Wildflowers of New England (A Timber Press Field Guide)
Liverworts of New England: A Guide for the Amateur Naturalist (Memoirs of The New York Botanical Garden, Volume 99)
Liverworts of New England is volume 99 of the Memoirs of The New York Botanical Garden series. This is a book for those who are just beginning to look at these fascinating plants as well as for those who didn't even know these plants existed. The complexity, diversity, and beauty of liverworts make them absorbing objects of study and research. In explanations that do not intimidate or oversimplify, the author describes the nearly 200 species in 62 genera found in diverse habitats throughout the six New England states. Features that can be seen with a hand lens are emphasized; so that curious naturalists will not need a compound microscope. Color photographs, line drawings, distribution maps, and simple keys assist in the identification of common species, and a helpful glossary of terms is also included. Liverworts of New England is a great companion to The Macrolichens of New England (J. W. Hinds and P. L. Hinds, 2008; Memoirs vol. 96). Together these field guides to the New England re
The Macrolichens of New England (Memoirs of The New York Botanical Garden, Volume 96)
The Macrolichens of New England is the most comprehensive work of its kind. Based on fieldwork and research by the authors during the last 35 years, this volume includes: -Descriptions of 98 genera and 461 species. -Color photographs of 308 species. -Introductory material on general lichen morphology and a glossary of terms for less experienced readers, along with advice on collecting lichens and performing chemical tests. -A review of the ecological role of New England lichens, as well as the geography, geology, climate, conservation status, and major biogeographical zones for lichens in New England. -Identification keys, both general and genus-specific, to 502 species, including the 461 New England species and 41 additional species known from adjacent states and provinces that could occur in this region. -Synonyms, misapplied names, common names, morphology, chemistry, worldwide range, usual substrate, distribution in New England, and comparisons with similar species.
Essential Native Trees and Shrubs for the Eastern United States: The Guide to Creating a Sustainable Landscape
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.
"Plant the proper trees and shrubs to nurture your local bees, butterflies, moths and birds with help from Essential Native Trees and Shrubs for the Eastern United States: The Guide to Creating a Sustainable Landscape by Tony Dove, who has managed public gardens on the East Coast for 50 years, and Ginger Woolridge, a Maryland-based garden designer. 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. . . Beautifully illustrated, even the well-informed gardener will find this a valuable reference."
Doug Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home, co-author of The Living Landscape, and Chair and Professor of the department of entomology and wildlife ecology at the University of Delaware
"Few books give such well-researched detail into where and how to utilize both common and sorely underutilized native trees and shrubs in the landscape. This book should be a required reference for nurserymen and landscape designers."new
Mark Weathington, Director, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University
"FINALLY! In a thoughtful, organized and simple format, this book illustrates how to build better landscapes, gardens, and environmentally sensitive ecologies. This is a long overdue book and it has my absolute endorsement."
Eric D. Groft, Principal/Vice President, Oehme van Sweden, Landscape Architecture
I was impressed with the comprehensive plant lists at the beginning of the book. Most gardening/landscape books place such lists in the back of the book and usually do not cover as many areas as yours does e.g. Trees with Showy Flowers, Trees for Planting Beneath Utility Lines, Wind Tolerant Trees, etc. I thought the addition of pictorial representations of height as well as seasons of interest was very useful, especially for those who are visual learners. I particularly appreciated the colored flower, fruit, and leaf color indications in the Seasons of Interest section Great idea! The inclusion of the wildlife benefits of each tree or shrub is also a valuable tool for eco-friendly gardeners and landscapers.
Essential Native Trees and Shrubs for the Eastern United States makes a great addition to the library of every serious gardener, landscape designer/architect, land manager and other plant-related professional.
Margaret Shillingford, Education Programs Specialist, Mt. Cuba Center
Botanical Drawing in Color: A Basic Guide to Mastering Realistic Form and Naturalistic Color
A thorough immersion into the world of scientifically accurate, three-dimensional, and artistically rendered natural botanical illustration.
The step-by-step instructions in this invaluable guide, written by one of the nations leading experts in the field, Wendy Hollender, will grow your artistic ability, whether youre just broaching this unique skill or are already an expert. Each lesson in the book increases in complexity to build your skill set in a clear, concise, and accessible way. With a focus on the natural world through the botanical life-cycle, each project is not only a technical study, but a beautiful piece of artwork in and of itself.
In this book, you will learn:
Single light source toning technique
Principles of perspective for drawing flowers
The fundamentals of plant anatomy
Colored pencil techniques and color theory of the natural world
Illustrated Companion to Gleason and Cronquist's Manual: Illustrations of the Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada
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The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Celebrating the Fifth Anniversary of the Maine Botanical Gardens, and honoring the sixteen years of planning and construction that went into them, this book is an inspiring tribute to thisparadise on the Maine coast. Bursting with vivid color photographs, information about the Gardens, and a pinch of practical advice for gardeners, it makes a wonderful keepsake or a great gift to inspire others to visit the Gardens.
Shakespeare's Gardens is a highly illustrated, informative book about the gardens that William Shakespeare knew as a boy and tended as a man, published to coincide with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death in April 2016. This anniversary will be the focus of literary celebration of the man's life and work throughout the English speaking world and beyond. The book will focus on the gardens that Shakespeare knew, including the five gardens in Stratford upon Avon in which he gardened and explored. From his birthplace in Henley Street, to his childhood playground at Mary Arden's Farm, to his courting days at Anne Hathaway's Cottage and his final home at New Place - where he created a garden to reflect his fame and wealth. Cared for by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, these gardens are continually evolving to reflect our ongoing knowledge of his life. The book will also explore the plants that Shakespeare knew and wrote about in 17th century England: their use in his work and the meanings that his audiences would have picked up on - including mulberries, roses, daffodils, pansies, herbs and a host of other flowers. More than four centuries after the playwright lived, whenever we think of thyme, violets or roses, we more often than not still remember a quote from the 39 plays and 154 sonnets written by him.
- FRANCES LINCOLN
Flora Illustrata: Great Works from the LuEsther T. Mertz Library of The New York Botanical Garden
The renowned LuEsther T. Mertz Library of The New York Botanical Garden counts among its holdings many of the most beautiful and pioneering botanical and horticultural works ever created. More than eight centuries of knowledge, from the twelfth century to the present, are represented in the librarys collection of over one million items. In this sumptuously illustrated volume, international experts introduce us to some of the librarys most fascinating worksexceedingly rare books, stunning botanical artworks, handwritten manuscripts, Renaissance herbals, nursery catalogs, explorers notebooks, and more. The contributors hold these treasures up for close inspection and offer surprising insights into their histories and importance.
The diverse materials showcased in the volume reflect the creative efforts of eminent explorers, scientists, artists, publishers, and print makers. From the rare, illuminated pages of Pliny the Elders Naturalis historia (1483), to the earliest book ever published on American insects (1797), to lovely etchings of the water gardens at Villa Pratolino in Florence (1600s), the Mertz Library holdings will inspire in readers a new appreciation for the extraordinary history of botany and its far-reaching connections to the worlds of science, books, art, and culture.
Watercolour Flower Portraits
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Billy Showell's exquisite and technically brilliant watercolour flower portraits are beautifully presented in this highly informative, lavishly illustrated book. Packed with information on drawing and painting techniques, colour mixing and composition, it is an invaluable source of ideas and inspiration for anyone who wants to develop their flower painting skills, whether or not they have any previous experience.
- By popular Artist, Billy Showell
- Full of inspiring lessons
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