Herbaceous Perennial Plants

Author: Allan M. Armitage
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
ISBN: 9781610583800
Release Date: 2008-05-01
Genre: Science

The long-awaited third edition of Allan Armitage’s masterpiece on garden perennials was released in April of 2008. Armitage’s extensive traveling, teaching and trialing experiences provide a depth of understanding of the best ornamental perennials for North American gardens unparalleled by any other garden writer. One of the most definitive and conclusive books written about perennials, the first edition was designated as one of the best 75 books written in the last 75 years by the American Horticulture Society, and the third is even better! The third edition of “The Big Perennial Book” (as it is fondly referred to by many practitioners) describes 3,600 species in 1224 pages. More than 300 color photos complement detailed text filled with the author’s pointed observations of plant performance, cultivar selection and current taxonomy. Allan’s trademark wit and passion are both in abundance, making reading as pleasurable as it is informative.

Herbaceous Perennial Plants

Author: Allan M. Armitage
Publisher: Stipes Pub Llc
ISBN: 9781588747761
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Gardening

A reference guide to the identification and culture of over 3500 herbaceous perennial plant species, varieties and cultuvars. Includes bibliography, common name and scientific indexes.

Herbaceous Perennial Plants

Author: Allan M. Armitage
Publisher: Stipes Pub Llc
ISBN: 0875638104
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Gardening

Extensively updated with the addition of over 900 new listings, this comprehensive guide combines color photographs, line drawings, keys, and in-depth text for more than 3,500 perennial species and cultivars. Includes scientific, common and family names, size, ornamental characteristics, adaptability range, culture, propagation, and use.

Armitage s Garden Perennials

Author: Allan M. Armitage
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9781604690385
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Gardening

Provides a photographic guide to more than 1,200 interesting and beautiful garden plants, with each entry including full-color photos, hardiness-zone information, growing tips and more, in a book that also has lists of plants for certain situations.

Legends in the Garden

Author: Linda L. Copeland
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
ISBN: 1591865239
Release Date: 2011-05-06
Genre: Gardening

Oftentimes, we wonder not what our gardens grow, but who our gardens grow. Legends in the Garden is a collection of the history, places, people, and stories behind the names of some of America’s most well known plants. These anecdotes, researched and written by authors Linda L. Copeland and Allan M. Armitage, are a compilation of forty-six of these little known origins of plant names.

Armitage s Garden Annuals

Author: Allan M. Armitage
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 9780881926170
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Gardening

A color encyclopedia of garden annuals.

Ball Perennial Manual

Author: Jim Nau
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1883052106
Release Date: 1996-01-01
Genre: Gardening

USDA plant hardiness zone map, including Alaska and Hawaii -- p.454-455.

Allan Armitage on Perennials

Author: Allan M. Armitage
Publisher: Prentice Hall Gardening
ISBN: CORNELL:31924062874031
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Gardening

Describes the characteristics and care requirements of the most popular perennials, and explains how perennials are propagated

Armitage s Native Plants for North American Gardens

Author: Allan M. Armitage
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 9780881927603
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Gardening

A leading horticulturalist touts the benefits of using native North American plants in one's home garden, describing more than 630 species and cultivars of perennials, biennials, and annuals native to the United States and furnishing essential data on habitat, hardiness, correct garden sites, cultivation, maintenance, and propagation.

Bamboo for Gardens

Author: Ted Meredith
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 0881925071
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Gardening

Whatever your climate, there is a suitable species of bamboo for your garden. More than 300 bamboos are described, from tropical and subtropical species to hardy species with information on size, native range, and landscape use.

The Well Designed Mixed Garden

Author: Tracy DiSabato-Aust
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 0881929670
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Gardening

Covers mixed garden design concepts, exploring color, texture, form, principles, and maintenance.

The Cultural History of Plants

Author: Sir Ghillean Prance
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135958107
Release Date: 2012-10-12
Genre: Reference

This valuable reference will be useful for both scholars and general readers. It is both botanical and cultural, describing the role of plant in social life, regional customs, the arts, natural and covers all aspects of plant cultivation and migration and covers all aspects of plant cultivation and migration. The text includes an explanation of plant names and a list of general references on the history of useful plants.

Armitage s Manual of Annuals Biennials and Half hardy Perennials

Author: Allan M. Armitage
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 0881925055
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Gardening

A practical guide for the dedicated home gardener with descriptions and assessments of 245 genera of true annuals as well as plants that behave like annuals in USDA zones 1 7."

Nature s Palette

Author: David Lee
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226471051
Release Date: 2010-09-03
Genre: Science

Though he didn’t realize it at the time, David Lee began this book twenty-five years ago as he was hiking in the mountains outside Kuala Lumpur. Surrounded by the wonders of the jungle, Lee found his attention drawn to one plant in particular, a species of fern whose electric blue leaves shimmered amidst the surrounding green. The evolutionary wonder of the fern’s extravagant beauty filled Lee with awe—and set him on a career-long journey to understand everything about plant colors. Nature’s Palette is the fully ripened fruit of that journey—a highly illustrated, immensely entertaining exploration of the science of plant color. Beginning with potent reminders of how deeply interwoven plant colors are with human life and culture—from the shifting hues that told early humans when fruits and vegetables were edible to the indigo dyes that signified royalty for later generations—Lee moves easily through details of pigments, the evolution of color perception, the nature of light, and dozens of other topics. Through a narrative peppered with anecdotes of a life spent pursuing botanical knowledge around the world, he reveals the profound ways that efforts to understand and exploit plant color have influenced every sphere of human life, from organic chemistry to Renaissance painting to the highly lucrative orchid trade. Lavishly illustrated and packed with remarkable details sure to delight gardeners and naturalists alike, Nature’s Palette will enchant anyone who’s ever wondered about red roses and blue violets—or green thumbs.

Flower Breeding and Genetics

Author: Neil O. Anderson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402065698
Release Date: 2007-10-04
Genre: Education

Flowers are essential crops which beautify interiorscapes, outdoor landscapes and enhance human health. Floriculture is one of the fastest-growing sectors of commercial agriculture world-wide with many highly profitable crops. Such a diversity of new and domesticated flower crops is created by public and private sector flower breeders. This book provides a unique and valuable resource on the many issues and challenges facing flower breeders, as well as the industry at-large. In this volume, the first comprehensive assemblage of its kind, a team of 32 international authorities has contributed to make this book a ‘must-have’ reference to research and develop flower crops for the 21st century consumers. Part 1 of this book (flower breeding program issues) contains unique features of interest to horticultural professionals and students, include coverage of plant protection strategies, cultivar trialing methodology, germplasm collection/preservation, preventing invasiveness, and other timely topics. The collective body of knowledge for 24 flower crops (Part 2: Crop-specific Breeding and Genetics) represents the in-depth science and art of breeding technology available for bedding plants, flowering potted plants, cut flowers, and herbaceous perennials. Each author provides crop-specific history, evolution, biology, taxonomy, state-of-the-art breeding/genetics, classical/molecular technologies, species traits, interspecific hybridization, and directions for future development/enhancement.