Trees, shrubs, and hedges are the “bones,“ or essential framework, of any landscape design. Complete Trees, Shrubs & Hedges explains how to select the finest plants for specific growing conditions, as well as plants that look good together. Over 569 color photographs and 128 illustrations provide instruction and inspiration to landscape for four-season interest, color, and beauty. Descriptions of over 1,000 of the best plants are included - “best” because they are beautiful, low-maintenance, pest- and disease-resistant, and available at local nurseries and home centers. Complete Trees, Shrubs & Hedges provides all the necessary information to add privacy, shade, color, and texture to the landscape all year round.
Release on 1983-01-08 | by Editors of Garden Way Publishing
Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-54
Author: Editors of Garden Way Publishing
Pubpsher: Storey Publishing
Do you have an old grapevine that needs training? A forsythia that has become too leggy? Evergreen shrubs that threaten to push through your first-floor windows? Have you just purchased a new home and feel mystified by the pruning chores ahead? If so, help is here in Pruning Trees, Shrubs & Vines. Pruning is one of the best things you can do for your plants and trees, if it's done the right way. When pruned regularly and properly, your plants stay vibrantly healthy. Flowering shrubs and vines produce more blossoms, fruit trees and berry patches yield more fruit, and hedges and evergreens remain full and well-shaped. Pruning Trees, Shrubs & Vines offers all the advice you need to start pruning fruit and shade trees, evergreens, grape vines, berry bushes, ornamental shrubs and vines, hedges, and roses like a professional. You'll learn how, where, and when to prune as well as what tools to use. For quick reference you'll find a pruning timetable, a condensed plant-by-plant pruning guide, and an A-to-Z glossary of pruning terms.
Release on 2010-04-06 | by Dan Ramsey,David Hughes
Author: Dan Ramsey,David Hughes
Category: House & Home
All the power you need is already there. This third edition helps readers understand the basics of solar (photovoltaic) power and explore whether it makes sense for them, what their options are, and what's involved with installing various on- and off-grid systems. Solar power is a $3 billion industry, and it's poised to grow to $39 billion by 2014. By 2011, the United States will surpass Germany as the largest market for solar power products.
A Gardener's Visual Guide to When and How to Prune Everything, from Flowers to Trees
Author: Lewis Hill
Pubpsher: Storey Publishing
Proper pruning will keep your landscape beautiful and thriving year after year. This authoritative guide includes more than 300 step-by-step illustrations to clearly demonstrate the correct pruning procedures for a variety of trees, shrubs, hedges, vines, and flowers. Lewis Hill offers expert advice on when, how, and why each type of plant should be pruned, safety considerations, and techniques for maintaining your pruning tools. Encouraging you to get creative, Hill even shows you how to shape your own topiaries and train espaliers.
Finishing can be a tricky business, made more complicated by the wide range of products available. This practical guide to successful finishing for the occasional finisher and beginner will show you how to achieve a number of different effects, including speciality finishes and colour matching.
Whatever the size of your garden, there is a tree, shrub or climber just right for it.The Tree & Shrub Expert contains an A-Z guide to over 800 varieties and offers advice on: - Choosing, buying and planting - How to prune - Feeding, mulching and training your plants - Picking the right plant for ground cover, borders and hedges - What plants where - including new and exotic varieties - Tress, shrubs and climbers for containers - Coping with pests and diseases Reliable, easy to follow advice and information from Expert Books - the world's best-selling gardening series.