The Well Tended Perennial Garden

The Well Tended Perennial Garden Author Tracy DiSabato-Aust
ISBN-10 9781604697872
Year 2017-02-22
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Timber Press
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“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.

The Well Tended Perennial Garden

The Well Tended Perennial Garden Author Tracy DiSabato-Aust
ISBN-10 9781604692990
Year 2006-07-24
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Timber Press
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With more than 180,000 copies sold since its original publication, The Well-Tended Perennial Garden has proven itself to be one of the most useful tools a gardener can have. Now, in this expanded edition, there's even more to learn from and enjoy. This is the first, and still the most thorough, book to detail essential practices of perennial care such as deadheading, pinching, cutting back, thinning, disbudding, and deadleafing, all of which are thoroughly explained and illustrated. More than 200 new color photographs have been added to this revised edition, showing perennials in various border situations and providing images for each of the entries in the A-to-Z encyclopedia of important perennial species. In addition, there is a new 32-page journal section, in which you can enter details, notes, and observations about the requirements and performance of perennials in your own garden. Thousands of readers have commented that The Well-Tended Perennial Garden is one of the most useful and frequently consulted books in their gardening libraries. This new, expanded edition promises to be an even more effective ally in your quest to create a beautiful, healthy, well-maintained perennial garden.

An Illustrated Guide to Pruning

An Illustrated Guide to Pruning Author Edward Gilman
ISBN-10 9781111307301
Year 2011-08-08
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning
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Well written and easy to understand, An ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO PRUNING, Third Edition is filled with updated illustrations, photographs, and examples designed to help readers understand and implement the appropriate pruning practices that are vital to developing sustainable structure in the first 25 years of a tree’s life. With coverage of numerous different tree species as well as information about the challenges associated with pruning such as disease prevention, root pruning, mature tree pruning, and restoration following storms, students will be prepared to identify and understand good tree structure and pruning practices. Filled with simple tables, lists, and strategies, this completely updated guide to pruning makes it easy to teach the presented pruning techniques in accordance with nationally recognized ANSI A-300 standards. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Perennial Care Manual

The Perennial Care Manual Author Nancy J. Ondra
ISBN-10 9781603420457
Year 2009-07-15
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Storey Publishing
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Keep your perennial beds looking their best, season after season. From planning and planting to pruning and propagating, this comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know to maintain a stunning perennial garden. Nancy J. Ondra provides an in-depth, plant-by-plant guide that profiles 125 popular perennials, with helpful information on each plant’s soil, light, and water needs. Ondra’s expertise and passion for gardening, along with Rob Cardillo’s breathtaking photography, will inspire you to create a garden of your dreams that will last a lifetime.

50 High impact Low care Garden Plants

50 High impact  Low care Garden Plants Author Tracy DiSabato-Aust
ISBN-10 9780881929508
Year 2008
Pages 168
Language en
Publisher Timber Press (OR)
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The author of The Well-Tended Perennial Garden profiles fifty key plants that are perfect for a year-round garden, pest resistant, climate tolerant, cold hardy, and easy to cultivate and maintain, accompanied by useful gardening tips, advice, and hints based on the author's own gardening experience.

Essential Pruning Techniques

Essential Pruning Techniques Author George Ernest Brown
ISBN-10 160469288X
Year 2017-03-22
Pages 408
Language en
Publisher
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"This work incorporates portions of The Pruning of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers, first published in 1972 by Faber and Faber Limited ... by the estate of George E. Brown."

The Perennial Gardener s Design Primer

The Perennial Gardener s Design Primer Author Stephanie Cohen
ISBN-10 9781612122717
Year 2012-12-10
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Storey Publishing
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Turn your outdoor landscape into a rich, living canvas of color and texture. Encouraging experimentation, Stephanie Cohen and Nancy J. Ondra show you how to plan a garden that incorporates unique combinations of plants to achieve stunning effects. With an overview of garden design fundamentals and 20 sample garden plans, Cohen and Ondra will inspire you to play with creative juxtapositions of vibrant hues and subtle textures. Let your imagination run wild as you create your own unique and original garden designs.

Perennials

Perennials Author Ray Edwards
ISBN-10 0789441519
Year 1999
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher Dk Pub
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Offers advice on choosing perennials for flowering and foliage interest, illustrates soil preparation, propagation, and care, and describes a variety of species

Perennials

Perennials Author Susan Carter
ISBN-10 9780881928204
Year 2007
Pages 542
Language en
Publisher Timber Press (OR)
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An alphabetical listing of more than 2,700 individual perennial plants representing 250 genera furnishes authoritative information on each plant's scientific and common names, origins, growing conditions, light requirements, cultivation, propagation, foliage and flower characteristics, companion plants, pest control, and other essentials.

The Essential Garden Design Workbook

The Essential Garden Design Workbook Author Rosemary Alexander
ISBN-10 9781604691436
Year 2009-09-01
Pages 292
Language en
Publisher Timber Press
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The Essential Garden Design Workbook guides the reader through every stage of planning a garden — how to survey a site, how to choose landscaping materials, and how to develop planting schemes. This fully revised and updated second edition features new U.S. case studies and new photographs. Valuable tips on green gardening are new to this edition, and include how to harvest rainwater, how to design a green roof, tips on sustainable planting, and a guide to composting. Tailor-made for hands-on gardeners, the workbook approach is accessible, practical, and can be used to create a garden from scratch and to redesign an existing garden. Gardeners will find easy ways to measure large spaces, estimate the height of a tree, and find the right proportions for a deck. They'll also find tips on space, light, and color. Includes hundreds of easy-to-follow line drawings and diagrams.

The Pruning Book

The Pruning Book Author Lee Reich
ISBN-10 9781600850950
Year 2010
Pages 233
Language en
Publisher Taunton Press
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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.

Perennial Garden Design

Perennial Garden Design Author Michael King
ISBN-10 MINN:31951D023730736
Year 2006
Pages 191
Language en
Publisher Timber Press (OR)
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A comprehensive guide to perennial gardening explains how to make perennial plants a key part of any garden design, looking at the best perennials for year-round planting and color effects, offering tips on how to use perennials in various styles of gardens, and including an A-Z directory of popular perennial plants with tips on cultivation and care.

The Well designed Mixed Garden

The Well designed Mixed Garden Author Tracy DiSabato-Aust
ISBN-10 9780881925593
Year 2003-01
Pages 460
Language en
Publisher Timber Press (OR)
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Covers mixed garden design concepts, exploring color, texture, form, principles, and maintenance.

Garden Insects of North America

Garden Insects of North America Author Whitney Cranshaw
ISBN-10 9781400866786
Year 2015-01-26
Pages 672
Language en
Publisher Princeton University Press
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Garden Insects of North America is the most comprehensive and user-friendly guide to the common insects and mites affecting yard and garden plants in North America. In a manner no previous book has come close to achieving, through full-color photos and concise, clear, scientifically accurate text, it describes the vast majority of species associated with shade trees and shrubs, turfgrass, flowers and ornamental plants, vegetables, and fruits--1,420 of them, including crickets, katydids, fruit flies, mealybugs, moths, maggots, borers, aphids, ants, bees, and many, many more. For particularly abundant bugs adept at damaging garden plants, management tips are also included. Covering all of the continental United States and Canada, this is the definitive one-volume resource for amateur gardeners, insect lovers, and professional entomologists alike. To ease identification, the book is organized by plant area affected (e.g., foliage, flowers, stems) and within that, by taxa. Close to a third of the species are primarily leaf chewers, with about the same number of sap suckers. Multiple photos of various life stages and typical plant symptoms are included for key species. The text, on the facing page, provides basic information on host plants, characteristic damage caused to plants, distribution, life history, habits, and, where necessary, how to keep "pests" in check--in short, the essentials to better understanding, appreciating, and tolerating these creatures. Whether managing, studying, or simply observing insects, identification is the first step--and this book is the key. With it in hand, the marvelous microcosm right outside the house finally comes fully into view. Describes more than 1,400 species--twice as many as in any other field guide Full-color photos for most species--more than five times the number in most comparable guides Up-to-date pest management tips Organized by plant area affected and by taxa for easy identification Covers the continental United States and Canada Provides species level treatment of all insects and mites important to gardens Illustrates all life stages of key garden insects and commonly associated plant injuries Concise, clear, scientifically accurate text Comprehensive and user-friendly