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The American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers (American Horticultural Society Practical Guides)
Christopher Brickell
0789489937
November 1, 2002
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
This lushly illustrated and exhaustive gardening reference, an update to the 1989 original, is sure to gratify greenthumbs all around the U.S.: comprising three main sections (the plant selector, the plant catalogue and the plant dictionary), it's an excellent resource for anyone looking to fashion a beautiful and environmentally sustainable garden. The plant selector points gardeners toward flora appropriate to their environmental or aesthetic needs (e.g., plants that do well in sandy or alkaline soil, make good windbreaks or have aromatic leaves), while the plant catalogue, organized into sections by type (perennials, shrubs, bulbs, water plants) and boasting thousands of photographs, delves into greater detail about the characteristics of individual species. Each section is helpfully organized by seasons of...


Botany in a Day: The Patterns Method of Plant Identification
Thomas J. Elpel
1892784157
January 2004
Paperback
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Ecology Action Newsletter. Willits, California. February 2003.(Review of the fourth edition.)
"Botany in a Day presents a simplified way of identifying plants through learning the patterns in over 100 plant families."

Book Description
Looking for a faster, easier, and fun way to identify plants? Botany in a Day teaches you the patterns method of plant identification, so that you can discover the wonderful world of plants around you, wherever you go. Instead of trying to identify plants one-at-a-time, Botany in a Day give you a way to learn them by the hundreds, based on the principle that related plants have similar patterns for indentification, and they often have similar uses. The one-day tutorial included in the text teaches you seven key patterns to recognize more than 45,000 species of...


Simon & Schuster's Guide to Plants and Flowers
Francesco Bianchini
0671222473
May 1976
Paperback
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Book Description
Simon & Schuster's Guide to Plants and Flowers is the most useful book gardeners can own -- whether they have a few indoor houseplants on the windowsill or endless acres of flowering trees, flowers, and shrubs. Arranged in sixteen sections with convenient alphabetical headings, Simon & Schuster's Guide to Plants and Flowers characterizes each plant as to place of origin, propagation, flowering season, best soil type, and amount of water and sunlight needed for healthy growth. Included are all kinds of houseplants, shrubs, vines, cacti, roses, lilies, annuals and perennials. There are also sections devoted to plants for balconies and terraces, plants for borders and rock gardens, medicinal and aromatic plants, wildflowers, orchids, succulents, bulbs, herbs, and aquatic plants. Edited by a member of the Royal...


Newcomb's Wildflower Guide
Lawrence Newcomb
0316604429
April 13, 1989
Paperback
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Beginning Hydroponics
Richard E. Nicholls
0894717413
Feb 1990
Paperback
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From Library Journal
"An excellent nontechnical work for the beginner" is what LJ 's reviewer called the first edition of this book ( LJ 2/15/78). Here, Nicholls updates information on the methods of soilless gardening, which include raising plants in containers of water, gravel, sand, rocks, brick, and even styrofoam. He discusses the particular problems of soilless gardening in terms of pest control and weather and light conditions. New to this edition is a list of manufacturers and suppliers of greenhouses and greenhouse accessories; hydroponic materials; lighting equipment; and seeds; as well as a suggested list for further reading on the subject.- Judy Quinn, "Library Journal"Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.


The O'Reilly Factor for Kids: A Survival Guide for America's Families
Bill O'Reilly
0060544244
September 2004
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 6 Up–Advice on issues that confront today's teenagers is given in a confident manner by the talk-show host. Factual information supports personal, no-nonsense guidance in navigating life's various challenges on the road to adulthood. Examples from the author's life further augment the points being made, illustrating both triumphs and mistakes, and their natural consequences. Content adequately covers relationships, sex, music, school, and philosophical reflections that will aid teenagers in developing their unique identities and value systems. Each of the four sections concludes with Instant Message-style remarks about wise behavior ("A Smart Operator is a kid who…") versus unwise behavior ("A Pinhead is a kid who…"). The theme is that young people who follow the guide and work...


Ribbonwork The Complete Guide: Techniques for Making Ribbon Flowers and Trimmings
Helen Gibb
0873497503
bound - July 2004
Spiral-bound
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Book Description
Ribbonwork comes to life in this appealing guide, featuring 5 beautiful projects to craft for heirlooms or gifts. Materials overviews, a "Ribbon Length Guide", easy-to-follow directions and an inspirational gallery are included.


The O'Reilly Factor for Kids: A Survival Guide for America's Families
Bill O'Reilly
0060544252
September 2005
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 6 Up–Advice on issues that confront today's teenagers is given in a confident manner by the talk-show host. Factual information supports personal, no-nonsense guidance in navigating life's various challenges on the road to adulthood. Examples from the author's life further augment the points being made, illustrating both triumphs and mistakes, and their natural consequences. Content adequately covers relationships, sex, music, school, and philosophical reflections that will aid teenagers in developing their unique identities and value systems. Each of the four sections concludes with Instant Message-style remarks about wise behavior ("A Smart Operator is a kid who…") versus unwise behavior ("A Pinhead is a kid who…"). The theme is that young people who follow the guide and work...


Pruning Made Easy
Lewis Hill
1580170064
Jan 1998
Paperback
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From Booklist
Another volume in Storey's useful Gardening Skills Illustrated series, Hill's book offers techniques on pruning just about everything that grows: ornamental trees and shrubs, shade trees, fruit trees, small fruits (such as grapes and berries), nut trees, evergreens, hedges, vines and groundcovers, garden plants, and houseplants. In a chapter titled "Artistic Pruning," Hill gives instructions on topiary, the art of shaping trees and shrubs into geometric forms, arches, and animals, and on espalier, the art of pruning trees, shrubs, and vines into a variety of shapes. Other tree-shaping techniques covered are pollarding, coppicing, and Japanese-style pruning. To include 300 step-by-step color illustrations. George Cohen --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers : Eastern Region - Revised Edition (National Audubon Society Field Guide)
John W. Thieret, et al
0375402322
April 3, 2001
Turtleback
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Book Review
This compact guidebook, produced to the National Audubon Society's high standards of quality, gives full descriptions of more than 650 species found east of the Rocky Mountains, along with notes on several hundred more. The eminently sensible organization relies on first-impression visible characteristics rather than the elaborate keys of some older texts--a format well suited to beginning wildflower enthusiasts. If, for instance, you wanted to identify a long-stemmed, tubular red flower that you found in a grove of loblolly pines, you would first turn to the color plates, find the section devoted to red flowers, find a likely match from the 30-odd choices, and then turn to the text to see that the flower's habitat and range made a good fit, ruling out those species that do not. After a few minutes' looking, you'll have...


National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar Flowers
Audubon Society
0394748433
Jan 1987
Paperback
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National Audubon Society: Field Guide to North American Wildflowers: Western Region
Richard Spellenberg
0375402330
April 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
Covering the vast region from Alaska to California and east to the Great Plains, this well-produced, compact guidebook contains color plates depicting more than 650 wildflower species grouped by flower color to suit the needs of inexperienced enthusiasts. The plates are keyed to texts that offer physical descriptions of the flowers and their leaves and, where applicable, fruit, along with notes on habitat and range and, often, further notes on the flower's name (e.g., "The common name, Clammyweed, refers to the sticky, moist glands on the surface of this plant"). Expertly written and photographed, this guide is just the book to have on hand when traversing western wildflower country. --Gregory McNamee --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
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The Gardener's A-Z Guide to Growing Flowers from Seed to Bloom
Eileen Powell
1580175171
Jan 2004
Paperback
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From Booklist
Powell's book is a guide to growing 542 annuals, perennials, and bulbs. Each entry has information on the plant's botanic name, common name, description (appearance, size, color, and best use in the garden), zones in which the genus can be grown, flowering season, sowing, germination, transplanting, care, propagation, and the best combination of flowers. The guide also contains a photo gallery of all the plants and a planning chart for selecting 1,487 species by height, color, and bloom time. George Cohen
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

Book Description
Why do gardeners start plants from seed instead of just buying a flat of seedlings from their local nursery? Necessity. Seedlings of unusual or exotic plants simply aren't...


The Practical Encyclopedia of Orchids : The Complete Guide to Orchids and Their Cultivation
Rittshausen
0754806308
December 25, 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book is an inspirational encyclopedia of orchids, with guidance on the best orchids to choose.


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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Understanding Orchids : An Uncomplicated Guide to Growing the World's Most Exotic Plants
William Cullina
0618263268
November 9, 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Cullina has maintained a personal collection of orchids for decades, and still gets "that spine tingling, toe-tickling feeling of WOW" from an unfamiliar or outstanding specimen. It's a feeling he's eager to share with "orchid lovers at every level of expertise, from absolute beginner to experienced grower to expert." He succeeds in addressing such a broad audience by organizing his work into independent modules that can be consulted as needed. The first portion covers basic orchid information: detailed guides to growing them on a windowsill, under lights, in a greenhouse or outdoors, and practical advice on meeting their requirements for light, temperature, humidity and air movement in each of those settings. Cullina then systematically examines orchid culture, with in-depth discussions of watering,...


A Field Guide to Wildflowers: Northeastern and North-central North America
Margaret McKenny
0395911729
March 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Grouped by color and by plant characteristics, 1,293 species in 84 families are described and illustrated. Included here are all the flowers you're most likely to encounter in the eastern and north-central U.S., westward to the Dakotas and southward to North Carolina and Arkansas, as well as the adjacent parts of Canada.

About the Author
Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world"'s greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation, as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars, and the Peterson Field Guides® are credited with helping to set the stage for the...


Taylor's Guide to Shade Gardening
Frances Tenenbaum
0395651654
Mar 1994
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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Complete Guide To Flower Arranging (DK Living)
Jane Packer
078943752X
January 1, 1999
Paperback
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From Booklist
Although her earlier book, Jane Packer's New Flower Arranging, was a feast for the eyes, specific instructional material was kept to a minimum. Her new book is as practical as it is gorgeous, with beautifully photographed, step-by-step directions for every arrangement. Packer's floral designs reflect a refreshing, exuberant sensibility in combining texture, color, and container. Among the fresh and dried offerings are a bridal bouquet and informal hanging bunches of herbs and flowering plants. Included is a glossary describing specific traits of many flowers; professional tricks of the florist's trade are illustrated, helping ensure successful ventures even for the complete novice. Alice Joyce --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Trees: Eastern Region
Elbert L. Little
0394507606
June 1980
Other Format
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Book Review
For the untrained observer, it can be quite a challenge to sort out the many trees that make up a stand of older forest in, say, New England or the Ozarks. This well-illustrated guidebook, covering 364 species, comes to the rescue with photographs organized in several ways: by, for example, the shape of the leaf or needle, by the fruit, by the flower or cone, and by autumn coloration. Following one visible characteristic or another, the reader can narrow the range of possibilities, then turn to an informative text that describes a tree's physical characteristics, habitat, and range. Many of the species covered are relatively rare, such as the "stinking cedar" of the Georgia-Florida border; others are locally abundant, such as the paper birch of the boreal forest, used to make ice-cream sticks; still others, such as the...


Flower Style
Pat Ross
1584792272
Nov 2002
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
While overshadowed by the above presidential floridity, this guide in the name of the perennial nationwide retailer may have nearly the same brand recognition factor, if not the indirect endorsements. A bit too in thrall to Martha Stewart's aesthetic of handsome domestic backgrounds with objects perfectly centered in medium ground, this attractive and straightforward book will nevertheless help beginners distinguish an amaryllis from a zinnia. Ross has authored 15 children's books and 30 adult titles and seems to know what works, explanation-wise. Three sections cover the basics of choosing, arranging and placing flowers; the tone of the book is serious but not without moments of levity: "For too many years, flower arrangements and ladies' hairdos had one thing in common: both were forced into stiff shapes." An...


Tom Brown's Guide to Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants
Tom Brown
0425100634
December 1986
Paperback
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Organic Gardening for the 21st Century
John Fedor
0762102969
Mar 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
The comprehensive guide to do-it-yourself organic gardening, starting from the basics. This groundbreaking book explains the latest scientific knowledge on how to find, choose and grow the best plants without any synthetic chemicals.


Wildflowers of the Pacific Northwest (Timber Press Field Guides)
Mark Turner, Phyllis Gustafson
0881927457
March 15, 2006
Paperback
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Review
Marianne Binetti Seattle Post-Intelligencer : The beauty of this book ... comes from the clever way it is organized. Specimens are arranged by flower color and shape and a range map for each flower is included.
Kym Pokorny Oregonian : Just in time for spring blooming ... an outstanding new guide to wildflowers of the Northwest from southern British Columbia to Northern California. ... An up-to-date reference to the entire region both east and west of the Cascades.
Bill Kettler Medford Mail Tribune : The book was designed for amateur wildflower enthusiasts and people who want to learn more about colorful native plants.
Bill Kettler Medford Mail Tribune : The book differs from previously published guides in several critical ways. Its scale alone sets it apart: there are descriptions for more...


Weird Ohio: Your Travel Guide to Ohio's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets
James A. Willis
1402733828
November 2005
Hardcover
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Foolproof Guide to Growing Roses
Field Roebuck
1580110835
June 1, 2003
Paperback
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Review
"Enticing color photographs and excellent illustrations accompany helpful advice for novice rose growers."


--Library Journal


Simply Beautiful Flowers
Dorothy McDaniel
1575872439
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Flower arranging is demystified once and for all in this beautifully illustrated step-by-step guide to the craft. Readers and viewers of the accompanying DVD learn how easy it is to create fresh, contemporary arrangements for any occasion, even with the flowers available at the grocery store. Necessary materials, popular techniques, and arrangements for basic tabletop and holiday centerpieces are all explained. The accessibility and clarity of this guide make it a perfect introduction to floral design.

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