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A Guide to Smithsonian Gardens

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A beautifully illustrated guide to the colorful gardens that surround the Smithsonian museums along the National Mall, each unique in its design, plant materials, and purpose. Many visitors are surprised to learn that the Smithsonian Institution includes extensive gardens and landscape areas. All have been designed to complement the museums they border and to enhance the overall museum experience. Imagine having the Smithsonian's resources and knowledge to solve the problems that confront every gardener: holding four-season interest, experimenting with exotic plants, designing a garden that reflects the architecture around it, creating a contemplative space, recreating historic or themed gardens, and much more. The Smithsonian Gardens are wide ranging: gardens that reflect distinct cultural influences; a rose garden; an intimate, four-season wonder filled with a vast selection of plants; an ever-changing backdrop and contemplative haven for viewing large-scale works of art; an eco-sensitive Native American habitat considered an extension of the building; an urban space dedicated to butterfly gardening; historical gardens that reflect the classic American flower garden and the Victory gardens of World War II; a classical oasis that invites reflection and contemplation; a historic courtyard turned all-season favorite with architectural pinache; the greenhouses that support these gardens and the museums with orchid displays, seasonal interest, and plant materials; and a garden collection that includes both furniture displayed in garden settings and extensive collections documenting historic and contemporary American gardens.

Official Guide to the Smithsonian 4th Edition

Author : Smithsonian Institution
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The Smithsonian Institution holds more than 142 million artifacts and specimens in its trust. This colorful guide to the museums and galleries on the National Mall, in the Washington metropolitan area, and in New York City presents an enormous amount of history and pertinent museum information, ensuring a rewarding visit. Each detailed section presents the history of the museums and offers a fully illustrated, gallery-by-gallery tour. All the practical information--location, hours, phone numbers, public transportation, services, tours, dining, gift shops, special attractions for children, web site addresses--is also included. With so much to see and do, this is the definitive source of all the information in one place.

Official Guide to the Smithsonian

Author : Smithsonian Institution
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The Smithsonian Institution holds more than 142 million artifacts and specimens in its trust. This colorful guide to the museums and galleries on the National Mall, in the Washington metropolitan area, and in New York City presents an enormous amount of history and pertinent museum information, ensuring a rewarding visit. Each detailed section presents the history of the museums and offers a fully illustrated, gallery-by-gallery tour. All the practical information--location, hours, phone numbers, public transportation, services, tours, dining, gift shops, special attractions for children, web site addresses--is also included. With so much to see and do, this is the definitive source of all the information in one place.

Washington on Foot Fifth Edition

Author : John J. Protopappas
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The best way to see—really see—any city is on foot. The perennial favorite Washington on Foot has been compeltely revised and updated to offer 24 walking tours of Washington's neighborhoods. Familiar monuments and museums are all here, side-by-side with lesser-known historic sites and storied residential neighborhoods. Washington on Foot offers history, culture, architecture, urban planning, and much more. It's the complete city in a tidy package and the only "outdoor" Washington guidebook needed. Ideal not only for visitors but for locals who truly want to get to know their city. The updated fifth edition of this essential guide features user-friendly maps, architectural illustrations, historical and culture information, and much more.

A Guide to Smithsonian Architecture

Author : Heather Ewing
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A tour of the structurally relevant buildings comprising the Smithsonian reveals how they represent key historical periods as well as the works of major architects; in an accessibly priced reference that includes coverage of the National Mall and is complemented by behind-the-scenes anecdotes and black-and-white photography. Original.

Public Garden Management

Author : Donald Rakow
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The complete-and-ready reference for establishing, managing, and running a successful and sustainable, profitable public garden As unique museums with living collections of plants, public gardens offer visitors aesthetically beautiful landscapes combined with educational programming and scientific research that promote the value and understanding of plants. In the twenty-first century, public gardens are in the forefront of organizations and institutions committed to promoting the conservation of plants and their habitats, developing sustainable practices that support the environment, and providing green spaces where our increasingly stressed and urbanized citizens can reconnect with the natural world. It is critically important that such institutions have trained, knowledgeable staff members. Because of its comprehensive examination of public gardens, Public Garden Management is the ideal guide for staff members at public gardens, anyone considering a career in public gardens, groups starting a botanical garden or arboretum, and students discovering how these complex institutions work. Public Garden Management is an all-in-one professional reference and textbook that clearly shows how to develop, establish, manage, and maintain a sustainable—both economically and environmentally—public garden. Offering practical coverage of relevant topics, along with useful tools for reinforcing study, this insightful and forward-thinking guide is: Copublished by the American Public Gardens Association Written by a panel of leading experts in the field Filled with dozens of case studies that are real-world illustrations of the principles explored in the text Illustrated throughout with line drawings, figures, and photographs that assist in conveying critical information Students and professionals will benefit greatly from the management principles outlined in this book, helping them establish and maintain new and existing public gardens that engage, inspire, and connect with their communities.

The Traveler s Guide to American Gardens

Author : Mary Helen Ray
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This new edition includes more than one thousand concise entries, organized by state and city, listing specific details on the location, hours, and history of each garden. For each state, gardens are located on a map. The focus is on historic gardens in existence for over seventy-five years. Some are outstanding examples of their era, many are associated with a distinguished person or historical event, others are noteworthy for pioneering designs or innovative plant material. Originally published in 1988. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Guide to Photographic Collections at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History

Author : Smithsonian Institution
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This essential reference volume, the first in a five-volume set, describes a million photographs at the National Museum of American History for curators, researchers, historians, artists, filmmakers, and collectors. See "Photography" for other volumes in this series.

Tripping from the Fall Line

Author : David K. Brezinski
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"Emanating from the Fall Line city of Baltimore, site of the 2015 GSA Annual Meeting, these trips reflect the diversity of geological features in the mid-Atlantic region including the Piedmont, Appalachian Mountains, and Coastal Plain, and the importance of geology on the development and construction of the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., metropolitan area"--

The Smithsonian Gardener s Journal

Author : James R. Buckler
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Gardens and Horticultural Exhibitions

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An online guide to gardens and horticultural exhibitions at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Flowers a Guide for Your Garden

Author : Ippolito Pizzetti
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Spiritual Gardening

Author : Peg Streep
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Explores the creation of a garden sanctuary with practical advice on plant selection, color, creating pathways and gates, and sharing the space with wildlife.

DK Eyewitness Family Guide Washington DC

Author : DK Eyewitness
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Perfect for planning and enjoying a stress-free family holiday, this easy-to-use guide book is packed with insider tips and information on the best family-friendly activities and attractions. Take a tour of the White House, admire the monuments and memorials of the National Mall or visit the National Air and Space Museum. From recommendations of child-friendly restaurants to suggestions for rainy-day activities, this guide book takes the work out of planning a family trip to Washington, DC. Inside Family Guide Washington, DC: - Each major listing includes details of the closest toilets, the nearest places to grab a snack or meal, what do if it rains, and where kids can play and let off steam - Contains cartoons, quizzes and games to keep young travellers happy all day long - Detailed coloured maps of all the major attractions and areas help you navigate with ease - Colour-coded area guides make it easy to find information - At-a-glance pages highlight all the best sights and activities in each area so you can plan your day quickly - Features expert suggestions for the best places for families to stay, eat and shop - Gives essential travel information, including transport, visa and health information - Covers National Air and Space Museum, National Gallery of Art, Washington Monument, World War II Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, United States Capitol, the White House, Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery, Georgetown, George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Jamestown, Busch GardensTM and more Looking for a comprehensive guide to Washington? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Washington, DC. On a shorter trip and want to see the highlights? Try our Top 10 Washington, DC travel guide.

Beginner s Illustrated Guide to Gardening

Author : Katie Elzer-Peters
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Beginner's Illustrated Guide to Gardening is a one-stop, easy to understand, beautifully designed book with step-by-step instructions and photographs for every important gardening and landscaping technique. New homeowners with no prior knowledge of landscape care will learn how to turn their yards from weedy, overgrown patches to gorgeous landscapes that are the envy of their neighbors. Young gardeners or new gardeners will learn - the right way - how to take care of everything from perennials to shrubs to their vegetable gardens, ensuring success the first time around. This is the one book that every gardener should have on their bookshelf.

Mid Atlantic Gardener s Handbook

Author : Katie Elzer-Peters
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Now all gardeners living in the Mid-Atlantic can unlock the secrets to successful gardening in their region, thanks to this informative, fully illustrated handbook! Mid-Atlantic Gardener's Handbook has everything a gardener needs for successful planting and growing in the Mid-Atlantic region--all contained in one easy-to-reference book. Comprehensive to the core, this book is different from other gardening guidebooks because it's written exclusively for gardeners who live in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, or Washington, D.C. Subjects covered include plant selection and when-to gardening maintenance information. Planting and growing information for edibles is also included, along with plant selections for the most common plant categories. As an important component in the CSP Gardener's Handbook series, this an all-inclusive gardener's reference book offers plant information as well as the critical when-to-do-it information. Additionally, the book covers ornamental landscape and edible plants, as well as monthly when-to tips. It is the undisputed handbook for gardening in the Mid-Atlantic. Some chapters include: Introduction to Gardening Annuals Perennials & Ornamental Grasses Bulbs, Corms, Tubers and Rhizomes Herbs & Vegetables Groundcovers Lawn Grasses Shrubs Trees Vines

A Guide Public Gardens of the United States

Author : Garden Club of America
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Orchid Species from Himalaya and Southeast Asia Vol 1 A E

Author : Eng Soon Teoh
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A presentation of 491 popular orchid species with 13 varieties and 3 natural hybrids in 51 genera with names beginning with A to E carefully detailed with beautiful photographs and concise descriptions of the plants, their distribution and habitats by a well-known author and photographer. Each genus is assigned a separate chapter. Coverage of the most commonly cultivated Asian species including their varieties and cultivars (e.g. in Bulbophyllum 82 species; Coelogyne 37 species; Dendrobium 210 species) is exhaustive. The orchids are photographed from their best perspective as individual blooms or entire inflorescences. Many species are also shown growing in their natural habitat. Representative hybrids are included to illustrate how some species have contributed to show-worthiness of various genera, their adaptation to a wider climate range, and easy cultivation. This book is a pleasure to view; simultaneously, an easy reference for the identification of orchid species and it provides a guide on how best to grow them. Nowhere else will one find so many popular species beautifully illustrated in a single volume. Volume 1 is the first of a 3 Volume series that will showcase over 900 species plus varieties in 117 genera. A must for everyone fascinated by orchids or simply with a love for nature.

Guide to the Gardens of South Carolina

Author : Lilly Pinkas
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The Charleston-area gardens profiled are: Boon Hall Plantation, Chalhoun Mansion, Charlestowne Landing, Drayton Hall, Heyward-Washington House, Joseph Manigault House, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Middleton Place, Nathaniel Russell House, Philip Simmons Garden.

Field Guide to the Natural World of Washington

Author : Howard Youth
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A guide to the wildlife of Washington D.C. includes information on parks, animals, plants, fungi, and geology.