Flora: An Illustrated History of the Garden Flower by Dr. W. Brent Elliott, Archivist of the Royal Horticultural Society. In this beautifully illustrated book, Dr. Elliott tells the fascinating story of the evolution of all the best-loved garden flowers and their journey from the wild species of far-flung places to domestic varieties in our gardens. The book includes works by the great names in botanical art.
Garden Resources on the Web A comprehensive, informative, and well-documented resource assembled by Janet Evans, Library Manager, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. These resources are for gardeners who are interested in the art and science of horticulture. Topics include plant hardiness maps, identification of plants, cultivation of plants, plant locations, gardens to visit, diagnostics to identify pests, diseases, and environmental situations and then recommend solutions.
The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation A Research Division of Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The collections of the Institute are curated by four departments: Archives, Art, Bibliography and the Library. The Archives includes 24,000 portraits, 2,000 letters and manuscripts by and about botanists and others working in the plant sciences. The Art Department holdings include over 30,000 original paintings, drawings, and prints dating from the Renaissance to the present. The Bibliography department examines the literature of the plant sciences. The Library collection features 28,000 books and botanical publications that date from late 1400. The Institute is open to the public especially those who are interested in North American Flora.
Hortus Third: A Concise Dictionary of PlantsCultivated in the United States and Canada by Liberty Hyde Bailey and Ethel Zoe (Bailey) for the L. H. Bailey Hortorium at Cornell University. Hortus Third is recognized as the foremost authoritative reference for all plants cultivated in North America. This massive work is cross-indexed with synonyms and includes descriptions of subspecies, varieties and cultivars. y
The editors of Sunset Magazinein conjunction with experts in each field have produced a series of books covering houseplants, bonsai, orchids, container gardening, arranging flowers from your garden, patio and garden construction, and much more.
The Taylor Guides are a series of modern plant encyclopaedias for all gardeners and house plant enthusiasts. More than three thousand outdoor and indoor ornamental plants are illustrated in color with detailed descriptions and growing instructions. Topics include indoor gardens, perennials, herbs and edible flowers, topiaries, etc.
You Can Grow Phalaenopsis Orchids by Mary Noble delivers practical how-to advice on phalaenopsis: watering, fertilizing, temperature, light, potting, propagation and more. White, pink, yellow, art-shade, and red phalaenopsis are discussed, as are the multi-floras, related genera and intergeneric hybrids. A terrific introduction for hobby growers.
Your Florida Guide to Bedding Plants: Selection,Establishment and Maintenance
by R. J. Black and E. F. Gilam. Published by the University of Florida, this book explains how to select, plant and maintain over 60 flowering and ornamental plants and keep them attractive and disease- free in containers and flower beds.
by Elvin McDonald, provides a clear understanding of the optimum environments for growing orchids plus basic cultural advice, including potting, staking and dividing. Profusely illustrated with color photographs, this practical guide explains how to grow 18 groups of orchids and coax them to reflower.
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