Gardening

Daffodil : Discover the Remarkable Story of the World's Most Popular Spring Flower

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$27.50

There is no harbinger of spring like a field or garden filled with bright yellow daffodils. But the world of the daffodil is much more than just its place in the march of the seasons. It s a plant whose history starts with the tombs of the Pharaohs and leads to the current explosion of varieties from plant breeders seeking new colors, fragrances, and forms. Daffodil reveals a global plant infatuation that has led to more than 25,000 cultivars available in nearly every shade of yellow (and now pink, orange, and white). Noel Kingsbury tells the tale through an engaging narrative history and plant portraits that highlight more than 200 varieties. Jo Whitworth's revealing photography shows a side of the daffodil rarely seen. Plant lovers will relish the stories and gardeners will cherish the cultivation notes, plant descriptions, and recommendations."

ISBN/SKU: 
9781604693188
Publication Date: 
2013-09-01
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Kiss My Aster : A Graphic Guide to Creating a Fantastic Yard Totally Tailored to You

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$16.95
$7.99
$7.99 - $16.95
Who cares what the neighbors think? Kiss My Aster is a hilarious, irreverent, interactive guide to designing an outdoor space that captures your unique personality. Amanda Thomsen fills this quirky book with innovative ideas, encouraging you to forget the accepted "rules" and make your own landscaping choices. Whether you want privacy hedges, elegant flower beds, a patio for partying, a pond full of ducks, or all of the above, you'll end up with a yard you'll adore.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781603429863
Publication Date: 
2012-12-18
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Unexpected Houseplant : 220 Extraordinary Choices for Every Spot in Your Home

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$22.95

It's time for plant lovers to dust off their houseplants, update their image, and discover just how exciting, trendy, and crucial plants can be in the home.

The Unexpected Houseplant, by renowned plant authority Tovah Martin, isn't your typical, old-fashioned, dowdy houseplant book. Martin's approach is revolutionary--picture brilliant spring bulbs by the bed, lush perennials brought in from the garden, quirky succulents in the kitchen, even flowering vines and small trees growing beside an easy chair. Martin brings an evangelist's zeal to the task of convincing homeowners that indoor plants aren't just a luxury--they're a necessity. In addition to design flair, houseplants clean indoor air, which can be up to ten times more polluted. Along with loads of visual inspiration, readers will learn how to make unusual selections, where to best position plants in the home, and valuable tips on watering, feeding, grooming, pruning, and troubleshooting, season by season.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781604692433
Publication Date: 
2012-08-28
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Wicked Bugs : The Louse That Conquered Napoleon's Army & Other Diabolical Insects

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$18.95
In this darkly comical look at the sinister side of our relationship with the natural world,
Stewart has tracked down over one hundred of our worst entomological foes creatures
that infest, infect, and generally wreak havoc on human affairs. From the world s most
painful hornet, to the flies that transmit deadly diseases, to millipedes that stop traffic, to the
bookworms that devour libraries, to the Japanese beetles munching on your roses, Wicked Bugs
delves into the extraordinary powers of six- and eight-legged creatures.
With wit, style, and exacting research, Stewart has uncovered the most terrifying and titillating
stories of bugs gone wild. It s an A to Z of insect enemies, interspersed with sections that
explore bugs with kinky sex lives ( She s Just Not That Into You ), creatures lurking in the cupboard
( Fear No Weevil ), insects eating your tomatoes ( Gardener s Dirty Dozen ), and phobias
that feed our (sometimes) irrational responses to bugs ( Have No Fear ).
Intricate and strangely beautiful etchings and drawings by Briony Morrow-Cribbs capture
diabolical bugs of all shapes and sizes in this mixture of history, science, murder, and intrigue
that begins but doesn t end in your own backyard
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ISBN/SKU: 
9781565129603
Publication Date: 
2011-05-01
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Wicked Plants : The Weed That Killed Abraham Lincoln's Mother & other Botanical Atrocities

Wicked Plants : The Weed That Killed Abraham Lincoln's Mother & other Botanical Atrocities
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A tree that sheds poison daggers; a glistening red seed that stops the heart; a shrub that causes paralysis; a vine that strangles; and a leaf that triggered a war. In Wicked Plants, Stewart takes on over two hundred of Mother Nature's most appalling creations. It's an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend. You'll learn which plants to avoid (like exploding shrubs), which plants make themselves exceedingly unwelcome (like the vine that ate the South), and which ones have been killing for centuries (like the weed that killed Abraham Lincoln's mother).
Menacing botanical illustrations and splendidly ghastly drawings create a fascinating portrait of the evildoers that may be lurking in your own backyard. Drawing on history, medicine, science, and legend, this compendium of bloodcurdling botany will entertain, alarm, and enlighten even the most intrepid gardeners and nature lovers.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781565126831
Publication Date: 
2009-05-21