Japanese Maples

The Complete Guide to Selection and Cultivation

Author: J. D. Vertrees,Peter Gregory

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 0881929328

Category: Gardening

Page: 404

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A latest edition of an extensively illustrated classic reference shares detailed descriptions for more than 150 new varieties as well as established favorites, sharing updated nomenclature as well as practical advice on successful cultivation and maintenance.

Japanese Maples

Momiji and Kaede

Author: J. D. Vertrees,Peter Gregory

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9780881925012

Category: Gardening

Page: 332

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An illustrated guide to over 400 species of Japanese maples provides their nomenclature, group identity, unique characteristics, and descriptions of foliage and color.

Timber Press Pocket Guide to Conifers

Author: Richard L. Bitner

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604691700

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

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Conifers are the perfect choice for groundcovers, shrubs, or trees in almost any garden. Evergreen and always architecturally interesting, they're also drought, pest-, and disease-resistant, and rarely have any demanding cultivation needs. The Timber Press Pocket Guide to Conifers is the perfect companion for anyone who needs a portable guide to conifer choices. With everything you need to know to choose and grow just the right conifer, this book also provides stunning photos of conifers in gardens so you can pick the plant you truly love.

Designing with Conifers

The Best Choices for Year-Round Interest in Your Garden

Author: Richard L. Bitner

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604693037

Category: Gardening

Page: 296

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With blue, green, and gold foliage and shapes ranging from spiky to weeping, conifers have the potential to be garden design stars. But they are commonly misused in gardens and landscapes, leading to looming spruces squashed against a house or rows of kettledrum-shaped yews along a sidewalk. When used correctly and creatively, conifers can be star players in creating beautiful, long-lasting plant combinations or serene backyard havens. Designing with Conifers shows readers exactly how to choose the best conifers for specific needs. Chapters cover shape, color, and conifers for specific sites and conditions, including front gardens, hedges and screens, topiary, dwarf conifers, shade gardens, Asian-style gardens, bonsai, and miniature railroad gardens. Also includes useful appendices that list of conifers for various problems and conditions, like conifers for areas plagued by deer and the best conifers for Christmas trees and Southern gardens. Each section is enlivened with gorgeous color photographs. Whatever landscape situation or challenge a gardener designer faces, Designing with Conifers shows how to make the best choice from this beautiful, useful, and versatile group of plants.

An Illustrated Guide to Maples

Author: N.A

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780881926019

Category: Gardening

Page: 464

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Landscape architects, garden designers, plant enthusiasts, and home gardeners will now find it easy to select the appropriate tree or shrub for any conditions.

Bonsai with Japanese Maples

Author: Peter Adams

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 0881928097

Category: Gardening

Page: 156

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With their delicate foliage, seasonal color changes, and intricate pattern of branching, Japanese maples are among the most popular and suitable plants for bonsai design. Much more than a mere how-to book, Bonsai with Japanese Maples is a forthright attempt to look at bonsai as art objects and to critique and assess them from an artist s perspective."

Maples of the World

Author: D. M. van Gelderen

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780881920000

Category: Gardening

Page: 458

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International experts worked for nearly two decades to produce this greatest single source of information on maples. Every known maple is described, including growth habit, distribution, hardiness, and autumn color, as well as useful information on culture, propagation, and pests and diseases.

Gardening With Conifers

Author: Adrian Bloom

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781770859081

Category: Gardening

Page: 232

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"Covers virtually every aspect of conifer use and culture in a format accessible to horticultural students and home gardeners alike ... Magnificently highlighted by more than 250 striking color photographs ... Conifers are showcased in their full glory as richly textured, brilliantly colored, and subtly structured plants deserving of a spot in every garden." -- Booklist Fifteen years after this review, we present a revised and expanded edition of this highly acclaimed reference. Among the changes is the addition of a foreword by Michael A. Dirr, author of such classics as Dirr's Hardy Trees and Shrubs: An Illustrated Encyclopedia. New content and updates are found in "Why Conifers?," "The Magic of Conifers," "A Closer Look at Conifers" and in the detailed practical section, "Growing Conifers in Your Garden." This edition features the author's comprehensively revised Directory of 600 conifers, so current that it includes Wollemia nobilis, a two million-year-old species only recently found and genetically identified, and available at a select few nurseries. Other new features are "Conifers that Grow on You" and "The Mauergarten Story," which chronicles the author's design of the garden at one of Germany's premiere nurseries. Comprehensive in scope and lavishly illustrated, the book includes a directory of more than 600 conifers and expert advice on: Size and growth rates, Canada/USA hardiness ratings Site and soil preferences Planting, maintenance and propagation Pruning, pests and diseases Dwarf conifers and ground covers Conifers in containers, moving conifers, and more. Gardening with Conifers is a thorough and beautiful guide to coniferous trees and shrubs of the world available to North American gardeners. Stunning color photographs show conifers young and old in a variety of environments, from small gardens to many-acred gardens. It reveals the magic that conifers bring to a garden and how they create structure and balance for year-round visual interest and color.

Niwaki

Pruning, Training and Shaping Trees the Japanese Way

Author: Jake Hobson

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 0881928356

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

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Over the years, Japanese gardeners have fine-tuned a distinctive set of pruning techniques that coax out the essential characters of their garden trees, or niwaki. In this highly practical book, Western gardeners are encouraged to draw upon the techniques and sculpt their own garden trees to unique effect. After first discussing the principles that underpin the techniques, the author offers in-depth guidelines for shaping pines, azaleas, conifers, broadleaved evergreens, bamboos and deciduous trees. Throughout the text, step-by-step illustrations accompany the instructions, while abundant photographs and anecdotes bring the ideas surrounding niwaki vividly to life.

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas

Author: Diana Grenfell,Michael Shadrack

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 0881929603

Category: Gardening

Page: 470

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An updated edition provides detailed, easy-to-read descriptions for growing, landscaping and augmenting a hosta garden, sharing related information for managing challenging environments, in a volume that features expanded coverage of 700 cultivated varieties.

400 Trees and Shrubs for Small Spaces

Author: Diana Miller

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 0881928755

Category: Gardening

Page: 216

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Trees and shrubs are a valuable asset to a garden bringing structure, shade, year-round interest and the all-important vertical dimension. But choosing the right ones for small gardens is a fine art, and it's all too easy to end up with heavyweight shrubs overtaking the border, dysfunctional climbers and trees outgrowing their designated spaces. In this practical reference, woody plant expert Diana Miller takes the anguish out of the process by recommending plants and cultivation techniques that excel in small garden spaces. Small gardens require careful planting, and the book starts by considering plants that fulfil a particular design function, such as trees that provide the right levels of shade for an underplanting of choice bulbs, columnar or weeping trees for very restricted spaces, and specimen shrubs that provide an effective foil for herbaceous perennials in a mixed border. At the heart of this book is a comprehensive plant directory that provides detailed descriptions, including full cultivation advice for over 400 top-performing trees and shrubs. Further advice on pruning, information on planting to encourage wildlife and handy lists that allow readers to search by colour, height and other characteristics are invaluable.

Creating Japanese Garden

Author: Philip Cave

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9780804831000

Category: Gardening

Page: 176

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Philip Cave, professional landscape architect and Japanese garden specialist, gives practical and aesthetic explanations of every aspect of a Japanese composition, from earliest design stages to actual construction and maintenance.

Miss Maple's Seeds

Author: Eliza Wheeler

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101627891

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Fans of Miss Rumphius will adore this gorgeous picture book which introduces the kind, nature-loving Miss Maple, who celebrates the miracle in each seed. Miss Maple gathers lost seeds that haven’t yet found a place to sprout. She takes them on field trips to explore places to grow. In her cozy maple tree house, she nurtures them; keeping them safe and warm until it's time for them to find roots of their own, and grow into the magnificent plants they’re destined to become. Eliza Wheeler’s luminous paintings feature gorgeous landscapes, lush foliage and charming details. Her tender story celebrates the potential found in each seed—since even the grandest tree and most brilliant flower had to grow from the smallest of seeds. Celebrate every season with Miss Maple, from Earth Day to graduations to harvest festivals.

Seeds of Woody Plants in North America

Author: James A. Young,Cheryl G. Young

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604691122

Category: Gardening

Page: 416

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A greatly revised edition of Agriculture Handbook 450 issued by the US Forest Service, this A–Z encyclopedia of woody plant seeds covers 386 genera, adds more than 1,000 literature citations to the original, and treats all aspects of collection, storage, and germination.

Planting and Maintaining a Tree Collection

Author: Simon Toomer

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 0881929301

Category: Gardening

Page: 183

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In this book, Toomer explores the fascinating subject of collecting trees from a historical, practical, and philosophical standpoint and in doing so illuminates the very special relationship that exists between humans and trees. What inspires so many of us to become tree collectors? How do we choose what to collect, and what makes us narrow it down to witch hazels or magnolias? And he looks at the different motivations behind tree collections ranging from aesthetic criteria to collections planted for education value or for scientific research.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids

Author: Alec Pridgeon,Alasdair Morrison

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780881928013

Category: Gardening

Page: 304

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This handsome reference, now available in paperback, is sure to delight gardeners. Encompassing a wide spectrum of orchid genera, more than 1,100 species and hybrids commonly in cultivation are detailed.

The Colors of Fall

A Celebration of New England's Foliage Season

Author: Jerry,Jerry Monkman,Marcy Monkman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780881506785

Category:

Page: N.A

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The perfect keepsake for those who cherish the most colorful time of the year in New England.

Camellias

The Gardener's Encyclopedia

Author: Jennifer Trehane

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780881928488

Category: Gardening

Page: 380

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For decades, large swathes of the United States and Europe believed camellias to be altogther too tender for garden use, their exquisite blooms in pure colors giving the impression that they were too rarified and delicate to tangle with. Today, few gardens are without their share of camellias. This encyclopedia is a comprehensive, one-stop reference for camellia enthusiasts at all levels. It provides information on how to grow and care for camellias as well as detailed descriptions of a handpicked selection of over 600 garden-worthy species and cultivars. The highly informed and truly international plant selection includes classic favorites as well as the latest introductions from around the world. Significant coverage is given to cold-hardy cultivars and there are chapters devoted to establishing camellias in the garden and growing them successfully in containers. Over 800 enticing images will entice all gardeners to accommodate more of these exquisite plants.