Hot Color Dry Garden

Author: Nan Sterman
Editor: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604698632
Size: 19,64 MB
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“Eye-popping proof that water-wise gardens are bold, beautiful and brilliantly hued.” —San Diego Home and Garden Dry weather defines the southwest, and it's getting dryer. As water becomes more precious, our gardens suffer. If we want to keep gardening, we must revolutionize our plant choices and garden practices. Hot Color, Dry Garden provides a joyful, color-filled way to exuberantly garden in low-water conditions. Garden expert Nan Sterman highlights inspiring examples of brilliant gardens filled with water-smart plants. You'll find information about designing for color using plants, architecture, and accessories, along with a plant directory that features drought-tolerant plants that dazzle.

Garden Makeovers

Author: Liz Dobbs
Editor: Time Life Education
ISBN: 9780737006094
Size: 16,29 MB
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It may be a garden you inherited when you bought a new house. Or it might be the one you've neglected for years. Or perhaps it's one you've simply grown tired of. Garden Makeovers is an indispensable guide to assessing what kind of garden you have, determining what options-and limitations-it offers, sizing up your own level of interest in working on the garden, and creating the best garden space for you.

Seeing The Getty Center And Gardens

Author: Getty Publications
Editor:
ISBN: 9781606064955
Size: 19,14 MB
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Featuring stunning color photographs throughout, this Japanese language edition takes readers on a visual tour through Los Angeles's iconic Getty Center, from the monumental modernist architecture of Richard Meier to the dynamic Central Garden designed by Robert Irwin. Filled with dazzling artistic treasures, distinctive flora, and panoramic views, these beautifully illustrated volumes are perfect souvenirs for guests of the Center and an enticing introduction for those who have yet to visit the site.

Passionate Gardening

Author: Lauren Springer
Editor: Fulcrum Publishing
ISBN: 9781555913489
Size: 20,34 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Lauren Springer and Rob Proctor have long been good friends and garden writing colleagues. Here, readers will be entertained, informed, and inspired by the pair's practical wisdom, wit, and tales of perseverance. Garden success depends on the most appropriate plant selections, the best gardening techniques, and maximizing the seasons. Every subject the authors tackle--from early snows to slugs, from bulbs to botanical Latin--urges readers to make the most of the gardens they tend. Passionate Gardener takes the gardener through the seasons in a comprehensive, yet pleasurable and accessible way, as the authors celebrate a diversity of plants for every site and every season. They champion sound, ecologically friendly gardening techniques, from soil and water issues to pest management. They also offer up stories of their horticultural adventures as their personal gardens have evolved, making this lively, information-packed reading with a personal, real touch.--From publisher description.

Tennessee Kentucky Garden Guide

Author: Judy Lowe
Editor: Cool Springs Press
ISBN: 1610588215
Size: 18,21 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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DIVThe Gardener’s Guide format is proven to help gardeners experience more success and enjoyment from their gardening efforts. The Gardener’s Guide series provides useable information on the plants that perform best in Tennessee and Kentucky in an easy-to-use format. Gardeners will find information they can trust and use successfully in their own gardens. This book is authored by Judy Lowe, leading gardening expert in the region./div

Complete Guide To Flower Gardening

Author: Susan A. Roth
Editor: Better Homes & Gardens Books
ISBN: 9780696000577
Size: 17,78 MB
Format: PDF
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Encyclopedia of more than 450 perennials. Features 630 full-colour photos and 25 one-colour illustrations.

Prairie Plains States Getting Started Garden Guide

Author: Cathy Wilkinson-Barash
Editor:
ISBN: 1591866391
Size: 17,84 MB
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Even beginner gardeners can select plants to create a stunning garden as unique as this land itself--with expert help to ensure success! Prairie & Plains States Getting Started Garden Guidecontains all of the information you need to choose and care for plants in Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, and North Dakota. Novice gardeners, new homeowners, and those new to the area will find it invaluable, but more experienced gardeners and home landscapers will also fall in love with this book. Prairie & Plains States Getting Started Garden Guide features the region-specific plant palette unique to this area, including plants that can withstand cold winters and drying winds. Gardeners in this wide geographic space share many problems and concerns. Annuals, bulbs, groundcovers, lawns, ornamental grasses, perennials, roses, shrubs, trees, and vines are profiled, in detail, with four-color photos showing each plant's attributes. Basic gardening chapters cover the information beginning to intermediate gardeners need to know to garden with confidence.

Plants And Landscapes For Summer Dry Climates Of The San Francisco Bay Region

Author: Nora Harlow
Editor: Ebmud Water Conservation MS 48
ISBN: 9780975323106
Size: 12,16 MB
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Gardening. Environmental Studies. Photographs by Saxon Holt. Illustrations by Richard Pembroke. This lavishly illustrated book celebrates the challenges and opportunities of gardening in Mediterranean climates, with special reference to northern California's San Francisco Bay Region. The core of the book is a catalog of more than 650 plants suited to regions with mild, usually wet winters and dry, often hot summers. These plants thrive with moderate to no summer irrigation when established, require little or no maintenance, and are reasonably available from nurseries, botanic gardens, native plant sales, or specialty seed suppliers. Many of the 542 color photographs show plants in garden settings to suggest attractive and compatible plant combinations. Summary charts provide information on each plant, such as bloom time, needs for water and sun, and preferences for coastal or inland microclimates. Lists suggest plants for special situations, such as hot sites, dryish shade, small gardens, and clay soils. Chapters on landscape design and maintenance inspire readers to make gardens that use little water and no harmful chemicals, with a focus on building healthy soil. Practical steps to successful design are supplemented with ideas for designing with microclimate, attracting wildlife, and fire safety. Sidebars by local experts discuss weather, natural landscapes, design solutions, and gardening with recycled water. "A valuable resource for climate-compatible gardening in the San Franciso Bay Area that will also be of interest to gardeners in other parts of the world with a similar seasonal pattern of winter rain and dry summers. This book will occupy a prominent place in my library for many years to come."—Katherine Greenberg, president Mediterranean Garden Society "This book is beautifully designed with abundant photographs of plants, many in garden settings, and it is packed with the kind of information gardeners need for their own special situations. Simply stunning! Bravo!"—Phyllis M. Faber, editor University of California Press

Gardening All In One For Dummies

Author: The National Gardening Association
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118053168
Size: 15,96 MB
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"God almighty first planted a garden: and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures." --Sir Francis Bacon National surveys show that gardening has become the most popular, least exclusive hobby nationwide. From the balconies of Manhattan to the patios of Malibu to the backyards of Chicago, anybody with a few square feet of earth is doing their best to make their little corner of the world more gracious and beautiful. And the best thing is, you really don't have to be born with a green thumb to give life to a glorious garden. Anybody can do it with a little coaching. Which is where Gardening All-in-One For Dummies comes in. Puzzled by pruning? Baffled by bulbs? Can't tell a hosta from a hyacinth? Don’t worry! This all-in-one reference delivers the know-how you need to transform your little patch of the outdoors into a blooming paradise. Drawing upon the expertise of the National Gardening Association, it gets you up to speed on: Basic gardening skills—from understanding your microclimate to using gardening tools to managing pests and common plant diseases How to design, plan and build a garden landscape that reflects your unique sense of style Selecting, planting and maintaining stunning roses Building a raised bed for your perennials and making them bloom in any climate Choose, grow and maintain annuals From amaryllis to spider dahlias to wood tulips—coaxing beauty from homely bulbs Enjoying nature’s bounty by growing you own vegetables and herbs A veritable encyclopedia of gardening, this Gardening All-in-One For Dummies is an indispensable resource for novices and experienced gardeners alike. It brings together between the covers of a single volume seven great books covering: Gardening Basics Garden Design Roses Perennials Annuals Bulbs Vegetables and Herbs Your one-step guide to a beautiful garden, Gardening All-in-One For Dummies shows you how to experience the “purest of human pleasures” in your own backyard.

Garden Railroading

Author: Kent J. Johnson
Editor: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.
ISBN: 9780890243695
Size: 10,37 MB
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This comprehensive collection of informative articles from Garden Railways magazine addresses the main topics of the hobby such as site considerations, developing a plan, landscaping, trackwork, power, and gardening.