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Ornamental Tropical Shrubs

Author : Amanda Jarrett
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For gardeners lucky enough to live in the subtropical and tropical zones, here are 83 shrubs they can count on to display beautiful flowers and/or colorful, interesting leaves. Stunning color photos and practical advice make this book an inspiration as well as a how-to manual for those who want their gardens to put on a tropical show throughout the year. Learn how to use shrubs in garden design for hedges, borders, screens, bank covers, mass plantings, containers, as well as bird and butterfly attractors. You'll also learn how to maintain a healthy garden. In her straightforward style, Amanda Jarrett covers the basics of planting, watering, fertilizing, pruning, mulching, and controlling insects and diseases. Just follow Amanda's common-sense advice, and your garden will blossom for years to come.

Plants for Tropical Landscapes

Author : Fred D. Rauch
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Carefully selected plants add color, character, and charm to a wide variety of outdoor settings, providing much enjoyment and increasing the value of your home. Plants for Tropical Landscapes will help you select and group plants to create a successful tropical garden tailored to your needs and tastes. Gardeners and landscapers will find this treasury of more than 500 common plants easy to use and one of the most comprehensive guides available today. 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).

Common Forest Trees of Hawaii

Author : Elbert Luther Little
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Agriculture Handbook

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The European Garden Flora Flowering Plants

Author : James Cullen
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The European Garden Flora is the definitive manual for the accurate identification of cultivated ornamental flowering plants. Designed to meet the highest scientific standards, the vocabulary has nevertheless been kept as uncomplicated as possible so that the work is fully accessible to the informed gardener as well as to the professional botanist. This new edition has been thoroughly reorganised and revised, bringing it into line with modern taxonomic knowledge. Although Kuropean in name, the flora covers plants cultivated in most areas of the United States and Canada as well as in non-tropical parts of Asia and Australasia. Contains accounts of all the Monocotyledons, which includes those groups known informally as the `pelaloid monocotyledons' (the Liliaceae and Amaryllidaceae in the first edition, divided here among 17 families), the grasses and sedges (Ciramineae and Cyperaceae), the aroids (Araceae) and the large and diverse Orchidaceae.

A Native Hawaiian Garden

Author : John L. Culliney
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Hawai‘i is home to some of the rarest plants in the world, many of them now threatened by extinction. Despite a benign and nurturing climate, native species are declining almost everywhere in the Islands. Human-introduced pests, the spread of competing alien plants, wildfires, urban and agricultural development, and other disturbances of modern life are eliminating native species at an alarming pace. In fact, 38 percent of all plants on the U.S. endangered species list are native Hawaiian plants. A Native Hawaiian Garden is an effort to help stem the tide. Until recent years, few people attempted to raise native plants in their gardens, in schoolyards and parks, or around public buildings. But this situation is changing as essential information about raising native plants becomes more readily available. A Native Hawaiian Garden offers the most in-depth treatment yet on cultivating and propagating native Hawaiian plants. Following an overview of Hawaiian natural history and conservation, the book treats 63 species (many for the first time), giving detailed information on all stages of gardening: from preparing seeds for germination to the care and tending of the young plants in the landscape. Habitats where the plants are most likely to thrive are also described, as well as the uses that native Hawaiians made of the plants. Over 90 color photographs enhance the book. A Native Hawaiian Garden has much to offer professional horticulturists, landscapers, and botanists, and gives reason to hope that more spaces around housing developments, shopping malls, and other commercial buildings will soon include native plants. But the book will prove especially valuable to those gardeners who wish to grow and nurture something truly Hawaiian in their own backyards. Among the many rewards of growing natives, the authors make clear, is the opportunity to contribute your own experiences and findings to a vital preservation effort.

Flowering Plants in the Landscape

Author : Mildred E. Mathias
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This book describes some of the world's most spectacular flowering trees, shrubs, vines, and ground covers and gives instructions for growing them. A delightful visual experience, it offers exciting possibilities for enhancing the landscape with the beauty of flowers and serves as an invaluable guide to the flowering plants of tropical and subtropical regions.

Growing Native Hawaiian Plants

Author : Heidi Leianuenue Bornhorst
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Horticulturist and gardening columnist Heidi Bornhorst provides practical advice for growing 75 plants-33 of them new to this edition. A section on basic techniques includes growing plants from cuttings or seeds, air-layering, grafting, watering, xeriscaping, transplanting, fertilizing, pruning, and water gardening. Sections on ground covers, grasses and sedges, shrubs, vines, trees, and ferns explain the care and use of individual plants and describe each plant's importance in Hawaiian culture. Photos illustrate the features of the plants and their use in the landscape.

The Hawai i Garden

Author : Horace F. Clay
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Hawaii is the home of the world's greatest collection of tropical and subtropical plants. The Islands' benign and varied microclimates have accepted plants from many different places, ranging from the humid jungle rain forests to arid deserts, and from seacoasts sprayed with salt to mountainsides of almost Andean heights. With the enormous variety of plants that have made Hawaii one great botanical garden, comes also a great curiosity and search for knowledge about them. This volume features more than 100 striking plants, grown for their colorful or exotic flowers and foliage. All of these exotics have proved successful for the amateur gardener in Hawaii, including several unusual new varieties and cultivars, only recently made available commercially. Among these are the Hawaiian butterfly anthurium, the jewel of Burma ginger, ice-blue calathea, and a rare ginger from Tahiti.

The Hawai i Garden

Author : Horace Freestone Clay
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