Trees for Gardens

Trees for Gardens
Trees for Gardens, Orchards, and Permaculture
Are you wondering which productive trees to plant in your garden? Or are you planning a forest garden? Perhaps you are planting an orchard but want a greater diversity of useful trees than is typical? Or you’d like to know what unusual fruit trees you can use? The answers to all these questions can be found in master forest gardener Martin Crawford’s new book.

Plants: Sorbus hupehensis - Hupeh Rowan

Sorbus hupehensis - Hupeh Rowan
Sorbus hupehensis (Hupeh rowan or Hubei rowan; Chinese: 湖北花楸; pinyin: hubei huaqiu; literally: "Hubei rowan") is a species of rowan native to central and western China (between Qinghai and Gansu in the west, Yunnan in the south, Jiangxi in the southeast, and Shandong in the east).

Home Gardener's Bonsai

Home Gardener's Bonsai
Home Gardener's Bonsai: Buying, Planting, Displaying, Improving and Caring for Bonsai (Specialist Guide)
Home Gardener s Bonsai is the essential guide to the art and craft of growing bonsai in the garden or in the house. With topics ranging from watering and feeding to spirit and aesthetics, it provides an all-in-one guide to this ancient and fascinating hobby.

Plants: Yucca filamentosa - Adam's needle

Yucca filamentosa - Adam's needle
Adam’s needle is a great plant which looks as if stolen from sandy deserts in Mexico. Truth is that this plant is native to southern parts of the USA, not necessarily the driest. In both Czech and Slovak republic this plant has been slightly overused over the past few decades in either neglected gardens or in gardens with no style. It seems that everyone who had a cottage needed to have one Adam’s needle without thinking too much of how it will look there. This might be a reason why some young gardeners do not think that yucca is worth growing. I believe they are wrong.

Agroforestry Landscapes for Pacific Islands

Agroforestry Landscapes for Pacific Islands
Agroforestry Landscapes for Pacific Islands: Creating abundant and resilient food systems
Agroforestry Landscapes for Pacific Islands focuses on low-input and sustainable techniques for growing food in the Pacific. It covers a range of time-tested traditional agroforestry systems, modern agroforestry, local source of soil fertility, pest and disease control, livestock, and getting started with planning and implementation. Eleven authors contributed to this extensive work, which is illustrated by over 350 color photos and drawings.

Breadfruit Production Guide

Breadfruit Production Guide
Breadfruit Production Guide: Recommended practices for growing, harvesting, and handling
Despite increasing consumer demand and an imminent production surge in breadfruit, a number of barriers must be overcome in order to increase the market availability, distribution, and commercial competitiveness of breadfruit.

Plants: Capsicum pubescens - Rocoto

Capsicum pubescens - Rocoto
Synonyms: Brachistus lanceifolius, Capsicum annuum var. violaceum, Capsicum lanceifolium, Capsicum violaceum

Capsicum pubescens is a species of the genus Capsicum (pepper), known as rukutu, ruqutu (Quechua, hispanicized rocoto) and luqutu (Aymara, hispanicized locoto) and in Mexico known as the "Manzano" pepper which means "apple" for its apple-shaped fruit. This species is found primarily in Central and South America, and is known only in cultivation. The species name, pubescens, means hairy, which refers to the hairy leaves of this pepper. The hairiness of the leaves, along with the black seeds, distinguish this species from others. As they reach a relatively advanced age and the roots lignify quickly, sometimes they are called tree chili. Of all the domesticated species of peppers, this is the least widespread and systematically furthest away from all others. It is reproductively isolated from other species of the genus Capsicum. A very notable feature of this species is its ability to withstand cooler temperatures than other cultivated pepper plants, although it cannot withstand frost.

Red Hot Chilli Grower

Red Hot Chilli Grower
Red Hot Chilli Grower: The complete guide to planting, picking and preserving chillies
From "Hungarian Hot Wax" to "Red Savina", and "Scotch Bonnet" to "Elephant's Trunk", chilis come in dozens of shapes, colors and degrees of spiciness - from sweet and succulent to blow-your-head-off hot.

Gardener's Guide to the Pepper

Gardener's Guide to the Pepper
Gardener's Guide to the Pepper: A Guide Book for Planting, Growing and Harvesting Peppers (Gardener's Guide to Growing Your Vegetable Garden) (Volume 11)
Growing peppers fresh in the garden creates a wonderful taste treat for the gardener. Green peppers or hot peppers are not hard to grow. Sweet peppers are tasty fresh, added to salads or cooked dishes. Hot peppers add zest to many recipes and can be dried, pickled or frozen.

Plants: Athyrium filix-femina - lady fern

Athyrium filix-femina - lady fern
Lady fern is an elegant and beautiful fern, one of the most popular. It has bright green fronds of lacy leaves. The plant is clump forming, growing into a dense perennial with profusion of leaves from one centre. If desired, divide in March-April, after frosts, before leaves emerge.

Garden Design Solutions

Garden Design Solutions
Garden Design Solutions: Ideas for Outdoor Spaces
Award-winning garden designer Stephen Woodhams demonstrates how to make the most of any outside space, whether it is a typical urban garden, exposed roof terrace or shady courtyard. Drawing on his many years of experience designing gardens of all sizes in different climates around the world, Stephen shares his expertise and offers clever design solutions for all types of outdoor spaces in a range of styles.

Garden Design Bible

Garden Design Bible
Do you dream of transforming your back garden into a romantic retreat? Would you like to make a modern-day Utopia on your balcony? Is your ideal outdoor space a minimalist design with easy-to-care-for plants or a family garden with room to grow culinary herbs?

Plants: Actaea Racemosa - Black Cohosh

Actaea Racemosa - Black Cohosh
Fairy Candles, Black Cohosh, Bugbane - Actaea Racemosa
This North American native originates from the eastern part of the US. It is no great surprise that is has been honored with the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit as the elongated bottle-brush spires borne on tall stems in late summer make for an unforgettable sight.