Encyclopedia Of Border Plants

Author: Hanneke Van Dijk
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781579582029
Size: 27.74 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Conflicting Identities and Multiple Masculinities takes as its focus the construction of masculinity in Western Europe from the early Middle Ages until the fifteenth century, crossing from pre-Christian Scandinavia across western Christendom. The essays consult a broad and representative cross section of sources including the work of theological, scholastic, and monastic writers, sagas, hagiography and memoirs, material culture, chronicles, exampla and vernacular literature, sumptuary legislation, and the records of ecclesiastical courts. The studies address questions of what constituted male identity, and male sexuality. How was masculinity constructed in different social groups? How did the secular and ecclesiastical ideals of masculinity reinforce each other or diverge? These essays address the topic of medieval men and, through a variety of theoretical, methodological, and disciplinary approaches, significantly extend our understanding of how, in the Middle Ages, masculinity and identity were conflicted and multifarious.

American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia Of Plants And Flowers

Author: Christopher Brickell
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0756675081
Size: 48.74 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Since its first publication in 1987, the AHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers has sold nearly 3 million copies and become the must-have reference for all gardeners around the world. This is the ideal book for selecting plants, planning a border, a greenhouse, or a whole garden, and for identifying plants, and it contains a wealth of information on their appearance and cultivation. The 8,000 plants described cover suitability for every climate, including house and conservatory plants. The book begins with a general introduction and explanation of plant names, followed by a revised and enlarged plant selector, highlighting plants suitable for particular sites, soils, conditions, and purposes. The 5,000-entry illustrated plant catalog follows, divided into eight main sections: trees, shrubs, roses, climbers, perennials, annuals and biennials, rock plants, bulbs, water plants, and cacti and other succulents. In this new edition, the sections have been re-ordered to help plants be chosen more intuitively: by color, then season, then size. Feature spreads throughout the color section illustrate a range of cultivars within the most popular genera, such as pelargoniums and clematis. Each plant variety is illustrated by a colorful photograph, and accompanied by a detailed description with cultivation requirements. The single-color, text-only plant dictionary at the back contains entries for every genus in the book, plus more than 3,000 plants in addition to those in the illustrated catalog. It also functions as an index to the plant catalog, with extensive cross-referencing. All the information needed to grow each plant is included here. Following the introduction and plant selector, the book is divided into two main sections: a 440-page, full-colour illustrated plant catalogue, and a plant dictionary featuring 8,000 plants listed alphabetically by botanical name. There is also an index of common names and glossary of terms. Contents PRELIMS PLANT NAMES AND ORIGINS PLANT SELECTOR Lists useful plants for common situations, such as sunless walls, windbreaks, drought, sandy soil, and moist shade. PLANT CATALOG (440PP) Divided into eight main plant groups, as listed below, organized by color, season, size. TREES Including conifers. Features include: Magnolias Hollies Dwarf conifers SHRUBS Features include: Camellias Rhododendrons Hydrangeas Fuchsias Heathers ROSES Includes shrub and old garden roses, modern, miniature, and climbing roses. CLIMBERS Features include: Clematis Ivies PERENNIALS Includes grasses, bamboos, rushes, sedges, and ferns. Features include: Delphiniums Irises Peonies Phlox Pelargoniums Penstemons Aquilegias Daylilies Chrysanthemums Michaelmas daisies Bromeliads Primulas Carnations and pinks Hostas Begonias Orchids African violets ANNUALS AND BIENNIALS ROCK PLANTS BULBS Including corms and tubers. Features include: Gladioli Lilies Dahlias Tulips Daffodils Crocuses Hyacinths WATER PLANTS Features include: Water lilies CACTI AND OTHER SUCCULENTS PLANT DICTIONARY (240PP) Listed alphabetically by botanical name. INDEX OF COMMON NAMES GLOSSARY OF TERMS ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Encyclopedia Of Northwest Native Plants For Gardens And Landscapes

Author: Kathleen A. Robson
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 0881928631
Size: 42.10 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Illustrated throughout with nearly 600 color photographs and original pen-and-ink drawings, the book is smartly separated by plant type into five encyclopedic sections. Detailed descriptions include temperature hardiness zones, flowering and fruit-ripening times, and recommendations for cultivation (light, soil, moisture, drainage) and siting, from streambanks to parking strips. Propagation methods and the native habitat and range are provided for each species; discursive notes on subspecies and related plants round out each entry. A series of lists suggesting natives for particular garden situations or themes - arid or sodden; hedgerows and meadows; hummingbird and rock gardens concludes the book."--BOOK JACKET.

Encyclopedia Of Planting Combinations

Author: Tony Lord
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: 9781554079971
Size: 15.60 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Provides over one thousand descriptions for colorful plants, suggesting combinations based on mixing and matching color, texture, and visual effects to create a perfect garden.

Dirr S Encyclopedia Of Trees And Shrubs

Author: Michael Dirr
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 0881929018
Size: 25.67 MB
Format: PDF
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Presents a comprehensive visual reference on trees and shrubs, providing information on identification, planting, care, and seasonal appearances for each entry.

Rodale S Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Herbs

Author: Claire Kowalchik
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9780875969640
Size: 48.71 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 5735

Provides information on the history, uses, range, and characteristics of more than one hundred herbs, and offers tips on growing them

Encyclopedia Of Cultivated Plants

Author: Christopher Cumo
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598847759
Size: 65.69 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Readers of this expansive, three-volume encyclopedia will gain scientific, sociological, and demographic insight into the complex relationship between plants and humans across history.

Encyclopedia Of Garden Plants For Every Location

Author: DK Publishing
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 9781465414397
Size: 28.11 MB
Format: PDF
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Recommends plants that grow well in different sunny or shady locations, as well as those best suited for different styles of gardens and for each season and those noted for color, scent, shape, texture, or special conditions.