This title helps you create a fragrant paradise to enjoy throughout the year, shown in 100 stunning photographs. You can make the most of scent around the garden by planting bulbs, annuals, perennials, herbs and small trees. You can choose beautiful plants that will calm, stimulate and uplift the body and spirit, such as butterfly bushes, honeysuckle, hyacinths, jasmine, lavender, lilac and roses. It describes scented schemes for many different garden styles, including cottage, Mediterranean and formal. It features an at-a-glance reference chart giving plant descriptions and a guide to their common names. Smell is one of the most powerful of our senses, and a glorious garden filled with subtle or intoxicating fragrances can affect our mood and wellbeing. This invaluable handbook describes the myriad plants that have scented qualities, whether it is in their flowers, leaves, fruit or bark, and explains how to use them effectively in different locations and garden styles. There is guidance on planting and harvesting for maximum fragrance, as well as advice on how to choose varieties that will provide interest throughout the year, and from morning until night. There is also a useful chart listing scented plants with their growing season and attributes.
This Garden Diary, Journal & Log Book is a book of 100 lined diary pages plus 10 garden plot graph pages with lined garden bed pages opposite for notations. Lined pages are illustrated with whimsical leaves. Plan your garden beds and track changes as they occur for a time-sensitive record from year to year. Pest and disease prevention, plant propagation, zone map, weights and measures and conversion tables are included. Note: This book is a smaller version of the many forms and logs found in the more comprehensive book entitled The Garden Journal, Planner & Log Book. This is for those who want a simpler format or need more diary pages and plotting graphs for additional garden beds. The following is from The Garden Journal, Planner & Log Book and holds true even for this smaller, less complex version: "Even more valuable than your favorite garden trowel or spade is a written record of what works in your garden. WHILE GARDENING BOOKS AND THE INTERNET ARE FULL OF GREAT ADVICE, THEY CAN'T REPLACE PERSONAL EXPERIENCE. Your garden is in your micro-climate, with your soil. Perennials in one part of the country aren't perennials in another. There are simply too many plants and too many variables for anyone to remember from year to year what worked where and what didn't and why. You need to remember WHAT WORKS FOR YOU--IN YOUR GARDEN. What really makes the difference between a great and a mediocre garden is how well the gardener keeps track of all the information needed to enhance success and avoid repeated failures. "YOUR GARDEN WILL LOOK LIKE ART, but you will know that THE GARDEN DIARY, JOURNAL, & LOG BOOK is the science behind your success."
This book shows you how to create a garden with glorious colour in every season, with 130 photographs. You can enjoy vibrant beds and borders throughout the year, with practical advice and ideas for stunning combinations. It features easy-to-follow instructions for seasonal gardening tasks - from sowing seeds to overwintering flowers - and details of when plants are at their best. It features planting ideas for low-maintenance, seasonal interest using perennials, bulbs, berries, foliage, stems, evergreen shrubs, heathers, grasses and conifers. It includes a simple reference chart giving planting and flowering times for many common garden plants. As the year progresses, different types of plant come into their own. Bulbs begin to open in spring, hardy perennials make stunning statements in summer, foliage turns golden in the fall, and shrubs provide interest during the winter months. Discovering which plants are at their best at which times is the secret to ensuring a continuous display, and this book is full of expert instructions for providing successional colour all year long. Season by season, the book suggests plants for colour, as well as listing the main jobs that need to be done in the garden. Illustrated with over 130 beautiful photographs, the book guarantees permanent interest throughout the year.
The #1 Best Selling Guide on Perennial Flowers is now available for Kindle through AmazonGet your copy of the best guide to Perennial Flowers from Karen Elliot!Read this book for free with Kindle Unlimited!InPerennial Flowers: A Gardening Primer you will learn the following things: the difference between plant types (annuals, biennials, perennials), the benefits of planting perennials, the best perennials for your gardening zone, how to plant a perennial, and finally you will learn the best tips for a successful planting experience.We all enjoy a lovely garden and appreciate the effort it can take to see wonderful colors burst forward as flowers grow into a full bloom. There is nothing more rewarding then seeing a beautiful healthy garden that we built with our own hands.Getting started at the store as we search the rack holding packets of seeds, we see the words "Perennial Flowers" with pictures of beautiful flowers.Meanwhile we are wondering to ourselves "hmmm, will they look that good when I plant them and what does perennial mean?"Do the thoughts stop you in your tracks or do you go for it and grab a few packs? I say go for it and let the Perennial Flowers return year after year offering you wonderful and vibrant colors each new season.Let us learn what the perennial flower is and find out the best gardening practices that will get your new packet of Perennial Flower Seeds bursting forth with colors.
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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 European 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. Volume 4 contains accounts of 82 families, mostly rather small, but including the Primulaceae (with Primula as its largest genus) and Ericaceae (with Rhododendron, the largest genus in the Flora).
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