Temperate Garden Plant Families: The Essential Guide to Identification and Classification

Temperate Garden Plant Families: The Essential Guide to

Learn how to identify the most important temperate plant families Based on the most up-to-date research, Temperate Garden Plant Families spans the spectrum from Acanthaceae (the acanthus family) to Zingiberaceae (the ginger family), and reflects the current scientific consensus about the family status of the most popular garden genera. Introductory information includes an overview of family classification, plant nomenclature, and plant morphology. The comprehensive A–Z of plants includes profiles that include information on the number of species and genera, plant form, flowers, fruit, and a short description. Each profile is illustrated with color photographs and botanical illustrations. Botanists, horticulturists, gardeners, and students will all welcome this authoritative yet accessible reference.

  • Brand: Timber Press
  • ASIN: 160469498X

Will Bonsall's Essential Guide to Radical, Self-Reliant Gardening: Innovative Techniques for Growing Vegetables, Grains, and Perennial Food Crops with Minimal Fossil Fuel and Animal Inputs

Will Bonsall's Essential Guide to Radical, Self-Reliant Gardening:

"Society does not generally expect its farmers to be visionaries." Perhaps not, but longtime Maine farmer and homesteader Will Bonsall does possess a unique clarity of vision that extends all the way from the finer points of soil fertility and seed saving to exploring how we can transform civilization and make our world a better, more resilient place. In Will Bonsall's Essential Guide to Radical, Self-Reliant Gardening, Bonsall maintains that to achieve real wealth we first need to understand the economy of the land, to realize that things that might make sense economically don't always make sense ecologically, and vice versa. The marketplace distorts our values, and our modern dependence on petroleum in particular presents a serious barrier to creating a truly sustainable agriculture. For him the solution is, first and foremost, greater self-reliance, especially in the areas of food and energy. By avoiding any off-farm inputs (fertilizers, minerals, and animal manures), Bonsall has learned how to practice a purely veganic, or plant-based, agriculture―not from a strictly moralistic or philosophical perspective, but because it makes good business sense: spend less instead of making more. What this means in practical terms is that Bonsall draws upon the fertility of on-farm plant...

  • Brand: Chelsea Green Publishing Company
  • ASIN: 1603584420

Edible Forest Gardens, Vol. 2: Ecological Design And Practice For Temperate-Climate Permaculture

Edible Forest Gardens, Vol. 2: Ecological Design And

Edible Forest Gardens is a groundbreaking two-volume work that spells out and explores the key concepts of forest ecology and applies them to the needs of natural gardeners in temperate climates. Volume I lays out the vision of the forest garden and explains the basic ecological principles that make it work. In Volume II, Dave Jacke and Eric Toensmeier move on to practical considerations: concrete ways to design, establish, and maintain your own forest garden. Along the way they present case studies and examples, as well as tables, illustrations, and a uniquely valuable "plant matrix" that lists hundreds of the best edible and useful species. Taken together, the two volumes of Edible Forest Gardens offer an advanced course in ecological gardening--one that will forever change the way you look at plants and your environment.

  • Brand: Chelsea Green Publishing
  • ASIN: 1931498806

Edible Forest Gardens, Vol. 1: Ecological Vision and Theory for Temperate Climate Permaculture

Edible Forest Gardens, Vol. 1: Ecological Vision and

Edible Forest Gardens is a groundbreaking two-volume work that spells out and explores the key concepts of forest ecology and applies them to the needs of natural gardeners in temperate climates. Volume I lays out the vision of the forest garden and explains the basic ecological principles that make it work. In Volume II, Dave Jacke and Eric Toensmeier move on to practical considerations: concrete ways to design, establish, and maintain your own forest garden. Along the way they present case studies and examples, as well as tables, illustrations, and a uniquely valuable "plant matrix" that lists hundreds of the best edible and useful species. Taken together, the two volumes of Edible Forest Gardens offer an advanced course in ecological gardening--one that will forever change the way you look at plants and your environment.

  • Brand: Chelsea Green Publishing Company
  • ASIN: 1931498792

Edible Forest Gardens (2 volume set)

Edible Forest Gardens (2 volume

Edible Forest Gardens is a groundbreaking two-volume work that spells out and explores the key concepts of forest ecology and applies them to the needs of natural gardeners in temperate climates. Volume I lays out the vision of the forest garden and explains the basic ecological principles that make it work. In Volume II, Dave Jacke and Eric Toensmeier move on to practical considerations: concrete ways to design, establish, and maintain your own forest garden. Along the way they present case studies and examples, as well as tables, illustrations, and a uniquely valuable "plant matrix" that lists hundreds of the best edible and useful species. Taken together, the two volumes of Edible Forest Gardens offer an advanced course in ecological gardening-one that will forever change the way you look at plants and your environment. What is an edible forest garden? An edible forest garden is a perennial polyculture of multipurpose plants. Most plants regrow every year without replanting: perennials. Many species grow together: a polyculture. Each plant contributes to the success of the whole by fulfilling many functions: multipurpose. In other words, a forest garden is an edible ecosystem, a consciously designed community of mutually beneficial plants and animals intended for human food pr...

  • Brand: Brand: Chelsea Green Publishing
  • ASIN: 1890132608

Temperate-Zone Pomology: Physiology and Culture, Third Edition

Temperate-Zone Pomology: Physiology and Culture, Third

Beginning with the most basic decisions facing fruit growers, this standard text takes the reader step by step through the various stages of fruit growth, from flowering to post-harvest storage. Separate chapters on growth regulators, dormancy and hardiness, and control of pests and diseases provide information any successful grower must master. This book is only available through print on demand. All interior art is black and white. 

  • ASIN: 1604690704

Succulent Container Gardens: Design Eye-Catching Displays with 350 Easy-Care Plants

Succulent Container Gardens: Design Eye-Catching Displays with 350

Define your individual style. With their colorful leaves, sculptural shapes, and simple care, succulents are beautiful yet forgiving plants for pots. If grown in containers, these dry-climate jewels—which include but are not limited to cacti—can be brought indoors in winter and so can thrive anywhere in the world. In this inspiring compendium, the popular author of Designing with Succulents provides everything beginners and experienced gardeners need to know to create stunning container displays of exceptionally waterwise plants. The extensive palette includes delicate sedums, frilly echeverias, cascading senecios, edgy agaves, and fat-trunked beaucarneas, to name just a few. Easy-to-follow, expert tips explain soil mixes, overwintering, propagation, and more.

  • ASIN: B00DPLKCUO

Southwest China: China's Secret Garden

Southwest China: China's Secret

  • ASIN: B06XCG1GKJ

Slow Cooker Cookbook: 500 Recipes for Everyday Cooking

Slow Cooker Cookbook: 500 Recipes for Everyday

Discover the slow cooker cookbook that is geared toward convenienceWe know you are always looking for easier ways to cook your meals. We also know you are probably sick and tired of spending long hours in the kitchen cooking with so many pans and pots. Well, now your search is over! We found the perfect kitchen tool you can use from now on! We are talking about the slow cooker!Slow cooker allows you cooking some of the best dishes ever with minimum effortWith our slow cooker cookbook you don’t need to be an expert in the kitchen to cook delicious, flavored, textured dishes! All you need is our slow cooker recipes and the right ingredients!This slow cooker cookbook you are about to discover consist of 500 best slow cooker recipes everEnjoy amazing breakfasts, simple and sweet desserts, lunch dishes, side dishes, poultry, meat and fish recipes collected in one slow cooker cookbook. Every recipe is easy to cook and the directions are easy to follow. If you were looking for slow cooker cookbook for dummies - this one would be a great choice!Check out some of the recipes from our slow cooker cookbook:Banana and Coconut OatmealHash Browns and Sausage CasseroleApple and Onion Lunch RoastPork and Chorizo Lunch MixBeans, Carrots and Spinach SaladChicken Cordon Bleu DipChicken with Peach...

  • ASIN: 1090594445

The Savage Garden, Revised: Cultivating Carnivorous Plants

The Savage Garden, Revised: Cultivating Carnivorous

For fifteen years, The Savage Garden has been the number one bestselling bible for those interested in growing carnivorous plants. This new edition is fully revised to include the latest developments and discoveries in the carnivorous plant world, making it the most accurate and up to date book of its kind. You may be familiar with the Venus flytrap, but did you know that some pitcher plants can—and do—digest an entire rat? Or that there are several hundred species of carnivorous plants on our planet? Beautiful, unusual, and surprisingly easy to grow, flesh-eating plants thrive everywhere from windowsills to outdoor container gardens, in a wide variety of climates. The Savage Garden is the most comprehensive guide to these fascinating oddities, gloriously illustrated with more than 200 color photos. Fully revised with the latest developments in the carnivorous plant world, this new edition includes:   •  All the basics—from watering and feeding to modern advances in artificial lighting, soil, and fertilizers.   •  Detailed descriptions of hundreds of plants, including many of the incredible new species that have been recently discovered and hybridized.   •  Cultivation and propagation information for all the plant families: pitcher plants, Venus flytraps, ...

  • Brand: Ten Speed Press
  • ASIN: 1607744104

Farming the Woods: An Integrated Permaculture Approach to Growing Food and Medicinals in Temperate Forests

Farming the Woods: An Integrated Permaculture Approach to

In the eyes of many people, the practices of forestry and farming are mutually exclusive, because in the modern world, agriculture involves open fields, straight rows, and machinery to grow crops, while forests are primarily reserved for timber and firewood harvesting. Farming the Woods invites a remarkably different perspective: that a healthy forest can be maintained while growing a wide range of food, medicinal, and other non-timber products. While this concept of “forest farming” may seem like an obscure practice, history indicates that much of humanity lived and sustained itself from tree-based systems in the past; only recently have people traded the forest for the field.  The good news is that this is not an either-or scenario; forest farms can be most productive in places where the plow is not: on steep slopes, and in shallow soils. It is an invaluable practice to integrate into any farm or homestead, especially as the need for unique value-added products and supplemental income becomes more and more important for farmers. Many already know that daily indulgences we take for granted such as coffee, chocolate, and many tropical fruits, all originate in forest ecosystems. But few know that such abundance is also available in the cool temperate forests of North America...

  • Brand: Chelsea Green Publishing Company
  • ASIN: 1603585079
  • UPC: 884568620494

Bringing the Mediterranean into Your Garden: How to Capture the Natural Beauty of the Mediterranean Garrigue

Bringing the Mediterranean into Your Garden: How to

Mediterranean landscapes are extraordinarily beautiful: alternating mounds of silver and green, textured leaves, flashes of color and intoxicating scents combine to delight the senses and rival any cultivated garden. Olivier explains how to capture the look, based on decades of experience. Mediterranean plants are diverse and adapted to a wide range of environments and weather conditions. They are of course ideally suited to regions which experience long periods of seasonal drought but many will also withstand periods of high rainfall and extreme cold making this essential reading for temperate-zone gardeners seeking the Mediterranean look. Some understanding of plant ecology is essential for success and Filippi shares his expert knowledge acquired from decades of research. How a plant interacts with its environment, other plants, and other living things indicates what it needs to flourish in a garden setting. Filippi's pioneering approach makes for a much closer relationship between gardener and nature that puts few demands on natural resources.

  • Brand: Filbert Press
  • ASIN: 1999734513

A Garden for Life: The Natural Approach to Designing, Planting, and Maintaining a North Temperate Garden

A Garden for Life: The Natural Approach to

The avid gardener will need no other resource than this book to plan and maintain a natural garden on the country farm or in the suburban backyard, a habitat congenial to the scarlet tanager, the monarch butterfly, and the toad.Unique to this book is author Beresford-Kroeger's concept of bioplanning, in which the gardener views the site as a biological system and the activity of gardening as an ecological task. To assist in bioplanning a garden, the author provides both plans that are adaptable to different garden sizes and shapes, as well as planting instructions emphasizing organic care, ecofunction, and environmentally friendly means of pest control.A Garden for Life challenges everyone to create an ecologically valuable garden for the joy of doing so, and for the salvation of our natural world.Diana Beresford-Kroeger is the author of Arboretum America. She is a botanist, medical and agricultural researcher, lecturer, and self-defined "renegade scientist" in the fields of classical botany, medical biochemistry, organic chemistry, and nuclear chemistry. She lives in Ontario, Canada.

  • Brand: Beresford-Kroeger, Diana/ Groeger, Christian H. (PHT)/ Rothschild, Miriam (FRW)
  • ASIN: 0472030124

A Guide to Bearded Irises: Cultivating the Rainbow for Beginners and Enthusiasts

A Guide to Bearded Irises: Cultivating the Rainbow

The diversity of bearded irises rivals that of any other perennial grown in temperate climates. For some gardeners, they bring back warm memories of a grandparent's garden; for others, they're a cutting-edge plant with a seemingly endless capacity for producing new forms and patterns.As the manager of Rainbow Iris Farm and co-editor of the Bulletin of the American Iris Society, Kelly Norris is the authority on gardening with bearded irises. His introductory chapters offer tips for successful growth, garden design, plant selection, and "creating" new irises. A Guide to Bearded Irises also provides portraits of the most outstanding plants in each of the six recognized categories, from the dainty miniature dwarf bearded irises to the stately tall bearded irises. A resource section lists specialty nurseries, organizations devoted to bearded irises, and public gardens with notable iris collections.

  • Brand: Timber Press
  • ASIN: 1604692081
  • UPC: 884613399290

Rain Gardening in the South: Ecologically Designed Gardens for Drought, Deluge and Everything in Between

Rain Gardening in the South: Ecologically Designed Gardens

The first book directed at the consumer/home gardener market on this important new gardening movement, Rain Gardening in the South is a colorful, readable how-to guide on creating beautiful gardens that capture and use water that runs off roofs, driveways, and other hard surfaces in our landscape. Written by horticulturists Helen Kraus and Anne Spafford, Rain Gardening in the South helps gardeners use our most precious resource wisely. Rain gardens maximize rainwater, enhance the landscape, and promote environmental stewardship. Runoff from out yards, roofs, and driveways contributes more than a third of the pollution that ends upin our nation's waterways. Rain gardens, which function as miniature water reservoirs and filtrations systems, offer effective and visually pleasing solutions that dramatically reduce toxic runoff, resulting in cleaner rivers, lakes, and oceans. Ironically, rain gardens are more drought tolerant than most conventional gardens. Because of plant selection and their ability to store water, rain gardens flourish during dry spells as well as rainy seasons, making them particularly conducive to the South and its unpredictable rainfall. This four-color book addresses the specific environmental circumstances of southern gardeners, including climate issues, plant...

  • Brand: Brand: Eno Publishers
  • ASIN: 0982077106

Caiuet 20pcs Blue Maple Seeds Japanese Maple Tree Seeds Perennial Temperate Garden Bonsai Seeds

Caiuet 20pcs Blue Maple Seeds Japanese Maple Tree

Material: SeedColor: BlueSize: Full sizeProduct Type: Blue Maple SeedType: BonsaiStyle: PerennialClimate: TemperateFlower Season: SpringUse: Outdoor PlantQuantity: Pack/20PcsGrowth Habits:Soil generally down needs loose, breathable, high water retention capacity.Container in the sun, keep the temperature around 20 degrees.Package Content: 1 Pack x Blue Maple SeedsNote: Due to the difference between different monitors, the picture may not reflect the actual color of the item.1cm=0.3937inch

  • Color: Blue
  • Brand: Caiuet
  • ASIN: B07PM1W4PH

Edens Garden Cypress 10 ml 100% Pure Undiluted Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil GC/MS Tested

Edens Garden Cypress 10 ml 100% Pure Undiluted

Imagine walking through a wooded forest on a warm summer day. The sun splints through towering branches as your shoulders brush soft leaves. That enchanting fragrance that we often find only in nature is purely delivered in Cypress essential oil. Diffusing the oil can bring an elegant woodsy aroma to any space. Also, Cypress can be an especially powerful skin treatment. Adding a few drops to a clay mask can help restore your natural sebum balance. Also, rubbing Cypress onto your feet can help them from sweating. If you blend a few drops of Cypress and Lemon together, you will create remarkable support for pain and swelling of varicose veins. Cypress can be a potent addition to any blend for menstrual symptoms. Just like the fresh air we find while exploring the outdoors, Cypress can help ease a cough, asthma, bronchitis or laryngitis. Inhaling a few drops on a soft napkin can help soothe the lungs and prevent an asthma attack during the beginning stages. Derived from tall evergreen trees, the essential oil is extracted from the leaves through a steam distillation method. BOTANICAL NAME: Cupressus sempervirens ORIGIN: Crete EXTRACTION METHOD: Steam Distillation PLANT PART: Leaves NOTE: Middle FAMILY: Cupressaceae SYNONYM: Italian Cypress, Mediterranean Cypress BLENDS WELL WITH: Fr...

  • Brand: Edens Garden
  • ASIN: B0046ZXDG8
  • UPC: 609465124629

Be the Greatest Product Manager Ever: Master Six Proven Skills to Get the Career You Want

Be the Greatest Product Manager Ever: Master Six

A brand new book from Amazon.com best-selling author Lewis C. LinBe the Greatest Product Manager Ever is the playbook on how you can move up the PM career ladder. This book is suitable for PMs of all levels from individual contributors to senior executives.Features the ESTEEM Method™, six proven skills to get the career you wantBe the Greatest Product Manager Ever features Lewis C. Lin’s brand-new career management framework: the ESTEEM Method™. The ESTEEM Method™ details, for the first time ever, the six core competencies you need to move up in your PM career:ExecutionSuperior Communication SkillsTactical AwarenessExtraordinary Mental ToughnessExceptional Team BuilderMoonshot VisionUnlike other books, Lin explains not only why but also how. In other words, Lin will reveal his secret frameworks, tools, and wisdom to strengthen your ESTEEM™ competencies including:How to Start Every New JobHow to Start Every New JobHow to Figure Out What to DoHow Stuff Gets Done: System 1 and 2How to Sound Authoritative Like a ProfessorHow to Establish Your ValueHow to Get Others to Do What You WantHow to Play Office PoliticsThe One Interview Question You Need to AskExplain Why Your New Direct Reports Will StruggleHow to SCAMPER Your Way to a Moonshot VisionWhy the Best Visionaries Get i...

  • ASIN: 0998120472

Modern Tropical Garden Design

Modern Tropical Garden

In this richly-illustrated tour of modern tropical gardens, Made Wijaya takes novice gardeners and professionals around the world in search of innovative designs. From South America to the tropical states of the U.S.-including Florida, California and Hawaii-to tropical Asia and tropical Australia, Modern Tropical Garden Design covers a profusion of different environments. The styles of garden design are as various as the terrain covered, and includes gardens by Wijaya and numerous other talented designers.Modern Tropical Garden Design also explores the myriad of different elements that can be found in the modern tropical garden, including courtyards and patios; pavilions, pergolas and verandas; pavings; water features; pools; walls; plants; colors; furniture; lighting; tropical flower arrangements and art. Incorporating a lively discussion of the work of ten exciting garden visionaries, as well as the work of some early modern masters of garden design, Modern Tropical Garden Design will prove an inspiration for gardeners everywhere.

  • Brand: Brand: Periplus Editions (HK) ltd.
  • ASIN: 0794650384

We Made a Garden (Modern Library Gardening)

We Made a Garden (Modern Library

First published in Britain in 1956 and never before available in America, We Made a Garden is the classic story of a unique and enduring English country garden. One of Britain’s most esteemed gardening writers recounts how she and her husband set about creating an exemplary cottage garden from unpromising beginnings on the site of the former farmyard and rubbish heap that surround their newly purchased home in the countryside of Somerset, England. Each imbued with a strong set of horticultural opinions and passions, Mr. and Mrs. Fish negotiate the terrain of their garden, by turns separately and together, often with humorous collisions. From the secret to cultivating the smoothest lawn to the art of lifting and replanting tulip bulbs to the landscaping possibilities of evergreens, the diverse elements of successful gardening—and delightful writing—are bound together by Mr. and Mrs. Fish’s aspiration to cultivate that most precious and slow-growing quality—the fundamental character of a good garden.

  • ASIN: 0375759476

100 Easy-To-Grow Native Plants: For American Gardens in Temperate Zones

100 Easy-To-Grow Native Plants: For American Gardens in

As we see exotic plants becoming "invasive exotics," gardeners are seeking native plants for their gardens. Plants that withstand regional conditions and weather patterns deliver a hardier garden and require less maintenance. A pioneering book when first published in 1999, this revised edition is a classic reference that meets the requirements of a changing, tougher landscape. Lorraine Johnson provides a fail-safe guide to beautiful low-maintenance plants native to many regions of the United States. The features include: Handy profiles of each native plant Maintenance requirements Creative suggestions for plant pairings Propagation and cultivation tips Index of plants by botanical name Ethical guidelines for gardeners Updated list of sources. Especially useful are the quick-reference charts that show plants grouped by region, habitat and conditions, for example plants that tolerate dry soil in shade and plants that attract butterflies. A color photograph of each plant makes it easy to compare options and choose the right plant.

  • Brand: Brand: Firefly Books
  • ASIN: 1554074533

Compost Everything: The Good Guide to Extreme Composting (The Good Guide to Gardening Book 1)

Compost Everything: The Good Guide to Extreme Composting

If you’re ready to throw out the rule book and return as much as you can to the soil, Compost Everything is the book for you. It’s time to quit fighting Mother Nature and start working with her to recycle organic matter and create lush and beautiful gardens with some of the most extreme composting techniques known to Man! In this inspiring composting guide, you’ll learn how to… …brew your own fish fertilizer with a few easy ingredients …quit turning piles and make compost the simple way …avoid roasting your garden with chemical-laced manure …discover the Native American trick for concentrating fertility and growing in lousy soil …squeeze every ounce of fertility from your compost …deal with grid-down sanitation …stop filling landfills and start enriching your yard …turn “trash” into treasure...get rid of unwanted bodies. Learn to compost like you’ve never composted before with expert gardener and master composter David the Good.

  • ASIN: B00XIROFMQ

Trees for All Seasons: Broadleaved Evergreens for Temperate Climates

Trees for All Seasons: Broadleaved Evergreens for Temperate

It's simple: broadleaved evergreens are trees that don't lose their leaves. And despite their versatility and beauty, they are often underused. Why? Most people, including knowledgeable gardeners, equate evergreens with conifers—and Christmas trees— rather than broadleaved plants. And many of the most attractive broadleaved evergreens have only recently become commercially available. Sean Hogan—one of America's most respected and well-known horticulturists—aims to correct the problem with this groundbreaking title. Ten years of research has gone into the detailed descriptions and photographs of more than 300 choice trees. Hogan opens our eyes to a largely unexplored world of foliar beauty—from China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan to Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand; from Chile and Argentina to Mexico and the western United States. Among the profiled plants are the drought-tolerant, russetbarked manzanitas; the finely textured, glossy-leaved azaras; and the exquisitely fragrant michelias. Also included are little-known gems from such well-known genera as the hollies and oaks. Hogan has filled an obvious gap in horticultural literature. By bringing to light hundreds of exciting plants that have the potential to transform gardens, he also performs an outstanding service.

  • Brand: Timber Press
  • ASIN: 0881926744

Eduard Big Ed 1:35 Plants I. Temperate Zone Garden Color PE Detail Set #BIG3576

Eduard Big Ed 1:35 Plants I. Temperate Zone

Eduard Big Ed 1:35 PLANTS I. Temperate zone garden Color PE Detail Set #BIG3576

  • Brand: Eduard
  • ASIN: B07H35JLLJ
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