The American Horticultural Society Gardening Manual

Author: N.A

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789459527

Category: Gardening

Page: 420

View: 9458

A guide to planning, creating, and caring for a garden offers practical information on everything from designing a landscape to dealing with pests and weeds.
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American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers

Author: Christopher Brickell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756675081

Category: Nature

Page: 744

View: 1779

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
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Pests and diseases

Author: Pippa Greenwood,American Horticultural Society

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 218

View: 2429

Offers hundreds of photographs to help identify common garden pests and diseases, and gives detailed advice on treatment, control, and prevention.
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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: 6783

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.
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RHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers

Author: Christopher Brickell,Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain)

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405354232

Category: Gardening

Page: 744

View: 740

Fifth edition of this best-selling guide to plants and flowers, updated and revised from the experts at the RHS RHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers which is now available in ebook(PDF) format, is an expert guide to planning your dream garden, redesigned to aid navigation and make identifying plants easier than ever. Over 8,000 easy-to-find plants and thousands of photographs will give you all the guidance you need. Each variety is photographed and the new "how to" section tells you all you need to know on cultivation, pruning and care. Plus, use the special plant selector to grow for every possible situation and condition, from sunless walls to sandy soil. The perfect addition to any gardener�s bookshelf.
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AHS Great Plant Guide

Author: N.A

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789471444

Category: Nature

Page: 670

View: 672

Entries on over 1000 plant species include information on type, growth process, ornamental features, and care, and suggests plants suitable for various climates and garden themes.
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Plant Propagation

Author: Alan R. Toogood

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789441164

Category: Gardening

Page: 320

View: 1290

Hundreds of full-color, step-by-step photographic sequences and detailed instructions introduce the appropriate propagation techniques for more than one thousand different kinds of plants, including roses, orchids, ferns, palms, grasses, vegetables, and annuals.
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Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening

Author: Pauline Pears

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 416

View: 4037

A reference on organic gardening provides detailed instruction in and tips on the techniques required to produce fruits and vegetables, flowers, and herbs without the use of chemicals.
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The American Horticultural Society A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants

Author: Christopher Brickell,Henry Marc Cathey

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9780756606169

Category: Gardening

Page: 1099

View: 6080

A comprehensive reference for the American gardener includes detailed, cross-referenced descriptions of more than fifteen thousand plants.
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The Royal Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Gardening

Author: Christopher Brickell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781405303538

Category: Gardening

Page: 751

View: 5683

Drawing on the expertise of 50 gardeners, this encyclopedia aims to be a definitive guide to gardening, with advice on all aspects. Over 3000 photos with step-by-step sequences support the text. This revision features a new chapter on container gardening and sections on contemporary techniques.
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Encyclopedia of Gardening

Author: Christopher Brickell

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780756698287

Category: Gardening

Page: 752

View: 1201

Shares expert coverage of the latest approaches to gardening, design essentials, and tools and materials, providing a glossary of plants while demonstrating step-by-step techniques that reflect popular contemporary trends.
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Hydrangeas for American Gardens

Author: N.A

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9780881926415

Category: Gardening

Page: 236

View: 8712

How to choose from the hundreds of mopheads, lacecaps, oakleafs, and more? Respected plantsman Michael A. Dirr comes to the rescue in his refreshingly forthright style.
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The Market Gardener

A Successful Grower's Handbook for Small-scale Organic Farming

Author: Jean-Martin Fortier,Marie Bilodeau

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 0865717656

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 6172

Grow better not bigger with proven low-tech, human-scale, biointensive farming methods
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Encyclopedia of Landscape Design

Planning, Building, and Planting Your Perfect Outdoor Space

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465470786

Category: Gardening

Page: 392

View: 4170

Be inspired to imagine the garden of your dreams with this guide that will help you plan, build, and plant your perfect outdoor space. Whether you're aiming for a total redesign or targeting a specific area, Encyclopedia of Landscape Design offers fresh and achievable ideas for every gardener: grasp the fundamentals of landscape and garden design, find a style that's right for you, and create the structures and planting plans to bring your ideas to life. Produced by a team of award-winning horticultural experts, Encyclopedia of Landscape Design offers extensive design inspiration backed up with solid practical content, including step-by-step landscape structures and planting techniques.
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Pruning and Training

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465465316

Category: Gardening

Page: 336

View: 7505

Featuring more than 800 plants, Pruning and Training is a freshly redesigned and fully comprehensive guide to cultivating your perfect garden. Pruning and Training has step-by-step instructions to pruning and training hundreds of trees, shrubs, and climbing plants. With chapters on everything from rosebushes to peach trees, Pruning and Training has advice for every garden and gardener. With its practical A-Z approach, organized by plant type, Pruning and Training displays information in an easy-to-follow format and has guides to specialized techniques for each plant type, including coppicing and pollarding for trees and pinch pruning for shrubs. Learn the basic training techniques for climbing plants and see how to maintain ornamental shrubs in your garden, including grasses for your topiary or hedges and bamboo. Pruning and Training is the essential guide to pruning and training your garden plants with confidence.
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Taylor's Encyclopedia of Garden Plants

Author: Frances Tenenbaum

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618226443

Category: Gardening

Page: 447

View: 3198

A guide to plants for North American gardens encompasses detailed descriptions of more than one thousand species, organized alphabetically by botanical names and including information on cultivation and propagation.
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American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers

Author: Christopher Brickell,Trevor Jack Cole

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789489937

Category: Gardening

Page: 720

View: 2250

A comprehensive guide to North American horticulture encompasses more than eight thousand plant references, 4,250 full-color captioned photographs, and useful advice on topics ranging from plant identification and selection to cultivation and pest control. 35,000 first printing.
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