• Science

Herbaceous Perennial Plants

A Treatise on their Identification, Culture, and Garden Attributes (3rd Edition)
Author: Allan M. Armitage
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
ISBN: 1610583809
Category: Science
Page: 1109
View: 2270
The long-awaited third edition of Allan Armitage’s masterpiece on garden perennials was released in April of 2008. Armitage’s extensive traveling, teaching and trialing experiences provide a depth of understanding of the best ornamental perennials for North American gardens unparalleled by any other garden writer. One of the most definitive and conclusive books written about perennials, the first edition was designated as one of the best 75 books written in the last 75 years by the American Horticulture Society, and the third is even better! The third edition of “The Big Perennial Book” (as it is fondly referred to by many practitioners) describes 3,600 species in 1224 pages. More than 300 color photos complement detailed text filled with the author’s pointed observations of plant performance, cultivar selection and current taxonomy. Allan’s trademark wit and passion are both in abundance, making reading as pleasurable as it is informative.

    • Gardening

Herbaceous Perennial Plants

A Treatise on Their Identification, Culture, and Garden Attributes
Author: Allan M. Armitage
Publisher: Stipes Pub Llc
ISBN: 158874776X
Category: Gardening
Page: 1109
View: 8728
A reference guide to the identification and culture of over 3500 herbaceous perennial plant species, varieties and cultuvars. Includes bibliography, common name and scientific indexes.

    • Gardening

Herbaceous Perennial Plants

A Treatise on Their Identification, Culture, and Garden Attributes
Author: Allan M. Armitage
Publisher: Stipes Pub Llc
ISBN: 9780875638102
Category: Gardening
Page: 1141
View: 8425
Extensively updated with the addition of over 900 new listings, this comprehensive guide combines color photographs, line drawings, keys, and in-depth text for more than 3,500 perennial species and cultivars. Includes scientific, common and family names, size, ornamental characteristics, adaptability range, culture, propagation, and use.

    • Gardening

Armitage's Garden Perennials


Author: Allan M. Armitage
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604690380
Category: Gardening
Page: 347
View: 3526
Provides a photographic guide to more than 1,200 interesting and beautiful garden plants, with each entry including full-color photos, hardiness-zone information, growing tips and more, in a book that also has lists of plants for certain situations.

    • Gardening

Armitage's Garden Annuals

A Color Encyclopedia
Author: Allan M. Armitage
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 0881926175
Category: Gardening
Page: 368
View: 8166
A color encyclopedia of garden annuals.

    • Gardening

Armitage's Manual of Annuals, Biennials, and Half-hardy Perennials


Author: Allan M. Armitage
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 9780881925050
Category: Gardening
Page: 539
View: 9894
A practical guide for the dedicated home gardener with descriptions and assessments of 245 genera of true annuals as well as plants that behave like annuals in USDA zones 1 7."

    • Gardening

Legends in the Garden

Who in the World is Nellie Stevens?
Author: Linda L. Copeland,Allan M. Armitage
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
ISBN: 9781591865230
Category: Gardening
Page: 208
View: 3872
Oftentimes, we wonder not what our gardens grow, but who our gardens grow. Legends in the Garden is a collection of the history, places, people, and stories behind the names of some of America’s most well known plants. These anecdotes, researched and written by authors Linda L. Copeland and Allan M. Armitage, are a compilation of forty-six of these little known origins of plant names.

    • Gardening

Ball Perennial Manual

Propagation and Production
Author: Jim Nau
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 9781883052102
Category: Gardening
Page: 487
View: 5572
USDA plant hardiness zone map, including Alaska and Hawaii -- p.454-455.

    • Gardening

Bamboo for Gardens


Author: Ted Meredith
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 9780881925074
Category: Gardening
Page: 406
View: 9130
Whatever your climate, there is a suitable species of bamboo for your garden. More than 300 bamboos are described, from tropical and subtropical species to hardy species with information on size, native range, and landscape use.

    • Gardening

Armitage's Native Plants for North American Gardens


Author: Allan M. Armitage
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 0881927600
Category: Gardening
Page: 451
View: 3057
A leading horticulturalist touts the benefits of using native North American plants in one's home garden, describing more than 630 species and cultivars of perennials, biennials, and annuals native to the United States and furnishing essential data on habitat, hardiness, correct garden sites, cultivation, maintenance, and propagation.

    • Home economics

A Treatise on Domestic Economy

For the Use of Young Ladies at Home, and at School
Author: Catharine Esther Beecher
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Home economics
Page: 383
View: 9101

    • Architecture

The Dynamic Landscape

Design, Ecology and Management of Naturalistic Urban Planting
Author: Nigel Dunnett,James Hitchmough
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415438101
Category: Architecture
Page: 332
View: 4637
The last quarter of the twentieth century witnessed a burgeoning interest in ecological or naturally inspired use of vegetation in the designed landscape. More recently a strong aesthetic element has been added to what was formerly a movement aimed at creating nature-like landscapes. The Dynamic Landscape advances a fusion of scientific and ecological planning design philosophy that can address the need for more sustainable designed landscapes. It is a major statement on the design, implementation and management of ecologically inspired landscape vegetation. With contributions from people at the forefront of developments in this field, in both Europe and North America, it provides a valuable synthesis of current thinking.

    • Science

Principles of Plant Genetics and Breeding


Author: George Acquaah
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118313690
Category: Science
Page: 760
View: 8137
To respond to the increasing need to feed the world's population as well as an ever greater demand for a balanced and healthy diet there is a continuing need to produce improved new cultivars or varieties of plants, particularly crop plants. The strategies used to produce these are increasingly based on our knowledge of relevant science, particularly genetics, but involves a multidisciplinary understanding that optimizes the approaches taken. Principles of Plant Genetics and Breeding, 2nd Edition introduces both classical and molecular tools for plant breeding. Topics such as biotechnology in plant breeding, intellectual property, risks, emerging concepts (decentralized breeding, organic breeding), and more are addressed in the new, updated edition of this text. Industry highlight boxes are included throughout the text to contextualize the information given through the professional experiences of plant breeders. The final chapters provide a useful reference on breeding the largest and most common crops. Up-to-date edition of this bestselling book incorporating the most recent technologies in the field Combines both theory and practice in modern plant breeding Updated industry highlights help to illustrate the concepts outlined in the text Self assessment questions at the end of each chapter aid student learning Accompanying website with artwork from the book available to instructors

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Nature's Palette

The Science of Plant Color
Author: David Lee
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226471055
Category: Science
Page: 432
View: 9484
Though he didn’t realize it at the time, David Lee began this book twenty-five years ago as he was hiking in the mountains outside Kuala Lumpur. Surrounded by the wonders of the jungle, Lee found his attention drawn to one plant in particular, a species of fern whose electric blue leaves shimmered amidst the surrounding green. The evolutionary wonder of the fern’s extravagant beauty filled Lee with awe—and set him on a career-long journey to understand everything about plant colors. Nature’s Palette is the fully ripened fruit of that journey—a highly illustrated, immensely entertaining exploration of the science of plant color. Beginning with potent reminders of how deeply interwoven plant colors are with human life and culture—from the shifting hues that told early humans when fruits and vegetables were edible to the indigo dyes that signified royalty for later generations—Lee moves easily through details of pigments, the evolution of color perception, the nature of light, and dozens of other topics. Through a narrative peppered with anecdotes of a life spent pursuing botanical knowledge around the world, he reveals the profound ways that efforts to understand and exploit plant color have influenced every sphere of human life, from organic chemistry to Renaissance painting to the highly lucrative orchid trade. Lavishly illustrated and packed with remarkable details sure to delight gardeners and naturalists alike, Nature’s Palette will enchant anyone who’s ever wondered about red roses and blue violets—or green thumbs.

    • Gardening

Specialty Cut Flowers

The Production of Annuals, Perennials, Bulbs, and Woody Plants for Fresh and Dried Cut Flowers
Author: Allan M. Armitage,Judy M. Laushman
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 9780881929768
Category: Gardening
Page: 586
View: 8374
This indispensable reference for growers is greatly revised and expanded, and brings together all the information needed to propagate and cultivate eye-catching plants.

    • Perennials

The Well-Tended Perennial Garden

The Essential Guide to Planting and Pruning Techniques, Third Edition
Author: Tracy DiSabato-Aust
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604697075
Category: Perennials
Page: 416
View: 9206
"This practical guide is lush with clear, step-by-step advice." --Real Simple Since its original publication nearly thirty years ago, The Well-Tended Perennial Garden has helped home gardeners successfully plan, plant, and tend their gardens. Now Tracy Di-Sabato-Aust's trusty advice and reassuring tone are back and better than ever in this completely revised new edition. Novice and experienced gardeners alike will benefit from Tracy's thorough details on the essential practices of perennial care--included deadheading, pinching, and thinning--along with growing information for new species and cultivars, on-trend garden design advice, a monthly planting and maintenance schedule, and details on native plants and gardening for wildlife. The Well-Tended Perennial Garden is a must-have ally in the quest for a beautiful, well-maintained garden.

    • Science

The Plant Life of China

Diversity and Distribution
Author: Geoffrey P. Chapman,Yin-Zheng Wang
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3662048388
Category: Science
Page: 257
View: 4931
An authoritative account of the fascinating plant life of China, written by two botanical experts. Chinese plant life is estimated to include up to 30000 species and extends from the Himalayan snow line across a diversity of habitats to the lush tropical south. Although for many years access to Chinese plants was limited, the present situation provides an opportunity for a new and authoritative assessment of botanical treasure-houses such as Yunnan and Sichuan. It will be of interest to those working in agriculture, alternative medicine, plant conservation, ecology, genetics, horticulture, molecular biology and taxonomy.

    • Gardening

Manual of Woody Landscape Plants

Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture, Propagation and Uses
Author: Michael A. Dirr
Publisher: Stipes Pub Llc
ISBN: 9780875637952
Category: Gardening
Page: 1187
View: 4204
A reference guide to the identification and culture of over 1,600 species and over 7,800 cultivars of woody landscape plants. Includes bibliography, common name and scientific index.

    • Gardening

Tomato Culture


Author: Will Tracy
Publisher: Applewood Books
ISBN: 1429014377
Category: Gardening
Page: 164
View: 4672
Will Tracy's 1907 book is a practical work on all aspects of the growing of the most popular of garden vegetables-the tomato.