Description : Eden is unique as a botanic garden in that is young enough for all the people who conceived it to be around and accessible; and all those who planted it, and learnt from the experience are still there and able to share their knowledge of the triumphs and successes of each habitat and each plant.Written and photographed during a year spent with Eden's experts, Gardening at Eden focuses on all the different habitats of Eden and how they are gardened; all the techniques used and lessons learned; how these can be translated to the domestic garden; the 21st-century gardening tips taken straight from Eden's pioneering work; and the stories and anecdotes of a brand new botanic garden. Ever wondered if you could grow bananas - or what else you could grow to get that tropical effect; how to achieve the smells of the Mediterrannean in Cumbria; why Eden grow a certain climber up the banks of the pit: what purpose it serves and whether that might be helpful in your precipitous plot? Genuinely inspirational, full of practical advice and lavishly illustrated with 300 specially commissioned photographs.
Description : Lush full-color photography accompanies a regional tour of some of the Tarheel State's finest tourist gardens, offering descriptions, visitor information, directions, hours, and major attractions of each site, including the Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham, Charlotte's Wing Haven Gardens, Manteo's Elizabethan Garden, and Tryon Palace. Original.
Description : This is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
Description : Gardening is now the favorite leisure pastime in America. Homeowners are realizing the health benefits derived from gardening and the increase in their home's property value. Book retailers are well aware that the trend in gardening books is to regional titles that provide credible information on the plants that perform well in specific regions. Written by gardening expert Judith Phillips, this book offers advice on the diverse landscape of New Mexico. Contains easy to use advice on the top landscape plant choices (more than 160 entries) for New Mexico. Recommends specific varieties and provides advice on how to plant, how to grow and how to care for New Mexico's best plants.
Description : Lawns now blanket thirty million acres of the United States, but until the late nineteenth century few Americans had any desire for a front lawn, much less access to seeds for growing one. In her comprehensive history of this uniquely American obsession, Virginia Scott Jenkins traces the origin of the front lawn aesthetic, the development of the lawn-care industry, its environmental impact, and modern as well as historic alternatives to lawn mania.
Description : A guide to using natural shade to create beautiful gardens covers all types of shade--wet or dry, partial or dense--suggesting plants for every situation, from rock, to water, to woodland, to container. 25,000 first printing.