively and exquisite illustrations as their guide - and with help from Charlotte Voake's quirky characters offering memorable snippets of fact and folklore - young children can learn to name the wild flowers they see every day, wherever they may be.

A Little Guide to Gardening

Author: Jo Elworthy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0957490720

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 7311

A garden can be anywhere -- in pots, on a balcony, an allotment or a garden at home or school --and this is the perfect book to get you started! Packed full of simple gardening tips, interesting information, recipes and gorgeous illustrations, learn how to plant, nurture and even eat the things you grow!

A Little Guide to Trees

Author: Charlotte Voake,Kate Petty,Jo Elworthy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1903919827

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 9857

What sort of tree did Robin Hood's bow come from? What pine tree drops its needles in the winter and how did the monkey puzzle get its name? These are just some of the wonderful facts that you'll discover inside this book. Trees give us shade and the oxygen we breathe, like tall green giants that watch over us. And they are beautiful! Use the delicate illustrations and simple text to help your child identify the trees they see every day, whether they live in the country or the city. This book is a wonderful way of encouraging a child to interact with their environment, helping them to respect and protect the trees that surround them.

The Edible Balcony

Growing Fresh Produce in Small Spaces

Author: Alex Mitchell

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1609614119

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

View: 1143

You don't need a sprawling backyard or spacious raised beds to grow delicious fruits, vegetables, and herbs of your own. In The Edible Balcony, longtime urban gardener Alex Mitchell shows how to transform whatever space you have, from a balcony or rooftop to a fire escape or window box, into a profusion of fresh, seasonal produce. While raising your own produce is eco-friendly in itself, you'll learn how to plant, grow, and water as sustainably as possible to ensure your edible Eden remains green and productive all year long. Plus, with a collection of innovative, step-by-step projects for designing colorful pots and plant supports with recycled containers and other household paraphernalia, you'll double your eco-friendliness, avoid hours of shopping, and be able to infuse your space with your own personal flair and style. Who knew saving time, money, and the environment could be so much fun? A collection of practical advice, fabulous container projects, and stunning examples of how gardeners around the world are successfully transforming urban spaces into abundant fruit and vegetable plots, The Edible Balcony is your guide to creating attractive, responsible, and thoroughly rewarding small space gardens—and perhaps never having to settle for grocery store produce again.

Spotter's Guide to Wild Flowers

Author: Christopher John Humphries

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780746040621

Category: Wild flowers

Page: 64

View: 580

Find out about birds and how they live. Get to know them by their colours, their feathers, their beaks, their feet, their nests and their eggs.


Gardening and Landscaping on and Around Your Deck

Author: Barbara W. Ellis

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1580174086

Category: Gardening

Page: 167

View: 2370

When surrounded by shrubs and small trees, perennials and annuals, ornamental grasses and vines, your deck becomes an appealing link between your home and yard. In this book, you'll find everything you need to know to create your dream deck environment. Barbara Ellis offers dozens of creative ideas and fail=proof techniques.--COVER.

Elites of Eden

A Novel

Author: Joey Graceffa

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150117455X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 288

View: 6067

Two young girls hold the fate of the world in their hands in the highly anticipated sequel to the instant #1 New York Times bestseller Children of Eden. Two girls, one destiny. Yarrow is an elite: rich, regal, destined for greatness. She’s the daughter of one of the most powerful women in Eden. At the exclusive Oaks boarding school, she makes life miserable for anyone foolish enough to cross her. Her life is one wild party after another…until she meets a fascinating, lilac-haired girl named Lark. Meanwhile, there is Rowan, who has been either hiding or running all her life. As an illegal second child in a strictly regulated world, her very existence is a threat to society, punishable by death…or worse. After her father betrayed his family, and after the government killed her mother, Rowan discovered a whole city of people like herself. Safe in an underground sanctuary that also protected the last living tree on Earth, Rowan found friendship, and maybe more, in a fearless hero named Lachlan. But when she was captured by the government, her fate was uncertain. When these two girls discover the thread that binds them together, the collision of memories means that their lives may change drastically—and that Eden may never be the same.

Pressing Flowers

Author: Christine Whiston

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781854711519

Category: Pressed flower pictures

Page: 48

View: 3739


The World Came to My Place Today

Author: Jo Readman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1903919029

Category: Geography

Page: 32

View: 5368

Grandpa shows George and his sister how plants from all over the world affect their daily lives, from the food they eat to the rubber in their bicycle tires and wood in their toys. Includes brief factual information about various plants. Suggested level: junior, primary.

Drawing and Painting Plants

Author: Christina Brodie

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780881928419

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 7032

Clear step-by-step instructions show how to render with botanical accuracy a wide range of plants and plant parts — from flowers and fruits, leaves and bark, to fungi, mosses, and seaweeds. Detailed examples illustrate techniques including pencil, ink, watercolor, gouache, acrylics, and scraper board, making this a complete instructional course in drawing and painting plants.

Stylish Succulents

Japanese Inspired Container Gardens for Small Spaces

Author: Yoshinobu Kondo,Tomomi Kondo

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462920381

Category: Gardening

Page: 96

View: 823

Colorful and hardy succulents are perfect for creating Japanese-style Bonsai and Ikebana arrangements. This unique guide shows you how to make inexpensive projects with a Japanese aesthetic that will appeal to everyone—from interior designers to small space enthusiasts to avid gardeners. Stylish Succulents presents a totally new approach to container gardening. Trendy, low maintenance succulents come in hundreds of different colors, sizes, shapes and textures, making each project a one-of-a-kind. Every design is carefully explained using detailed step-by-step photos: How to choose succulents and containers to match your personal space and mood How to utilize empty wall spaces to make dramatic hanging planters How to make a lovely wreath for the holidays How to create thoughtful and inexpensive gifts for friends and family Every gardener can create these miniature works of art using containers and plants of their choosing with relatively little time and money. The possibilities are truly endless!

A Garden Gallery

The Plants, Art, and Hardscape of Little and Lewis

Author: George Little,David Lewis

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780881926729

Category: Gardening

Page: 175

View: 5704

Celebrated internationally as artists and gardeners, Little and Lewis open the gates to their renowned Puget Sound garden, describing how a retreat for reflection can be achieved in your own backyard. Gardeners will be encouraged to use their imagination and take risks.

Garden Builder

Plans and Instructions for 35 Projects You Can Make

Author: JoAnn Moser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 076035393X

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 7080

Garden Builder is a treasure trove of lovely yard, patio, and garden projects you can build yourself! Perfect for any gardener or outdoor enthusiast with a few basic DIY skills, it is packed with 35 complete project plans, each one featuring finished photos of the project along with cut lists and shopping lists, a construction diagram, and step-by-step instructions (complete with photos) show exactly how to build every project. Most projects are made from durable exterior-rated wood and can be created with basic carpentry skills. But several of these highly desirable garden accessories are made with materials like concrete, metal, and wire. Garden Builder is positively loaded with projects, a few you can look forward to building include: -Trellises -Raised beds -Harvest boxes -A tiny shed (it is very cute) -Garden benches -Planters -A toad house Simply follow the clear and comprehensive instructions, and you'll have a garden that's rich in design elements, useful aids, and practical furnishings.

Wild Flowers of Britain & Ireland

Author: Marjorie Blamey,Richard Fitter,Alastair Fitter

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780713659443

Category: Wild flowers

Page: 482

View: 3397

The first ever fully-illustrated, fully-mapped guide to the British and Irish flora. Its restriction to the British Isles alone allows far more detail and more local information, and identification which is made easier with the inclusion of extensive maps. Includes specific details about plants appearing in certain areas and coloured maps designed to make location and identification easy, this book also includes details of local specialities for the Isles of Scilly. Also featured is an illustrated survey of recently disappeared British and Irish plants, some of which may return. With over 2000 detailed colour paintings and more than 800 maps, this is the most extensively illustrated wild flower guide to Britain and Ireland yet. Coloured, boxed keys to plants in complex or difficult groups are provided to assist ID. The Wild Flowers of Britain and Ireland features information about grasses, which are often omitted in other, shorter books, along with sedges, rushes, horsetails and clubmosses. Ferns, though not strictly speaking flowering plants, are also included too.

RSPB First Book of Flowers

Author: Anita Ganeri,Mike Unwin,David Chandler

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408137178

Category: Flowers

Page: 48

View: 3575

Flowers & plants.

Botany for the Artist

An Inspirational Guide to Drawing Plants

Author: Sarah Simblet

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756672341

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 7187

Following the success of Anatomy for the Artist and Sketch Book for the Artist, this latest title from the acclaimed artist Sarah Simblet investigates the extraordinary structure and variety of every type of plant-from mosses and lichens to flowers and trees-and teaches the reader how to draw them. The book starts with the history of plant drawing and painting. The author follows the trail of the early plant explorers and shows how the exotic specimens they brought home with them were depicted in botanical illustrations, anthologies, and decorative designs. The main part of the book examines the structure of plants, with visually stunning chapters on roots and stems, shoots and leaves, buds and flowers, and seeds and fruit, mosses and lichens, and trees. As in Anatomy for the Artist, beautiful, specially commissioned photographs complement Sarah's drawings, illustrating how an understanding of botany really helps you to draw plants. Drawing classes provide a wealth of practical advice on how to draw, and pages from Sarah's sketchbooks show how she records her favorite plants throughout the seasons. Inspirational master classes in each chapter focus on how other artists, from 17th century masters to contemporary botanical illustrators, have portrayed plants. This lavishly illustrated book will not only be the definitive guide for those wishing to master the art of drawing plants, but a sumptuous gift book for all those passionate about plants and how they are portrayed in art.

A World of Birds

Author: N.A

Publisher: Big Picture Press

ISBN: 9781787410398

Category: Birds

Page: 96

View: 6358

"Discover a world of birds in Vicky Woodgate's stunning guide to the most iconic species on the globe. From the tiniest hummingbird to the mighty ostrich, and from penguins to parrots, there's something new to discover on every continent"--Backcover.

Ginger Finds a Home

Author: Charlotte Voake

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781406312706

Category: Cats

Page: 33

View: 5700

A little girl feeds Ginger, a thin little cat who has been living in a patch of weeds, and takes him home to live with her.