Specialty Cut Flowers

The Production of Annuals, Perennials, Bulbs, and Woody Plants for Fresh and Dried Cut Flowers
Author: Allan M. Armitage,Judy M. Laushman
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 9780881929768
Category: Gardening
Page: 586
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This indispensable reference for growers is greatly revised and expanded, and brings together all the information needed to propagate and cultivate eye-catching plants.

Using the Agricultural, Environmental, and Food Literature


Author: Barbara S. Hutchinson,Antoinette Paris-Greider
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203909119
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 536
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This reference provides the groundwork, tools, and terminology required when conducting specialized searches for information and resources pertaining to traditional and emerging fields of agriculture. The editors present 16 contributions from librarians and other information workers that offer information on research resources across the academic agricultural disciplines. They offer information on library catalog search strategies, abstracts and indexes, bibliographies and literature guides, search engines, government documents, and other research related information. Each contribution addresses research in a particular sub-field of the general discipline of agricultural sciences.

Flower Confidential

The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful
Author: Amy Stewart
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 9781565126459
Category: Nature
Page: 320
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Award-winning author Amy Stewart takes readers on an around-the-world, behind-the-scenes look at the flower industry and how it has sought—for better or worse—to achieve perfection. She tracks down the hybridizers, geneticists, farmers, and florists working to invent, manufacture, and sell flowers that are bigger, brighter, and sturdier than anything nature can provide. There's a scientist intent on developing the first genetically modified blue rose; an eccentric horitcultural legend who created the most popular lily; a breeder of gerberas of every color imaginable; and an Ecuadorean farmer growing exquisite roses, the floral equivalent of a Tiffany diamond. And, at every turn she discovers the startling intersection of nature and technology, of sentiment and commerce.

Llewellyn's 2011 Herbal Almanac

A Do-it-Yourself Guide for Health & Natural Living
Author: Susan Pesznecker,JD Hortwort,Chandra Moira Beal,Carole Schwalm,Suzanne Ress,Laurel Reufner,Alice DeVille,Anne Sala,Harmony Usher,Dallas Jennifer Cobb,Katherine Weber-Turcotte,Sally Cragin,Misty Kuceris,Calantirniel,Ellen Evert Hopman,Llewellyn
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738726524
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 312
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Add some zing to your love life with home-blended aphrodisiacs. Feel charged up and refreshed every day with energy-boosting smoothies. This practical almanac contains hundreds of ways for you to use herbs to beautify your home, invigorate your life, and strengthen your ties to nature. Featuring over two dozen articles in five areas--gardening, cooking, crafts, health/beauty, and myth/lore--this edition is filled with hands-on projects and advice for everything from keeping plants healthy and sustainable harvesting to treating ailments and summer party planning. Keep your pets healthy with specially crafted infusions and ointments Make your own remedies for headaches, poor memory, and fibromyalgia Re-create tasty recipes and boost the flavors of your favorite foods with herbal butters Enjoy a pest-free garden with all-natural pesticides Learn how to choose plants, gather and dry herbs, and collect seeds Create aromatic necklaces, potpourri, and sachets for relaxation

Greenhouse Ecosystems


Author: G. Stanhill,Herbert Z. Enoch
Publisher: Elsevier Science Limited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Gardening
Page: 423
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This book - the first, integrated treatment of the greenhouse ecosystem - consists of sixteen chapters by an international list of expert authorities and is divided into four parts. The first section consists of four chapters describing greenhouses, their history and geographical distribution; their mechanical structures, light - transmitting cladding and environmental control mechanisms; the way in which these modify the greenhouse's aerial microclimate and root environments. The second section contains six chapters dealing with the biological contents of greenhouses; the most widely grown edible fruit and salad crops, ornamental flower and foliage crops; the diseases and the pests attacking these crops and the growers cultivating them. The third section has four chapters dealing with the flows of energy, carbon, water and nutrients within and across the boundaries of the greenhouse. The two chapters of the fourth section describe the dynamic simulation models which have been used to calculate the potential yields of greenhouse crops and to optimize their management. The volume's many-faceted approach makes it a unique information resource for those concerned with research and analysis of greenhouse management as well as the ecology of this most intensive and controlled of agroecosystems.

Design trifft Natur

Die modernen Gärten des Piet Oudolf
Author: Piet Oudolf,Noël Kingsbury
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783800179602
Category: Nature
Page: 280
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