The Complete Book of Cacti & Succulents

Author: Terry Hewitt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780751300499

Category: Cactus

Page: 176

View: 6195

Based on the author's 30-year study with over 50,000 plants, The Complete Book of Cacti and Succulents offers a photographic A-Z which profiles more than 300 plants, with practical advice for propagating and cultivating them and imaginative ideas for display. The expert advice, supported by step-by-step photographs, covers subjects ranging from handling spiky plants to identifying pests and diseases. Catering both to enthusiastic beginners and ardent cactophiles around the world, this should be a useful sourcebook of plant species advice, ideas and inspiration.

The Complete Guide to Growing Cacti & Succulents

A Comprehensive Guide to Identification, Care and Cultivation

Author: Miles Anderson,Terry Hewitt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780754812630

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 9893

Spiky, smooth, round, long or thin, cacti and succulents come in all shapes and sizes. The purpose of this book is to help you enjoy and care for your plants, whether you are growing them for their flowers or just to delight in their bizarre forms.

The Complete Illustrated Guide to Growing Cacti & Succulents

The Definitive Practical Reference on Identification, Care and Cultivation, with a Directory of 400 Varieties and 700 Photographs

Author: Miles Anderson

Publisher: Southwater Publishing

ISBN: 9781780190921

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 571

Everything you need to know about identifying, buying and growing cacti and succulents.

Am Ende aller Zeiten


Author: Adrian J Walker

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104038422

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 5921

Wie weit würdest du gehen ... für die, die du liebst? Adrian J Walker hat mit ›Am Ende aller Zeiten‹ einen postapokalyptischen Roman geschrieben, in dem ein ganz normaler Familienvater vor die größte Herausforderung seines Lebens gestellt wird. Edgar Hill ist Mitte dreißig, und er hat sein Leben gründlich satt. Unzufrieden mit sich und seinem Alltag in Schottland als Angestellter, Familienvater und Eigenheimbesitzer, fragt er sich vor allem eins: Hat das alles irgendwann einmal ein Ende? Er ahnt nicht, dass sich die Katastrophe bereits anbahnt. Als das Ende kommt, kommt es von oben: Ein dramatischer Asteroidenschauer verwüstet die Britischen Inseln. Das Chaos ist gigantisch, die Katastrophe total. Ganze Städte werden ausgelöscht. Straßen, das Internet, die Zivilisation selbst gehören plötzlich der Vergangenheit an. England liegt in Schutt und Asche. Ist dies der Weltuntergang? Edgar und seine Familie werden während der Evakuierung voneinander getrennt, und ihm bleibt nur eine Wahl: Will er Frau und Kinder jemals wiedersehen, muss er 500 Meilen weit laufen, durch ein zerstörtes Land und über die verbrannte Erde, von Edinburgh nach Cornwall. Zusammen mit einigen wenigen Gefährten begibt sich Edgar Hill auf einen Ultra-Marathon durch ein sterbendes Land. Doch sein Weg ist gefährlich: Im postapokalyptischen England kämpft jeder gegen jeden ums blanke Überleben.

Cacti of the Trans-Pecos & Adjacent Areas

Author: A. Michael Powell,James F. Weedin

Publisher: Texas Tech University Press

ISBN: 9780896725317

Category: Nature

Page: 509

View: 8029

A Southwest Book of the Year * 2005 Southwest Book Award“[A] monumental study.” —Review of Texas Books“A reliable and handy general reference for those with an interest in cacti inside and outside this region. Recommended.” —Choice“These authors have . . . provided the world with the much needed scientific clarification on this family of succulent plants that humans have loved and hated for thousands of years.” —Sida“Information: Wow! . . . For both lay readers and for researchers looking for lots of data about the cacti of this rich flora, this book offers fascinating details presented in a very readable fashion.” —Cactus and Succulents Journal"This will be the standard reference for decades to come."—Southwest Books of the YearOf the 132 species and varieties of cacti in Texas, about 104 of them occur in the fifteen counties of the Trans-Pecos region. This volume includes full descriptions of those many genera, species, and varieties of cacti, with sixty-four maps showing the distribution of each species in the region.The descriptions follow the latest findings of cactus researchers worldwide and include scientific names; common names; identifying characters based on vegetative habit, flowers, fruit, and seeds; identification of flowerless specimens; and phenology and biosystematics.The introduction—full of details about the biology and morphology of the family Cactaceae, the uses of cacti, and the horticulture and conservation of cacti—is an important reference for general readers. More than three hundred beautiful full-color photographs of the cacti in flower and in fruit, all cross-referenced to their description in the text, highlight the book.A glossary of cactus terms, an exhaustive list of literature, and a thorough index complete the book.

Cacti and Succulents Handbook

Basic Growing Techniques and a Directory of More Than 140 Common Species and Varieties

Author: Gideon F Smith

Publisher: i5 Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1620082799

Category: Gardening

Page: N.A

View: 2109

Cacti and Succulents Handbook is your guide to the selection and cultivation of these diverse and fascinating plants. Appealing to both the novice and experienced gardener, this book provides comprehensive information on more than 140 common species and varieties, including their ideal locations, natural habitats, and care and feeding needs. Complete descriptions and color photographs make plant identification easy, and detailed care instructions will help make sure that plants thrive, whether they?re being grown indoors or out, in the city or in the country. Beautiful specimen plants are fully detailed from six garden collections around the world, from Zurich to Phoenix. Inside Cacti and Succulents Handbook Everything you need to know about cacti and succulents packed into one easy-to-use volume. Comprehensive well-illustrated plant directory of more than 140 popular varieties. Covers easy-to-grow choices suitable for beginners, as well as more difficult and desirable species. Color identification photos, botanical and common names, and essential advice. Simple, step-by-step instructions on choosing the right plants and helping them thrive, with tips on propagation, repotting, grooming, and pest control. Features beautiful specimen plants from six garden collections around the world.

Texas Cacti

A Field Guide

Author: Brian Loflin,Shirley Loflin

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781603441087

Category: Nature

Page: 291

View: 5084

A photo-illustrated field guide to more than 150 species and varieties of cacti found in Texas that provides information on physical features, such as spines, flowers, fruits, and seeds; habitat; and flowering season.

Encyclopedia of Cultivated Plants: From Acacia to Zinnia [3 volumes]

From Acacia to Zinnia

Author: Christopher Martin Cumo

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598847759

Category: Nature

Page: 1236

View: 4720

Readers of this expansive, three-volume encyclopedia will gain scientific, sociological, and demographic insight into the complex relationship between plants and humans across history.

Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Crassulaceae

Author: Urs Eggli

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642558747

Category: Science

Page: 506

View: 9692

The present volume covering the Crassulaceae marks the completion of the successful handbook series that presents a complete coverage of the so-called "other" succulents, i.e. of all taxa of suc culent plants with the exception of the Cactaceae. It is with pride that this volume is now put before the public. Together with its predecessors, it is the fruit of a truly international project. Not only does the present volume constitute the first complete synopsis of the large and horticulturally important family Crassulaceae published since the treatment by Berger (1930), but the handbook series as a whole is a landmark in succulent plant literature. The history of the project that eventually led to the publication of the present handbook series was outlined in the Preface to the Monocotyledons Volume, published in the summer of 2001. A short summary of its history will therefore suffice. Handbooks devoted to succulent plants (including cacti) have a long-standing tradition. First treatments covering the family Cactaceae were already published in the 19th century, but the first handbook dealing with the so-called "other succulents", authored by Hermann Jacobsen, was only published in 1954 - 1955, then called "Handbuch der sukkulenten Pflanzen". A revised and en larged English edition was published in 1959 and was repeatedly reprinted subsequently.

The Complete book of houseplants & indoor gardening

Author: Edwin M. Steffek

Publisher: Random House Value Publishing

ISBN: 9780517526149

Category: Gardening

Page: 252

View: 9222

The only comprehensive guide to growing and propagating healthy and beautiful plants in your home, on patios and balconies, in terrariums and greenhouses.

Complete Handbook of Cacti and Succulents

Author: Clive Innes

Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold

ISBN: 9780442241223

Category: Gardening

Page: 272

View: 7926

Details the characteristics of succulents in their natural environments and describes their cultivation as indoor and greenhouse plants

The Complete Book of the Greenhouse

Author: Ian G. Walls

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781841881454

Category: Gardening

Page: 304

View: 2845

This acknowledged classic is really two books in one, and the only guide anyone aspiring to own a greenhouse will ever need. First, there's complete coverage on designing, constructing, and managing a greenhouse, with information on site selection, materials, heating, environmental control, and soil sterilization. Then, a comprehensive gardening manual provides detailed advice on choosing, caring for, and cultivating the actual plants, whether they're luscious tomatoes under glass or exotic orchids. Illustrated with diagrams and photographs that explain each topic, this invaluable, inspirational source of ideas and techniques features everything from inception to harvest; the latest information on modern greenhouse methods and materials; and essential advice on controlling greenhouse pests, diseases, and other disorders. Every plant is included; vegetables, fruits, pot plants, shrubs, flowers, bulbs, cacti, ferns, orchids, alpines, and more. So if you imagine enjoying vividly colored blooms or sampling succulent melons even in the dead of winter, here's how to make those dreams come true.

Bring The Outside In

The Essential Guide to Cacti, Succulents, Planters and Terrariums

Author: Val Bradley

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473542499

Category: House & Home

Page: 64

View: 6687

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR BEGINNERS "Everything you need to know about keeping plants in your house... lovely pictures, tips, tricks... I love it." (Zoe Sugg a.k.a Zoella) Love plants, but short on outdoor space? Or feeling inspired by striking terrariums and succulent gardens? Keen to create a unique home brimming with greenery? Then this is the book for you. With stunning photography and expert step-by-step tips, Bring The Outside In reveals everything you need to know to help your plants thrive, from dramatic statement foliage and miniature citrus trees to table-top terrariums and hanging planters. With chapters on orchids, cacti, herb gardens and chilli plants, your home will be flourishing in no time.

Houseplant Handbook

Basic Growing Techniques and a Directory of 300 Everyday Houseplants

Author: David Squire

Publisher: i5 Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1620082330

Category: Gardening

Page: N.A

View: 7982

"Grow a garden inside! Houseplants bring life and color to any room, and with the right care you can successfully cultivate everything from succulents and bonsai to foliage, flowers, and fruit. Here is everything you always wanted to know about houseplants packed into one easy-to-use volume. Horticulturist David Squire provides simple, step-by-step instructions on choosing the right plants and helping them thrive, with tips on propagation, repotting, grooming, and pest control. The heart of the book is a well-illustrated plant directory that offers a fresh perspective on more than 300 popular varieties, arranged by houseplant families. Each entry features a color photograph for identification; the plant’s botanical and common names; its height, spread, optimum climate and light; and propagation tips. Other essential information on feeding, watering, and grooming is covered in a handy quick reference icon panel. Inside The Houseplant Handbook: Complete guide to caring for houseplants, written by an expert horticulturist. User-friendly reference, rich in practical advice on every stage of indoor gardening. Explains how to achieve lasting success with flowering and fruiting plants, cacti, succulents, palms, cycads, bulbs, bromeliads, and ferns. Step-by-step instructions on selection, watering, feeding, presentation, repotting, grooming, propagation, and pest control. Comprehensive Plant Directory covers more than 300 species with color identification photos, botanical and common names, and essential advice. Quick reference panels provide each species' required summer and winter temperature and light conditions, its watering and fertilizing needs, and propagation tips. "

Kakteen & andere Sukkulenten

Kultur, Pflege, Vermehrung

Author: Terry Hewitt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831026456


Page: 176

View: 8580

Cacti for the Connoisseur

A Guide for Growers & Collectors

Author: John Pilbeam

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)


Category: Gardening

Page: 167

View: 4918

Includes a complete overview of cacti genera, plus discussion of certain species which the author has selected for their special problems and rewards in cultivation. The book provides cultural information for these "cacti aristocrats."Published at $44.95 Our last copies available at $22.49

The complete book of edible landscaping

Author: Rosalind Creasy

Publisher: Random House (NY)


Category: Gardening

Page: 379

View: 2839

This comprehensive, feature-packed book shows how you can create more beauty around your home, grow delicious healthful produce, and save money and natural resources all at the same time - by landscaping with edible plants. It includes a 160-page "Encyclopedia of Edibles" with detailed horticultural information, landscaping and culinary uses, seed sources, and recipes, as well as an abundance of how-to illustrations and landscape diagrams.Of special interest to all gardeners, this unique guide incorporates energy-, water-, and soil-saving techniques with specific designs for all geographic/climatic regions of the country.