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RHS The Garden Anthology: Celebrating the best garden writing from the Royal Horticultural SocietyArtist/Author: Buchan, Ursula
An anthology of the best garden writing from the pages of The Garden, the magazine of the Royal Horticultural Society.
As well as revealing key moment from a time of intense change, this anthology paints a rich and intriguing picture of what gardening means today.The writers tell of plant-hunting and new gardening practices, fashion and growing food, whilst shedding light on the inner landscape of the thoughtful gardener.ÿ
Collected and curated by Ursula Buchan, herself an anthologist, The Garden Anthology presents a narrative of thoughts and opinions for keen gardeners to help navigate the gardening year, and comprises the best writing from more than the last 100 years.
This 320-page reading book includes short essays, opinions, thoughts and excerpts from 80 garden writers and designers including James Wong, Sir Roy Strong, Helen Dillon, Anna Pavord, E A Bowles, Gertrude Jekyll, John Brookes, Tim Richardson, Joy Larkcom, Hugh Johnson, Nigel Slater, Lia Leendertz, Ursula Buchan, Nigel Colborne and Mary Keen under the universally-appealing subjects of: the kitchen garden; wildlife and wildflowers; gardens; garden design; the environment; plants; people; seasons and the weather.
Reflections from a GardenArtist/Author: Rory Stuart, Susan Hill
Gardens can be places of relaxation and refuge, stimulation and solace. Reflections from a Garden is about all of these, but the authors also attempt to break the mould, reflecting on drama, time, senses and other concepts in the garden.
Miniature RosesArtist/Author: Eagle, Dawn; Barry Eagle
This practical book covers everything the beginner needs to know about the growing and care of miniature roses. The major part of the book is devoted to an alphabetical listing of over 250 miniature rose varieties, with a brief description of each, giving details of flower colour and size, the height of the plant and it’s distinctive characteristics. this section is lavishly illustrated with superb full-colour photographs.
Gardens of Europe: A Traveller’s Guide.Artist/Author: Quest-Ritson, Charles
European gardens provide the greatest single influence upon gardening throughout the world. Over 600 gardens are included, making this the definitive reference to most of the great gardens of the world. Also includes a shortlist of the Great Gardens of Europe and a Plants Collections Guide
Garden Flora: The Natural and Cultural History of the Plants in Your GardenArtist/Author: Kingsbury, Noel
The oldest rose fossil was found in Colorado and dates to 35 million years ago. Marigolds, infamous for their ability to self-seed, are named for an Etruscan god who sprang from a ploughed field. And daffodils—an icon of spring—were introduced to Britain by the Romans more than 2,000 years ago. Every garden plant has an origination story, and Garden Flora, by noted garden designer Noel Kingsbury, shares them in a beautifully compelling way. This lushly illustrated survey of 133 of the most commonly grown plants explains where each plant came from and the journey it took into home gardens. Kingsbury tells intriguing tales of the most important plant hunters, breeders, and gardeners throughout history, and explores the unexpected ways plants have been used. Richly illustrated with an eclectic mix of new and historical photos, botanical art, and vintage seed packets and catalogs, Garden Flora is a must-have reference for every gardener and plant lover.
Peonies of the world: taxonomy and phytogeography.Artist/Author: De-Yuan, Hong.
The genus Paeonia is a famous group of plants that has been culturally significant in both the East and West for millennia, and is extensively cultivated for both ornamental and medicine purposes. The cultivated tree peony is known as ‘The King of Flowers’ in China, and the herbaceous peony was known as ‘The Queen of Herbs’ in ancient Greece. This book contains a comprehensive taxonomic revision of the genus based on extensive field observations, population sampling, examination of a large quantity of specimens (including type specimens) and statistic analysis of characters.
Recognition of 32 species in the book is a result of substantial taxonomic revision. The book will satisfy readers not only with the taxonomy of Paeonia, description and distribution, and other biological aspects of each species, but also with the methodology and principles, on which the taxonomic revision was based. A must have book for both plant taxonomists and horticulturists.
Plants of Melbourne’s Western Plains: A Gardener’s Guide to the Original Flora.Artist/Author: Australian Plants Society, Keilor Plains Group.
Fully revised and updated this second edition describes even more indigenous plants that are available for purchase and suitable for gardens. All the plants described are indigenous to the basalt clays and alluvial loams found on what is described as Melbourne’s Volcanic or Western Plains. Each species is illustrated by a full colour photograph and gives information on identification and cultivation. The list includes most of the plants appropriate and available for use in gardening, revegetation and landscaping.