HOW PLANTS WORK THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE AMAZING THINGS PLANTS DO SCIENCE FOR GARDENERS

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How Plants Work

Author : Linda Chalker-Scott
ISBN : 9781604696905
Genre : Science
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“Makes the science of plant processes accessible to home gardeners.” —The American Gardener Why do container plants wilt even when they’ve been regularly watered? Why did the hydrangea that thrived last year never bloom this year? Plant physiology—the study of how living things function—can solve these and most other problems gardeners regularly encounter. In How Plants Work, horticulture expert Linda Chalker-Scott brings the stranger-than-fiction science of the plant world to vivid life. She uncovers the mysteries of how and why plants do the things they do, and arms you with fascinating knowledge that will change the way you garden.
Category: Science

Gardening With Native Plants Of The Pacific Northwest

Author : Arthur R. Kruckeberg
ISBN : 9780295744865
Genre : Gardening
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The Pacific Northwest abounds with native plants that bring beauty to the home garden while offering food and shelter to birds, bees, butterflies, and other wildlife. Elegant trilliums thrive in woodland settings. Showy lewisias stand out in the rock garden. Hazel and huckleberry number among the delights of early spring, while serviceberry and creek dogwood provide a riot of fall color. Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest is the essential resource for learning how to best use this stunning array. Close to 1,000 choices of trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, and grasses for diverse terrain and conditions, from Canada to California, and east to the Rockies 948 color photographs, with useful habitat icons Fully updated nomenclature, with an index of subjects and an index of plant names (common and scientific) New to this edition: chapters on garden ecology and garden science Appendix of Pacific Northwest botanical gardens and native plant societies Glossary of botanical, horticultural, and gardening terms With enthusiasm, easy wit, and expert knowledge, renowned botanist Art Kruckeberg and horticulturist Linda Chalker-Scott show Northwest gardeners, from novice to expert, how to imagine and realize their perfect sustainable landscape.
Category: Gardening

Plants

Author : Moira Butterfield
ISBN : 9781502608949
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Words, photos, charts, and illustrations combine to introduce students to the diversity of plant life on Earth. All these are arranged in short bursts of information that will ease comprehension for learners of all kinds.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Discoveries In The Garden

Author : James B. Nardi
ISBN : 9780226531830
Genre : Gardening
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Every square inch of soil is rich with energy and life, and nowhere is this more evident than in the garden. At the tips of our trowels, a sun-driven world of microbes, insects, roots, and stems awaits—and it is a world no one knows better than James Nardi. A charming guide to all things green and growing, Nardi is as at home in prairies, forests, and wetlands as he is in the vegetable patch. And with Discoveries in the Garden, he shows us that these spaces aren’t as different as we might think, that nature flourishes in our backyards, schoolyards, and even indoors. To find it, we’ve only got to get down into the dirt. Leading us through the garden gate, Nardi reveals the extraordinary daily lives and life cycles of a quick-growing, widely available, and very accommodating group of study subjects: garden plants. Through close observations and simple experiments we all can replicate at home, we learn the hidden stories behind how these plants grow, flower, set seeds, and produce fruits, as well as the vital role dead and decomposing plants play in nourishing the soil. From pollinators to parasites, plant calisthenics to the wisdom of weeds, Nardi’s tale also introduces us to our fellow animal and microbial gardeners, the community of creatures both macro- and microscopic with whom we share our raised beds. Featuring a copse of original, informative illustrations that are as lush as the garden plants themselves, Discoveries in the Garden is an enlightening romp through the natural history, science, beauty, and wonder of these essential green places.
Category: Gardening

Practical Science For Gardeners

Author : Mary Pratt
ISBN : 9781604690200
Genre : Gardening
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Informative and entertaining, this book will stimulate experimentation and encourage gardeners to review and improve their current gardening practices. Once gardeners learn how plants are constructed, it is easier to envision how they'll grow and flourish. An understanding of the structure behind good, healthy soil gives clues as to how to improve one's own garden tilth. This practical guide helps readers identify what plants need to survive and how these fundamental scientific facts are at the heart of good plant care. A chapter on seeds and germination will encourage gardeners at any level to try their hand at propagation, while discussion of soil, pests, and diseases adds to the skills of all gardeners. The final sections of the book take a closer look at biodiversity, ecology, genetic engineering, and nomenclature. For the enthusiastic beginner or the master gardener, Practical Science for Gardeners unravels the mysterious inner life of plants.
Category: Gardening

Plants From Roots To Riches

Author : Kathy Willis
ISBN : 9781444798241
Genre : Nature
File Size : 82.48 MB
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Our peculiarly British obsession with gardens goes back a long way and Plants: From Roots to Riches takes us back to where it all began. Across 25 vivid episodes, Kathy Willis, Kew's charismatic Head of Science, shows us how the last 250 years transformed our relationship with plants. Behind the scenes at the Botanical Gardens all kinds of surprising things have been going on. As the British Empire painted the atlas red, explorers, adventurers and scientists brought the most interesting specimens and information back to London. From the discovery of Botany Bay to the horrors of the potato famine, from orchid hunters to quinine smugglers, from Darwin's experiments to the unexpected knowledge unlocked by the 1987 hurricane, understanding how plants work has changed our history and could safeguard our future. In the style of A History of the World in 100 Objects, each chapter tells a separate story, but, gathered together, a great picture unfolds, of our most remarkable science, botany. Plants: From Roots to Riches is a beautifully designed book, packed with 200 images in both colour and black and white from Kew's amazing archives, some never reproduced before. Kathy Willis and Carolyn Fry, the acclaimed popular-science writer, have also added all kinds of fascinating extra history, heroes and villains, memorable stories and interviews. Their book takes us on an exciting rollercoaster ride through our past and future and shows us how much plants really do matter.
Category: Nature

A Pocket Guide To Plants And Gardening

Author : Elizabeth McCorquodale
ISBN : 1907317716
Genre : Gardening
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A Pocket Guide to Plants & Gardening is a beautifully illustrated, informative reference book, designed to provide ready, simple answers to all the basic questions about plants. This mini encyclopedia takes an illuminating, engaging look at the science and stories behind the plants we encounter every day! Some of the topics covered include: the journey of a grain of pollen, how photosynthesis really works, the difference between grasses and all other flowering plants, and the life cycle of a plant from germination through to pollination. A Pocket Guide to Plants & Gardening also introduces us to the great names in plant discovery and science, reveals the life-changing inventions in plant science and cultivation, as well as detailing all the latest trends and fancies in the plant world. With bright illustrations, clear instructions and diagrams; as well as maps, timelines, portraits, keys and much, much more, this is the perfect interactive guide to plants for gardeners of all ages and experience!
Category: Gardening

Leaves

Author : Melanie Waldron
ISBN : 9781406274844
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"Leaves carry out a vital job for all flowering plants, they enable plants to make food. This book provides readers with a complete and comprehensive understanding of the role of leaves, their structure and how they are brilliantly designed to do this job. Clear diagrams, engaging text, and stunning photographs are used to explain what leaves are for, photosynthesis and how leaves work, the role they play in the movement of water around the plant, how shapes and styles of leaves vary, and why leaves are so important to us. A wide range of examples present readers with leaves they will be familiar with plus spectacular and unusual examples from around the world. These demonstrate what leaves have in common and some incredible adaptations that allow plants to survive in different conditions and habitats. Two simple experiments help stimulate thought, reinforce learning, and bring the concepts to life."--
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Gunplay Beauty Redeemed

Author : William David
ISBN : 9781469173054
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 89.6 MB
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Neurosurgeon Arthur Anderson helps cognitively disabled people live normally. Ever the humanitarian, he makes available at cost his revolutionary Server One device. A man with a cold heart sees lots of profit to be made and attempts a hostile takeover of the good doctors business. Nasty internet talk about Doc Anderson and his veiled wife Sue, forces a confession about his friendship with reclusive Betti. Anderson may have to shoot his way out of this problem to redeem the beautiful people in his life.
Category: Fiction

Organic Gardening For Dummies

Author : Ann Whitman
ISBN : 9780470486948
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 45.15 MB
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Organic Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows readers the way to ensure a healthy harvest from their environmentally friendly garden. It covers information on the newest and safest natural fertilizers and pest control methods, composting, cultivation without chemicals, and how to battle plant diseases. It also has information on updated equipment and resources. It helps readers plant organically year-round, using herbs, fruits, vegetables, lawn care, trees and shrubs, and flowers. The tips and techniques included in Organic Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition are intended to reduce a garden's impact on both the environment and the wallet.
Category: Gardening