With clear and concise details on when and where to grow each plant, 'The A-Z Of Garden Flowers' is an easy-to-use reference for novice and expert gardeners alike.
Covering identification, cultivation and climate requirements, this work is a comprehensive A-Z of garden plants, listing 4500 species to test even the most dedicated gardener.
The Australian Gardening Encyclopedia provides a comprehensive guide to plants, with specific cultivation advice for gardeners in Australia. Extensively illustrated, the information is presented in three clearly defined parts, covering gardening skills, an A-Z plant listing and a detailed reference section.
The 15000 plants featured in this encyclopedia have been selected by consultants from the UK, North America and Europe. They include not only tried and tested garden favourites, but also a selection of unusual species and cultivars. The plants are arranged alphabetically by botanical name. Common names are cross-referenced throughout, enabling plants to be found easily, even if the botanical name is unfamiliar. Synonyms are similaly cross-referenced. The introduction describes and explains the A-Z section, including detailed features on the plant kingdom, plant nomenclature, types and shapes. Basic concepts of hardiness, cultivation and propogation are set out in straightforward language. The A-Z section consists of individual descriptions of 15000 plants. Plants are arranged alphabetically by botanical name, with an introduction for each genus, as well as background data on the botanical family, geographical origin, native habitat, the range of plants within the genus and any unusual qualities. Symbols show the basic shape of all treees featured, while more detailed illustrations help to explain the range of flower shapes, leaf types and habitats within a particular group.
The Gardener's Companion to Medicinal Plants is a beautifully illustrated giftable gardening reference book, which combines exquisite botanical illustrations with practical self-help projects. Every day sees a discovery in the press about the new uses of plants, and it's certain that most of our most important drugs are derived from plants. From willow (used to procure aspirin) to periwinkle (used in chemotherapy to treat lymphoma) many common garden plants have provided cures in modern medicine. In this book readers can discover more than 200 life-saving plants and 25 home-grown remedies to make themselves. Each home cure is described and illustrated with step-by-step photographs to show how you can be a gardener and heal yourself.
Fifth edition of this best-selling guide to plants and flowers, updated and revised from the experts at the RHS RHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers which is now available in ebook(PDF) format, is an expert guide to planning your dream garden, redesigned to aid navigation and make identifying plants easier than ever. Over 8,000 easy-to-find plants and thousands of photographs will give you all the guidance you need. Each variety is photographed and the new "how to" section tells you all you need to know on cultivation, pruning and care. Plus, use the special plant selector to grow for every possible situation and condition, from sunless walls to sandy soil. The perfect addition to any gardener�s bookshelf.
Cultivate your perfect garden with RHS Pruning & Training's unrivalled guidance for over 800 trees, shrubs, and climbing plants. Fully updated by the RHS experts, RHS Pruning & Training uses clear, step-by-step instructions and fantastic photography to perfectly illustrate the secrets to pruning and training your plants. Whether you're a novice gardener or an amateur expert, RHS Pruning & Training is packed with plenty of information on all plant types including fruits, roses, shrubs, and trees. Learn specialised techniques including coppicing, pollarding, and pinch pruning for specific plant types, and prune your garden to perfection all year round.
Popular Garden Plants offers information aim ed at helping readers to select, buy and successfully grow a wide range of popular plants, and covers all styles of dome stic garden. '
A comprehensive reference for the American gardener includes detailed, cross-referenced descriptions of more than fifteen thousand plants.
This is a practical guide to dealing with the pests, diseases and disorders that commonly affect fruit, vegetables, trees and ornamental garden plants. The A-Z of symptoms lists all the common garden plants, and describes likely causes of problems cross-referenced to the rest of the book.
A lavish guide to planning, planting, and maintaining a Mediterranean garden, featuring an A-Z of more than 1,000 plants and 500 color photos. No image of the Mediterranean is complete without flowering climbers, colorful shrubs, or lush gardens. Now you can enjoy Mediterranean plants in your own garden. With sections on specific plants and general care, Garden Plants for Mediterranean Climates will help you to choose and grow the region's most beautiful plants. This book includes: an introduction to Mediterranean climate and points to consider when planning a garden; key features of a Mediterranean garden, including climbing plants, palms, pots, and pergolas; advice on watering and soil care; ideas on which plants to use where; an A to Z of more than 1,000 plants; and 500 gorgeous color photos.
This two-volume set is a broad compendium of the law, policies, and legal influences that affect the food on our plates today. * Alphabetically arranged entries describe topics related to the intersection of law and food * An appendix offers examples of legislation, court cases, regulations, and international treaties related to food * A timeline shows the development of the law of food in the United States * A bibliography lists additional materials for reference
In this text, Dennis Trotter provides an interactive information source to allow gardeners to identify and treat a number of garden pests and diseases. The book provides the reader with valuable information on seasonal treatment for your garden plants.
The European Garden Flora is the definitive manual for the accurate identification of cultivated ornamental plants and has been designed to meet the highest scientific standards. The vocabulary has nevertheless been kept as uncomplicated as possible so that the work is fully accessible to the informed nurseryman, gardener, and landscape architect, as well as the professional botanist. Volume VI concludes the Flora and contains accounts of 38 families of dicotyledons, including Compositae (with over 190 genera), the largest family of flowering plants. Many other genera of horticultural importance such as Calceolaria, Penstemon, Hebe, Solanum, Buddleia, and Sencio are also discussed. Comprehensive keys are provided at the level of family, genus and species and line diagrams are included to illustrate important diagnostic features of critical taxa. References are made to useful illustrations and taxonomic accounts, and a small amount of guidance on cultivation is also included for many genera.
With over 250,000 different species of flowering plants in the world, choosing the right plant poses a bewildering choice for even the most experienced gardener. This A-Z aims to make the choice easier by providing a guide to proven favourites.
Now in PDF. A plant by plant pruning guide for perfect results With pruning advice for 180 trees, shrubs and climbers plus 20 popular fruit crops, RHS Pruning Plant by Plant is the only pruning guide in this handy size to tell and show you exactly what you need to do plant by plant. The A-Z organisation helps you find the plant you're looking for fast and the simple instructions and easy-to-follow diagrams will encourage you to prune with confidence. RHS Pruning Plant by Plant is essential pruning advice for novices and experienced gardeners alike and its handy, compact format make it ideal for putting in your pocket when you're heading to your garden or allotment.
The new landscape edition of this popular title makes it easier than ever to access authoritative advice and to experience the pleasures gardening can offer. Take your pick from the A-Z of thousands of plants for dazzling year-round interest. This comprehensive guide is beautifully written by Ian Spence and produced in association with RHS (Royal Horticultural Society).