The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms

Author: Paul Craft
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604694254
Release Date: 2014-11-19
Genre: Gardening

The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is the definitive account of all palms that can be grown for ornamental and economic use. Palms are often underutilized as a result of their unfamiliarity—even to tropical gardeners. To help introduce these valuable plants to a new audience, the authors have exhaustively documented every genus in the palm family. 825 species are described in detail, including cold hardiness, water needs, height, and any special requirements. Generously illustrated with more than 900 photos, including photos of several palm species that have never before appeared in a general encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is as valuable as an identification guide as it is a practical handbook. Interesting snippets of history, ethnobotany, and biology inform the text and make this a lively catalog of these remarkable plants.

The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms

Author: Robert Lee Riffle
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 1604692057
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Gardening

The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is the definitive account of all palms that can be grown for ornamental and economic use. Palms are often underutilized as a result of their unfamiliarity—even to tropical gardeners. To help introduce these valuable plants to a new audience, the authors have exhaustively documented every genus in the palm family. 825 species are described in detail, including cold hardiness, water needs, height, and any special requirements. Generously illustrated with more than 900 photos, including photos of several palm species that have never before appeared in a general encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is as valuable as an identification guide as it is a practical handbook. Interesting snippets of history, ethnobotany, and biology inform the text and make this a lively catalog of these remarkable plants.

An Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms

Author: Robert Lee Riffle
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 0881925586
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Gardening

Approximately 890 species in the palm family are detailed, including necessary information like cold hardiness, water needs, height, and any special requirements.

Timber Press Pocket Guide to Palms

Author: Robert Lee Riffle
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 9780881927764
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Gardening

Given their diversity and versatility, it is surprising that palms are underutilized in landscapes and gardens, even in tropical climes. Several reasons account for this, including misconceptions about the plants' growing requirements and unfamiliarity with their ornamental qualities. This pocket guide remedies both problems. It unlocks the keys to successfully growing 200 of the most common and easily obtainable palm species and hybrids, and it highlights botanical characteristics that are of interest to gardeners and landscapers. Each description includes details of trunk, crownshaft, leaf, flower, and fruit to assist in plant identification and selection. The extensive cultivation notes include details of mature tree size, cold hardiness, and light, soil, and water requirements. Suggestions for using the plants indoors and out will help even novice gardeners know where to start, and succinct information on seed germination will assist anyone who wants to grow palms from seed. Illustrated with more than 300 color photographs.

The Tropical Look

Author: Robert Lee Riffle
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604690836
Release Date: 2009-03
Genre: Gardening

Meant primarily for gardeners in USDA zones 8–10, The Tropical Look encompasses most of the southern U.S. and the West Coast. This groundbreaking encyclopedia of lush plants will also be useful to gardeners in other zones who are interested in growing tropical-looking plants (as opposed to strictly tropical plants, which cannot endure a frost) as half-hardy, annual, or conservatory plants.

The Encyclopedia of Fruit and Nuts

Author: Jules Janick
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 9780851996387
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Ever wanted to know the genus name for a coconut? Intended for all your research needs, this encyclopedia is a comprehensive collection of information on temperate and tropical fruit and nut crops. Entries are grouped alphabetically by family and then by species, making it easy to find the information you need. Coverage includes palms and cacti as well as vegetable fruits of Solanaceae and Curcurbitacea. This book not only deals with the horticulture of the fruit and nut crops but also discusses the botany, making it a useful tool for anyone from scientists to gardeners and fruit hobbyists.

Betrock s Guide to Landscape Palms

Author: Alan W. Meerow
Publisher: Betrocks Information Systems
ISBN: 0962976113
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Nature

Landscape palms are a universal symbol of the tropics and are receiving more attention than ever before. In full-color, 102 species of palms are illustrated, and the first section of the book is an encyclopedia of these species. Given are scientific name, common name, subfamily, tribe, origin, hardiness zone, typical height, growth rate, salt and drought tolerance, soil and light requirements, uses, propagation, and more. Characteristics of each palm are listed including leaf size and color, trunk or stem characteristics, flowers and fruits, and other attributes.

Cultivated Palms of the World

Author: Don Ellison
Publisher: UNSW Press
ISBN: 0868406112
Release Date: 2001-01
Genre: Nature

Provides the most comprehensive photographic reference ever published on palms in cultivation. Full colour illustrations throughout.

Conifers of the World

Author: James E. Eckenwalder
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9780881929744
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Gardening

This definitive work provides up-to-date descriptions of all the true conifers of the world, including 545 species of trees and shrubs. James E. Eckenwalder also discusses the relationships among the groups, practical usages, champion trees, fossil occurrences, and biology. --from publisher description.

Tropical Flowering Plants

Author: Llamas, Kirsten Albrecht
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604694718
Release Date: 2003-09-15
Genre: Gardening

This book bridges a long-standing gap between obscure references in tropical botany and the gardener's need for an accurate, practical guide. Incorporating the latest advances in plant taxonomy, the book is a rare work of scrupulous research — and magnificent photography — that will be as useful to the gardener as it is to the botanist.

Designing with Palms

Author: Jason Dewees
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 1604695439
Release Date: 2018
Genre: Gardening

As the definitive guide to choosing and using palms, Designing with Palms is a must-have for garden and landscape designers and nursery professionals who want to integrate these valuable, underutilized ornamentals.

Ornamental Palm Horticulture

Author: Timothy K. Broschat
Publisher:
ISBN: 0813062276
Release Date: 2017-04-09
Genre: Gardening

Praise for the first edition "Avid recreational gardeners, designers, and nursery professionals who enjoy growing dramatic ornamental palms will welcome this comprehensive manual comprising palm biology, propagation techniques, cultural requirements, and overall care. More than 100 color plates, as well as black-and-white photographs and line drawings, illustrate this excellent guide to cultivating palm trees."--Booklist "A valuable resource for commercial producers, landscapers, palm enthusiasts, and homeowners."--Florida Gardening "Especially good on pests, diseases and nutritional needs. . . . Offers information for the beginning palm grower as well as the professional."--Miami Herald "Provides in-depth information that should delight palm enthusiasts. There are chapters on palm biology, propagation, nutrition, insects, production and landscape management and 'interiorscape use.'"--Daytona Beach News-Journal "Effectively illustrate[s] propagation features and disease symptoms. . . . This is the most comprehensive book to date for serious growers."--Choice "Outstanding because its content encompasses every facet of palm care--something no other publication has attempted. This is certainly the best palm book available."--Lakeland Ledger Filled with a wealth of colorful photos, this updated edition of the essential reference for growing palms contains new information on seed germination, fertilization, pests, and diseases. Nowhere else has everything ever published on palm horticulture been brought together in one book.

The Iris Family

Author: Peter Goldblatt
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9780881928976
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Gardening

Irises and their relatives are lily-like plants related to the orchid and narcissus families, with whom they share a propensity for large, brightly colored, attractive flowers. Many have longlasting flowersÑIris, Gladiolus, and Freesia are among the most important cut-flower crops in the world. The intricate flowers of the iris family are finely adapted for pollination by a variety of animals, including hummingbirds, sunbirds, beetles, butterflies, moths, wasps, and bees. This intimate connection between flower form and pollination biology reveals how the marvelous range of flower colors, shapes, and scents are vital to the lives of the species. The diversity of Iridaceae is illustrated in more than 200 superb photographs supplemented by expert line drawings. A lifetime of work by the world's expert on Iridaceae is distilled in this definitive account. Botanists, ecologists, naturalists, and gardeners will find this an essential reference.

Tropical Subtropical Trees

Author: Margaret Barwick
Publisher:
ISBN: 0500511810
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Trees

This exhaustive, lavishly illustrated A-Z encyclopedia describes tropical and subtropical trees by their specific attributes and profiles, such as color, shape, texture, flowers, foliage, or fruit.

Myxomycetes

Author: Steven L. Stephenson
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 0881924393
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Science

"Detailed watercolor portraits, pen-and-ink drawings, and photographs illustrate the forms and features of the various life stages of myxomycetes. These superb illustrations are a valuable part of the use of the book as a ready reference for anyone with an abiding interest in the beauty and diversity of the natural world. References, a comprehensive glossary, and an index complete the work."--BOOK JACKET.