Hortus Miscellaneous

Hortus Miscellaneous

A Gardener's Hodgepodge of Information & Instruction

Book - 2007
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Random House, Inc.
From the kinds of trees standing at Great Dixter to the 20 deadliest flowers to the best small garden animals according to the Indiana Department of Agriculture—gardening is a pursuit with no end of information to sift through. Where does botany start but with the naming and grouping of all flora? List making is in the gardener’s blood, and this volume of random facts, data, and wisdom, will excite the Latin-spouting garden geek as much as the arrival of the new Heronswood catalog. Some of the entries will be wholly practical, like the 15 ornamental plants that deer will not eat, and others will be decidedly impractical, such as the flower that adorns the grave of famed English gardener Gertrude Jekyll (bergenia).

Perseus Publishing
From the kinds of trees standing at Great Dixter to the 20 deadliest flowers to the best small garden animals according to the Indiana Department of Agriculture ? gardening presents a trove of information to sift through. Where does botany start but with the naming and grouping of all flora? List-making is in the gardener’s blood, and this collection of random facts, data, and wisdom will excite the Latin-spouting garden geek as much as the arrival of the new Heronswood catalog. Inspired by Schott'sOriginal Miscellany,the book contains entries practical (the 15 ornamental plants that deer won't eat) and impractical (the flower on the grave of famed gardener Gertrude Jekyll).Hortus Miscellaneousincludes thematic planting lists (blue flowers, night-blooming, shade ground covers); historic gardens (from Babylon to Central Park); size matters (biggest trees, longest root, heaviest cabbage); topiary; state flowers; maze patterns; mulch formulas; and much more.


Publisher Group West
From the kinds of trees standing at Great Dixter to the 20 deadliest flowers to the best small garden animals according to the Indiana Department of Agriculture — gardening is a trove of information to sift through. Where does botany start but with the naming and grouping of all flora? List making is in the gardener’s blood, and this collection of random facts, data, and wisdom will excite the Latin-spouting garden geek as much as the arrival of the new Heronswood catalog. Inspired by Schott's Original Miscellany, the book contains entries practical (the 15 ornamental plants that deer won't eat) and impractical (the flower on the grave of famed gardener Gertrude Jekyll). Hortus Miscellaneous includes thematic planting lists (blue flowers, night-blooming, shade ground covers); historic gardens (from Babylon to Central Park); size matters (biggest trees, longest root, heaviest cabbage); topiary; state flowers; maze patterns; mulch formulas, and much more.


Publisher: Seattle : Sasquatch Books, [2007]
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9781570614859
1570614857
Branch Call Number: 635 FORKN
Additional Contributors: Plato, Linda
Notes: Includes index

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