Olivia is planting a garden and she can't wait to see what blooms from her mystery seeds. She knows she'll have the best plant in the entire class.
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.
Fill the garden with a glorious explosion of color and vitality that draws the eye skyward! Easily followed advice on selecting, planting, and caring for climbing plants and wall shrubs are highlighted by more than 300 color photographs, illustrations and diagrams. There’s a complete A – Z compendium, extensive feeding and pruning directions, and tips for using “vertical gardening.” A special section on climbing and rambling roses will help keep these favorites vigorous year after year.
Mildred Aldrich was an American journalist and writer.Her experiences during the First Battle of the Marne, as detailed in her letters to friends in the U.S., constitute her first book, A Hilltop on the Marne (1915). Following the success of that work, Aldrich produced three more collections of her wartime letters. Aldrich also produced one novel, Told in a French Garden, August 1914 (1916), and in 1926 completed an autobiography entitled Confessions of a Breadwinner, which resides in the collections of the Schlesinger Library at Harvard University, but has never been published.