The Curious World of Tillandsias
Author: Zenaida Sengo
Publisher: Timber Press
Category: House & Home
“In this beautiful book, artist Zenaida Sengo has provided inspiration for designing and living with tillandsias.” —Flora Grubb Air Plants, by Zenaida Sengo shows how simple and rewarding it is to grow, craft, and design with these modern beauties. Decorating with air plants is made easy with stunning photographs that showcase ideas for using them mounted on walls, suspended from the ceiling, as living bows and jewelry, as screens, and in unique containers, like leather pouches, dishes, and baskets. Six step-by-step projects include a wood mount, a wall hook, lasso-and-hook wiring, a ceramic-frame garden, and three unique terrariums.
Epiphytes and Aerial Gardens
Author: David H. Benzing
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Often growing far above the ground, "air plants" (or epiphytes) defy many of our common perceptions about plants. The majority use their roots only for attachment in the crowns of larger, usually woody plants-or to objects such as rocks and buildings-and derive moisture and nutrients from the atmosphere and by collecting falling debris. Only the mistletoes are true parasites. Epiphytes are not anomalies and there are approximately 28,000 species-about 10 percent of the higher or vascular plants-that grow this way. Many popular houseplants, including numerous aroids, bromeliads, ferns, and orchids, rank among the most familiar examples. In Air Plants, David H. Benzing takes a reader on a tour of the many taxonomic groups to which the epiphytes belong and explains in nontechnical language the anatomical and physiological adaptations that allow these plants to conserve water, thrive without the benefit of soil, and engage in unusual relationships with animals such as frogs and ants. Benzing's comprehensive account covers topics including ecology, evolution, photosynthesis and water relations, mineral nutrition, reproduction, and the nature of the forest canopy as habitat for the free-living and parasitic epiphytes. It also pays special attention to important phenomena such as adaptive trade-offs and leaf economics. Drawing on the author's deep experience with epiphytes and the latest scientific research, this book is accessible to readers unfamiliar with technical botany; it features a lavish illustration program, references, a glossary, and tables.
A Beginners Guide to Understanding Air Plants, Growing Air Plants and Air Plant Care
Author: Louise Harvey
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Air Plants - A Beginners Guide To Understanding Air Plants, Growing Air Plants and Air Plant CareWould you like to know how you can look after and grow Air Plants?When I started out gardening, Air Plants were the first plant suggested to me to try and grow. They are incredibly hardy and relatively easy to grow, which is the perfect combination for beginners. You will still need to keep an eye on them however. Air Plants are great for beginners, but they aren't indestructible. You need to understand some of the fundamentals of Air Plant Care in order to enjoy their beauty In this book you will learn how to create the perfect environment for your Air Plant to thrive, how to mount and divide them, how to water and feed them, and finally how to deal with pests and diseases. Here's A Preview Of What You'll Learn Introduction To Air Plants The Air Plant Family Creating The Perfect Air Plant Environment Watering and Feeding Your Air Plant Dividing Air Plants Air Plant Gardening Tools Mounting and Displaying Your Air Plant Pests and Diseases Common Air Plant Mistakes Air Plant Resources and much more Are you ready to learn about and cultivate this magnificent plant?Download your copy of Air Plants today to receive all of this information!Tags: Air Plant, Air Plants, Tillandsias, Air Plants For Beginners, Growing Air Plants, Air Plant Care, Air Plant, Air Plant, Air Plants, Tillandsias, Air Plants For Beginners, Growing Air Plants, Air Plant Care, Air Plant, Air Plant, Air Plants, Tillandsias, Air Plants For Beginners, Growing Air Plants, Air Plant Care, Air Plant
Tips and Creative Ideas for the World s Easiest Plants
Author: Ryan Lesseig,Meriel Lesseig
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Air plants, also known as tillandsia, are some of the easiest plants to grow, which helps explain why they’re popping up in stores across the country and appearing in magazines, on blogs, and all over Pinterest. The amazing thing about air plants is that they use their roots to anchor themselves to an object, which allows them to grow in a variety of locations naturally. This flexibility of growth makes air plants ideal for decoration of home and office. While air plants are known for being easy to grow, they still do need attention to survive and live a healthy life. If taken care of, tillandsia will live for several years and will even provide “pups” for additional years of enjoyment! Authors Meriel and Ryan Lesseig are air plant enthusiasts who turned their passion into profit with Air Plant Design Studio, an e-commerce site that sells all things air plants. Here they share tips for properly caring for air plants as well as inspiration and instruction for a myriad of ways to use air plants to enhance your space or event, including air plant wedding bouquets, wall art, terrariums, wreaths, and more. Air plants can enhance the design of any space, big or small. This beautiful, inspiring, and practical guide is the perfect introduction to the wacky, hip, gorgeous world of air plants.
Roco's Gude to Living with Succulents, Air Plants and Cacti
Author: Rose Ray,Caro Langton
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
House of Plants is a guide to how to love and care for your succulents, cacti and air plants. These plants are practical, hardy and perfect for urban living - and this book is a comprehensive companion, showing you how to care for these plants, as well as how to stylishly arrange them in your home.
The World's Most Unusual Air Plants
Author: Paul T. Isley
Publisher: Botanica Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
A book on a genus of air plant known as Tillandsia, which is illustrated with colour photographs. Botanical, cultural and historical information is combined with detailed descriptions of some 60 species and sub-species. There are also over 100 scanning electron microscope photographs, and advice on how to care for this type of plant.
All You Need to Know about Air Plants in a Single Book!
Author: Ray Abel
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
A brief yet detailed look into the world of Air Plants! You're about to discover...I want to thank you for downloading the book, Air Plants. This book contains all the information that you need to know about Air Plants in a compact and to the point format. The book is targeted toward people who love to learn about purchasing, caring for and reviving Air Plants which are great for individuals who have limited space and time for plants. The book begins with a look at how to go about choosing an Air Plant according to your space and general life constraints. There are also tips for purchasing which let you know how and where to buy these plants. As with any plant, Air Plants need a certain level of attention. This book goes into detail as to how exactly to maintain your Air Plants so that they remain healthy and beautiful. Tips for how to display your Air Plant and what tools to use will give you a head-start when it comes to making the most of the space you have. Disease protection is essential and this book outlines how to deal with rot, disease and even pests. Finally, more information on Air Plants is given as well as how to possibly turn this hobby into a viable business. Here Is A Preview Of What You will Learn... How to choose Air Plants for beginners More about the Air Plant family Shopping for an Air Plant Creating an environment for your Air Plant Watering and caring for your Air Plant How to display your Air Plant How to protect your Air Plant from disease Reviving Air Plants Additional Air Plant resourcesOrder your copy today!
The World's Most Unusual Airplants
Author: Paul T. Isley
Tillandsias vary in shape color and size from each other within the same genus more than any other plants on Earth. This, combined with their ability to grow with no soil and the fact that they can be rehydrated when too dry, makes them a perfect plant for today's urban dweller.
50 Houseplants That Purify Your Home Or Office
Author: B. C. Wolverton
Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicolsen
Category: House plants
Plants are the lungs of the earth: they produce the oxygen that makes life possible, add precious moisture, and filter toxins. Houseplants can perform these essential functions in your home or office with the same efficiency as a rainforest in our biosphere. In research designed to create a breathable environment for a NASA lunar habitat, noted scientist Bill Wolverton discovered that houseplants are the best filters of common pollutants, such as ammonia, formaldehyde and benzene - chemicals released by furniture, carpets, building materials and photocopiers and then trapped by closed ventilation, leading to a host of respiratory and allergic problems now called Sick Building Syndrome. Here Dr Wolverton shows you how to grow 50 plants as accessible and trouble-free as the tulip and Boston fern. He rates each plant for its effectiveness in removing various pollutants. Studies show we spend around 80% of our lives indoors which means good indoor air is vital for good health. How to Grow Fresh Air will show you how to purify the environment that has the most impact on you.
Power Plants and the "War on Coal"
Author: Jack Lienke
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Coal-fired power plants
Since the beginning of the Obama Administration, conservative politicians have railed against the President's "War on Coal." As evidence of this supposed siege, they point to a series of rules issued by the Environmental Protection Agency that aim to slash air pollution from the nation's power sector . Because coal produces far more pollution than any other major energy source, these rules are expected to further reduce its already shrinking share of the electricity market in favor of cleaner options like natural gas and solar power. But the EPA's policies are hardly the "unprecedented regulatory assault " that opponents make them out to be. Instead, they are merely the latest chapter in a multi-decade struggle to overcome a tragic flaw in our nation's most important environmental law. In 1970, Congress passed the Clean Air Act, which had the remarkably ambitious goal of eliminating essentially all air pollution that posed a threat to public health or welfare. But there was a problem: for some of the most common pollutants, Congress empowered the EPA to set emission limits only for newly constructed industrial facilities, most notably power plants. Existing plants, by contrast, would be largely exempt from direct federal regulation-a regulatory practice known as "grandfathering." What lawmakers didn't anticipate was that imposing costly requirements on new plants while giving existing ones a pass would simply encourage those old plants to stay in business much longer than originally planned. Since 1970, the core problems of U.S. environmental policy have flowed inexorably from the smokestacks of these coal-fired clunkers, which continue to pollute at far higher rates than their younger peers. In Struggling for Air, Richard L. Revesz and Jack Lienke chronicle the political compromises that gave rise to grandfathering, its deadly consequences, and the repeated attempts-by presidential administrations of both parties-to make things right.
Create 50 Magical, Miniature Worlds
Author: Amy Bryant Aiello,Kate Bryant
Publisher: Timber Press
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
A terrarium is nothing less than a miniature world—one that you can create yourself. It might be a tiny rainforest, with lush foliage and bright tropical flowers. Or a desert, with strange succulents planted among colorful stones. Or a Victorian fernery. Or a minimalist composition with a single, perfect plant. Or it might not contain any plants at all. It might be made with crystals, feathers, bones, seashells, bits of wood, porcelain trinkets—anything that catches your fancy and helps create a mood or look. Whatever they contain, terrariums are the ultimate in modern, affordable, easy-care décor. Terrarium Craft features fifty original designs that you can re-create or use as inspiration for your own design. Each entry comes with clear step-by-step directions on how to assemble and care for your terrarium. You’ll also find helpful information about selecting a container, using appropriate materials, choosing the right plants, and maintaining your terrarium. (Hint: It’s easy! In fact, many terrariums are self-sustaining, requiring no maintenance whatsoever!)
Design + Build Custom Landscapes with Succulents, Air Plants + More
Author: Megan George
Publisher: Fons & Porter Books
Category: Glass gardens
Give terrariums a modern makeover! Clean lines and bold color: these aren't your average terrariums. Author Megan George presents 25 easy-to-make terrariums and living landscapes that push the boundaries of traditional terrarium design. From hanging brass himellis adorned with air plants to a wooden centerpiece bursting with succulents, you'll find creations perfect for placing in your home or office. Get creative with: Step-by-step directions for 25 air plant and succulent designs An overview of the author's favorite popular plants, including tillandsias, cacti, succulents, tropical plants and mosses Complete care instructions to keep your terrariums looking their best Planning a celebration? Take your terrariums a step further and incorporate them into your next party. Living letters make a charming, personalized piece at a wedding when used to spell the new couple's names. Turn your next summer picnic into a midsummer night's dream by hanging an air plant chandelier. No matter where you display them, these living landscapes will instantly give your space a whimsical, modern vibe.
The Definitive Guide to Stylish Outdoor Spaces
Author: Michelle Slatalla
Publisher: Artisan Books
Our homes' outdoor spaces can--and should--be as welcoming and carefully considered as our living rooms; when treated as extensions of our homes, these spaces enrich our lives immeasurably. That was the guiding principle when, under the direction of editor in chief Michelle Slatalla (whose New York Times style columns were weekly must-reads for a decade), the team behind Remodelista.com launched sister site Gardenista.com. Like Remodelista, Gardenista caters to an older, more established audience (75 percent of readers are over the age of 35) and is known for its sophisticated, well-edited aesthetic. The book contains lushly photographed tours of 12 enviable gardens; planting guides for a variety of climates and color palettes; in-depth case studies on more than a dozen outdoor structures (from yoga studios to chicken coops); do-it-yourself projects; easy-to-implement design ideas; "The Gardenista 100," a guide to timeless everyday objects for the outdoors; plus advice from landscape professionals. Equal parts inspiration and expert intel, Gardenista is both a perfect starting point and an all-in-one manual when questions arise.
A Guide To Indoor Gardening
Author: Sophie Lee
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
Author: William H. Matchett
Author: Bill Wall
Publisher: Burns & Oates
This is a new edition of Bill Wall's original Wisley Handbook, Bromeliads, which has been fully revised and retitled to take account of the growing interest in air plants, as the xerophytic Tillandsia are called. Bromeliads are exotic, flowering plants for the greenhouse, conservatory and house, with a spectacular range of flowers and foliage. This book describes the most popular and provides all the information needed to cultivate and propagate them successfully. It describes selected species and hybrids in detail, with special attention to their horticultural requirements.
Why You Can't Live Without Them
Author: B. C. Wolverton,Kozaburo Takenaka
Publisher: Roli Books Private Limited
Though essential to our existance, plants get sidelined in the hustle and bustle of city life. The revolutionary concept of 'eco-landscaping' heralds the effort to bring greenery back into the concrete jungle we inhabit. Plants: Why You Can't Live Without Them explores how our homes and offices can be made healthier and more cheerful with plants. Air-conditioned rooms, synthetic building materials and inadequate ventilation cause numerous respiratory and nervous disorders. The mere presence of plants has been proved to lessen enviornmental pollution, increase labour productivity and reduce the cost of healthcare.Plants also provide medical herbs and nutritious food that go a very long in extending our lifespan.From the refreshening up of indoor space, to creating a variety of gardens, and to natural methods of waste recycling, Plants elaborates the diverse means by which to enhance our living. Produced after many years of scientific research and data collection, this book is a comprehensive study of the amazing benefits of plants, which are nature's gift to us and provide us sustenance. Dr. B.C. 'Bill' Wolverton is a retired NASA scientist and has received numerous patents and wards for his pioneering research into enviromental pollution. He lectured throughout the world and his publication include Eco-friendly Houseplants(or How to Grow Fresh Air), now in fifteen translations, and Growing Clean Water-Nature's Solution to Water Pollution. Kozaburo Takenaka, Founder of Takenaka Garden Afforestation, the topmost plant leasing company in Japan, has created many styles of green enviroments in all manner of indoor and outdoor spaces. He has conducted research with universities into green plant related technologies, with experiments in natural and artificial enviroments, soil developement and water resources.
Author: Brian Clouston
Landscape Design with Plants, Second Edition focuses on landscape architecture. The book first discusses trees in the countryside. Adaptation to locality, self-town vegetation, designs for both short-term and long-term effect, ecological planting, and plant associations are described. The text looks at planting for forestry. The need for afforestation; forest habitat; scale of the forest mosaic; and woodlands as visual elements in the landscape are considered. The book puts emphasis on trees in urban areas, shrubs and groundcover, and herbaceous plants and bulbs. The text also focuses on water plants. The use of water plants in garden design, aquatic communities, and historical background are discussed. The book underscores the use and management of plant species native to Britain in landscaping; urban landscape and roof gardens; and how to transplant semi-mature trees. The text also describes reclamation and planting of industrial and urban wastelands; landscaping of reservoir margins; and the relationship of plants and air pollution. The book also puts emphasis on the use of vegetation in slope stabilization; planting in tropical lowland areas; planting in hot, arid climates; and the functional use of Australian plants. The selection is a must for readers interested in landscaping.
Growing, Designing, and Crafting with 100 Easy-Care Varieties
Author: Debra Lee Baldwin
Publisher: Timber Press
Succulents are hot. And Debra Lee Baldwin, the bestselling author of Designing with Succulents and Succulent Container Gardens, is the ideal guide for gardeners, crafters, and DIYers looking for an introduction to these trendy, low-maintenance, drought-tolerant plants. Along with gorgeous photos packed with design ideas, Debra offers her top 100 plant picks and explains how to grow and care for succulents no matter where you live. Step-by-step projects, including a cake-stand centerpiece, special-occasion bouquets, a vertical garden, and a succulent topiary sphere, will inspire you to express your individual style. Whether you’re a novice or veteran, have an acre to fill or a few pots, live in Calexico or Canada, Succulents Simplified is a dazzling primer for success with succulents wherever you live!
Author: Conley K. McMullen
Publisher: Cornell University Press
The Galápagos are home to a wide-ranging assortment of unusual plants and animals. The islands became famous as the site of Charles Darwin's research leading to his theory of evolution by natural selection, and their magnificent flora and fauna continue to draw visitors from around the world. Based on the author's sixteen years of fieldwork and featuring his exceptional photography, Flowering Plants of the Galápagos is the first accessible, in-depth yet compact guide to the plant life of the area. An invaluable resource for tourists, natural history enthusiasts, and professionals, the book:* introduces the botanical history of the islands and their varied ecological zones* allows easy identification of 436 flowering plants (77 families, 192 genera, and 390 species)* covers endemic plants found exclusively on the islands; native plants, which grow on the Galápagos and elsewhere; and exotic plants present as a result of human actions* offers thorough accounts of the plants which give the scientific, common, and family names; range; islands inhabited; habitat; description; and additional notes of interest* is richly illustrated with 266 color photographs of flowering plants and 117 of plant pollinators, vegetation zones, non-flowering plants, and the islands themselves* organizes species by form, leaf arrangement, and flower color and includes descriptive plant drawings to aid in identification * provides a map of the Galápagos and a list of plants likely to be seen at popular tourist sites