An Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms

Author: Robert Lee Riffle
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 9780881925586
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Approximately 890 species in the palm family are detailed, including necessary information like cold hardiness, water needs, height, and any special requirements.

The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms

Author: Paul Craft
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9781604694253
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is the definitive account of all palms that can be grown for ornamental and economic use. Palms are often underutilized as a result of their unfamiliarity—even to tropical gardeners. To help introduce these valuable plants to a new audience, the authors have exhaustively documented every genus in the palm family. 825 species are described in detail, including cold hardiness, water needs, height, and any special requirements. Generously illustrated with more than 900 photos, including photos of several palm species that have never before appeared in a general encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is as valuable as an identification guide as it is a practical handbook. Interesting snippets of history, ethnobotany, and biology inform the text and make this a lively catalog of these remarkable plants.

Timber Press Pocket Guide to Palms

Author: Robert Lee Riffle
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 0881927767
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Given their diversity and versatility, it is surprising that palms are underutilized in landscapes and gardens, even in tropical climes. Several reasons account for this, including misconceptions about the plants' growing requirements and unfamiliarity with their ornamental qualities. This pocket guide remedies both problems. It unlocks the keys to successfully growing 200 of the most common and easily obtainable palm species and hybrids, and it highlights botanical characteristics that are of interest to gardeners and landscapers. Each description includes details of trunk, crownshaft, leaf, flower, and fruit to assist in plant identification and selection. The extensive cultivation notes include details of mature tree size, cold hardiness, and light, soil, and water requirements. Suggestions for using the plants indoors and out will help even novice gardeners know where to start, and succinct information on seed germination will assist anyone who wants to grow palms from seed. Illustrated with more than 300 color photographs.

The Tropical Look

Author: Robert Lee Riffle
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9781604690835
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This unique compendium of nearly 2000 plants is meant primarily for gardeners who live in USDA hardiness zones 8 and higher, but those living in cooler zones will still find many plants to bring color and interesting foliage their gardens.

Ein Garten Eden

Author: H. Walter Lack
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783822857274
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Ikonographische Quelle/Quellen - Botanik - Pflanzenkunde.

Designing with Palms

Author: Jason Dewees
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604695439
Format: PDF, Kindle
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ÒIf you want to successfully add more bold fronds and a tropical style to your landscape,ÊDesigning With PalmsÊis the comprehensive book for you.Ó ÑGardenistaÊ Palms are a landscape staple in warm, temperate climates worldwide. But these stunning and statement-making plants are large, expensive, and difficult to install, resulting in unique design challenges.ÊIn Designing with Palms, palm expert Jason Dewees details every major aspect of designing and caring for palms. This definitive guide shares essential information on planting, irrigation, nutrition, pruning, and transplanting. A gallery of the most important species showcases the range of options available, and stunning photographs by Caitlin Atkinson spotlight examples of home and public landscapes that make excellent use of palms.

The Aromatherapy Encyclopedia

Author: Carol Schiller
Publisher: Basic Health Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 9781591202288
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Aromatic essences can have a direct effect on our health, reduce our stress levels, and enable us to have a better overall outlook on life, as well as improve our relationship with our natural environment.The power of essential oils and aromatherapy has been understood and studied for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians were expert practitioners in the science of natural essential oils. While much of the knowledge of the Egyptians has been lost for many centuries, the importance of these aromatic oils, and their use, has continued in every culture across the ages.Today, the use of essential oils is growing rapidly as both society and scientists are recognizing the benefits and life-enhancing properties of these precious substances. Aromatic essences can have a direct effect on our health, reduce our stress levels, and enable us to have a better overall outlook on life, as well as improve our relationship with our natural environment.Carol and David Schiller, recognized experts in the field of aromatherapy and plant oils, have created a comprehensive reference book. The Aromatherapy Encyclopedia includes a general introduction to proper safety, preparation, and usage of the oils, and what to watch out for in commercial products. Separate chapters provide descriptions of the essential oils, carrier oils, and infused oils, detailing their derivation and history, documented properties, and aromatherapeutic methods of use.This guidebook, which also includes category listings of oil properties and cross-reference lists from botanical to common names, will prove a useful resource for those experienced in aromatherapy as well as for beginners just starting to learn about essential oils.

Palm

Author: Fred Gray
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780239572
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The extraordinary palm: diverse and prolific, symbolic and often sacred, essential and exotic (and at times erotic), exploited and controversial. The signature greenery of the tropics and subtropics, these record-breaking plants produce the world’s biggest and heaviest seed, the longest leaf, and the longest stem. In the superbly illustrated, similarly extraordinary Palm, Fred Gray portrays the immense cultural and historical significance of these iconic and controversial plants, unfurling a tale as long and beguiling as their bladed fronds. As Gray shows, palms sustained rainforest communities for thousands of years, contributing to the development of ancient civilizations across the globe. But as palms gained mystical and religious significance, they also became a plant of abstractions and fantasies, a contradictory symbol of leisure and luxury, of escaping civilization and getting closer to nature—and at times to danger and devastation. In the era of industry and empire, the palm and its myriad meanings were exported to far colder climes. Palms were shown off as exceptional performers in iconic greenhouses and used to clothe, romanticize, and glamorize an astonishing diversity of new places far from their natural homelands. And today, as millions of people worldwide consume palm oil daily, the plant remains embedded in consumer society—and mired in environmental controversy.