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Japanese Maples

Japanese Maples Author J. D. Vertrees
ISBN-10 9780881929324
Release 2009
Pages 404
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A latest edition of an extensively illustrated classic reference shares detailed descriptions for more than 150 new varieties as well as established favorites, sharing updated nomenclature as well as practical advice on successful cultivation and maintenance.

Japanese Maples

Japanese Maples Author J. D. Vertrees
ISBN-10 0881925012
Release 2001
Pages 332
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An illustrated guide to over 400 species of Japanese maples provides their nomenclature, group identity, unique characteristics, and descriptions of foliage and color.

Designing with Conifers

Designing with Conifers Author Richard L. Bitner
ISBN-10 9781604693034
Release 2011-04-21
Pages 296
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With blue, green, and gold foliage and shapes ranging from spiky to weeping, conifers have the potential to be garden design stars. But they are commonly misused in gardens and landscapes, leading to looming spruces squashed against a house or rows of kettledrum-shaped yews along a sidewalk. When used correctly and creatively, conifers can be star players in creating beautiful, long-lasting plant combinations or serene backyard havens. Designing with Conifers shows readers exactly how to choose the best conifers for specific needs. Chapters cover shape, color, and conifers for specific sites and conditions, including front gardens, hedges and screens, topiary, dwarf conifers, shade gardens, Asian-style gardens, bonsai, and miniature railroad gardens. Also includes useful appendices that list of conifers for various problems and conditions, like conifers for areas plagued by deer and the best conifers for Christmas trees and Southern gardens. Each section is enlivened with gorgeous color photographs. Whatever landscape situation or challenge a gardener designer faces, Designing with Conifers shows how to make the best choice from this beautiful, useful, and versatile group of plants.

Timber Press Pocket Guide to Conifers

Timber Press Pocket Guide to Conifers Author Richard L. Bitner
ISBN-10 9781604691702
Release 2010
Pages 224
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Conifers are the perfect choice for groundcovers, shrubs, or trees in almost any garden. Evergreen and always architecturally interesting, they're also drought, pest-, and disease-resistant, and rarely have any demanding cultivation needs. The Timber Press Pocket Guide to Conifers is the perfect companion for anyone who needs a portable guide to conifer choices. With everything you need to know to choose and grow just the right conifer, this book also provides stunning photos of conifers in gardens so you can pick the plant you truly love.

Bonsai with Japanese Maples

Bonsai with Japanese Maples Author Peter Adams
ISBN-10 9780881928099
Release 2006
Pages 156
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With their delicate foliage, seasonal color changes, and intricate pattern of branching, Japanese maples are among the most popular and suitable plants for bonsai design. Much more than a mere how-to book, Bonsai with Japanese Maples is a forthright attempt to look at bonsai as art objects and to critique and assess them from an artist s perspective."

Maples of the World

Maples of the World Author D. M. van Gelderen
ISBN-10 0881920002
Release 1994
Pages 458
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International experts worked for nearly two decades to produce this greatest single source of information on maples. Every known maple is described, including growth habit, distribution, hardiness, and autumn color, as well as useful information on culture, propagation, and pests and diseases.

An Illustrated Guide to Maples

An Illustrated Guide to Maples Author
ISBN-10 0881926019
Release 2003
Pages 464
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Landscape architects, garden designers, plant enthusiasts, and home gardeners will now find it easy to select the appropriate tree or shrub for any conditions.


Lilacs Author John L. Fiala
ISBN-10 9780881927955
Release 2008
Pages 416
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Covers all aspects of the selection, growth, and propagation of lilacs along with information on their landscape use, companion plants, and the history and origin of each lilac species.

The Gossler Guide to the Best Hardy Shrubs

The Gossler Guide to the Best Hardy Shrubs Author Roger Gossler
ISBN-10 9780881929089
Release 2009
Pages 204
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For most homeowners, shrubs are an essential part of the yard or garden because they provide shade, flowers, and foliage from spring through fall. Unfortunately, the choices available at many garden centers tend to be predictable and often unsuited to the local climate and growing conditions. It doesn't have to be that way. The superior plants available today can transform ho-hum gardens into scenes of beauty and serenity. For decades, the Gossler family has tested, propagated, and sold the very best hardy shrubs from around the world. This book is a distillation of their expertise Ñ a guide to more than 350 of the most beautiful, versatile, and growable shrubs. Plant profiles describe the plant's main characteristics, give height and spread, and list the growing conditions needed to thrive.

Gardening With Conifers

Gardening With Conifers Author Adrian Bloom
ISBN-10 177085908X
Release 2017-02-28
Pages 232
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"Covers virtually every aspect of conifer use and culture in a format accessible to horticultural students and home gardeners alike ... Magnificently highlighted by more than 250 striking color photographs ... Conifers are showcased in their full glory as richly textured, brilliantly colored, and subtly structured plants deserving of a spot in every garden." -- Booklist Fifteen years after this review, we present a revised and expanded edition of this highly acclaimed reference. Among the changes is the addition of a foreword by Michael A. Dirr, author of such classics as Dirr's Hardy Trees and Shrubs: An Illustrated Encyclopedia. New content and updates are found in "Why Conifers?," "The Magic of Conifers," "A Closer Look at Conifers" and in the detailed practical section, "Growing Conifers in Your Garden." This edition features the author's comprehensively revised Directory of 600 conifers, so current that it includes Wollemia nobilis, a two million-year-old species only recently found and genetically identified, and available at a select few nurseries. Other new features are "Conifers that Grow on You" and "The Mauergarten Story," which chronicles the author's design of the garden at one of Germany's premiere nurseries. Comprehensive in scope and lavishly illustrated, the book includes a directory of more than 600 conifers and expert advice on: Size and growth rates, Canada/USA hardiness ratings Site and soil preferences Planting, maintenance and propagation Pruning, pests and diseases Dwarf conifers and ground covers Conifers in containers, moving conifers, and more. Gardening with Conifers is a thorough and beautiful guide to coniferous trees and shrubs of the world available to North American gardeners. Stunning color photographs show conifers young and old in a variety of environments, from small gardens to many-acred gardens. It reveals the magic that conifers bring to a garden and how they create structure and balance for year-round visual interest and color.

400 Trees and Shrubs for Small Spaces

400 Trees and Shrubs for Small Spaces Author Diana Miller
ISBN-10 9780881928754
Release 2008
Pages 216
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Trees and shrubs are a valuable asset to a garden bringing structure, shade, year-round interest and the all-important vertical dimension. But choosing the right ones for small gardens is a fine art, and it's all too easy to end up with heavyweight shrubs overtaking the border, dysfunctional climbers and trees outgrowing their designated spaces. In this practical reference, woody plant expert Diana Miller takes the anguish out of the process by recommending plants and cultivation techniques that excel in small garden spaces. Small gardens require careful planting, and the book starts by considering plants that fulfil a particular design function, such as trees that provide the right levels of shade for an underplanting of choice bulbs, columnar or weeping trees for very restricted spaces, and specimen shrubs that provide an effective foil for herbaceous perennials in a mixed border. At the heart of this book is a comprehensive plant directory that provides detailed descriptions, including full cultivation advice for over 400 top-performing trees and shrubs. Further advice on pruning, information on planting to encourage wildlife and handy lists that allow readers to search by colour, height and other characteristics are invaluable.


Viburnums Author
ISBN-10 9780881928532
Release 2007
Pages 262
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Looks at viburnums, plants which frequently bear fruits and are versatile shrubs, examining their, appeal, planting, pruning, maintenance, and landscape use.


Niwaki Author Jake Hobson
ISBN-10 9780881928358
Release 2007
Pages 144
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Over the years, Japanese gardeners have fine-tuned a distinctive set of pruning techniques that coax out the essential characters of their garden trees, or niwaki. In this highly practical book, Western gardeners are encouraged to draw upon the techniques and sculpt their own garden trees to unique effect. After first discussing the principles that underpin the techniques, the author offers in-depth guidelines for shaping pines, azaleas, conifers, broadleaved evergreens, bamboos and deciduous trees. Throughout the text, step-by-step illustrations accompany the instructions, while abundant photographs and anecdotes bring the ideas surrounding niwaki vividly to life.

A Practical Guide to Japanese Gardening

A Practical Guide to Japanese Gardening Author Charles Chesshire
ISBN-10 0754817725
Release 2009
Pages 256
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Offering clear, practical advice on how to create your own Japanese-style garden, this guide explores the five main Japanese gardening styles: pond gardens, dry gardens, tea gardens, stroll gardens and courtyard gardens.

Landscaping with Conifers and Ginkgo for the Southeast

Landscaping with Conifers and Ginkgo for the Southeast Author Thomas Wilson Cox
ISBN-10 0813042488
Release 2013
Pages 289
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A guide to selecting the proper conifer and gingko for the landscapes and climates of the Southeast.

Creating Japanese Garden

Creating Japanese Garden Author Philip Cave
ISBN-10 0804831009
Release 1996
Pages 176
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Philip Cave, professional landscape architect and Japanese garden specialist, gives practical and aesthetic explanations of every aspect of a Japanese composition, from earliest design stages to actual construction and maintenance.

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas Author Diana Grenfell
ISBN-10 9780881929607
Release 2009
Pages 470
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An updated edition provides detailed, easy-to-read descriptions for growing, landscaping and augmenting a hosta garden, sharing related information for managing challenging environments, in a volume that features expanded coverage of 700 cultivated varieties.