Flowers

Rocky Mountain Wildflowers (Colorado Mountain Club Pack Guide)
$4.97
Description
* Superb photos of the most "showy" Rocky Mountain wildflowers
* Wildflowers from New Mexico up through Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and Alberta.
* Excellent descriptions by horticulturist Jim Ells

The Rocky Mountains, from northern New Mexico through southern Alberta are collectively referred to as the "spine of the continent." Along the flanks of this spine you will find a starting array of stunningly beautiful wildflowers in the life zones from the foothills at 5,000 feet to alpine zone at 11,000 feet.

Rocky Mountain Wildflowers is the author's selection of the 150 most "showy," beautiful, colorful, and striking wildflowers based on years of observation. The range of wildflowers runs from the deep red Plains Prickly Pear to pink Showy Milkweed in the foothills to delicate purple Fairy Slippers and the pink Woodland Pinedrops in deep moist subalpine forests and to the Alpine Buttercups and Yellow Avalanche Lillys at treeline. Every great Rocky Mountain wildflower is included.

Each plant is described by its common name, its scientific name and then by the appearance of the stem, leaves and flower and the most likely plant life zones where the flower may be found.

ISBN
9781937052034
By
Ells Ph D, James
Publisher
Colorado Mountain Club
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
692524
Location
C
The Tulip: The Story of the Flower That Has Made Men Mad
$4.82
Description

The New York Times bestseller and international publishing sensation-now available in paperback.

Greed, desire, anguish, and devotion have all played their part in the development of the tulip from a wild flower of the Asian steppes to the worldwide phenomenon it is today. No other flower has ever carried so much cultural baggage: it charts political upheavals, illuminates social behavior, mirrors economic booms and busts, and plots the ebb and flow of religious persecution.

Sumptuously illustrated from a wide range of sources, this beautifully produced and irresistible volume has become a bible, a unique source book, a universal gift book, and a joy to all who possess it. Now available in paperback, it's as irresistible as its subject.

ISBN
9781582341309
By
Pavord, Anna
Publisher
Bloomsbury USA
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
741587
Location
D
The Cutting Garden: Growing and Arranging Garden Flowers
$18.76
Description
This stunning practical guide shows you how to plan and create a cutting garden from which glorious flower arrangements can be created, whether you're a beginner or an experienced flower gardener. From growing decorative flowers and foliage and maintaining a well-stocked cutting garden to creating floral arrangements ranging from simple bunches to romantic hanging globes, swags and medallions, this beautifully presented book provides all the information you need to get started with your own cutting garden. A must-have for any flower-lover's shelf!
ISBN
9780711234659
By
Raven, Sarah
Publisher
Frances Lincoln
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
709151
Location
A
Growing and Propagating Wild Flowers
$7.60
Description
This book, the most complete and expert treatment of wild flower propagation and cultivation to date, offers a sure approach to gardening with native plants while practicing good conservation. Based on ten years of pioneering research at the North Carolina Botanical Garden, Growing and Propagating Wild Flowers features practical, easy-to-follow methods for raising native plants from seeds, cuttings, and divisions specific instructions on the propagation and cultivation of plants representing nearly 100 genera of wild flowers, carnivorous plants, and ferns more than 250 illustrations, including 32 color photographs and 3 sample design plans for a perennial border For each species treated, the author includes descriptions of growth habits, flowers, fruits and seeds outstanding ornamental characteristics, flowering and fruiting times detailed directions on the collection, cleaning, storage, and germination of seed information on cultivation and use in the home landscape notes on related species and their propagation The native plants cited as examples are found primarily in the eastern United States. The propagation and handling techniques, however, will be useful throughout the temperate areas of the country.

ISBN
9780807841310
By
Phillips, Harry R
Publisher
The University of North Carolina Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
742393
Location
D
All About Pruning
$6.06
ISBN
9780897211987
By
Buscher, Fred
Publisher
Ortho Books
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
742884
Location
L
Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees
$16.99
Description
As seen on PBS's American Spring LIVE, the award-winning author of The Triumph of Seeds and Feathers presents a natural and cultural history of bees: the buzzing wee beasties that make the world go round.
Bees are like oxygen: ubiquitous, essential, and, for the most part, unseen. While we might overlook them, they lie at the heart of relationships that bind the human and natural worlds. In Buzz, the beloved Thor Hanson takes us on a journey that begins 125 million years ago, when a wasp first dared to feed pollen to its young. From honeybees and bumbles to lesser-known diggers, miners, leafcutters, and masons, bees have long been central to our harvests, our mythologies, and our very existence. They've given us sweetness and light, the beauty of flowers, and as much as a third of the foodstuffs we eat. And, alarmingly, they are at risk of disappearing.
As informative and enchanting as the waggle dance of a honeybee, Buzz shows us why all bees are wonders to celebrate and protect. Read this book and you'll never overlook them again.
ISBN
9781541699533
By
Hanson, Thor
Publisher
Basic Books
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781541699533
Location
Nature
The Small Garden: A Practical Guide to Planning & Planting (Wayside Gardens Collection)
$5.99
Description
Find maximum enjoyment in a minimum of gardening space. Several illustrated planting plans and dozens of full-color photographs explore what you can accomplish in a small yard. Guidance is given on selecting pavings as well as the right grasses for laying a lawn. Discover the possibilities of boundary treatments like walls, fences, trellises, and hedges, and see how features like furniture, containers, sculpture, lighting, and even water can be incorporated. Choose the perfect plants for your space and design. Care and maintenance instruction is included along with tasks for each season.
ISBN
9780806938332
By
Toll, Julie
Publisher
Sterling Pub Co Inc
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
692814
Location
A
An Island Garden
$27.95
Description
Though Celia Thaxter had always thought of herself first and foremost as a poet, it is her Island Garden for which she is remembered. This, a collection of remembrances and advice from her summers gardening on Appledore Island among the Isles of Shoals, was originally published in 1894, shortly before her death.

Her father, Thomas Laighton, a linchpin of the nineteenth-century New England cultural scene, ran the Appledore House Hotel, which became a salon for many prominent writers and artists, including figures such Emerson, Hawthorne, Longfellow, Jewett, and Whittier. Childe Hassam, the famous American Impressionist whose delicate watercolor paintings appear throughout this volume, treasured his summers spent with these "jolly, refined, interesting and artistic set of people‚]‚€‚] like one large family."

Celia's garden, on this same island, was admired by her friends and neighbors, and her picturesque language captures its stretching stems and blossoming flowers in vivid prose, ranging in mood from bitter defeat delivered by unrelenting slugs to the exultant triumph of birdsong and bursting blooms. For over a century, An Island Garden has served as an example of the very best garden writing has to offer, and inspiration for all writers of prose.

ISBN
9781567926439
By
Thaxter, Celia
Publisher
David R Godine
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781567926439
Location
Nature
The Japanese Iris
$17.22
Description
An international authority on irises offers the first definitive book in English on the history and cultivation of the Japanese iris.
ISBN
9780874515121
By
McEwen, Currier
Publisher
Brandeis University Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Signed by author. Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
652622
Location
A
Carnivorous Plants of the World
$5.91
Description
First published in 1986, a gardening handbook which examines carnivorous plants from around the world, covering Venus fly traps, pitcher plants, sundews, butterworts and bladderworts, offering advice on cultivation, pests and diseases and hybridization.
ISBN
9780881920666
By
Pietropaolo, Patricia
Publisher
Timber Press
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
652798
Location
A
Perennials for Every Purpose: Choose the Right Plants for Your Conditions, Your Garden, and Your Taste (A Rodale Organic Gardening Book)
$5.91
Description

The title says it all-- there really are perennials for all of your gardening sites and needs. Whether you have a shady spot or want a plant that attracts birds, Perennials for Every Purpose features plants that are perfectly suited to your needs. Author Larry Hodgson expresses his passion for perennials with hands-on advice and tell-it-like-it-is descriptions. Larry never gives up on a plant until he has learned its strengths and weaknesses, and he delivers his hard-won secrets in this book.

ISBN
9780875968933
By
Hodgson, Larry
Publisher
Rodale Books
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
741061
Location
D
An Encyclopedia of Shade Perennials
$7.60
Description
Finding an array of unique and diverse plants for shade might seem like a daunting task, with limited options available to the gardener. Shade perennial expert W. George Schmid dispels this perception in his new encyclopedia. This companionable reference provides information on more than 7000 species and cultivars in 184 genera, from "Acanthus" to "Woodwardia" -- some new to horticulture, others unjustly overlooked, but all beautifully suited to the shade garden.
Schmid has behind him a half century of practical gardening experience, horticultural education, and extensive travel observing shade perennials in their native habitats; readers are therefore treated to both useful growing tips and his personal associations with the plants. The expert text is rounded out with 500 stunning color photographs, many taken by the author himself.
ISBN
9780881925494
By
Schmid, W George
Publisher
Timber Press, Incorporated
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
707025
Location
A