RHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers

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

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405354232

Category: Gardening

Page: 744

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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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Science and the Garden

The Scientific Basis of Horticultural Practice

Author: David S. Ingram,Daphne Vince-Prue,Peter J. Gregory

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444360353

Category: Science

Page: 368

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"A thorough update and the introduction of new topics such as biodiversity and conservation has greatly enhanced this new edition: it is a 'must read' for all interested in horticulture and gardening." —John MacLeod, RHS Professor of Horticulture Most conventional gardening books concentrate on how and when to carry out horticultural tasks such as pruning, seed sowing and taking cuttings. This book is unique in explaining in straightforward terms some of the science that underlies these practices. It is principally a book of 'Why' – Why are plants green? Why should one cut beneath a leaf node when taking cuttings? Why do plants need so much water? But it also goes on to deal with the 'How', providing rationale behind the practical advice. The coverage is wide-ranging and comprehensive and includes the basic structure and functioning of garden plants, nomenclature, genetics and plant breeding, soil management, environmental factors affecting growth, methods of propagation and production, pest and disease control, post harvest management and storage, and conservation and sustainable horticulture. Now with full colour throughout, the second edition provides the reader with: Completely revised and updated chapters from the first edition, with new information and clearer focus on the topics Four new chapters, dealing with matters that have become of increasing concern since the first edition, namely: Diversity in the Plant World; Conservation and Sustainable Gardening; Gardens and the Natural World; and Gardens for Science Published on behalf of the Royal Horticultural Society, this book remains a key text for those sitting RHS examinations, particularly at levels 2 and 3; it will also appeal to gardeners, growers and scientists. Key Features Bestselling essential text for all horticulture students Edited and written by a group of highly regarded scientists Covers the scientific information of greatest importance to gardeners and horticulturists Jargon-free scientific explanations, a comprehensive glossary, and copious colour illustrations Royalties from the sale of this book go towards the charitable work of the RHS, promoting horticulture and helping gardeners. www.rhs.org.uk
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PUBLIC GARDEN MANAGEMENT: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

Author: BIJAN DEHGAN

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493161830

Category: Gardening

Page: 442

View: 4508

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“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
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Walford's guide to reference material

Author: Raymond John Prytherch,Joan Margaret Harvey,Alan Edwin Day,Stephen Willis,Marilyn Mullay,Anthony Chalcraft,Priscilla Schlicke,Albert John Walford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780853659785

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

View: 361

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Walford's Guide to Reference Material: Science and technology

Author: Albert John Walford

Publisher: London : Library Association

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 943

View: 6827

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Cette bibliographie commentee touche tous les domaines du savoir humain, soit de l'Art a la Zoologie;elle signale les ouvrages les plus importants soit des bibliographies, des index, des encyclopedies, des dictionnaires, des guides, des revues etc dont le support ed'information est soit du papier, soit un cd-rom, soit une base de donnees en ligne directe, soit un microforme ect. L'objectif du guide Walford est de devenir La source d'information sur tout type de reference, nonobstant le support technique.
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Best Perennials for the Rocky Mountains and High Plains

Author: Celia Tannehill,James E. Klett

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cooking

Page: 128

View: 6167

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Planning a successful perennial garden in Colorado, the Rocky Mountains and High Plains comes with its share of soil and climate challenges. Best Perennials for the Rocky Mountain High Plains is a comprehensive guide to the best performing perennials based on performance results from Colorado State University's W.D. Holley Plant Environmental Research Center (PERC). The 322 plants described in this publication were rated according to landscape use, height, width, foliage color and fall effect, winter injury, ornamental fruit, disease and insect problems. These top-performing perennials are ideal for xeriscapes, rock gardens, wildflower gardens, and the traditional perennial border. Plants that attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds are also featured. This book is a necessary tool for the horticulture industry, landscape architects and designers, park personnel, the home gardener, and horticulturists in the Rocky Mountain-High Plains region.
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Pleasures of the Cottage Garden

Author: Rand B. Lee

Publisher: Friedman/Fairfax Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

View: 1995

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Filled with sumptuous color photographs and exquisite botanical illustrations, here is a rich visual presentation of a well-loved gardening style. But, it is also a practical guide for those who wish to create a cottage garden tailored to their specific climates and horticultural passions.
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