The Evening Garden

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For many people who work and only have time to care for and enjoy their gardens after the daylight hours, The Evening Garden is a revelation and celebration of the hundreds of plants that bloom and/or release their fragrance after the sun goes down. Orchids, bromeliads, cacti, annuals, perennials, vines, water lilies, wildflowers, and trees are all included, the entry for each night bloomer containing a detailed description and tips on cultivation, along with its range of hardiness. There's even a list of 99 ...
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For many people who work and only have time to care for and enjoy their gardens after the daylight hours, The Evening Garden is a revelation and celebration of the hundreds of plants that bloom and/or release their fragrance after the sun goes down. Orchids, bromeliads, cacti, annuals, perennials, vines, water lilies, wildflowers, and trees are all included, the entry for each night bloomer containing a detailed description and tips on cultivation, along with its range of hardiness. There's even a list of 99 varieties of daylily that open or stay open late into the evening hours, contrary to the name. The chapter on night-fragrant flowers covers more than 125 species that can fill your garden with sweet scent, from the lady of the night to, unexpectedly, the saw-toothed sunflower. Then there is the chapter on plants that look like they should bloom at night, bizarre botanical creations such as the furry Dracula orchid, the ghostly translucent Indian pipe, and the sinister black-whiskered bat plant, all guaranteed to draw immediate comment by the garden visitor. Author Peter Loewer also addresses the practicalities of the evening garden: How the eye perceives color in the garden at night - a necessity for plant selection; designing and planning your own lighting system; and the different techniques - such as moonlighting, silhouetting, grazing - that you can employ for the right effect. In addition to a chapter on creating the classic "moonlight" garden, complete with an extensive sample plan and a list of more than 75 white-blooming annuals, perennials, bulbs, shrubs, and trees, there are chapters on the night sky and on the creatures that light it and fill it with movement and songfireflies and glowworms, moths, bats, owls, tree frogs among them. Packed with more than a hundred beautiful line drawings, The Evening Garden is an evocative and highly informative book that will help you create a garden of wonder and delight that you can enjoy from your patio or de

For the many people who work and only have time to care for and enjoy their gardens at night, here are hundreds of plants that bloom or release their fragrance in the evening hours. Loewer explains why these flowers behave as they do, reveals the history of the moonlight garden, lists dozens of beautiful bloomers, and gives outdoor lighting plans. 100 line drawings.

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Alice Joyce
For gardeners who are ready to graduate from simple plantings to the sublime, Loewer's latest effort offers an array of inspired suggestions. Eleven years of dedicated information gathering and research have paid off in the extensive listings of fragrant night-blooming plants. Chapters are devoted to tropical varieties that need to be wintered indoors, selected white flowers, perennials, daylilies, and cacti. The very exotic to the not-quite-so-rare are all described along with their required horticultural care. Gardeners seeking new challenges should find a garden that reveals its mysteries in the evening hours to be an engaging prospect. A lively, knowledgeable volume.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780025740419
  • Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/1993
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 7.72 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.86 (d)

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