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The Encyclopedia of Grasses for Livable Landscapes
Rick Darke

Timber Press, Incorporated, 2007

In this new book noted grass expert and advocate Rick Darke addresses both the aesthetic qualities of grasses in private gardens and the opportunities and challenges of using them in wild and constructed public landscapes. All the true grasses, sedges, rushes, restios, and cattails that possess ornamental merit or that can contribute to ecological plantings are described, and practical matters of propagation, growth, and maintenance are also ...
  
  











  



  
Timber Press Pocket Guide to Japanese Maples (Timber Press Pocket Guides)
J. D. Vertrees

Timber Press, Incorporated, 2007

The Timber Press Pocket Guide to Japanese Maples describes and illustrates 300 of the most widely available Japanese maples in North America and Europe. Along with basic information on cultivation and maintenance, it provides lists of trees for specific landscape uses, enabling gardeners to select the best trees for various garden conditions. Fifty newer cultivars are presented, including four outstanding trees that are expected to become very ...
  
  











  



  
How to Draw Plants: The Techniques of Botanical Illustration
Keith West

Timber Press, Incorporated, 1996

The best introductory book on the subject examines plant structures and the problems they present to illustrators, then discusses the artist's tools and how to use them: pencils, erasers, papers, brushes, watercolors, gouache, and acrylics.
  
  











  



  
Botany for Gardeners
Brian Capon

Timber Press, Incorporated, 2004

A bestseller since its debut in 1990, this indispensable and handy reference has now been expanded and updated to include an appendix on plant taxonomy and a comprehensive index. Two dozen new photos and illustrations make this new edition even richer with information. Its convenient paperback format makes it easy to carry and access, whether you are in or out of the garden. An essential overview of the science behind plants for beginning and ...
  
  











  



  
The Well-Tended Perennial Garden: Planting & Pruning Techniques
Tracy DiSabato-Aust

Timber Press, Incorporated, 1998

Timber Press's all-time bestseller! Tracy DiSabato-Aust has devoted years of study to creating showplace gardens with minimal maintenance. Her methods of pruning and shaping perennials, thoroughly explained and illustrated here, produce more flowers, encourage lush new growth, discourage pests, stagger bloom times, and maintain vigorous health. Readers have given us rave reviews of this book since publication.
  
  











  



  
Rain Gardens: Managing Water Sustainably in the Garden and Designed Landscape
Andy Clayden, Nigel Dunnett

Timber Press, Incorporated, 2007

Rain gardens encompass all possible elements that can be used to capture, channel, divert and make the most of the rain and snow that fall on a property. Using the innovative and attractive approaches described here, it is possible to enhance outdoor spaces and minimize the damaging effects of drought, stormwater runoff, and other environmental challenges. Nigel Dunnett & Andy Clayden have created a comprehensive guide to water management ...
  
  











  



  
Dirr's Hardy Trees and Shrubs: An Illustrated Encyclopedia
Michael A. Dirr

Timber Press, Incorporated, 1997

This bestselling encyclopedia, illustrated with brilliant photographs, describes the best woody plants adapted to cooler climates, showing both habit and details of more than 500 species, and including some 700 additional cultivars and varieties. Brief cultural information is supplied for each plant, as well as Dirr's perceptive comments and opinions.
  
  











  



  
Creative Flower Arranging: Floral Design for Home and Flower Show
Betty Belcher

Timber Press, Incorporated, 1993

This informative and encouraging book is written by an author with more than 35 years' experience. It explores flower arranging as an art form, with special emphasis on creativity and developing one's own style, while not neglecting functional uses such as table settings.
  
  











  



  
Designing with Succulents
Debra Lee Baldwin

Timber Press, Incorporated, 2007

Succulent plants offer dazzling possibilities for garden design and require only minimal maintenance to remain lush and alluring year round. Featuring the work of more than 50 professional garden designers and creative homeowners, this complete design compendium is as practical as it is inspirational. Lavishly illustrated with over 300 photographs, it gives design and cultivation basics for paths, borders, slopes, and containers; hundreds of ...
  
  











  



  
Native Trees of the Southeast: An Identification Guide
Claud L. Brown, L. Katherine Kirkman, ...

Timber Press, Incorporated, 2007

The diversity of woody plants in the Southeast is unparalleled in North America. Native Trees of the Southeast is a practical, compact field guide for the identification of the more than 225 trees native to the region, from the Carolinas and eastern Tennessee south through Georgia into northern Florida and west through Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas into eastern Texas. For confident identification, nearly 600 photographs, close ...
  
  











  



  
Teaming with Microbes: A Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web
Jeff Lowenfels, Wayne Lewis

Timber Press, Incorporated, 2006

Smart gardeners know that soil is anything but an inert substance. Healthy soil is teeming with life-not just earthworms and insects, but a staggering multitude of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms. When we use chemical fertilizers, we injure the microbial life that sustains healthy plants, and thus become increasingly dependent on an arsenal of artificial substances, many of them toxic to humans as well as other forms of life. But there ...
  
  











  



  
Garden Gallery: The Plants, Art, and Hardscape of Little and Lewis
George Little, David Lewis

Timber Press, Incorporated, 2005

Celebrated internationally as artists and gardeners, Little and Lewis open the gates to their renowned Puget Sound garden and share their personal wisdom for what informs and inspires their wild fantasia of plants, hardscape, and art. Water features, oversized and broadleaved plants, expansive use of color, zone-pushing tropicals, architectural emphasis, and elements of classicism and mystery-all combine to create a magical space. The authors ...
  
  











  



  
Designing with Plants
Piet Oudolf, Noel Kingsbury

Timber Press, Incorporated, 1999

Trained as an architect, Oudolf values plants as much for their form and texture as for their color. He is the founder of New Wave planting, a spectacular naturalistic style of landscape design. Oudolf stresses the importance of choosing plants that "live well and die well," so that from birth in the spring through the crescendo of summer to the stark beauty of autumn and winter the garden presents continuing drama and interest.
  
  











  



  
Encyclopedia of Garden Ferns
Sue Olsen

Timber Press, Incorporated, 2007

Gardeners who seek an up-to-date, authoritative guide to the wealth of garden-worthy ferns available today will find none better than Sue Olsen. Drawing from four decades of experience as a fern specialist, Olsen leads the reader through every genus with horticultural merit, focusing primarily on the temperate species but also including tropical ones. The remarkably comprehensive plant directory presents succinct descriptions for nearly 1000 ...
  
  











  



  
Agaves, Yuccas, and Related Plants: A Gardener's Guide
Gary Irish, Mary F. Irish

Timber Press, Incorporated, 2000

These exotic natives of the Americas are among the most striking of drought-tolerant plants, and they make wonderful accents in the landscape, providing excellent contrasts to flowering perennial plantings. They can also be massed effectively, and many of the species are small, ideal for use in containers.The authors point out that innovative nurseries and gardeners in cool, humid regions have shown that many of these plants may be suitable for ...
  
  











  



  
Merry Hall (Beverley Nichols Trilogy Book 1)
Beverley Nichols

Timber Press, Incorporated, 1998

First in a trilogy, Merry Hall is the account of the restoration of a house and garden in post-war England. Though Mr. Nichols's horticultural undertaking is serious, his writing is high-spirited, riotously funny, and, at times, deliciously malicious.
  
  











  



  
Pocket Guide to Ornamental Grasses (Timber Press Pocket Guides)
Rick Darke

Timber Press, Incorporated, 2004

An accessible and comprehensive reference to the wide range of striking grasses available to gardeners, this pocket guide features an assortment of plants with varied textures, forms, sizes, and flowering times. In a handy, compact format, new varieties are presented, as well as plant descriptions and cultivation information. More than 500 species and cultivars are covered, illustrated with over 300 color photographs.
  
  











  



  
Garden to Vase: Growing and Using Your Own Cut Flowers
Linda Beutler, Allan Mandell

Timber Press, Incorporated, 2007

As an accomplished gardener and professional florist, Linda Beutler offers unique insights into creating inspired floral arrangements and growing the plants that go into them. Among the topics that Beutler discusses are the philosophy of floral design; making creative use of plants you're already growing; techniques of harvesting and preparing cut flowers; "bouquet basics"; and creating arrangements for special occasions. The book culminates in ...
  
  











  



  
The Color Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses: Sedges, Rushes, Restios, Cat-Tails and Selected Bamboos
Rick Darke

Timber Press, Incorporated, 1999

This encyclopedia by a distinguished American horticulturist is the most authoritative and best-illustrated reference ever published on ornamental grasses. Rick Darke has been studying and photographing grasses in gardens and native landscapes around the world for more than 20 years, and this book includes the best 500 photographs from his collection of nearly 15,000. At its heart is the illustrated alphabetical encyclopedia of important ...
  
  











  



  
Gardens by Design
Noel Kingsbury

Timber Press, Incorporated, 2005

Garden planners, home gardeners, and landscape designers will be turning to this exceptional book for expert advice from the world's leading garden makers including Beth Chatto, Piet Oudolf, James Van Sweden, and Julie Mois Messervy. In this beautifully illustrated collection, Noël Kingsbury gathers their ideas on the entire design process-from choosing a garden style through planning its layout to maintaining its look over time. Encouraging a ...
  
  











  








   



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