Plants

Florida Gardening on the Go

Author: 
Lynette L. Walther
Publisher: 
University Press of Florida
Publication Date: 
2010
ISBN: 
978–0–813–03435–5

Paper, 183 pp., $22.95

This guide to gardening is keyed to the Florida climate, one that will keep dedicated gardeners busy all year long. After providing the fundamentals on plant culture for the region, author Lynette Walther turns to some of the challenges, such as weeds, insects, and diseases, as well as the extreme conditions that must be considered. The book is filled with ideas. Walther's theme is to encourage those with little time to seek respite in the garden through thoughtful planning as well as selecting appropriate plants.

Volume: 
12
Number: 
3

The Restless Plant

Author: 
Dov Koller
Publisher: 
Harvard University Press
Publication Date: 
2011
ISBN: 
978–0–674–04863–8

cloth, 206 pp., $39.95

With an alluring title and a restless roaming root pictured on the cover, Dov Koller's important book on plant movement draws the reader in. Annual seeds are planted, grow, flower, and like all living things are agents of change. Yet, the subject of movement has not been featured in this sort of work almost since Charles Darwin approached the subject in 1881.

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Volume: 
13
Number: 
2

Forever Green: Plants in the Dream Time

Author: 
Dave Pepler, Lein Botha, and Laurian Brown
Publisher: 
South Africa: Human & Rousseau
Publication Date: 
2009
ISBN: 
978–0–798–15094–1

paper, 160 pp., $35.95

The popular television celebrity Dave Pepler relates his current thoughts and memories of 25 fascinating plants of his homeland, South Africa, in this collection of essays. Accompanying his text are attractive images of nature’s wonders by photographer Lien Botha and valuable facts on plant culture by award-winning journalist Laurian Brown. This beautiful book is quite an impressionistic introduction to the fantastic flora of South Africa.

— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden

Volume: 
13
Number: 
3

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