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.
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.
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.
Endorsed by RHS experts, this comprehensive A-Z plant encyclopaedia lists over 15,000 plants and is illustrated throughout. Intended for both the gardening expert and the budding amateur, it tells you everything you need to know about garden plants.
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
The ultimate gardening reference- two volumes covering everything you need to know to keep your garden flourishing, from the experts at the RHS. Choose the plants you want for your garden and learn to position and care for them properly with the new edition of this perennial favourite. Detailed profiles of 15,500 garden plants- from new and exotic varieties to garden favourites, provide all the guidance you need. Draw on authoritative, expert advice from Britain's leading horticulturists on cultivation, beating pests and diseases and creating outstanding displays. Includes a special section on how to use colour and in-depth features on the most popular plants such as lilies and hostas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Alternative Kitchen Garden is an evolving idea of what a kitchen garden could be in the twenty-first century: organic, environmentally sustainable, resilient, and about localizing at least some of our food production. It’s also a place not only for learning and practicing growing skills but also for enjoying ourselves and having fun. The Alternative Kitchen Garden is the ideal companion for anyone getting dirt under their fingernails for the first time and full of fascinating ideas and experiments for the adventurous gardener. A self-confessed “cyber geek,” Emma documents the transformation of her “ropey old lawn with potholes and brambles” into a fertile and abundant permaculture plot via Internet radio and a popular blog site. Eight years of her postings and stories have been collected in here, illustrated with beautiful color photographs and arranged into easily accessible alphabetical order. The Alternative Kitchen Garden: An A-Z covers subjects as diverse as growing achocha (a forgotten Incan crop) to zucchinis. Emma’s style, is light and friendly, yet at the same time informative and based on personal experience—you feel you could actually be sitting in the garden chatting face to face as she shares her knowledge and experience.
Herbaceous perennials flower each year, dying down in the winter and springing back to life the following spring. They are central features in the landscape of a garden as they appear year-after-year and must be regarded as constant features. This book gives the expert view on the vast array of flowers available. Includes: * creative garden ideas and border planting plans * practical advice on care, maintenance and propagation * illustrated A-Z profiles of recommended plants * recommended plants for specific purposes, conditions and effects * step-by-step illustrations showing essential techniques Alan Titchmarsh imparts a lifetime of expertise in these definitive guides for beginners and experienced gardeners. Step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions guide you through the basic gardening skills and on to the advanced techniques, providing everything you need to create beautiful flower borders in your 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.
Four thousand species and varieties of plants--their flower and leaf shape, growing requirements, zone ranges, seasons, and more--enrich this essential gardening source