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Planting Design
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 208

Planting Design

The new edition of this textbook provides an overview of design principles and techniques for using plants aesthetically and functionally in landscaping. Unique to this book are discussions on using a microcomputer for selecting plants, preparing cost estimates and writing specifications. More than 200 photographs, drawings and sketches highlight numerous graphic techniques for planting plans.

The Urban Food Revolution
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 304

The Urban Food Revolution

Planning cities as if food matters

The Australian Native Garden
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

The Australian Native Garden

This authoritative and practical book--written in an approachable and accessible style--focuses on growing and using native plants in the home garden. It provides expert information on the fundamentals--soils, cultivation techniques, pruning, fertilising and maintenance--and looks at different styles of garden design, using Australian plants not only for aesthetic reasons but for creating droughtproof gardens, fire resistant gardens, and environments attractive to native fauna as well. Growing your own bush foods is also covered. Highly illustrated and information-packed, The Australian Native Garden showcases some of the best designed Australian gardens and explores rural areas around Australia where indigenous species thrive in the wild, representing a fascinating source of inspiration and information.

The Urban Farmer
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

The Urban Farmer

There are twenty million acres of lawns in North America. In their current form, these unproductive expanses of grass represent a significant financial and environmental cost. However, viewed through a different lens, they can also be seen as a tremendous source of opportunity. Access to land is a major barrier for many people who want to enter the agricultural sector, and urban and suburban yards have huge potential for would-be farmers wanting to become part of this growing movement. The Urban Farmer is a comprehensive, hands-on, practical manual to help you learn the techniques and business strategies you need to make a good living growing high-yield, high-value crops right in your own ba...

Ornamental Plants
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 348

Ornamental Plants

This is a sincere effort to record the major ornamental plants raised in gardens and landscapes of today. The main classes of plants are described in the introductory chapter. A comprehensive account of trees, shrubs, herbs, climbers, creepers and taxonomic groups that share characteristics such as bulbous plants, cacti, succulents, bromeliads, ferns, and their allies, grasses bamboos, sedges as well as ornamental water garden plants are given.

Organic Gardening For Dummies
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 392

Organic Gardening For Dummies

Organic Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows readers the way to ensure a healthy harvest from their environmentally friendly garden. It covers information on the newest and safest natural fertilizers and pest control methods, composting, cultivation without chemicals, and how to battle plant diseases. It also has information on updated equipment and resources. It helps readers plant organically year-round, using herbs, fruits, vegetables, lawn care, trees and shrubs, and flowers. The tips and techniques included in Organic Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition are intended to reduce a garden's impact on both the environment and the wallet.

Living Life in Full Bloom
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 240

Living Life in Full Bloom

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-03-25
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  • Publisher: Rodale

Living life in full bloom means living with hope and purpose, with imagination and vision—in a way that honors the Earth, the spirit, and one another. Elizabeth Murray encourages and nurtures each person to explore four personality attributes (Gardener, Artist, Lover, and Spirit Weaver), or pathways, that create a framework for practicing mindfulness, unleashing potential, and reviving communities. As Gardeners, readers will learn to observe and grow; as Artists, they'll discover creativity and new possibilities; as Lovers, they'll lead with the heart and commit to things they're passionate about; and as Spirit Weavers, they'll create rituals and express gratitude. Accented with Murray's e...

Tip Merawat Tanaman Hias
  • Language: id
  • Pages: 64

Tip Merawat Tanaman Hias

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2010-01-01
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  • Publisher: AgroMedia

Adenium * Aglaonema * Alocasia * Anggrek Dataran Rendah * Anggrek Dataran Tinggi * Anthurium Bunga * Anthurium Daun * Begonia * Bonsai * Bougenville * Bromelia * Caladium (Keladi hias) * Euphorbia * Gerbera * Gladiol * Heliconia (Pisang-pisangan) * Kaktus * Kastuba * Krisan * Lotus dan Teratai * Mawar * Melati * Nepenthes * Pachypodium * Palem * Philodendron * Puring * Sansevieria * Spathiphyllum * Tanaman Hias Purba Susah banget sih membungakan anggrek? Daun aglaonema saya kok menguning? Atau, anthurium saya nggak besar-besar? Mungkin itu pertanyaan yang sering timbul saat memelihara tanaman hias. Kini,Anda tidak perlu khawatir. Temukan cara merawat tanaman hias kesayangan Anda di dalam kalender pintar ini. Bentuknya yang menyerupai kalender menjadikannya mudah dibawa ke mana pun dan praktis ketika digunakan. -AgroMedia-

Ekologi Papua
  • Language: id
  • Pages: 1024

Ekologi Papua

Pulau Nugini adalah pulau tropis terbesar dan tertinggi, dan merupakan belantara terakhir yang terluas di Bumi. Papua yang berada di bagian barat pulau ini patut mendapat perhatian karena mempunyai gletser khatulistiwa, dataran yang tertutup hutan yang luas, hamparan pegunungan tengah yang menjulang tinggi, kepulauan Raya Ampat yang menawan, dan beberapa ratus masyarakat adat yang tinggal di hutan. Sebagian besar Papua masih dalam kondisi asli dan pengetahuan mengenai lingkungan alamnya masih sangat terbatas. Sebagai salah satu kawasan belantara yang tersisa di dunia, Papua memiliki keanekaragaman hayati dan budaya yang luar biasa. Saat ini, lingkungan Papua menghadapi sejumlah ancaman dari ...

Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 400

Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation

What would it take to grow mushrooms in space? How can mushroom cultivation help us manage, or at least make use of, invasive species such as kudzu and water hyacinth and thereby reduce dependence on herbicides? Is it possible to develop a low-cost and easy-to-implement mushroom-growing kit that would provide high-quality edible protein and bioremediation in the wake of a natural disaster? How can we advance our understanding of morel cultivation so that growers stand a better chance of success? For more than twenty years, mycology expert Tradd Cotter has been pondering these questions and conducting trials in search of the answers. In Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation, Cotter not...