Flowers. Ornamental Plants

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SB 419 Indoor Gardening and Houseplants. General Works

Directory of Flowering House Plants

Summary:
A guide to the characteristics and needs of 130 genera of outstanding household plants, the Directory of Flowering Household Plants provides answers to common questions about flowering house plant maintenance and care.
Most of the directory's listed house plants "...respond to standardized growing procedures." For those which require specialized care, details are explained for the user. The site's creators outline standards for potting mixtures and fertilizers within the main menu. All of the directory's featured plants are listed alphabetically by their Latin botanical names, recognized worldwide. Common names are cross-referenced to their Latin counterparts for easy reference.
Plant entries specify:"..the natural-light requirement of each plant and note those plants especially suited to growing by artificial light. Each entry also includes the preferred ranges of temperature, with emphasis on night temperatures, which are critical if the plant is to get rest for flowering and general health."
The directory is maintained by the Virtual Garden Division of Time Life Books, a subsidiary of Time Life, Incorporated..
To Search:
Browse through directory listings. Select Latin plant name to activate link to information.

Directory of Foliage House Plants

Summary:
A guide to the characteristics and needs of 98 genera of foliage house plants, the Directory of Foliage House Plants provides answers to common questions about plant maintenance and care.
Most of the directory's foliage house plants"...flourish with little care if their specific needs are tended." Fertilizing instructions are "...based on the assumption that plants were potted in a nourishing mixture before purchase. Since some plants can become too big for the space alloted to them, all directions are aimed at maintaining the plant's health rather than stimulating their growth." The site's creators urge that plant owners "...provide as much artificial light as possible..." and "[a]void overheating the foliage." All of the directory's featured plants are listed alphabetically by their Latin botanical names, recognized worldwide. Common names are cross-referenced to their Latin counterparts for easy reference.
Plant entries specify: "...light and moisture needs, together with temperature ranges that allow the plant to grow by day and rest at night." Such data is given the clarify growing requirements, as well as "the characteristics, uses and methods of propagating the plants...."
The directory is maintained by the Virtual Garden division of Time Life Books, a subsidiary of Time Life, Incorporated.
To Search:
Browse through directory listings. Select Latin plant name to activate link to information.

SB 432 Ground Cover Plants

Checklist of Plants Suitable for Ground Cover

Summary:
This compiled list reflects information for more than 250 plants used for ground cover. A project of the Plants for a Future organization of Cornwall, England, the directory seeks to provide a clear representation of the project's findings. Members of Plants for a Future have gathered and disseminated information on "...the many useful properties of plants...," especially those that are less common. Their focus is on vegan-organic- permaculture principles, with a concentration on perennials.
The listing is alphabetically organized, with sublists, accessing immediately into the database. Keys are given for symbols and terms found in the entries. Access is also present for the plant database, as well as the homepage for the organization.
Entries reflect the following items: botanical and scientific names; the habit (or nature) of the plant; evergreen/deciduous classification; height; hardyness (growing) zone; soil, shade, and moisture requirements; recommended pH levels; growth rate; and additional notes on edibility .
Site maintained by Plants for a Future, Cornwall, England.
To Search:
Select category from alphabetical listing. Scan to view entries.

SB 435 Shrubs and Ornamental Trees. General Works

Certified Arborist List

Summary:
A service of Arboriculture On-Line, the Certified Arborist List provides a worldwide listing of individuals within the tree care industry, particularly in the areas of tree work and research. As part of the directory, users have access to publications, discussion groups, an events calendar, and the organizational history of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), the site's sponsor.
Searching options allow the user to narrow possibilities in several areas: zip code (for local searches); last name; city; state; chapter; and country. Resulting entries will contain: the arborist's name; business phone number; city; state; zip code; country (if applicable); chapter name; and organization (or business ) affiliation.
The directory is maintained by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).
To Search:
Fill in desired keyword fields on main menu; submit search to view matches.
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