Home
Bromeliads
Cacti & Succulents
Coloring Books
Cookbooks
Deserts & Desert Wildflowers
Fern, Palm, Cycad & Pelargoniums
Greenhouse, Propagation & Specialty
Hoyas & Dischidias
Orchids
Used Books
Forceps
Stationery, Postcards, Magnets
Map
Terms & Conditions
Order Form

GREENHOUSE, PROPAGATION,
SPECIALTY BOOKS D-K

Denotes new catalog item
Technical - For Advanced Collector
Telephone orders accepted
13541 DAYLILIES FOR THE GARDEN - G.Grosvenor (1999). Excellent new book with comprehensive information on the beautiful, tough, yet easy-to-grow perennials. Includes history, cultivation, propagation details, including tips on how to photoraph these graceful plants. An extensive list of cultivars is given, with descriptions, and growing requirements for each. 300 color photos, 25 b/w line drawings, 176 pages. 8½" x 11", hardbound with color dustjacket$34.95
13550DICTIONARY OF PLANT NAMES - A. Coombes (1985). Great little book in understanding pronunciation, derivation and meaning of botanical names, and their common-name equivalent. Keep this one handy at all times! 207 pages, 5" x 7½", hardbound. Only$12.95
13552

DAHLIAS (Encyclopedia of)---B. McClaren (2004).  Some dahlia flowers weigh several pounds---others are as tiny as a buttonhole.  They come in every dazzling color imaginable---sometimes three and four colors in a single flower!  And they come in all sizes, shapes and forms.  Nearly 700 selections are included in this book, complete with chapters on dahlia care and propagation, dahlia species in nature, hybridizing—even a chapter on resources of dahlia societies, nurseries and gardens.  Gardeners at every level will gain years of reference and enjoyment from this definitive encyclopedia.  855 color photos, 212 pages, 8-1/2” x  11”, hardbound w/color dustjacket.

$39.95
13555 ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PSYCHOACTIVE PLANTS – C.Ratsch (2005). A very important new work on psychoactive plants is now available—detailing the botany, history, distribution, cultivation and preparation, and dosages of more than 400 psychoactive plants. The author begins with 168 of the most well-known psychoactives---such as cannabis, datura, and papaver. He then presents 133 lesser known substances as well as additional plants known as “legal highs”. All in all, 414 psychoactive plants and related substances are examined. The text is lavishly illustrated with 800 color photographs—many of which show the people, ceremonies, and art related to the ritual use of the world's sacred psychoactives. Definitely worth having! 800 color photos, 670 black & white illustrations. 944 pages, 8-1/2” x 11”, hardbound w/color dustjacket. $119.95
13565ESSENTIALS OF BONSAI - (1992). Written by the editors of Shufunotomo. One of the BEST books on bonsai, with the versatility of gathering the information concerning the particular methods of cultivation and utilizing it to the best advantage of other plants as well. This book was recommended to us by a man who specializes in 'Succulent Bonsai' . Chapters include care, training, shaping, pruning, practical techniques. 26 color, 75 b/w photos. 108 pages, 7-1/2" x 8-1/2", hardbound, with glossy color self cover.$15.95
13575EXOTIC TROPICALS OF HAWAII - A. Kepler (1989). A complete account of over 136 species of Hawaii's tropicals, presented in lavish color (194 beautiful color photos) and accompanied by an authoritative text that includes correct English and scientific names, usage, flower arrangements. The ultimate handbook for tropical flower lovers! 110 pages, 6" x 9", softbound$10.95
13576 EXOTICS ARE EASY - G.Clarke, et al., Ed. (2002). This is an amazingly livid new exotic plant book, blazing with color! The book vividly illustrates how to grow and maintain many types of exotic plants from around the world. You'll be amazed to discover how easy it is to grow cycads, tree ferns, hibiscus, bougainvilleas, cacti, bamboos, cannas, bird of paradise, agaves, yuccas-much, much more. This is one of the BEST new books on exotic plants that's come out in many a year. 216 color photos, 128 pages (all in color), 8-1/4” x 11-3/4”, softbound with heavy glossy color cover of a super shot of a gorgeous passion flower . Reasonably priced at only. $14.95
13576-C FLORA: A GARDENER'S ENCYCLOPEDIA (2-VOLUMES, W/CD-ROM) S.Hogan, et al (2003). If you've ever wanted one book for everything, this is it! (Also see companion book “Flora's Plant Names” below). Information on more than 20,000 plants from all over the world--are organized into an A-to-Z format by botanical name, with detailed descriptions of each plant, including notes on origin, cultivation requirements, growth habit, propagation, pests and diseases. And the exciting feature: 11,000 COLOR PHOTOS !! Covers all 12 climatic zones. Major groups featured: trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, bulbs & tubers, cacti & succulents, palm, cycads, ferns, roses, camellias, orchids, fruit trees, herbs. Plus many, many more. This book will allow all gardeners to choose the perfect plant for their garden and to expand their knowledge on the wealth of plants available. The stunning color photography from all around the world is the perfect complement to the text. A whopping 1,584 pages in 2 hardbound volumes with slipcase (not sold separately), 9” x 12”, and also a CD-ROM is included. This 2-volume set weighs 16#. Regularly ($99.95) we're offering this set at an introductory price of only---$79.95 (+ $6.50 extra for U.S.A. postage & handling charges)
13577FLORA'S PLANT NAMES - (2003). Perfect companion book for FLORA: A GARDENER'S ENCYCLOPEDIA (see above). This handy dictionary lists more than 20,000 common plants and their Latin equivalents. Covering all of the plant groups, it is a quick and easy resource for finding those elusive botanical names. 376 pages, 5-1/4” x 7-3/4”, softbound$14.95
  13578FLOWERING PLANTS IN THE LANDSCAPE - M.Mathias (1982). This book describes some of the world's most spectacular flowering trees, shrubs, vines, and ground covers and gives instructions for growing them. A delightful visual experience with over 200 color photographs complimenting an informative book, it offers exciting possibilities for enhancing the landscape with the beauty of flowers and serves as an invaluable guide to the flowering plants of tropical and subtropical regions. 253 pages, 6" x 9", softbound with heavy color cover. Long out of print, we managed to find just a few to offer (new books)$17.95
13579-A FLOWERING PLANTS OF THE GALAPAGOS - C.McMullen (1999). Brand new book showing the wide-ranging assortment of unusual plants of the islands. Introduces botanical history of the islands, easy i.d. of 436 flowering plants (77 families, 193 genera, and 389 species). Covers endemic and native plants as well as introduced and exotic plants. Gives scientific, common and family names; range; habitat; description. 266 color photos of flowering plants; 117 of plant pollinators. 383 color photos total, 41 b/w line drawings, 1 map. 352 pages, 6" x 9" softbound$29.95
13585 FLOWERING PLANTS OF THE NEOTROPICS - W. Cranshaw (2003). Representing the work of over 150 botanists and covering more than 280 families of plants known to occur in the Western Hemisphere between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, this book is unique in that it is one of the first books to study the American tropics---home to almost 1/3 of the world's flowering plants. Species distribution, habitat, classification, natural history, botany and economic uses are covered. The flora ranges from the deserts of Mexico and the coasts of Central America to the vast lowland rainforests of Amazonia and the cloud forests of the Andes. More than 300 color photos and 250 botanical line drawings illustrate these showiest of New World plants. Both beautiful and highly informative, this volume is an ideal reference for students, professional biologists, foresters, conservationists, and tourists---all who appreciate the form and color of flowering plants. 302 color photos, 255 b/w line illustrations, 6 tables. 616 pages, 8-1/2” x 11”, hardbound w/color dustjacket$74.95
13590 GARDEN INSECTS OF NORTH AMERICA – W.Cranshaw (2004). “The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs”. This is a most comprehensive and user-friendly guide to the common insects and mites affecting yard and garden plants in North America. Utilizing a whopping 2,418 full color photos, this book describes the vast majority of species associated with shade trees and shrubs, turf grass, flowers and ornamental plants, vegetables, and fruits---1,420 of them, including crickets, mealybugs, moths, maggots, aphids, ants, bees, and many, many more. Main contents of the book also includes the most up-to-date pest management tips. Illustrates all life stages of key garden insects and commonly associated plant injuries. The book is user-friendly and is concise, clear, with scientifically accurate text. Whether managing, studying, or simply observing insects, this book will be your key in how to keep pests in check. Again, a whopping 2,418 color photos, 672 pages, 7-1/2” x 10”. Just released in April, 2004, and is available at a VERY reasonable price of only$29.95
13592 Garden Plants for Mediterranean Climates (2002) by Graham Payne  No image of the Mediterranean is complete without flowering climbers covering the walls, brilliant oleanders lining the roads and colorful shrubs in gardens. However, such plants can be enjoyed far beyond the Mediterranean, in both small and large gardens with similar climates or, in cooler regions, in conservatories.  Topics covered include: · Introduction to the Mediterranean climate and points to consider when planning a garden. · Advice on watering and soil care. · Hallmarks of a Mediterranean garden including, palms, pots, climbing plants and pergolas. · A-Z of over 1,000 plants, supported by 500 color photos Hardcover, 11" x 9", 240 pages, 500 color photographs. $55.00
13595 GARDEN PLANTS OF CHINA. P.Valder (1999). A visual look at the accomplishments of the gardeners and nurserymen of China. Initial plant introductions from China include peonies, camellias, azaleas, wisterias, crabapples, repeat-flowering roses, hundreds more. Over 420 color photos capture the beauty of these garden plants and flowers. Lavishly produced, with 400 pages of text and color. A feast for all plant lovers! 8½" x 11½", hardbound w/color dustjacket$49.95
13600GARDEN PLANTS OF THE TROPICS (VENEZUELA) - F. Oliva-Esteve (1986). Fantastic picture book with accompanying text on exotic plants (emphasis on bromeliads) of Venezuela. Over 500 color photos! 429 pages, 9½" x 10½", hardbound w/color dustjacket$89.95
13615 GARDENER'S DICTIONARY OF HORTICULTURAL TERMS - H. Bagust (1992). This is an invaluable reference guide through the maze of technical horticultural terms. 1000's of words clearly/concisely defined. 2900 entries, 1200 explanatory diagrams. Covers in non-technical language all those horticultural and botanical terms one is likely to come across. 500 b/w drawings, 377 pages, 6½" x 9½", hardbound w/color dustjacket. Regular $29.95 - SPECIAL SALE PRICE$19.95
13618 GARDENER'S GUIDE TO GROWING CANNAS- - I.Cooke (2002). Illustrated with 74 gorgeous color photographs, this guide describes just how easy it is to grow and propagate cannas. The author provides information on the history of the genus, as well as the botanical make-up, its role and versatility in the garden, and its popularity worldwide. A key feature of the book is its comprehensive A-Z of plants. The list concentrates on the hybrid forms for which the genus is famous, but there is also a selection of species, many of which are worth growing and all of which are interesting in that they have provided the genetic material for the wealth of flower and leaf colors available today. 160 pages, 74 color photos, 12 line drawings. 7" x 9-1/4", hardbound, w/color dustjacket$29.95
13620-B GARDENER'S GUIDE TO GROWING TEMPERATE BAMBOOS - M.Bell (2000). This invaluable guide to bamboos covers their cultivation, history, propagation, and garden care. Superb photographs aid identification, as well as an A-Z listing, plus info. on bamboos for special purposes + where to see and buy them. 68 color photos, 14 line drawings, 1 map. 160 pages, 7" x 9½" , softbound...............................................................................................$19.95
13645GARDENING IN THE TROPICS - R. Holttum/L. Enoch (1991). A unique encyclopedic treatment of tropical gardening with 500+ plant-by-plant entries: vines, trees, palms, orchids, dwarf/ornamental shrubs, etc. Will be of great interest to tropical plant gardeners in tropical areas everywhere and enthusiasts the world over. 650 full-color photos, 384 pages, 8½" x 11", hardbound$69.95
13660 GARDENS OF ROBERTO BURLE MARX - S. Eliovson (1991). "The Real Creator of the Modern Garden". World famous Brazilian shows his unique style of landscape architecture with 163 color photos of bromeliads, cycads, ferns, all kinds of tropical plants in superb settings. Mr. Marx is considered to be "The greatest single influence on gardens since the development of the English garden tradition in the 18th century". 240 pages, 8½" x 11", hardbound w/color dustjacket$49.95
13662 Generic Tree Flora of Madagascar - George E. Schatz  This is a practical field manual for the identification of the 500 genera of native and naturalized Malagasy trees, identification keys emphasize vegetative and gross morphological features.  All genera are provided with full descriptions, distribution information, key characteristics, up-to-date taxonomic references and over 3,000 Malagasy vernacular names and almost all are illustrated.  This is the first comprehensive guide to be published in English.  480 pages,  6" x 9.75", soft cover$47.95
13670 GLADIOLUS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA - P.Goldblatt/J.Manning (1998). At last! A comprehensive, informative and complete guide to Southern Africa's Gladiolus! Authors provide complete description/distribution/biology of all the gladiolus known to exist today-in an attempt to present a natural classification of the genus, including all species. 163 species completely described, accompanied by the most beautiful watercolorings imaginable by the famous botanical artists Auriol Batten and Faye Anderson. A major work of scholarship and botanical art! 139 full-page watercolors. 320 pages. Numerous maps and line drawings. 9¼" x 12", hardbound w/color dustjacket$59.95
13675GLADIOLUS IN TROPICAL AFRICA - P. Goldblatt (1996). A comprehensive account of the 82 species (1/3 of the entire genus!) that occur in tropical Africa. Well documented with 41 color photos, 61 line drawings. 256 pages, 7½" x 10½", hardbound w/color dustjacket. A great new monograph.$39.95
13700GREENHOUSE GARDENING---(1989). How to select a greenhouse, what kind of plants to grow, special challenges, how to force your plants to bloom, + dictionary of more than 150 plants and their growing requirements. 175 color photos, 100's of color drawings. 158 pages, 8½" x 11", hardbound$9.95
13735GUIDE TO FLOWERING PLANT FAMILIES - W. Zemlefer (1994). Covers 130 temperate to tropical plant families common to the U.S. 158 pen and ink plates depict intricate dissections of 312 species. Each family discussion includes a diagnosis and summary of characteristics, distribution data, important economic data, etc. Both amateurs and professionals will learn from this book. 430 pages, 8½" x 11", softbound$29.95
13737 Hardy Bamboos - Taming the Dragon -- Paul Whittaker (2005). This book is the distillation of years of hands-on growing experience.  This is the ultimate bamboo reference book for cool-climate gardeners and anyone interested in knowing more and growing this interesting group of plants. It contains detailed plant descriptions, beautiful photographs and illustrations to highlight each plant's unique characteristics. Hardcover, 300 pages, 7.38" x 10.38", 221 color photos, 165 line drawings, 3 maps. $39.95
13740 HAWAIIAN GARDENS ARE TO GO TO -C.& M. Oslund (1998). A gorgeous pictorial journey through Hawaiian gardens on the four major islands. 433 full color large-format photos with descriptive text are presented throughout the book in an easy-to-read informative style, telling stories and giving explanations. Plants are identified by common and botanical names; family name cross-reference included. If you like tropical plants and you like Hawaii, you will ABSOLUTELY LOVE this book! 106 pages, 9" x 12", softbound, heavy color cover. Just reduced to.$17.95
13765 HORTICA - A. Graf (1992). A color cyclopedia of garden flora in all climates and indoor plants. An amazing 8,100 color photos are presented, with detailed descriptions of more than 10,000 ornamental plants for every climate worldwide! Descriptions/photos of: 180 orchids, 215 palms, 217 herbs, 512 cacti/succulents, 2,408 flowering trees & shrubs, much more! A necessary reference for any gardener, botanist or horticulturist. 1,218 pages. 8½" x 11", hardbound w/color dustjacket (Special order---allow 2-3 weeks for U.S.A. delivery)$244.95 (+ $6.50 extra
for U.S.A. shipping/
handling charge).
13768 HUTCHINSON DICTIONARY OF PLANT NAMES: COMMON & BOTANICAL - H.Bagust (Comp.) (2001). Covering an amazing 30,000 terms, this single guide will find the names of the plants you are looking for with easily-convertible listings of common names and their botanical equivalents. From alpines to trees and shrubs, and houseplants to wild flowers-an essential gardening reference book. In short: helps you to find the common or botanical equivalents of plant names, fast! 440 pages, 4-1/4” x 8-1/2”, softbound, heavy color cover.$9.95
13770 HYDRANGEAS (A Gardener's Guide) - T. Lawson/B. Rothera (1995). Covers hydrangea history and natural distribution, cultivation, and propagation. Describes 60+ important cultivars in detail. First book of its kind! 64 color photos, 100 line drawings. 160 pages, 7½" x 10", hardbound$34.95
13553

HYDRANGEAS (Encyclopedia of)---C.J. and D.M. van Gelderen (2004).  For the first time, a thorough encyclopedia shows in full color the range of flowering hydrangeas available, from blousy mopheads to delicate lacecaps, from oakleafs to climbers.  Complete information on cultivation, propagation, pests and diseases are also looked at.  The book is lavishly illustrated with 795 color photos and concise descriptions of more than 1,000 hydrangea species and subspecies, varieties and cultivars.  This incredible resource provides gardeners with the tools needed to discover the many true gems in this lovely group of plants.  795 color photos, 280 pages, 8-1/2” x  11”,  hardbound w/color dustjacket.

$49.95

13790 IRISES: A PRACTICAL GARDENING GUIDE - K.Glasgow (1997). A great 'mini' handbook detailing discussions of the most important Iris species for mild climates, including descriptions useful for identification and information on origins and native habitat, cultural requirements, propagation and pests and diseases. 104 pages, 99 gorgeous color photos, 7" x 10", softbound with heavy color cover. Listed originally at $19.95, we've knocked that price down to only$15.95

home order