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13800 JACKFRUIT (THE EXOTIC) – R.J.Campbell/N.Ledesma (2003). Bi-lingual (English/Spanish). Commonly known throughout the world as the largest fruit on earth, the exotic jackfruit is surprisingly easy to grow, and bear fruit. Superior cultivars are now available, and thus is no longer the intimidating giant of the monsoon plains of Asia. Today, this majestic tropical tree and fruit can be managed within a modern horticultural system, yielding a bountiful harvest of sweet, pleasing fruit. You'll find this book interesting, easy to read, informative and educational. A first-time book on the subject. 65 color photos, 2 b/w photos, 73 pages, 7” x 10”, hardbound $24.95
13825 Landscaping with tropical Plants - Monica Moran Brandies (2004) This colorful book is full of good advise on how to use topical plants in your landscape.  There are also solutions to have the tropical look in cold climates as well.  It contains an 'encyclopedia' of recommended tropicals to get you started.  200+ photos, 128 pages, 8.25" x 11", softbound.  GREAT VALUE AT...$14.95
13850 LEWISIAS - B.Davidson (2000). Part field guide, part horticultural guidebook, memoir, history and art book. The author has visited practically every known location of lewisias and writes in an authoritative manner to the common gardener on this beautiful, prized plant. A breathtaking collection of photos of lewisias in habitats and gardens are further enriched by splendid paintings and drawings. 68 color photos, 20 color plates, 13 line drawings, 4 maps. 238 pages, 6" x 9", hardbound w/color dustjacket$34.95
13870 LOTUSLAND - A Photographic Odyssey - T. Gardner (1995). Excellent pictorial look at one of California's most famous private gardens. 233 magnificent color photos and 47 b/w photos taken over a period of 50+ years chronicles the life and times of its originator, Madame Ganna Walska from the gardens' inception to her death in 1984 at the age of 93. Very informative text throughout. A wonderful book! 144 pages, 11" x 10", hardbound, color dustjacket$64.95
13873MADAGASCAR - H. Bradt (Ed.). (1988). A book of photographs and accompanying text focuses on the land of Madagascar, its people, flora and fauna. Great introductory book on this wonderful, mysterious island. 128 large color photos, 96 pages, 10" x 8", hardbound w/color dustjacket. $19.95
13881 MADAGASCAR - The Red Island - A. Kouwenhoven (1995). A captivating look at the land, the plants, the animals, the history (past and present) of the mysterious and popular island of Madagascar. The color photography is lush and beautiful. The writing is superb. An exquisite coffee table companion book to W. Rauh's "Succulent and Xerophytic Plants of Madagascar" (see our book #11460 & #11480). I highly recommend this truly outstanding publication! 300 color photos, 159 pages, 9" x 12", hardbound, with color dustjacket. A great buy at only$44.95
13920 MAUI'S FLORAL SPLENDOR - A. Kepler (1995). A guide to practically every Maui flower (+ other islands). Species i.d. is easy using the color-coded, cross-referenced chapters based on flower colors. This one is BEAUTIFUL! 450 small color photos, 144 pages, 6" x 9", softbound$14.95
13925 MEDICINAL PLANTS OF THE WORLD - B.Erik van Wyk & M. Wink (2004) A comprehensive and scientifically accurate guide to the best-known and most important medicinal plants in the world. Includes descriptions of more than 300 medicinal plants: short summary, description of the plant, geographical origin, therapeutic category, ingredients, etc. Over 500 color photos assist in the i.d. of the plants. This is an essential reference guide for doctors, nurses, pharmacists and anyone else interested in medicinal plants and their uses. And a MUST for any book collector who collects plant books.500 color photos, 432 pages, 6-1/2" x 9-1/2", hardbound.$39.95
13930NATURE OF BORNEO (THE) - S.Yates (1992). Author takes you on a SPECTACULAR journey into the natural and cultural history of the world's 3rd largest island. Explore cultures, habitats, wildlife, flora and fauna. Breathtaking photos of aquatic and terrestrial animals and plants are well documented. 165 color photos, 224 pages, 9" x 12", hardbound w/color dustjacket. Out of print. Only a few copies remain$29.95
13937NEW EXOTIC GARDEN (The): Creating an Exotic-Style Garden in a Temperate Climate. W.Giles (2000). An exciting new look at growing lush, 'hot' plants with vibrant color and character in temperate climate gardens (proving that many exotic plants can survive cold winters). Also included are practical guides to planting and maintaining an exotic garden, organized by climate. A beautiful, informative book. 120 color photos, 120 pages, 9" x 9½", hardbound w/color dustjacket.$24.95
13938 NEW SEED STARTER'S HANDBOOK (THE) - N. Bubel (1988). The ULTIMATE book on growing all types of plants from seed. Everything you need to know! 383 pages, illustrated. 6½" x 9", softbound . Only$15.95
13941 OLEANDERS - The Handbook - R.& M. Eggenberger (1996). First book on the subject! THE definitive book on growing and flowering oleanders in all climates. Includes special 40-page section on container culture, named varieties of established and new free-flowering types and dwarf hybrids - and descriptions. The color photos are exceptional - 110 in all. A remarkable first on this hardy plant! 156 pages, 5½" x 8½", softbound. Introductory price--limited time offer of only$14.95
13943ORNAMENTAL GINGERS - A Guide to Selection & Cultivation - T. Chapman (1995). First-ever book on these beautiful ornamental species. Over 300 recognized species in the U.S. alone, with as many as 2,000 species worldwide. Gingers grow in the tropics and can grow anywhere around the world. This 'plant manual' gives advice on propagating, with a list of the most successful methods for different genera as well as descriptions of the most sought-after. Includes 53 color photos. 50 pages, 8½" x 11", spiralbound, clear plastic cover$24.95
13944-A ORNAMENTAL TREES OF SAN DIEGO -S.Brigham/D.Walker (2003). Also entitled: “Mediterranean Climate Trees for the Garden”. Full descriptions are given for 230 trees, with one to three color photos of each tree. Also includes a very useful color chart of when trees bloom, etc. Includes growth and care information, the use of trees in your garden, useful tables and charts. “This is the most extensive book published on ornamental trees for San Diego (and other areas of the world with a Mediterranean climate). 400 color photos, 136 pages, 8-1/2” x 11”, hardbound w/color dustjacket$34.95
13944-L PALMS WON'T GROW HERE AND OTHER MYTHS (Warm-Climate Plants for Cooler Areas) - David Francko (2003).). Palms that grow in Canada? Bananas that overwinter in Michigan? How about southern crape myrtles that flower in Birmingham, England, instead of Birmingham, Alabama? Although nursery labels might say: “You can't grow those plants here”, this author has a different message for gardeners: “Plants can't read the information on their tags”. Laced with humorous anecdotes and based on years of first-hand observations and research, this book provides real-world information to help adventurous gardeners grow plants they never before dreamed possible. Imagine: warm-climate plants for cooler areas! David Francko says it is done all the time. Nobody who reads this book will ever look at a plant label the same way again. 308 pages, 78 color photos, 1 map, 31 b/w photos, 2 tables. 6” x 9”, hardbound w/color dustjacket. Brand new$27.95

PASSION FLOWERS (Passionflowers of the World)---T. Ulmer & J. MacDougal (2004).  Passionflowers can be grown by just about anyone, whether in a greenhouse or on a patio, or in a container on a windowsill.  And cold-hardy species can be grown outdoors year-round.  This comprehensive volume describes 207 Passiflora species and 31 hybrids.  The book also covers the history of the passionflower, cultivation, propagation, pests and diseases and medicinal properties.  Well illustrated—it includes 343 magnificent color photos, 258 line drawings---all revealing the immense variation in flower form and color found among members of this extraordinary genus.  If you want only one great book on passionflowers, this is the one for you.  430 pages,  8-1/2” x  11”, hardbound w/color dustjacket.

13945-A PASSION FLOWERS - J. Vanderplank (2002/3rd Ed.). A beautifully illustrated guide to over 153 species! Contents include cultivation, propagation, pests/diseases. More like a handbook with over 120 color photos and over 100 line drawings. A must for any tropical plant fancier. 224 pages, 8½" x 11", softbound .$32.95
14015 PLANT IDENTIFICATION TERMINOLOGY (An Illustrated Glossary) - J./M. Harris(2003, Revised Edition)). This book provides over 1,700 clear illustrations of terms used in plant identification keys and descriptions. It also includes definitions for more than 2,400 taxonomic terms. An invaluable reference tool for all plant enthusiasts! 197 pages, line drawings. 8½" x 11", softbound$19.95
14020 PLANT LIFE IN THE WORLD'S MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATES - P.Dallman (1998). Overview of the landscapes and plant vegetation types of the 5 regions of the world that have a mediterranean climate. This climate of mild, rainy winters and dry, warm summers is found only in California, central Chile, the Cape Region of South Africa, the S/W part of Australia, and the Mediterranean basin - a total of 2% of the world's land mass. Includes detailed information on landscapes, plants and flowers. Complemented by numerous maps, tables and figures - the book is richly illustrated with 68 color photos, 109 b/w photos, 23 color maps, hundreds of b/w maps/drawings. "A valuable field guide and reference!" 257 pages, 7" x 10", softbound$29.95
14022 PLANT PROPAGATION – A. Toogood (1999). Sponsored by the American Horticultural Society, this is the propagation book we recommend.  This is THE plant propagation book for nursery people and gardeners!  Expert guidance on the propagation of more than 1,500 plants.  Contains all the techniques you need in easy-to-follow, step-by-step picture illustrations and explanations.  Answers to questions like:  What is the best way to propagate a plant?”.  “How can you improve germination of seeds?”.  “How long does it take to obtain a flowering plant?”.  “How do you make sure cuttings won’t fail?”.  With a plant-by-plant A-Z approach, more than 1,500 individual plant entries are listed with quick access to the correct techniques needed for successful propagation.  Destined to become the standard work on the subject.  American Horticultural Society’s PLANT PROPAGATION is the practical handbook gardeners have been waiting for!  Over 1,800 excellent color photos and illustrations!  320 pages,  8-1/2” x 11”, hardbound w/color dustjacket. $34.95
14025PLANT PROPAGATION (THE COMPLETE BOOK) - G. Clarke/A. Toogood (1994). A useful reference aimed at answering many commonly asked questions. Techniques follow for collecting and sowing seeds, propagating by stem, leaf and root cuttings; division; layering; grafting; budding; vegetative and micro-propagation. 32 full pages of color. 195 b/w illustrations, 256 pages, 7½" x 9¾", softbound$19.95
14030 PLANTS (2400 COPYRIGHT-FREE ILLUSTRATIONS) - J.Harter (1988). This extraordinary collection of engravings provides designers/commercial artists/newsletter editors, anyone interested in using 2,400 copyright-free wood engraving illustrations of plants---from lilies, mushrooms, maples, and mosses to poppies, palms, cycads, ferns, orchids, cacti, succulents---you name it, it's here! Excellent, sharply detailed illustrations I know you will LOVE!! ---all at full size. 373 pages, 9- ½" x 12", softbound$19.95
14035 Plants for Mediterranean Climate Gardens -Trevor Nottle.  This book serves as an introduction to the developing Mediterranean gardening tradition. This book surveys 100 attractive plants well adapted to hot, long dry summers and mild wet winters arranged in categories for Shade makers, Statement Makers, Structure makers, Scent makers, Silver Super Stars, Surprising super specials, useful too the Olive, Successful Succulents (10 best for garden and landscape use), Perfect perennials (10 drought tolerant and guaranteed performers), and Motley crew (10 reliable cottage garden and heritage survivors).  128 Pages, 100 color plates, 7" x 9.5" Paperback. $19.95
14040PLANTS FOR TROPICAL LANDSCAPES (A Gardener's Guide) - F.Rauch/P.Weissich (2000). This book will help you select and group over 500 plants to create your own tropical garden. Plants are organized by size (ground covers, low shrubs, medium shrubs, small trees). Includes guidelines on soil/water requirements, plans for windbreaks, night gardens, lanai, etc. Over 700 color photos aid in their identification. This guide is easy to use and one of the most comprehensive available today. 139 pages, 9" x 11", hardbound w/color dustjacket$39.95
14046 PLANTS OF THE GODS - R. Evans Schultes & A. Hofman (2001). New revised and expanded 2nd Edition. A fascinating and moving testimony on psychoactive flora, delving deeply into a blend of botany, ethnobotany, medicinal chemistry, history, mythology and art. Known as 'plants of the gods', this book traces their use throughout the world and their significance in shaping history and culture. More than 150 full color illustrations, 250 b/w photos accompany this carefully researched material. 208 pages, 7½" x 10½", softbound, heavy color cover$29.95
14050 PLUMERIA CULTURE---REVISED (HANDBOOK ON) - R. Eggenberger (4TH Ed., 2000). This revised, expanded 4th edition includes all the latest cultivars known throughout the world. This is THE definitive book on growing and flowering plumerias in ALL climates. Written for the beginner as well as the experienced gardener. Over 125 gorgeous color photos, 115 pages, 6" x 9", softbound, with heavy color cover$17.95
14009 PLANT BOOK (THE) – D.Mabberley (2002 Rev. Ed.).  A portable dictionary of vascular plants.  Completely revised with almost 2,500 additional new entries making it a total of 20,000 entries providing information on every family and genus of seed-bearing plant, plus ferns and other pteriodophytes, combining taxonomic details with invaluable data on English names and uses.  A constant reference work for botanists, gardeners, agriculturalists and others.  5” x 9-1/2”, 858 pages, hardbound.  Highly recommended.  $64.95
14100 PROTEA BOOK (The) - L.J.Matthews (2002). This spectacular brand new guide book details most of the cultivated members of this intriguing family, from Banksias to Grevillea to Mimetes, not just the single genus Protea. The author's expertise and lifelong passions for proteas is clear in both the text descriptions and the 300 marvelous color photographs accompanying these entries. Essential advice on cultivation, propagation, and garden uses helps readers in the pursuit of growing their own proteas, and a section on commercial cut-flower production previews a future of exciting new series. 300 color photos, 184 pages, 7-1/4” x 10-1/4”, softbound, heavy glossy color cover.$34.95
14115 PROTEAS IN HAWAII - A. Kepler (1988). Explore the fascinating world of proteas at their best in this spectacular color display book. 103 great color photos accompany the text--descriptions, pronunciations, buying and caring for plants, etc. 6" x 9", 80 pages, softbound$10.95

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