The European Garden Flora is the definitive manual for the accurate identification of cultivated ornamental flowering plants. Designed to meet the highest scientific standards, the vocabulary has nevertheless been kept as uncomplicated as possible so that the work is fully accessible to the informed gardener as well as to the professional botanist. This new edition has been thoroughly reorganised and revised, bringing it into line with modern taxonomic knowledge. Although European in name, the Flora covers plants cultivated in most areas of the United States and Canada as well as in non-tropical parts of Asia and Australasia. Volume I contains accounts of all the Monocotyledons, which includes those groups known informally as the 'petaloid monocotyledons' (the Liliaceae and Amaryllidaceae in the first edition, divided here among 17 families), the grasses and sedges (Gramineae and Cyperaceae), the aroids (Araceae) and the large and diverse Orchidaceae.
Australia enjoys a vast array of unique and fascinating plants that are not only vital to our ecosystem but provide a spectacular environment. This WILD AUSTRALIA GUIDE features up-to-date information on the state of our native plants and the importance of their future for all creatures. From ancient cycads to our national icon, the gum tree, to wildflower-carpeted deserts following rain - Australia's plant life really is stunning. This practical field guide opens the doors to this magnificent world, enabling the reader to identify plants by referring to the superb images and text that offers a wealth of information on habitat, ecology, propagation and our native flora's interdependence with our fauna. A valuable reference for your own garden at home, you will want to keep this handy whenever you're out and about in our wonderful outdoors as well. Steve Parish WILD AUSTRALIA GUIDES have a slimline and contemporary format with a flexible cover, making them attractive as well as convenient. The cover's gloss varnish protects the book when outdoors too, so it's perfect for stowing in the car's glove compartment or in your backpack!
The next adventure in the science-based Curious George Discovers series teaches readers all about gardening and what plants need to grow.
A mother, son and a daughter. All like to write poetry. This poetry was written when the authors were between the ages of 15 and 17. Can you tell who wrote which poem? Two of the writers have had a diagnosis of bipolar disorder. One of those two writers has been taken off all medication and declared by the doctors to be in remission. Why do we tell you this? So you can ponder the differences and the similarities we all may share, and that angst and growing and life's perspectives may not be so different between us all, regardless of what else we are dealing with. My family hopes you enjoy our little experiment. At the very least, we hope you find your thoughts provoked and your mind stimulated. Thank you for being a part of our experiment. My best to you all, Deborah Rose