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The Color Encyclopedia Of Cape Bulbs

Author : John Manning
ISBN : 0881925470
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 25.18 MB
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This first complete account of all the bulbous plants of the Cape Floral Region is an essential aid to the identification of all species presently in cultivation.
Category: Gardening

Growing Bulbs Indoors

Author : Peter Knippels
ISBN : 9054104678
Genre : Science
File Size : 57.44 MB
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In a practical way, the author explains which species of bulb can be grown and how they are tended. In addition, information on propagation, diseases and differences in growing summer and winter plants is supplied.
Category: Science

Bulbous Plants

Author : Kishan Gopal Ramawat
ISBN : 9781466589681
Genre : Medical
File Size : 87.90 MB
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Bulbous plants are those with organs for nutrient storage and these include tubers, corms, and bulbs. They can be ornamental or edible, herbaceous or perennial. Important examples of such plants are potato, sweet potato, yam, arrowroot, and dahlias. This book focuses mainly on economically important food crops, their propagation strategies, plant growth and development, tuber quality, and crop protection.
Category: Medical

Old Fields

Author : Richard J. Hobbs
ISBN : 1610910982
Genre : Science
File Size : 35.10 MB
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Land abandonment is increasing as human influence on the globe intensifies and various ecological, social, and economic factors conspire to force the cessation of agriculture and other forms of land management. The “old fields” that result from abandonment have been the subject of much study, yet few attempts have been made to examine the larger questions raised by old field dynamics. Old Fields brings together leading experts from around the world to synthesize past and current work on old fields, providing an up-to-date perspective on the ecological dynamics of abandoned land. The book gives readers a broad understanding of why agricultural land is abandoned, the factors that determine the ecological recovery of old fields, and how this understanding contributes to theoretical and applied ecology. Twelve case studies from diverse geographical and climatic areas—including Australian rainforest, Brazilian Amazonia, New Jersey piedmont, and South African renosterveld—offer a global perspective on the causes and results of land abandonment. Concluding chapters consider the similarities and differences among the case studies, examine them in the context of ecological concepts, and discuss their relevance to the growing field of restoration ecology. Old Fields is the first book to draw together studies on old fields from both a theoretical and practical perspective. It represents an important contribution to the development of theory on old field dynamics and the practice of ecological restoration on abandoned farmland, and the broader implications of old field dynamics to ecology and restoration.
Category: Science

Field Guide To Fynbos

Author : John Manning
ISBN : 9781775845911
Genre : Nature
File Size : 78.20 MB
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Field Guide to Fynbos features over 1,000 species from the Cape Floristic Region – home to one of the world’s richest floras. This fully updated edition focuses on the most common and ‘showy’ plants. An introduction unpacks the world of fynbos – including origins, diversity, climate and adaptations – and is followed by a photographic key and descriptions of the fynbos families. Species descriptions are accompanied by photographs, distribution maps, comparisons with similar species, and notes on traditional uses. For botanists and amateurs alike, this will remain an indispensable guide to South Africa’s most renowned flora. Sales points: written by an expert in the field, fully revised and updated, will enable identification of a vast array of fynbos species, glorious full-colour photographs of all featured species, key to plant families for easy ID.
Category: Nature

Growing Bulbs

Author : Brian Mathew
ISBN : 0713449209
Genre : Bulbs
File Size : 35.50 MB
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This guide seeks to teach gardeners everything they need to know about selecting and growing bulbs. The book concentrates on the general principals of bulb growing: buying and planting; depths and distances; soils; and potting mixes, fertilizers and lime.
Category: Bulbs

Field Guide To Wild Flowers Of South Africa

Author : John Manning
ISBN : 9781775846758
Genre : Nature
File Size : 65.60 MB
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This fully updated edition of Field Guide to Wild Flowers of South Africa covers more than 1,100 species of flora, focusing on the most common, conspicuous and ‘showy’ plants around the region. An informative introduction discusses plant diversity, vegetation types, and includes a key to identifying plant groups. The species descriptions follow and each is accompanied by: a vivid photograph; a distribution map showing range, and an indication of the plant’s flowering season. This invaluable, up-to-date guide provides the tools and information needed to identify flowering plants across South Africa. Written by an expert in the field; fully updated edition; facilitates identification of wild flowers around South Africa; glorious full-colour photographs of each species; key to plant families for easy ID.
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ISBN : STANFORD:36105114032035
Genre : Amaryllidaceae
File Size : 44.12 MB
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Category: Amaryllidaceae

California Garden

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105114034411
Genre : Floriculture
File Size : 58.91 MB
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Category: Floriculture