Susan K. Pell and Bobbi Angell have teamed up to create a book that defines and illustrates plants that gardeners often question. This is a book that needs to be on every gardeners shelf. During the process of gardening, there are many plants that need identification, and Susan and Bobbi provide the information for many plant questions! This book includes and explains 1300 terms, along with illustrations for each. Those who are interested in the natural world around them will find this book invaluable. It is written in a concise manner, and the detailed illustrations helps one see and understand a particular plant’s structure. Having A Botanist’s Vocabulary in your library will will allow the information you seek to be at your fingertips — when you need it most! ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-563-2Cover Type: HardcoverPublisher: Timber Press.
How Plants Work: The Science Behind The Amazing Things Plants Do, by Linda Chalker-Scott, the more you understand plants, the better your garden will grow. Do you have issues with your plants that you just can’t figure out? Learning the basics of plant physiology will allow you to grasp the basic functions that occur inside of your plants, which will help you solve any issues(big or small) that you are facing. Change your approach to gardening for the better by using the knowledge offered by this easy to read book. ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-338-6Cover Type: PaperbackPublisher: Timber Press.
The Reference Manual Of Woody Plant Propagation Second Edition, by Michael A. Dirr and Charles W. Heuser Jr., is the premier guide to all aspects of propagation of woody plants. The authors are both prominent professors of horticulture, and this book is the perfect resource for students, hobbyists, and professionals in the field. This book details more than 1,100 species of woody plants with information on propagation through seed, budding, cutting, tissue culture, and grafting. Each technique is given in thorough detail for each species. This detailed how-to guide gives step-by-step strategies that will ensure propagation success. ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-004-0Cover Type: PaperbackPublisher: Timber Press.
How many times do we read or study about a favorite plant and run into terms we do not know or understand? Michael Allaby has written a very useful guide with over 6,000 terms that gives us a better understanding of the plants we love. Not only is it a great resource for the horticulturist, researcher, or the student in natural sciences, but the terms’ definitions are written so every gardener can easily understand them. The serious gardener should have this book nearby. It contains definitions, labeled sketches, and explicit explanations for each term. This book plays a key role in understanding your plants and gaining knowledge about each and every one. Being well informed about your plants is another important component for producing a successful garden! ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-483-3Cover Type: HardcoverPublisher: Timber Press.
Plant Breeding For The Home Gardener: How to Create Unique Vegetables and Flowers, by Joseph Tychonievich, takes an in-depth look at the art and science behind breeding new plant cultivars. Have you ever wondered how growers select and breed unique new plants? How do they isolate a certain trait and make sure it gets passed on? Well now you can find out without having to become an industry expert! Although this book is easy to read, it is truley a comprehensive guide that provides detail information on specimen selection, Cross breeding techniques, as well as advances theories behind genetics. Whether you are just getting into cross breeding, or if you have been doing it for years, there will certainly be useful techniques and information for breeders of all experience levels. There are even case studies included that provide valuable examples for the reader. Impress all of your friends and neighbors by creating your own unique and new cultivars. You may just create the next popular variety or be the only one in the world who has your unique creation. ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-364-5Cover Type: PaperbackPublisher: Timber Press.
Teaming With Microbes: The Organic Gardener’s Guide to the Soil Food Web, by Jeff Lowenfels and Wayne Lewis, examines the microscopic life that makes your garden grow! Healthy soil is full of beneficial bacteria and fungi that help make your plants thrive. Learn about these micro-organisms, how they interact with plants, and what you can do to keep them healthy and productive. The authors also explain how commonly used fertilizers and gardening techniques are actually turning soil into a toxic environment that is harmful to both the micro-organisms and plants. Learn all about each of the organisms that are beneficial, as well as techniques that will make your soil thrive. Some of these techniques include making proper compost, how to use compost, and the benefits of proper mulching. Learn how to make your garden plants thrive and how to make your vegetable garden more healthy for you to eat. ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-113-9Cover Type: HardcoverPublisher: Timber Press.
Teaming With Nutrients: The Organic Gardener’s Guide to Optimizing Plant Nutrition, by Jeff Lowenfels, takes a look at what we feed our plants and how those nutrients interact in the garden. The author takes the perspective of an organic gardener when looking at nutrients and explains the roles that both micro and macro nutrients play. Learn about the simple biology and chemistry needed to understand how nutrients are absorbed and interact within the plant. This book includes easy-to-understand techniques for organic feeding that will certainly make a beneficial difference in your garden. ISBN-13: 978-1-60469-314-0Cover Type: HardcoverPublisher: Timber Press.