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The Beaded Garden
Diane Fitzgerald
1931499551
Sept 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Using needle and thread, crafters of all skill levels can create a veritable greenhouse of beaded flowers from the patterns in this book. Beaders and gardeners alike will delight in these projects that use brick, peyote, net, and herringbone stitches, as well as right-angle weave and combination stitches, to create a brilliant bouquet of beaded flowers. Instructions for leaves and stems are included to transform each bloom into a spectacular piece, perfect for dressing up home decors and special occasions. In addition to more than 25 blossom patterns, including water lilies, poppies, orchids, and roses, whimsical insect patterns populate this everlasting garden. A section on beading basics brings beginners up to speed, and a gallery of professionals' creations inspires future projects. The clear instructions and...


Gardening For Dummies
Mike MacCaskey
0764551302
January 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Starting off with ultrabasics, like "how do I get my plants to live rather than die?" Gardening for Dummies is a terrific textbook for the novice gardener. Explanations are laid out simply, and all terms are defined as soon as they are first used--if you've never grown so much as a houseplant, this is the book to get you started. Emphasis is on choosing proper plants for your zone (it's OK--the color map will show you which zone you're in) that are fairly low-maintenance and high-success. Large sections on both seeds and bedding plants will give you lots of options and specific instructions for getting good results--seeds, especially, are treated as persnickety little critters that require some extra effort in exchange for low cost and large variety. The big downside to this book is its lack of pictures. There are lots of...


McGee & Stuckey's the Bountiful Container
Rose Marie Nichols McGee
0761116230
Feb 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
McGee (Basic Herb Cookery) and veteran gardening writer Stuckey (Gardening from the Ground Up) share their expertise and experience in the art of container gardening. Armed with this manual, frustrated apartment dwellers can indulge their passion for growing edible things. If there is an available balcony, porch, front or back steps, according to the authors, growing produce in containers can be easy and rewarding. With some limitations, it is even possible to grow foods in a window box or on an indoor windowsill. This compendium of practical advice includes detailed information on the types of containers to use, equipment needed, the right soil, when to plant which seeds and how best to deal with problems such as too much or too little sunlight. They also explain more sophisticated techniques like succession...


Georgia O'Keeffe: One Hundred Flowers
Georgia O'Keeffe (Artist)
0760711127
October 1998
Hardcover
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Best Garden Color for Florida (Florida Gardening Series)
Pamela Crawford
0971222010
November 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
"Best Garden Color for Florida" is a must-have for Florida gardeners and professionals who love garden color! It is not only loaded with 575 spectacular photos, but also includes reams of easy-to-understand information about use and care of 150 terrific Florida plants. The plant information is complemented with chapters filled with ideas about color for butterflies, sun, shade, salt, and wind. The book is a result of decades of plant research by the author to determine which plants and planting strategies give the most color for the least amount of care. The author personally grew most of the plants, giving her practical experience with all aspects of the plants’ use and maintenance. It is a companion to the best-selling "Easy Gardens for South Florida", which will be adapted to cover the whole state in 2004. No...


Armitage's Native Plants for North American Gardens
Allan M. Armitage
0881927600
January 10, 2006
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Horticulturist Armitage provides gardeners with a useful sourcebook listing hundreds of native plants available in the retail marketplace. Armitage acknowledges that he and like-minded avid green thumbs are keen on planting a mix of exotics and natives, not simply one group or the other. To that end, the book's informative plant entries reach beyond comprehensive descriptions of native species to recommended choice cultivars. Armitage's frankly opinionated, consistently lively writing is illuminating, from notes on etymology clarifying botanical and common names to guidance aimed at helping gardeners understand that while black snakeroot needs a colder climate to thrive, switchgrass and sneezeweed will grow in a wide range of USDA zones. The in-depth listings cover a plant's natural habitat and hardiness, advise on...


Flowers & Gardens Magnetic Mini 2006 Calendar

1595015310


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Book Description
Stroll Through The Garden With One Of America's Most Published Gardening Experts, Landscape Designer And Gardening Authority Rosalind Creasy.


Flowers: The Complete Book of Floral Design-Choosing, Creating, Presenting
Paula Pryke
0847826430
October 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Paula Pryke is one of the leading floral designers in the world today and is an inspiration not only to do-it-yourselfers but to professionals in the floral and interior design. This book profiles more than 80 projects, which are divided into two distinctive styles-classic and contemporary. The first chapter features arrangements that have stood the test of time and have become classics in their own rights; the next section features those that are on the cutting edge. For each arrangement, Paula takes the readers on a very personal journey through her color and design choices that make each project one-of-a-kind.
This career-spanning catalogue of Paula's unique approach to flower arranging illustrates how her style has evolved, and shows how flowers are the finishing touch to any room or table setting. Combined...


Perennial Combinations: Stunning Combinations That Make Your Garden Look Fantastic Right from the Start
C. Colston Burrell
0875968066
January 1999
Hardcover
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Review
"People like me, who roam their gardens with a trowel in one hand and a plant in the other, looking for any empty dirt in which to plant need this book. Ideas for color combinations as well as combinations of form, texture, and habit can help even us color-challenged gardeners have great-looking gardens. Different seasons, different environments, and different plant mixes are blended sensibly and artistically under Colston Burrell's artistry. A terrific read!"--Allan Armitage, professor of horticulture at the University of Georgia and author of Herbaceous Perennial Plants and Specialty Cut Flowers

"Talk about a great combination! Cole Burrell's brilliant design talent blends with his extensive experience as a gardener and a plantsman to make this book both visually dynamic and enormously informative. Not...


The Texas Flower Garden
Kathy Huber
1586857444
Apr 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
In this newly revised edition, The Texas Flower Garden allows you to mix and match blooms of varying heights and colors with a unique "flip-page" format, providing the expertise and freedom to create a glorious garden-even in the harsh Texas climate.

From the Back Cover
" Easy-to-use, tri-cut, flip pages allow you to mix and match plants " Growing season, height at bloom stage, propagation method, and sunlight requirements listed for every plant " Watercolor illustrations show bloom, color, and texture "Kathy's creative format will delight 'lazy gardeners!' Her promotion of hardy plants for Texas' unique growing climates will help gardeners succeed where they may have failed before using nationally written horticulture guides." Brenda Beust Smith, Houston's "Lazy Gardener"...


Perennials for Every Purpose: Choose the Right Plants for Your Conditions, Your Garden, and Your Taste
Larry Hodgson
0875968937
February 2003
Paperback
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Review
"Perennials for Every Purpose is the next best thing to having a friendly expert whispering in your ear as you plan, plant, and perfect your perennial garden. This book is a treasure!"--Susan McClure, author of Easy-Care Perennial Gardens and The Free-Spirited Garden

"This book is packed with lots of useful information for the beginning gardener, and it's a great refresher for the experienced gardener as well. Perennials for Every Purpose is certainly a welcome addition to my perennials library!"--Frederick McGourty, owner of Hillside Gardens in Norfolk, Connecticut, and coauthor of Perennials: How to Select, Grow and Enjoy

"In this solid perennials encyclopedia, Larry Hodgson gives personal, hands-on advice to flower gardeners everywhere. You'll find his excellent mix of widely...


American Horticultural Society Garden Plants and Flowers
Ian Spence
0756604281
May 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Easy-to-use and very accessible to the average gardener, Garden Plants and Flowers is a plant by plant guide that shows you what to grow and how to grow it. Including more than 2,500 common garden plants and arranged alphabetically within each plant type, such as trees and shrubs, this is one of the most practical guides on the market.

The American Horticultural Society's mission is to open the eyes of all Americans to the vital connection between people and plants, to inspire all Americans to become responsible caretakers of the Earth, to celebrate America's diversity through the arts and sciences of horticulture, and to lead this effort by sharing the Society's unique national resources with all Americans.

About the Author
Ian Spence has worked for the Gardeners'...


Ortho's All About Building Waterfalls, Ponds, and Streams
Marilyn Rogers (Editor)
0897214730
January 1, 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
A practical, easy-to-understand guide to adding both still (ponds) and moving (waterfalls and streams) water features to any garden.

Includes complete, easy-to-follow instructions on designing, establishing, and caring for a variety of eye-pleasing water projects.

More than 220 vivid photographs and illustrations, plus detailed instructions, make this guide a must-have for garden enthusiasts looking to plan and build a water feature.

Expert advice on selecting the right fish and plants for embellishing any backyard aquatic paradise.

Solution-based format inspires homeowners to confidently create water havens in their own yards.

With an additional 32 pages of information, this second edition provides the very best instructions for building ponds, waterfalls, and streams.

Inside...



Orchids For Dummies
Steven A. Frowine
0764567594
February 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Packed with photos, including 8 pages in full color

Color your world with orchids

Orchids are beautiful, fragrant, wonderfully varied, and surprisingly affordable. But aren't they hard to grow at home? No! says orchid grower extraordinaire Steve Frowine. In this handy guide, he shows you step by step how to select the right orchids, keep them healthy, encourage blooms, and even propagate your own plants.

Discover how to: Select orchids that will thrive in your home Water, fertilize, repot, and propagate orchids Decipher complicated orchid names Get familiar with favorite orchid varieties Create spectacular orchid displays

Download Description
The fun and easy way to grow orchids As anyone who has read Susan Orlean's...



Jerry Baker's Flower Garden Problem Solver
Jerry Baker
0922433461
Apr 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Timeless wisdom on growing a flower garden accompanies creative, professional secrets in this guide to caring for blossoms. This asters-to-zinnias growing guide features starter tips, common problems, and seasonal advice for 85 varieties of the most popular flowers. Essential aesthetic details of garden design and landscaping are discussed with attention to the challenges that sloping and uneven ground present. Common garden problems are easily fixed through homemade sprays and fertilizers and creative use of common household products to encourage the growth of beautiful and healthy flowers.

About the Author
Jerry Baker is the author of more than 50 books, including Jerry Baker's Perfect Perennials!, Jerry Baker's Terrific Tomatoes, Sensational Spuds, and Mouth-Watering Melons,...


Western Garden Book
Kathleen Norris Brenzel (Editor)
0376038756
February 1, 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Sunset has been the recognized authority among western gardeners for more than 100 years! Our completely revised edition of the popular Western Garden Book includes more than 2,000 new plant entries, all new four-color plant illustrations, improved climate zone information for the Western states and new maps for Alaska, Hawaii, and southwest Canada. The book is brimming with full-color photos and practical tips for successful Western gardening from Sunset gardening editors. This title also features information on the latest gardening tools and gear.

From the Publisher
The Western Garden Book presents hundreds of pages full of gardening wisdom from the editors of Sunset magazine. This huge book appeals to western climate gardening enthusiasts, bringing them tips, advice, and...


Taylor's Guide to Orchids: More Than 300 Orchids, Photographed and Described, for Beginning to Expert Gardeners
Judy White
0395677262
May 1996
Hardcover
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Review
Garden Design : "Taylor's Guides are the best, most authoritative guides on the market."

Review
"Taylor's Guides are the best, most authoritative guides on the market."

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An American Cutting Garden
Suzanne McIntire
0813923271
Oct 2004
Paperback
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'American Gardener'
"A useful addition to every flower arranger's bookshelf."

'Washington Post'
"The ultimate primer for growing cut flowers... This book offers everything you need to know."

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100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names
Diana Wells
1565121384
February 1997
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
The title of this book is somewhat misleading, as Wells (contributing editor of the gardening magazine Greenprints) does not focus strictly on the simple derivation of plant names. (Another recent book on plant names, Martha Barnette's A Garden of Words, Times Bks., 1992, provides much more etymological detail.) Wells instead describes the mythology and history behind 100 favorite garden plants, emphasizing the exploits of botanists and plant explorers who brought them out of their native habitats. Their exploits make for engrossing reading, though it is sobering to learn how many of them suffered from disease and assault, lost their hard-earned collections, or were killed outright just trying to bring back plants for our gardens. Not an essential purchase but definitely worth a place in most horticultural or...


Sky Gardens: Rooftops, Balconies, and Terraces [LARGE PRINT]
Signe Nielsen
0764320041
April 2004
Hardcover
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My Garden of Flower Fairies
Cicely Mary Barker
0723249261
Mar 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
In a large garden live the Flower Fairies™ and their many friends. There’s mischievous Periwinkle, shy Daffodil, Poppy, who likes to give parties for Flower Fairy™ children, and Marigold, who loves the sun. Seventeen fairies in all are featured in this book that’s chock full of the details young readers and listeners love to know about the Flower Fairies and their secret lives.


The Complete Garden Flower Book

1853919896
January 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
The ultimate source of inspiration for the gardener, The Complete Garden Flower Book offers a host of ideas and advice about a vast range of different plants, from perennials to shrubs, herbs to cacti. This handy resource covers every flowering plant you can imagine and shows how to get the most from plants¾whether you want to create stunningly attractive individual features or to complement existing planting schemes. Gardeners are increasingly looking for more unusual planting ideas and The Complete Garden Flower Book explores the immense range of plants that are available today. The book looks at long-established favorites, providing a guide to growing both traditional plants such as honeysuckle and more unusual varieties such as Cymbidium orchid. Each section opens with an introduction to planting, followed...


Taylor's 50 Best Herbs and Edible Flowers
Houghton Mifflin Company
0395873355
Feb 1999
Paperback
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Review
Garden Design : "Taylor's Guides are the best, most authoritative guides on the market."

Review
"Taylor's Guides are the best, most authoritative guides on the market."

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Well-Tended Perennial Garden: Planting and Pruning Techniques
Tracy DiSabato-Aust
0881924148
April 1998
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
To pinch or not to pinch is not the only question addressed here. Horticulturist DiSabato-Aust affirms that pinching is essential for plant robustness and an extended blooming season. In addition to explaining how and where to pinch a plant, she details correct techniques for deadheading, effectively removing the mystery from perennial pruning by referring to it "as grooming, shaping, shearing or snipping." Recognizing the diverse styles of gardens and gardeners, she demonstrates how different approaches to pruning can produce varied growth and blooming patterns. Also offered is information on site selection, soil preparation, planting and disease and pest control. Most impressive is the extensive encyclopedia of perennials which, drawing principally on her own field experience, focuses on pruning and maintenance...


Gardening from Seed: The Keys to Success with Flowers and Vegetables
Thomas Christopher
0609806653
December 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Growing your own plants from seed is the most rewarding, most economical way to create the garden you long for. In this comprehensive yet easy to follow handbook, the editors of Martha Stewart Living share their secrets for success:

Starting Seeds Indoors
Everything you need to begin... Simple, effective lighting... When to sow, and
how many seeds to plant... Moving seedlings outdoors...

Direct Sowing Outdoors
Dealing with frosts and hardiness zones... Timing... Getting more than one harvest... Tricks from the pros... Sower's checklists...

Garden Plans
A backyard cutting garden filled with colorful blooms... A basic kitchen garden
that's productive from spring through fall...

A Glossary of Plants
More than 100 varieties of flowers,...


Landscape Plants for Eastern North America: Exclusive of Florida and the Immediate Gulf Coast, 2nd Edition
Harrison L. Flint
0471599190
March 26, 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
"Fill[s] a significant void in the literature on ornamental plant usage.... [The book] is a valuable text and reference work for advanced students, professional plantsmen, and landscape architects and is a welcome addition to the literature." —American Society of Horticultural Science

"This is not only a textbook but a valuable reference work for anyone involved with landscape plants." —American Horticulturalist

Here is the definitive one-stop survey of more than 1500 woody ornamental plants and 2500 cultivars of eastern North America for students and professionals in landscape architecture and design, horticulture, and urban forestry. Written by an esteemed authority in the field, this book includes: Greatly expanded coverage of plant species, including significantly increased attention to...



My Mother's Garden
Penelope Hobhouse
1596091479
Apr 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The beauty of a flower, and the beauty of a family.

A garden and a child-the similarities between the two can be striking. Both require time and patience. Both call for a very special person to look after their needs and to consider their futures. And both will blossom when tended with a mother's love. This heartwarming collection of essays and stories-from beloved classics and modern favorites, authored by writing gardeners and gardening writers alike-celebrates the role of a mother's love in helping her garden and her children grow. Featuring selections from previously published material by noted garden essayists, as well as compelling excerpts from novels and memoirs, this volume is a touching tribute to mothers everywhere, whose perennial gifts of attention and care allow those they love to truly bloom. ...

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