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An Orchard Odyssey is a gloriously illustrated resource for fruit-lovers everywhere. Packed with inspirational ideas and practical advice, it shows how orchard living can be incorporated into every lifestyle, no matter how busy or short of space you are. Covering fruit in the environment, orchard heritage, and the role of the trees in garden and landscape design, An Orchard Odyssey shows you how to plant and care for your trees. Full of inspiring facts and promoting the 'five trees' orchard principle, it redefines what an orchard is.
How often do we overlook bark, a frequently beautiful and always
important part of the plant, focusing instead on leaves, flowers,
and the shape of the trunk and branches? Hugues Vaucher, a Swiss
watchmaker with a lifelong fondness for trees and an eye for
detail, illustrates the rich variety of colors, patterns, and
textures of bark with more than 550 photographs in "Tree Bark: A
Color Guide." Originally published in French and German in the
early 1990s, this new Timber Press edition has been improved and
expanded to include more than 440 species and varieties of trees
from around the world.
With this manual for choosing the right trees in the central valley region of California, prospective planters can weigh their options and pick the trees that best suit their sites. Healthy, mature trees can add substantial value to property; sickly trees, however, can cost an equally substantial amount. The expertise of a professional arborist is collected and made accessible here for any reader who wishes to invest in trees for landscaping. Plenty of troubleshooting tips cover problems from blight to bugs, and each of the 40 featured species has a complete entry describing its benefits for both land and landowner.
Magnolias--beloved for their iconic spring blossoms--are among the most popular flowering trees. In The Plant Lover's Guide to Magnolias expert Andrew Bunting shares a plant directory including 146 of the best magnolias for the garden. Featuring information on growth, care, and design, along with hundreds of gorgeous color photographs, it covers everything a home gardener needs to introduce these delightful trees into their garden.
With stunning color photos throughout, this gardening guide
describes more than 50 types of the best flowering shrubs and
details their use in home landscaping. Shrubs are arranged by
genus, separated into deciduous flowering and notable evergreen
shrubs, and listed with the common name; size and shape; foliage
color, shape, and texture; flower and fruit (if any); soil,
nutrient, and light needs; pruning needs for maximum growth and/or
flower; and USDA Hardiness Zones. Details of specific species,
cultivars, and varieties that lead to exceptional size, color,
flower, hardiness, and durability are also included. Helpful hints
on soil types, watering, pest control, and pruning explore how best
to plant and care for any shrub. The appendix includes lists of
nurseries, web sites for further information, and an extensive
index and bibliography.
A guide to using more than flowers to make a beautiful garden, this book discusses the small trees and shrubs that make up much of the structure for contemporary gardens. Trees and shrubs are arranged according to months of interest with many of the trees' characteristics described through multiple seasons--flowers in spring, foliage in summer, foliage and fruit in fall, and bark in winter. Gardeners can find the information they need quickly, and each of the 272 entries include beautiful photographs showing the plant characteristics in a natural setting. Specific gardening information is listed for each tree--the plant type, zone grown in, fruit or flower, habit or foliage, height, width, spacing, light, soil, care, uses in the garden, problems, insider's tips, and complimentary plants. Deciduous, evergreen, and broadleaf evergreen trees and shrubs are all profiled.
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