This delightful pocket sized title, coming from one of the UK's foremost experts on roses, will be an indispensable guide to rose-lovers everywhere.
Edibles continue to be popular choices for gardeners, and beginning gardeners are no exception. Author William Moss takes a beginning gardener through all the steps needed to grow vegetables and fruits in any setting, regardless of the available (or desired) size. This book will cover container gardening, vertical gardening, raised-bed gardening, and traditional methods to help gardeners everywhere bring a taste of homegrown freshness to their gardening experience.
The Inspired Gardener" is an exuberant, design-driven gift book with multiple typefaces, full-color photos and line drawings, featuring 55+ inspirational, serious and humorous quotes ranging from Aristotle to Alice Walker. Strong visual appeal. Hardcover, printed on heavy stock recycled paper.
Providing comprehensive information on care and cultivation, as well as sound advice on determining perfect plant location, this reference profiles 99 palm and 17 cycad species. Plantlovers looking to add a tropical accent to the garden or wanting to invest in a low-maintenance houseplant will find plenty of guidance in this alphabetical guide to plants suited to a variety of climates and soil types. A special section also provides help with matching palm species to indoor and outdoor settings and features further brief entries on 85 palms and 18 cyad species, making it an extremely useful source book for gardeners, interiorscapers, and landscapers all over the world.
The modern-day explorer is one who doesn't discover new lands and new cultures, but who rediscovers common food heritage and then works to bring it back. Buchanan evaluated thousands of varieties of fruits, grains, herbs, flowers, and vegetables, capturing not only their flavors, but their fascinating stories and their place in the local harvest.
Some of the best fertilizer on the planet can be made with your very own garbage. Starting with something as simple as coffee grounds
Collection of 46 designs created by Mid-Atlantic landscape professionals, with over 200 plants that are proven performers and more than 430 color photos and drawings. US: DE, Long Island, MD, NJ, PA, VA, WV
Brilliant photographs and down-to-earth advice are packed into this guide to over 443 annuals suited to Michigan's climate. Szerlag and Beck provide information on light, water and nutrient needs, as well as recommendations on how and when to start your plants. This book also includes tips on planting, growing, recommended varieties, and problems and pests.
For gardeners lucky enough to live in the subtropical and tropical zones, here are 83 shrubs they can count on to display beautiful flowers and/or colorful, interesting leaves. Stunning color photos and practical advice make this book an inspiration as well as a how-to manual for those who want their gardens to put on a tropical show throughout the year. Learn how to use shrubs in garden design for hedges, borders, screens, bank covers, mass plantings, containers, as well as bird and butterfly attractors. You'll also learn how to maintain a healthy garden. In her straightforward style, Amanda Jarrett covers the basics of planting, watering, fertilizing, pruning, mulching, and controlling insects and diseases. Just follow Amanda's common-sense advice, and your garden will blossom for years to come.
Wingate discusses the merits and capabilities of all these structures and presents easy step-by-step projects. The inspiring photographs and clear drawings provide a wealth of ideas as well as practical guidance about how to create your own outdoor sanctuary.
This step-by-step guide introduces the beginning mushroom cultivator to everything he needs to know, from sterile culture procedures to indoor bottle gardens to indoor/outdoor compost gardens. Ten chapters cover equipment, growing media, compost, small indoor quantities, starting cultures, and incubation. Black-and-white line drawings and half-tones complement the 16 full color photos taken by the author, founder of the mail order business Mushroom People.