Plants

  • A to Z of Plant Names
    The A to Z of Plant Names clears the confusion and allows every gardener to name plants with confidence. This comprehensive yet handy guide features the botanic names of the plants that gardeners really grow.

    Additional information includes suggested pronunciation, the common name, the derivation of the scientific name, the number of species currently accepted, the type of plant and the distribution.

    The book will help demystify names, provide the intriguing background information to naming conventions and empower you to feel confident about naming plants.
    $24.99
  • Alpine Plants

    Co-published with the Alpine Garden Society, this much-awaited guide covers every aspect related to growing healthy alpine plants, supplemented with beautiful colour photos of species in situ, helpful tables and graphs:

    • Details on species in the wild and in cultivation
    • Comprehensive info on ecosystems, pest and disease control, climate, geology, soils, growth, chemical nutrition, reproduction and distribution
    • Impact of global climate change

    $49.99
    $20.00
  • And Lovely is the Rose

    And Lovely is the Rose presents a selection of 50 roses whose charm has endured over generations. These thoughtfully selected roses are available worldwide to grace any garden, large or small. Each rose has been placed in chronological order so that the history of this beloved flower can be appreciated, as well as the years of patient breeding and cultivation that have gone into creating the modern roses of today.

    Among flowers, the rose is unique, as many varieties have the capacity to produce blooms for up to six months of the year in North America and Europe, and even up to nine months in warmer climates. The attribute of a long flowering period has been a consideration in the selection of roses for the book.

    As well as a brief note on the history and attributes of each particular rose, cultivation notes have also been included. And each rose is beautifully illustrated in an accompanying botanical painting.

    $25.00
    $22.50
  • Bizarre Botanicals
    This combines can't-put-down characters from a suspense novel with the science of a National Geographic special. Both the younger gardener and seasoned scientist will be amazed by these freaky stories.

    Filled with little-known facts, growing tips and beautiful photo's, this title is a must have catalogue of plants to satisfy your inner plant geek. Get ready to grow Sundews, Lobster claws, Bat plants, Heartseed, Voodoo Lilies, Cuckoo flowers, Devil's claws, Pig's ears, Butcher's-brooms, climbing onions and 68 more selections. With growing information provided for every plant and a grade of difficulty, you're sure to find plenty of curiosities.
    $29.99
  • Book of Little Hostas

    Hostas are irresistible. Their sculptural leaves and appealing textures make it difficult to stop at one, and it is easy to fill a garden with them. They can be used on their own or with companion plants to make charming displays on the patio, porch, or even windowsill.

    Help is at hand with this attractive guide to the popular new small hostas that take up less space and are ideally suited to container cultivation.

    $34.99
  • Buddlejas
    The first comprehensive coverage of the popular and varied genus Buddleja, a wonderful garden plant whose tolerance of drought, many soil conditions and common pests ensures them a place in every garden. This book provides valuable clarification of the confusion over the naming of Buddleja species and hybrids, details the diversity of the genus and introduces gardeners to the spectacular quality of the flowers. It is ideal for collectors and enthusiasts, as well as wildlife and natural-style gardeners.
    $39.95
    $19.95
  • Bulbs in the Basement, Geraniums on the Windowsill
    The first comprehensive resource on the care and maintenance of tender plants. In this zone-defying guide, readers will find simple techniques for overwintering, followed by 160 detailed plant profiles. Profiles include individualized advice for overwintering and indoor care.

    The growing advice is clear and time tested; the authors themselves spent decades introducing and nurturing tender plants at the renowned Blue Meadow Farm Nursery in Montague, Massachusetts.

    The book will be of interest to gardeners in cooler parts of Australia but will revolutionize perennial gardening in most areas, allowing enthusiastic growers in any location to enjoy their favourite plants year after year.

    $29.99
    $26.95
  • Carnations & Pinks
    This book includes: history and outline of the genus Dianthus species, planting ideas, displaying carnations indoors, advice on cultivation, propagation and hybridising remedies for pests, diseases and disorders. Beautiful full colour photographs along with dozens of recommendations of their favorite carnations and pinks for all growing conditions.
    $29.95
    $10.00
  • Choosing & Using Climbing Plants

    Climbing plants are among the most versatile plants in the garden, but they are often overlooked as gardeners are unaware of where they might be used.

    This book is a practical guide to choosing and using climbers, with details of how to plant, train, support and care for them, and how to select the right plants for different soils and situations.

    $19.99
    $11.99
  • Clematis & Climbers
    Simple advice on planting, creating impressive combinations and keeping climbers in top condition. Advice and 'recipes' for combining climbers to great effect for a vine entrance, rustic arch, quick cover-up, etc. Details on supports (trellis to tripod). A-Z of the best plants with photos and full cultivation advice. Guide to pruning, propagation, topiary, and seasonal care. Fully-illustrated. Colour illustrated.
    $19.95
    $17.95
  • Clematis: New Plant Library
    From the elegant species to the boldest, large-flowering hybrids, there are clematis to suit every style of garden. This grower''s guide contains the secrets of choosing, growing, cultivating, propagating, pruning, and controlling pests and diseases in an easy-to-use, step-by-step format.
    $14.95
    $7.50
  • Complete Guide to Houseplants

    Room-by-room descriptions of the best plants for every space and situation. Guidance on how to buy healthy plants, pick low-maintenance ones, arrange for fragrant / visual impact, and give each plant the care it needs.

    An A–Z plant directory: cultivation needs, colour photos, care/propagation essentials, etc. 300 colour photos.

    $59.95
    $14.99
  • Complete Indoor Plants
    Covers everything from buying the right plant to helping plants thrive in tricky conditions.
    * Part 1) Instructions on compost and fertiliser types, influence of light, water and temperature, propagation, pests and disease identification and control
    * Part 2) Directory of 300+ plants: flowering, fruiting and berried plants, succulents, palms, cycads, bromeliaeds, ferns, etc.
    Each has colour photo, description and key to cultivation and care.
    $39.95
    $36.95
  • Crocuses

    Few flowers can rival crocuses for the cheer they bring to the barren, late-winter garden and for the affection in which they are held by millions of gardeners. But though they're viewed as an icon of early spring, crocuses aren't just one-season wonders: there are also dozens of striking autumn-blooming species that appear just when they're most needed, as summer's flowers wind down. And because many species originate in the Mediterranean basin, they're ideal for gardens in which summer irrigation has been reduced or eliminated.

    In this comprehensive authoritative reference Janis describes all the known species of the Crocus. Also included is expert information on cultivating crocuses (both in the ground and in containers), growing crocuses from seed and coping with pests and diseases.

    Equally invaluable are the author's photographs, many taken in the plants native habitats. He discusses their use in the garden, their botanical characteristics and classifications-all in non-specialist language so that even readers without botanical background can profit by his knowledge and broad experience.

    $49.99
    $44.95
  • Daffodil

    Everything you need to know to grow daffodils successfully. An in-depth guide to 13 types of daffodil: large cup, double flower, miniature, fragrant, red, pink, orange, jonquils, etc. Each has a colour photo, detailed description, with tips on cultivation and usage, and notes on up to 10 choice varieties.

    A comprehensive section on growing daffodils offers a profusion of info on planting, caring for and cutting them, combining them with other plants, their history, etc.

    $24.95
    $6.99
  • Delphiniums

    An authoritative colour guide to growing, raising and breeding themajestic flowers of the Ranunculaceae family (eg foxgloves).

    • Expert advice on species in the wild and in cultivation, including the many colours, species and hybrids now available
    • Complete coverage: classification, propagation, hybridising, pests and diseases, etc
    • Tips for creating year-round colour – gardens, containers, patios, cut flowers

    $49.95
    $14.99
  • Encyclopedia of Container Plants

    The ideal guide to this world of colourful possibilities. Award-winning container gardener and horticulturist Ray Rogers profiles more than 500 outstanding plants in 180 genera. Along with Rogers's engaging descriptions, the entries include:

    • Each plant's height and spread
    • Light, moisture, temperature and soil requirements
    • Ease and rate of growth
    • Principal interest and design attributes
    • Potential problems
    • Best method of propagation

    The stunning photographs add a wealth of visual inspiration to show just how spectacular a well-grown – and carefully chosen – container garden can be.

    $39.99
  • Field Guide to Australian Wildflowers
    Over 1000 species represent all the key floristic regions of Australia, including the Grampians (Vic), the Barrens and Stirling Ranges (WA), Sydney's heathlands and the tropical north.

    Plants are listed alphabetically within their family group and all have colour photos, line drawings of leaves and fruits if they aid identification, and a description which includes height, flowers, leaves, fruits, habitat, distribution and flowering season.

    The comprehensive introduction explains how to identify wildflowers in the field (including structure, form and function), flower family groups, classification and terminology, and vegetation zones.

    $44.99
  • Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History
    Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History is a beautifully presented guide to the plants that have had the greatest impact on human civilisation. Entries range from crops like rice and wheat that feed whole populations, to herbs and spices that are highly prized for their medicinal qualities.

    Weaving together strands of economic, political, and industrial history, each entry is a fascinating look at the most influential plants known to mankind.

    $34.99