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Bonsai is the ancient Japanese art of dwarfing and shaping trees in small containers to produce miniature versions of mature trees. A single bonsai may only be a foot tall, but looks identical to a full-grown tree in nature. Careful trimming, pruning, wiring, and other techniques are necessary to produce this appearance. Bonsai outlines the constant and proper care that will allow the bonsai to blend with it container in a natural and aesthetically pleasing manner. With design principles foremost in mind, Hillier advises on how to match surprising plant combinations with an array of containers. Various themes (shape and proportion, texture, and harmonizing or contrasting colors) are represented in lovely color plates that provide a pleasing supplement to Hillier's reassuring guidance. And when it comes to the book's focal point--arrangements suitable for the various seasons--enticing, full-page photographs illustrate each idea featured. In every instance, the allure of flowers and foliage is enhanced by a refined selection of complementary containers: stone troughs, aged terra-cotta pots, wire baskets, antique lead vessels, and glazed urns. Hillier also provides important cultural information, advice on growing conditions, and a valuable plant list for easy reference. Simply the definitive full-color reference to the horticulture of North America, AHS Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers contains more than 8,000 plant profiles, over 4,250 photographs, and practical advice on everything from cultivation, pests, and diseases, to plant selection and identification Offering practical tips on every phase of successful fruit growing, plus comprehensive pest and disease coverage, this book introduces gardeners to the wonderful world of small-scale fuit growing. Includes a complete, illustrated fruit directory. 150 color illustrations. 100 color photos. Residential Landscape Architecture: Design Process for the Private Residence "The ultimate in garden style right now is antique garden ornaments."-Art & Auction Nothing adds drama to an outdoor space like a magnificent marble fountain or an impressive stone statue. With more and more collectors seeking out these fine pieces, there is a genuine need for this beautiful book-the first history of antique garden ornament in America ever published. The author presents a wealth of newly discovered information on American gardens and their ornament from 1740 to 1940. The superb colorplates, photographed especially for this book, show many historic American gardens for the first time. A black-and-white catalogue section, which serves as a collector's guide to some 300 individual objects, is followed by three essential appendixes, including a never-before-published list of more than 130 American and European garden ornament makers. 400 photographs, 100 in full color, 12 line drawings, 811/2 x 11" Barbara Israel is a highly regarded authority on garden ornament and one of the foremost dealers in the field. She lives with her family in New York City. Mick Hales is one of the best-known landscape and garden photographers working today. He lives in Carmel, New York. Mark Hampton, who died in 1998 shortly after writing the preface to this book, was an eminent and nationally known New York City interior designer.
Complete Guide to Water Gardens The Greenhouse Expert Revealing the enormous potential of herbs, this sourcebook includes information on planting, growing, and harvesting herbs, as well as the main uses of herbs. It also offers an exhaustive identification guide, recipes, ideas for gifts, and much more. In an attractively designed guide highlighting nearly 200 varieties of houseplants, Evans places the emphasis on which plants are best suited to particular conditions in the home. By his reasoning, the kitchen calls for easy-care selections, and a conservatory or a sunroom lends itself to more exotic specimens. Evans is quite explicit in describing the needs of each plant, any potential problems, and, perhaps more important, the level of care necessary. From plants considered quite easy to maintain to those difficult but truly intriguing (such as the insect-eating Venus-flytrap), each selection is rated accordingly. Evans includes propagation advice and color photographs in this sound resource for indoor gardeners. Alice Joyce Creating Your Own Japanese Garden The lively content of this authoritative compendium offers up much more than a dry encyclopedic gathering of information. Instead, Schmid reveals new ways of looking at gardening in shady conditions by sharing horticultural adventures spanning his own early years in Bavaria and on to Hosta Hill, the aptly named garden he has tended in Georgia for more than 30 years. Graciously guiding budding and sophisticated green thumbs, Schmid demystifies various types of shade, thus paving the way for gardeners to make knowing plant selections. Entries offer thorough descriptions of origins, common names, hardiness, form, and flowers. Additionally, cultivation requirements, propagation advice, and an expert's tips on the likes and dislikes of countless species and cultivars should further assist all levels of gardeners in matching appropriate plants to a shady site. Abundant color photographs serve double duty as a useful and inspiring resource
 'old' art of Knot Gardening. You'll definitely want to read this book to find out all about the history of this fascinating form of gardening and how to create one in your own space! Great photographic examples fill the pages-a definite "must have" for any gardener! Burpee : The Complete Vegetable & Herb Gardener : A Guide to Growing Your Garden Organically Beginning Hydroponics: Soilless Gardening: A Beginner's Guide to Growing Vegetables, House Plants, Flowers, and Herbs Without Soil This is the book most nurseries have on hand, but apparently don't bother to read. It is an essential book for anyone who plants trees and shrubs. Full, objective information from a professional is provided for most North American trees and shrubs. This is a thick, softcover edition on inexpensive paper - not particularily attractive, but reasonably priced. No photos. Drawings of leaves are provided but I find that of little use - Dirr's new illustrated encyclopedia may provide more interesting and enjoyable photos - for more money. Info on cultivation is provided but of little use to typical gardeners but certainly of value to those intent on propagating their own plants, and for nurserymen. This book, along with an encyclopedia such as Wyman's should be all that most gardeners need for reference - and to know what to purchase for their garden. Relying on local nurseries is not a good idea as they tend to sell for profit, and to sell particularily hardy, albeit often less interesting, plants. Dirr will make you an expert fast. With its wealth of original historical research; marvelous illustrations, including many that are not available elsewhere; and Denise Otis's fascinating new insights about her subject, Grounds for Pleasure will immediately win recognition as the definitive book about the private garden in America, from pre-Columbian times to the present. From the United States' oldest landscaped gardens-such as Middleton Place in South Carolina-to such 20th-century masterpieces as Thomas Church's Donnell Garden in Sonoma, described in the Oxford Companion to Gardens as "one of the most significant gardens of the 20th century"- here are gardens of great historical importance and spectacular beauty. Rare archival images, drawings based on archaeological excavations and old maps, and stunning photographs taken especially for this book make this as much of a visual delight as Otis's engaging, very personal, and anecdotal text is a joy to read. The authors, who live, work, and garden in Minnesota, provide an authoritative, detailed guide to more than 750 species and named varieties of deciduous and evergreen shrubs and small trees that thrive when winter temperatures fall to minus 20 F or lower. Part 1 is arranged alphabetically by genus, with each entry consisting of a description of the genus; light, site, soil, and moisture requirements; spacing; landscape use; planting instructions; culture
Innovative landscaping techniques can turn even the driest garden into a vibrant, healthy paradise. The secret lies in xeriscaping, an approach that includes zoning, appropriate planning, soil improvement, efficient irrigation, suitable maintenance techniques, and careful plant selection. Filled with full-color photographs of successful, beautiful gardens, this authoritative and practical guide includes everything you need to know to design and maintain a thriving garden--even if your area has scarce water supply, lack of rainfall, or free-draining soil. Find out how to evaluate your site, decide on your personal requirements, develop a plan, and choose plants. Understand your soil and enhance it with mulch, fertilizers, and other means. Illustrated design schemes, a convenient and comprehensive directory of more than fifty plants, and plenty of expert advice help you meet nature's challenges and transform your garden into anything you want it to be: a formal, structured enclosure, a romantic haven, or a family playground. (all in color) Provides instruction on basic principles of plant nutrition as they relate to the production of food and fiber plants as well as ornamentals. Chapters offer simple explanations of nutritional requirements, how plants grow, and the roles of major elements and micronutrients, and give techniques for determining the nutrient- element status of the growing plant by means of plant analyses and tissues tests. Includes an appendix of nutrition-element requirements for 143 crops, as well as a glossary and other reference appendices. Contains b&w photos and drawings. For students, farmers, crop consultants, plant growers, and fertilizer dealers French flower painter Pierre-Joseph Redouté is regarded as one of the best of the botanical illustrators in the tradition of aristocratic patronage stretching back to the Renaissance. Between 1817 and 1824 he completed the three volumes of ³Les Roses,² his most celebrated work. This pocket-book includes 166 exquisitely reproduced plates and sports a new design and look in a bit of a departure from the jumbo volume of the same title. Intended as a desk reference for professionals in agriculture, including entomologists, horticulturists, cooperative extension service personnel, crop consultants, and members of the agrochemical industry, this useful volume provides an overview of vegetable crops grown in North America and the major groups of pests that cause injury; identifies major and minor pests known to attack each crop plant family; and profiles the appearance, life history, and management of pests. Appendices provide simple keys to important groups of pests; provide additional sources of information on vegetable pests; and cross lists plant names, journal abbreviations, and titles. Includes 15 pages of color identification plates, over 600 detailed b&w line drawings, a glossary, and extensive references.Book News, Inc.®, Portland, OR The spirit of nineteenth-century naturalistic exploration lives in British historian Thomas Pakenham, who has spent the last decade chronicling the lives of the world's most dramatic trees, many of which are in danger of destruction. After the world-wide success of his previous work, Meetings With Remarkable Trees—a stunning collection of 60 individual trees (and groups of trees) in Britain and Ireland chosen for their unusually strong personalities—Pakenham decided to hunt down and photograph another 60 remarkable trees scattered throughout the globe. If your neighbors' lawn always resembles a beautiful green carpet while yours looks like something that would cost Tiger Woods several shots, you could use some practical help. Trust the Dummies folks--you really can have a great lawn without breaking your back every weekend, spending a fortune on sod, or poisoning your pets. Lawn Care for Dummies takes you through all the steps: choosing the right grass, planting the seed or laying the sod, installing an irrigation system, fertilizing, aerating, watering, and mowing. It also helps you avoid (or conquer) the Big Three: weeds, pests, and disease. Finally, the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow--you get to enjoy your lawn! In the spirit of all Dummies books, there's a list of 10 lawn games at the end. Bocce, anyone?
A reissue of the unusual and classic cookbook with hundreds of savory and delectable recipes to help every gardener find ample ways to make use of the riches the garden provides. TULIPS Prized for their exotic beauty and astonishing variety, orchids are the royal family of the plant kingdom. Found in a dazzling array of forms and colors, orchids—hard to obtain and harder still to maintain—are treasured as the rarest and most exclusive of plants. This glorious volume illustrates the most exquisite specimens of the flower with botanical artworks from the unrivaled collection of the Royal Horticultural Society in England. Reviewed for THE AMATEURS' (Cactus) DIGEST BY Dave McRitchie, Toronto, Canada. This new book is a re-issue (November 1997) of the book first published in 1991 and covers some 1200 species. The photography is excellent, at least equal to that of the very popular "Cacti-The Illustrated Dictionary" by Rod and Ken Preston-Mafham and has the additional advantage of showing the columnar cacti which are not included in the latter volume. Of interest to many will be the inclusion of many hybrid species. This certainly has inspired me to want to try my hand at hybridization. For the newcomer to the hobby, there is information re soil, light, temperature etc. for all the described plants plus a section on identification. I don't know if there are any errors in taxonomy or description. I'll leave that up to more knowledgeable collectors than myself. Color Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses: Sedges, Rushes, Restios, Cat-Tails, and Selected Bamboos   Much has changed in the role and use of ornamental grasses over the past 100 years. Whereas turn-of-the-century gardeners had perhaps a dozen perennial grasses to choose from, today's gardeners have hundreds. Ornamental grasses now embody a huge array of textures, forms, sizes, colors, flowering times, and cultural adaptations. The Color Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses is intended for gardeners in a wide range of situations and climates, and draws from the experience and creativity of great gardens and gardeners around the world. It begins with an exploration of the unique aesthetics and appeal of ornamental grasses before moving on to a review of the families of grasses and a survey of grasses in their native habitats. Gardeners usually speak of "ornamental grasses" in the broad sense, including not only the true grasses but also related families of grass-like plants. Following this tradition, the book provides a detailed treatment of perennial grasses, rushes, and cattails, as well as selected bamboos. Written by horticulturist Rick Darke, this encyclopedia will be invaluable to nursery professionals, landscapers, and home gardeners. Encyclopedia of Ferns: An Introduction to Ferns, Their Structure, Biology, Economic Importance, Cultivation and Propagation The hows, whys and wherefores of fern growing are comprehensively covered in this book. Aimed at both the amateur and professional grower, horticulturist David Jones shares his knowledge of what is best grown in a variety of climates, soils and locations. Pests, diseases and ailments are discussed as well as propagation techniques and hybridization. Colour photographs and illustrations throughout

Meditative Rose, 1958
Meditative Rose, 1958
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16 in. x 20 in.
Cathedral
Cathedral
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24 in. x 36 in.
Marguerite Pure White on Reflex Blue
Marguerite Pure White on Reflex Blue
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16 in. x 20 in.
Sunflowers, 1888
Sunflowers, 1888
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24 in. x 32 in.
Gerbera, Bright Red on White (Detail)
Gerbera, Bright Red on White (Detail)
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Morning in a Pine Forest
Morning in a Pine Forest
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Two Callas
Two Callas
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Petunia, 1925
Petunia, 1925
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Gerbera, Deep Yellow on White
Gerbera, Deep Yellow on White
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16 in. x 16 in.
Irises
Irises
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Two Lilies
Two Lilies
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Beauty-Calla Lily
Beauty-Calla Lily
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