Five Plant Gardens

Five Plant Gardens

Nancy J. Ondra takes the stressful guesswork out of perennial garden planning by offering 52 vibrant designs, each made up of only five plants.

Author: Nancy J. Ondra

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781603429047

Category: Gardening

Page: 184

View: 319

With literally hundreds of choices, it can be overwhelming to decide which perennials to plant in your garden. Nancy J. Ondra takes the stressful guesswork out of perennial garden planning by offering 52 vibrant designs, each made up of only five plants. Ondra tailors each simple design to a specific set of growing conditions, with plenty of tips to help your planting mature. Enjoy gardens full of sun-drenched blooming flowers and shade-loving greenery for years to come.
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Essential Perennials for Every Garden

Essential Perennials for Every Garden

Whether readers are beginning a new perennial garden or perfecting an existing one, Essential Perennials for Every Garden can assist them in creating that dream garden that will add color and joy to their lives for years to come.

Author: Sally Roth

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 9781620081686

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 420

Bursting with vivid color—like the midsummer garden of your dreams—Essential Perennials for Every Garden will inspire and inform gardeners from coast to coast. This expertly written, eye-catching guide to choosing and maintaining perennials covers a vast array of plants from dainty ground huggers and wafting soft grasses to dramatic skyscrapers with unearthly blooms. Selected by authors and master gardeners Sally Roth and Jane Courtier, over 110 of the very best perennials are beautifully photographed and described, giving readers recommendations about the most reliable performers and exciting new varieties and hybrids. Whether readers are beginning a new perennial garden or perfecting an existing one, Essential Perennials for Every Garden can assist them in creating that dream garden that will add color and joy to their lives for years to come. -A fully-illustrated alphabetically arranged directory of the hardiest and most colorful perennials -Description, growing conditions, and propagation for over 110 superb perennials -Advice on inexpensive, easy methods to develop a new garden or expand an existing one -Time-saving tips on maintaining perennials, feeding plants, and warding off pests -Sidebars offer “green-thumb” tips and plant-partnering recommendations
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Plants and Planting on Landscape Sites

Plants and Planting on Landscape Sites

Written by an expert, this book is as an essential tool for landscape architects, project managers, contractors and nursery managers.

Author: Peter Ralph Thoday

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781780646183

Category: Science

Page: 170

View: 249

Landscape architects, design professionals and contractors alike require a good working knowledge of how to achieve plant establishment under a variety of conditions and situations. Overlooking the physiological needs of plants can lead to potential problems that can have negative financial and design impacts. Plants and Planting on Landscape Sites is a practical book giving practitioners in landscape design the essential horticultural knowledge and concepts needed to understand the limits of the material they are working with and make informed decisions. From specification to supervision, this book provides concrete advice along with practical examples for each stage of a typical project. It contains sections on: the landscape site; selecting, assessing and purchasing plants; understanding nursery practice; forms and types of transplant traded; seeds and direct seeding; pre-planting site work; transplanting; and care in the establishment phase. Specially commissioned high quality line diagrams and full colour photographs are used throughout to demonstrate meaning and give examples. Peter Thoday is an experienced consultant, international lecturer in landscape management, and past president of The Institute of Horticulture, who has had numerous roles in high-profile projects, such as Horticultural Director of the Eden Project. Written by an expert, this book is as an essential tool for landscape architects, project managers, contractors and nursery managers.
Categories: Science

Edible Perennials

Edible Perennials

"All these plants yield edible produce: roots, tubers, seeds, oils, fruits, stems, flowers, or leaves, and many have other useful properties, which are also described."--Page 4 of cover.

Author: Plants for a Future

Publisher:

ISBN: 1516965345

Category:

Page: 86

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Current interest in forest or woodland garden designs reflects an awareness that permanent mixed plantings are inherently more sustainable than annual monocultures. They safeguard and enrich soil ecosystems, enable plants to form cooperative combinations, make use of layers above and below the soil, and they create benign microclimates which soften winds and recycle the rain. The challenge is productivity: how can yields of useful foods and other useful materials be maximised? The latest book from Plants For A Future is a resource for discovering some of the answers.Edible Perennials provides detailed information, attractively presented, on 50 selected perennial plants, based on practical experience and observation, plus a wide range of reputable sources. All these plants yield edible produce: roots, tubers, seeds, oils, fruits, stems, flowers, or leaves, and many have other useful properties, which are also described. For each entry the descriptive text is augmented by summary information panels covering various attributes such as natural habitat, cultivation needs, nutritional value of edible parts, and potential uses within woodland garden designs.We have included some more unusual species that may not be well known to growers interested in trying out different food crops and new designs for their plots. The book also has a reference table of the key characteristics of nearly 400 other perennials, to help readers to identify plants that meet their particular requirements. Further details of all these plants are available from the PFAF Plants Database at www.pfaf.org.
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The Well Tended Perennial Garden

The Well Tended Perennial Garden

The Well-Tended Perennial Garden is a must-have ally in the quest for a beautiful, well-maintained garden. The Well-Tended Perennial Garden is the most thorough book on the essential practices of perennial care.

Author: Tracy DiSabato-Aust

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604697070

Category: Gardening

Page: 416

View: 258

“This practical guide is lush with clear, step-by-step advice.” —Real Simple Since its original publication twenty years ago, The Well-Tended Perennial Garden has helped home gardeners successfully plan, plant, and tend their gardens. Now Tracy Di-Sabato-Aust’s trusty advice and reassuring tone are back and better than ever in this completely revised new edition. Novice and experienced gardeners alike will benefit from Tracy’s thorough details on the essential practices of perennial care—included deadheading, pinching, and thinning—along with growing information for new species and cultivars, on-trend garden design advice, a monthly planting and maintenance schedule, and details on native plants and gardening for wildlife. The Well-Tended Perennial Garden is a must-have ally in the quest for a beautiful, well-maintained garden.
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How to Grow Perennial Vegetables

How to Grow Perennial Vegetables

Provides advice on planting and growing perennial vegetables, offering an A-Z look at over one hundred perennial edibles.

Author: Martin Crawford

Publisher: Uit Cambridge Limited

ISBN: 1900322846

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 945

Provides advice on planting and growing perennial vegetables, offering an A-Z look at over one hundred perennial edibles.
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Perennials All Season

Perennials All Season

Featuring a comprehensive selection guide, this book lets gardeners choose plants that will flower exactly when needed to guarantee uninterrupted splendor. 300+ photos.

Author: Douglas Green

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 0809299887

Category: Gardening

Page: 296

View: 789

With the insider tips offered in this reference, any gardener--from novice to master--can enjoy brilliant beds and borders all season long. Featuring a comprehensive selection guide, this book lets gardeners choose plants that will flower exactly when needed to guarantee uninterrupted splendor. 300+ photos.
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Perennials for Every Purpose

Perennials for Every Purpose

Original. "Perennials for Every Purpose" This is a plant encyclopedia with a purpose! You'll discover more than 1,000 perennials, organized by special feature (that's the "purpose!"), such as bloom time or site condition.

Author: Larry Hodgson

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: IND:30000120066539

Category: Gardening

Page: 502

View: 879

The gardener's guide to perennials covers each major plant with a two-page illustrated spread, revealing seven garden designs, heat zone maps, problem solving tips, and much more. Original.
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Taylor s Encyclopedia of Garden Plants

Taylor s Encyclopedia of Garden Plants

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.

Author: Frances Tenenbaum

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618226443

Category: Gardening

Page: 447

View: 789

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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Houseplants mini

Houseplants  mini

What's the best way to nurture your green thumb when you don't have a yard or space? Houseplants! Now available in a fun gift version, this is the guide to raising the best, healthiest, and happiest potted plants nature has ever seen.

Author: Lisa Eldred Steinkopf

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 9780760365922

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 909

What's the best way to nurture your green thumb when you don't have a yard or space? Houseplants! Now available in a fun gift version, this is the guide to raising the best, healthiest, and happiest potted plants nature has ever seen. When you want to raise plants but just don’t have the space, then it’s time to turn to houseplants! Offers complete information on the most popular varieties of houseplants along with details on maintenance, care and know-how so you can easily select the best plants for your lifestyle and space. Join the millions of house-plant-loving enthusiasts in this no-yard-required hobby without the questions of which potting mix to try, what the right level of light you’ll need, or how to shift your plants as seasons change. Houseplants profiles more than 150 different plants, and gives you the best techniques to raise them to be happy, green, and healthy. And as you watch them grow, you can stimulate your inner botanist with the included information on each plant’s Latin family, varieties, bloom period, mature height, all illustrated in beautiful four-color photos.
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Plants

Plants

This volume will be of particular relevance to students of professional horticulture for it provides an introduction to the diversity of plants and their multifarious management requirements.

Author: Bob Watson

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132209979

Category: Gardening

Page: 479

View: 793

"A sister publication to Trees: Their Use, Management, Cultivation and Biology, this wide-ranging and fascinating book is packed full with both biological information about plants as well as practical and instructional advice about how to grow and nurture them. It covers soft plants, shrubs and woody climbers and discusses a wide range of both British native and exotic plants found elsewhere throughout the world. This volume will be of particular relevance to students of professional horticulture for it provides an introduction to the diversity of plants and their multifarious management requirements. Provides an introduction to the main plant groups and considers their longevity and external features Covers the identification, classification and nomenclature of plants Examines the biology of plants and discusses flower structure, fruit development, seed structure and germination, plant growth and development, and the physiological processes of plants Discusses plant management and practice, including their use in the landscape, site preparation, sowing and planting, the management of planted areas and individual plants, plant protection (weed control, pests and fungal diseases), the management and maintenance of plant collections and gardens open to the public."--Publisher's website
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Paul Bangay s Guide to Plants

Paul Bangay s Guide to Plants

Whether you're creating a garden for an inner-city courtyard or a rambling rural estate, this book contains the practical advice readers need to give their own patch of green the Paul Bangay look.

Author: Paul Bangay

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 9781761043109

Category:

Page: 416

View: 782

Tenth anniversary edition featuring two new chapters and almost 30 new plants Gardens designed by Paul Bangay are renowned for their elegant proportions, careful use of materials and inspired choice of plants. In one garden, precise box hedging will frame billowing beds of perennials; while in another, olive trees emerge from an undergrowth of rosemary against a dramatic coastal landscape. In a Paul Bangay garden, you can be sure that every plant has been carefully selected to achieve a particular purpose at a specific site. This comprehensive and informative guide is the perfect companion to Paul Bangay's Garden Design Handbook, which revealed Paul's insights into successful garden design and construction, and answers the question- what do I plant and where? Rich with anecdotes about what has worked best over the years, and with a special focus on plants for our changing climate, the collection showcases Paul's A-list plants with photography from the best in the business, Simon Griffiths. Whether you're creating a garden for an inner-city courtyard or a rambling rural estate, this book contains the practical advice readers need to give their own patch of green the Paul Bangay look.
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Take Two Plants

Take Two Plants

"Take Two Plants" removes the guesswork from plant combining, bringing beautiful, balanced gardens and borders within easy reach of both beginning and experienced gardeners. 400 color photos.

Author: Nicola Ferguson

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary

ISBN: CORNELL:31924084763626

Category: Gardening

Page: 264

View: 693

"Take Two Plants" removes the guesswork from plant combining, bringing beautiful, balanced gardens and borders within easy reach of both beginning and experienced gardeners. 400 color photos.
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Perennials for the Pacific Northwest

Perennials for the Pacific Northwest

A master list of flowering plants recommended for Pacific Northwest gardens is updated to include currently available perennials and focuses on plants that can endure the winter and return vibrantly the following year, thrive in partial ...

Author: Marty Wingate

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781570618932

Category: Gardening

Page: 307

View: 314

A master list of flowering plants recommended for Pacific Northwest gardens is updated to include currently available perennials and focuses on plants that can endure the winter and return vibrantly the following year, thrive in partial-shade settings and adapt to regional water levels. Original.
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RHS 50 Plants You Can t Kill

RHS 50 Plants You Can t Kill

It's time to take control of your outdoor (or indoor) space with 50 Plants That You Can't Kill.

Author: Jamie Butterworth

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781784726287

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 907

It's time to take control of your outdoor (or indoor) space with 50 Plants That You Can't Kill. These 50 easy-to-grow plants have been selected for their love of neglect and their ability to withstand even the most forgetful of gardeners. Whether you're looking for edibles for your windowsill, potted plants for your balcony or climbers for your garden, there's something for everyone. Handy plant profiles tell you why to grow it, where to put it and how to look after it, helping your plants to thrive without too much maintenance from you! - 50 resilient and easy-to-care-for plants - Plants in the same family and other alternatives give you even more choice - Clear and simple profiles tell you the space, light, water and soil requirements of each plant - Expert care advice in the form of dos and don'ts - Contains basic information on planting, watering, growing from seed and feeding
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Ornamental Foliage Plants

Ornamental Foliage Plants

Information includes: Imperial and metric measurements Cultivation notes Best uses Region of origin Common names. This book, illustrated with 1,000 color photographs, is an indispensable reference for gardeners of all levels.

Author: Denise Greig

Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books

ISBN: PSU:000054152816

Category: Gardening

Page: 400

View: 503

Ornamental Foliage Plants is a comprehensive guide to 1,500 garden and indoor plants grown mainly for their exceptional foliage. The first part of Ornamental Foliage Plants explores the different ways these plants can be used in landscaping. Concise chapters include: The winter garden Autumn color Architectural plants Hedges and topiary Succulent plants Plants with variegated leaves Silvery-leafed plants. The main section of the book is an A-Z directory of ornamental foliage plants. Entries are organized by botanical name with useful descriptions of the species as well as varieties and forms. Quick reference symbols indicate the plant's outstanding features. Information includes: Imperial and metric measurements Cultivation notes Best uses Region of origin Common names. This book, illustrated with 1,000 color photographs, is an indispensable reference for gardeners of all levels.
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Perennial Vegetables

Perennial Vegetables

It sounds too good to be true, but in Perennial Vegetables author and plant specialist Eric Toensmeier (Edible Forest Gardens) introduces gardeners to a world of little-known and wholly underappreciated plants.

Author: Eric Toensmeier

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781931498401

Category: Gardening

Page: 241

View: 449

Imagine growing vegetables that require the same care as the flowers in your perennial beds and bordersóno annual tilling and planting. They thrive and produce abundant and nutritious crops throughout the season. In Perennial Vegetables, author and plant specialist Eric Toensmeier introduces gardeners to a world of little-known and wholly under-appreciated plants. Ranging beyond the usual suspects (asparagus, rhubarb, and artichoke) to include such ëminorí crops as ground cherry and ramps and the much sought-after, antioxidant-rich wolfberry (also known as goji berries), Toensmeier explains how to raise, tend, harvest, and cook with plants that yield great crops and satisfaction. Perennial vegetables are perfect as part of an edible landscape plan or permaculture garden. Profiling more than a hundred species, with dozens of colour photographs and illustrations, and filled with valuable growing tips, recipes, and resources, Perennial Vegetables is a groundbreaking and ground-healing book that will open the eyes of gardeners everywhere to the exciting world of edible perennials.
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Perennial Gardening Made Easy

Perennial Gardening Made Easy

Getting Your FREE Bonus Download this book, read it to the end and see "BONUS: Your FREE Gift" chapter after the conclusion.

Author: Den Barr

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1973959526

Category:

Page: 34

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Getting Your FREE Bonus Download this book, read it to the end and see "BONUS: Your FREE Gift" chapter after the conclusion. Perennial Gardening Made Easy Top 20 Perennial Plants You Can Plant Once And Harvest Every Year Let's be honest, gardening is one of the most relaxing things you can do. Getting away from the buzz of everyday life and getting into the buzz of the bees as you plant and weed through your garden is one of the greatest ways to unwind on the weekend or after a long day at work. But, you know you hate it when you find the perfect layout for your garden, you've taken the time to plant, and you fell in love with what you grew, but you know it's only going to last for the season. Nothing that you plant this year is going to come back next year, and you don't know if you're going to be able to find the same selection. So what do you do? Obviously, the best solution is to plant something that is going to come back year after year. Perennials are the perfect solution to any gardener who enjoys seeing the fruit of their labor return with the season. But - how do you know which perennials to plant, and where to plant them? That's where this book comes in. In it, you are going to learn how to plant the best perennial garden you can imagine. With these top 20 plants, you are going to get the results you want in no time, and you are going to fall in love with your garden year after year. Come with me on this journey, and discover just how easy it is to garden. You thought you were in love with the process now, just wait until you see what is in store for your yard. Discover the secret to planting perennials Have fun as you select plants that will return year after year Create a vibrant garden that you know is going to return Become the gardener you have always wanted to be And much, much more! Download your E book "Perennial Gardening Made Easy: Top 20 Perennial Plants You Can Plant Once And Harvest Every Year" by scrolling up and clicking "Buy Now with 1-Click" button!
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Clematis for Small Spaces

Clematis for Small Spaces

Beautifully illustrated with 150 colour photos, this long-awaited book will appeal to everyone from seasoned experts to gardeners discovering clematis for the very first time.

Author: Raymond J. Evison

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780881928518

Category: Gardening

Page: 272

View: 508

Highlighting new cultivars that are suitable for mixed borders, containers, and other small spaces, a colorful handbook presents a wide range of clematis for different garden situations, furnishing detailed plant descriptions organized by flowering season, suitable companion plants, landscape design suggestions, and cultivation requirements.
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The Complete Encyclopedia of Garden Plants

The Complete Encyclopedia of Garden Plants

The Complete Encyclopedia of Garden Plants presents information on a wide range of plants, including trees; shrubs; annuals and perennials; grasses, sedges, and bamboos; fruit trees, nut trees, and other fruits; bulbs, corms, and tubers; ...

Author: Kate Bryant

Publisher: Thunder Bay Press (CA)

ISBN: PSU:000058411209

Category: Gardening

Page: 703

View: 624

Whether ornamental, produce-bearing, functional, or a combination of these qualities, almost every type of plant has a place in the garden. The Complete Encyclopedia of Garden Plants presents information on a wide range of plants, including trees; shrubs; annuals and perennials; grasses, sedges, and bamboos; fruit trees, nut trees, and other fruits; bulbs, corms, and tubers; cacti and succulents; vegetables and herbs; climbers and creepers; orchids; and ferns, palms, and cycads. Book jacket.
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