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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Camellias
Stirling Macoboy

Timber Press, Incorporated, 1998

Hardy camellias reward the gardener with striking and profuse blooms at a time of year when the rest of the garden sleeps. This encyclopedia is the definitive guide to these beautiful and varied flowering plants.
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Oregon's Dry Side: Exploring East of the Cascade Crest
Alan D. St. John

Timber Press, Incorporated, 2007

Come explore the sights, sounds, scents, and stories of Oregon's dry side, the stunning, vast, arid East, which is the state's true West. Here are the volcanic mountains and mysterious fossils, vanilla-scented ponderosa pines, painted desert colors, wild creatures large and small, rugged wildflowers, remote outposts, and rich history reaching back to prehistoric times. Your expert guide is Alan D. St. John, naturalist, photographer, native ...
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Bromeliads for the Contemporary Garden
Andrew Steens

Timber Press, Incorporated, 2003

Bromeliads include several thousand species and a bewildering number of hybrids and cultivars. Remarkable for the diversity of their striking foliage and distinctive forms, many also produce brilliant inflorescences in glowing colors. They are highly desirable, low-maintenance indoor plants, and in subtropical and tropical areas they can be grown successfully outdoors. Bromeliads for the Contemporary Garden is a book for beginners, enthusiasts, ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
The Cactus Family
Edward F. Anderson

Timber Press, Incorporated, 2001

Only now, at the beginning of the new millennium, is there an up-to-date, comprehensive study of the cactus family. This long-awaited, monumental work covers the Cactaceae in an encyclopedic manner, addressing 125 genera and 1810 species. The most comprehensive single resource on the subject available today, it includes more than 1000 color photographs in addition to other illustrations. The introduction to each genus concentrates on the ...
  
  











  



  
Pots in the Garden: Expert Design and Planting
Ray Rogers

Timber Press, Incorporated, 2007

No longer a technique just for apartment dwellers or novice gardeners, the use of ornamental containers on decks, patios, terraces, and in the garden itself can save time, space, and money, while offering experienced home gardeners unique creative challenges, site flexibility, and experimental fun. Author and award-winning horticulturist Ray Rogers takes you on an engaging exploration into basic design principles as well as how to create focal ...
  
  











  



  
Dirr's Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates: An Illustrated Encyclopedia
Michael A. Dirr

Timber Press, Incorporated, 2002

Following the phenomenal success of Dirr's Hardy Trees and Shrubs, written for gardeners in the climates of USDA zones 3-6, this companion volume is a superlative photographic encyclopedia of trees, shrubs, and vines for "warm temperate" zones. In North America, these areas (zones 7-11) stretch from the Mid-Atlantic states to the South, include most of Texas and the Southwest, and encompass the entire West Coast, up to western Canada. Many parts ...
  
  











  



  
Tempting Tropicals: 175 Irresistible Indoor Plants
Ellen Zachos

Timber Press, Incorporated, 2005

Original and unique, this guide to luscious, choice indoor plants will convert anyone to a passion for gardening indoors. The possibilities presented are dazzling-lush flowering vines or petite carnivorous plants, intoxicating fragrant jasmine or spiky sculptural succulents. Included are chapters on sustenance, container choices, light, water and temperature requirements, propagation, pests and diseases, even how to summer plants outdoors and ...
  
  











  



  
Restoring American Gardens: An Encyclopedia of Heirloom Ornamental Plants, 1640-1940
Denise Wiles Adams

Timber Press, Incorporated, 2004

Today's gardeners have more plants and design ideas to choose from than ever before. But is there something missing in their gardens if they ignore their ties to the past? Denise Wiles Adams has written a remarkable book of history and horticulture that documents the changing plant palette of American gardens. From the colonial era to the pre-World War II period, no region of the country is neglected and no major plant group unrepresented. From ...
  
  











  



  
Planting Design: Gardens in Time and Space
Piet Oudolf, Noel Kingsbury

Timber Press, Incorporated, 2005

Home gardeners with a keen interest in design, as well as professional landscape designers, will find invaluable advice in this new approach. The book focuses on the general principles behind creating successful and beautiful plant combinations in both time and space-working with perennials in the context of trees, shrubs, and the surrounding landscape. The authors suggest looking across, into, and through the landscape. They ask the reader to ...
  
  











  



  
A Thatched Roof (Beverley Nichols's Allways Trilogy)
Beverley Nichols

Timber Press, Incorporated, 2005

Beverley Nichols fans, armchair gardeners, and literature enthusiasts will delight in this reprint of the second book in his Allways trilogy, with facsimile reproductions of Rex Whistler's original graceful illustrations and a new foreword by Roy C. Dicks. Nichols's humorous ruminations on life in the countryside, as always, are refreshing. The typical Nichols gardening anecdotes and familiar characters are there, as well as the author's beloved ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Orchid Grower's Companion: Cultivation, Propagation, and Varieties
David Banks

Timber Press, Incorporated, 2004

Growing orchids is a hobby more than two millennia old, and from the beginning these beautiful flowers have enjoyed a constant and unparalleled cult status among enthusiasts. Orchid Grower's Companion explains in accessible detail the natural habitat of some 400 orchid species, hybrids, and variants, with the information leading directly into practical propagation and cultivation guidance, including requirements for water, lighting, compost, and ...
  
  











  



  
Garden Bulbs for the South
Scott Ogden

Timber Press, Incorporated, 2007

There are hundreds of choice bulbs that revel in southern warmth and humidity, and Scott Ogden profiles the best of them in this fascinating, comprehensive volume. In a series of chapters that takes us through the gardening year, Ogden introduces the plants that help to give southern gardens their distinct regional flavor, many with charmingly descriptive names: rain lilies, oxblood lilies, jonquils, crinums, and scores of others. Weaving in ...
  
  











  



  
The Color Encyclopedia of Hostas
Diana Grenfell, Mike Shadrack

Timber Press, Incorporated, 2004

Hostas are consistently voted the gardener's favorite perennial---their clean lines, sumptuous leaves, and elegant flowers offer great potential for striking specimen plantings and also make them the most accommodating of companion plants. The core of this encyclopedia is a fully illustrated collection of the world's finest hostas. This valuable resource provides a full description and color photograph for more than 750 plants. Informative ...
  
  











  








   



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