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Colour For Adventurous Gardeners

Author : Christopher Lloyd
ISBN : 9780563521716
Genre : Color in gardening
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This book on gardening with colour by its most adventurous exponent Christopher Lloyd OBE - is now available in paperback as well as hardback. With a chapter on every colour from 'Challenging Orange' to 'Sophisticated Black', Lloyd explores each colour in relation to others and discusses the rules in order to encourage the gardener to break them. If a colour is 'polite', Lloyd certainly knows how to liven it up without making it vulgar. In an all-white border, he advocates a touch of clear pink to make you sit up; he suggests bright scarlet rose hips in a purple bed to introduce a note of rebellion. Stunning photographs by Jonathan Buckley enhance this superb collection of colour combinations. Colour for Adventurous Gardenersis opinionated, controversial and the most colourful book on plant associations ever written.
Category: Color in gardening

Exotic Planting For Adventurous Gardeners

Author : Christopher Lloyd
ISBN : 9780563493198
Genre : Exotic plants
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Exotic Planting for Adventurous Gardeners is about the most exciting plants grown by Christopher Lloyd in his garden at Great Dixter in East Sussex. The great plantsman tells the story of his Exotic Garden, which has delighted, and sometimes shocked, summer visitors since it replaced the Edwardian rose garden nearly fifteen years ago. The rose garden, designed by Edward Lutyens, had remained unchanged for nearly eighty years. Then, in 1993, much to the horror of many establishment figures, Lloyd asked his newly appointed head gardener Fergus Garrett to eliminate the roses. 'The noise of tearing old rose roots as they were being exhumed', he writes, 'was music to my ears.' And then the fun began: the bold foliage of palms was combined with handsome cut-leaved sumach and arching New Zealand flax; statuesque cannas and bright dahlias, threaded with mauve verbena and infilled with annual climbers, added dazzling colour from June until the first frosts, and the whole feeling created was one of being wrapped in a voluptuous living community. For everyone who loves reading Christopher Lloyd, Exotic Planting for Adventurous Gardeners is an unexpected bonus. His last and most adventurous work was almost complete at the time of his death in 2006 and, having lived a long life helping other people, a handful of his gardening friends gladly picked up the reigns. Among them are the novelist Frank Ronan who has taken overall responsibility for completing the text, and Anna Pavord who contributes an opening chapter on exotic gardens in history. Illustrated with hundreds of photographs by Jonathan Buckley, Exotic Planting for Adventurous Gardeners both inspires and instructs. Few gardeners will be able to resist Lloyd's call to 'do something outlandish, to splash out, and be freer than ever'.
Category: Exotic plants

Color For Adventurous Gardeners

Author : Christopher Lloyd
ISBN : 1552975320
Genre : Gardening
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An illustrated gardening book about using color for its maximum impact and understanding successful color associations with plants.
Category: Gardening

Succession Planting For Adventurous Gardeners

Author : Christopher Lloyd
ISBN : 9780563521105
Genre : Flower gardening
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Following the success of Colour for Adventurous Gardeners, the most adventurous gardener of all time is back to reveal how he plans, creates and maintains his celebrated borders. Most gardeners want their borders to be interesting and colourful over a long season, even year-round if winters are not too severe. Christopher Lloyd OBE shows how he and Fergus Garrett, Head Gardener at Great Dixter, choose and orchestrate plants for maximum effect. Having covered the principles of succession planting, Lloyd explores the ingredients from anchor plants and permanent perennials to drop-in plants and self-sowers - necessary to ensure continually lively borders. The master of his craft reveals the secrets of keeping every inch of border working hard so that planting schemes are created and maintained in brilliant succession. With superb photographs by Jonathan Buckley, this book will inspire as well as instruct those passionate about their garden.
Category: Flower gardening

The Adventurous Gardener

Author : Ruah Donnelly
ISBN : 0967730325
Genre : Gardening
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"A practical, lively guide to the outstanding nurseries and growers of a region rich in horticultural diversity"--Cover.
Category: Gardening

The Adventurous Gardener S Sourcebook Of Rare And Unusual Plants

Author : William C. Mulligan
ISBN : WISC:89035643295
Genre : Gardening
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A catalog of illustrated plants noted for their unusual beauty, rarity, or obscurity are given in detail with cultivation, planting, and special note data
Category: Gardening

From A Sunset Garden

Author : Sydney Bancroft Mitchell
ISBN : UCAL:$B100484
Genre : Floriculture
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Category: Floriculture

Alexander Mckenzie

Author : Steven Miller
ISBN : 192143791X
Genre :
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Alexander McKenzie is known for his evocative luminous landscape paintings which recall both the themes of Western symbolist painting and the techniques of the 17th Century Dutch Old Masters. For McKenzie, the landscape is both a place for contemplation and a metaphor for a personal journey. Created entirely in his mind's eye, the landscapes, which are often of cultivated gardens, are of places that don't exist but instead are a means of exploring the symbols, narratives and metaphors conjured from his imagination and memory. The visual symbols located in a maze-like formation throughout each work provide a pathway for the viewer to navigate the underlying narrative in each work. McKenzie explains: 'The suggested journey and choices of direction in each of these paintings reflect the decisions, both temporal and spiritual, that all of us must make in our lives.' Continuing Hazelhurst's series of major surveys of artists from southern Sydney, this will be McKenzie's first solo exhibition at Hazelhurst and will be accompanied by a major monograph.

The Adventurous Gardener

Author : Nancy Bubel
ISBN : WISC:89031293988
Genre : Gardening
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Category: Gardening

Southern Gardener S Handbook

Author : Troy B. Marden
ISBN : 9781627885041
Genre : Gardening
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The complete guide to select, plan, plant, maintain, and problem-solve for gardeners living in the South. Every season in the South presents a gardening opportunity. Take advantage of all of them by choosing the perfect plants! Using the right plants makes gardening not only easier, but more fun, and helps you grow the best-looking and healthiest garden possible. The Southern Gardener’s Handbook helps experienced and expert-level gardeners pick the ideal plants to get the most pleasure from their gardens. Detailed plant profiles help you get the best bang for your buck (and work) in the garden. Helpful advice about caring for the unique needs of southern gardens, along with complete information about USDA Hardiness zones make this a resource you will not want to go without. Annuals, biennials, perennials, tropicals, bulbs, ornamental grasses, trees, shrubs, ground covers, vines, lawns and vegetables are all covered in depth by gardening expert and writer Troy B. Marden. Nearly 300 at-a-glance full-color photos and plant profiles allow you to plan, create and enjoy the very best results from your garden.
Category: Gardening

The Four Season Farm Gardener S Cookbook

Author : Barbara Damrosch
ISBN : 9780761176817
Genre : Gardening
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“Learn how to create an organic, edible garden and then make the most of the fruits (and vegetables) of your labors” (Los Angeles Daily News). Barbara Damrosch and Eliot Coleman are America’s foremost organic gardeners—and authorities. Barbara is the author of The Garden Primer, and Eliot wrote the bible for organic gardening, The New Organic Grower. Today they are the face of the locavore movement, working through their extraordinary Four Season Farm in Maine. And now they’ve written the book on how to grow what you eat, and cook what you grow. The Four Season Farm Gardener’s Cookbook is two books in one. It’s a complete four-season cookbook with 120 recipes from Barbara, a master cook as well as master gardener, who shows how to transform your fruits and vegetables into mouthwatering dishes, from Stuffed Squash Blossom Fritters to Red Thai Curry with Fall Vegetables to Hazelnut Torte with Summer Berries. And it’s a step-by-step garden guide that works no matter how big or small your plot, with easy-to-follow instructions and plans for different gardens. It covers size of the garden, nourishing the soil, planning ahead, and the importance of rotating crops—yes, even in your backyard. And, at the core, individual instructions on the crops, from the hardy and healthful cabbage family to fourteen essential culinary herbs. Eating doesn’t get any more local than your own backyard. “Beautifully photographed and illustrated . . . Provides a thorough and accessible discussion of how to grow food, what to grow, how to get the most from your garden and finally, how to make it all taste delicious.” —Minnesota State Horticultural Society
Category: Gardening

Gardening On The Edge

Author : Peter Clough
ISBN : 0906720338
Genre : Botany
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The subject of this book is gardening. The publishers have provided no further information on this title.
Category: Botany

Gardening On A Shoestring

Author : Rob Proctor
ISBN : 1555663761
Genre : Gardening
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"Gardening on a Shoestring" is for anyone who has more energy than dollars and wants to create a beautiful garden. Best-selling garden author and designer Rob Proctor has tips on how to save money that are innovative and guaranteed to give you the garden you've always wanted.
Category: Gardening

Eat Your Greens

Author : David Kennedy
ISBN : 9781550925678
Genre : Gardening
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Turn over a new leaf with these nutritional powerhouses for your kitchen garden Our industrialized food system is failing us, and as individuals we must take more responsibility for our own health and food security. Leaf crops produce more nutrients per square foot of growing space and per day of growing season than any other crops and are especially high in vitamins and minerals commonly lacking in the North American diet. As hardy as they are versatile, these beautiful leafy vegetables range from the familiar to the exotic. Some part of this largely untapped food resource can thrive in almost any situation. Eat Your Greens provides complete instructions for incorporating these nutritional powerhouses into any kitchen garden. This innovative guide: Shows how familiar garden plants such as sweet potato, okra, beans, peas, and pumpkin can be grown to provide both nourishing leaves and other calorie- and protein-rich foods Introduces a variety of non-traditional, readily adaptable alternatives such as chaya, moringa, toon, and wolfberry Explains how to improve your soil while getting plenty of vegetables by growing edible cover crops Beginning with a comprehensive overview of modern commercial agriculture and rounded out by a selection of advanced techniques to maximize, preserve, and prepare your harvest, Eat Your Greens is an invaluable addition to the library of any gardening enthusiast. David Kennedy is the founder and director of Leaf for Life, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the elimination of global malnutrition through the optimum use of leaf crops, and is the author of 21st Century Greens and the Leaf for Life Handbook .
Category: Gardening

The Gardener

Author : Prue Leith
ISBN : 9780857385666
Genre : Fiction
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After a divorce and a great deal of soul-searching, Lotte has abandoned her successful career as an architect for a degree in garden history, and uprooted her three children to take a job as head gardener to millionaire Brody Keegan at Maddon Park in Oxfordshire. Brody is as ignorant about gardens as Lotte is knowledgeable, his tastes as loud as hers are quiet. As Lotte locks horns with her boss and his spoilt young wife, she finds herself on an emotional roller coaster. She knows what is right for the garden, but - still raw from divorce, anxious about the children and frightened of entanglement - she is less sure of what is right for her.
Category: Fiction

The Southern Gardener S Book Of Lists

Author : Lois Trigg Chaplin
ISBN : 9781589795051
Genre : Gardening
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The Southern Gardener's Book of Lists, a sourcebook and workbook in one, has all the answers. With more than 200 lists of plants grouped by their horticultural characteristics and uses in the garden, this is the one-of-a-kind guide to spending less time and money on your garden. Veteran gardener and best-selling author Lois Trigg Chaplin recommends hundreds of plants for hundreds of uses, noting the specific Southern regions they grow in and sharing helpful hints and insights. Other special features include the tips, suggestions, and anecdotes of gardeners, nurserymen, designers, and horticulturists from across the South.
Category: Gardening

Alluring Lettuces

Author : Jack Staub
ISBN : 9781423616610
Genre : Gardening
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A richly illustrated guide to unique and gorgeous vegetable varieties for your garden. Seventy-five unusual and eminently beautiful vegetables are profiled in this charming book by expert gardener and garden designer Jack Staub. Within these pages, you’ll discover produce not likely found at the supermarket, including the Asparagus Bean, Chinese Rat Tail Radish, Green Zebra Tomato, and Turkish Orange Eggplant. Staub includes history, stories, and lore surrounding the plants, as well as instructions for growing them outdoors or indoors in containers. Whether you're an avid gardener or a dabbler, you'll love the flowery descriptions and original art showcasing these vegetables that are perfect for your garden.
Category: Gardening