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2. The Ortho Problem Solver, Sixth
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3. American Horticultural Society
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4. Dogwoods : The Genus Cornus
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1. Indoor Marijuana Horticulture - The Indoor Bible
by Jorge Cervantes
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Asin: 1878823299
Catlog: Book (2001-09)
Publisher: Van Patten Publishing
Sales Rank: 30916
Average Customer Review: 4.36 out of 5 stars
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The new edition is completely rewritten, beginning to end.The classic "Indoor Bible" puts all the latest information on indoor cultivation at your fingertips.Learn how growers maximize yields, harvesting more than a pound of connoisseur quality bud per 1000w bulb every two months.Includes precise color drawings and photos of numerous plant problems, a troubleshooting chart, four case studies, weekly checklist, calendar, glossary and index.

The book is packed with extensive information on hydroponics, including the Sea Of Green, lighting, soils & soilless mixes, CO2, insect, spider mite, fungus & disease control, fertilizers, nutrient disorders, seeds & seedlings, seed companies, plant care, mother plants, pruning & bending, determining sex, odor control, drying, harvest, medicinal use, safety and security.

200 color photos
200 b/w drawings, charts & graphs

Step-by-Step guide to:
Setting up grow rooms
Setting up light systems
Setting up light movers
Setting up ventilation systems
Planting ideal gardens
Growing perfect clones
Flawless transplanting
Bountiful harvests
Breeding & beyond

Indoor Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor Bible is the best-selling book on indoor marijuana cultivation in the world.This is why growers christened it "The Indoor Bible". All editions of the book have been bestsellers since it was first published in 1983.The book is packed with simple how-to examples and step-by-step instructions that both novice and advanced growers use successfully. If you want to read only one book on indoor growing, this is it! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The science of indoor growing
With the way times change, this new edition of Indoor Horticulture is as indispensable now as its predecessor was in its moment. In the multidisciplinary field of indoor growing Mr Cervantes steers enerringly betwixt the science of closet cultivation and the art of growing kind herbs. Whether you're off-and-going or up-and-coming this book has everything you need to know and then some. If you have a problem that isn't mentioned here, maybe you're growing a different plant... that's where the high-quality color photos come in handy. As the cover suggests, an "illuminating" book that leaves no stone unturned, not even the sobering memory of thousands of drug war prisoners in jail for growing marijuana. Highly recommendable.

5-0 out of 5 stars Indoor Marijuana Horticulture - The Indoor Bible
This is the only guide you will need, it covers everything you will need to know from A to Z. The book is packed with extensive information on hydroponics, including the Sea Of Green, lighting, soils & soilless mixes, CO2, insect, spider mite, fungus & disease control, fertilizers, nutrient disorders, seeds & seedlings, seed companies, plant care, mother plants, pruning & bending, determining sex, odor control, drying, harvest, medicinal use, safety and security. It also has 200 color photos, 200 b/w drawings, charts & graphs, ALL IN ONE BOOK! I guess that's why they call it "The Indoor Bible".

4-0 out of 5 stars Great, but could have been better
Jorge covers everything you want to know about indoor marijuana growing, only there are frequent errors and contradicting statements. It also could have been better organized, but its vast supply of info makes up for these shortcummings.

4-0 out of 5 stars Almost Perfect
One of the best ever grow guides. When you consider how much you'll spend on seeds and equipment to grow, you've go to see the value in buying a manual and this is a great investment. True there are a few mistakes and it's a little uneven, some subjects are covered in amazing detail and others in very little, but this is a must have for any potentail grower.

5-0 out of 5 stars Jorge knows whats up!
People ask me all the time to recommend a grow book. Without fail, I always point to Mr. Cervantes work. He has been a respectable icon in the cannabis world for many years, and really knows his stuff.

Jason King,
Author: The Cannabible
www.thecannabible.com ... Read more


2. The Ortho Problem Solver, Sixth Edition
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Asin: 0897214943
Catlog: Book (2003-03)
Publisher: Meredith Books
Sales Rank: 261373
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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• Revised with the most up to date solutions for plant problems encountered throughout North America• Colorful, detailed photo and brief analysis help gardeners diagnose each plant problem• Problem, analysis, and solution descriptions of every problem allow readers to quickly identify their plants particular problem and what methods and products are available to address them• Thumbnail maps show North America locations where problems are likely to occur• Detailed chemical and non-chemical solutions ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive except for lack of Organic control methods
"The Ortho Problem Solver" is a wonderful reference book on pests, fungus', etc and controlling them with inorganic methods. Of course, Ortho is not known for organic pest control, but I still feel that maybe they should include this information considering that many that wish to control certain pests also live in wildlife areas--such as areas where there are birds, or are environmentalists or oriented towards this area when it comes to certain issues such as vegetables and fruit.

Environmentally correct methods do often work. Some will do nothing about pests no matter what because they fear any interruption in the wildlife.

I purchased the book because of the information it has in a variety of other areas--soil PH, lists of pests/fungus/other and photos of the damage they do, and overall general information. It is a very interesting and comprehensive reference book. It has a good layout with several sections.

5-0 out of 5 stars This book is the "missing link" to solving garden problems.
Having just completed training in the Master Gardener program in our state, I found that I still needed a better visual reference to correctly identify garden problems. Recently, while shopping for a pesticide, I was able to pinpoint my exact problem because the store had prominently displayed a copy of "The Ortho Problem Solver" by Michael D. Smith! Its brilliant photographs and easy to understand narratives were surpassed only by its explicit and wonderfully cross-referenced index feature. I was unable to tear myself away - and kept calling my husband over to help me remember photos for later diagnosis at home.

As a serious photographer, I was able to appreciate the clarity and specificity of the photographs - and as a gardener, I was determined to own my own copy of this book immediately! (I will only be disappointed with this purchase if a newer version of the book is published before I receive my copy!)

5-0 out of 5 stars Master Gardener Comments:
This book is the best source I have found to help diagnose plant problems. The fifth edition has better color pictures than previous editions, and it is wider to allow more space for the pictures and writing. Of course, since it is an Ortho book, the product recommendations are for Ortho products. However, this gives the reader a clear indication of the type of compound they should consider for control. Well worth the money for the avid gardener.

3-0 out of 5 stars You pay for Ortho's ads
This book was a bit of a disappointment to me. The information is not as extensive as it first seems with it's 1000 plus pages. 143 pages are product labels which I see as a platform for advertisement of ortho products. Most solutions to plant problems refer the reader almost exclusively to one of it's own products. Another disappointment is the repetitive word for word descriptions of particular plant problems that many plants have in common. That may be unavoidable to some extent because there can only be a few ways to describe things that are similar but I was surprised at the exact duplicate wording throughout the book. I think it is a good reference in general but I feel that anyone who purchases such an expensive reference should know what they are paying for. Had I known ahead of time, I don't think I would have spent the money. Multiple resources such as Sunset's Western Garden Problem Solver, Rodale's Garden Insect, Disease & Weed Identification Guide, and other Complete Garden books can give you the same information with less biased solutions at a lower cost.

5-0 out of 5 stars A wise investment for the Avid Gardener
Much more comprehensive than the book Ortho offers for the "home gardener", incorporating many more plants and their problems. I recommend this for the true avid gardener or one that has invested a lot of money into their landscaping. It includes most problems and solutions that you can encounter in your yard. Though this book is normally available for reference at many landscaping/garden stores that sell Ortho products, those visits to look at it can become very time consuming. A quick look-up in the book and treatment is complete (if I have the correct chemicals) before I'd even have a chance to get by a store. I have recouped the cost of the book just in the time I've saved. ... Read more


3. American Horticultural Society Pests and Diseases: The Complete Guide to Preventing, Identifying and Treating Plant Problems
by Pippa Greenwood, Andrew Halstead, Chase A. R., Daniel Gilrein
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Asin: 0789450747
Catlog: Book (2000-02-01)
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishing
Sales Rank: 16976
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Is your garden troubled by cutworms or aphids? Need to know the best method for preventing the spread of viruses among your houseplants? Look no further than Pests and Diseases, the informative guide to the downside of gardening. Sooner or later, everyone's roses are troubled by black spot. Or maybe you haven't been having success treating known problems with chemical solutions. Pests and Diseases will answer all your questions, from prevention methods to lasting damage repair.

The close-up photos in the "identifying" area are certainly helpful, but are not for the squeamish. And it's not just the creepy crawlies that are a little discomforting--shots of full-blown bacterial infections on tree trunks aren't exactly a welcome sight, either. But to ensure healthy lives for their plants, responsible gardeners need to be as familiar with ladybug larvae as they are with lavender. It's better to recognize these problems in the early stages. Treatments discussed focus on organic and biological methods whenever possible. Beer-traps, barriers, and beneficial bugs are all explained in detail, along with reminders that regular weeding and cleanliness aren't just for looks, but for health as well. When chemical solutions are recommended, proper care is emphasized--not just for you, but for the other plants and animals in your garden.Proper techniques for preparation, treatment, storage, and disposal are gone over at length, as well as stern advice to only use these in moderation, and correctly--if they won't solve the problem thoroughly, then they're not worth the risks involved. Thorough and straightforwardly technical, even beginning gardeners will find it possible to tackle tough problems with this intelligent aid. --Jill Lightner ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Invaluable resource
While this book is not the type most people curl up to read on a cold winter's night, I found it to be a very worthwhile resource for any garden. You can research any problem by either plant or by symptom. Each section is color coded along the page edge for easy use. The pages on Individual Plant Problems are separated into sections like "Garden Trees" or "Bulbs", and then alphabetically listed by common name and the name of the problem. The Gallery of Symptoms allows you to look at general problems with a particular part of the plant, such as leaves, stems, or fruits. Full color photographs accompany each symptom or pest, as well as a listing of types of plants affected and the season of affect. A short description follows with the page number for a full description and the recommended treatment.

5-0 out of 5 stars GOOD & GROSS!
First off, if you can not stand the sight of a bug, this is not for you. I am a horticulture student who loves plants but hates pests! I got this book for a class and it is great! All gardeners shoud have this book close by at all times! It is an indespensible refrence for anyone who wants to have a happy healthy garden. I love the way the book is organized by a "Gallery of Symptoms" in the begining. This is a section of close up pictures of leafs, fruits, nuts, vegetables and flowers with all the pest (disese and bug)problems I ever (never) wanted to see. It is so disgusting that my friends will not go near the book! However, I am excited to try the various non-chemical controls the book readily provides. A holostic aproach seems to be the theme of the A-Z directory in the second half which gives me comfort in gardening... not just for me but the birds, bees and other GOOD critters in the garden. Happy hunting! (Slugs here in the N.W.) ... Read more


4. Dogwoods : The Genus Cornus
by Paul Capiello, Don Shadow
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Asin: 0881926795
Catlog: Book (2005-04-15)
Publisher: Timber Press
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Dogwood trees and shrubs are unquestionably among the superstars of the ornamental garden. Although cornelian cherry (Cornus mas) and common dogwood (C. sanguinea) have been grown in Europe since ancient times, it is only since the age of exploration in the 18th and 19th centuries that dogwoods from the New World and Asia have ascended to the high thrones of gardens, where their aristocracy remains unchallenged today. Given the huge popularity of dogwoods as garden plants, not to mention the hundreds of choice selections and hybrids that have come to prominence in recent decades, it is surprising that there has never been a horticultural book on the genus. Paul Cappiello fills this longstanding gap with this definitive treatment for gardeners and enthusiasts. Providing a solid overview of all dogwoods of horticultural merit, the author provides more than two hundred stunning photos to help with the daunting tasks of identification and plant selection. He provides helpful details on cultivation, combating pests and diseases, and the fundamentals of breeding and selection. Based on years of research, first-hand observation, and interviews with dozens of specialists and nurserypeople, Dogwoods is an unprecedented guide to the diversity of plants available in nurseries today. Written in engaging and informative prose, this book will be treasured by generations of gardeners. ... Read more


5. Turf Management for Golf Courses, 2nd Edition
by James B Beard
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Asin: 1575040921
Catlog: Book (2001-10-01)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Sales Rank: 102369
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Commonly referred to as "Beard's Bible," after Dr. James B. Beard, the internationally recognized turfgrass agronomist who wrote it, the first edition of this essential work sold over 50,000. Since then, Dr. Beard has spent 16 years compiling his scientific research to update his original best-seller, which is written in conjunction with the entire USGA Green Section and covers every practical and technical aspect of turfgrass management, maintenance, and operation. This new edition also boasts hundreds of new color photographs, color drawings, and useful tables that illustrate Dr. Beard's research-proven techniques. Now you can put Dr. Beard's three-decades of experience, and the collective field experience of the USGA Green Section, on your desk in the most complete, most detailed, and most useful manual-of-practice ever published. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars This is simply a good book
I use this book at school for a class called "golf course organization and maintenace." It is geared directly to golf courses. The fact of the matter is that it covers every imaginable aspect of golf course maintenance and operations, and I do mean everything. In my opinion there is no other book more valuable for persons training to be golf course superintendents. If your already a superintendent I'm sure it would still be a wise decision to purchase this book.

4-0 out of 5 stars better turf management !!
this book will heip even the greats turf managers around the world, ... Read more


6. Color Atlas of Turfgrass Weeds
by L. B.McCarty, J. W.Everest, D. W.Hall, T. R.Murphy, F.Yelverton
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Asin: 1575041421
Catlog: Book (2001-01-01)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Sales Rank: 619631
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Weeds can cause many problems in turf situations. One of most undesirable characteristics of weed infestation is the disruption of turf uniformityso vital to the golf, sports field, and managed landscape industry. Weed clumps, color variation, and patches can drive turf managers crazy, and have a pronounced effect on the perceived quality of the maintenance program. Very often, weeds are the results of weakened turf and specific spoil problemsthe Color Atlas of Turfgrass Weeds explains why, and helps you problem-solve for effective management.

Color Atlas of Turfgrass Weeds by L.B. McCarty, J.W. Everest, D.W. Hall, T.R. Murphy, and F. Yelverton is a volume in the series:Turfgrass Science and Practice, James B Beard, Editor ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A must get book if you want to know about weeds
This is an excellent book that really describes what the weeds are and what to do about them. Great clear REAL pictures of the weeds so there is'nt confusion with a drawing and what you are looking at in your turfgrass. I highly recomend this book to people in the lawn care and landscaping business. Or if your somebody that really likes to take care of your yard and want's a detailed book on what you see as the "bad" stuff in your grass and beds. I am a lawn care guy myself and love it. ... Read more


7. Sports Fields: A Manual for Construction and Maintenance
by JimPuhalla, JeffKrans, MikeGoatley
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Asin: 1575040700
Catlog: Book (2002-07-09)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Sales Rank: 134094
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A definitive how-to book for every practitoner of sports turf -- from football to baseball to soccer and everything in between. Sports Fields covers every important aspect of planning, design, construction, and turfgrass maintenance with hundreds of illustrations and step-by-step procedures to help you get the job done right -- first time, every time. No other book provides such intricate detail, combined with easy-to-understand guidance. ... Read more


8. An Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms
by Robert Lee Riffle, Paul Craft
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Asin: 0881925586
Catlog: Book (2003-02-01)
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
Sales Rank: 11530
Average Customer Review: 3.86 out of 5 stars
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Co-written by the author of the award-winning The Tropical Look, An Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms offers a definitive account of palms that may be grown in the garden and landscape. Because palms are often underutilized as a result of their unfamiliarity---even to tropical gardeners---Robert Lee Riffle and Paul Craft have exhaustively documented every genus in the palm family. Approximately 890 species are described in detail, including cold hardiness, water needs, height, and any special requirements. No gardener or landscaper who reads this book should ever again lose a palm solely because of lack of horticultural information.

Generously illustrated with more than 900 photos, An Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is as valuable as an identification guide as it is a practical handbook. The volume even contains photos of several palm species that have never before appeared in a general encyclopedia. Interesting snippets of history, ethnobotany, and biology inform the text and make this a lively catalog of these remarkable plants.

As well as all of the tropical and subtropical palms, the encyclopedia includes many species that can withstand freezing; thus it is applicable for areas where average low temperatures do not drop below 5ºF (-15ºC).

Many features of the book add to its usefulness for the amateur or professional grower. Extensive landscape lists group together palms with special characteristics, such as drought tolerance, salt tolerance, and slow growth, to name a few. A unique appendix with notes on germinating seed of selected palms will prove invaluable to gardeners and nursery professionals who wish to grow palms from seed. In all, An Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms offers a wealth of information to horticulturists at every level of experience. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Reference
A nice addition to the various encyclopedias on cultivated palm trees. The authors went to a lot of trouble photographing the many species illustrated as well as the undertaking to provide information on each species but not perfect considering the magnitude of the task. If you are a collector of palms or enjoy palm trees this book is a must in your library. I use this volume as a reference regularly and could not imagine my library without it. Also a nice companion to Betrocks Cultivated Palms of the World.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Overall Palm Reference
This is truly a great book for palm enthusiasts. It has detailed descriptions and photos of most, if not all, of the palm species currently cultivated in the U. S., Australia and Europe and is an invaluable reference for the palm-growing hobbyist. It is not intended to be a "how to" book and shouldn't be criticized because for not discussing planting techniques, fertilization, diseases, etc.

I've bought four copies: one for myself and three for gifts.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book!
This book is simply the most comprehensive, practical reference to palms in cultivation. No detail has been left out for hardiness, landscape use, and horticultural needs. Most photos are excellent, but many were taken of rare species in the field and are not meant to be coffee table gorgeous--you won't find photos of these species in other books. We can grow a surprising array of palms here in the Northwest, and this book is just as useful to me as it would be on the Gulf Coast. This book also has the invlvement of the International Palm Society vice president, so it comes with the stamp of authority.

4-0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Photographic Reference for Palm Enthusiasts
This is one of the most complete reference guides for anyone who has ever wondered about palm trees. The scientific treatment of the subject is kept to a minimum while the use of palms in the landscape is emphasized. Here the enthusiasm of the authors shines through. The numerous color photographs underscore the point that nearly any landscape need can be satisfied with thoughtful use of palms.

The photographs are snapshot rendered, but in my opinion, any lapse of quality which results is more than compensated by the adequacy of detail.

Though the authors provide notes on seed germination, they avoid a more thorough discussion of propagation. The authors generously supply hints on cultivation of many species covered in the book, but they do not discuss diseases which afflict growing specimens.

There is no doubt that the book is worth the price paid.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not A Coffee Table Book
this book is not beautiful.

The pictures are poorly taken: they are snap shots that make the palms themselves look like giant weeds.

And the pictures are not large - there are 4 or more on every page.

The printing quality is poor to average - the printer was just going through the motions when producing this book.

To sum up - it may be a good reference if you're good at long latin names and cluttered, muddy photographs... but it is not in any way a beautifully made book. ... Read more


9. Pirone's Tree Maintenance
by John Richard Hartman, Thomas P. Pirone, Mary Ann Sall, T. P. Pirone, Pascal PompeyMaintenance of Shade and Ornamental Trees Pirone
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Asin: 0195119916
Catlog: Book (2000-04-01)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Sales Rank: 106086
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Praised by The New York Times as "an indispensable guide for the homeowner and the professional," Tree Maintenance has been the definitive source on maintenance of North American landscape trees for over fifty years, an essential reference not only for arborists, nurserymen, and landscape architects, but for all homeowners who want to keep their trees healthy and pest free.

The Seventh Edition, now named in honor of Dr. P. P. Pirone, who authored the first five editions and co-authored the sixth, has been revised to reflect the enormous amount of new information available since the last edition, including the latest techniques in selecting, planting, and protecting trees. The authors explain how to evaluate the site (the soil, drainage, and exposure), how to select the right tree for that location, and how to prune, fertilize, and spray for pests. There is an extensive section on the diagnosis and control of tree pests and diseases, and on problems such as construction damage, gas injury, sunscald, leaf scorch, and air pollution. While the general structure of the sixth edition has been retained, there are several topics--notably hazardous trees and coping with tree pests and diseases--that have received greater attention than in previous versions of the book. The second half of the book comprises a systematic listing of the major landscape trees found in North America, describing the specific pests and diseases that attack each species.

Well organized, clearly written, and beautifully illustrated with many new photographs, Pirone's Tree Maintenance is an encyclopedic resource, the first place to turn for information on dogwoods and elms, magnolias and redwoods, or any other tree growing in North America. Anyone serious about gardening will want this book on their shelf. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Practical introduction for the novice arborist
This classic text gives a broad introduction to the field of tree management, including common health problems associated with trees and practical advice for solving them. It is an excellent primer for the novice arborist. ... Read more


10. Growing Perennials in Cold Climates
by MikeHeger, JohnWhitman
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Asin: 0809229439
Catlog: Book (1998-11-11)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Sales Rank: 42544
Average Customer Review: 4.57 out of 5 stars
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Growing Perennials in Cold Climates is destined to be a landmark in gardening publishing.It is the first book ever of its kind for perennial gardeners.

Beginning with the 50 best perennial groups to grow in cold climates, the book details both the good and the bad news about these plants in the most reader-friendly, easy-to-follow fashion in the history of gardening publishing.It includes easily accessible information on how to grow cold climate perennials, where to plant them, the different soil types, companion plants, and caring, pruning, and propagation.Fully illustrated throughout, this is the guide that gardeners living in colder climates have been waiting for.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Delightful reading and gobs of information.
A passionately written book. The information is detailed yet to the point and not boring or too scientific. A great book for the cold climate novice gardener or a reference for the master.
The pictures are beautiful and plenty. The layout is clear, logical and well organized. The book's a real keeper. Great job.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best book for perennials in the Midwest
I've bought and borrowed numerous books regarding perennials. None has been so complete and well illustrated. Each plant species has varieties listed as well as planting, mulching, pruning, dividing techniques and advice. As an avid perennial gardener, I can't recommend this book highly enough. Kudos to the authors!

5-0 out of 5 stars Gardening in areas that reach 20 degrees below 0
This book lets you know which perennials you can buy and grow in cold climates. It is a must for anyone in the Northern Areas of 20 degree's below 0 even in Canada. It shows the pictures of the flowers and where they will grow best for cold weather. It also shows you the best variety to buy and where you can order them, plant them and how to do it. It is a must for cold weather climates.

2-0 out of 5 stars A incomplete book with a lot of filler
While perhaps suitable for a beginning gardener, this book omits many useful and common species while including obscure cultivars that are virtually indistinguishable from one another. Important cultural facts are often missing or buried in the cookie-cutter approach to each species. This book has no index, the omission of which may point to hasty editing. More experienced gardeners should look at books written by Steven Still.

5-0 out of 5 stars Everything you want to know
I'm a new gardener planning on starting with perennials. The book is a great resource and learning tool, with complete lists, good photos, and specific directions on how to select and care for these plants. ... Read more


11. Coffee: Growing, Processing, Sustainable Production : A Guidebook for Growers, Processors, Traders, and Researchers
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Asin: 3527307311
Catlog: Book (2004-09-24)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Sales Rank: 629685
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A quick pick-me-up or a subtle beverage with an aroma that conjures up images of special moments shared with special people?
There's more to coffee than that. Apart from being a beautiful tree with fragrant flowers, coffee is also a culture, practically a religion to a certain elite and certainly a source of income to millions of people, rich and poor alike.
Coffee professionals around the world will find the specific information they need in this lavishly illustrated and practical work designed to answer all their questions about the coffee plant and how it is grown, harvested, processed and refined.
Specialists and experienced professionals were consulted and some 40 renowned international experts have contributed their specific knowledge and expertise to this comprehensive handbook, covering such topics as:
* Growing
* Pests, diseases, and their control
* Harvesting and processing
* Storage, shipment, quality
* The latest economical and technological aspects.
In addition, special indexes demystify such confusing data as information sources, conversion tables and other technicalities. With its 40 chapters, over 1000 pages and 900 superb illustrations, this is a universally reliable manual, providing basic guidelines and recommendations applicable everywhere, and not geared to any specific country.
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12. Hydroponic Food Production: A Definitive Guidebook of Soilless Food-Growing Methods
by Howard M., Ph.D. Resh
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Asin: 0880072229
Catlog: Book (2001-03-01)
Publisher: Woodbridge Press Publishing Company
Sales Rank: 374173
Average Customer Review: 4.86 out of 5 stars
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New Fifth Edition of the premier work on advanced hydroponics.

A complete manual and an encyclopedic reference work on soilless food production. Technically comprehensive with nearly 400 photographs and detailed drawings on every form of hydroponics for temperate, tropical, or cold climates.

A state-of-the-art work widely used by advanced home gardeners and by professional hydroponic growers. Well organized with impeccable academic and professional credentials. Illustrated. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Hydroponic Food Production
Outstanding book full of usefull information and data in setting up and operation of large scale hydroponics farms but the information will aid the smaller scale operations this book is a must for the smaller greenhouse hydroponic grower.

4-0 out of 5 stars Hydroponic Food production
I found this book to be excellently written with informative, down to earth material, photo's and illustrations of most of the newer hydroponic systems that are now being used in commercial applications.

I got the impression that the author has a lot of background experience and knows the hydroponic field very well.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent-pity illustrations are in black and white.
I was convinced to buy this book by your reader reviews but I was disappointed to receive a black and white version (according to your comment on a previous reader's review only an older out of print version comes in b&w).Content is, however,excellent-very comprehensive and well worth having!

5-0 out of 5 stars Tengo la edición en castellano: "Cultivos Hidropónicos 4/Ed"
Soy un iniciado en el cultivo hidropónico, y con este libro he logrado el apoyo necesario para estimular mi emprendimiento. Dentro de poco, obtendré la primer cosecha y llegaré al autor para acercarle los resultados. Lo felicito por la claridad y simplicidad alcanzada en todos los temas tratados, de por sí complejos para los neófitos como yo. Resalto el capítulo referido a "Cultivo en Agua" !!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Reference
This is an excellent book for anybody considering the commerical applications of hydroponics. It covers in detail different hydroponic methods and discusses the differences, advantages, and disadvantages of each. Well illustrated and includes a complete bibliography. ... Read more


13. Agriscience: Fundamentals and Applications
by L. DeVere Burton
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Asin: 0766816648
Catlog: Book (2000-11-01)
Publisher: Thomson Delmar Learning
Sales Rank: 665828
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Book Description

This third edition of "Agriscience: Fundamentals & Applications," is the agriscience textbook of tomorrow.This edition strengthens both science and technology components in agricultural education for the new millennium. It carefully takes students through all major science areas - from plant, animal sciences, to food science, and environmental technology, andadds many new applications for practical usage and understanding of the material. Scientific discoveries and internet icons enhance the full-color text, giving students of today the foundation they need to be the agriculturists, scientists, and innovators of tomorrow. ... Read more


14. Color Atlas of Turfgrass Diseases
by ToshikazuTani, James BBeard
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Asin: 1575040212
Catlog: Book (2002-07-09)
Publisher: Wiley
Sales Rank: 420213
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Book Description

The Color Atlas of Turfgrass Diseases presents over 450 high-quality color photographs of all the major turfgrass diseases that occur on both warm- and cool-season grasses, and it is international in scope. This one-of-a-kind book will become the standard color guide to disease diagnosis and pathogen identification for all golf course superintendents and turfgrass practitioners. No other book contains as many detailed color photographs of this quality. Numerous photographs of each disease are provided. The Color Atlas of Turfgrass Diseases also includes step-by-step color photo guidance on diagnostic techniques for laboratory analysis that can be used by practitioners. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Only in Japan
I bought this book hoping to increase my knowledge of turf grass disease identification. The book is very in depth and informative but most of the pictures are from golf courses in Japan. Since most of the disease I see is on residential properties, they dont look anything like the pictures in the book. Most of those were taken on putting greens on Japanese bent grass. Its a good book, but not if your working with tall fescue. ... Read more


15. Introductory Horticulture
by H. Edward Reiley, Carroll Shry
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Asin: 0766815676
Catlog: Book (2000-11-01)
Publisher: Thomson Delmar Learning
Sales Rank: 164837
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Book Description

This competency-based, introductory horticulture book is now in its sixth edition.Written in an easy-to-read, engaging style, it enables users to measure their progress. This book includes numerous illustrations to help reinforce written material. It provides a thorough introduction to the world of horticulture. This latest edition includes new chapters on water gardens, dish gardens, and prairie gardens for the more adventuresome gardener. ... Read more


16. Mushrooms: Cultivation, Nutritional Value, Medicinal Effect, and Environmental Impact, Second Edition
by Shu-Ting Chang, Philip G. Miles, S. T. Chang
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Asin: 0849310431
Catlog: Book (2004-03-26)
Publisher: CRC Press
Sales Rank: 1154606
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This thorough revision presents the latest cultivation and biotechnological advances that contribute to the modernization of mushroom farming and the mushroom industry. It presents the individual steps of the complex mushroom cultivation process, not only the "how" but also the "why" is explored. Professionals/scientists in related fields will obtain a much greater knowledge of the nutritional and medicinal benefits that mushrooms have to offer. This interdisciplinary approach will appeal to a wide range of related fields with its complete coverage of breeding, efficient cultivation practices, nutritional value, and medicinal/pharmaceutical utility. ... Read more


17. Practical Woody Plant Propagation for Nursery Growers (Practical Woody Plant Propagation for Nursery Growers)
by Bruce MacDonald
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Asin: 0881920622
Catlog: Book (1987-03-01)
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
Sales Rank: 84871
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Don't get me started!
I have always been interested in horticulture and gardening. However this is the book the peaked my interest in arborculture above all else! The possibilities here are dizzying.. While the book is comprehensive as a text the layman can jump right in to what most interests them without much prior knowledge. The pictures are very enlightening while the greenhouse techniques are practical even for partime nurserymen, gardeners, or hobbiest.

5-0 out of 5 stars This has everything on tree propagation by species.
An excellent and thorough review of propagation techniques by species. Covers a wide range of tree types and the best method to propagate. Would love an update with southern hemisphere data where appropriate. ... Read more


18. Commercial Propagation of Orchids in Tissue Culture: Seed-Flasking Methods
by Kay Schlosser Greisen, Kay S. Greisen
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Asin: 0972227008
Catlog: Book (2002-07)
Publisher: Kay S Greisen Specialties
Sales Rank: 319826
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Book Description

Commercial Propagation of Orchids in Tissue Culture: Seed-Flasking Methods is an illustrated laboratory manual that describes in easily understood language the stepwise process of propagating orchids from seed via ‘seed flasking,’ a technique based on tissue-culture technology. The methods described include Preparation of: Green Pod for Seed Sowing; Split Pod for Dry-Seed Sowing; Spread Flask; and Replate Flask.

This informative volume also presents: pros-and-cons of seed flasking versus cloning; detailed descriptions of media, their components, and preparation; guidelines to using sterile technique; and a photographic life cycle of orchids grown in seed flasks. An invaluable appendix presents an 8-page table of orchid-pod collection times, including 471 species/hybrids among 124 genera. A glossary and comprehensive index complete the book. This book won an Award of Excellence from The Intermountain Chapter of The Society for Technical Communication in its 2000–2001 Publications Competition.

A removable 8.5"x14" tri-fold companion Quick Reference Guide summarizes all the media and propagation methods presented in greater detail within the book. It guides the user bench-side after he’s read and studied the manual.

Comb-bound, softcover book easily lies flat or folds. 8.5"x11" format. 53 B&W photographs. 63 pages. ... Read more


19. Aquaculture Science
by Ph.D., Rick Parker
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Asin: 0766813215
Catlog: Book (2000-11-09)
Publisher: Thomson Delmar Learning
Sales Rank: 313429
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Book Description

This comprehensive book introduces readers to the aquaculture industry.It covers every aspect of aquaculture, including history, potential, descriptions, management, feeding, marketing, and diseases of aquatic animals and plants.Also addressed are the water requirements and chemistry necessary for successful aquaculture.The book offers detailed information on employment opportunities in the aquaculture industry and stresses the science of aquaculture. Chemistry, biology, and anatomy and physiology are included to ensure that readers understand the fundamental principles.A complete chapter is dedicated to those interested in exploring career opportunities in the industry. ... Read more


20. Landscapes Estimating & Contract Administration
by Stephen Angley, Edward Horsey, David Roberts
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Asin: 0766825736
Catlog: Book (2001-12-13)
Publisher: Thomson Delmar Learning
Sales Rank: 585163
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Book Description

"Landscape Estimating and Contract Administration" can be used for students at technical schools and colleges who are studying landscape design, installation and maintenance.It is also an excellent reference manual for managers with landscape contracting companies, and landscape architects and designers. ... Read more


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