A Guide to Botanical Nomenclature
Author: Roger Spencer,Rob Cross,P. F. Lumley
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Category: Electronic books
Introduces the reader to the world of plant names in an easy to read style.
Author: Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain)
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Category: Plants, Ornamental
The ultimate plant guide, now fully up-to-date and revisedWhether you want to cultivate the classic English rose or grow a crop of climbing French beans, choose plants with confidence with the RHS Good Plant Guide. Recommends over 3,000 trees, shrubs, perennials, bulbs, bedding plants, fruits and vegetables for every garden situation and with more than 1,500 colourful photos and illustrations - all readily available from nurseries and garden centres - this will ensure your garden flourishes all year round.Whether you are a green-fingered guru or are just starting out, enjoy good plants all year round
The Right Plants for Every Garden
Author: Tony Rodd,Geoff Bryant
Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books
Features more than five thousand entries on the best plant varieties for gardens in every zone, encompassing facts on cultivation requirements, zone ratings, growth habits, light and water needs, propagation, and pest control.
Recent Introductions to Cultivation
Author: John Grimshaw,Ross Bayton
Publisher: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
New Trees complements the existing standard encyclopaedic references to trees by Bean and Krüssmann, providing comprehensive botanical descriptions and horticultural commentary on over 800 tree species introduced to cultivation in recent decades, for which there is no comparable source of information.Commissioned and produced by the International Dendrology Society, this major reference work covers species grown in the United Kingdom, Europe and North America, with horticultural notes from a network of growers and enthusiasts backed up by recent scientific studies. The resulting accounts are packed with information presented in an accessible style. The book is illustrated with over a hundred line drawings by Hazel Wilks, and 580 photographs, portraying many rarely seen trees. Introductory chapters discuss conservation issues and modern techniques of tree-growing as well as a background to the species accounts. A unique feature is the cross-referencing to other texts, making it easy to locate information on species not described here. There is a comprehensive glossary and bibliography.
Author: Christopher Brickell
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
A practical guide to planning, developing and nurturing a garden, from the experts at the RHSAn expert guide to growing your dream garden. Choose the plants you want for your garden, without knowing their botanical names, with over 8,000 easy-to-find entries and thousands of photographs you’ll have all the guidance you need. Draw on authoritative, expert advice from Britain’s leading horticulturists on cultivation and beating pests and diseases. Plus, create outstanding displays with a special section on how to use colour and in-depth features on the most popular plants such as lilies and hostas.A must-have for any gardener.“. . . you can’t do without it. As a reference book it is unsurpassed.” Guardian
More than 1,500 Essential Plant Names and the Secrets They Contain
Author: The Royal Horticultural Society
Publisher: Hachette UK
RHS Practical Latin for Gardeners is a unique guide to plant binomials based on the bestselling RHS Latin for Gardeners. It contains 1,500 of the most useful and most widespread Latin names, organized into thematic chapters including Colour, Size, Form and Habitat. Each chapter is further subdivided into smaller groups, such as large plants and small plants. This allows gardeners to make new connections and discoveries in a way standard alphabetical lists don't permit. 'Behind the Name' feature boxes further increase the book's practical value, and a wide range of botanical watercolours ensure that it is beautiful as well as functional. This book includes a definition and pronunciation guide for each word, as well as a 16-page alphabetical index, so that it can still be used as a conventional dictionary of Latin names. And its handy, pocket-sized format makes it the perfect gift.
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
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.
Author: Tony Lord,Andrew Lawson
Category: Companion planting
This visionary planting guide features an A-Z of more than 1,000 great garden plants. Each plant is photographed in glorious partnership with one, two or three ideal companions, creating more than 4,000 of the most imaginative and visually effective combinations possible. With a practical introduction, analyses of what makes a successful combination, the author goes on to show how to recreate combinations shown and invent new combinations. With chapters on bulbs, climbers, perennials, shrubs, trees, roses, and annuals, this book has become the essential reference book for all those who wish to combine plants according to colour, shape, texture, and form in every corner of their gardens.
My Life with Plants
Author: Roy Lancaster
Celebrated plantsman Roy Lancaster's birth on 5th December 1937 was the start of something big for plants and horticulture. His chance find of a Mexican tobacco plant in a local allotment brought him fame as a Bolton schoolboy and sowed the seeds of his future career. This book is the story of his adventures as he sees tropical plants for the first time in the jungles of Malaya, meets Roberto Burle Marx at his garden near Rio de Janeiro, and hunts for pitcher plants in North America. Well-known for his encylopedic botanical knowledge and for introducing many popular garden plants, Roy is also a consummate story-teller and wise philosopher. His acute sense of life's comic moments, spirited sense of adventure and respect for the natural world make this a remarkable read.
Author: Graham Duncan
Publisher: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Southern Africa has long been recognised as a major centre of diversity for the Amaryllidaceae, and this is the first comprehensive, illustrated account of the family in southern Africa, covering all 18 genera and over 263 taxa. Author Graham Duncan provides a botanical description for each species, along with synonyms, information on distinguishing features, life cycle, distribution, habitat, cultivation, and conservation status. Maps and identification keys accompany the text, along with colour photographs and botanical paintings. These stunning paintings are the result of 45 years work by the late artist Barbara Jeppe and her daughter Leigh Voigt. There is a general chapter on cultivation of the winter-rainfall, summer-rainfall and evergreen species, and notes on their cultivation in the northern hemisphere. Glossary and bibliography are also included. The Amaryllidaceae of Southern Africa will long be considered the definitive work on this fascinating and popular plant family in southern Africa.
The Ultimate Month-by-month Gardening Handbook
Author: Alan Titchmarsh,Jonathan Buckley
Publisher: Bbc Publications
The Gardener's Year is not about quick fixes, design makeovers or hard drudge, but simply about knowing what you should be doing in your garden, when, and why. Month by month Alan gives us the low-down on how to keep your garden looking its best. In-depth and packed full of useful tips, it includes advice on everything from what seeds you can plant out in your vegetable plot in May, to how to keep your hanging baskets looking stunning in September.
Author: Rachel Pedder-Smith
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
With its simple instructions and stunning inspirational illustrations, Flowers: The Watercolor Artpad is the perfect introduction to the timeless art of painting flowers in watercolors. Inside the book are 15 pages of simple line drawings of flowers—from wild poppies to sculpted calla lilies—printed on high-quality watercolor paper for you to remove and paint. The outlines allow you to skip the sketching and simply begin painting. Each sketch is accompanied by a color guide and a completed version of the same flower to serve as a model and inspiration as you paint your own. Using simple terms and step-by-step illustrations, the author explains the basic tenants of botanical watercolor showing you how to layer delicate washes of color and subtle shading so you can easily master the art of creating beautiful, life-like flowers. All you need is this book and some paint to get started today!
Author: Martin Rickard
Publisher: Timber Press
Similar in style to the Gardener's Guide series but somehwat larger in format and each covering a slightly broader theme, these books deal with hot topics in today's garden circles.
Author: Holly Farrell
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
Gardening, like mindfulness, is a way of finding a sense of calm in an otherwise chaotic world, a simpler existence, even if it is only for a few minutes. Both forge a connection to the world around us, to nature and wildlife, which can bring pleasure and peace. In this beautifully illustrated guide to gardening for mindfulness, horticulturalist and mindfulness practitioner Holly Farrell provides a blueprint for a more contemplative way to garden, including projects, meditations and inspiration. Projects for the mindful gardener, including growing something from seed, planting a tree and creating a mandala, put the theory of mindfulness into practice, while plant lists and design ideas aim to enhance mindfulness in the garden through the senses. Beautifully packaged and easy to follow, this is the perfect book for keen gardeners, devotees of mindfulness, or simply those looking for calm in a busy and hectic world.
Author: Rosemary Alexander
Publisher: Timber Press
The Essential Garden Design Workbook guides the reader through every stage of planning a garden — how to survey a site, how to choose landscaping materials, and how to develop planting schemes. This fully revised and updated second edition features new U.S. case studies and new photographs. Valuable tips on green gardening are new to this edition, and include how to harvest rainwater, how to design a green roof, tips on sustainable planting, and a guide to composting. Tailor-made for hands-on gardeners, the workbook approach is accessible, practical, and can be used to create a garden from scratch and to redesign an existing garden. Gardeners will find easy ways to measure large spaces, estimate the height of a tree, and find the right proportions for a deck. They'll also find tips on space, light, and color. Includes hundreds of easy-to-follow line drawings and diagrams.