• Terrariums - Gardens Under Glass: Designing, Creating, and Planting Modern Indoor Gardens

    Dive into the ultimate handcrafted, fun way to bring the natural world indoors!Terrariums are back and better than ever! If you haven't seen this virtually foolproof and no-fuss way to bring nature indoors in the last forty years, you are in for a treat. Whether you live in an apartment, are chained to an office desk, or just want to be surrounded by green, living things, creating terrariums is a delightful way to combine the worlds of home decor and gardening. Terrarium expert and teacher Maria Colletti makes designing your very own interior gardens easy with step-by-step photos of over twenty of her own designs. Get all of the information you need on the "it" plants of today--tillandsias (air plants), orchids, mosses, cacti, and succulents, along with "traditional" terrarium ferns.Learn how to transform basic designs using moss, air plants, succulents, vertical planters, hanging glass globes, and more into an unlimited creative palette. Once you know the basics (the plants, the vessels, and a basic understanding of soil, water, and humidity), you can mix and match for an endless exploration of your own creativity!

    • Brand: Cool Springs Press
    • ASIN: 1591866332

  • Under Glass

    In 1857 a young Englishwoman arrives in Port Natal from India to make a new life for her family among settlers, homesteaders, and sugar-cane farmers. She is with her daughter and the child’s ayah, and has been travelling for eleven months to join her husband, already deep in the hinterland.Her father-in-law has staked them their passage, a sum for settlement and an arrangement for the purchase of land, but there are conditions to his generosity that will have a lasting effect on the pair, and particularly on their fifth child, Cosmo, born years later.It is on the family’s sugar-cane farm that the reader begins to understand that there is something peculiar about young Cosmo, something that must be kept secret.At once an intriguing mystery and a meditation on the region’s colonial history, Under Glass is a high-stakes narrative of deception and disguise by one of South Africa’s finest novelists.

    • ASIN: B0797WH5MD

  • Starting Early Vegetable And Flowering Plants Under Glass - Including Details Of Construction, Heating And Operation Of Small Greenhouses, ... Etc - For The Amateur And Commercial Grower

    This antique volume contains a detailed guide to growing vegetables and flowering plants under glass. It includes details of construction, heating and operation of small greenhouses, sash-houses, hotbeds, cold frames, etc., for the benefit of the amateur and commercial grower. The text will be of much interest to modern growers, and is a book not to be missed by collectors of such literature. It includes practical recommendations on plant growing structures, saving labour, control of insects and diseases, plant bed construction, and other information of use to those engaged in plant growing. The chapters of this text include: 'Main Features of the Problem', 'Cold Frames', 'Soils for Plant Growing', 'Seed Sowing and the Care of Young Plants', 'Transplanting and 'Hardening Off' Young Plants', 'Common Diseases and Their Control', etcetera. We are proud to republish this antiquarian text now complete with a new introduction on vegetable growing at home.

    • ASIN: 1446501795

  • Monsters under Glass: A Cultural History of Hothouse Flowers from 1850 to the Present

    Monsters under Glass explores our enduring fascination with hothouses and exotic blooms, from their rise in ancient times, through the Victorian vogue for plant collecting, to the vegetable monsters of twentieth-century science fiction and the movies, comics, and video games of the present day. Our interest in hothouses can be traced back to the Roman emperor Tiberius, but it was only in the early nineteenth century that a boom in exotic plant collecting and new glasshouse technologies stimulated the imagination of novelists, poets, and artists, and the hothouse entered the creative language in a highly charged way. Decadent writers in England and Europe—including Charles Baudelaire and Oscar Wilde—transformed the hothouse from a functional object to a powerful metaphor of metropolitan life, sexuality, and being replete with a dark underside of decay and death; and of consciousness itself, nurtured and dissected under glass. In a study as wide-ranging, vivid, and beautiful as our beloved exotic blooms themselves, Jane Desmarais charts the history and influence of these humid, tropical worlds and their creations, providing a steamy window onto our recent past.

    • ASIN: 1780239750

  • Life Under Glass: The Inside Story of Biosphere 2

    Planet in a bottle. Eden revisited. Laboratory under glass. The largest self-sustaining closed ecological system ever made. Biosphere 2 is many things to many people. From its half-acre farm to its coral reef to its emerald rainforest―this unique research facility has proven itself a marvel of human engineering and a testament to the human imagination. For two years, four men and four women lived and worked inside the structure, recycling their air, water, food, and wastes, and setting a world record for living in an isolated environment. But what has this giant glass-and-steel greenhouse been to those most intimately involved with it? What has it meant to the first crew who studied and cared for it? What was it really like to be sealed inside a giant laboratory for twenty-four months? In Life Under Glass, crew members, Abigail Alling and Mark Nelson with co-captain Sally Silverstone present the full account of those two remarkable years. From the struggles of growing their own food, to learning how to help sustain their life-giving atmosphere, the general reader is offered a rare glimpse into how a group of dedicated researchers managed to surprise the world and fulfill their dream. Other crews will come and go, but no one else will face the risks, the uncertainties, and the ...

    • Brand: Brand: Synergetic Press
    • ASIN: 1882428072

  • A Manual of Orchidaceous Plants Cultivated Under Glass in Great Britain, Vol. 1: Epidendreæ (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from A Manual of Orchidaceous Plants Cultivated Under Glass in Great Britain, Vol. 1: Epidendreæ We gratefully acknowledge our deep obligations to the numerous patrons and friends who have with untiring kindness supplied us with materials for description and illustration of rare and little known kinds, without which the issue Of this work in its present form would have been impossible. The various sources from which these materialshave been derived are duly noted in their respective places. The determination of the correct nomenclature of 'very many species has necessitated constant reference to the original types preserved in the National llerbaria. To the heads of these departments an especial acknowledgment is due, and we tender our warmest thanks to Mr. W. T. Thisclton Dyer, Director of the Royal Gardens at Kew, and to Mr. J. G. Baker, the Keeper of the Herbarium, and his assistants; also to Mr. W. Carruthcrs, of the Natural History Museum, South Kensington, and to his stafi', for their unremitting kindness and assistance in enabling us to inspect the herbarium specimens under their charge, by which many perplexing questions of nomenclature have been definitely settled. We also gladly acknowledge our indebtedness to Dr. Maxwell 'l'. Masters for his article on the Ter...

    • ASIN: 0366757636

  • Paradise Under Glass: The Education of an Indoor Gardener

    Paradise Under Glass is a witty and absorbing memoir about one woman’s unlikely desire to build, stock, and tend a small conservatory in her suburban Maryland home. Ruth Kassinger’s wonderful story of the unique way she chose to cope with the profound changes in her life—a book that will delight readers of Eat, Pray, Love and I Feel Bad About My Neck—is interwoven with the fascinating history of conservatories from the Renaissance orangeries to the glass palaces of Kew.

    • ASIN: 006154776X

  • A Guide to Growing Figs under Glass

    This early work on fig cultivation comprises a comprehensive guide to growing figs under glass, with information on cropping, common problems, pests and diseases, pruning, watering, and everything else needed for successful growing. Written in clear, plain language and full of handy tips and useful information, this text constitutes a must-read for anyone interested in growing figs under glass, and thoroughly recommended for the amateur fruit grower. The chapters of this book include: The Fig, Fig-House, Soil and Formation of Border, Varieties of Figs, Propagation, Time and Manner of Planting, Training and General Management, The First Year, Pruning and Pinching, Figs in Pots, Forcing and General Management, etc. This book is being republished now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on growing fruit.

    • Brand: Brand: Envins Press
    • ASIN: 1446537641