What has your perfect green lawn done for you lately? Is it really worth the time, effort, and resources you lavish on it? Armed with encouragement, inspiration, and cutting-edge advice from award-winning author Evelyn Hadden, you can liberate yourself at last!
In this ultimate guide to rethinking your yard, Hadden showcases dozens of inspiring, eco-friendly alternatives to that demanding (and dare we say boring?) green turf. Trade your lawn for a lively prairie or replace it with a runoff-reducing rain garden. Swap it for an interactive adventure garden or convert it to a low-maintenance living carpet.
In The American Meadow Garden, ornamental grass expert John Greenlee creates a new model for homeowners and gardeners. For Greenlee, a meadow isn't a random assortment of messy, anonymous grasses. Rather, it is a shimmering mini-ecosystem, in which regionally appropriate grasses combine with colorful perennials to form a rich tapestry that is friendly to all life — with minimal input of water, time, and other scarce resources. Kids and pets can play in complete safety, and birds and butterflies flock there. A prairie style planting is a place you want to be.
With decades of experience as a nurseryman and designer, John Greenlee is the perfect guide. He details all the practicalities of site preparation, plant selection, and maintenance; particularly valuable are his explanations of how ornamental grasses perform in different climates and areas. Gorgeous photography by Saxon Holt visually illustrates the message with stunning examples of meadow gardens from across the country.
We've reached a stage where we can no longer follow past practices unthinkingly, particularly when those practices are wasteful and harmful to the environment. It's time to get rid of the old-fashioned lawn and embrace a sane and healthy future: the American meadow garden.
Hatch's Cultivars of Woody Plants has been developed over 35 years by leading horticultural taxonomist Larry Hatch and now covers more than 2100 pages. It is thelargest encyclopedia of ornamental, landscape tree, shrub, and vine varieties, most described in detail with their history, nomenclature, and landscape uses discussed.Numerous high-resolution digital images accompany the entries.
I hope that you will find the information helpful, useful and profitable.
The information in this ebook on various tasks and items around the home and garden is organized into 16 chapters of about 500-600 words each.
I hope that it will interest those who like to keep busy in their home and garden.
As an added bonus, I am granting you permission to use the content on your own website or in your own blogs and newsletter, although it is better if you rewrite them in your own words first.
You may also split the book up and resell the articles. In fact, the only right that you do not have is to resell or give away the book as it was delivered to you.
Choosing the Plants
The Jasmine Family and Plumeria
Useful Gardening Tips
Propagation through Buds
Preparing a bud
Grafting Wax Solutions
A lovely and well-kept garden is definitely a thing of beauty and a joy forever. This is a visual delight and a respite to tired eyes. If any garden is to satisfy the aesthetic senses of its owner, it is going to be a mixed garden. It is going to have all sorts of flowers, which are going to play their own important roles in the creation of one whole picture.
The adornment for a beautiful garden is going to start with an emerald green carpet of grass with plenty of beautiful colored foliage and plants which are going to make a very soul satisfying whole.
That means the gardener whether he is experienced or an amateur gardener should have the knowledge of all the various groups of flowers. These are going to be employed in the creation of the garden. He is also going to need to know all about the general principles of gardening, and applying these principles to the various groups.
These flowers can be divided into perennials, annuals, roses, biennials, rock plants and even alpine plants. Apart from this, your garden can have water plants and others which, by virtue of their usefulness and good looks are going to be accepted as essentials in the planting of a beautiful garden.
What really makes a garden resplendent in beauty and grandeur is the large number of flowers in their myriad hues planted in different color combinations and designs. Your garden is going to have a number of flowering plants planted so that there are blossoms all the year around.
This book is going to tell you how you can achieve that particular aim, and also tell you tips on how to take care of your garden throughout the year. Apart from this, you are going to get to know all about the common varieties of flowering plants and trees available easily to you all over the world, local and exotic.
Plants are organized by size (ground covers, low shrubs, medium shrubs, small trees) and are fully illustrated with more than 700 color photographs to aid in their identification. The book presents guidelines on plant characteristics, soil and water requirements, and suggested landscape use for each species. In addition, appendices list plants suitable for special uses (xeriscapes, windbreaks, night gardens) and sites (beach gardens, lanai, and houseplants).
Outstanding features include:strategies for every season and every size pest--from simple, low-cost home remedies, scare tactics, and deterrents to live trapping, barriers, and community action procedures suitable for more intense problemsinterviews with and tips from regional gardening and wildlife control experts from coast to coastencyclopedic coverage of more than 1,000 resistant plants--especially those least likely to be grazed upon or destroyed by deer, based on scientific studies and a consensus of gardening authorities throughout the continentstunning full-color wildlife photography featuring deer and pest behaviors as well as solutions and deterrents
With more than 400 of the author's own gorgeous wildlife photos as well as ones by the legendary naturalist Dr. Leonard Lee Rue III, the most published wildlife photographer in North America, Deer-Resistant Landscaping provides the most wide-ranging, authoritative, and helpful information on this topic ever assembled in one volume.