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A Rookie's Guide to Designing Beds and Borders By Ralph Heiden
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Welcome to the wonderful world of ornamental plants. In this eBook, we will try to help you begin to understand the process of arranging these plants for their best effects in your home landscape. As... More > the title implies, this is aimed at the "Rookie" or novice gardener who wants to understand the basics of the landscape design process. Anyone who visits a landscape garden can form an opinion about what they like or dislike about it. This eBook will teach you concepts and terminology so you can describe WHY you find a garden or grouping of plants either pleasing or not so pleasing. That way, you can reproduce the "good" and avoid the "bad" in your own beds and borders. Whether you decide to design your own landscape or have someone else do it for you, a thorough grounding in a few basic concepts will put you well ahead of the general gardening public. Plus, it will help you to have some fun along the way.< Less
A Rookie's Guide to Installing Beds and Borders By Ralph Heiden
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Landscape design is both an "Art" and a "Science". The Art part deals with factors that influence how the human eye will perceive the elements in your garden. It is the subjective... More > side of the design process based on how "most people" will respond to the way you arrange the softscape (living things, primarily plants) and hardscape (non-living elements) in your beds and borders. This process was discussed in detail in the first eBook in this series, "A Rookie's Guide to Designing Beds and Borders" For purposes of this eBook we will assume that you have gone through a planning process and have either designed or have had someone else design your new beds and borders. You should have either meticulous drawings or at least a rough sketch of your new landscape on hand. This should, of course, include a detailed list of plants and hardscape features that will be included in your new or revised landscape.< Less
A Rookie's Guide to Hostas, Hostas, Hostas By Ralph Heiden
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Hostas are the Number 1 selling genus of perennials in the United States. Their popularity has grown steadily over the past three decades or so. There are now over 8,000 named cultivars of hostas and... More > that number is climbing every year. For hosta collectors, this is an exciting fact. For the average backyard gardener, it can lead to a lot of confusion and frustration. The science surrounding hostas is being explored by scientists and pseudo-scientists which may lead to a better understanding...or just more confusion. This eBook is designed to be an introduction into the Who, What, When and Where of the genus, Hosta. Who introduced them into Europe and the U.S.? Who are the significant hybridizers, experts and "movers and shakers" of hostadom? What type of plants are hostas? What are the known species and where are new cultivars being created? What are the techniques used for propagating and multiplying hostas? What do I need to know to become a serious "hostaphile"?< Less
A Rookie's Guide to Installing Beds and Borders By Ralph Heiden
eBook (PDF): $6.95
Download immediately.
Landscape design is both an "Art" and a "Science". The Art part deals with factors that influence how the human eye will perceive the elements in your garden. This process was... More > discussed in detail in the first eBook in this series, "A Rookie's Guide to Designing Beds and Borders" For purposes of this eBook we will assume that you have gone through a planning process and have either designed or have had someone else design your new beds and borders. This eBook deals primarily with the "Science" part of landscape design. It will address the objective fact that we are dealing with plants that we must keep alive in order to achieve and maintain our subjective design intent. To assure success, we need to analyze the growing environment, select our plants properly, install them with care and give them proper maintenance over the long run.< Less
A Rookie's Guide to Designing Beds and Borders By Ralph Heiden
eBook (PDF): $6.95
Download immediately.
Welcome to the wonderful world of ornamental plants. In this eBook, we will try to help you begin to understand the process of arranging these plants for their best effects in your home landscape. As... More > the title implies, this is aimed at the "Rookie" or novice gardener who wants to understand the basics of the landscape design process. Anyone who visits a landscape garden can form an opinion about what they like or dislike about it. This eBook will teach you concepts and terminology so you can describe WHY you find a garden or grouping of plants either pleasing or not so pleasing. That way, you can reproduce the "good" and avoid the "bad" in your own beds and borders. Whether you decide to design your own landscape or have someone else do it for you, a thorough grounding in a few basic concepts will put you well ahead of the general gardening public. Plus, it will help you to have some fun along the way.< Less
A Rookie's Guide to Hostas, Hostas, Hostas By Ralph Heiden
eBook (ePub): $5.95
Download immediately.
Hostas are the Number 1 selling genus of perennials in the United States. Their popularity has grown steadily over the past three decades or so. There are now over 8,000 named cultivars of hostas and... More > that number is climbing every year. For hosta collectors, this is an exciting fact. For the average backyard gardener, it can lead to a lot of confusion and frustration. The science surrounding hostas is being explored by scientists and pseudo-scientists which may lead to a better understanding...or just more confusion. This eBook is designed to be an introduction into the Who, What, When and Where of the genus, Hosta. Who introduced them into Europe and the U.S.? Who are the significant hybridizers, experts and "movers and shakers" of hostadom? What type of plants are hostas? What are the known species and where are new cultivars being created? What are the techniques used for propagating and multiplying hostas? What do I need to know to become a serious "hostaphile"?< Less