Trees, Shrubs, and Conifers
Author: George E. Brown
Publisher: Timber Press
“Walks any would-be arborist through a veritable dictionary of trees, from abelias to zenobias.” —The New York Times Book Review Pruning is an indispensable part of garden maintenance, but it is also one of the most difficult. Successful pruning requires a thorough knowledge of a plant’s growth and flowering habits. In Essential Pruning Techniques Tony Kirkham—the head of the arboretum and gardens at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew—shares his decades of knowledge and expertise and expands on the groundbreaking work done by George E. Brown. Step-by-step photographs clearly show the general principles of pruning, and profiles of 379 woody plants include advice on habit, attributes, reasons for pruning, and the best time to prune. Essential Pruning Techniques is a must-have reference for home gardeners and professionals.
Author: Karan Davis Cutler
Publisher: Brooklyn Botanic Garden
An illustrated introduction to essential pruning techniques.
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
A one-stop guide to creating and caring for your garden RHS Complete Gardener's Manual covers every aspect of gardening from choosing the right tools for the job and improving soil to planning a productive kitchen garden. It combines practical advice with design inspiration and step-by-step techniques with beautiful photography to help you get the best out of your garden. Take a step towards self-sufficiency with a major section on growing your own fruit and vegetables or browse through the eye-catching catalogue of plants to see what you should be planting for every season and site. Plus, dedicated chapters focus on key gardening topics such as pruning, propagation and problem-solving. RHS Complete Gardener's Manual is a great reference guide and a one-stop manual for both new and experienced gardeners alike.
18th International Conference, CP 2012, Québec City, QC, Canada, October 8-12, 2012, Proceedings
Author: Michela Milano
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP 2012), held in Québec, Canada, in October 2012. The 68 revised full papers were carefully selected from 186 submissions. Beside the technical program, the conference featured two special tracks. The former was the traditional application track, which focused on industrial and academic uses of constraint technology and its comparison and integration with other optimization techniques (MIP, local search, SAT, etc.) The second track, featured for the first time in 2012, concentrated on multidisciplinary papers: cross-cutting methodology and challenging applications collecting papers that link CP technology with other techniques like machine learning, data mining, game theory, simulation, knowledge compilation, visualization, control theory, and robotics. In addition, the track focused on challenging application fields with a high social impact such as CP for life sciences, sustainability, energy efficiency, web, social sciences, finance, and verification.
The Essential Guide to Planting and Pruning Techniques, Third Edition
Author: Tracy DiSabato-Aust
Publisher: Timber Press
“This practical guide is lush with clear, step-by-step advice.” —Real Simple Since its original publication twenty 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.
Author: Linden Hawthorne
Publisher: Dk Pub
Targeting gardeners pressed for time, first-time homeowners confronted by a yard without any idea of what to do with it, and those with certified brown thumbs, Pruning and Training shows gardeners everything they need to know - from pruning an apple tree to clipping a hedge.
Category: Agricultural machinery
Author: Sunset Books,Philip Edinger
Publisher: Sunset Publishing Company
Covers the pruning of hundreds of trees, shrubs, and vines, as well as fruits, nuts, and berries, shows essential pruning tools, and step-by-step illustrations take you through important techniques.
Author: Christopher Brickell,David Joyce
Category: Forest management
Author: Lee Reich
Publisher: Taunton Press
It sounds simple enough, but pruning can confound even the most competent gardener. This new edition of Taunton's award-winning book explains the do's and don'ts of cutting back; from humble houseplants to the most amazing exotics, readers learn how to make the right cut the first time, every time. With straightforward prose, over 250 photographs, and 135 drawings, this essential reference walks gardeners through the process of pruning everything from ornamental trees and bushes to topiaries and bonsai. The author, Lee Reich, is a respected horticulturist who writes frequently on gardening subjects. Here, he demystifies the timing and techniques that result in the most successful pruning for healthy growth and good form. Updated with the latest information and enhanced illustrations, this book belongs in every gardener's library, whether he or she is a professional, a landscaping veteran, or is pruning for the very first time.
Prinzipien, Techniken und Werkzeuge
Author: Alfred V. Aho
Publisher: Pearson Deutschland GmbH
How to Prune more than 200 Popular Plants
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Now in PDF. A plant by plant pruning guide for perfect results With pruning advice for 180 trees, shrubs and climbers plus 20 popular fruit crops, RHS Pruning Plant by Plant is the only pruning guide in this handy size to tell and show you exactly what you need to do plant by plant. The A-Z organisation helps you find the plant you're looking for fast and the simple instructions and easy-to-follow diagrams will encourage you to prune with confidence. RHS Pruning Plant by Plant is essential pruning advice for novices and experienced gardeners alike and its handy, compact format make it ideal for putting in your pocket when you're heading to your garden or allotment.
Author: Ian H. Witten,Eibe Frank,Mark A. Hall
Data Mining: Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques, Third Edition, offers a thorough grounding in machine learning concepts as well as practical advice on applying machine learning tools and techniques in real-world data mining situations. This highly anticipated third edition of the most acclaimed work on data mining and machine learning will teach you everything you need to know about preparing inputs, interpreting outputs, evaluating results, and the algorithmic methods at the heart of successful data mining. Thorough updates reflect the technical changes and modernizations that have taken place in the field since the last edition, including new material on Data Transformations, Ensemble Learning, Massive Data Sets, Multi-instance Learning, plus a new version of the popular Weka machine learning software developed by the authors. Witten, Frank, and Hall include both tried-and-true techniques of today as well as methods at the leading edge of contemporary research. The book is targeted at information systems practitioners, programmers, consultants, developers, information technology managers, specification writers, data analysts, data modelers, database R&D professionals, data warehouse engineers, data mining professionals. The book will also be useful for professors and students of upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level data mining and machine learning courses who want to incorporate data mining as part of their data management knowledge base and expertise. Provides a thorough grounding in machine learning concepts as well as practical advice on applying the tools and techniques to your data mining projects Offers concrete tips and techniques for performance improvement that work by transforming the input or output in machine learning methods Includes downloadable Weka software toolkit, a collection of machine learning algorithms for data mining tasks—in an updated, interactive interface. Algorithms in toolkit cover: data pre-processing, classification, regression, clustering, association rules, visualization
Pruning, Training and Shaping Trees the Japanese Way
Author: Jake Hobson
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
Over the years, Japanese gardeners have fine-tuned a distinctive set of pruning techniques that coax out the essential characters of their garden trees, or niwaki. In this highly practical book, Western gardeners are encouraged to draw upon the techniques and sculpt their own garden trees to unique effect. After first discussing the principles that underpin the techniques, the author offers in-depth guidelines for shaping pines, azaleas, conifers, broadleaved evergreens, bamboos and deciduous trees. Throughout the text, step-by-step illustrations accompany the instructions, while abundant photographs and anecdotes bring the ideas surrounding niwaki vividly to life.
9th International Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland, September 9-13, 2006, Proceedings
Author: Thomas Philip Runarsson,Hans-Georg Beyer,Edmund Burke,Juan J. Merelo-Guervós,L. Darrell Whitley,Xin Yao
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
We are very pleased to present this LNCS volume, the proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN IX). PPSNisoneofthemostrespectedandhighlyregardedconferenceseriesinevo- tionary computation and natural computing / computation. This biennial event was ?rst held in Dortmund in 1990, and then in Brussels (1992), Jerusalem (1994), Berlin (1996), Amsterdam (1998), Paris (2000), Granada (2002), and Birmingham(2004).PPSNcontinuestobetheconferenceofchoicebyresearchers all over the world, who value its high quality. We received 255 paper submissions this year. After an extensive peer review process involving more than 1000 reviews, the programme committee selected the top 106 papers for inclusion in this volume and, of course, for presentation at the conference. This represents an acceptance rate of 42%. The papers included in this volume cover a wide range of topics, from e- lutionary computation to swarm intelligence and from bio-inspired computing to real-world applications. They represent some of the latest and best research in evolutionary and natural computation. Following the PPSN tradition, all - pers at PPSN IX were presented as posters. There were 7 sessions: each session consisting of around 15 papers. For each session, we covered as wide a range of topics as possible so that participants with di?erent interests could ?nd some relevant papers in every session.