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The Plant Lover S Guide To Ferns

Author : Sue Olsen
ISBN : 9781604694741
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 28.40 MB
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Ferns are easy to grow and readily available in big box stores, garden centers, and mail-order nurseries, making them a popular ornamental among new and advanced gardeners. Perfect for containers, borders, layered gardens, foliage accents, and shady areas, ferns come in a range of colors and varieties. The Plant Lover’s Guide to Ferns, by fern enthusiasts Richie Steffen and Sue Olsen, is packed with information on these reliable plants. The book includes profiles for 134 plants, with information on growth and propagation, advice on using ferns in garden design, and lists of where to buy the plants and where to view them in public gardens.
Category: Gardening

The Plant Lover S Guide To Snowdrops

Author : Naomi Slade
ISBN : 9781604694352
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 70.71 MB
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Provides information on snowdrops, flowers with white bell-shaped petals known as the harbingers of spring.
Category: Gardening

The Ferns Of Florida

Author : Gil Nelson
ISBN : 1561641979
Genre : Nature
File Size : 32.39 MB
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This is the first field guide in 25 years to treat Florida's amazing variety of ferns. Color plates feature more than 200 images, some of which include rare species never before illustrated in color. Includes notes on each species growth form and habit, as well as general remarks about its botanical and common names, unique characteristics, garden use, and history in Florida. All professional or amateur botanists, plant lovers, and gardeners will want this important book in their libraries.
Category: Nature

Glorious Shade

Author : Jenny Rose Carey
ISBN : 9781604698060
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 54.35 MB
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“A practical guide to maintaining a shade garden with a useful calendar of seasonal tasks, plant directory and inspiring design ideas.” —Gardens Illustrated Shade is one of the most common garden concerns homeowner’s have, but with the right plant knowledge, you can learn to embrace shade as an opportunity instead of an obstacle. In Glorious Shade, Jenny Rose Carey celebrates the benefits of shade and shows you how to make the most of it. This information-rich, hardworking guide is packed with everything you need to successfully garden in the shadiest corners of a yard. You'll learn how to determine what type of shade you have and how to choose the right plants for the space. The book also shares design and maintenance tips that are key to growing a successful shade garden. Stunning color photographs offer design inspiration and reveal the beauty of shade-loving plants.
Category: Gardening

The Garden Lover S Guide To Houston

Author : Eileen Houston
ISBN : 9781585446131
Genre : Nature
File Size : 78.6 MB
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The Houston area offers an abundance of resources and activities for gardeners and garden lovers, if people only know where to look: Love roses? Go to the Garden Center in Hermann Park. Want fresh vegetables? Pay in advance for a weekly supply at Central City Co-op. Can’t live without daffodils? Find twenty varieties at the Bulb and Plants Mart. In this handy, versatile guide to all things related to gardens in Houston and its environs, Texas Master Gardener Eileen Houston presents the book she wished had been available when she first moved to the city. Writing about public gardens, garden events, farmers’ markets, garden clubs, retail nurseries, volunteer opportunities, and more, Houston shares her favorite finds in an opening section, called “Best of the Best,” listing places and events she believes garden enthusiasts will not want to miss. For each garden site, event, and outlet, readers learn what they need to know about times, fees, locations, and contact information. A map and key help identify which destinations will require some planning and which can be easily enjoyed, depending on where readers live or work. Helpful descriptions focus on the special features or distinctive ambience of each place or happening. A chapter on retail sources is packed with advice: where to buy native or organically raised plants; how to find specialty shops and nurseries devoted to specific kinds of plants, such as African violets, bonsai, tropicals, roses, orchids, and cacti;· which retailers offer fountains, benches, sculptures, and antique garden accessories. At the end of the book, Houston steers readers to her recommended garden books and websites. Anyone interested in exploring the gardening scene in Houston and surrounding areas—whether resident or visitor, participant or spectator—will discover in this book much to do and share with family, friends, and fellow gardeners.
Category: Nature

The Garden Lover S Guide To The West

Author : Kathleen McCormick
ISBN : 156898166X
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 42.63 MB
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Our Garden Lover's Guide series has been hailed by Garden Design as "eminently practical" and by Home as "authoritative" and "indispensible." These three new volumes complete our survey of American gardens; together, the four books feature over 500 public gardens across the country.Each book is designed for readers to use as they travel through a state or region. Similar to our highly successful European garden guides, the U. S. guides are illustrated in full color with numerous photographic images and watercolor drawings of the most significant gardens, all specially commissioned for these books. In addition to insightful texts, contact data, opening hours, admission fees, and directions are provided. The perfect companion for any garden enthusiast, whether tourist or armchair traveler.
Category: Architecture

Guide To The Plants Of Arizona S White Mountains

Author : George C. West
ISBN : 9780826360700
Genre : Nature
File Size : 65.54 MB
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George C. West provides a simple and quick guide written especially for amateur plant lovers, nature enthusiasts, interested hikers, tourists, and botanists who want to learn more about the plants of the White Mountains in east-central Arizona. The book is neatly organized into three parts, which include woody trees; all other annual, biennial, and perennial flowers, shrubs, and vines; and ferns. This useful guide is written in accessible language that makes it easy to identify over five hundred plant species found in the region. More than a thousand incredible color photographs of flowers, leaves, and other features provide nuanced detail that helps the reader differentiate various species of flowering plants, trees, and ferns. Guide to the Plants of Arizona’s White Mountains is a must-have reference for all outdoor enthusiasts exploring this popular region of the Southwest.
Category: Nature

Ferns Of Hawai I

Author : Kathy Valier
ISBN : 0824816404
Genre : History
File Size : 23.94 MB
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"This well-written and -illustrated guide belongs on the bookshelf of anyone who cares about botany, ... biological diversity, and Hawaiiana." --Honolulu AdvertiserA fern-lover once wrote: "If you wish to know ferns you must follow them." Hawai`i, with approximately two hundred species of ferns and fern allies, is the ideal place to begin the journey, and Ferns of Hawai`i the ideal guide. Written for those who wish to become followers of these delightfully subtle plants, this introductory work begins with a description of Hawai`i's ferns and their ecology. Sections on where to find ferns, their use by Hawaiians, and common, Hawaiian, and scientific names are provided. With the aid of color and black and white photographs, naturalist Kathy Valier describes more than sixty of the most common ferns growing wild in Hawai`i, from the tiny water fern azolla to the wiry masses of the scrambling uluhe. Information on habitat and distribution accompanies each description.
Category: History

Identifying Ferns The Easy Way

Author : Lynn Levine
ISBN : 0970365462
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"Identifying Ferns the Easy Way: A Pocket Guide to Common Ferns of the Northeast" is an exquisitely illustrated and easy-to-use guide created to make fern identification more accessible than ever for nature lovers of all ages. This guide presents a unique method to explain how ferns are classified into five major groups. Then, these groupings are illustrated using fern silhouettes. Each of the 28 common ferns in this guide has descriptions which detail "Where it Grows," "Tips for Identification," "Can be Confused With" and "Interesting Notes." The terminology used in this book makes this guide extremely user-friendly. "Gardeners, hikers and naturalists all need this elegantly simple guide to the common fern species of the Northeast. The lineage of these plants is ancient, their charms immutable. These pages bring their identities into the light, a gift indeed." Roger B. Swain. Host, PBS -TV's "The Victory Garden""This guide offers a wonderful way for people to become acquainted with our common regional ferns. A simple, effective key and great illustrations make this a very user-friendly field guide."Tom Wessels, Professor Emeritus, Antioch University and author of "The Forested Landscape."Lynn Levine, began her career in 1978, as the first woman consulting forester in the Northeast. She has taken thousands of people into the forest to share her love of nature, and to spur others to feel the same. She has found that teaching about trees, tracks and, now, ferns, is one powerful way to spark and enhance that bond. Levine is the author of "Mammal Tracks and Scat: Life-Size Pocket Guide," and two children's books: "Snow Secrets" and "Is it Time, Yet?" She is co-author of "Working with Your Woodland: A Landowner's Guide" and "Mammal Tracks and Scat: Life-Size Tracking Guide." Briony Morrow-Cribbs launched her book illustrating career with two New York Times Best Sellers: "Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln's Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities" and "Wicked Bugs: The Louse that Conquered Napoleon's Army & Other Diabolical Insects." Briony's work includes etchings, prints and illustrations.