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Classic Paula Pryke: Classic Floral Design (Hardcover)Artist/Author: Pryke, Paula, Photography - Kevin Summers
This Classic ‘bible’ to Paula Pryke’s artistic style features more than 80 arrangements and instructions on how to recreate them for the novice. The arrangements are divided into two styles – Classic and Contemporary. Comprehensive information on techniques is also included together with a gallery of Paula’s favourite flowers, accompanied by advice on how they are best used, plus practical information on care and vase life..
RosesArtist/Author: Hollis, LeonardAdd to cart
RHS Encyclopedia of Planting Combinations: Over 4000 Achievable Planting Schemes.Artist/Author: Tony Lord, Andrew Lawson
RHS Encyclopedia of Planting Combinations is the essential reference book for anyone wanting to combine plants according to shape, colour, texture, or form. This visionary planting guide features an A-Z of more than 1,000 great garden plants. Each plant is photographed in glorious partnership with one, two or three ideal companions, creating more than 4,000 of the most imaginative and visually effective combinations possible. With a practical introduction and analyses of what makes a successful combination, the authors show how to recreate combinations shown and invent new combinations of your own. With chapters on bulbs, climbers, perennials, shrubs, trees, roses, and annuals, this book has become the essential reference book for all those who wish to combine plants according to colour, shape, texture, and form in every corner of their gardens.
Rhododendrons in the Landscape.Artist/Author: Sonja Nelson
Rhododendrons and azaleas are among the most popular of garden shrubs because of their wonderful variety of colors, textures, shapes, and sizes. Selecting the best species or hybrids for various garden situations can present a real challenge to the gardener. Sonja Nelson, editor of the Journal American Rhododendron Society, offers practical and inspiring guidance on how best to use rhododendrons, starting with a brief explanation of basic design principles that serve as guidelines for creating many different kinds of gardens. She discusses woodland and alpine rock gardens, small gardens, and elements such as island beds, containers, hedges, and water features in which rhododendrons can be effectively used. In addition to suggesting and encouraging the use of suitable companion plants, she provides 19 tables listing species and cultivars most appropriate for specific garden situations. Including many inspiring photographs, the book will enable any gardener or landscaper to display these spectacular plants in harmonious surroundings.
Pick of the bunch: the story of twelve treasured flowers.Artist/Author: Margaret Willes
The list of favourite flowers has remained remarkably constant over the centuries. From late-sixteenth, early seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish flower-pieces we can see what were considered desirable at that time: the rose, iris, carnation and lily, old favourites redolent of the Middle Ages and religious symbolism; the snowdrop, violet and fritillary, `natural’ flowers of the meadow and woodland; and the tulip and hyacinth, fashionable bulbs that could command huge sums. A reader poll conducted a few years ago by the BBC found that the rose is the all-time favourite flower, followed by the lily, the primrose, the iris and the daffodil.
In Pick of the Bunch, Margaret Willes takes twelve of these enduringly popular flowers and looks at their social history, how they got their names, how they arrived in our gardens, how they were bought, acquired and displayed, and who were their devotees. She delves into their symbolic associations in classical and Christian traditions, and the complex language of flowers compiled by the Victorians. She also suggests where they can be seen in all their particular glory today, from the spring-time display of fritillaries in Magdalen College Meadows to the late summer fireworks of the Dahlia Walk at Biddulph Grange.
Peter Schneider on RosesArtist/Author: Peter Schneider
A renowned expert offers a volume of lively information on all types of roses including planting, growing, feeding, pest control, cultural notes, recommendations, and detailed descriptions and provides everything rose gardeners need to know–highlighted by stunning color photographs.
Nature Revealed : an Artist’s View of the Wildflowers of South AustraliaArtist/Author: Jan WoodmanAdd to cart
Understanding flowers and flowering: an intergrated approach.Artist/Author: Glover, Beverley.
To fully understand plant development (and why flowers differ in shape, structure and colour), it is necessary to understand why it is advantageous for them to look like they do. Conversely, in order to fully understand plant ecology, it is necessary to appreciate how floral structures have developed and evolved. This new edition has been completely revised and updated to reflect the latest advances in the field, especially an increased understanding of the evolution of floral traits. New chapters consider the genetic basis of the floral transition in diverse species, as well as the evolutionary lability of floral form. There is a new focus throughout on both phylogenetic position and morphological diversity across the angiosperm phylogeny. Understanding Flowers and Flowering continues to provide the first truly integrated study of the topic – one that discusses both the how and why of flowering plant reproductive biology.
Illustrated Field Guide to the Flowers of Sri Lanka, Volume 2Artist/Author: De Vlas, Jacob and Johanna De Vlas.
The authors of Illustrated Field Guide to the Flowers of Sri Lanka, Volume 2, Dr. Jacob de Vlas and his wife Johanna de Vlas-de Jong have been visiting Sri Lanka since 1977. In 2008, they published the Illustrated Field guide to the Flowers of Sri Lanka. That book contains over 1 000 plant species that can be spotted in easily accessible places all over the country. However, plants that grow in the northern and northeastern regions of Sri Lanka were not included, due to the fact that these areas were closed until 2009.Volume 2 contains 1 060 species of which 963 were not included in the first book and were photographed throughout the whole of Sri Lanka, including the northern and northeastern regions of the country. Most of them are common or less common, but the Sri Lankan photographers in particular were able to find quite a few very rare plants as well, including some that are new to the flora of Sri Lanka or indeed even to science.Approximately half of the pictures were taken by the authors, the others were contributed by Sri Lankan naturalists and photographers. By publishing Volume 2 the authors wish to contribute to the spread of knowledge of Sri Lankan plants among nature lovers, students and professionals, and indirectly to the conservation of the flora of Sri Lanka.
Pollination powerArtist/Author: Angel, Heather
Pollination Power is a visually spectacular insight into the hidden secrets of plant pollination, unravelling the deceit, tricks and rewards that plant bestow upon their pollinators. Throughout the book, full page colour photographs are accompanied with extended captions, telling the stories of the different pollination methods used by plants.
A guide to Begonias of Borneo.Artist/Author: Kiew, Ruth et al.
The forests of Borneo are a hot spot for begonias with almost 200 named species, 134 of which are illustrated here. They grow in the deeply shaded forest understorey from the lowlands to mountain tops and on all rock types including granite, limestone, sandstone and ultramafic rocks. This guide aims to aid identification and to spur interest in this fascinating genus by providing profuse illustrations, a brief description and information on distribution, habitat and uses. For those who wish to delve deeper, a list of all known Bornean begonias is provided together with a complete compendium of literature pertaining to Bornean begonias.
The triumph of seeds: how grains, nuts, kernels, pulses, and pips conquered the plant kingdom and shaped human history.Artist/Author: Hanson, Thor.
From our morning toast to the cotton in our clothes, seeds are quite literally the stuff and staff of life, supporting diets, economies, and civilizations around the globe. Just as the search for nutmeg and the humble peppercorn drove the Age of Discovery, so did coffee beans help fuel the Enlightenment, and cottonseed help spark the Industrial Revolution. And from the Fall of Rome to the Arab Spring, the fate of nations continues to hinge on the seeds of a Middle Eastern grass known as wheat. In nature and in culture, seeds are fundamental–objects of beauty, evolutionary wonder, and simple fascination.
Spanning the globe from the Raccoon Shack–Hanson’s backyard writing hideout-cum-laboratory–to the coffee shops of Seattle, from gardens and flower patches to the spice routes of Kerala, this is a book of knowledge, adventure, and wonder, spun by an award-winning writer with both the charm of a fireside story-teller and the hard-won expertise of a field biologist. A fascinating scientific adventure through the wild and beautiful world of seeds, this book is essential reading for anyone who loves to see a plant grow.