The New Orleans Garden: Gardening in the Gulf South


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878056378
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
  • Publication date: 4/1/1993
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 532
  • Sales rank: 971,651
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 9
Preface 12
Acknowledgments 14
Introduction 17
Basics 25
Soil 26
Modifying the Soil for Gardening 28
Climatic Considerations 37
Microclimates 41
Seeds 44
Cuttings 47
Pest Control 48
Roses 51
Roses for the New Orleans Garden 65
Old Roses 65
Modern Roses 67
Exotic Trees & Shrubs 71
Exotic Trees & Shrubs for the New Orleans Garden 75
Deciduous Trees 75
Deciduous Shrubs 85
Evergreen Trees 98
Evergreen Shrubs 105
Palms, Palmettos, Cycads 123
Trees for Fall Color 125
Vines 127
Vines for the New Orleans Garden 130
Vines by Season of Bloom 149
Annuals 153
Annuals for the New Orleans Garden 157
Annuals by Season of Bloom 176
Perennials 179
Perennials for the New Orleans Garden 182
The Daylily 209
Perennials by Season of Bloom 215
Bulbs, Corms, Tubers, Rhizomes 219
The Louisiana Iris 223
Bulbs, Corms, Tubers, Rhizomes for the New Orleans Garden 225
Bulbous Plants by Season of Bloom 263
Native Trees and Shrubs 267
Native Trees & Shrubs for the New Orleans Garden 275
Deciduous Trees 275
Deciduous Shrubs 284
Evergreen Trees 289
Evergreen Shrubs 294
Palms, Palmettos 298
Trees for Fall Color 299
Ferns 301
Culture of Ferns 305
Ferns for the New Orleans Garden 308
Wildflowers 313
Wildflowers for the New Orleans Garden 320
Wildflowers by Season of Bloom 337
Lawns and Groundcovers 341
Ground Covers for the New Orleans Garden 347
The Wildlife Garden 349
Water 360
Shelter 362
Plants 363
Plants for the Wildlife Garden 366
The Hummingbird Garden 368
Plants for the Hummingbird Garden 373
The Butterfly and Moth Garden 376
Moths 380
Plants for the Butterfly & Moth Garden 383
The Bee Garden 386
Bats in the New Orleans Garden 389
Special Gardens 393
Container Gardens 397
Water Gardens 399
The Fragrance Garden 401
The Shade Garden 403
The New Orleans Herb Garden 410
Historic Gardening 421
Plants in Traditional New Orleans Gardens 427
The Garden of 1799 427
Of the 1830's 428
Of the 1850's 428
Lelievre's Recommendations, 1838 Gardens 431
Border Plants for 1895 433
A History 435
Colonial Era: 1718-1803 436
Antebellum Era: 1803-1860 440
Cotton Exposition: 1860-1900 453
Modern Era: 1900-1990 462
Notes 486
Bibliography 495
Botanical Names 500
Resources 502
Index 514
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