Tapestry Lawns

Tapestry Lawns
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Author: Lionel Smith
Pages: 248
ISBN: 0367144034
Release: 2019
Editor: CRC Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Swathes of the human world are covered in ornamental grass lawns; they are the single most commonly encountered horticultural feature on the planet. Unfortunately, they are now often viewed as resource-draining green deserts due to the lack of plant and animal diversity, the need for frequent mowing and watering, and addition of lawn greening products to keep them looking at their best. It is a venerable horticultural feature that is essentially frozen in time, and with few alternatives to whet the appetite, the lawn has languished in its current grass-only format for decades. Until now. Tapestry lawns are a new, practically researched and timely development of the ornamental lawn format that integrates both horticultural practice and ecological science and re-determines the potential of a lawn. Mown barely a handful of times a year and with no need for fertilisers or scarifying, tapestry lawns are substantially richer in their diversity of plant and animal life compared to traditional grass-only lawns and see the return of flowers and colour to a format from which they are usually purposefully excluded. Tapestry Lawns: Freed from Grass and Full of Flowers traces the changes in the lawn format from its origins to the modern day and offers information on how and why the tapestry lawn construct is now achievable. It provides guidance on how to create and maintain a tapestry lawn of your own and champions the potential benefits for wildlife that can follow. Features Accessible and informative to all types of readers from academic to amateur Includes a refined and tested set of useful tapestry lawn plants Contains step-by-step instructions for creation and management methods of grass-free lawns Illustrated in full colour If you have ever thought about mowing your lawn much less, making it much more colourful and wildlife friendly, then this book will inform and guide you to create a perfect, grass-free lawn. itional grass-only lawns and see the return of flowers and colour to a format from which they are usually purposefully excluded. Tapestry Lawns: Freed from Grass and Full of Flowers traces the changes in the lawn format from its origins to the modern day and offers information on how and why the tapestry lawn construct is now achievable. It provides guidance on how to create and maintain a tapestry lawn of your own and champions the potential benefits for wildlife that can follow. Features Accessible and informative to all types of readers from academic to amateur Includes a refined and tested set of useful tapestry lawn plants Contains step-by-step instructions for creation and management methods of grass-free lawns Illustrated in full colour If you have ever thought about mowing your lawn much less, making it much more colourful and wildlife friendly, then this book will inform and guide you to create a perfect, grass-free lawn. s, making it much more colourful and wildlife friendly, then this book will inform and guide you to create a perfect, grass-free lawn.

Tapestry Lawns

Tapestry Lawns
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Author: Lionel Smith
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780429553790
Release: 2019-05-09
Editor: CRC Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Swathes of the human world are covered in ornamental grass lawns; they are the single most commonly encountered horticultural feature on the planet. Unfortunately, they are now often viewed as resource-draining green deserts due to the lack of plant and animal diversity, the need for frequent mowing and watering, and addition of lawn greening products to keep them looking at their best. It is a venerable horticultural feature that is essentially frozen in time, and with few alternatives to whet the appetite, the lawn has languished in its current grass-only format for decades. Until now. Tapestry lawns are a new, practically researched and timely development of the ornamental lawn format that integrates both horticultural practice and ecological science and re-determines the potential of a lawn. Mown barely a handful of times a year and with no need for fertilisers or scarifying, tapestry lawns are substantially richer in their diversity of plant and animal life compared to traditional grass-only lawns and see the return of flowers and colour to a format from which they are usually purposefully excluded. Tapestry Lawns: Freed from Grass and Full of Flowers traces the changes in the lawn format from its origins to the modern day and offers information on how and why the tapestry lawn construct is now achievable. It provides guidance on how to create and maintain a tapestry lawn of your own and champions the potential benefits for wildlife that can follow. Features Accessible and informative to all types of readers from academic to amateur Includes a refined and tested set of useful tapestry lawn plants Contains step-by-step instructions for creation and management methods of grass-free lawns Illustrated in full colour If you have ever thought about mowing your lawn much less, making it much more colourful and wildlife friendly, then this book will inform and guide you to create a perfect, grass-free lawn.

Beautiful No Mow Yards

Beautiful No Mow Yards
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Author: Evelyn Hadden
Pages: 252
ISBN: 9781604692389
Release: 2012-03-06
Editor: Timber Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

With Beautiful No-Mow Yards, you can transform your lawn into a livable garden and bring nature's beauty into your life! What has your perfect green lawn done for you lately? Is it really worth the time, effort, and resources you lavish on it? Armed with encouragement, inspiration, and cutting-edge advice from award-winning author Evelyn Hadden, you can liberate yourself at last! In this ultimate guide to rethinking your yard, Hadden showcases dozens of inspiring, eco-friendly alternatives to that demanding (and dare we say boring?) green turf. Trade your lawn for a lively prairie or replace it with a runoff-reducing rain garden. Swap it for an interactive adventure garden or convert it to a low-maintenance living carpet.

A Tapestry Garden

A Tapestry Garden
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Author: Ernie O'Byrne,Marietta O'Byrne
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9781604697599
Release: 2018-04-26
Editor: Timber Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“This is a love story about a couple and their relationship with an acre-and-a-half of land. . . with exceptional plant descriptions that read like character references for old friends. . . . beautiful photographs and prose await.” —Library Journal Marietta and Ernie O’Byrne’s garden—situated on one and a half acres in Eugene, Oregon—is filled with an incredible array of plants from around the world. By consciously leveraging the garden’s many microclimates, they have created a stunning patchwork of exuberant plants that is widely considered one of America’s most outstanding private gardens. In A Tapestry Garden, the O’Byrnes share their deep knowledge of plants and essential garden advice. Readers will discover the humble roots of the garden, explore the numerous habitats and the plants that make them shine, and find inspiration in photography that captures the garden’s astonishing beauty. There is something here for every type of gardener: a shade garden, perennial borders, a chaparral garden, a kitchen garden, and more. Profiles of the O’Byrne’s favorite plants—including hellebores, trilliums, arisaemas, and alpine plants—include comprehensive growing information and tips on pruning and care. A Tapestry Garden captures the spirit of a very special place.

Luigi Balugani s Drawings of African Plants

Luigi Balugani s Drawings of African Plants
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Author: Paul Hulton
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781000153538
Release: 2020-07-24
Editor: CRC Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This work outlines the life of James Bruce of Kinnard, and Luigi Balugani and his relationship with James Bruce.

Edible Estates

Edible Estates
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 175
ISBN: 193520212X
Release: 2010
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An expanded second edition of a guide to a popular new gardening trend profiles eight prototype edible gardens in various U.S. regions and draws on testimonies from homeowners about their experiences of growing food where they live, offering additional insights by leading authorities on edible landscaping and sustainable foods.

Opening Heaven s Door

Opening Heaven s Door
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Author: Patricia Pearson
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780307360151
Release: 2014-04-08
Editor: Random House Canada

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the award-winning, groundbreaking author of A Brief History of Anxiety...Yours and Mine comes a touching, exhilarating, challenging exploration of the inexplicable gleamings of another world many of us experience, in life, in grief, and near death. Sparked by extraordinary experiences that occurred in her family when her father and her sister both died in 2008, Patricia Pearson was launched on a journey of investigation into what she calls "a curious sort of modern underground--a world beneath the secular world, inhabited by ordinary human beings having extraordinary experiences that they aren't, on the whole, willing to disclose." Roughly half the bereaved population, about 20% of those near death who recover, and an unreported number of the dying witness or experience a sensed presence, the mystery of near-death awareness, and, if they are not in horrible pain or medicated into unconsciousness, rationally inexplicable feelings of transcendence and grace as they depart on the journey from which none of us return. Pearson brings us effortlessly into her illuminating quest for answers, inspiring us to own up to experiences we may never have shared with anyone. Secular or religious, all of us wonder deeply about these things if we let ourselves, and also about the medical, social and psychological implications of understanding what it means to pass through heaven's door.

Redesigning the American Lawn

Redesigning the American Lawn
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Author: F. Herbert Bormann,Diana Balmori,Gordon T. Geballe,Professor Gordon T Geballe
Pages: 178
ISBN: 0300086946
Release: 2001-01-01
Editor: Yale University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This new edition, which is being reissued in a more artistic format and with many additional illustrations, updates the original text and adds a chapter showing what progress has been made in the ecological management of landscapes over the past decade."--BOOK JACKET.

Morphoanatomical Atlas of Grass Leaves Culms and Caryopses

Morphoanatomical Atlas of Grass Leaves  Culms  and Caryopses
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Author: Dhara Gandhi,Susy Albert
Pages: 634
ISBN: 9781000576719
Release: 2020-11-26
Editor: CRC Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This new volume features the studied anatomical details of different parts of 100 wild grass species and provides a comprehensive overview of existing knowledge. Each of the three sections of the volume (leaf grass, culm, and caryopses) discusses and illustrates the diagnostic histological features, along with statistical analyses on the quantitative and qualitative data. The descriptions of these grasses, particularly those growing in the grasslands of the Panchmahal and Dahod districts of India, are supplemented with microphotographs and keys for the taxa concentrate upon diagnostic characters above the rank of genus, which will be helpful for the easy identification of the grasses, even in their vegetative stages before flowering. The cluster analysis uses the statistical analysis program Minitab for each part on the basis of the diagnostic features. In this volume, readers will be able to easily identify the grass species based on the anatomical features described here. The volume will be of great interest both to grass specialists and to generalists seeking state-of-the-art information on the diversity of grasses, the most ecologically and economically important of the families of flowering plants.

The Art of Rest

The Art of Rest
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Author: Claudia Hammond
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781786892812
Release: 2019-11-21
Editor: Canongate Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Shortlisted for the British Psychological Society Book Award for Popular Science Much of value has been written about sleep, but rest is different; it is how we unwind, calm our minds and recharge our bodies. The Art of Rest draws on ground-breaking research Claudia Hammond collaborated on: ‘The Rest Test’, the largest global survey into rest ever undertaken, completed by 18,000 people across 135 different countries. The survey revealed how people get rest and how it is directly linked to your sense of wellbeing. Counting down through the top ten activities which people find most restful, Hammond explains why rest matters, examines the science behind the results to establish what really works and offers a roadmap for a new, more restful and balanced life.

Phycobiliproteins

Phycobiliproteins
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Author: R. MacColl
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781351084017
Release: 2018-01-18
Editor: CRC Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This volume provides a detailed examination of phycobiliproteins, the photosynthetic antenna pigments found in algae.

McMindfulness

McMindfulness
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Author: Ronald Purser
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781912248490
Release: 2019-07-09
Editor: Watkins Media Limited

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A lively and razor-sharp critique of mindfulness as it has been enthusiastically co-opted by corporations, public schools, and the US military. Mindfulness is now all the rage. From celebrity endorsements to monks, neuroscientists and meditation coaches rubbing shoulders with CEOs at the World Economic Forum in Davos, it is clear that mindfulness has gone mainstream. Some have even called it a revolution. But what if, instead of changing the world, mindfulness has become a banal form of capitalist spirituality that mindlessly avoids social and political transformation, reinforcing the neoliberal status quo? In McMindfulness, Ronald Purser debunks the so-called "mindfulness revolution," exposing how corporations, schools, governments and the military have co-opted it as technique for social control and self-pacification. A lively and razor-sharp critique, Purser busts the myths its salesmen rely on, challenging the narrative that stress is self-imposed and mindfulness is the cure-all. If we are to harness the truly revolutionary potential of mindfulness, we have to cast off its neoliberal shackles, liberating mindfulness for a collective awakening.

American Tapestry

American Tapestry
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Author: Rachel L. Swarns
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780062204653
Release: 2012-06-19
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A remarkable history of First Lady Michelle Obama’s mixed ancestry, American Tapestry by Rachel L. Swarns is nothing less than a breathtaking and expansive portrait of America itself. In this extraordinary feat of genealogical research—in the tradition of The Hemmingses of Monticello and Slaves in the Family—author Swarns, a respected Washington-based reporter for the New York Times, tells the fascinating and hitherto untold story of Ms. Obama’s black, white, and multiracial ancestors; a history that the First Lady herself did not know. At once epic, provocative, and inspiring, American Tapestry is more than a true family saga; it is an illuminating mirror in which we may all see ourselves.

Nickel in Soils and Plants

Nickel in Soils and Plants
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Author: Christos Tsadilas,Jörg Rinklebe,Magdi Selim
Pages: 414
ISBN: 9781498774611
Release: 2018-09-03
Editor: CRC Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Soils with high Ni contents occur in several parts of the world, especially in areas with ultramafic rocks which cause serious environmental impacts. This book aims to extend the knowledge on the risks and problems caused by elevated Ni contents and to cover the existing gaps on issues related to various aspects and consequences of high Ni contents in soils and plants. Nickel in Soils and Plants brings together discussions on Ni as a trace element and as a micronutrient essential for plant growth and its role in plant physiology. It analyzes the biogeochemistry of Ni at the soil plant interface, and explains its behavior in the rhizosphere resulting in Ni deficiency or toxicity, or Ni tolerance of various Ni hyperaccumulators. Included are Ni resources and sources, the origin of soil Ni, its geochemical forms in soils and their availability to plants, a special reference on soils enriched with geogenic Ni, such as serpentine soils, and the special characteristics of those ecosystems. Recent advancements in methods of Ni speciation, including the macroscale and X- ray absorption spectroscopy studies as well as serious views on Ni kinetics, are also covered. Written by a team of internationally recognized researchers and expert contributors, this comprehensive work addresses the practical aspects of managing Ni in soils and plants for agricultural production, and managing soils with high Ni levels by using organic and inorganic amendments. The text also addresses practical measures related to Ni toxicity in plants, the removal and recovery of Ni from high Ni wastes, and offers environmentally friendly innovative processes for mining Ni from soils containing high Ni levels.

Nutrient Use in Crop Production

Nutrient Use in Crop Production
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Author: Zdenko Rengel
Pages: 268
ISBN: 9781351427463
Release: 2017-12-14
Editor: CRC Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

If you?re an agronomist, horticulturalist, plant and soil scientist, breeder, or soil microbiologist, you?ll want to read Nutrient Use in Crop Production to find everything you need to know about judicious nutrient management and maximizing nutrient utilization in the agricultural landscape. In this book, you?ll discover ways to minimize undesirable nutrient losses and techniques for preserving the environment while meeting the challenges of providing the earth?s increasing population with sufficient food, feed, and fiber to sustain life. Your existing knowledge base concerning this vital area of science will expand and grow as you become more open to the new ideas and applications contained in Nutrient Use in Crop Production. Most importantly, you?ll avoid the narrow scope found in most crop nutrition books and take a broader, more globally minded view of how to maximize nutrient use and minimize nutrient losses in the soil of agricultural systems. Specifically, you?ll find these and other areas covered: population growth, food production, and nutrient requirements managing soil fertility decline the role of nitrogen fixation in crop production delivering fertilizers through seed coatings micronutrient fertilizers the role of nutrient-efficient crops in modern agriculture Feeding the world without depleting the world?s viable soil nutrients is a monumental task--but one that can be achieved, as evidenced in the pages of Nutrient Use in Crop Production. You and your circle of students, professionals, and administrators will benefit greatly from this in-depth view of nutrient use in both developed and non-industrialized counties to give you a better sense of how to allow both the world and the world?s crops to grow.

Lawn Gone

Lawn Gone
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Author: Pam Penick
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781607743156
Release: 2013-02-12
Editor: Ten Speed Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A colorful guide covering the basics of replacing a traditional lawn with a wide variety of easy-care, no-mow, drought-tolerant, money-saving options that will appeal to today's busy, eco-conscious homeowner. Americans pour 300 million gallons of gas and 1 billion hours every year into mowing their lawns, not to mention 70 million pounds of pesticides and $40 billion for lawn upkeep. No Wonder the anti-lawn movement is thriving, as today's eco-conscious consumers realize that their traditional lawns are water-hogging, chemical-ridden, maintenance-intensive burdens. Lawn Gone!, from award-winning gardening blogger Pam Penick, is the first basic introduction to low-water, easy-care lawn alternatives for beginning gardeners, written in a friendly style with an approachable package. It covers all the available time-saving options: alternative grasses, ground cover plants, artificial turf, hardscaping, mulch, and more. In addition, it includes step-by-step lawn-removal methods, strategies for dealing with neighbors and homeowner associations, and how to minimize your lawn if you're not ready to go all the way.

A Guide to Poisonous House and Garden Plants

A Guide to Poisonous House and Garden Plants
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Author: Anthony Knight
Pages: 324
ISBN: 9781482241044
Release: 2007-01-01
Editor: CRC Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This title is an excellent resource to help indentify poisonous plants in the home and garden and contains the most current information about plant toxicity in dogs and cats. This essential reference allows veterinarians to not only identify poisonous plants, but also includes the toxic properties of the plant and the clinical signs that can be expected in animals that ingest the plants. This instrumental guide contains detailed discussions on the plant toxins, the plant parts that are most dangerous and the first aid that should be considered. The title includes 192 domestic and exotic plant species, with an emphasis on plants typically found in and around the home. This user friendly guide is organized alphabetically by the plant’s botanical name, while the index includes common names listed to help find the specific plant in question. The 350 high quality color photos also assist the practitioner in accurate plant identification. The highly visual, easily accessible format make this title an ideal toxically reference for small animal practitioners.

Genetics Genomics and Breeding of Oilseed Brassicas

Genetics  Genomics and Breeding of Oilseed Brassicas
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Author: Dave Edwards,Jacqueline Batley,Isobel Parkin,Chittaranjan Kole
Pages: 438
ISBN: 9781439883358
Release: 2011-09-13
Editor: CRC Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The book describes the history of Brassica oilseed crops, introduces the Brassica genome, its evolution, diversity, classical genetic studies, and breeding. It also delves into molecular genetic linkage and physical maps, progress with genome sequencing initiatives, mutagenesis approaches for trait improvement, proteomics, metabolomics, and bioinfo

Tapestry of War

Tapestry of War
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Author: Jane MacKenzie
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9780749023003
Release: 2018-04-19
Editor: Allison & Busby Ltd

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the deserts of North Africa to the waters of Scotland, the Second World War touches the lives of two women from very different worlds In Egypt, Fran finds her life turned upside down as Rommel’s forces advance on the idyllic shores. The luxury and stability that she is used to are taken away as she finds herself having to deal with loss, heartache and political uncertainty. Meanwhile, on the island of Islay, Catriona struggles between her quiet rural life with her father and her dreams of helping on the front lines as a nurse. As the war rages on, the two women’s lives become entwined – bringing love and friendship to both. ‘FOR FANS OF VICTORIA HISLOP, A FASCINATING DUAL STORY OF LOVE, COURAGE AND HOPE’ ELISABETH GIFFORD, AUTHOR OF THE GOOD DOCTOR OF WARSAW

Practical Handbook of Disturbed Land Revegetation

Practical Handbook of Disturbed Land Revegetation
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Author: F.F. Munshower
Pages: 281
ISBN: 9781351092821
Release: 2018-05-04
Editor: CRC Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This crucial reference focuses on the growth of vegetation on disturbed lands, specifically the problems of plant seeding and growth and the ecological consequences of that growth. This one-of-a-kind book covers the spectrum of plant development, including the creation of an acceptable rooting medium and seeding or planting, and discusses practices to enhance diversity and usefulness of the plant community. This handbook gives detailed examples of how to rehabilitate and restore damaged land and, in most cases, mined land. The book focuses on the complete restoration of soil, water, vegetation, and wildlife. It provides a thorough introduction to the science behind the practice and follows with practical examples. A complete, detailed list of genera and species to expedite restoration is also included.