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Urban Sanctuaries : Peaceful Havens for the City Gardener, Anderton, Stephen
1 1496
Anderton, Stephen
Urban Sanctuaries : Peaceful Havens for the City Gardener
Timber Press, Incorporated, in Association with The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Portland, OR, U.S.A., 2001
4to - over 9" - 12" tall
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine, Fine
0881925020 / 9780881925029



4to. 144 pgs. Fine condition hardcover in Near Fine jacket. Jacket with small wrinkle near top edge of spine, else as new. A richly illustrated source of inspiration for building a special garden retreat-for both urban and suburban gardeners alike. Contents: Introduction. Part I: The Body of the Garden. Space and scale, light, soil, water, planting style. Part II: The Spirit of the Garden. Magic and mystery, the natural approach, the gardener's garden, devoted to water, minimalist style, rooms with views, roof and balcony retreats, family havens, directory of plants, index, acknowledgements. ISBN 0881925020. #1496.

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First Aid For Flowers. Mary Reynolds Babcock. Her Notes. Introduction By Beatrice P. Hendrix., Babcock, Mary Reynolds.
2 2475
Babcock, Mary Reynolds.
First Aid For Flowers. Mary Reynolds Babcock. Her Notes. Introduction By Beatrice P. Hendrix.
Farrar Straus & Company
New York, 1954
8vo, 8.5 x 5.25 Inches
No Additional Printings Indicated
Hard Cover
Good to Very Good, Very Good




55 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover in Good to Very Good jacket. Binding sound, scattered light foxing to text. Jacket has light spotting and general smudging, with a small stain near rear edge of spine. Copyright 1954 by Old Salem Inc., organized for the restoration of Winston-Salem North Carolina. Dedicated to the garden clubs of Winston Salem NC and Greenwich CT. "To best prolong the life of flowers, understand them". Arranged alphabetically by flower or plant name, this unusual collation of the notes of Mary Reynolds Babcock offers tips, tricks and advice on the handling of cut flowers and stems so as to best preserve and prolong their freshness in arrangements. An unusual addition with some unique information for a gareener's reference shelf. #2475

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Handbook on Gesneriads (African-Violets, Gloxinias and Their Relatives) Plants & Gardens Vol. 23 Spring (May) 1967., Batcheller, Frances N. Et al
3 2347
Batcheller, Frances N. Et al
Handbook on Gesneriads (African-Violets, Gloxinias and Their Relatives) Plants & Gardens Vol. 23 Spring (May) 1967.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
New York, 1967
6 x 9 Inches

Softcover Pamphlet
Very Good




81 pgs. Very Good condition staple bound softcover with light overall shelfwear, internally clean and unmarked. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Contents and contributors included: Cultural Notes for Achieving Extreme Beauty in Plants - Henry Teuscher, Afican-Violets - Alma Wright, Fluorescent lighting - Frances N. Batcheller, Gesneriads in the Greenhouse - Cornelius Ackerson, Dictionary of Gesneriads - Frances N. Batcheller, Episcias - Peggy Schulz, Columneas for Versatility - M. Carleton L'Hommedieu, Achimenes - Paul Arnold, Plant Huunting in the Tropics - Thomas E. Talpey, Streptocarpus - R.D.A. Bayliss, Florist Gloxinias and Their Kin - Carl D. Clayberg, Gesneriads as a Family - B.L. Burtt, The Little oNes - Ruth Katzenberger, Growing and Showing - Olive S. Hull and William Henry hull jr., Propagating Gesneriads - Frances N. Batcheller, Pests and Diseases - Michael J. Kartuz, Hybridiziing Gesneriads - Robert E. Lee, Chromosome Numbers in the Gesneriaaceae - Robert E. Lee, Classification of Gesneriad Genera - Robert E. Lee, Suppliers, Books and Organizations Concerned with Gesneriaceae. #2347.

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Plant Viruses and Virus Diseases, Bawden, F.C.
4 951
Bawden, F.C.
Plant Viruses and Virus Diseases
Ronald Press Co.
New York, 1964
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
4th Edition
Cloth
No Jacket, Very Good




8vo. vii. 361 pgs.Very Good condition blue cloth hardbound, no jacket. Clean, tight, unmarked with exception of owner name on front pastedown, light foxing to fore edge and several tiny check marks in table of contents. Sections include: symptomology - changes in appearance, physiological changes and host-plant metabolic changes; methods of transmission; assay methods; composition of virus particles; morphology of viruses;; inactivation; multiplication; movement; genetic variability; classification; control.#951.

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The Orchid in Lore and Legend., Berliocchi, Luigi
5 1678
Berliocchi, Luigi
The Orchid in Lore and Legend.
Timber Press
Oregon, 2001
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
Second Printing.
Hard Cover
Fine, Fine
0881924911 / 9780881924916



8vo. 184 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Translated by Lenore Rosenberg and Anita Weston. Firsy published in1996 as "Il flore degli dei, l'orchideadel mito alla storia" by Nuovo Equilibri, Viterbo, Italy. Foreword by Henry Oakley. Richly illustrated throughout with black and white period engravings and paintings and full page color plates from Warner and Williams "The Orchid Album". An account of the discovery of the orchid and it's place in literature, religion, the arts, magic, cuisine, lore and legend. Also included is an account of the most popular genera and their cultivation. Chapters: myths and legends, from prehistory to history, patrons and hunters, arts and customs (literature, art, magic, religion, medicine, edible orchid products), the plant (habitat, plant structure and behavior), the genera (Cattleya, Cymbidium, Dendrobium, Epidendrum, Enciclia, Laelia, Miltonia and Miltoniopsis, Odontoglossum, Oncidium, Paphiopedilum and other slipper-orchids, Phalaenopsis, Vanda, European Orchids), growing orchids, sources, index of orchids. ISBN 0881924911. #1678.

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How to Eradicate Invasive Plants, Chance, Teri Dunn
6 2530
Chance, Teri Dunn
How to Eradicate Invasive Plants
Timber Press
Oregon, 2013
8vo - 7 - 9.75 Inches
First Printing, First Edition
Soft Cover
Fine
1604693061 / 9781604693065



336 pgs. Fine condition, new from publisher, softcover. Very useful information on identification, safe eradication options and responsible replacement of invasive plants in your garden landscape with non-invasive alternatives.Color photographs throughout, nicely illustrated. Sections: Weedy Words, 1. Know Thy Enemy, 2. Combat Thy Enemy, 3. Water and Bog Plants, 4. Annuals, Biennials and Tropical Perennials, 5. Herbaceous Perennials, 6. Grasses and Bamboos, 7. Vines, 8. Shrubs, 9. Trees, Problem Areas for Problem Plants, Metric Conversions, Suggested Reading, Online Resources, Acknowledgments, Photo Credits, Index, About the Author. ISBN 9781604693065. # 2530.

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Pennsylvania Beekeeping. Circular 544., Clarke, W.W.
7 1895
Clarke, W.W.
Pennsylvania Beekeeping. Circular 544.
Pennsylvania Cooperative Extension Service

8vo - 7 - 9 Inches Tall

Softcover, Paper Wraps
Very Good




63 pgs. Publication place and date not stated. Very Good condition softcover, pamphlet bound (staples). Slight rubbing to paper along spine and bottom edge of rear cover, otherwise clean and unmarked. Contents: The colony and its organization, Making a start, Package bees, Spring Management of bees, Requeening, Swarm control, Fall management of bees, honey production, Individual management practices, Laying workers, Robbing by bees, Making Increase, Bees for pollination, Rendering Beeswax, Bee diseases, Suggestions for Marketing, Summary of management practices around the calendar, Glossary. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos, tables and drawings. #1895.

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Landscaping With Nature. Using Nature's Design to Plan Your Yard., Cox, Jeff.
8 1892
Cox, Jeff.
Landscaping With Nature. Using Nature's Design to Plan Your Yard.
Rodale Press/St. Martin's Press
Emmaus, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1991
8vo - 7 - 9 Inches Tall
Later Printing
Glossy Hardcover
Very Good+
0878579117 / 9780878579112



vii.344 pgs. Very Good+ in glossy pictorial boards as issued, clean and unmarked with a slight bump to the lower left corner of back board. Illustrated with color photos, drawings and diagrams. Sections include learning from nature, elements of natural garden design, providing food, cover and water for wildlife and natural water garden design. Chapters: Introduction-Partners With Nature; Learning From Nature; Features of the Landscape; Creating a Natural Garden; Landscaping with Nature; Plants in the Natural Landscape, Elements of the Natural Garden; Wildlife and Water in the Natural Garden, A Last Word; USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; Further Reference, Photo Credits, Index. ISBN 0878579117. #1892.

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Landscaping With Nature. Using Nature's Design to Plan Your Yard., Cox, Jeff.
9 1778
Cox, Jeff.
Landscaping With Nature. Using Nature's Design to Plan Your Yard.
Rodale Press/St. Martin's Press
Emmaus, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1991
8vo - 7 - 9 Inches Tall
First Printing
Glossy Hardcover
Very Good+
0878579117 / 9780878579112



vii.344 pgs. Very Good+ condition in glossy pictorial boards as issued, clean and unmarked, with a slight bump to the edge of the upper right corner of the front board. Illustrated with color photos, drawings and diagrams. Sections include learning from nature, elements of natural garden design, providing food, cover and water for wildlife and natural water garden design. Chapters: Introduction-Partners With Nature; Learning From Nature; Features of the Landscape; Creating a Natural Garden; Landscaping with Nature; Plants in the Natural Landscape, Elements of the Natural Garden; Wildlife and Water in the Natural Garden, A Last Word; USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; Further Reference, Photo Credits, Index. ISBN 0878579117. #1778.

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An Introduction to Plant Physiology., Curtis, Otis F. And Clark, Daniel G.
10 918
Curtis, Otis F. And Clark, Daniel G.
An Introduction to Plant Physiology.
McGraw-Hill Book Co.
New York, 1950
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall

Cloth
Good to Very Good




8vo. xi. 752 pgs. Good to Very Good hardcover with slight shelf wear to cloth. Owner name inked out on front endpaper, occasional neat underlinings, not obtrusive to text. Topics covered include photosynthesis, diffusion and osmosis, surface phenomena, colloids, absorption, imbibition, transpiration, water distribution, frost resistance, temperature injury, permeability, accumulation and antagonism, minerals, enzymes, digestion, respiration, fermentation, dormancy, appendices and indices. #918.

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Chemical Composition of Belizean Plants Discussed in Rainforest Remedies: One Hundred Healing Herbs of Belize, Duke, James A.
11 2295
Duke, James A.
Chemical Composition of Belizean Plants Discussed in Rainforest Remedies: One Hundred Healing Herbs of Belize
New York Botanical Garden
New York, 1994
8vo - 7 - 9 Inches Tall
No Additional Printings Indicated
Pamphlet Bound Softcover
Near Fine




46pgs. Near Fine condition pamplet, staple bound softcover. Clean and unmarked but for a ghost mark of a paper clip at the top edge of the title page. Phytochemical analyses data presented here were compiled by James A. Duke at the request of Michael Balick, co-author of "Rainforest Remedies - One Hundred Healing Herbs of Belize". Aout half the species covered here are similar to those presented in Duke's two 1992 CRC phytochemistry handbooks, while the remainder were not. #2295.

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Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls, Dunnett, Nigel and Kingsbury, Noel
12 1789
Dunnett, Nigel and Kingsbury, Noel
Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls
Timber Press
Portland, Oregon, U.S.A., 2004
8vo - 7 - 9 Inches Tall

Hard Cover
Fine, Fine
088192640X / 9780881926408



254 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Illustrated with color photos throughout. A description of the historical development and current techniques for planting on roofs and walls. Apart from inherent beauty, roof greening reaps the environmental benefits of reducing pollution and run-off, insulating against heat and cold and reducing maintenance needs. Both large scale and small domestic examples are explored, introducing the practical techniques required including weight-bearing considerations, materials, substrates, draining layers and modular systems. A chapter is devoted to choosing plants optimally for the extreme conditions encountered on roofs, such as drought, high light intensity and wind. Contents: Introduction, Why Build Green Roofs?, Components of Green Roofs, Facade Greening, Living Walls, Structures and Surfaces. Appendices: Roof-Greening Plant Directory, Facade-Greening Plant Directory, Suppliers, Bibliography, Index. ISBN 088192640X #1789

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Vanilla : Travels in Search of the Ice Cream Orchid, Ecott, Tim
13 1729
Ecott, Tim
Vanilla : Travels in Search of the Ice Cream Orchid
Grove Press
Berkeley, California, U.S.A., 2004
8vo - 7 - 9 Inches Tall
First Printing
Hard Cover
Fine, Fine
0802117759 / 9780802117755



xx.278 pgs. Fine Hardcover in Fine dust jacket, clean and unmarked. Contents: List of Illustrations, Prologue, Foreword, Black Flower, An Indian Secret, The City That Perfumed the World, Mexican Money, From an English Garden, Ile Bourbon, Creole Hearts, The Slave's Crime, Homage to Albius, Empress of Tahiti, Murder in Madagascar, Ice Cream and Perfume, The Admiral's Legacy, Vanilla Prince, Epilogue, Acknowledgements, Select Bibliography. ISBN 0802117759. 1729.

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Clematis : For Colour and Versatility, Fair, Keith; Fair, Carol
14 1298
Fair, Keith; Fair, Carol
Clematis : For Colour and Versatility
Crowood Press, Limited, The
Marlborough, United Kingdom, 1995
Small 4to.

Soft Cover
Near Fine
1852232846 / 9781852232849

Claire Upsdale-Jones

Sm. 4to. 128 pgs. Near Fine condition softcover, clean and unmarked. Contents include: background and history, cultivation, pruning, climate and aspects, house and garden, planting into trees and shrubs, Clematis as ground cover and border plants, Clematis in containers, artificial supports, propagation, pests, diseases and problems, appendices: large flowering hybrids by color; Clematis varieties, index. Illustrated throughout with color photographs as well as color drawings by Claire Upsdale-Jones. ISBN 1852232846. #1298.

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All About  African Violets. The Complete Guide to Success with Saintpaulias., Free, Montague
15 1738
Free, Montague
All About African Violets. The Complete Guide to Success with Saintpaulias.
The American Garden Guild and Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1947.
New York, 1951
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
No Other Printings Indicated
Hard Cover
Good, Very Good+




8vo. xiii. 304 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover in Good to Very Good jacket. Green cloth with very attractive green and violet floral decoration on spine and boards. Minimal shelf wear externally, clean and unmarked throughout. Jacket is not price-clipped, with edge and corner wear to paper, small chips along edges and an approximately 1.5 x 1.5 inch chip from lower corner of back panel. Color illustrated frontis, with color, black and white and half-tone plates and black and white drawings throughout. Sections: I. What are African Violets?, II. Growing Conditions, III. Soils, IV. Fertilizers, V. Pots and Potting, VI. Watering, VII. Trouble: Avoidance and Cure, VIII. General Care and Growing for Exhibition, IX. Adding to Your Collection, X. Greenhouse Culture, XI. Propagation, XII. Species and Varieties of Saintpaulia, Glossary, Index. #1738.

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Growing Orchids in Your Garden, Friend, Robert G. M.
16 1747
Friend, Robert G. M.
Growing Orchids in Your Garden
Timber Press
Portland, Oregon, U.S.A., 2004
Small 4to.
First Edition, First Printing
Hard Cover
Fine, Fine
0881926590 / 9780881926590



218 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, as new from publisher. Contents: Introduction; Part One: Types of Orchids. 1.The Epiphytes: Growing Orchids on Trees. 2. The Lithophytes: Growing Orchids on Rocks and Walls. 3. The Terrestrials: Growing Orchids in the Ground. 4. Pests. %. Species or Hybrids?; Part Two: Types of Gardens. 6. The Large Garden. 7. The Suburban Garden. 8. The Courtyard and Balcony Gardens. 9. Growing Orchids on Host Trees and SHrubs in Containers Outdoors. 10. Orchids in Marginal Areas; Part Three: Containers in the Garden. 11. Growing Orchids in Pots and Other Containers. 12. Container-Grown Orchids in the Garden. 13. Growing Orchids Indoors; Conclusion; Table of Recommended Orchids; Glossary; Bibliography, Subject Index; Plant Names Index. ISBN 0881926590. #1747.

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Fresh Cuts : Unexpected Arrangements With Branches, Buds and Blooms, Gal, Edwina Von
17 1726
Gal, Edwina Von
Fresh Cuts : Unexpected Arrangements With Branches, Buds and Blooms
Artisan (A Division of Workman Publishing)
New York, New York, U.S.A., 2004
Small 4to.
First Paperback Edition
Soft Cover
Fine
1579652662 / 9781579652661

John M. Hall

148 pgs. Fine condition softcover, clean and unmarked. Lavishly illustrated with color photos by J. M. Hall throughout. Introduction by Ken Druse. "Fresh Cuts" offers one hundred unexpected flora arranging ideas gleaned from foraging expeditions, nature walks or backyard strolls. In addition, the text offers anecdotes, facts, observations and folklore along with practical guidance for the care and maintenance of the plant materials used to craft the arrangements. Contains new material on flower arranging and an updated source guide. ISBN 1579652662. #1726.

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Principles of Plant Infection.. A Text-Book of General Plant Pathology for Biologists, Agriculturists, Foresters and Plant Breeders., Gaumann, Ernst. (Authorized English Edition By William B. Brierly)
18 1183
Gaumann, Ernst. (Authorized English Edition By William B. Brierly)
Principles of Plant Infection.. A Text-Book of General Plant Pathology for Biologists, Agriculturists, Foresters and Plant Breeders.
Hafner Publishing Company
New York, 1950
4to - over 9" - 12" tall
First American Edition
Hard Cover
Very Good




4to. xvi. 543 pgs. Very Good condition green cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to spine, very light rubbing to cloth at edges and corners. Owner name on bottom of front endpaper from Univ. of Wisconsin Plant Pathology Dept., else clean and unmarked. Sections: Introduction. Infection (mechanisms, environment, pathways). Infection Chains (sources, saphrophytes, transmission, epidemiology). The Parasitic Adaptation of Pathogens (innate constitutional differences in the parasitic adaptation of pathogens). The Disease Proneness of the Host (axeny, resistance, penetration, spread, defense reations, induced tolerance, induced tolerance, passive immunization, the inheritance of disease proneness, changes in disease proneness due to environmental conditions). The Disease (morphological, anatomical and physiological manifestations). The Control of Infectious Diseases of Plants. Literature Cited. Appendix. Index. #1183

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The Truth About Garden Remedies. What Works  What Doesn't and Why, Gillman, Jeff
19 2528
Gillman, Jeff
The Truth About Garden Remedies. What Works What Doesn't and Why
Timber Press
Portland, OR, U.S.A., 2006
6 x 9 Inches
First Printing
Soft Cover
Fine
0881927481 / 9780881927481



212 pgs. Fine softcover, as new, clean and unmarked. The title says it all. Informative and engrossing for beginners through garden gurus alike. Each topic presented in the format: theory, practice, the real deal, and what it means to you. Chapters: Basics, Fertilizers and Other Soil and Media Amendments, Water, Biostimulants, Insecticides, Fungicides and Other Disease-Control Agents, Herbicides, Other Pesticides and Protectants, Commercial Pesticides, Concoctions to Be Avoided, Take Home Message. Appendices: Preferred pH of Some Common Landscape Plants, Conversion Tables, Bibliography, Index. [See also our book # 2529 by the same author: The Truth About Organic Gardening] # 2528.

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The Truth About Organic Gardening. Benefits, Drawbacks and the Bottom Line., Gillman, Jeff
20 2529
Gillman, Jeff
The Truth About Organic Gardening. Benefits, Drawbacks and the Bottom Line.
Timber Press
Portland, OR, U.S.A., 2008
6 x 9 Inches
First Printing
Soft Cover
Fine
0881928624



208 pgs. Fine softcover, as new, clean and unmarked. The title says it all. Informative and engrossing for beginners through garden gurus alike. Each topic presented in the format: benefits, drawbacks, the bottom line. Chapters: Organic Basics, Understanding Pesticides, Soil Enrichment and Fertilizer, Weed Control, Insect Control, Disease Control, Controlling Birds, Deer, Rodents and Mollusks,Organic Practices and Our Ecosystem, The Question of Organic Food, Conclusions, Bibliography, Index. [See also our book # 2528 by the same author: The Truth About Garden Remedies] # 2529.

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