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USA Books on Exotic Gardening from Amazon USA

Botanical Drawing in Color: A Basic Guide to Mastering Realistic Form and Naturalistic Color
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Botanical Drawing In Color offers a thorough immersion into the world of scientifically accurate, three-dimensional, and artistically rendered natural illustration. Whether you’re just broaching this unique skill or are already an expert, these step-by-step instructions are an invaluable reference guide, written by one of the nation’s leading experts in the field, Wendy Hollender.  Each lesson here increases in complexity to build your skill set in a clear, concise, and accessible way. With a focus on the natural world through the botanical life-cycle, each project is not only a technical study, but a beautiful piece of artwork in and of itself.
 
Learn:


   • Single light source toning technique
   • Principles of perspective for drawing flowers
   • The fundamentals of plant anatomy
   • Colored pencil techniques and color theory of the natural world
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By: Watson-Guptill.   2010-07-20

The Orchid Whisperer: Expert Secrets for Growing Beautiful Orchids
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Orchids can bloom year after year. In this essential guide, Bruce Rogers, "The Orchid Whisperer", shares his expert tips from more than three decades of breeding and growing orchids. The book demystifies the growing process and features more than 100 lush color photographs of breathtaking plants. Best of all, it reveals professional secrets not found anywhere else for blooming, repotting, spotting hazards and pests, grooming, decorating, and much more. Perfect for beginners as well as orchid experts looking for new tricks, The Orchid Whisperer provides everything readers need to know to keep healthy orchids that will flower again and again!
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By: Chronicle Books.   2012-05-09

The Flavor Thesaurus: A Compendium of Pairings, Recipes and Ideas for the Creative Cook
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Niki Segnit's essential culinary reference book is now available with an award-winning, internationally acclaimed design. As appealing to the novice cook as to the experienced professional, it will immeasurably improve your cooking-and it's the sort of book that might keep you up at night reading. Beautiful, entertaining, and exhaustively researched, this is a globetrotting collection of flavor pairings as told by a writer with a discerning palette and an entertaining, original voice.
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By: Bloomsbury USA.   2012-05-01

The New Wildcrafted Cuisine: Exploring the Exotic Gastronomy of Local Terroir
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With detailed recipes for ferments, infusions, spices, and other preparations

Wild foods are increasingly popular, as evidenced by the number of new books about identifying plants and foraging ingredients, as well as those written by chefs about culinary creations that incorporate wild ingredients (Noma, Faviken, Quay, Manreza, et al.). The New Wildcrafted Cuisine, however, goes well beyond both of these genres to deeply explore the flavors of local terroir, combining the research and knowledge of plants and landscape that chefs often lack with the fascinating and innovative techniques of a master food preserver and self-described “culinary alchemist.”

Author Pascal Baudar views his home terrain of southern California (mountain, desert, chaparral, and seashore) as a culinary playground, full of wild plants and other edible and delicious foods (even insects) that once were gathered and used by native peoples but that have only recently begun to be re-explored and appreciated.

For instance, he uses various barks to make smoked vinegars, and combines ants, plants, and insect sugar to brew primitive beers. Stems of aromatic plants are used to make skewers. Selected rocks become grinding stones, griddles, or plates. Even fallen leaves and other natural materials from the forest floor can be utilized to impart a truly local flavor to meats and vegetables, one that captures and expresses the essence of season and place.

This beautifully photographed book offers up dozens of creative recipes and instructions for preparing a pantry full of preserved foods, including Pickled Acorns, White Sage-Lime Cider, Wild Kimchi Spice, Currant Capers, Infused Salts with Wild Herbs, Pine Needles Vinegar, and many more. And though the author’s own palette of wild foods are mostly common to southern California, readers everywhere can apply Baudar’s deep foraging wisdom and experience to explore their own bioregions and find an astonishing array of plants and other materials that can be used in their own kitchens.

The New Wildcrafted Cuisine is an extraordinary book by a passionate and committed student of nature, one that will inspire both chefs and adventurous eaters to get creative with their own local landscapes.

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By: Chelsea Green Publishing.   2016-03-24

The Timber Press Guide to Succulent Plants of the World: A Comprehensive Reference to More than 2000 Species
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The plants are organized into 28 intuitively logical groups, such as succulent euphorbias, mesembryanthemums, bulbs, succulent trees, aloes, agaves, and haworthias. Each entry includes information on the plant's native habitat, its cultivation requirements, and its horticultural potential. As useful to novice growers as to collectors and those with an existing interest in succulents, this will be the standard reference for years to come.

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By: Timber Press.   2011-10-18

Creative Haven Tropical Blooms Coloring Book (Adult Coloring)
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Flower lovers will cherish this treasury of 31 exotic flowers from around the world. Accurate, splendidly detailed images range from the African tulip, pink rain lily, heliconia, and other unique varieties to more familiar gladiolas and dahlias. A caption identifies each flower. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display. Specially designed for experienced colorists, Tropical Blooms and other Creative Haven® adult coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment. Each title is also an effective and fun-filled way to relax and reduce stress.
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By: Dover Publications.   2017-05-17

Understanding Orchids: An Uncomplicated Guide to Growing the World's Most Exotic Plants
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Orchids are the largest family of plants in the world. With 30,000 known species, you could acquire a different orchid every day for eighty years and still not grow them all. Back in the realm of reality, readers of this beautiful book can quickly and easily find the orchids that are right for them -- which ones will thrive on a windowsill, which prefer artificial lights, and which need a greenhouse; which are for beginners, which for experts. And you can pinpoint the species within a particular genus that are the best ones to start with. Once you select your orchid, William Cullina's authoritative guide explains what to do to keep it alive and healthy.
Featuring more than two hundred color photographs, Understanding Orchids covers everything you need to know to grow orchids successfully, whatever your level of interest or experience. With improved tissue-culture techniques making orchids more affordable, and the Internet making them readily available to consumers, growing orchids is more popular than ever: membership in the American Orchid Society has more than doubled in the last fifteen years. This is the book orchid fans have been waiting for.
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By: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.   2004-11-09

Field Guide to Ethiopian Orchids (Kew Field Guide)
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Ethiopia's orchids are sparsely represented in herbaria and their biology, ecology and conservation status remains poorly understood.

Written by leading orchid specialists, and with detailed descriptions, keys, line drawings, distribution maps and colour photographs, this new field guide will be an invaluable identification tool, providing urgently needed help in clarifying the status of these wonderfully diverse plants, many of which are rare or endangered.
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By: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.   2004-01-15

Day of the Dead Coloring Book (Coloring Is Fun)
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Give your coloring a new lease on life with the Day of the Dead Coloring Book! Inside you ll find 30 creative art activities inspired by the quirky Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos. Fun, exotic, and full of psychedelic details, these intricate drawings are sure to spark your imagination and awaken your inner artist. Express yourself with fascinating images based on Day of the Dead sugar skulls. You ll love coloring this mystical folk art, from dancing skeletons to traditional nichos and papel picado . Each inspiring design is so detailed that you could spend hours on a single page. The book also provides valuable advice on coloring and patterning techniques, plus some fully colored examples to get you started. Printed on high quality extra-thick paper, this inspiring coloring book for grownups is perfect for decorating with markers, colored pencils, gel pens, or watercolors. Designed to eliminate bleed-through, each page is pre-perforated for easy removal and display.
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By: Design Originals.   2014-10-01

Florida's Best Fruiting Plants: Native and Exotic Trees, Shrubs, and Vines
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A comprehensive guide to fruit-bearing plants that thrive in the Florida environment. Discusses exotics and native species, familiar plants and dozens of rare and obscure plants.
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By: Pineapple Press.   2006-11-01


 

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