Landscaping the Home Grounds How When Where and What to Plant

Author: Valdesian Nurseries
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780282544348
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Excerpt from Landscaping the Home Grounds; How, When, Where, and What to Plant: Catalog of Evergreens, Shrubs, Vines, Roses, Perennials and Bulbs, Fruit, Trees and Plants When Landscape Gardening. Is mentioned many people think of vast estates and the expenditure of large sums of money, but this is a mistaken idea, for the small and medium sized places lend themselves to artistic treatment fully as well as larger ones. Planting Plans - Parties desiring the services of a Land scape Gardener will do well to correspond with us before con tracting this work, as we can have one of our men call, if within a distance of 200 or 300 miles of our nurseries, and look over the work, make out the planting plans, supply the nursery stock. And if a satisfactory man cannot be had to do the planting, we can send a man from our nurseries to oversee the planting. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Old House Journal

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Old-House Journal is the original magazine devoted to restoring and preserving old houses. For more than 35 years, our mission has been to help old-house owners repair, restore, update, and decorate buildings of every age and architectural style. Each issue explores hands-on restoration techniques, practical architectural guidelines, historical overviews, and homeowner stories--all in a trusted, authoritative voice.

Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast

Author: Andy MacKinnon
Publisher: Publishing Partners
ISBN: 9781772130089
Format: PDF
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This easy-to-use field guide features 794 species of plants commonly found along the Pacific coast from Oregon to Alaska, including trees, shrubs, wildflowers, aquatic plants, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens. PLANTS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST COAST covers the coastal region from shoreline to alpine, including the western Cascades. Includes: * 1100 color photographs * More than 1000 line drawings and silhouettes * Clear species descriptions and keys to groups * Descriptions of each plant's habitat and range * 794 new color range maps. * Rich and engaging notes on each species describe aboriginal and other local uses of plants for food, medicine and implements, along with unique characteristics of the plants and the origins of their names. For both amateurs and professionals, this is the best, most accessible, most up-to-date guide of its kind.

Beatrix Farrand s Plant Book for Dumbarton Oaks

Author: Diane Kostial McGuire
Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks
ISBN: 9780884021025
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The Plant Book for Dumbarton Oaks was prepared as a resource for those charged with maintenance of the gardens following their acquisition by Harvard University in 1941. Beatrix Farrand here explains the reasoning behind her plan for each of the gardens and stipulates how each should be cared for in order that its basic character remain intact. Her resourceful suggestions for alternative plantings, her rigorous strictures concerning pruning and replacement, her exposition of the overall concept that underlies each detail, and the plant lists that accompany her discussion of each garden make this a volume of interest to every student, practitioner, and lover of landscape design.

Growing Using Herbs

Author: Kay N. Sanecki
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780806937748
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Delicious when added to food, curative when taken medicinally, herbs have a wide range of uses. As long as there's suitable soil and shelter from wind, these adaptable plants flourish on the sill and in the garden, so you can use them at their freshest. Uncover invaluable advice on buying and planting herbs, alternative methods of propagation. Close-up drawings show how to sow seedlings, and replant cuttings from the stem or root. Examples of miniature herb gardens, as well as more elaborate block planting, will pique your imagination and suggest possible layouts. Here are all the popular culinary, healing, and scented herbs, each shown in glorious color, with details of its origins, uses, and growing habits, and practical tips on harvesting and storage. Preserve the value and flavor of herbs by effective drying, including artificial heat, drying rooms, and rubbing down. From the flavorful Alexanders to the fragrant wormwood, you'll enjoy the results of your efforts all year long!

Trees and Shrubs of California

Author: John David Stuart
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520221093
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"Finally a guide to the woody plants of wildland California! The easy-to-follow vegetative keys, revealing drawings, crisp color photos, and handy range maps combine to make this a beautiful, reader-friendly resource to the novice and the expert alike. Each species has a page of text, including notes on habitat, morphology, and economic importance."--Michael Barbour, editor of "California's Changing Landscapes" "I love this book. It is warmly welcome as a guide for California's avid public, a public that includes natural history lovers, conservationists, consultants, agencies, and public and private land managers. It is useful, useable, packed with accurate information, and cannot help but assist us in the difficult job of preserving our natural heritage."--Jake Sigg, President, California Native Plant Society


Author: Michelle Slatalla
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 1579657354
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Named a Best Gift Book for Gardeners by The New York Times Book Review, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times,Domino magazine, and Goop. Our homes’ outdoor spaces can—and should—be as welcoming and carefully considered as our living rooms; when treated as extensions of our homes, these spaces enrich our lives immeasurably. That was the guiding principle when, under the direction of editor in chief Michelle Slatalla (whose New York Times style columns were weekly must-reads for a decade), the team behind launched sister site Like Remodelista, Gardenista caters to an older, more established audience (75 percent of readers are over the age of 35) and is known for its sophisticated, well-edited aesthetic. The book contains lushly photographed tours of 12 enviable gardens; planting guides for a variety of climates and color palettes; in-depth case studies on more than a dozen outdoor structures (from yoga studios to chicken coops); do-it-yourself projects; easy-to-implement design ideas; “The Gardenista 100,” a guide to timeless everyday objects for the outdoors; plus advice from landscape professionals. Equal parts inspiration and expert intel, Gardenista is both a perfect starting point and an all-in-one manual when questions arise.