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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 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 ...
  
  











  



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

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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Ferns for American Gardens
John T. Mickel

Timber Press, Incorporated, 2003

Timber Press is proud to add John Mickel's classic Ferns for American Gardens to its catalog. Unusual in its specific focus on cold-hardy ferns, the volume is based on Mickel's personal experience as a scientist and curator of ferns at the New York Botanical Garden as well as his years as a home gardener. The bulk of the book is an encyclopedic treatment of more than 400 kinds of ferns with 360 color photos in addition to numerous black and ...
  
  











  



  
The Hosta Book

Timber Press, Incorporated, 1992

Paul Aden, who has introduced dozens of new hostas into cultivation, wrote six chapters and contributed many photographs to this classic. Other contributors include John Elsley, Yoshimichi Hirose, Graham Stuart Thomas, and André Viette. This was the first contemporary book on hostas and played a role in helping to bring these versatile shade-lovers to their current level of popularity.
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



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

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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Armitage's Manual of Annuals, Biennials and Half-Hardy Perennials
Allan M. Armitage, Asha Kays, ...

Timber Press, Incorporated, 2001

Annuals are experiencing a resurgence as today's gardeners demand a wider variety of options. No longer confined to monotone bedding plants, dozens of "unusual" annuals are now available at garden centers in colors and forms far removed from the classic annual bed of pink petunias or red geraniums. In the tradition of his classic Herbaceous Perennial Plants, Allan M. Armitage has compiled descriptions and assessments of 245 genera of true ...
  
  











  



  
The Graham Stuart Thomas Rose Book
Graham Stuart Thomas

Timber Press, Incorporated, 1994

An omnibus edition of three classics---The Old Shrub Roses, Shrub Roses of Today, and Climbing Roses Old and New---that were largely responsible for kindling modern enthusiasm for historical roses. All have been revised and expanded for this new edition.
  
  











  








   



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