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Magnolias, beloved for their iconic spring blossoms are among the most popular flowering trees. In The Plant Lover's Guide to Magnolias expert Andrew Bunting shares information on garden use, design, culture, and maintenance. The plant directory includes 145 of the best cultivars and species.
First comprehensive study on the history of trees in Britain's towns and cities and the people who have planted and cared for them
By Paul Craft
Award-winning classic The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms offers a definitive account of palms that may be grown in the garden and landscape. Because palms are often under-utilized, the authors have exhaustively documented every genus in the palm family. More than 850 species are described in detail.
Many people want to grow fruit on a small scale but lack the insight to be successful orchardists. Growing tree fruits and berries is something virtually anyone with space and passionate desire can do - given wise guidance and a personal commitment to observe the teachings of the trees. A...
By John Evelyn
A unique edition of three gardening manuals, Directions for the Gardiner, the Kalendarium Hortense, a monthly guide to the gardening year, and Acetaria, on salad crops and their preparation for the table, this book offers a glimpse into our gardening past and is a charming companion for garden lovers everywhere.
Includes:* guidance on selecting and using tools and equipment* comprehensive instructions on pruning plants, including roses, shrubs and hedges* tips on how to increase cropping and flowering* advice on training for shape and supportAlan Titchmarsh imparts a lifetime of expertise in these definitive guides for beginners and experienced gardeners.
A Practical Guide to Topiary: The Inspirational Art of Clipping, Training and Shaping Plants, with Designs, Techniques and 300 Photographs
By Jenny Hendy
Topiary has been used in gardens for centuries, and is enjoying a revival all over the world. From a modest pair of clipped standards in containers outside the front door of a town house to the dramatic parterres of the great French chateaux, this fabulous book explores all forms of...