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.
Tailored to meet the needs of the first time bonsai owner, this book is an extensive directory of every major bonsai type. Clear text and step-by-step illustrations ensure that even the most nervous newcomer can approach looking after bonsai with confidence.
In this full-color eco-friendly guide to landscaping in Florida, the authors discuss trees, palms, shrubs, ground covers, and vines as well as the uses of mulches and compost. Additional problem-solving sections tackle soils and fertilizers, pruning, weeds, nematodes, plant diseases, and coping with cold weather. A safety guide and list of resources for further help make this the most complete single-volume source for environmentally sound landscaping in Florida and a boon for newcomers to the state.
Passalongs are plants that have survived in gardens for decades by being handed from one person to another. In this lively book, the authors describe 117 such plants, giving particulars on hardiness and size and include mail-order sources, tips on plant swaps, and more. 82 color photos.
The Month-by-Month series provides credible information on maintaining plants throughout the year in a specific region. These books contain monthly advice on what to do in the garden and when to do it, and contain several plant categories ranging from annuals to vines.
An in-depth look at local, community-based agriculture.
Old Southern Apples is an indispensable reference for fruit lovers everywhere, especially those who live in the southern U.S. Out of print for several years, this newly revised and expanded edition now features descriptions of some 1,800 apple varieties that either originated in the South or were widely grown there before 1928.
This handy guide is packed witht he best plant varities you'll want for your garden: annuals, perennials, trees & shrubs, vines, roses, bulbs, ornamental grasses and herbs. All are recommened species for Colorado gardens and include: habitat, height, spread, plant features, flower colors, info on soil, light and water and tips on how to best use the plant in your garden
Landscaping with Native Plants of Michigan" is designed for beginning and experienced gardeners who want to learn more about Michigan's unique native-plant communities and how to successfully incorporate them into their home landscapes. It combines the practicality of a field guide with all the basic information homeowners need to create an effective landscape design. The plant profiles section includes comprehensive descriptions of more than 600 native plant species, subspecies, and varieties of flowers, trees, shrubs, vines, evergreens, grasses, and ferns that have grown in Michigan since the time before European settlement. Information on planting, maintenance, and landscape uses for each plant is also included. Readers will also gain many creative ideas from the section featuring Michigan gardeners who have successfully incorporated native plants into their home landscapes.
Offers planting advice, step-by-step gardening instructions, homespun recipes, and a garden full of inspiration"--P.  of cover.