Author: United States Department of Agriculture

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781329778788

Category: Reference

Page: 94

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This booklet was written for the novice who wants to grow native plants and may also wonder what is involved in starting a nursery. If you think that operating your own native plant nursery as a business is your calling, then this manual, and particularly this first chapter, can help you move forward. If, however, you plan to grow native plants for fun, perhaps for use around your home or as a science fair project, this manual can still give you the basic information required for you to be successful, and all the concepts provided in this chapter are still applicable.
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Basic Concepts

Author: R. Kasten Dumroese,Thomas D. Landis,Tara Luna

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781480147089

Category: Nature

Page: 92

View: 363

Growing native plants can be fun, challenging, and rewarding. This booklet, particularly the first chapter that introduces important concepts, is for the novice who wants to start growing native plants as a hobby; however, it can also be helpful to someone with a bit more experience who is wondering about starting a nursery. The second chapter provides basic information about collecting, processing, storing, and treating seeds. Chapter three focuses on using seeds to grow plants in the field or in containers using simple but effective techniques. For those native plants that reproduce poorly from seeds, the fourth chapter describes how to start native plants from cuttings. The final chapter provides valuable information on how to successfully move native plants from the nursery and establish them in their final planting location. Several appendices expand on what has been presented in the chapters, with more details and specific information about growing a variety of native plants.
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Basic Concepts

Author: R. Kasten Dumroese,Thomas D. Landis,Tara Luna

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781480147089

Category: Nature

Page: 92

View: 5939

Growing native plants can be fun, challenging, and rewarding. This booklet, particularly the first chapter that introduces important concepts, is for the novice who wants to start growing native plants as a hobby; however, it can also be helpful to someone with a bit more experience who is wondering about starting a nursery. The second chapter provides basic information about collecting, processing, storing, and treating seeds. Chapter three focuses on using seeds to grow plants in the field or in containers using simple but effective techniques. For those native plants that reproduce poorly from seeds, the fourth chapter describes how to start native plants from cuttings. The final chapter provides valuable information on how to successfully move native plants from the nursery and establish them in their final planting location. Several appendices expand on what has been presented in the chapters, with more details and specific information about growing a variety of native plants.
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A Guide for Tribal Nurseries. Volume 1 - Nursery Management (Agriculture Handbook 730)

Author: U. S. Department of Agriculture,Forest Service

Publisher: www.Militarybookshop.CompanyUK

ISBN: 9781782662068

Category: Science

Page: 312

View: 1914

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Author: Carol Bornstein,David Fross,Bart O'Brien

Publisher: Cachuma Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 271

View: 7494

"California Native Plants for the Garden" is a comprehensive resource that features more than 500 of the best California native plants for gardening in the Mediterranean-climate areas of the world. Authored by three of the state's leading native-plant horticulturalists and illustrated with 450 color photos, this reference book also includes chapters on landscape design, installation, and maintenance. Detailed lists of recommended native plants for a variety of situations are also provided.
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Author: William Cullina

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618531189

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 2242

A companion volume to Native Trees, Shrubs, & Vines offers an encyclopedic, illustrated reference on ferns, mosses, and grasses that touts the benefits of using native species as part of an ecological approach to gardening throughout North America and offers tips on how to grow and propagate such plants to serve as a background in landscape design.
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A Practical Guide to Growing Native Trees, Vines and Shrubs

Author: Henry Kock,Paul L. Aird,John D. Ambrose,Gerald E. Waldron

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781554073634

Category: Gardening

Page: 280

View: 1885

Provides information on growing native trees, vines, and shrubs from seeds, covering such topics as how to extract a seed, treating and germinating a seed, growth rate, and transplanting.
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Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife

Author: Nancy Lawson

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616896175

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 9319

In this eloquent plea for compassion and respect for all species, journalist and gardener Nancy Lawson describes why and how to welcome wildlife to our backyards. Through engaging anecdotes and inspired advice, profiles of home gardeners throughout the country, and interviews with scientists and horticulturalists, Lawson applies the broader lessons of ecology to our own outdoor spaces. Detailed chapters address planting for wildlife by choosing native species; providing habitats that shelter baby animals, as well as birds, bees, and butterflies; creating safe zones in the garden; cohabiting with creatures often regarded as pests; letting nature be your garden designer; and encouraging natural processes and evolution in the garden. The Humane Gardener fills a unique niche in describing simple principles for both attracting wildlife and peacefully resolving conflicts with all the creatures that share our world.
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Author: Annie Martin

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604697164

Category: Gardening

Page: 240

View: 9415

“This is a fascinating books for anyone wanting to truly broaden the range of plants they grow.” —Gardens Illustrated Moss is an extraordinary plant—it grows without roots, flowers, or stems. Despite being overlooked, in many ways, moss is perfect: it provides year-round color, excels in difficult climates, prevents soil erosion, and resists pests and disease. In The Magical World of Moss Gardening, bryophyte expert Annie Martin reveals how moss can be used in stunning, eco-friendly spaces. The beautifully illustrated guide includes basics on designing and planting a moss garden, as an inspiring tour of the most magical public and private moss gardens throughout the country.
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Native Alternatives to Nonnative Flowers and Plants, an Illustrated Guide

Author: Charlotte Adelman,Bernard L. Schwartz

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821443569

Category: Gardening

Page: 272

View: 1896

Midwestern gardeners and landscapers are becoming increasingly attracted to noninvasive regional native wildflowers and plants over popular nonnative species. The Midwestern Native Garden offers viable alternatives to both amateurs and professionals, whether they are considering adding a few native plants or intending to go native all the way. Native plants improve air and water quality, reduce use of pesticides, and provide vital food and reproductive sites to birds and butterflies, that nonnative plants cannot offer, helping bring back a healthy ecosystem. The authors provide a comprehensive selection of native alternatives that look similar or even identical to a range of nonnative ornamentals. These are native plants that are suitable for all garden styles, bloom during the same season, and have the same cultivation requirements as their nonnative counterparts. Plant entries are accompanied by nature notes setting out the specific birds and butterflies the native plants attract. The Midwestern Native Garden will be a welcome guide to gardeners whose styles range from formal to naturalistic but who want to create an authentic sense of place, with regional natives. The beauty, hardiness, and easy maintenance of native Midwestern plants will soon make them the new favorites.
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Over 1400 Plants for Every Situation in the Garden

Author: Nicola Ferguson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 145160405X

Category: Gardening

Page: 368

View: 2111

The Indispensable Guide to the Successful Garden. Now comprehensively revised and updated: over 40% of plants are NEW entries; all photographs are NEW; includes more detailed and NEW information -- USDA hardiness zones, additional plants of interest, etc; and two completely NEW chapters. You will find more than 1,470 plants organized by: GROWING CONDITIONS Plants that will grow in: Shallow soils over chalk Acid soils Heavy clay soils Polluted atmosphere Windswept, seaside sites Dry soils in hot, sunny sites Damp and wet soils Dry shade Dense shade PURPOSE Plants that can be used for: Ground-cover Climbers Hedges Fillers for crevices in paving Growing in containers (trees, shrubs and climbers) APPEARANCE Plants with: Variegated leaves Gray, blue-gray or silver leaves Red, purple or bronze leaves Yellow or yellow-green leaves Decorative, green foliage Colourful autumn foliage Aromatic leaves Ornamental fruit Ornamental bark and twigs Flowers suitable for cutting and drying Fragrant flowers Winter flowers Green flowers 'Black' plants A long, continuous flowering period Each plant is illustrated with a full color photograph and accompanied by a detailed description of its size, flowering season, needs and care. Right Plant, Right Place compresses a shelf full of reference books and a pile of seed catalogs into a single comprehensive guide to plant selection.
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Practical Guidelines for Research Nurseries

Author: Hannah Jaenicke

Publisher: World Agroforestry Centre

ISBN: 9290591307

Category: Forest nurseries

Page: 93

View: 604

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Author: Marjorie G. Schmidt

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520906112

Category: Nature

Page: 400

View: 680

This is the first comprehensive book to aid the gardener in making a start with native plants. It takes the gardener through the beginning steps of identifying native plants, evaluating them in relation to conventional garden materials, and learning detailed techniques of propagation and culture. Annuals, perennials (including ferns), bulbs, shrubs and trees are included—with about 350 species treated in detail, and many others included in charts and listings for quick reference. A few California native plants have been in cultivation for a hundred years or so, but widespread consciousness of natives is relatively recent. It has arisen partly because of the recent drought, which natives survived more readily than exotics, and partly because of growing awareness that many natives have become rare or endangered, and may be preserved and perpetuated by cultivation for their ornamental qualities. The book is in full accord with the new trend in landscaping in which the environment, climate, and restricted water supplies are taken into account—not only for gardens but also for parks, roadside plantings, and other large-scale landscaping. Because propagation and cultural methods for many native plants have never been recorded, the author spent years gathering information through correspondence. She has also had personal experience in growing natives for more than 30 years. The result is the first complete, practical, convenient guide for growing native plants. It will be essential for the experienced gardener and the beginner alike.
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Author: Dr. Robin Rose,Caryn E. C. Chachulski,Diane L. Haase

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 248

View: 9667

Propagation of Pacific Northwest Native Plants, the first publication of its kind, provides propagation information on nearly one hundred and forty native plants. Designed for use by both nursery professionals and home gardeners, this working manual presents the most current and comprehensive information in this emerging field. Drawn from forestry and agricultural journals, as well as gardening and horticultural handbooks and personal sources, the techniques presented here offer invaluable direction to the many who wish to grow native plants. The book is divided into four plant sections: shrubs, trees, forbs, and grasses. In addition to propagation techniques, the species accounts feature physical descriptions and information on habitat and geographic range. Abundant line drawings and an illustrated glossary help to ensure accurate use of this new resource.
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Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

Author: Robert G. Haehle,Joan Brookwell

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing

ISBN: 158979480X

Category: Gardening

Page: 360

View: 1925

Many counties in Florida now require that new commercial landscapes contain a percentage of native plants. Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.
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Author: A. R. Fairall

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483156958

Category: Gardening

Page: 262

View: 3166

West Australian Native Plants in Cultivation differs from other books written about the subject, because this text is based on actual experience in Western Australia and its flora. The book describes the cultivation of some of the plants that grow naturally in the region. The text starts with a background of the State and its flora, with some description of these plants as being successfully grown in other parts of the country and the world. The book lists the common and botanical names of the plants for easy identification, as well as the existence of the ""Society for Growing Australian Plants,"" which keeps records of plant growth and conditions. The text then offers tips in growing these native plants. The book shows where to collect, process, store, and treat hard-coated seeds. The text then explains propagating using the seed, transplanting the seedlings, and propagating the plant by other means such as cuttings and rootings. The book does not miss on how to take care of the plant through proper watering, mulching, pruning, fertilizing, and controlling pests. The text gives other useful information such as the localities where a type of plant can be found, as well as the kinds of plants that can be grown for special purposes. Agriculturists, plant lovers, botanists, and home-makers will find this guide useful and interesting.
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A Guide for Tribal Nurseries

Author: R. Kasten Dumroese,Tara Luna,Thomas D. Landis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Endemic plants

Page: 302

View: 2701

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Conservation of natural resources

Page: N.A

View: 1064

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How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future(Or, Don 't Trust Anyone Under 30)

Author: Mark Bauerlein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440636893

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 673

This shocking, surprisingly entertaining romp into the intellectual nether regions of today's underthirty set reveals the disturbing and, ultimately, incontrovertible truth: cyberculture is turning us into a society of know-nothings. The Dumbest Generation is a dire report on the intellectual life of young adults and a timely warning of its impact on American democracy and culture. For decades, concern has been brewing about the dumbed-down popular culture available to young people and the impact it has on their futures. But at the dawn of the digital age, many thought they saw an answer: the internet, email, blogs, and interactive and hyper-realistic video games promised to yield a generation of sharper, more aware, and intellectually sophisticated children. The terms “information superhighway” and “knowledge economy” entered the lexicon, and we assumed that teens would use their knowledge and understanding of technology to set themselves apart as the vanguards of this new digital era. That was the promise. But the enlightenment didn’t happen. The technology that was supposed to make young adults more aware, diversify their tastes, and improve their verbal skills has had the opposite effect. According to recent reports from the National Endowment for the Arts, most young people in the United States do not read literature, visit museums, or vote. They cannot explain basic scientific methods, recount basic American history, name their local political representatives, or locate Iraq or Israel on a map. The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future is a startling examination of the intellectual life of young adults and a timely warning of its impact on American culture and democracy. Over the last few decades, how we view adolescence itself has changed, growing from a pitstop on the road to adulthood to its own space in society, wholly separate from adult life. This change in adolescent culture has gone hand in hand with an insidious infantilization of our culture at large; as adolescents continue to disengage from the adult world, they have built their own, acquiring more spending money, steering classrooms and culture towards their own needs and interests, and now using the technology once promoted as the greatest hope for their futures to indulge in diversions, from MySpace to multiplayer video games, 24/7. Can a nation continue to enjoy political and economic predominance if its citizens refuse to grow up? Drawing upon exhaustive research, personal anecdotes, and historical and social analysis, The Dumbest Generation presents a portrait of the young American mind at this critical juncture, and lays out a compelling vision of how we might address its deficiencies. The Dumbest Generation pulls no punches as it reveals the true cost of the digital age—and our last chance to fix it.
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