Best Shrub Gardening Books
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1. DR. SEBI Medicinal Herbs: Healing Uses, Dosage, DIY Capsules & Where to buy wildcrafted Herbal Plants for Remedies, Detox Cleanse, Immunity, Weight Loss, Lungs, Eyes, Skin & Hair Rejuvenation
Author: by Kerri M. Williams
If Nature didn’t make it, don’t take it – Dr. SebiOver the millennia, many different alternative healing traditions emerged around the world and all of them were based on herbalism. The major herbal systems were often drastically different from what most of us know as Western herbalism and it has taken us a very long time to decipher the meaning and understand the concept of some of the ancient holistic systems such as Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shamanic healing, etc.
Today, we know that one of the ways to prevent a disease or recover from one, is through a diet and the alkaline diet is unarguably the healthiest diet there is. However, there is not a single alkaline diet and what made Dr. Sebi Alkaline Diet stand out, is that his methodology was based on both alkaline foods and medicinal herbs.
Specifically in this book, you’ll learn:Chapter 1: Why Electric Herbs? Proving That Alkaline Electric Herbs WorkHerbal/Drug InteractionsChapter 2: Medicinal Plants and HerbsWhat are Herbs? The Plant PartsSacred HerbsHerbal MedicineChapter 3: Sourcing and/or Harvesting HerbsSourcing HerbsStoring HerbsHarvesting and Drying HerbsWildcrafted HerbsWildcrafted vs Organic vs Commercially Grown HerbsChapter 4: Encapsulation and DosageTablets vs Capsules: What’s the Difference?
2. Cass Turnbull's Guide to Pruning, 3rd Edition: What, When, Where, and How to Prune for a More Beautiful Garden
Author: by Cass Turnbull
Prune trees, shrubs, and other plants with the knowledge that will make your plants grow in healthy and aesthetic waysCovering 160 plants with clear instructions and illustrations, Cass Turnbull will show you exactly how to prune any plant in your garden.
This 3rd Edition of Cass Turnbull’s Guide to Pruning covers more than twenty additional plants in three new chapters. The result is the new definitive guide for the home gardener with friendly, expert advice from Cass Turnbull, founder of Seattle’s PlantAmnesty, whose mission is “to end the senseless torture and mutilation of trees and shrubs caused by mal-pruning.”Here are ten commandments for preventing mal-pruning and other gardening sins:The Ten Gardener Commandments1.
Thou shalt not shear thy bush.2. Thou shalt not top thy tree.3. Thou shalt not plant thy sun-lover in the shade, nor thy shade-lover in the sun.4.Thou shalt mulch.5. Thou shalt not leave stubs.6. Thou shalt not flush cut, neither shalt thou paint wounds.7.
3. Month-By-Month Gardening in the Deserts of Arizona: What to Do Each Month to Have a Beautiful Garden All Year
Author: by Mary Irish
Desert gardening presents its own unique set of challenges and knowing what maintenance tasks to perform throughout each month of the year is key to success. This quintessential guide walks you thorough a list of gardening to-dos, telling you exactly what dryland gardens need to look their best, no matter the season.
With valuable care tips throughout the book, Arizona gardeners are handed the answers to the region’s most common question. From pruning shrubs and trees to caring for cacti, succulents, and other desert perennials, this month-by-month guide to water-wise landscaping is the perfect handbook for desert homeowners.
Easy to use, filled with colorful, descriptive photographs, and written by desert gardening expert Mary Irish, Month-By-Month Gardening in the Deserts of Arizona is like having a professional landscape advisor in the garden with you all year long. The Month-By-Month Gardening series is the perfect companion to take the guesswork out of gardening.
4. Pruning and Training, Revised New Edition: What, When, and How to Prune
Author: by DK
Featuring more than 800 plants and step-by-step instructions to pruning and training hundreds of trees, shrubs, and climbing plants, this comprehensive guide is freshly redesigned to help cultivate your perfect garden. With chapters on everything from rosebushes to peach trees, Pruning and Training has advice for every garden and gardener.
Using a practical AZ approach, organized by plant type, information is displayed in an easy-to-follow format and annotated illustrations that carefully guides readers on specialized techniques for each plant type, including coppicing and pollarding for trees and pinch pruning for shrubs.
Learn the basic training techniques for climbers and see how to maintain ornamental shrubs in your garden, including grasses for your topiary or hedges and bamboo. Train jasmine to climb a wall, learn where to prune a rose, and increase your fruit tree’s yield.
Pruning and Training is the essential guide to pruning and training your garden plants with confidence.
5. Dirr's Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs
Author: by Michael A. Dirr
3500 photographs.Over 380 genera. More than 3700 species and cultivars. Dirr’s Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs is the most comprehensive visual reference to more than 3700 species and cultivars. From majestic evergreens to delicate vines and flowering shrubs, Dirr features thousands of plants and all the essential details for identification, planting, and care.
Color photographs show each tree’s habit in winter, distinctive bark patterns, fall color, and more. Dirr’s Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs is a critical addition to any garden library.
6. Essential Native Trees and Shrubs for the Eastern United States: The Guide to Creating a Sustainable Landscape
Author: by Tony Dove
Praised by Doug Tallamy as “an important new tool to our native plant libraries,” this go-to guide is perfect for gardeners of all skill levels looking to add sustainable native flora to any horticultural project east of the Mississippi River Valley.
Gleaned from the authors’ 75 years of landscaping experience, this user-friendly reference offers suggestions on species selection based on a plant’s performance, aesthetic appeal, and wide range of adaptability. Expert authors Tony Dove and Ginger Woolridge’s valuable resource is organized for fast and confident tree and shrub selections for specific landscape applications, and is full of vivid four-color photographs, graphs, and practical tips.
A sound and giftable volume for gardeners and landscapers from New England through the Carolinas, from the east coast to the Mississippi River, including Georgia and into northern Florida.”This is an authoritative catalog, organized by a range of categories: those that have attractive bark or are evergreen, those that have showy flowers or are wind, salt or drought tolerant.”New York Times Summer Reading List for The Great Outdoors”An important new tool to our native plant libraries…
7. Trees, Shrubs & Hedges for Your Home: Secrets for Selection and Care (Creative Homeowner) Over 1,000 Plant Descriptions and 550 Photos to Help You Design Your Landscape and Enhance Your Outdoor Space
Author: by Editors of Creative Homeowner
All the instruction and inspiration you need to landscape for four-season interest, color, and beauty! Learn how to:Select plants that will improve your property’s appearance and valueCreate harmony in design with the relationships of color, scale, and textureSave money over the long term by selecting cultivars engineered for your conditionsImprove soil and growing conditions while planting and transplanting with confidencePrune and shear plants for beauty and long lifeLandscape professionals regard trees, shrubs, and hedges as the “bones,” or essential framework, of any landscape design.
The trick is to select the best plants for your growing conditionsplants that also look good together. This comprehensive guide, Trees, Shrubs & Hedges for Your Home shows you how to do that and more, while also providing descriptions of over 1,000 of the best plants: “Best” because they’re beautiful, low-maintenance, pest- and disease-resistant, and available at local nurseries and home centers.
8. American Horticultural Society Pruning & Training (American Horticultural Society Practical Guides)
Author: by Christopher Brickell
Filled with specially commissioned photographs and detailed “before-and-after” illustrations, this guide offers all the information gardeners need to maintain attractive, well-pruned, and trained trees, shrubs, climbers, roses, and fruit.
9. An Illustrated Guide to Pruning
Author: by Edward F. Gilman
Well written and easy to understand, An ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO PRUNING, Third Edition is a must-have for anyone interested in the pruning and maintenance of trees. Filled with updated illustrations, photographs, and examples, this completely updated guide is designed to help readers understand and implement the appropriate pruning practices that are vital to developing sustainable structure in the first 25 years of a tree’s life.
Coverage includes a variety of information about the challenges associated with pruning such as disease prevention, root pruning, mature tree pruning, and restoration following storms. With its simple tables, lists, and strategies, this book is an appealing resource for horticulture, landscape and tree associations and industries and is a natural addition for botanic garden and arboreta bookstores.
10. Notebook ( Black Pages ): 100 Pages 8.5" x 11" Lined Blank Black Paper Notebook, is Perfekt for White ink and Gel pens. Sky Cover Blue Frame Creativity Hand Lettering Journal
Author: by Regina Ray
LIMITED TIME DISCOUNT!(Regular $ 8. 99 ) NOTEBOOK (BLACK PAGES) : Perfect for creative note-taking and journaling at school, work and home! This book is perfekt for white Gel Ink Pens, Fluorescent, and Metallic Gel Pens or Markers. 100 black pages with white lines.Large size: 8.5 x 11.
Good quality BLACK paper. Great gift for students and adults !
11. Designing with Palms
Author: by Jason Dewees
If you want to successfully add more bold fronds and a tropical style to your landscape, Designing With Palms is the comprehensive book for you. Gardenista Palms are a landscape staple in warm, temperate climates worldwide. But these stunning and statement-making plants are large, expensive, and difficult to install, resulting in unique design challenges.
In Designing with Palms, palm expert Jason Dewees details every major aspect of designing and caring for palms. This definitive guide shares essential information on planting, irrigation, nutrition, pruning, and transplanting. A gallery of the most important species showcases the range of options available, and stunning photographs by Caitlin Atkinson spotlight examples of home and public landscapes that make excellent use of palms.
12. Success With Hydrangeas: A Gardener's Guide
Author: by Lorraine Ballato
Lorraine Ballato is a well known garden writer and speaker. She is also the resident hydrangea expert at the New York Botanical Garden where she has been teaching hydrangea classes for over 10 years. Finally, a Book with All the Secrets to Growing Great Hydrangeas!
This book reveals all the ins and outs to growing hydrangeas. If you’re at all confused about pruning this shrub – and who isn’t? This book will clear things up. If you’re worried about how much water to give it especially when it droops in the sun, this book explains it all.
And what about transplanting: when is the best time to do that? Chapter four has the answers to that one and covers it all. How to get your plant to bloomLet’s not forget the most common issue people have with this plant: how can I get it to flower reliably?
You’ll get the scientific insight needed to better site your plant, and how to care for it. Then you can just sit back and watch it flower for you. How is the info presented? You’ll have the benefit of over 150 photos and illustrations that are used to cover the subject; Thirteen color coded chapters delve into propagation, fertilizing, pruning, pests and diseases (those ugly black spots!, flower color, and so much more; In case you need it, several pages are devoted to how to use these shrubs in your garden; The handy index gets your hydrangea questions answered on the spot when you need them in a quick and easy way.
13. The Shrub Identification Book: The Visual Method for the Practical Identification of Shrubs, Including Woody Vines and Ground Covers
Author: by George W. Symonds
The Visual Method for the Practical Identification and Recognition of Shrubs (and vines and ground covers) – and an important supplement to existing botanical methods. The book is in two parts: Pictorial Keys and Master Pages. The Keys are designed for easy visual comparison of details which look alike, narrowing the identification of a shrub to one of a small group – the family or genus.
Then, in the Master Pages, the species of the shrub is determined, with similar details placed together to highlight differences within the family group, thus eliminating all other possibilities. The details of laurel blossoms on this plate are an example and are followed in the book by details of laurel fruit, leaves, and bark.
All of the 3,550 photographs were made specifically for use in this book and were taken either in the field or of fresh material carefully selected from the more than 20,000 specimens collected. Wherever possible, details such as leaves, fruit, twigs, etc., appear in actual size; otherwise, similar details are reproduced in the same scale.
14. Plant Combinations for an Abundant Garden: Design and Grow a Fabulous Flower and Vegetable Garden (Creative Homeowner) Practical Advice, Step-by-Step Instructions, and a Comprehensive Plant Directory
Author: by David Squire
This concise, easy-to-use book shows how to create productive gardens by selecting the perfect plant combinations! Over 300 gorgeous photographs, illustrations, and diagramsPractical, expert advice from leading cultivation specialistsStep-by-step instructions for building up layers of soil with mushroom compost, covering weeds with mulch, protecting plants with nets and plastic and much moreA comprehensive plant directory covers summer-flowering annuals, herbaceous perennials, shrubs, small trees, climbers, water plants, bamboos, culinary herbs, fruits, vegetables and moreWhat could be better after a challenging day at work or a long drive home than to relax in the garden?
Reflecting among aromatic flowers and enjoying your own homegrown vegetables is what dreams are made of. For some, it can seem like just thata dream. But two cultivation specialists have teamed up to break down the steps of creating the perfect flower and vegetable garden in this handy guide.
Packed with practical advice from leading cultivation specialists, this concise, easy-to-use book covers virtually every aspect of garden design and maintenancefrom choosing a plot to selecting plants, maximizing space, and building raised beds. Plant Combinations for an Abundant Garden shows how to create productive gardens by selecting the perfect plant combinations.
15. Cozy Interiors: An Adult Coloring Book for Relaxation Featuring Inspirational Interior Home Designs, Lovely Room Ideas, and Beautiful Home Decorations | Perfect Gift Ideas for Men & Women
Author: by Damita Victoria
Shape your home decor skills and bring out the interior designer in you with the latest exciting Cozy Interiors coloring book from bestselling publishing brand Damita VictoriaIt’s a perfect coloring book to practice and perfect your coloring skills. Whether you’re just beginning your creative journey, or you’re a coloring connoisseur, everyone can have fun with this exciting and varied collection of patterns.
An excellent coloring book for beginners. We’ve taken the time to create unique designs that call for your creative touch. Here’s what makes this coloring book so unique:Unique, exquisite images: enjoy coloring 50 Floral Mandalas coloring books to help release stress and boost creativity.
Single-sided, black-backed pages: feel free to use the fattest markers and the wettest watercolors -don’t let bleed-through limit your creativity! There’s always a second try: each image is printed twice, so don’t worry about making a mistake! All skill levels are welcome: there’s no wrong way to color fantasy images!
16. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture, Propogation and Uses
Author: by Michael A. Dirr
Stipes Pub Llc
Their identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture, Propagation and Uses.