Botany for Gardeners

Third Edition

Author: Brian Capon

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604692537

Category: Science

Page: 268

View: 1237

A bestseller since its debut in 1990, this indispensable and handy reference has now been expanded and updated to include an appendix on plant taxonomy and a comprehensive index. Two dozen new photos and illustrations make this new edition even richer with information. Its convenient paperback format makes it easy to carry and access, whether you are in or out of the garden. An essential overview of the science behind plants for beginning and advanced gardeners alike.

Botany for Gardeners

Author: N.A

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780881926552

Category: Gardening

Page: 239

View: 1142

Presents an introduction to the science of botany written specifically for gardeners and horticulturists, focusing on flowering plants or angiosperms, the largest group in the plant kingdom, and gymnosperms, plants that produce seeds in the open spaces of cones.

Botany for Gardeners - With Chapters on Plant Structure, Plant Breeding and the Life of the Germinating Seedling

Author: Frederick W. Keeble

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473353432

Category: Gardening

Page: 70

View: 641

A book containing a wealth of information about botany aimed at the gardener. Extensively illustrated with black and white drawings and diagrams. This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience.

RHS Botany for Gardeners

The Art and Science of Gardening Explained & Explored

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784725064

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 8136

'Clever... valuable introduction to the study of plant science.' - Gardeners Illustrated RHS Botany for Gardeners is more than just a useful reference book on the science of botany and the language of horticulture - it is a practical, hands-on guide that will help gardeners understand how plants grow, what affects their performance, and how to get better results. Illustrated throughout with beautiful botanical prints and simple diagrams, RHS Botany for Gardeners provides easy-to-understand explanations of over 3,000 botanical words and terms, and show how these can be applied to everyday gardening practice. For easy navigation, the book is divided into thematic chapters covering everything from Plant Pests, and further subdivided into useful headings such as 'Seed Sowing' and 'Pruning'. 'Botany in Action' boxes provide instantly accessible practical tips and advice, and feature spreads profile the remarkable individuals who collected, studied and illustrated the plants that we grow today. Aided by this book, gardeners will unlock the wealth of information that lies within the intriguing world of botanical science - and their gardens will thrive as a result. This is the perfect gift for any gardener. Contents Includes... The Plant kingdom Growth, Form and Function Inner Workings Reproduction The Beginning of Life External Factors Pruning Botany and the Senses Pest, Diseases and Disorders Botanists and Botanical Illustration ... And Much More!

RHS Botany for Gardeners

The Art and Science of Gardening Explained and Explored

Author: Geoff Hodge

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 9781845338336

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 8644

An accessible and informative guide to the mysteries of botanical terms and the science of plants. It contains easy-to-understand explanations of over 3,000 botanical words and terms and shows how these can be applied to everyday gardening practice.

Botany for Gardeners

The Art and Science of Gardening Explained and Explored

Author: Geoff Hodge

Publisher: Crows Nest

ISBN: 9781743317228

Category: Botanists

Page: 224

View: 1462

Over 3,000 botanical terms explored and explained. An accessible, informative, and beautifully illustrated guide to the mysteries of botanical terms and the science of plants.

Plant Families

A Guide for Gardeners and Botanists

Author: Ross Bayton,Simon Maughan

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022652308X

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 6395

Most of us think of plants as belonging to one big family, but they don't. There are actually hundreds of different plant families, which botanists have grouped together using what they know of their family histories and genealogy, to bring some sense and order to more than quarter of million different plant species. Using this knowledge, we can teach ourselves to see similarities of characteristics between plants and get a pretty good idea of which family they belong to. GENEALOGY FOR GARDERNERS presents the enormous diversity shown by the many families of plants in a way that is easy to understand, whether one's interest lies in natural history or with horticulture. The superb illustrations make it exceptionally attractive and accessible book. Information boxes on most pages highlight interesting facts, unexpected relationships, botanical curiosities, and notable members of plant family groups. Readers can make sense of the enormous biological diversity of the plant kingdom, by piecing together family likenesses and genealogical connections.

Practical Botany for Gardeners

Over 3,000 Botanical Terms Explained and Explored

Author: Geoff Hodge

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226093932

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 9543

Gardening can be frustratingly shrouded in secrecy. Fickle plants make seemingly spontaneous decisions to bloom or bust, seeds sprout magically in the blink of an eye, and deep-rooted mysteries unfold underground and out of sight. Understanding basic botany is like unlocking a horticultural code; fortunately learning a little science can reveal the secrets of the botanical universe and shed some light on what’s really going on in your garden. Practical Botany for Gardeners provides an elegant and accessible introduction to the world of botany. It presents the essentials that every gardener needs to know, connecting explanations of scientific facts with useful gardening tips. Flip to the roots section and you’ll not only learn how different types of roots support a plant but also find that adding fungi to soil aids growth. The pruning section both defines “lateral buds” and explains how far back on a shoot to cut in order to propagate them. The book breaks down key areas and terminology with easy-to-navigate chapters arranged by theme, such as plant types, plant parts, inner workings, and external factors. “Great Botanists” and “Botany in Action” boxes delve deeper into the fascinating byways of plant science. This multifaceted book also includes two hundred botanical illustrations and basic diagrams that hearken to the classic roots of botany. Part handbook, part reference, Practical Botany for Gardeners is a beautifully captivating read. It’s a must for garden lovers and backyard botanists who want to grow and nurture their own plant knowledge.

Gardener’s Guide to Botany

A Basic Botanical Guide for Gardeners

Author: Paul R. Wonning

Publisher: Mossy Feet Books

ISBN: 1301793140

Category: Gardening

Page: 171

View: 8754

Gardener’s Guide to Botany is a comprehensive guide on the propagation, storage, collection and germination of flower and vegetable seeds. The guide also contains a wealth of botanical information about plant roots, leaves, flowers and stems. Written by a gardener for gardeners Gardener’s Guide to Botany contains the full contents of Gardener’s Guide to Flowers, Gardener’s Guide to Stems, Gardener’s Guide to Roots, Gardener’s Guide to Seeds and Gardener’s Guide to Leaves. basics, seed, propagation, plant, biology

Latin for Gardeners

Over 3,000 Plant Names Explained and Explored

Author: Lorraine Harrison

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022600919X

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 5537

Since Latin became the standard language for plant naming in the eighteenth century, it has been intrinsically linked with botany. And while mastery of the classical language may not be a prerequisite for tending perennials, all gardeners stand to benefit from learning a bit of Latin and its conventions in the field. Without it, they might buy a Hellebores foetidus and be unprepared for its fetid smell, or a Potentilla reptans with the expectation that it will stand straight as a sentinel rather than creep along the ground. An essential addition to the gardener’s library, this colorful, fully illustrated book details the history of naming plants, provides an overview of Latin naming conventions, and offers guidelines for pronunciation. Readers will learn to identify Latin terms that indicate the provenance of a given plant and provide clues to its color, shape, fragrance, taste, behavior, functions, and more. Full of expert instruction and practical guidance, Latin for Gardeners will allow novices and green thumbs alike to better appreciate the seemingly esoteric names behind the plants they work with, and to expertly converse with fellow enthusiasts. Soon they will realize that having a basic understanding of Latin before trips to the nursery or botanic garden is like possessing some knowledge of French before traveling to Paris; it enriches the whole experience.

Clematis, the Genus

A Comprehensive Guide for Gardeners, Horticulturists and Botanists

Author: C. Grey-Wilson

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 219

View: 8179

Clematis is the most popular of all garden climbers, a popularity that is undoubtedly due to the astonishing range of varieties available. This new book stresses the species of Clematis, unlike The Gardener's Guide to Growing Clematis (page 27), which features the cultivars.

Design trifft Natur

Die modernen Gärten des Piet Oudolf

Author: Piet Oudolf,Noël Kingsbury

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783800179602

Category: Nature

Page: 280

View: 5637


Botany for the Artist

An Inspirational Guide to Drawing Plants

Author: Sarah Simblet

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405346639

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 6881

In Botany for the Artist Sarah Simblet makes drawings of every type of plant, from the tiniest mosses to sumptuous flowers and trees, and shows how understnding botany helps you to create vibrant, realistic drawings. Complemented by beautiful photographic plant portraits, Sarah's exquisite drawings illustrate the structure of roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruits. Drawing classes and studies guide you through the skills needed to capture plants succesfully and vivid examples of work - from Renaissance masters to contemporary illustrators - reveal how botanical artists have portrayed plants over the centuries. A visually stunning guide, Botany for the Artist is not only for anyone wishing to master the art of drawing plants, but for all those passionate about plants and how they are portrayed in art.

The Brother Gardeners

Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession

Author: Andrea Wulf

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446439569

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 2634

One January morning in 1734, cloth merchant Peter Collinson hurried down to the docks at London's Custom House to collect cargo just arrived from John Bartram in the American colonies. But it was not bales of cotton that awaited him, but plants and seeds... Over the next forty years, Bartram would send hundreds of American species to England, where Collinson was one of a handful of men who would foster a national obsession and change the gardens of Britain forever: Philip Miller, author of the bestselling Gardeners Dictionary; the Swede Carl Linnaeus, whose standardised botanical nomenclature popularised botany; the botanist-adventurer Joseph Banks and his colleague Daniel Solander who both explored the strange flora of Tahiti and Australia on Captain Cook's Endeavour. This is the story of these men - friends, rivals, enemies, united by a passion for plants. Set against the backdrop of the emerging empire and the uncharted world beyond, The Brother Gardeners tells the story how Britain became a nation of gardeners.

Der Akt

Anatomie für Künstler

Author: Sarah Simblet

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831026234

Category:

Page: 255

View: 472


Das geheime Leben der Bäume

Was sie fühlen, wie sie kommunizieren - die Entdeckung einer verborgenen Welt

Author: Peter Wohlleben

Publisher: Ludwig

ISBN: 3641114004

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 4235

Ein neuer Blick auf alte Freunde Erstaunliche Dinge geschehen im Wald: Bäume, die miteinander kommunizieren. Bäume, die ihren Nachwuchs, aber auch alte und kranke Nachbarn liebevoll umsorgen und pflegen. Bäume, die Empfindungen haben, Gefühle, ein Gedächtnis. Unglaublich? Aber wahr! – Der Förster Peter Wohlleben erzählt faszinierende Geschichten über die ungeahnten und höchst erstaunlichen Fähigkeiten der Bäume. Dazu zieht er die neuesten wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse ebenso heran wie seine eigenen unmittelbaren Erfahrungen mit dem Wald und schafft so eine aufregend neue Begegnung für die Leser: Wir schließen Bekanntschaft mit einem Lebewesen, das uns vertraut schien, uns aber hier erstmals in seiner ganzen Lebendigkeit vor Augen tritt. Und wir betreten eine völlig neue Welt ...

Alexander von Humboldt und die Erfindung der Natur

Author: Andrea Wulf

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641195500

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

View: 4303

Was hat Alexander von Humboldt, der vor mehr als 150 Jahren starb, mit Klimawandel und Nachhaltigkeit zu tun? Der Naturforscher und Universalgelehrte, nach dem nicht nur unzählige Straßen, Pflanzen und sogar ein »Mare« auf dem Mond benannt sind, hat wie kein anderer Wissenschaftler unser Verständnis von Natur als lebendigem Ganzen, als Kosmos, in dem vom Winzigsten bis zum Größten alles miteinander verbunden ist und dessen untrennbarer Teil wir sind, geprägt. Die Historikerin Andrea Wulf stellt in ihrem vielfach preisgekrönten – so auch mit dem Bayerischen Buchpreis 2016 – Buch Humboldts Erfindung der Natur, die er radikal neu dachte, ins Zentrum ihrer Erkundungsreise durch sein Leben und Werk. Sie folgt den Spuren des begnadeten Netzwerkers und zeigt, dass unser heutiges Wissen um die Verwundbarkeit der Erde in Humboldts Überzeugungen verwurzelt ist. Ihm heute wieder zu begegnen, mahnt uns, seine Erkenntnisse endlich zum Maßstab unseres Handelns zu machen – um unser aller Überleben willen.