books about: horticultural
American Horticultural Society Pruning & Training (American Horticultural Society Practical Guides)
I'm an arborist and it's always helpful to have a great book that can help with plants that I don't know by heart, this is just that book. This is my 3rd copy as I keep giving them to others that I know would gain great "how to do it right" knowledge. So many people just start cutting away on trees and shrubs and end up doing so much damage to them that they end up dying or close to it. This ...
The Perfect Fruit
BLOOMSBURY USA/WALKER, 2009
The Perfect Fruit is perfect. From the beginning when the author bites into his first Pluot, to the end when you are wondering about Stone Fruit. Previously, I wasn't familiar with the term, but halfway through the book I was wondering how they are grown, distributed, bred... After reading the book, I am amazed at how Mr. Brantley, armed with only type on crisp dry pages, could make me not only ...
American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Gardening
Excellent Gardening Book for Beginners and Veterans
Great,informative gardening book which my husband and I are using as a reference as we landscape and garden our property. I would highly recommend this book to be put on one's gardening shelf.
Common-Sense Pest Control: Least-Toxic Solutions for Your Home, Garden, Pets and Community
Helpful guide for causing the least harm
Despite the opinions of another of the book's reviewers, many responsible, ... homeowners and gardeners have the need to sanely deal with pest infestations. This is the best book for learning about the least toxic and often the most humane way of dealing with pest problems. I have used it for my own home and garden and also as a Master Gardener recommending solutions for other gardeners. I ...
In Search of Lost Roses
This is a fascinating book
The first book I remember from my childhood is The Tasha Tudor Book of Fairy Tales. Tasha Tudor's illustrations always include garlands of roses, and I always knew I was going to have a garden absolutely full of roses. As a young adult, I was disillusioned with the modern hybrids that were available at that time. They looked stiff and unlovely in the garden, they had little fragrance, and they ...
Orchid Fever: A Horticultural Tale of Love, Lust, and Lunacy
I just loved this book, I have given it as gifts to many people. Even if they are not orchid collectors, it is so interesting to view the lifes of those who do collect orchids. They are a varied group. I think Eric Hansen is such a good writer, the way he sees things in a totally new light. He actually experience the adventures, as a result he is able to give an acurate discriptiong of events. ...
Home Gardener's Problem Solver: Symptoms and Solutions for More Than 1,500 Garden Pests and Plant Ailments ...
Great reference material
This book has about all you can imagine in it to idenitfy and remedies. Great addition to my reference books.
The American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Garden Plants
Christopher (editor) Brickell
Macmillan Pub Co
8000 plant descriptions! 4000 photos! A bargain at $50.
In one volume, the AHS Encyclopedia manages to cover 8000 plant varieties, 4000 of them with color photos. This is by far the best way of getting a comprehensive directory of garden plants at a reasonable price. For each plant, it gives basic information such as size, color, season of bloom, cold tolerance, etc. and often considerably more information about cultural conditions, propagation, ...
American Horticultural Society Gardening Manual (American Horticultural Society Practical Guides)
This book offers a truly vast and amazing amount of information. There are beautiful color pictures or drawings on just about every page. It shows how to do so many things, including pruning, planting trees, etc. It also shows diseased plant samples, types of mulch, lawn alternatives, etc. There is a detailed guide for what garden tasks to perform each season. There is also a guide for plants ...
American Horticultural Society Plant Propagation: The Fully Illustrated Plant-by-Plant Manual of Practical ...
you ever thought of propagating a plant, this is the book for you.
If you ever thought of propagating a plant, this is the book for you. The first time I needed to propagate a plant was when I couldn't find an azalea plant to match some that I already had. Propagation not only saved money, but also, gave me an exact match. Gunner July, 2010
American Horticultural Society Practical Guides: Fuchsias
If you love fuchsias, this is one for your library.
Describing over 2,000 fuchsia cultivars and with over 700 close-up color photos of fuchsia flowers, this is a book for those who want to identify and add more plants to their garden. It covers many of the more commonly found fuchsias as well as many of the more unusual ones to be sought. The book is perhaps best for the connoisseur of fuchsias, or those who want to be (like me). About 18 pages ...
A Calendar Year of Horticultural Therapy: How Tending Your Garden Can Tend to Your Soul
Janice Hoetker Doherty
This book is an excellent resource for all therapists! It's filled with projects and ideas to stimulate the senses and uplift spirits that I find essential in treating patients in physical therapy. The activities are easy to follow with an abundance of information that use sensory compensation techniques, fine motor skills along with some mobility activities involved in the set up and the clean ...
Pirone's Tree Maintenance
John R. Hartman
Thomas P. Pirone
Oxford University Press, USA
Another book on my Horticulture Short List
Pirone's Tree Maintenance (Seventh Edition) is one of about a half dozen books I keep within arms reach. While Parts I and II provide a fantastic amount of information on the care of trees and identifying problem, it is Part III that I use the most. This section lists common insects, diseases, and problems associated with specific tree species. While by no means comprehensive, it is an ...
Perfect Plant, Perfect Place
Covers a diversity of subjects
Perfect Plant Perfect Place by horticultural expert Roy Lancaster is a simply magnificent, detailed, and user friendly "how to" guide to gardening that positively overflows with more than 1800 vibrant color photographs. Packed from cover to cover with descriptions of and basic care instructions for recommended plants for indoor or outdoor gardening, Perfect Plant Perfect Place is the ideal book ...
Growing Fruit (RHS Encyclopedia of Practical Gardening)
The Royal Horticultural Society
Detailed and lucid
I have an extensive home orchard with 56 trees (18 varietals) of fruit and nut trees. This little volume covered everything I needed in a short, erudite and amazingly well-detailed volume. I live in the Southeastern US and this book was spot on everything from blueberries to stone fruits and pears and apples, (not to mention Walnuts and Filberts). It covers everything from soil preparation, ...
A Life Uncorked
University of California Press
A corking good read!
I recently published a brief review of this wonderful book in the print edition of The Washington Examiner newspaper (www.examiner.com -- April 29 & 30th Weekend Edition). Here is that review: Recently, I had the opportunity to catch up with world-renowned wine writer Hugh Johnson as he breezed through town promoting his new memoir on the inner workings of the wine world, A Life Uncorked. ...
American Horticultural Society for National Home Gardening Club
A treasured book.
This edition of the book is far less expensive than the "DK" edition. The only difference is the outside cover. The first 47 pages of this book are indispensible (a must read) unless you have mastered both sophomore and junior level (college) courses in plant propagation. These pages are an invaluable guide to gardeners everywhere. Discussed are the general forms of propagation, methods ...
Sex in Your Garden
This book is a riot! I never knew there was so much - and so varied - sex going on in a garden. I hated botany in school because it seemed boring. But reading this book was so much fun - it made learning interesting and downright hilarious. The pictures and illustrations are fantastic and funny too. I'm not even a gardener but I loved reading this. I'd recommend it for anyone who wants ...
The Adventurous Gardener: Where to Buy the Best Plants in New England
Horticultural Pr, 2000
A unique and very readable gardening guide
While this book is something of a paean to New England gardening in general, and I do not live in New England, I still found it wonderful. Donnelly hasn't simply reviewed the big, obvious names (White Flower Farms, etc), but has also investigated many interesting, off-the-beaten-track nurseries that specialize in unusual and hard-to-find plants. She provides clear directions to all of them ...
Hemp Diseases and Pests (Cabi)
R C Clarke
J M McPartland
Review from CC Archives
Hemp diseases and pests An amazing new tome on cannabis cultivation. from CC On-line, by Pete Brady Here's the perfect recipe for a book about cannabis: use three authors who have spent decades studying cannabis horticulture, combine them with an international publishing company, and give them enough resources to create an oversized book with professional citations, illustrations, and binding. ...
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