The Protea Book
A spectacular guidebook offering advice on cultivation, propagation, garden uses, and commercial cut flower production.
The proteas (Proteaceae) are a large and ancient plant family of Gondwana origins with an impressive diversity of flower and form, and an intriguing distribution pattern throughout mainly the Southern Hemisphere. In his spectacular photography, Lewis J. Matthews has captured the stunning beauty and unique characteristics of a broad range of cultivated species and cultivars. Some are well known while others are either new introductions or lesserknown examples considered to be worthy of wider cultivation. For inclusion in Protea, Matthews has chosen a broad selection of the best species and varieties, many of which are very dramatic and have not been seen in print before. They are certain to inspire readers to grow them in their gardens where climate and soils are suitable. Since his last publication, The Protea Book, in 2002, there have been numerous outstanding new hybrids introduced to cultivation, many of extraordinary beauty. The stunning hybrid leucospermums ("Pins"), bred at the University of Hawai'i's Research Station on Maui is a prime example of the successful work being carried out by plant breeders. In this volume, a multitude of related species and new varieties are described and illustrated: from the giant king protea of South Africa to the spidery grevilleas of Australia; from the delicious macadamia nut of Queensland to the unusual New Zealand rewarewa (Knightia); from the richly colored New South Wales waratah to the dainty blushing bride (Serruria) of South Africa's Cape; from the beautiful South American Lomatia ferruginea to subtly colored Australian examples. In climates unsuitable for growing, the flowers are often imported and featured in exotic, long-lasting floral arrangements; brightening home decor in harsh winters. Even gardeners who are unable to cultivate these unique plants will enjoy being fascinated by the incredible variation of form and color depicted in this beautiful book. Whether for the home gardener, commercial flower grower, or nursery professional, this outstanding, lavishly illustrated book provides a valuable reference tool and gives a fresh look at both proteas that are well known, as well as those that are recent arrivals on the scene. Chapters include comprehensive advice on growing requirements, propagation, uses in garden situations, which ones attract birds, cut-flower production-all facets of protea are covered in this very extensive guide.
'Protea' is a spectacular introduction to the fascinating protea family in southern Africa. The book covers all of the protea groups, their origins, distribution, and the habitats and regions in which they occur.
The Protea Boys
Georgie can run but she can't hide from the man who stalks her dreams and throws her ordered life into a tailspin. Emotional entanglement is not on Georgie Martin's to do list. She has turned her back on her sophisticated Sydney lifestyle, determined to renovate her parents old flower farm and her shattered ego. However, the challenges prove more than she bargained for until a madcap scheme comes to fruition and the Protea Boys are born. The team of efficient, well-tapered six-packs solve her farming problems, but their leader presents a different kind of challenge - their first spark of attraction ignites a passion she cannot ignore. Tom Morgan likes his women "pretty and entertaining," not "efficient and driven," but the threat of being co-opted as a wine waiter or worse, chef in his brother's restaurant encourages him to take up what he sees as the highly amusing challenge of managing the Protea Boys. It is the perfect distraction while he waits for a new assignment - or so he thinks until he realizes he has found the one woman he cannot run away from.
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The Protea Family in Southern Africa
A collection of full-colour photographs celebrating one of Southern Africa's most distinctive and interesting flower families, the Proteaceae. The text concisely touches on the ancient origins of these plants, and their distribution throughout the world and within the subcontinent, explaining the fascinating reasons for their prominence in the South-western Cape region. Most of the rest of the guide is taken up by informative and colourful examination of the different Protea groups together with the habitats in which they thrive. Other topics covered include: growth forms, pollination and seed dispersal, the role of fire in unlocking dormant species, ancient plants, new discoveries, recent extinctions, rare species, environmental threats and conservation.
Gardening on the Edge
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Young lady s book of botany
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The Floral Artist s Guide
This comprehensive resource serves as a pictorial guide to over 500 different types of cut flowers, foliage, and dried materials for all levels of floral designers. It offers a complete guide to the botanical and common names, pronunciation, family name and related flowers, colors and availability, and the unique properties of each flower. This valuable guide includes information from such sources as the Holland Flower Council, California Cut Flower Commission, and the Society of American Florists. This beautiful full-color flower guide will inspire creativity in all designers who use flowers as a medium. ALSO AVAILABLE - INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENT: Image Library (ISBN# 0-7668-1573-0). Call Customer Support to Order.