A Guide to Using, Growing, and Propagating North American Woody Plants
Author: William Cullina
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
View: 6514A comprehensive, illustrated reference covering nearly one thousand native woody plants discusses the benefits of using such trees, shrubs, and vines in ecological gardening to provide food and shelter to attract birds and butterflies and offers helpful instructions on how to select, cultivate, and propagate a variety of native species.
Author: Richard M. DeGraaf
View: 3063Revised and updated, this new edition of a much sought-after classic remains the best source for information about the trees, shrubs, and vines that provide bird habitats and feeding sources in the United States and Canada from the Atlantic coast to the Rocky Mountains and beyond. More than 160 species of trees, shrubs, and vines that provide food, cover, and nesting for common North American birds are highlighted, with instructions on designing a landscape habitat that attracts desired bird species. For each plant species the author provides a description, flowering and fruiting periods, preferred habitat conditions, growing ranges, and hardiness zones. Detailed instructions cover propagation, transplantation, landscape, and site requirements. The new edition includes updated data, expanded bird/plant preference indexes, 24 new photographs of trees and plants in actual backyard habitats, and 64 detailed drawings of branches, leaves, and berries for easy identification.
Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-54
Author: Editors of Garden Way Publishing
Publisher: Storey Publishing
View: 4591Do you have an old grapevine that needs training? A forsythia that has become too leggy? Evergreen shrubs that threaten to push through your first-floor windows? Have you just purchased a new home and feel mystified by the pruning chores ahead? If so, help is here in Pruning Trees, Shrubs & Vines. Pruning is one of the best things you can do for your plants and trees, if it's done the right way. When pruned regularly and properly, your plants stay vibrantly healthy. Flowering shrubs and vines produce more blossoms, fruit trees and berry patches yield more fruit, and hedges and evergreens remain full and well-shaped. Pruning Trees, Shrubs & Vines offers all the advice you need to start pruning fruit and shade trees, evergreens, grape vines, berry bushes, ornamental shrubs and vines, hedges, and roses like a professional. You'll learn how, where, and when to prune as well as what tools to use. For quick reference you'll find a pruning timetable, a condensed plant-by-plant pruning guide, and an A-to-Z glossary of pruning terms.
A Planting Design Manual for Environmental Designers
Author: Gary L. Hightshoe
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
View: 8177This guide covers over 250 major species--by asthetic character, culture requirements, and ecology--and presents essential design information through scale illustrations.
Integrated Management of Landscape Trees, Shrubs, and Vines
Author: Richard Wilson Harris,James R. Clark,Nelda P. Matheny
Publisher: Pearson College Division
View: 1885Regarded by many as an irreplaceable reference tool, this book describes the integration of the landscape environment (climate, soil, and related organisms), its effect on landscape plants, and how to manage both to obtain the desired results with reasonable effort. All aspects of tree, shrub, and vine care are covered, including plant structure and function, plant selection, site analysis and preparation, environmental influences on growth, soil, water and nutrient management, pruning, transplanting, and plant health care. A valuable handbook for professionals, including arboricultural consultants, arborists, urban foresters, landscape architects, landscape contractors (installation and/or maintenance), state and county horticultural extension advisors, park directors and staff (federal, state, regional, and local), street tree superintendents and staff, grounds superintendents and staff (golf courses, college and school grounds, cemeteries, condominiums, retirement communities, theme parks, etc.), arboretum and botanic garden directors and staff, nursery growers and retailers.
Author: B. Eugene Wofford,Edward W. Chester
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
View: 704Tennessee is home to more than four hundred species of woody plants, but until now there has been no comprehensive guide to them. This work fills that gap, as B. Eugene Wofford and Edward W. Chester provide identification keys to all native and naturalized species of trees, shrubs, and woody vines found in the state. The book is organized by plant types, which are divided into gymnosperms and angiosperms. For each species treated, the authors include both scientific and common names, a brief description, information on flowering and fruiting seasons, and distribution patterns. Photographs illustrate more than ninety five percent of species, and the text is fully indexed by families and genera, scientific names, and common names. A glossary is keyed to photographs in the text to illustrate definitions. In their introduction, Wofford and Chester provide an overview of the Tennessee flora and their characteristics, outline Tennessee's physiographic regions, and survey the history of botanical research in the state. The authors also address the historical and environmental influences on plant distribution and describe comparative diversity of taxa within the regions. Guide to Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of Tennessee will be a valuable resource and identification guide for professional and lay readers alike, including students, botanists, foresters, gardeners, environmentalists, and conservationists interested in the flora of Tennessee. The Authors: B. Eugene Wofford is director of the herbarium at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge. Edward W. Chester is professor of biology at Austin Peay State University. His articles on subjects ranging from taxonomy to plant systematics have appeared in Journal of the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society, Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club, Wetlands, and many other publications.
A Pictorial Guide to the Ornamental Woody Plants of the Northern United States Exclusive of Conifers
Author: Arthur T. Viertel
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
View: 900Illustrates and describes broad-leaved woody plants indigenous to the northern states.
Author: Robert K. Godfrey
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
View: 3547This complete and authoritative work provides identification keys, full descriptions, and line drawings that make it possible to identify 383 native and naturalized species of trees, shrubs, and woody vines found in northern Florida and adjacent Georgia and Alabama. Casual observers of the lower coastal plain may at first see a landscape dominated by pines. Closer observation reveals a great diversity of plants--patterns of contrasting vegetation caused by the complex physical and biotic factors at work. In this richly vegetated area, a rise of only four feet in elevation can bring significant changes in community composition, changes comparable, perhaps, to those occurring on a four-thousand-foot mountainside. The descriptions in this guide are useful not only for identification but also for their help in enhancing the user's knowledge of the plants. Each description is followed by information on the habitat in which the species is known to occur, the species' general location within the area under study, and its overall geographic range. Whenever possible, vegetative characteristics have been used in the keys so that the book is useful beyond the sometimes brief flowering seasons of the species. The use of technical terminology has been minimized in the keys and descriptions, and a full glossary is provided. Based on thirty years of constant study and firsthand observation, Robert K. Godfrey's manual is a definitive work on this area's notably diverse woody flora, from the common longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) and Jackson-brier (Smilax smallii) to locally rarer species such as the fragrant sumac (Rhus aromatica), Spanish bayonet (Yucca gloriosa), and ornamental Chinese tallow-tree (Sapium sebiferum).
Author: Robert A. Vines
View: 2163Twenty-five years of labor went into Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of the Southwest, by the late Robert A. Vines, which describes and illustrates more than 1,200 species of native and naturalized woody plants of the southwestern United States. The book covers Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. The author traveled more than 250,000 miles by car, on foot, and horseback. The species described are grouped into 102 chapters, each chapter representing a different plant family. Accompanying the text are more than 1,200 black-and-white drawings by Sarah Kahlden Arendale.
Author: Carl G. Hunter
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
View: 1081This is a complete, illustrated guide to Arkansas's woody plants and nonwoody vines. The text for each species appears next to its photograph. In all, 325 species are described along with descriptions of sixty-eight plant families and drawings of plant parts. The book also includes a glossary and complete index.