An Encyclopedia of Shade Perennials by W. George Schmid

By W. George Schmid

Discovering an array of targeted and various vegetation for colour may appear like a frightening job, with restricted ideas to be had to the gardener. colour perennial specialist W. George Schmid dispels this notion in his new encyclopedia. This companionable reference offers info on greater than 7000 species and cultivars in 184 genera, from Acanthus to Woodwardia — a few new to horticulture, others unjustly missed, yet all fantastically suited for the color garden.

Schmid has at the back of him a part century of useful gardening event, horticultural schooling, and huge shuttle looking at color perennials of their local habitats; readers are consequently taken care of to either worthwhile growing to be counsel and his own institutions with the vegetation. The specialist textual content is rounded out with 500 beautiful colour pictures, many taken through the writer himself.

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No truly effective control exists for living plants, but the ground can be fumigated before planting, a process best left to professionals. Some granular nematicides are available and can be tried, but the environmental consequences must be considered. Good cultural practices can overcome some of the damage. Foliar nematodes invade the aboveground portions of plants, particularly the leaves, disfiguring them. Hostas, chrysanthemums, some ferns, and other cultivated garden plants are favorite targets.

In early spring, when herbaceous perennials do not resprout at all or the young leaves turn yellow just after sprouting, trouble exists just below the surface. Good gardeners spend a lot of time in their personal landscape visiting the plantings and checking everything. Thus they can detect problems before they become disasters. If a garden is generally healthy, afflictions are rarely seen; healthy, robust, and well-cared-for plantings are in the main disease-resistant. And luckily, virtually all plants sold by nurseries are disease-free, and packaged soil and soil amendments are safe.

The beneficial nematode Heterorhabditis heliothidis is an effective biological control; once eaten, it causes death in weevils by releasing blood-poisoning bacteria and also by penetrating the skin of the insect and feeding on its blood cells. This selective, specialized nematode is harmless to plants and humans and should be the control of choice. Butterfly and moth larvae The order encompassing butterflies and moths includes 112,000 species, many endemic to the temperate zones. The adults are mostly very attractive and admired as beautiful insects.

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