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RHS Genealogy for Gardeners

RHS Genealogy for Gardeners

Plant Families Explored and Explained

  • Author: Simon Maughan,Ross Bayton
  • Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
  • ISBN: 9781784723804
  • Category: Botany
  • Page: 224
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RHS Genealogy for Gardeners is part of the bestselling series that includes RHS Latin for Gardeners and RHS Botany for Gardeners. This informative, easy-to-understand and beautifully designed reference book explores plant families and the plant family tree in unparalleled detail. From roses (Rosaceae) to rhubarb (Polygonaceae) and carrots (Apiaceae) to camellias (Theaceae), RHS Genealogy for Gardeners unlocks a wealth of practical information, helping you to identify, select and cultivate plants from over 70 families most familiar to gardeners. Along with details about the size, range, origin and appearance of each family, feature boxes highlight interesting facts and provide useful growing tips. Whether you are a gardener, horticultural student, budding botanist or plant enthusiast, RHS Genealogy for Gardeners will help you understand and appreciate the extraordinary diversity and unrivalled splendour of the plant kingdom.

Plant Families

Plant Families

A Guide for Gardeners and Botanists

  • Author: Ross Bayton,Simon Maughan
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022652308X
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 224
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Most of us think of plants as belonging to one big family, but they don't. There are actually hundreds of different plant families, which botanists have grouped together using what they know of their family histories and genealogy, to bring some sense and order to more than quarter of million different plant species. Using this knowledge, we can teach ourselves to see similarities of characteristics between plants and get a pretty good idea of which family they belong to. GENEALOGY FOR GARDERNERS presents the enormous diversity shown by the many families of plants in a way that is easy to understand, whether one's interest lies in natural history or with horticulture. The superb illustrations make it exceptionally attractive and accessible book. Information boxes on most pages highlight interesting facts, unexpected relationships, botanical curiosities, and notable members of plant family groups. Readers can make sense of the enormous biological diversity of the plant kingdom, by piecing together family likenesses and genealogical connections.

Botany for Gardeners

Botany for Gardeners

The Art and Science of Gardening Explained and Explored

  • Author: Geoff Hodge
  • Publisher: Crows Nest
  • ISBN: 9781743317228
  • Category: Botanists
  • Page: 224
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Over 3,000 botanical terms explored and explained. An accessible, informative, and beautifully illustrated guide to the mysteries of botanical terms and the science of plants.

Stearn's Dictionary of Plant Names for Gardeners

Stearn's Dictionary of Plant Names for Gardeners

A Handbook on the Origin and Meaning of the Botanical Names of Some Cultivated Plants

  • Author: William Thomas Stearn
  • Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • ISBN: 9780304364695
  • Category: Botany
  • Page: 363
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Stearn's classic dictionary of the meaning and origin of some 6,000 botanical names

Latin for Gardeners

Latin for Gardeners

Over 3,000 Plant Names Explained and Explored

  • Author: Lorraine Harrison
  • Publisher: Crows Nest
  • ISBN: 9781743312759
  • Category: Latin language
  • Page: 224
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Latin for Gardeners is an informative, entertaining and beautifully illustrated unraveling of the mysteries of botanical Latin. Over 3000 Latin names are listed alphabetically, showing how botanical Latin can reveal where a plant originally comes from (and thus its preferred growing conditions), along with such properties as its shape, form, colour, taste and smell. Each name is clearly defined and accompanied by a pronunciation guide, and the pages are filled with attractive botanical illustrations. Fascinating feature spreads retell the adventures of important plant hunters such as Sir Jospeh Banks and Alexander von Humboldt, and explain how their discoveries affect the way our gardens look today. Individual plants are also profiled throughout, showing how their names can illuminate their hidden histories. Aided by this book, every gardener, and their garden, will benefit from uncovering the wealth of information that lies within the remarkable world of Latin binomials.

Practical Botany for Gardeners

Practical Botany for Gardeners

Over 3,000 Botanical Terms Explained and Explored

  • Author: Geoff Hodge
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022609409X
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 224
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Gardening can be frustratingly shrouded in secrecy. Fickle plants make seemingly spontaneous decisions to bloom or bust, seeds sprout magically in the blink of an eye, and deep-rooted mysteries unfold underground and out of sight. Understanding basic botany is like unlocking a horticultural code; fortunately learning a little science can reveal the secrets of the botanical universe and shed some light on what’s really going on in your garden. Practical Botany for Gardeners provides an elegant and accessible introduction to the world of botany. It presents the essentials that every gardener needs to know, connecting explanations of scientific facts with useful gardening tips. Flip to the roots section and you’ll not only learn how different types of roots support a plant but also find that adding fungi to soil aids growth. The pruning section both defines “lateral buds” and explains how far back on a shoot to cut in order to propagate them. The book breaks down key areas and terminology with easy-to-navigate chapters arranged by theme, such as plant types, plant parts, inner workings, and external factors. “Great Botanists” and “Botany in Action” boxes delve deeper into the fascinating byways of plant science. This multifaceted book also includes two hundred botanical illustrations and basic diagrams that hearken to the classic roots of botany. Part handbook, part reference, Practical Botany for Gardeners is a beautifully captivating read. It’s a must for garden lovers and backyard botanists who want to grow and nurture their own plant knowledge.

A Gardener's Latin

A Gardener's Latin

The language of plants explained

  • Author: Richard Bird
  • Publisher: Pavilion Books
  • ISBN: 1909881686
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 300
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Every gardener needs to know their Latin names. They may look confusing at first, but once you understand what certain key words mean, impenetrable-sounding and hard-to-pronounce species names are suddenly demystified. Many Latin names hide the secrets of where the plant is found, its colour, flowering times, leaf pattern, natural habitat and all sorts of other information that's extremely useful to the gardener: if you want a plant for a shady place, choose one with a name ending in sylvestris ('of woods'), while if your garden is dry, look out for the suffix epigeios ('of dry places').More than just a dictionary of plant names, this fascinating book explains the meaning of hundreds of Latin plant terms, grouped into handily themed sections such as plants that are named after famous women, plants that are named after the shape of their leaves, plants that are named after their fragrance or the time of year that they flower. Within these pages you'll learn that Digitalis purpurea (the common foxglove) is purple, that the sanguineum in Geranium sanguineum means 'bloody' (its common name is the bloody cranesbill), and to steer clear of any plant whose Latin name ends in infestus.

The Names of Plants

The Names of Plants

  • Author: D. Gledhill
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521866453
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 426
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This book is a reference for botanists and horticulturalists, including an historic account of names and a comprehensive glossary.

Gardens and Gardeners of the Ancient World

Gardens and Gardeners of the Ancient World

History, Myth and Archaeology

  • Author: Linda Farrar
  • Publisher: Windgather Press
  • ISBN: 1909686867
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 304
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From the earliest of times people have sought to grow and nurture plants in a garden area. Gardens and Gardeners of the Ancient World traces the beginning of gardening and garden history, from Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, to the Minoans and Mycenaeans, Greeks, Etruscans and Romans, through Byzantine, Islamic and Persian gardens right up to the Middle Ages. It shows how gardens in each period were designed and cultivated. Evidence for garden art and horticulture is gathered from surviving examples of ancient art, literature, archaeology, actual period gardens that have survived the centuries and the wealth of garden myths associated with certain plants. These sources bring ancient gardens and their gardeners back to life, and provide information on which plants were chosen as garden worthy, their setting and the design and appearance of ancient gardens. Deities associated with aspects of gardens and the garden's fertility are featured - everyone wanted a fertile garden. Different forms of public and domestic gardens are explored, and the features that you would find there; whether paths, pools, arbors and arches, seating or decorative sculpture. The ideal garden could be like the Greek groves of the Academy in Athens, a garden so fine that it was comparable with that of the mythical king Alcinoos, the paradise contemplated by the Islamic world, or a personal version of a garden of Eden that Early Christians could create for themselves or in the forecourt of their churches. In general books on garden history cover all periods up to the present, often placing all ancient gardens in one chapter at the beginning. But there is so much of interest to be found in these early millennia. Generously illustrated with 150 images, with plant lists for each period, this is essential reading for everyone interested in garden history and ancient societies.

A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

  • Author: Michael Allaby
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0191079030
  • Category: Science
  • Page: N.A
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Completely revised and updated with over 250 new entries, the third edition of this dictionary offers broad coverage of all aspects related to the field of plant sciences including biochemistry, plant physiology, cytology, ecology, genetics, evolution, biogeography, earth history, and earth sciences. New entries such as evo-devo, sister relationship, polytomy, and parallel sequencing make this the most up-to-date and comprehensive dictionary available. Useful appendices (The Universal Genetic Code, The Geologic Time-Scale, SI Units, Plant Classification, Fungi Classification) and a dedicated companion website featuring web links to relevant online resources support and enhance the A to Z entries. Clear, accessible, and concise, this is the ideal dictionary for students of botany, plant sciences and plant biology, environmental science and horticulture, as well as for amateur botanists and naturalists, and for the general reader with an interest in botany.

RHS Wisley Experts Gardeners' Advice

RHS Wisley Experts Gardeners' Advice

  • Author: Alan R. Toogood
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781405303385
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 288
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Practical advice for gardeners from the acknowledged experts at RHS Wisley. They tackle over 300 common gardening problems, from which plants to grow to dealing with pests.

Flora

Flora

The Graphic Book of the Garden

  • Author: Guy Barter
  • Publisher: Aurum Press
  • ISBN: 9781781316047
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 224
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From the best flowers to plant to encourage the industrious honeybee, to the right soils for your plants, from the easiest-to-grow varieties of courgette, to planning out your garden, RHS expert Guy Barter has curated a selection of graphics to instruct and inspire the green-fingered enthusiast. Packed with colourful graphics illustrating the how to’s, facts and trivia of gardening, this gorgeous book is the perfect gift for those who want to keep their garden green and healthy, or looking to start their first garden. Packed with expert advice and over 100 original and unique illustrations, this beautiful visual reference book illuminates some of the trickier aspects of gardening as well as providing an introduction to the basics. Divided into the main themes of Planning, Planting, Choosing, Vegetables & Herbs, Fruit & Vines, and Practicalities; no matter where you are in your gardening abilities, Flora will ensure that you have all the know-how to start your garden and how to keep it green and healthy.

The Plant Life of China

The Plant Life of China

Diversity and Distribution

  • Author: Geoffrey P. Chapman,Yin-Zheng Wang
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3662048388
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 257
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An authoritative account of the fascinating plant life of China, written by two botanical experts. Chinese plant life is estimated to include up to 30000 species and extends from the Himalayan snow line across a diversity of habitats to the lush tropical south. Although for many years access to Chinese plants was limited, the present situation provides an opportunity for a new and authoritative assessment of botanical treasure-houses such as Yunnan and Sichuan. It will be of interest to those working in agriculture, alternative medicine, plant conservation, ecology, genetics, horticulture, molecular biology and taxonomy.

Science and the Garden

Science and the Garden

The Scientific Basis of Horticultural Practice

  • Author: David S. Ingram,Daphne Vince-Prue,Peter J. Gregory
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118778391
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 392
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Most conventional gardening books concentrate on how and when to carry out horticultural tasks such as pruning, seed sowing and taking cuttings. Science and the Garden, Third Edition is unique in explaining in straightforward terms some of the science that underlies these practices. It is principally a book of 'Why' ? Why are plants green? Why do some plants only flower in the autumn? Why do lateral buds begin to grow when the terminal bud is removed by pruning? Why are some plants successful as weeds? Why does climate variability and change mean change for gardeners? But it also goes on to deal with the 'How', providing rationale behind the practical advice. The coverage is wide-ranging and comprehensive and includes: the diversity, structure, functioning and reproduction of garden plants; nomenclature and classification; genetics and plant breeding; soil properties and soil management; environmental factors affecting growth and development; methods of propagation; size and form; colour, scent and sound; climate; environmental change; protected cultivation; pest, disease and weed diversity and control; post-harvest management and storage; garden ecology and conservation; sustainable horticulture; gardens and human health and wellbeing; and gardens for science. This expanded and fully updated Third Edition of Science and the Garden includes two completely new chapters on important topics: Climate and Other Environmental Changes Health, Wellbeing and Socio-cultural Benefits Many of the other chapters have been completely re-written or extensively revised and expanded, often with new authors and/or illustrators, and the remainder have all been carefully updated and re-edited. Published in collaboration with the Royal Horticultural Society, reproduced in full colour throughout, carefully edited and beautifully produced, this new edition remains a key text for students of horticulture and will also appeal to amateur and professional gardeners wishing to know more about the fascinating science behind the plants and practices that are the everyday currency of gardening.

RHS Gardening School

RHS Gardening School

Everything You Need to Know to Garden Like a Professional

  • Author: Simon Akeroyd,Dr Ross Bayton
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1784724750
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 256
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Keen amateur gardeners and aspiring professionals can learn from the expertise of the RHS with this handy guide. It doesn't matter if you're an old hand at gardening or just starting out, there are always things to discover and opportunities to improve, whether it's mastering a new technique or brushing up on your botany. RHS Gardening School is the perfect guide for gardeners who want to learn. Inside you'll find chapters on: Understanding plants Everyday garden care Problem solving Planting design Gardening through the year and much more. Hands-on guidance and step-by-step instructions explain topics such as pruning, pest and diseases, weed removal and caring for lawns. Expert gardeners explain the underlying principles in plain English, while clear diagrams and beautiful photographs inspire and inform. Become a better, smarter, more productive gardener with this complete guide to horticulture in one handy book.

Working with Ferns

Working with Ferns

Issues and Applications

  • Author: Helena Fernández,Ashwani Kumar,Maria Angeles Revilla
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9781441971623
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 386
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This well timed volume features a selection of chapters composed by experts in their respective fields. It covers a broad range of topics, from its fundamental biology to the fern’s population genetics and environmental and therapeutic applications.

RHS How Do Worms Work?

RHS How Do Worms Work?

A Gardener's Collection of Curious Questions and Astonishing Answers

  • Author: Guy Barter,The Royal Horticultural Society
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 178472503X
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 224
  • View: 505
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Ever wondered how worms breathe? Or why exactly trees are so big? This book covers all aspects of gardens and gardening, and will satisfy all your horticultural curiosity. Packed with photographs, vintage engravings and diagrams, this book will answer everything from the practical to the quirky and whimsical. Feature boxes provide practical guidance, so that you can apply your new-found knowledge to your own garden. Written by the head of the RHS Members' Advisory Service, this book is the ideal gift for fact-loving gardeners with curious minds.

RHS Herbs for the Gourmet Gardener

RHS Herbs for the Gourmet Gardener

Old, New, Common and Curious Herbs to Grow and Eat

  • Author: Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain),Caroline Holmes
  • Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
  • ISBN: 9781845338855
  • Category: Cooking (Herbs)
  • Page: 224
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More and more gardeners are discovering the delight of preparing and eating fresh homegrown food. For this growing band of enthusiasts, RHS Herbs for the Gourmet Gardener is the indispensable guide to what to grow, cook and eat. Alongside familiar herb varieties are numerous novel options that offer a world of new colours and tastes. Each herb has its own listing, providing accessible information on climate, size, origin, storage, preparation and cultivation. Fascinating historical facts, nutritional information and classic recipes are interspersed with feature spreads on topics such as edible flowers and herbs to drink.

Common Families of Flowering Plants

Common Families of Flowering Plants

  • Author: Michael Hickey,Clive King
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521576093
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 212
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This book provides a basic introduction to twenty-five commonly occurring families of flowering plants, chosen for their economic, ornamental and ecological importance. It is designed to enable students of botany and related disciplines to gain some knowledge of the general characteristics of each family and also the relationships among them. An introductory section provides basic botanical information essential for a proper consideration of the families themselves. For each family, information on its distribution, classification, general features and economic importance precedes a detailed description of a typical representative species that will be useful to botanists and botany students. Illustrated throughout with clear and accurate line diagrams and accompanied by an extensive glossary.

RHS Small Garden Handbook

RHS Small Garden Handbook

Making the most of your outdoor space

  • Author: Andrew Wilson
  • Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
  • ISBN: 1845338499
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 224
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'RHS Small Garden Handbook...show[s] the process of planning, planting and maintaining an outdoor space that will lift your heart every time you step outside.' - The Independent 'Clear and practical principles of design' - BBC Gardens Illustrated A garden offers invaluable space for relaxing entertaining, and, above all, enjoying the huge pleasure of growing your own flowers, shrubs, trees, and crops. However, a small garden can present challenges to even the most experience gardener: it may be overlooked, which can impact upon your privacy; there may be more shade than you would like; and it may not be immediately obvious how to create a space that is both multifunctional and beautiful. RHS Small Garden Handbook provides an all-in-one guide for small space gardeners and draws on the experience in growing, planting, landscaping and design for which the RHS is world famous. It begins by explaining how to assess your plot so that you are aware of the soil, orientation, microclimate, existing materials and proportions that you have to work with, before revealing the principles of good design. Showing how your decisions on layout, colour and texture will affect the finished design and what tricks can be played to create a greater sense of space - with everything from expert design advice on boundaries, hedges and fences to clever ideas for containers and storage - every gardener will gain confidence in creating a garden to enjoy no matter how big the plot. Each of the nine chapters includes 15 ways to make instant improvements and a real-life case study to inspire change. All the gardens featured in the book's 300 photographs are accessible, achievable and truly inspirational. Contents Includes... Basics Design Styles Materials Boundaries Structures Water Planting Upkeep ... and much much more!