The Bamboo, Grass and Palm Specialist: The Essential Guide to Selecting, Growing and Raising Bamboos, Grasses and Palms

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Bamboos, grasses, and palms: these versatile, easy-to-maintain plants include a huge range of textures, forms, sizes, colors, and flowering times. With literally hundreds to choose from, there is one suitable for every garden and climate. Starting with the basics of plant identification, this guide also provides buying tips, planting information, cultivation, propagation, and displays. Invaluable lists of the most useful and easily grown plants are here. Whether you want to create a Japanese-style bamboo garden, ...

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Overview

Bamboos, grasses, and palms: these versatile, easy-to-maintain plants include a huge range of textures, forms, sizes, colors, and flowering times. With literally hundreds to choose from, there is one suitable for every garden and climate. Starting with the basics of plant identification, this guide also provides buying tips, planting information, cultivation, propagation, and displays. Invaluable lists of the most useful and easily grown plants are here. Whether you want to create a Japanese-style bamboo garden, or simply make a focal point out of ornamental grasses in a terracotta pot, this is an essential handbook of ideas to spice up your gardening.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845374839
  • Publisher: New Holland Publishers, Limited UK
  • Publication date: 2/1/2007
  • Series: Specialist Series
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 825,024
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan and Gill Bridgewater have gained an international reputation as producers of gardening and DIY books on a range of subjects, including ponds and patios, stone and brickwork, decks and decking, and garden design. They have written a wide range of highly successful books and contributed to several international magazines. They live in Rye, East Sussex.

Alan and Gill Bridgewater have gained an international reputation as producers of gardening and DIY books on a range of subjects, including ponds and patios, stone and brickwork, decks and decking, and garden design. They have written a wide range of highly successful books and contributed to several international magazines. They live in Rye, East Sussex.

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Table of Contents


Author's foreword     2
Getting Started
What are bamboos, grasses and palms?     3
Using bamboos in gardens     4
Using ornamental grasses in gardens     6
Using palms in gardens     8
Using palms and cycads indoors     9
Bamboos
Bamboos for all gardens     10
Bamboos in containers     12
Creating a Japanese-style bamboo garden     14
Bamboos as feature plants     16
Creating a Mediterranean aura     7
Windbreaks, hedges and screens     18
Bamboos for ground cover     20
Bamboos with colourful canes     22
Bamboos with colourful leaves     23
Invasive bamboos     24
How high do bamboos grow?     26
Planting bamboos     28
Looking after and increasing bamboos     30
A-Z of bamboos     32
Ornamental Grasses and Sedges
Grasses and sedges to consider     56
Grasses in containers     58
Raising and looking after ornamental grasses     60
A-Z of ornamental grasses and sedges     62
Palms
Buying, looking after and increasing palms     72
Palms for temperate climates     74
A-Z of Indoor palms     76
Glossary     78
Index     79
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