The New Tree and Shrub Expert

The World's Best-Selling Book on Trees and Shrubs

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Author: D. G. Hessayon

Publisher: Expert

ISBN: 9781909663039

Category:

Page: 128

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Whatever the size of your garden, there is a tree, shrub or climber just right for it.The Tree & Shrub Expert contains an A-Z guide to over 800 varieties and offers advice on: - Choosing, buying and planting - How to prune - Feeding, mulching and training your plants - Picking the right plant for ground cover, borders and hedges - What plants where - including new and exotic varieties - Tress, shrubs and climbers for containers - Coping with pests and diseases Reliable, easy to follow advice and information from Expert Books - the world's best-selling gardening series.

The Tree & Shrub Expert

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Author: D. G. Hessayon

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0903505177

Category: Gardening

Page: 128

View: 1602

This guide provides information on all types of ornamental trees and shrubs for the ordinary garden including: choosing the right types, climbers and conifers, how to buy and plant, tree and shrub care and increasing your stock.

Das geheime Leben der Bäume

Was sie fühlen, wie sie kommunizieren - die Entdeckung einer verborgenen Welt

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Author: Peter Wohlleben

Publisher: Ludwig

ISBN: 3641114004

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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Ein neuer Blick auf alte Freunde Erstaunliche Dinge geschehen im Wald: Bäume, die miteinander kommunizieren. Bäume, die ihren Nachwuchs, aber auch alte und kranke Nachbarn liebevoll umsorgen und pflegen. Bäume, die Empfindungen haben, Gefühle, ein Gedächtnis. Unglaublich? Aber wahr! – Der Förster Peter Wohlleben erzählt faszinierende Geschichten über die ungeahnten und höchst erstaunlichen Fähigkeiten der Bäume. Dazu zieht er die neuesten wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse ebenso heran wie seine eigenen unmittelbaren Erfahrungen mit dem Wald und schafft so eine aufregend neue Begegnung für die Leser: Wir schließen Bekanntschaft mit einem Lebewesen, das uns vertraut schien, uns aber hier erstmals in seiner ganzen Lebendigkeit vor Augen tritt. Und wir betreten eine völlig neue Welt ...

The Pocket Tree & Shrub Expert

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Author: D. G. Hessayon

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780903505567

Category: Gardening

Page: 127

View: 5008

Take the EXPERT with you anywhere! The world's best-selling gardening series...written by the world's best-selling gardening author...in a handy carry-it-anywhere, at-your-fingertips format! With over 43,000,000 copies of the EXPERT books in print, it's very clear that gardeners depend on these detail-filled guides for choosing, cultivating, and caring for plants of many kinds. Become a "pocket-carrying" expert, too--with compact versions of the full-size manuals that give you on-the-spot information. * At the nursery and trying to decide what flower, shrub, or tree to buy? Just pull the book from your pocket or purse, and see in an instant which ones suit your soil, climate, current layout--and lifestyle too. * In the park or public garden and want to identify a specimen that's caught your eye? The "encyclopedia"'s right there so you can look it up. * Working in the backyard and concerned your favorite plant might have a disease or pest? Wonder if what's sprouting is a bothersome weed? Don't wait: you can take care of those troubles ASAP when you have the facts in a flash. Every one is in full color, with easy-to-use directories. You won't want to go anywhere without them!

Plants for Houston and the Gulf Coast

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Author: Howard Garrett

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292779952

Category: Gardening

Page: 164

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Whether you're a first-time homeowner, dedicated gardener, or landscape professional, if you're gardening on the Gulf Coast, you need Howard Garrett's Plants for Houston and the Gulf Coast. Garrett is one of Texas's top organic gardening experts, and gardeners rely on him for accurate, sensible advice about what to plant and how to maintain healthy yards and landscapes without synthetic fertilizers and toxic pesticides. In Plants for Houston and the Gulf Coast, Garrett presents nearly 400 plants, both native and adapted, that grow well in Southeast Texas. Like all of Howard Garrett's books, Plants for Houston and the Gulf Coast is loaded with indispensable gardening information: Nearly 400 trees, shrubs, groundcovers and vines, annuals and perennials, and grasses 400 full-color, close-up photos of the plants Expert information about each plant's appearance, growing requirements, landscape uses, potential problems, and other interesting facts Precise, easy-to-follow instructions about how to design a garden, prepare the soil, install trees and other plants, grow grass and control weeds, and maintain the landscape and control pests A detailed gardening calendar for Southeast Texas that lists specific plants to plant and maintenance tasks to perform each month No other book currently available provides such extensive and reliable information for Texas Gulf Coast gardeners.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

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Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Essential Native Trees and Shrubs for the Eastern United States

The Guide to Creating a Sustainable Landscape

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Author: Tony Dove,Ginger Woolridge

Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing

ISBN: 1632892049

Category: Gardening

Page: 336

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A go-to guide for gardeners of all skill levels planting east of the Mississippi River Valley looking to add sustainable native flora to any horticultural project. Gleaned from the authors' 75 years of landscaping experience, this user-friendly reference offers suggestions on species selection based on a plant's performance, aesthetic appeal, and wide range of adaptability. Expert authors Tony Dove and Ginger Woolridge's valuable resource is organized for fast and confident tree and shrub selections for specific landscape applications, and is full of vivid four-color photographs, graphs, and practical tips. A sound and giftable volume for gardeners and landscapers from New England through the Carolinas, from the east coast to the Mississippi River, including Georgia and into northern Florida. "An important new tool to our native plant libraries. . . Beautifully illustrated, even the well-informed gardener will find this a valuable reference." —Doug Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home, co-author of The Living Landscape, and Chair and Professor of the department of entomology and wildlife ecology at the University of Delaware "Few books give such well-researched detail into where and how to utilize both common and sorely underutilized native trees and shrubs in the landscape. This book should be a required reference for nurserymen and landscape designers." —Mark Weathington, Director, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University "FINALLY! In a thoughtful, organized and simple format, this book illustrates how to build better landscapes, gardens, and environmentally sensitive ecologies. This is a long overdue book and it has my absolute endorsement." —Eric D. Groft, Principal/Vice President, Oehme van Sweden, Landscape Architecture “I was impressed with the comprehensive plant lists at the beginning of the book. Most gardening/landscape books place such lists in the back of the book and usually do not cover as many areas as yours does e.g. Trees with Showy Flowers, Trees for Planting Beneath Utility Lines, Wind Tolerant Trees, etc. I thought the addition of pictorial representations of height as well as seasons of interest was very useful, especially for those who are visual learners. I particularly appreciated the colored flower, fruit, and leaf color indications in the Seasons of Interest section – Great idea! The inclusion of the wildlife benefits of each tree or shrub is also a valuable tool for eco-friendly gardeners and landscapers. Essential Native Trees and Shrubs for the Eastern United States makes a great addition to the library of every serious gardener, landscape designer/architect, land manager and other plant-related professional.” —Margaret Shillingford, Education Programs Specialist, Mt. Cuba Center

Trees of Eastern North America

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Author: Gil Nelson,Christopher J. Earle,Richard Spellenberg

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400852994

Category: Nature

Page: 720

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Covering 825 species, more than any comparable field guide, Trees of Eastern North America is the most comprehensive, best illustrated, and easiest-to-use book of its kind. Presenting all the native and naturalized trees of the eastern United States and Canada as far west as the Great Plains--including those species found only in tropical and subtropical Florida and northernmost Canada--the book features superior descriptions; thousands of meticulous color paintings by David More that illustrate important visual details; range maps that provide a thumbnail view of distribution for each native species; "Quick ID" summaries; a user-friendly layout; scientific and common names; the latest taxonomy; information on the most recently naturalized species; keys to leaves and twigs; and an introduction to tree identification, forest ecology, and plant classification and structure. The easy-to-read descriptions present details of size, shape, growth habit, bark, leaves, flowers, fruit, flowering and fruiting times, habitat, and range. Using a broad definition of a tree, the book covers many small, overlooked species normally thought of as shrubs. With its unmatched combination of breadth and depth, this is an essential guide for every tree lover. The most comprehensive, best illustrated, and easiest-to-use field guide to the trees of eastern North America Covers 825 species, more than any comparable guide, including all the native and naturalized trees of the United States and Canada as far west as the Great Plains Features specially commissioned artwork, detailed descriptions, range maps for native species, up-to-date taxonomy and names, and much, much more An essential guide for every tree lover

Ecology and Management of Coppice Woodlands

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Author: G.P. Buckley

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780412431104

Category: Nature

Page: 336

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Contributed to by leading experts, this book looks at the history of coppice woodlands, their physical environment, the different management techniques used and their effects on the flora and fauna. The implications of this for conservation is controversial and this is debated in a lively way in many of the chapters.

Taylor's Master Guide to Gardening

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Author: Rita Buchanan,Roger Holmes

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 061815907X

Category: Gardening

Page: 624

View: 3998

Provides information on growing trees, perennials, annuals, grasses, herbs, and bulbs, features the basics of garden design, and talks about environmentally sound controls of pests and diseases

Wyman's Gardening Encyclopedia

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Author: Donald Wyman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0026320703

Category: Gardening

Page: 1221

View: 9435

Provides advice on garden planning, cultivation, gardening techniques, and garden maintenance

Cass Turnbull's Guide to Pruning, 3rd Edition

What, When, Where, and How to Prune for a More Beautiful Garden

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Author: Cass Turnbull

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 1570617945

Category: Gardening

Page: 384

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Prune trees, shrubs, and other plants with the knowledge that will make your plants grow in healthy and aesthetic ways. Covering 160 plants with clear instructions and illustrations, Cass Turnbull will show you exactly how to prune any plant in your garden. This 3rd Edition of Cass Turnbull's Guide to Pruning covers more than twenty additional plants in three new chapters. The result is the new definitive guide for the home gardener with friendly, expert advice from Cass Turnbull, founder of Seattle's PlantAmnesty, whose mission is "to end the senseless torture and mutilation of trees and shrubs caused by mal-pruning." Here are ten commandments for preventing mal-pruning and other gardening sins: The Ten Gardener Commandments 1. Thou shalt not shear thy bush. 2. Thou shalt not top thy tree. 3. Thou shalt not plant thy sun-lover in the shade, nor thy shade-lover in the sun. 4. Thou shalt mulch. 5. Thou shalt not leave stubs. 6. Thou shalt not flush cut, neither shalt thou paint wounds. 7. Thou shalt not cover up the base of thy plant, or thy tree, or thy shrub. Neither with mulch, nor with soil, nor with any landscape material. 8. Thou shalt cut circling/girdling roots. 9. Thou shalt not compact the root zone of thy tree, nor trench near the trunk of thy tree. 10. Thou shalt not weed-whip the trunk of thy tree, nor bash it with thine mower, nor leave anything tied on thy tree or the branches of thy tree, as is done in the land of the philistines. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Field Guide to Plants of Costa Rica

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Author: Parks and Recreation Margaret Gargiullo City of New York, National Resources Group

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199720037

Category: Nature

Page: 544

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At the biological crossroads of the Americas, Costa Rica hosts one of the widest varieties of plants in the wold, with habitats ranging from tidal mangrove swamps, and lowland rainforests, to dry tropical evergreen and deciduous forests. Field Guide to Plants of Costa Rica is a must-have reference guide for beginner and expert naturalists alike. It provides a thorough survey of more than 850 plant species, each entry accompanied by color photos and a concise yet detailed narrative description. Plants are conveniently grouped by the different types of vegetation: palms, tall trees, shrubs, woody vines, herbaceous vines, herbs, grasses and ferns. Along with 1400 color photographs, the guide also includes an illustrated glossary of plant parts, five maps of Costa Rica, and laminated covers for durability in the field. With so much readily accessible information, this book is essential for exploring Costa Rica's common and conspicuous flora from the plants growing along the roadside to the best natural parks.

The Pruning Answer Book

Solutions to Every Problem You'll Ever Face; Answers to Every Question You'll Ever Ask

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Author: Lewis Hill,Penelope O'Sullivan

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427104

Category: Gardening

Page: 384

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When should you prune a blackberry bush? How much should you remove? What’s the difference between pinching and heading back? And how can you be sure that you aren’t harming your fragile blossoms? The Pruning Answer Book offers fresh insights to these relevant questions and scores of others. With clear instructions, detailed illustrations, and expert advice, you’ll have all the information you need to successfully prune flowering plants, fruit and nut trees, shrubs, brambles, evergreens, vines, groundcovers, and more.

Guide to Standard Floras of the World

An Annotated, Geographically Arranged Systematic Bibliography of the Principal Floras, Enumerations, Checklists and Chorological Atlases of Different Areas

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Author: David G. Frodin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139428651

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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This 2001 book provides a selective annotated bibliography of the principal floras and related works of inventory for vascular plants. The second edition was completely updated and expanded to take into account the substantial literature of the late twentieth century, and features a more fully developed review of the history of floristic documentation. The works covered are principally specialist publications such as floras, checklists, distribution atlases, systematic iconographies and enumerations or catalogues, although a relatively few more popularly oriented books are also included. The Guide is organised in ten geographical divisions, with these successively divided into regions and units, each of which is prefaced with a historical review of floristic studies. In addition to the bibliography, the book includes general chapters on botanical bibliography, the history of floras, and general principles and current trends, plus an appendix on bibliographic searching, a lexicon of serial abbreviations, and author and geographical indexes.

Trees and Shrubs of Minnesota

The Complete Guide to Species Identification

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Author: Welby Richmond Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780816640652

Category: Nature

Page: 703

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With more than two hundred tree, shrub, and woody vine species in Minnesota, anyone with an interest in the outdoors has likely encountered an unfamiliar plant and wondered about its name, origin, characteristics, and habitat. In this new identification resource, the state’s foremost botanist and endangered species expert Welby R. Smith provides authoritative, accessible, and up-to-date information on the state’s native and naturalized woody plant species. This fully illustrated resource features: • Easy identification: more than one thousand color photographs of fruit, flowers, bark, and leaves for every species, as well as more than one hundred illustrations by botanical artist Vera Ming Wong • Distribution maps: more than five hundred maps, including state and North American range maps • Interesting background: descriptions of each species’ habitat, natural history, and ecology, which provide context to the entries • Comprehensive coverage: includes all native and naturalized trees, shrubs, and woody vines in Minnesota from Abies balsamea to Zanthozylum americanum. Written for everyone from scientists and environmentalists to teachers and people interested in horticulture and gardening, Trees and Shrubs of Minnesota will engage and educate anyone with a curiosity about the natural world. Welby R. Smith is a botanist for the Division of Ecological Resources at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. He is the author of Orchids of Minnesota (Minnesota, 1993).

Spartan

A Novel

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Author: Valerio Massimo Manfredi,Christine Fedderson Manfredi

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416561609

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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It is told that not all of the 300 Spartan warriors died in the battle of Thermopylae. Two were saved, and they brought back a message to the city of Sparta in order to save them from further slaughter. Spartan is the saga of a family torn apart by a cruel law that forces them to abandon one of their sons - born lame - to the elements, while the other is trained in the caste of warriors. A thrilling tale, lavished with historical detail, from the author of the Alexander trilogy and The Last Legion, which became a 2007 film starring Colin Firth.