Create an Indoor Oasis for your Urban Space

Author: Jason Chongue

Publisher: Hardie Grant

ISBN: 9781743793435

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 9939

Plant Society is your 101 guide on how to love and keep indoor plants. Even if you've killed every house plant in the past, plant-cultivator and stylist Jason Chongue will show you that it's really not that difficult. Covering everything from basic plant care and re-potting, to plants suited to pets and propagating, this book will help remove your fear of gardening and inspire you to create you own indoor oasis. It includes profiles of 25 ideal tropical indoor plants, organised from the most low-maintenance species through to the more exotic and labor-intensive plants. On top of this, the book offers styling advice including how to decorate different rooms in your home with plants, as well as suggestions on pots and planters to give your plants more personality. Throughout the book, you'll also find interviews with 'Plant People' from around the world, who provide an insight into their unique relationships with house plants. Indoor gardening really is this simple and fun!
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Author: Estelle Levetin,Karen McMahon

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 0077654722

Category: Science

Page: 544

View: 503

This introductory, one quarter/one-semester text takes a multidisciplinary approach to studying the relationship between plants and people. The authors strive to stimulate interest in plant science and encourage students to further their studies in botany. Also, by exposing students to society's historical connection to plants, Levetin and McMahon hope to instill a greater appreciation for the botanical world. Plants and Society covers basic principles of botany with strong emphasis on the economic aspects and social implications of plants and fungi.
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Author: Colorado Native Plant Society

Publisher: Falcon Guides

ISBN: 9781560445296

Category: Nature

Page: 105

View: 6893

Vivid color photos, detailed line drawings, and text, highlight more than 130 of Colorado's least known and rarest plants.
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Author: Alan R. Toogood

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789441164

Category: Gardening

Page: 320

View: 7752

Hundreds of full-color, step-by-step photographic sequences and detailed instructions introduce the appropriate propagation techniques for more than one thousand different kinds of plants, including roses, orchids, ferns, palms, grasses, vegetables, and annuals.
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the ornamental onions

Author: Dilys Davies,Hardy Plant Society

Publisher: Timber Pr


Category: Cooking

Page: 168

View: 8649

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Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden

Author: Rick Darke,Douglas W. Tallamy

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604697393

Category: Gardening

Page: 392

View: 3930

Many gardeners today want a home landscape that nourishes and fosters wildlife. But they also want beauty, a space for the kids to play, privacy, and maybe even a vegetable patch. Sure, it’s a tall order, but The Living Landscape shows how to do it. By combining the insights of two outstanding authors, it offers a model that anyone can follow. Inspired by its examples, you’ll learn the strategies for making and maintaining a diverse, layered landscape—one that offers beauty on many levels, provides outdoor rooms and turf areas for children and pets, incorporates fragrance and edible plants, and provides cover, shelter, and sustenance for wildlife. Richly illustrated with superb photographs and informed by both a keen eye for design and an understanding of how healthy ecologies work, The Living Landscape will enable you to create a garden that is full of life and that fulfills both human needs and the needs of wildlife communities.
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Or, A Treatise on the Situation, Soil, Fencing and Laying-out of Gardens; on the Making and Managing of Hot-beds and Green-houses; and on the Propagation and Cultivation of the Several Sorts of Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits and Flowers

Author: William Cobbett

Publisher: N.A


Category: Gardening

Page: 254

View: 9820

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Author: Christopher Brickell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756675081

Category: Nature

Page: 744

View: 1800

Since its first publication in 1987, the AHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers has sold nearly 3 million copies and become the must-have reference for all gardeners around the world. This is the ideal book for selecting plants, planning a border, a greenhouse, or a whole garden, and for identifying plants, and it contains a wealth of information on their appearance and cultivation. The 8,000 plants described cover suitability for every climate, including house and conservatory plants. The book begins with a general introduction and explanation of plant names, followed by a revised and enlarged plant selector, highlighting plants suitable for particular sites, soils, conditions, and purposes. The 5,000-entry illustrated plant catalog follows, divided into eight main sections: trees, shrubs, roses, climbers, perennials, annuals and biennials, rock plants, bulbs, water plants, and cacti and other succulents. In this new edition, the sections have been re-ordered to help plants be chosen more intuitively: by color, then season, then size. Feature spreads throughout the color section illustrate a range of cultivars within the most popular genera, such as pelargoniums and clematis. Each plant variety is illustrated by a colorful photograph, and accompanied by a detailed description with cultivation requirements. The single-color, text-only plant dictionary at the back contains entries for every genus in the book, plus more than 3,000 plants in addition to those in the illustrated catalog. It also functions as an index to the plant catalog, with extensive cross-referencing. All the information needed to grow each plant is included here. Following the introduction and plant selector, the book is divided into two main sections: a 440-page, full-colour illustrated plant catalogue, and a plant dictionary featuring 8,000 plants listed alphabetically by botanical name. There is also an index of common names and glossary of terms. Contents PRELIMS PLANT NAMES AND ORIGINS PLANT SELECTOR Lists useful plants for common situations, such as sunless walls, windbreaks, drought, sandy soil, and moist shade. PLANT CATALOG (440PP) Divided into eight main plant groups, as listed below, organized by color, season, size. TREES Including conifers. Features include: Magnolias Hollies Dwarf conifers SHRUBS Features include: Camellias Rhododendrons Hydrangeas Fuchsias Heathers ROSES Includes shrub and old garden roses, modern, miniature, and climbing roses. CLIMBERS Features include: Clematis Ivies PERENNIALS Includes grasses, bamboos, rushes, sedges, and ferns. Features include: Delphiniums Irises Peonies Phlox Pelargoniums Penstemons Aquilegias Daylilies Chrysanthemums Michaelmas daisies Bromeliads Primulas Carnations and pinks Hostas Begonias Orchids African violets ANNUALS AND BIENNIALS ROCK PLANTS BULBS Including corms and tubers. Features include: Gladioli Lilies Dahlias Tulips Daffodils Crocuses Hyacinths WATER PLANTS Features include: Water lilies CACTI AND OTHER SUCCULENTS PLANT DICTIONARY (240PP) Listed alphabetically by botanical name. INDEX OF COMMON NAMES GLOSSARY OF TERMS ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
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Author: George Clendenin

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1623493927

Category: Nature

Page: 604

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Well-managed ranch lands or rangeland in Texas capture the rain that permeates our soils, sustains creeks and rivers, and replenishes aquifers, which, in turn, water our cities. The stewardship of the region is the focus of this book—the largest contributing watershed in the Colorado River Basin—viewed through the lens of its plant communities. This field guide and management reference to four million acres of rangeland in the Concho River watershed of west central Texas offers general descriptions of more than 200 plant species, including information about the plant’s growing period, growth form, livestock and wildlife value, and special management issues. Accompanying photographs give the reader an idea of not only what the plant looks like on the range but also which identifiable features, such as flowers, fruit, or leaf shape, are most important to that particular plant. In addition, several experts cover the use of fire and the management of deer, turkey, dove, and other wildlife in this region. A discussion of noxious, invasive, and toxic plants; historical accounts of the region; four useful appendixes; a glossary; and a plant list complete the impressive content of this comprehensive volume.
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Author: Seamus O'Brien

Publisher: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

ISBN: 9781842466568


Page: 304

View: 8498

In 1847 Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911) embarked on an expedition to Sikkim in the eastern Himalaya, a region where he would discover a huge number of botanical treasures previously unknown to the West. A scientist of breath-taking ability, Hooker would go on to become one of the greatest botanists and explorers of the 19th century and is perhaps the greatest of the lauded Directors of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.In this fascinating travelogue, author Seamus O'Brien retraces Hooker's footsteps in Sikkim, bringingalive the adventure, dangers and discoveries that Hooker and his companions experienced in the mid- 19th century. Seamus describes how his drive for this expedition came from a yearning to see in the wild the plant discoveries made famous by Hooker, who described the region as 'a perfect microcosmof the Himalaya.' Following in Hooker's footsteps, the author describes how these places compare to the descriptions made by Hooker 170 years previously, and how in many ways how little Sikkim has changed little over the course of time.Hooker was a highly skilled geographer and cartographer, and in Sikkim he created the firstcomprehensive map of the kingdom, highlighting mountain passes that would be of enormousstrategic value in the decades to come. Some of these maps are reproduced in the book along withHooker's original sketches of the region and plants, as well as illustrated throughout with stunningphotographs by the author.This is a wonderful celebration of one of the greatest adventures by one of history's greatest scientists,and ideal for anyone with an interest in the flora and history of the region.
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