The Timber Press Guide to Succulent Plants of the World

A Comprehensive Reference to More than 2000 Species

Author: Fred Dortort

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604693577

Category: Gardening

Page: 344

View: 9119

The plants are organized into 28 intuitively logical groups, such as succulent euphorbias, mesembryanthemums, bulbs, succulent trees, aloes, agaves, and haworthias. Each entry includes information on the plant's native habitat, its cultivation requirements, and its horticultural potential. As useful to novice growers as to collectors and those with an existing interest in succulents, this will be the standard reference for years to come.

The Gardener's Guide to Cactus

The 100 Best Paddles, Barrels, Columns, and Globes

Author: Scott Calhoun

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604693800

Category: Nature

Page: 228

View: 1008

When it comes to garden plants, cacti are anything but standard issue. The bulk of home gardens contain exactly zero species of cactus, and the thought of growing them makes gardeners think, “Ouch!” In The Gardener’s Guide to Cactus: The 100 Best Paddles, Barrels, Columns, and Globes, Scott Calhoun is out to change that perception, and bring the beauty and ease of cactus home. It’s high time that cacti took their place alongside the trendy succulent.

Texas Cacti

Author: Brian Loflin,Shirley Loflin

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1603443681

Category: Nature

Page: 291

View: 3619

Brian and Shirley Loflin present a concise, fully illustrated field guide to more than one hundred of the cacti most often found in Texas and the surrounding region.

Cacti and Succulents

An illustrated guide to the plants and their cultivation

Author: Graham Charles

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847977863

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 7147

Beautifully illustrated and highly accessible, this essential guide to cacti and other succulents is both a practical manual and a source of reference and inspiration for all enthusiasts. More than 250 different species or genera, and their natural habitats are described.Topics covered include the unique nature of succulents; the natural environment; history, classification and nomenclature; watering, feeding, general care and propagation; pests and diseases; profiles of cacti and other succulents. Beautifully illustrated with 420 colour transparencies.

Pat Welsh's Southern California Gardening

A Month-by-Month Guide

Author: Pat Welsh

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452126984

Category: Gardening

Page: 384

View: 3538

First published in 1992, Pat Welsh's Southern California Gardening sold well over 40,000 copies and received great critical acclaim. The completely revised and updated edition includes 40 new color photographs plus new information on perennials, ornamental grasses, geraniums, and more. Monthly chapters discuss relevant gardening topicsclimate, plant selection, soils, fertilizers, and wateringand are accompanied by handy checklists to help gardeners stay organized. An assortment of sidebars and rules of thumb will prove useful to gardeners in any region. Beautifully photographed and written in Pat Welsh's warm and practical style, this is an indispensable guide for every southern California gardener.

Botany for Gardeners

Author: N.A

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780881926552

Category: Gardening

Page: 239

View: 9329

Presents an introduction to the science of botany written specifically for gardeners and horticulturists, focusing on flowering plants or angiosperms, the largest group in the plant kingdom, and gymnosperms, plants that produce seeds in the open spaces of cones.

The Plant Lover's Guide to Sedums

Author: Brent Horvath

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604696060

Category: Gardening

Page: 232

View: 6822

Sedums are most popular flowering succulent. They range from groundcovers to large border perennials and are often included in green roof and vertical garden design because of their visual interest and drought tolerance. Sedums changes dramatically with the seasons—in fall, they are rich and earthy while in summer their flowers come in vibrant shades of pink and yellow. The Plant Lover’s Guide to Sedums includes everything you need to know about these beautiful gems. Plant profiles highlight 150 of the best varieties to grow, with information on zones, plant size, soil and light needs, origin, and how they are used in the landscape. Additional information includes designing with sedums, understanding sedums, growing and propagating, where to buy them, and where to see them in public gardens.

The Garden Succulents Primer

Author: Gideon Smith,Ben-Erik Van Wyk

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 320

View: 8071

Provides descriptions of more than four hundred succulent plants and their relatives along with information on such topics as conservation, cultivation, and propagation.

The Beginner's Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables

The 100 Easiest-to-Grow, Tastiest Vegetables for Your Garden

Author: Marie Iannotti

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604693843

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 252

View: 4090

Growing your own vegetables has never looked, or tasted, so good. Are heirloom vegetables more difficult to grow than conventional hybrids? The Beginner's Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables debunks this myth by highlighting the 100 heirloom vegetables that are the easiest to grow and the tastiest to eat. Marie Iannotti makes it simple for beginning gardeners to jump on the heirloom trend by presenting an edited list based on years of gardening trial and error. Her plant criteria is threefold: The 100 plants must be amazing to eat, bring something unique to the table, and—most importantly—they have to be unfussy and easy to grow. Her list includes garden favorites like the meaty and mellow 'Lacinato' Kale, the underused and earthy 'Turkish Orange' Eggplant, and the unexpected sweetness of 'Apollo' Arugula.

Herbaceous Perennials Production

A Guide from Propagation to Marketing

Author: Leonard P. Perry

Publisher: Natural Resources

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 208

View: 4286

Desert Plants

A Curator's Introduction to the Huntington Desert Garden

Author: Gary Lyons

Publisher: Huntington Library Press

ISBN: 9780873282314

Category: Architecture

Page: 127

View: 1343

Praise for the Huntington's Desert Garden: "Nowhere else is there such a stunning collection of these succulents in quantity, maturity, and diversity."--Maureen Gilmer, DIY's "Weekend Gardening" "A radiant spectacle of beautiful freaks."--"New York Times"

The New Walford

Guide to Reference Resources

Author: Albert John Walford

Publisher: New Walford's Guide to Referen

ISBN: 9781856044950

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 827

View: 4185

First published in 1959, Walford''s guide to reference material achieved international recognition as a leading bibliographic tool across all subject areas. But, in the 1990s, the web transformed the information universe; and so we have now transformed Walford. The New Walford (TNW) Volume 1: Science, Technology and Medicine is the first volume of a radically different guide. Published over 3 years, TNW will form the most substantial work of its kind in the English language. This book provides a pathway through the huge quantity of information now accessible via the web. The types of material cited have been greatly widened to reflect the revolution brought about by the use of networked information; but we have made sure that print resources are not ignored where these are still valuable. If you are approaching a subject for the first time, TNW will get you on your way, guiding you to the best starting points for your query. For the information professional, TNW''s new way of categorizing resources reflects the fundamental changes that have taken place in the scientific, business, political and social information landscapes. Who is it for This new reference book will be valuable for professionals worldwide who need to suggest resources to people who are relatively unfamiliar with the nuances of a topic and who need to know where to start. The focus is on resources that are most likely to be found and used within public, government, education or business information services. If you are an LIS professional responsible for developing and revising a reference collection, new to reference work, staffing an enquiry desk, a research worker or student, you''ll welcome publication of this new work - it''s your paper portal to the world of reference resources. Subject coverage mathematics physics & astronomy earth sciences chemistry biological sciences agriculture, forestry, fisheries & food pre-clinical sciences; clinical medicine health natural resources & energy engineering information & communication technology. Subject fields include astrophysics & cosmology biodiversity & conservation genetics, genomics & bioinformatics infectious diseases information system security meteorology & climatology microengineering & nanotechnology palaeontology soil science sports & exercise medicine. Editor-in-Chief Dr Ray Lester held posts in Unilever and a number of university libraries before becoming Director of Information Services at the London Business School and then the Head of Library and Information Services at The Natural History Museum. Subject specialists Catherine Carr, Cranfield University Jim Corlett, Nottingham Trent University Joanne Dunham, University of Leicester Helen Hathaway, University of Reading Dr Jonathan Jeffery, Leiden University Gareth Johnson, University of York Nazma Masud, Royal Society of Chemistry Roger Mills, University of Oxford Lorna Mitchell, Queen Mary, University of London Dr David Newton, The British Library Linda Norbury, University of Birmingham Bob Parry, University of Reading Alison Sutton, University of Reading Elizabeth Tilley, University of Cambridge Dr Barry White, University of Manchester Fenella Whittaker, The Institution of Mechanical Engineers. 010

Aloes in Southern Africa

Author: Gideon Smith,Braam Van Wyk

Publisher: Struik Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 136

View: 3490

Popular 'architectural plants', aloes are widely used in gardens and there is growing interest in their medicinal and commercial uses

Gardening Under Lights

The Complete Guide for Indoor Growers

Author: Leslie F. Halleck

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604698659

Category: Gardening

Page: 248

View: 1038

“If you want to grow plants indoors, you need this book.” —Niki Jabbour, author and staff writer at savvygardening.com Gardening Under Lights is a highly-detailed, accessible guide for seed starters, plant collectors, houseplant fans, and anyone who wants to successfully garden indoors any time of the year. You’ll learn the basics of photosynthesis, the science of light, how to accurately measure how much light a plant needs, and details about the most up-to-date tools and gear available. Also included are tips and techniques for helping ornamental plants (like orchids, succulents, bonsai, and more) and edible plants (arugula, cannabis, oregano, tomatoes, and more) thrive indoors. Whether you are a vegetable gardener who wants to extend the growing season, a balcony gardener short on outdoor space, or a specialty plant collector, Gardening Under Lights is a must-have.

Public Library Core Collection

A Selection Guide to Reference Books and Adult Nonfiction. Nonfiction

Author: John Greenfieldt,Patrice Bartell

Publisher: Hw Wilson Co

ISBN: 9780824210946

Category: Public libraries

Page: 1856

View: 3889

The landscape lighting book

Author: Janet Lennox Moyer

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 282

View: 8676

A national authority on this emerging field offers a comprehensive guide to the art and science of designing, erecting and maintaining an outdoor lighting system. Presents in-depth coverage on how to plan, design and build a project; reviews all technical components and materials; discusses specific issues of landscape design setting and its elements--plants, sculptures and structures, water features, etc. Packed with hundreds of detailed photos, sketches, plans and drawings.

Public Library Catalog

Author: Juliette Yaakov

Publisher: Hw Wilson Co

ISBN: 9780824210397

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1434

View: 9441

Highly recommended reference works in all subject areas and non-fiction books for adults, plus information on electronic editions when available. More than 8,000 books in the main volume. More than 2,400 new titles in annual paperbound supplements. More than 2,000 analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.

History of Western Civilization

A Handbook

Author: William H. McNeill

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226561622

Category: History

Page: 704

View: 1572

Renowned historian William H. McNeil provides a brilliant narrative chronology of the development of Western civilization, representing its socio-political as well as cultural aspects. This sixth edition includes new material for the twentieth-century period and completely revised bibliographies. An invaluable tool for the study of Western civilization, the Handbook is an essential complement to readings in primary and secondary sources such as those in the nine-volume University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization.