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Gardener S Guide To Bulbs

Author : Christine Skelmersdale
ISBN : 9781847976666
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 44.74 MB
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Bulbs are always a delight for gardeners, whether used to burst freely in drifts or caught to add colour and exuberance within a border or container. This book captures that sense of joy by celebrating the potential of bulbs throughout the year. Organized into seasons, it gives practical advice on growing and - especially - choosing bulbs for the garden. Practical - how and where to grow, planting for succession. Comprehensive - detailed listing of the most common and interesting bulbs. Inspirational - ideas for the ordinary gardener and detailed reference for the more experienced. Illustrated with over 400 glorious photographs of bulbs in settings and as close-ups - this book will be a treasure house of ideas and advice for all gardeners. This lavish book provides a detailed reference to be enjoyed equally by those simply wanting to dip into its pages and those seeking a longer overview of bulbs in the garden. It is arranged into seasons and gives practical advice on growing and choosing bulbs. Gloriously illustrated with over 400 photographs of bulbs both in close-ups and in settings. Christine Skelmersdale is a leading bulb expert with over forty years experience growing and showing bulbs both commerically and privately.
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The Gardener S Guide To Bulbs

Author : Kathy Brown
ISBN : 0754815811
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 87.30 MB
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Practical advice on growing and caring for bulbs, including over wintering, propagation and general tasks such as deadheading, watering and feeding
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Gardener S Guide To Snowdrops

Author : Freda Cox
ISBN : 9781847975621
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 25.35 MB
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Snowdrops are one of the best loved, most popular and widely grown of all bulbous plants. A Gardener's Guide to Snowdrops celebrates their beauty and magical annual resurrection, and describes the twenty known species and more than fifteen hundred named snowdrops that are available to gardeners.This detailed book looks at every aspect of snowdrops. It discovers their history, celebrates their beauty in different settings, advises on their cultivation, follows their appearance in literature and mythology, suggests their medicinal qualities, and much more besides. The book is completed with a comprehensive directory of names, descriptions and illustrations of hundreds of snowdrops. A detailed book that is a treasure house of ideas and advice for all gardeners that will inspire and delight. Aimed at gardeners, nurserymen, snowdrop enthusiasts, botanical artists, botanists and galanthophiles. Beautifully illustrated with 750 drawings in the directory and 195 colour photographs in the chapters. Includes a comphrensive listing of hundreds of snowdrops. Freda Cox is an established artist and writer with a passion for plants and gardens.
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The Self Sustaining Garden

Author : Peter Thompson
ISBN : WISC:89066578725
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 64.59 MB
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This work demonstrates how plants themselves can do much of the hard work associated with gardening and looks critically at many traditional practices. Garden plants all possess the genes that enable their wild counterparts to combine successfully into communities, and using matrix planting, the book shows how to provide the conditions they need to get on with it. It includes case studies drawn from all parts of the world, with overviews, outcomes and plant lists, and also covers care of the soil.
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The Kew Gardener S Guide To Growing Bulbs

Author : Richard Wilford
ISBN : 9780711247178
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 40.62 MB
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The new Kew guide to planting and cultivating bulbs features 12 easy and inspiring projects, detailed information on 66 of the most important species to grow, accompanied by Kew's beautiful botanical illustrations. With expert advice from Kew bulb expert Richard Wilford and the Kew Gardens team, this is the ultimate companion to growing and planting with bulbs. In this book Richard Wilford shows the key differences between bulbs, corms and tubers, he explains the importance of planting times and techniques, he explains simple methods for propagation, as well as planting instructions for growing in borders, within grassy areas or in containers. He identifies the most popular flowering times and provides bulbs of interest all year round. He presents all the important bulbs, from winter snowdrops, crocuses, cyclamen, hyacinths, irises; spring daffodils, tulips, snowflakes, lily-of-the-valley; summer alliums, lilies, agapanthus, foxtail lily; as well as autumn snowflakes, colchicum, cyclamen and amaryllis. The 12 special projects are broad and attractive. They comprise: how to grow and display ornamental onions; how to plant hippeastrums indoors on a windowsill; how to establish a carpet of anemones; how to layer bulbs in containers 'lasagne' style; how to plant a drift of snake's head fritillaries; how to establish bulbs in a shady border; how to design a spring bulb extravaganza; how to make a cutting patch for bulbs; how to grow tulips from seed; how to naturalise autumn-flowering bulbs; how to establish a winter bulb garden; and how to time a three-month display of tulips. Bulb problems and pests easily handled in the troubleshooting section, and a handy checklist of what to do when guides growers throughout the year. The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Bulbs is part of the Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing series and is accompanied by Growing Herbs, Growing House Plants, Growing Vegetables, Growing Orchids and Growing Fruit. The only book you'll need to grow more than 66 species, beautifully, practically, successfully.
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The Gardener S Guide To Growing Orchids

Author : Charles Marden Fitch
ISBN : 1889538612
Genre : Gardening
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Cultivating a few plants on a windowsill or nurturing an ever-expanding collection in a greenhouse or under lights. Book jacket.
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Mastering The Art Of Flower Gardening

Author : Matt Mattus
ISBN : 9780760366288
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 37.63 MB
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A comprehensive and highly practical study of the art of growing flowers, Mastering the Art of Flower Gardening presents expert tips on growing both annuals and biennials (including native and heirloom species) alongside hundreds of lush photographs. This gorgeously illustrated book by Matt Mattus is based on decades of first-hand experience in his own garden and greenhouse made popular on his blog Growing with Plants. Every variety or species presented is one that he has personally trialed and grown. Mattus sets you up for success by providing everything you need to know about starting seeds, soil, sowing, hardening off, to transplanting, and growing on. Then, in the following chapters, you'll find tips for growing over 100 different annuals from seed and many summer bulbs, vines like wisteria and even blooming shrubs like lilacs. Every flower includes detailed information based on his hands-on experience, going beyond the information typically available on the seed packet or a nursery tag. Learn details and cultural facts that will help you grow better flowers while introducing you to many more. You’ll find tips for topics like how to grow challenging annual poppies and biennials from seedand forcing flowers for winter blooms. Just a small selection of the flowers covered: heirloom and exhibition chrysanthemums, larkspurs and annual poppies, delphiniums, peonies, lilacs and wisteria. Bulbs include spring and summer bulbs such as anemone, ranunculus, tulips, lilies, gladiolus, and cut flower dahlias, while winter indoor bulbs cover every aspect of forcing bulbs indoors like narcissus, amaryllis, South African bulbs--and even how to force Lily of the Valley. In short, there is nothing ordinary about this book—it is unlike any other cut flower book you will find.
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Perennial Vegetables

Author : Eric Toensmeier
ISBN : 9781603581387
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 51.82 MB
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There is a fantastic array of vegetables you can grow in your garden, and not all of them are annuals. In Perennial Vegetables the adventurous gardener will find information, tips, and sound advice on less common edibles that will make any garden a perpetual, low-maintenance source of food. Imagine growing vegetables that require just about the same amount of care as the flowers in your perennial beds and borders—no annual tilling and potting and planting. They thrive and produce abundant and nutritious crops throughout the season. It sounds too good to be true, but in Perennial Vegetables author and plant specialist Eric Toensmeier (Edible Forest Gardens) introduces gardeners to a world of little-known and wholly underappreciated plants. Ranging beyond the usual suspects (asparagus, rhubarb, and artichoke) to include such "minor" crops as ground cherry and ramps (both of which have found their way onto exclusive restaurant menus) and the much sought after, anti-oxidant-rich wolfberry (also known as goji berries), Toensmeier explains how to raise, tend, harvest, and cook with plants that yield great crops and satisfaction. Perennial vegetables are perfect as part of an edible landscape plan or permaculture garden. Profiling more than 100 species, illustrated with dozens of color photographs and illustrations, and filled with valuable growing tips, recipes, and resources, Perennial Vegetables is a groundbreaking and ground-healing book that will open the eyes of gardeners everywhere to the exciting world of edible perennials.
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