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

View: 7640

This indispensable reference for growers is greatly revised and expanded, and brings together all the information needed to propagate and cultivate eye-catching plants.
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The Plant Lover's Guide to Tulips

Author: Richard Wilford

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604696893

Category: Gardening

Page: 220

View: 2223

Tulips are one of the most popular spring-flowering bulbs. Available in a huge range of colors and in a wide array of shapes, they’re a mainstay of most spring gardens. They are the focus of festivals worldwide and are a sure sign spring is on the way. The Plant Lover’s Guide to Tulips, by Richard Wilford of the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, profiles 100 commonly available species and cultivars, and features growing information, recommendations for companion plants, and tips on how to use tulips in the landscape. More than 250 color photographs bring these colorful gems to life.
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Postharvest Handling and Storage of Cut Flowers, Florist Greens, and Potted Plants

Author: Joanna Nowak

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789401066761

Category: Science

Page: 210

View: 4004

We initiated research studies on the postharvest physiology of cut flowers almost 20 years ago, when the floriculture industry in Poland began to grow. At that time, like most flower growers in our country, we discovered cut flowers preserve their good appearance longer if kept in a vase with water rather than in dry storage. We then began intensive reading of various horticultural and other specialty journals, and we learned that many scientists had made the same dis covery long before and had gone even further, showing that sucrose and certain chemicals added to the vase water prolong the vase life of flowers much better than water alone. In the meantime, we learned that in the Netherlands, the United States, Israel, and elsewhere, great progress has been made in the postharvest treatment of flowers through the use of floral preserva tives; grading, packing, and transportation procedures; and the organization of trade. In all these countries, researchers generously offered their information to growers, wholesalers, florists, and indi vidual flower lovers eager to improve flower quality and keepability. We collected much of the practical information from various countries with the intention of using it in research projects con cerning the postharvest physiology of floricultural commodities.
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Using the Agricultural, Environmental, and Food Literature

Author: Barbara S. Hutchinson,Antoinette Paris-Greider

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203909119

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 536

View: 7418

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.
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Flower Confidential

The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful

Author: Amy Stewart

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 9781565126459

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 9994

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.
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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

View: 9282

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
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The Flower Farmer

An Organic Grower's Guide to Raising and Selling Cut Flowers

Author: Lynn Byczynski

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company


Category: Gardening

Page: 207

View: 3825

Expert flower grower Lynn Byczynski provides a complete introduction to raising a cornucopia of cut flowers for home use and for sale to retail customers, florists, and other markets. Providing a clear, realistic look at both the benefits and the challenges of growing flowers organically for local markets, this guide will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers. Photos.
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Cool Flowers

How to Grow and Enjoy Long-Blooming Hardy Annual Flowers Using Cool Weather Techniques

Author: Lisa Mason Ziegler

Publisher: St Lynns Press

ISBN: 9780989268813

Category: Gardening

Page: 145

View: 4394

Everyone longs for fragrant spring blossoms – Snapdragons, Bells of Ireland, Sweet Peas, Sweet Williams and other beauties. But few grow them successfully in their own gardens because they haven't learned the simple techniques that make it possible. Expert flower grower Lisa Mason Zeigler introduces us to the long-blooming stars of the spring garden, the hardy annuals – those flowers that thrive when they are planted during cool conditions (instead of waiting until the warmth of spring). Forget “Some Like It Hot,” she advises, and give them a cool start. Plant them in the right spot at the right time, nestle their roots deep into rich organic soil, and stand back. In no time at all, you'll have a low-maintenance, vibrant spring flower garden that keeps on blooming when other annuals are dead and gone.
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Armitage's Garden Perennials

Author: Allan M. Armitage

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604690380

Category: Gardening

Page: 347

View: 1166

Provides a photographic guide to more than 1,200 interesting and beautiful garden plants, with each entry including full-color photos, hardiness-zone information, growing tips and more, in a book that also has lists of plants for certain situations.
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Field Grown Cut Flowers

A Practical Guide and Sourcebook : Commercial Field Grown, Fresh and Dried Cut Flower Production

Author: Alan B. Stevens

Publisher: N.A


Category: Gardening

Page: 395

View: 4493

Both beginning and advanced growers will find this volume an indispensable guide to producing fresh and dried cut flowers outdoors. It also includes details on production systems and the labor requirements needed to get the job done. Information on how to grow eight of the most popular outdoor-produced cut flowers is also featured.
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The 50 Mile Bouquet

Seasonal, Local and Sustainable Flowers

Author: Debra Prinzing,David E. Perry,Amy Stewart

Publisher: St Lynns Press

ISBN: 9780983272649

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 7124

Highlights a movement by dedicated farmers and designers toward natural, chemical-free flowers, and explores how cut flowers are grown, designed, and used.
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The Flower Farmer's Year

How to Grow Cut Flowers for Pleasure and Profit

Author: Georgie Newbery

Publisher: Green Books

ISBN: 9780857842336

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 7106

Grow your own cut flowers and you can fill your house with the gorgeous colours and heavenly scents of your favourite blooms, knowing that they haven't travelled thousands of miles - and you can make money while you do it! Combining boundless passion with down-to-earth guidance and practical advice, Georgie Newbery draws on her own experiences as an artisan flower farmer and florist as she takes you through: * how to start a cut-flower patch * what to grow * cutting, conditioning and presenting cut fl owers * creating a hedgerow Christmas * starting a cut-fl ower business * where to sell * marketing and social media * a flower farmer's year planner. Whether you want to grow for your own pleasure or start your own business, The Flower Farmer's Year is the perfect guide.
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The Hoophouse Handbook

Growing Produce and Flowers in Hoophouses and High Tunnels

Author: Lynn Byczynski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780977978199


Page: N.A

View: 9702

A guide to growing food and flowers for market in unheated and minimally heated high tunnels.
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Armitage's Vines and Climbers

A Gardener's Guide to the Best Vertical Plants

Author: Allan M. Armitage

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604692898

Category: Gardening

Page: 212

View: 1430

“Climbing plants are hugely underrated—this book with its lively expression of deep knowledge should encourage everyone to grow more of them.” —Noël Kingsbury Climbing plants constitute a huge, and largely untapped, resource for today’s gardeners. Because their habit of growth is primarily vertical, they can be used for utilitarian as well as ornamental purposes like providing privacy, or screening eyesores. In this comprehensive reference, renowned horticulturist Allan Armitage selects and profiles the most useful and attractive climbing plants for a wide range of sites and conditions, from well-known favourites like clematis, morning glories, and wisteria to more unusual plants like Dutchman’s pipe, passion flowers, and the tropical mandevillas. Each profile includes a general description (enlivened by Armitage’s trademark wry humour) along with the plant’s hardiness, plant family, best method of propagation, method of climbing, and etymology of botanical and common names.“Climbing plants are hugely underrated—this book with its lively expression of deep knowledge should encourage everyone to grow more of them.” —Noël Kingsbury
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Herbaceous Perennial Plants

A Treatise on their Identification, Culture, and Garden Attributes (3rd Edition)

Author: Allan M. Armitage

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 1610583809

Category: Science

Page: 1109

View: 3555

The long-awaited third edition of Allan Armitage’s masterpiece on garden perennials was released in April of 2008. Armitage’s extensive traveling, teaching and trialing experiences provide a depth of understanding of the best ornamental perennials for North American gardens unparalleled by any other garden writer. One of the most definitive and conclusive books written about perennials, the first edition was designated as one of the best 75 books written in the last 75 years by the American Horticulture Society, and the third is even better! The third edition of “The Big Perennial Book” (as it is fondly referred to by many practitioners) describes 3,600 species in 1224 pages. More than 300 color photos complement detailed text filled with the author’s pointed observations of plant performance, cultivar selection and current taxonomy. Allan’s trademark wit and passion are both in abundance, making reading as pleasurable as it is informative.
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50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants

The Prettiest Annuals, Perennials, Bulbs, and Shrubs that Deer Don't Eat

Author: Ruth Rogers Clausen

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604693207

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 5595

Keeping your beautiful garden safe from deer is as simple as choosing the right plants. Are deer destroying your garden? There is a solution, and it doesn’t involve fencing, barriers, or chemicals. In 50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants perennial expert Ruth Rogers Clausen highlights the best, most versatile plants that deer simply don’t eat. The plant choices include annuals and perennials, shrubs, ferns, bulbs, grasses, and herbs; for each Clausen shares helpful growing and design tips. This practical, authoritative, full-color guide is a must-have solution to a must-stop problem.
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Herbaceous Perennials Production

A Guide from Propagation to Marketing

Author: Leonard P. Perry

Publisher: Natural Resources


Category: Gardening

Page: 208

View: 2004

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The Plant Lover's Guide to Hardy Geraniums

Author: Robin Parer

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604694181

Category: Gardening

Page: 260

View: 3758

Hardy geraniums are a staple in the garden and are among the best-loved and most widely grown plants. The Plant Lover’s Guide to Hardy Geraniums, by nursery owner Robin Parer, highlights 140 of the best species and cultivars. Featuring information on growth, care, and design, along with suggested companion plants and hundreds of gorgeous color photographs, it covers everything a home gardener needs to introduce these delightful plants into their garden.
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Flowers of the Southwest Deserts

Author: Natt Noyes Dodge,Jeanne R. Janish

Publisher: Western National Parks Association

ISBN: 9780911408652

Category: Nature

Page: 136

View: 2744

Line drawings with some color photgraphs; 190 species of flowers arranged by petal color with descriptions and introductory notes.
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Postharvest Biology and Technology of Fruits, Vegetables, and Flowers

Author: Gopinadhan Paliyath, Ph.D.,Dennis P. Murr,Avtar K. Handa,Susan Lurie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0813806720

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 498

View: 486

An increased understanding of the developmental physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology during early growth, maturation, ripening, and postharvest conditions has improved technologies to maintain the shelf life and quality of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Postharvest Biology and Technology of Fruits, Vegetables, and Flowers provides a comprehensive introduction to this subject, offering a firm grounding in the basic science and branching out into the technology and practical applications. An authoritative resource on the science and technology of the postharvest sector, this book surveys the body of knowledge with an emphasis on the recent advances in the field.
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