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Landscaping With Fruit (9373 readers)
Contributed by amazon 06.09. 2011 11:32:41 Topic: Other / Books

Strawberry ground covers, blueberry hedges, grape arbors, and 39 other luscious fruits to make your yard an edible paradise Fruit trees, shrubs, and vines are true two-for-one plants. Many varieties are strikingly beautiful — well suited to doing double duty as delicious sources of sweet, organic fruit and as ornamental additions to the home landscape. Backyard fruit plants also tie in perfectly with the growing locavore movement. Its difficult to find food thats more local than ones own backyar ...

The Permaculture Way (7835 readers)
Contributed by amazon 06.09. 2011 11:07:41 Topic: Other / Books

Practical Steps To Create A Self-Sustaining World The Permaculture Way shows us how to consciously design a lifestyle which is low in environmental impact and highly productive. It demonstrates how to meet our needs, make the most of resources by minimizing waste and maximizing potential, and still leave the Earth richer than we found it ...

Garden Ponds, Fountains & Waterfalls for Your Home (15015 readers)
Contributed by amazon 12.08. 2011 10:46:58 Topic: Other / Books

Garden Ponds, Fountains & Waterfalls for Your Home provides essential information on designing and installing all types of home water gardens, from naturalistic to formal, plus fountains, waterfalls, streams, and bog gardens. ...

Great Gardens of Britain (8056 readers)
Contributed by amazon 12.08. 2011 10:40:40 Topic: Other / Books

Britain is famous all over the world for its gardens. In this book Helena Attlee focuses on twenty of the finest gardens in the country. Her choice encompasses a rich selection of sites all over England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, ranging from famous eighteenth-century landscapes such as Stourhead to quirky modern gardens such as Charles Jencks Garden of Cosmic Speculation in the Scottish borders. Her lively text provides a brief history of each garden combined with a vivid account of ...

Gaia's Garden - Second Edition (7684 readers)
Contributed by amazon 11.08. 2011 12:39:30 Topic: Other / Books

A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture The first edition of Gaia’s Garden sparked the imagination of America’s home gardeners, introducing permaculture’s central message: Working with Nature, not against her, results in more beautiful, abundant, and forgiving gardens. This extensively revised and expanded second edition broadens the reach and depth of the permaculture approach for urban and suburban growers. ...

Australian Native Plants Concise Edition (5839 readers)
Contributed by amazon 11.08. 2011 12:30:37 Topic: Other / Books

Cultivation, Use in Landscaping and PropagationThis excellent volume of Australian native plants includes over 1500 species of plants, trees, shrubs, annuals, ground covers, bedding plants and climbers for your garden. ...

Planting the Dry Shade Garden (6473 readers)
Contributed by amazon 11.08. 2011 12:26:23 Topic: Other / Books

The Best Plants for the Toughest Spot in Your Garden In this book youll learn how to prune selectively to admit more light and how to amend soil to increase its moisture retention. Youll also learn about more than 130 plants that accept reduced light and moisture levels-long-blooming woodland gems like epimediums and hellebores, and even lush foliage plants like evergreen ferns and hardy gingers, shrubs, climbers, perennials, ground covers, bulbs, annuals, and perennials - there is an entire pal ...

Garden Designers at Home (6188 readers)
Contributed by amazon 06.07. 2011 19:06:06 Topic: Other / Books

The Private Spaces of the Worlds Leading Designers The gardens designers have created for their clients may be familiar to garden enthusiasts, but what happens in the designers own backyards? This fascinating book takes a look at the gardens of some top designers, investigating how they differ from their commissioned work, the design process, and how they reflect their owners design philosophy. ...

Clematis - An Essential Guide (6022 readers)
Contributed by amazon 06.07. 2011 18:57:38 Topic: Other / Books

Clematis are loved for the abundance and color of their blooms but are not so well known for their versatility. Although they are typically and successfully used as climbers, they can be grown almost anywhere under most conditions. This essential guide introduces the genus in all its glory to the novice gardener and extends the knowledge of the more experienced. As well as explaining how to care for clematis, it inspires gardeners to recognize the vast range of clematis available today and the m ...

Exotic Gardening (8248 readers)
Contributed by amazon 30.04. 2011 19:01:27 Topic: Other / Books

An inspirational guide for all levels of gardeners to using lush, bold foliage, even in temperate climates ...

Trees for All Seasons (9427 readers)
Contributed by amazon 04.02. 2010 11:11:27 Topic: Other / Books

Broadleaved Evergreens for Temperate Climates | Its simple: broadleaved evergreens are trees that dont 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. ...

The New Encyclopedia of Daylilies (9011 readers)
Contributed by amazon 04.02. 2010 11:03:56 Topic: Other / Books

Its no exaggeration to say that daylilies are the premier flowering perennial. From a handful of wild species belonging to the genus Hemerocallis, breeders have produced tens of thousands of hybrids in a dazzling array of colors, patterns, and shapes. Adding to their appeal is their hardiness, ease of care, and ability to combine well with other plants. ...

The Kitchen Garden Grower's Guide (9572 readers)
Contributed by amazon 04.02. 2010 10:47:34 Topic: Other / Books

A practical vegetable and herb garden encyclopedia | A veritable encyclopedia and easy how-to guide on all that is natural and necessary in the world of gardening and small fruit, vegetable, and herb preparation, in The Kitchen Garden Grower’s Guide: A practical vegetable and herb garden encyclopedia, Stephen Albert leaves no stone—collard green, leek, or potato—unearthed in this absolutely amazing field guide that greenhorns, old hands, weekend gardeners, and chefs should not be without. ...

Rodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening (10978 readers)
Contributed by amazon 01.02. 2010 14:32:06 Topic: Other / Books

Rodales Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening has been the go-to resource for gardeners for more than 50 years—and the best tool novices can buy to start applying organic methods to their fruit and vegetable crops, herbs, trees and shrubs, perennials, annuals, and lawns. This thoroughly revised and updated version highlights new organic pest controls, new fertilizer products, improved gardening techniques, the latest organic soil practices, and new trends in garden design. ...

The Visual Encyclopedia of Garden Techniques (7352 readers)
Contributed by amazon 01.02. 2010 14:26:10 Topic: Other / Books

All the essential garden tasks shown step by step, with 950 color photographs and illustrations | Whether you are an experienced gardener or a complete beginner, this book contains everything that you need to know about planning, planting and maintaining your garden. ...

The Oxford Companion to the Garden (5969 readers)
Contributed by amazon 01.02. 2010 09:23:55 Topic: Other / Books

Now available for the first time in paperback, the magnificent Oxford Companion to the Garden illuminates the history and design of gardens all over the world, from the earliest recorded known examples to the present day, encompassing everything from small private gardens, to the secret gardens of Arab princes, to the vast public park at Versailles. ...

The Encyclopedia of Herbs (7161 readers)
Contributed by amazon 01.02. 2010 09:17:23 Topic: Other / Books

A Comprehensive Reference to Herbs of Flavor and Fragrance | This meticulously researched compendium provides every aspect of growing, identifying, harvesting, preserving, and using more than 500 species of herbs. ...

Garden Plants and Flowers Through the Year (12058 readers)
Contributed by amazon 01.02. 2010 09:10:12 Topic: Other / Books

An easy-to-use, A-Z pictorial catalog of over 2,500 tried and tested, commonly available garden plants and flowers, Garden Plants and Flowers Through the Year includes the seasons at which youll find each plant at its best clearly indicated, making it an invaluable tool for planning your planting. A comprehensive chapter offers down-to-earth advice on plant care, and practical tip boxes appear throughout, to guarantee success with every plant you choose. Finally, 8 at-a-glance galleries are incl ...

The Complete Practical Encyclopedia of Bonsai (8667 readers)
Contributed by amazon 01.02. 2010 09:04:44 Topic: Other / Books

This book defines and describes the ancient craft of bonsai. The techniques of this precise art form are clearly described, and provides a stunning and fully comprehensive reference that is ideal for the beginner as well as the more experienced bonsai artist. ...

Fuchsias (12015 readers)
Contributed by amazon 04.02. 2009 15:02:18 Topic: Other / Books

A practical guide to cultivating fuchsias, with over 500 beautiful photographs and illustrations | This beautiful book is an essential reference for gardeners and anyone interested in these wonderful and distinctive flowering plants. It contains fascinating history, practical advice on how to grow fuchsias, as well as an illustrated directory of cultivars. ...

Natural Gardening the Traditional Way (10406 readers)
Contributed by amazon 04.02. 2009 14:58:16 Topic: Other / Books

Timeless Techniques for the Ecological Gardener | Gardeners through the centuries have built up a marvellous amount of shared gardening knowledge - how best to nourish the soil, ingenious ways with irrigation, propagation and grafting, and the most effective control of pests and diseases. ...

The Roses (7696 readers)
Contributed by amazon 04.02. 2009 14:53:17 Topic: Other / Books

A stunning, beautifully illustrated guide to more than 800 rose varieties with hundreds shown in glorious photographs. ...

Designer Plant Combinations (14509 readers)
Contributed by amazon 16.09. 2008 09:31:33 Topic: Other / Books

105 Stunning Gardens Using Six Plants or Fewer | For every gardener who has hesitated over plant pairings or wondered if an array of favorite plants will work well together in the garden, Designer Plant Combinations inspires and delights with professionally designed combinations using just two to six plants. Here are the secrets to combining French lavender with California fuchsia; prairie coneflower with hummingbird mint; and tall purple moor grass with dwarf Korean lilac in a small garden bed. ...

Art and the Gardener (8875 readers)
Contributed by amazon 16.09. 2008 09:18:47 Topic: Other / Books

In Art and the Gardener, Gordon Haywards tenth book on garden design, he makes a radical departure from his earlier approaches in order to explore elements of visual language across two artistic disciplines-fine painting and garden design-in hopes that the remarkable crosscurrents will help reveal how to design or simply appreciate your garden with greater acuity. ...

The Garden Succulents Primer (6328 readers)
Contributed by amazon 16.09. 2008 09:14:12 Topic: Other / Books

Succulents and rock garden plants have become popular for their ease of cultivation, diversity of form, and striking colors. Their natural drought tolerance makes them especially useful for gardens in arid climates and water-conserving gardens. ...

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