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Tillandsia Ii

Author : Paul T. Isley
ISBN : 0981701019
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 43.20 MB
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Tillandsias vary in shape color and size from each other within the same genus more than any other plants on Earth. This, combined with their ability to grow with no soil and the fact that they can be rehydrated when too dry, makes them a perfect plant for today's urban dweller.
Category: Gardening

Tillandsia

Author : Paul T. Isley
ISBN : STANFORD:36105033079182
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 42.76 MB
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A book on a genus of air plant known as Tillandsia, which is illustrated with colour photographs. Botanical, cultural and historical information is combined with detailed descriptions of some 60 species and sub-species. There are also over 100 scanning electron microscope photographs, and advice on how to care for this type of plant.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Air Plants

Author : Zenaida Sengo
ISBN : 9781604696516
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 84.76 MB
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“In this beautiful book, artist Zenaida Sengo has provided inspiration for designing and living with tillandsias.” —Flora Grubb Air Plants, by Zenaida Sengo shows how simple and rewarding it is to grow, craft, and design with these modern beauties. Decorating with air plants is made easy with stunning photographs that showcase ideas for using them mounted on walls, suspended from the ceiling, as living bows and jewelry, as screens, and in unique containers, like leather pouches, dishes, and baskets. Six step-by-step projects include a wood mount, a wall hook, lasso-and-hook wiring, a ceramic-frame garden, and three unique terrariums.
Category: House & Home

Air Plants

Author : David H. Benzing
ISBN : 9780801464348
Genre : Nature
File Size : 65.58 MB
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Often growing far above the ground, "air plants" (or epiphytes) defy many of our common perceptions about plants. The majority use their roots only for attachment in the crowns of larger, usually woody plants-or to objects such as rocks and buildings-and derive moisture and nutrients from the atmosphere and by collecting falling debris. Only the mistletoes are true parasites. Epiphytes are not anomalies and there are approximately 28,000 species-about 10 percent of the higher or vascular plants-that grow this way. Many popular houseplants, including numerous aroids, bromeliads, ferns, and orchids, rank among the most familiar examples. In Air Plants, David H. Benzing takes a reader on a tour of the many taxonomic groups to which the epiphytes belong and explains in nontechnical language the anatomical and physiological adaptations that allow these plants to conserve water, thrive without the benefit of soil, and engage in unusual relationships with animals such as frogs and ants. Benzing's comprehensive account covers topics including ecology, evolution, photosynthesis and water relations, mineral nutrition, reproduction, and the nature of the forest canopy as habitat for the free-living and parasitic epiphytes. It also pays special attention to important phenomena such as adaptive trade-offs and leaf economics. Drawing on the author's deep experience with epiphytes and the latest scientific research, this book is accessible to readers unfamiliar with technical botany; it features a lavish illustration program, references, a glossary, and tables.
Category: Nature

Exotic Tillandsia Ii

Author : F R P S Sim Eng Hiang
ISBN : 1482882701
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 51.10 MB
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From the moment he saw his first Tillandsia in New Zealand, Sim Eng Hiang has worked tirelessly to cultivate, preserve, promote, and photograph these exotic treasures. Here, an esteemed member of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain shares his life's work as a naturalist and photographer for one of the plant kingdom's finest creations, the Tillandsia. His photographs were taken throughout the year with only the natural light of the morning. To showcase the dramatic colour changes the plants display as they prepare to bloom, he photographed them against a darkened background. He also presents more formal portraits of his subjects, carefully lit and artistically arranged for the camera. The plants are mounted on wooden blocks or hung from fishing line such that readers will experience the Tillandsia in all its glory. Devoted to one of nature's finest gifts, Exotic Tillandsia is also a call to end the destruction humans unleash on nature--and ultimately ourselves.
Category: Gardening

Air Plant Care And Design

Author : Ryan Lesseig
ISBN : 9781680991567
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 60.44 MB
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Air plants, also known as tillandsia, are some of the easiest plants to grow, which helps explain why they’re popping up in stores across the country and appearing in magazines, on blogs, and all over Pinterest. The amazing thing about air plants is that they use their roots to anchor themselves to an object, which allows them to grow in a variety of locations naturally. This flexibility of growth makes air plants ideal for decoration of home and office. While air plants are known for being easy to grow, they still do need attention to survive and live a healthy life. If taken care of, tillandsia will live for several years and will even provide “pups” for additional years of enjoyment! Authors Meriel and Ryan Lesseig are air plant enthusiasts who turned their passion into profit with Air Plant Design Studio, an e-commerce site that sells all things air plants. Here they share tips for properly caring for air plants as well as inspiration and instruction for a myriad of ways to use air plants to enhance your space or event, including air plant wedding bouquets, wall art, terrariums, wreaths, and more. Air plants can enhance the design of any space, big or small. This beautiful, inspiring, and practical guide is the perfect introduction to the wacky, hip, gorgeous world of air plants.
Category: Gardening

Terrarium Craft

Author : Amy Bryant Aiello
ISBN : 9781604693096
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 37.48 MB
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A terrarium is nothing less than a miniature world—one that you can create yourself. It might be a tiny rainforest, with lush foliage and bright tropical flowers. Or a desert, with strange succulents planted among colorful stones. Or a Victorian fernery. Or a minimalist composition with a single, perfect plant. Or it might not contain any plants at all. It might be made with crystals, feathers, bones, seashells, bits of wood, porcelain trinkets—anything that catches your fancy and helps create a mood or look. Whatever they contain, terrariums are the ultimate in modern, affordable, easy-care décor. Terrarium Craft features fifty original designs that you can re-create or use as inspiration for your own design. Each entry comes with clear step-by-step directions on how to assemble and care for your terrarium. You’ll also find helpful information about selecting a container, using appropriate materials, choosing the right plants, and maintaining your terrarium. (Hint: It’s easy! In fact, many terrariums are self-sustaining, requiring no maintenance whatsoever!)
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Exotic Tillandsia

Author : Sim Eng Hiang, FRPS
ISBN : 9781482829501
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 76.18 MB
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From the moment he saw his first Tillandsia in New Zealand, Sim Eng Hiang has worked tirelessly to cultivate, preserve, promote, and photograph these exotic treasures. Here, an esteemed member of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain shares his life’s work as a naturalist and photographer for one of the plant kingdom’s finest creations, the Tillandsia. His photographs were taken throughout the year with only the natural light of the morning. To showcase the dramatic colour changes the plants display as they prepare to bloom, he photographed them against a darkened background. He also presents more formal portraits of his subjects, carefully lit and artistically arranged for the camera. The plants are mounted on wooden blocks or hung from fishing line such that readers will experience the Tillandsia in all its glory. Devoted to one of nature’s finest gifts, Exotic Tillandsia is also a call to end the destruction humans unleash on nature—and ultimately ourselves.
Category: Gardening

How To Grow Fresh Air

Author : B. C. Wolverton
ISBN : 0297844776
Genre : House plants
File Size : 58.50 MB
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Plants are the lungs of the earth: they produce the oxygen that makes life possible, add precious moisture, and filter toxins. Houseplants can perform these essential functions in your home or office with the same efficiency as a rainforest in our biosphere. In research designed to create a breathable environment for a NASA lunar habitat, noted scientist Bill Wolverton discovered that houseplants are the best filters of common pollutants, such as ammonia, formaldehyde and benzene - chemicals released by furniture, carpets, building materials and photocopiers and then trapped by closed ventilation, leading to a host of respiratory and allergic problems now called Sick Building Syndrome. Here Dr Wolverton shows you how to grow 50 plants as accessible and trouble-free as the tulip and Boston fern. He rates each plant for its effectiveness in removing various pollutants. Studies show we spend around 80% of our lives indoors which means good indoor air is vital for good health. How to Grow Fresh Air will show you how to purify the environment that has the most impact on you.
Category: House plants

Modern Terrarium Studio

Author : Megan George
ISBN : 1440242992
Genre : Glass gardens
File Size : 74.45 MB
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Give terrariums a modern makeover! Clean lines and bold color: these aren't your average terrariums. Author Megan George presents 25 easy-to-make terrariums and living landscapes that push the boundaries of traditional terrarium design. From hanging brass himellis adorned with air plants to a wooden centerpiece bursting with succulents, you'll find creations perfect for placing in your home or office. Get creative with: Step-by-step directions for 25 air plant and succulent designs An overview of the author's favorite popular plants, including tillandsias, cacti, succulents, tropical plants and mosses Complete care instructions to keep your terrariums looking their best Planning a celebration? Take your terrariums a step further and incorporate them into your next party. Living letters make a charming, personalized piece at a wedding when used to spell the new couple's names. Turn your next summer picnic into a midsummer night's dream by hanging an air plant chandelier. No matter where you display them, these living landscapes will instantly give your space a whimsical, modern vibe.
Category: Glass gardens