Growing Perennials in Cold Climates

Growing Perennials in Cold Climates Author Mike Heger, John Whitman, Debbie Lonnee
ISBN-10 9781452927282
Release 2011
Pages 432
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Originally published: Lincolnwood, Ill.: Contemporary Books, c1998.



Growing Roses in Cold Climates

Growing Roses in Cold Climates Author Richard Hass
ISBN-10 9780816675937
Release 2012
Pages 272
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Describes both traditional and newer methods of winter protecting roses in cold climates, offering an expanded catalog of rose plants, profiles of major clases of roses, and instructions to achive ideal growing conditions.



Growing Shrubs and Small Trees in Cold Climates

Growing Shrubs and Small Trees in Cold Climates Author Nancy Rose
ISBN-10 9781452933054
Release 2011
Pages 432
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An all-in-one guide for northern gardeners seeking the perfect woody plants



Taylor s Weekend Gardening Guides to Cold Climate Gardening

Taylor s Weekend Gardening Guides to Cold Climate Gardening Author Rebecca Atwater Briccetti
ISBN-10 039586044X
Release 2000
Pages 122
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Suggests over 800 species of plants suitable for use the in colder half of the United States and in Canada, covering care and characteristics, season extenders, and tips on protecting plants from unexpected freezes.



Fresh from the Garden

Fresh from the Garden Author John Whitman
ISBN-10 0816698414
Release 2017-01
Pages
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Fresh from the Garden has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Fresh from the Garden also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Fresh from the Garden book for free.



Cool Plants for Cold Climates

Cool Plants for Cold Climates Author Brenda C. Adams
ISBN-10 9781602233256
Release 2017-07-15
Pages 255
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A cold climate is no excuse for a dull, colorless garden. The key is knowing the right plants that will survive and thrive in even the chilliest environments. Who better to guide gardeners than an expert from the far north? Award-winning designer and Alaska gardener Brenda Adams has spent decades searching for exceptional plants that flourish in wintery climates. In Cool Plants for Cold Climates, she presents vivid and detailed portraits of the best and most beautiful of the bunch. When Adams moved from the warm Southwest to Alaska, she found herself in a different gardening world, with few guides on how to approach this new ecosystem. Now, more than twenty-five years later, she shares the secrets gained from her years of gardening experiments as well as bountiful advice from friends and local nurseries. She explains how to evaluate a plant, balancing its artistic attributes with its more utilitarian ones, as well as how to evaluate your space and soil. Adams then takes you into the nursery, offering guidance on how to pick the best of the best. Finally, she offers a detailed look at a wide variety of wonderful plants, highlighting those that offer overall beauty, are especially easy to care for, and solidly hardy. With more than three hundred vivid pictures of both individual plants and full gardens, Adams proves that there is a bounty of plants, in a rainbow of colors, waiting to brighten up your space.



Cacti and Succulents for Cold Climates

Cacti and Succulents for Cold Climates Author Leo J. Chance
ISBN-10 9781604694246
Release 2012-06-19
Pages 368
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There are many reasons to grow cacti and other succulents—they're drought-tolerant, low-maintenance, and they look great. But what about hardiness? For those who thought that these spectacular plants were only for gardens in California and the Southwest, guess again—hundreds are fully cold-hardy and can be grown outdoors from New England to British Columbia, Wisconsin to Texas. Cacti and Succulents for Cold Climates is filled with inspirational portraits of 274 plants that can be used to create drought-tolerant gardens, as well as tips from regional experts who have mastered the art of growing cacti in parts of the country not usually associated with high temperatures or a scarcity of water. Expert Leo Chance describes how to prepare planting beds, how to get plants well established, how to handle cacti during planting, how to protect plants from cold winters, and when and how much to water.



Powerful Perennials

Powerful Perennials Author Nedra Secrist
ISBN-10 1462116353
Release 2015-02-01
Pages 261
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Discusses why gardening is different in the western United States than it is in the eastern United States and suggests solutions for challenges such as dry, rocky soil, intense sunlight, high elevations, and lack of water.



Perennial Vegetables

Perennial Vegetables Author Eric Toensmeier
ISBN-10 9781603581387
Release 2007-05-16
Pages 224
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There is a fantastic array of vegetables you can grow in your garden, and not all of them are annuals. In Perennial Vegetables the adventurous gardener will find information, tips, and sound advice on less common edibles that will make any garden a perpetual, low-maintenance source of food. Imagine growing vegetables that require just about the same amount of care as the flowers in your perennial beds and borders—no annual tilling and potting and planting. They thrive and produce abundant and nutritious crops throughout the season. It sounds too good to be true, but in Perennial Vegetables author and plant specialist Eric Toensmeier (Edible Forest Gardens) introduces gardeners to a world of little-known and wholly underappreciated plants. Ranging beyond the usual suspects (asparagus, rhubarb, and artichoke) to include such "minor" crops as ground cherry and ramps (both of which have found their way onto exclusive restaurant menus) and the much sought after, anti-oxidant-rich wolfberry (also known as goji berries), Toensmeier explains how to raise, tend, harvest, and cook with plants that yield great crops and satisfaction. Perennial vegetables are perfect as part of an edible landscape plan or permaculture garden. Profiling more than 100 species, illustrated with dozens of color photographs and illustrations, and filled with valuable growing tips, recipes, and resources, Perennial Vegetables is a groundbreaking and ground-healing book that will open the eyes of gardeners everywhere to the exciting world of edible perennials.



The Well Tended Perennial Garden

The Well Tended Perennial Garden Author Tracy DiSabato-Aust
ISBN-10 9781604692990
Release 2006-07-24
Pages 384
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With more than 180,000 copies sold since its original publication, The Well-Tended Perennial Garden has proven itself to be one of the most useful tools a gardener can have. Now, in this expanded edition, there's even more to learn from and enjoy. This is the first, and still the most thorough, book to detail essential practices of perennial care such as deadheading, pinching, cutting back, thinning, disbudding, and deadleafing, all of which are thoroughly explained and illustrated. More than 200 new color photographs have been added to this revised edition, showing perennials in various border situations and providing images for each of the entries in the A-to-Z encyclopedia of important perennial species. In addition, there is a new 32-page journal section, in which you can enter details, notes, and observations about the requirements and performance of perennials in your own garden. Thousands of readers have commented that The Well-Tended Perennial Garden is one of the most useful and frequently consulted books in their gardening libraries. This new, expanded edition promises to be an even more effective ally in your quest to create a beautiful, healthy, well-maintained perennial garden.



Hardy Succulents

Hardy Succulents Author Gwen Moore Kelaidis
ISBN-10 1603426825
Release 2012-03-01
Pages 160
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Add a touch of the unexpected to your garden. From agaves to ice plants and sedums to sempervivums, hardy succulents can bring color, texture, and versatility to perennial flower beds in any climate. This comprehensive guide offers clear growing instructions accompanied by vivid photography of these durable and beautiful plants. With tips on choosing the right varieties for every North American hardiness zone, you can enjoy all the quirky vibrancy of succulents wherever you live.



Container Gardening For Dummies

Container Gardening For Dummies Author Bill Marken
ISBN-10 0470635568
Release 2010-01-12
Pages 336
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Learn to: Choose, plant, and care for flowers, fruits, trees, and shrubs Grow vegetables and herbs just steps away from your kitchen Cultivate charming gardens in any climate Prevent insects and diseases from invading containers the eco-friendly way The easy way to get a green thumb in container gardening! Want to spruce up your indoor or outdoor space with annuals, perennials, vegetables, and succulents? This updated edition of Container Gardening For Dummies gives you clear, concise step-by-step instructions for cultivating delightful gardens in everything from a redwood window box to a hanging basket to an old watering can. It also includes color photos to inspire your designs. Getting the dirt on container gardening — discover the advantages of growing plants in containers and learn how to maximize your garden conditions to help plants thrive Picking a pot to plant in — take a look around your living space and determine the best location and type of container for your garden Enjoying a summer fling — get the lowdown on the best single-season flowers, vegetables, and bulbs for container growing Putting down roots — find out which perennials, trees, shrubs, fruits, and berries give year-round impact Designing and decorating — take advantage of ideas and inspiration for creating eye-catching container gardening displays Open the book and find: Things you need to know before planting A quick primer on climate What to look for in a soil mix How to work with perennials and annuals Information you need to help you choose plants Why and when containers need water and fertilizer Guidance on replanting, repotting, and pruning Tips for preventing insect pests and diseases Ways to liven up your space with trees, shrubs, and vines



Paradise Lot

Paradise Lot Author Eric Toensmeier
ISBN-10 9781603584005
Release 2013-02-08
Pages 240
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When Eric Toensmeier and Jonathan Bates moved into a duplex in a run-down part of Holyoke, Massachusetts, the tenth-of-an-acre lot was barren ground and bad soil, peppered with broken pieces of concrete, asphalt, and brick. The two friends got to work designing what would become not just another urban farm, but a "permaculture paradise" replete with perennial broccoli, paw paws, bananas, and moringa—all told, more than two hundred low-maintenance edible plants in an innovative food forest on a small city lot. The garden—intended to function like a natural ecosystem with the plants themselves providing most of the garden's needs for fertility, pest control, and weed suppression—also features an edible water garden, a year-round unheated greenhouse, tropical crops, urban poultry, and even silkworms. In telling the story of Paradise Lot, Toensmeier explains the principles and practices of permaculture, the choice of exotic and unusual food plants, the techniques of design and cultivation, and, of course, the adventures, mistakes, and do-overs in the process. Packed full of detailed, useful information about designing a highly productive permaculture garden, Paradise Lot is also a funny and charming story of two single guys, both plant nerds, with a wild plan: to realize the garden of their dreams and meet women to share it with. Amazingly, on both counts, they succeed.



The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden

The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden Author Roy Diblik
ISBN-10 9781604695977
Release 2014-03-11
Pages 216
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“A veritable goldmine for gardeners.” —Plant Talk We’ve all seen gorgeous perennial gardens packed with color, texture, and multi-season interest. Designed by a professional and maintained by a crew, they are aspirational bits of beauty too difficult to attempt at home. Or are they? The Know Maintenance Perennial Garden makes a design-magazine-worthy garden achievable at home. The new, simplified approach is made up of hardy, beautiful plants grown on a 10x14 foot grid. Each of the 62 garden plans combines complementary plants that thrive together and grow as a community. They are designed to make maintenance a snap. The garden plans can be followed explicitly or adjusted to meet individual needs, unlocking rich perennial landscape designs for individualization and creativity.



Perennials

Perennials Author Pamela Harper
ISBN-10 0895862816
Release 1985
Pages 160
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Discusses the various ways of using perennials and offers advice on the care of more than 250 perennial plants



Black Plants

Black Plants Author Paul Bonine
ISBN-10 9780881929812
Release 2009
Pages 159
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These are all words that describe the singular appeal of plants with black (or near-black) foliage, flowers, or fruit. For some gardeners, they are curiosities that yield a special thrill when closely examined. For others, they are invaluable for creating sophisticated designs in which dark leaves and foliage provide essential contrast with brighter elements. Whatever the source of their somber magic, these dusky denizens of the plant kingdom are irresistible to gardeners-or indeed to anyone drawn to nature's more unusual manifestations.



Landscaping with Tropical Plants

Landscaping with Tropical Plants Author Monica Moran Brandies
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924089478550
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 128
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Explains how to introduce an exotic flavor into a wide variety of garden spaces, no matter what the climate, by using diverse tropical plants, in a guidebook that features more than two hundred photographs, step-by-step instructions, plant guidelines, and tips on how to get plants through the winter. Original. 20,000 first printing.