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The Woody Iridaceae. Nivenia, Klattia & Witsenia. Systematics, Biology & Evolution.
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The Woody Iridaceae. Nivenia, Klattia & Witsenia. Systematics, Biology & Evolution.

By Goldblatt, Peter

Oregon: Timber Press, 1993. 8vo. vi.139 pgs. Near Fine hardbound in Fine dust jacket. Very faint shelf rubbing to bottom edges, else fine. Illustrated throughout with water colors by Fay Anderson and line drawings by Margo Branch. Concise yet systematic study of these South African perennial irises. Contents include: preface, introduction, history, morphology, characteristics, phylogeny and evolution, geology, ecology and speciation, cultivation, Nivenia (species), Klattia (species), Wistenia (species), excluded species (Proteaceae), glossary, bibliography and index of scientific names. Author was recently awarded the prestigious Herbert Medal by the International Bulb Society for his lifetime of work in the study of the Iridaceae.The Herbert Medal, named for pioneer geneticist and plant breeder William Herbert, is the highest honor the Society can bestow. ISBN 0881922331. #1040.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine. Illus. by Fay Anderson, Margo Branch. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$20.00

The Magical World of Moss Gardening.
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The Magical World of Moss Gardening.

By Martin, Annie

Portland, OR, U.S.A.: Timber Press, 2015. 238 pgs. New condition softcover pb. Contents: INtroduction: Moss Magic, Green Grandeur: A Tour of Moss Gardens, Bryophyte Basics: Botany and Natural History of Mosses, Mosses for Gardeners: 25 Bryophytes To Know and Grow, , From Concept to Garden Plan:Designing With Mosses, Panting and Propagation: Establishing Your Moss Garden, Your Thriving Moss Garden: Maintenance and Troubleshooting; Metric Conversions,Resources and References,Acknowledgements, Photo Credits, Index. ISBN 978104695601.Book #2547.. First Edition, First Printing. Softcover, Pb. Fine. Illus. by Bill Murray, Annie Martin, Alan Bryan. 8vo, 9 Inches Tall By 8 Inches Wide.

$20.00

The Truth About Organic Gardening. Benefits, Drawbacks and the Bottom Line.
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The Truth About Organic Gardening. Benefits, Drawbacks and the Bottom Line.

By Gillman, Jeff

Portland, OR, U.S.A.: Timber Press, 2008. 208 pgs. Fine softcover, as new, clean and unmarked. The title says it all. Informative and engrossing for beginners through garden gurus alike. Each topic presented in the format: benefits, drawbacks, the bottom line. Chapters: Organic Basics, Understanding Pesticides, Soil Enrichment and Fertilizer, Weed Control, Insect Control, Disease Control, Controlling Birds, Deer, Rodents and Mollusks,Organic Practices and Our Ecosystem, The Question of Organic Food, Conclusions, Bibliography, Index. [See also our book # 2528 by the same author: The Truth About Garden Remedies] # 2529.. First Printing. Soft Cover. Fine. 6 x 9 Inches.

$10.00

The Truth About Garden Remedies. What Works  What Doesn't and Why
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The Truth About Garden Remedies. What Works What Doesn't and Why

By Gillman, Jeff

Portland, OR, U.S.A.: Timber Press, 2006. 212 pgs. Fine softcover, as new, clean and unmarked. The title says it all. Informative and engrossing for beginners through garden gurus alike. Each topic presented in the format: theory, practice, the real deal, and what it means to you. Chapters: Basics, Fertilizers and Other Soil and Media Amendments, Water, Biostimulants, Insecticides, Fungicides and Other Disease-Control Agents, Herbicides, Other Pesticides and Protectants, Commercial Pesticides, Concoctions to Be Avoided, Take Home Message. Appendices: Preferred pH of Some Common Landscape Plants, Conversion Tables, Bibliography, Index. [See also our book # 2529 by the same author: The Truth About Organic Gardening] # 2528.. First Printing. Soft Cover. Fine. 6 x 9 Inches.

$10.00

How to Eradicate Invasive Plants
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How to Eradicate Invasive Plants

By Chance, Teri Dunn

Oregon: Timber Press, 2013. 336 pgs. Fine condition, new from publisher, softcover. Very useful information on identification, safe eradication options and responsible replacement of invasive plants in your garden landscape with non-invasive alternatives.Color photographs throughout, nicely illustrated. Sections: Weedy Words, 1. Know Thy Enemy, 2. Combat Thy Enemy, 3. Water and Bog Plants, 4. Annuals, Biennials and Tropical Perennials, 5. Herbaceous Perennials, 6. Grasses and Bamboos, 7. Vines, 8. Shrubs, 9. Trees, Problem Areas for Problem Plants, Metric Conversions, Suggested Reading, Online Resources, Acknowledgments, Photo Credits, Index, About the Author. ISBN 9781604693065. # 2530.. First Printing, First Edition. Soft Cover. Fine. 8vo - 7 - 9.75 Inches.

$15.00

Men and Gardens. A Rare and Enchanting Book That Celebrates the Enduring Place of Gardens in Man's Life and Traces Their Changing Forms and Uses in Different Lands and Different Ages.
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Men and Gardens. A Rare and Enchanting Book That Celebrates the Enduring Place of Gardens in Man's Life and Traces Their Changing Forms and Uses in Different Lands and Different Ages.

By Nan Fairbrother

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1956. xii. 271 pgs. Very Good decorated hardcover in Very Good jacket. Book is clean with little sign of shelf wear, binding sound, unmarked but for small bookstore stamp on front blank (The Book Gallery). Light edgewear and a few small tears and chips to jacket, price intact. By the author of "An English Year". Typecast in Janson's Dutch style type. Illustrated throughout with black and white drawings, schematics, engravings, decorations and photographs. Chapters: Why Men Have Gardened, Enclosed Monastic: Gardening in the Dark Ages, Enclosed Romantic: Gardens of the Middle Ages, Enclosted Fantastic: Gardens of Tudor England, Early Seventeenth-Century Gardening Literature, Les Jardins de l'Intelligence, Gardens of Seventeenth-Century England,Seats of Romantic Gentlemen:the Simple Life in Satin Slippers, What Do We Want Now? #2515.. 2nd Printing November 1956. Hardcover with Decorated Boar. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Harry Ford, Designer.. 8vo, 9.25 by 6.5 Inches.

$16.00

Orchid Seed Germination Media. A Compendium of Formulations.
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Orchid Seed Germination Media. A Compendium of Formulations.

By Hicks, Aaron J. and Katy Lynn, Editor

Chandler, AZ: The Orchid Seedbank Project, 2014. 211pgs. Fine condition softcover, as new from publisher. First Edition Third Printing. August 2014. An authoritative and comprehensive compendium of over 130 media formulations and recipes used for the propagation of orchid seeds in vitro, this treatise presents not just the hows, but the very readable wherefores and whys of the materials and techniques used. Contents: History; Chemistry: The Elements, Isotopes, Oxidation States, The Chemistry of Ions, Formula Weight; The Metric System; Stock Solutions, Overlays; Glassware: Glass, Pipettes, Volumetric Flasks, Erlenmeyer Flasks, Graduated Cylinders, Beakers, Cleaning; Water; pH; The Mineral Nutrition of Orchids: Orthogonally Constructed Media, Mineral Nutrition of Orchid Plants; Essentiality: Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Sulfur; Micronutrients: Iron, Manganese, Boron, Zinc, Copper, Molybdenum, Chlorine; Other Elements: Cobalt, Silicon, Sodium, Nickel, Vanadium, Iodine, Aluminum; Vitamins; Other Media Components, Sugars; Heterotrophic Carbon: Buffers, Undefined Components, Plant Growth Regulators, Individual Genera [Bulbophyllum, Calypso, Cattleya, Coryanthes, Cymbidium, Cypripedium, Cyrtopodium, Dendrobium, Disa, Doritis, Epidendrum, Gongora, Grammatophyllum, Laelia, Mermecophilia, Oncidium, Paphiopedilum, Peristeria, Phalaenopsis, Phragmipedium, Pleurothallis, Schomburgkia, Sophronitis, Spiranthes, Stanhopea, Thelymitra, Vanda, Vanilla, Zygopetalum]; Constructing Media; Media Formulation, Osmotic Strength; The Media [recipe, notes and sources for each]; References; Alphabetical Index of Media. By the author of Asymbiotic Technique of Orchid Seed Germination and Orchid Seed Germination Manual. ISBN-10: 096730492X, ISBN-13: 9780967304922. #2408. First Edition, Third Printing. Soft Cover. New. Illus. by Doug Baldwin Photography. Small 4to., 8x10.5 Inches.

$62.00

A Verticillium Root Disease of American Elm (Bulletin 6)
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A Verticillium Root Disease of American Elm (Bulletin 6)

By Tehon, Leo R. And Homer L. Jacobs

Kent, Ohio: The Davey Tree Expert Company, 1936. 32 pgs. Very Good staple bound softcover. Owner name and subject category Ulmus-Diseases on front cover, small chip to upper edge of rear cover, otherwise clean, sound and unmarked. Illustrated with black and white tables, drawings, photographs and charts. Historical overview, symptoms, experimental data, effect of treatments, biibliography. #2335.. No Additional Printings Indicated. Pamphlet Bound Softcover. Very Good. 9 Inches x 6 Inches.

$14.00

Asymbiotic Technique of Orchid Seed Germination. With Chapter on Symbiotic Germination.
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Asymbiotic Technique of Orchid Seed Germination. With Chapter on Symbiotic Germination.

By Hicks, Aaron J. [with a Chapter By Scott Stewart]

Chandler, AZ: The Orchid Seedbank Project, 2016. 185pgs. New softcover, Near Fine condition with a shallow bump to front cover at lower right corner, else Fine. Direct from the publisher, this is the February 2014 printing of the updated and expanded second edition which features a new chapter on symbiotic technique by Scott Stewart. With clear instructions for beginners as well as experienced growers, detailed content, fully referenced chapters, illustrated throughout with black and white and color photos, tables, drawings and sketches. Chapters: I.The Orchid Seed: Germination, Orchid Mycorrhiza; II. A Brief History of Orchids From Seed: History; III. The Basics: Orchid Seed Production, Orchid Seed Harvesting, Orchid Seed Storage, Handling and Shipping of Orchid Seed, Theoretical Considerations for Orchid Seed Storage, Laboratory Basics, Media, Sterization and Bacteriology 101, Preparation of the Media; IV. Technique: Preparation of the Sowing Area, Disinfection of Seed, Green Capsule Technique, Variations on a Theme; V. Post-Sowing: Dealing With Contamination Problems, Care of the Sown Flasks, Replate, Deflasking and Seedling Care; VI. Advanced Techniques: Media Modifications, Specific Genera, Making Your Own Glove Box, Manufacturing Baffle Ports for a Glove Box, New Directions in Seed Disinfection, Practicing With Inert Compounds, Alternative Gelling Agents, Viability Testing and Seed Analysis, Database Systems and Tracking of Containers; VII. Symbiotic Orchid Seed Germination; Appendices: I. Where to Start, Media, Flasking Area, Seeds, Easy Starts; II. Improvised Home Flasking; III. Nepenthes Germination; IV. Miscellaneous. References: Additional Reading, Micropropagation, Conservation. Suppliers, Conversions, Alphabetical Index. See also in our inventory: "Orchid Seed Germination Manual" and "Orchid Seed Germination Media. A Compendium of Formulations" by the same author. ISBN 0967304939. #2270.. Third Printing of Second Revised Editi. Soft Cover. Near Fine. 8vo - 7¾ - 9¾ Inches Tall.

$54.00

Orchid Seed Germination Manual. A Tool for the Hobbyist.
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Orchid Seed Germination Manual. A Tool for the Hobbyist.

By Hicks, Aaron J

Arizona, U.S.A.: The Orchid Seedbank Project, 2007. 22 pgs. Fine condition spiral bound softcover, as new from publisher. First edition, second printing 2007. Illustrated. Contents: Growing Orchids from Seed, Requirements, The Media, Gelling Agents, Autoclave or Pressure Cooker, Culture Vessels, Sterile Workspace, Other Tools and Chemicals, The Seeds, Preparing the Flasks, Prepare the Media, Make Up Disinfection Solution, Sterilizing the Workspace, Disinfection of Seeds, After Flasking, Replate, Growth, Dealing With Contamination, Differences in Media, Storing Seeds, Green Capsule Technique, De-Flasking and Seedling Care, Glossary/Conversions, Appendices: Homebrew Media Formulations, References, Tips, Suppliers. This booklet contains much of the core information from "Asymbiotic Technique of Orchid Seed Germination" by the same author. See also "Orchid Seed Germination Media. A Compendium of Formulations". ISBN 0967304911. #2262.. First Edition, Second Printing. Spiral-Bound Softcover. Fine. Illus. by A.J. Hicks. 8-1/2 X 11 Inches.

$22.00

Pennsylvania Beekeeping. Circular 544.
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Pennsylvania Beekeeping. Circular 544.

By Clarke, W.W.

Pennsylvania Cooperative Extension Service 63 pgs. Publication place and date not stated. Very Good condition softcover, pamphlet bound (staples). Slight rubbing to paper along spine and bottom edge of rear cover, otherwise clean and unmarked. Contents: The colony and its organization, Making a start, Package bees, Spring Management of bees, Requeening, Swarm control, Fall management of bees, honey production, Individual management practices, Laying workers, Robbing by bees, Making Increase, Bees for pollination, Rendering Beeswax, Bee diseases, Suggestions for Marketing, Summary of management practices around the calendar, Glossary. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos, tables and drawings. #1895.. Softcover, Paper Wraps. Very Good. 8vo - 7¾ - 9¾ Inches Tall.

$12.00

Landscaping With Nature. Using Nature's Design to Plan Your Yard.
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Landscaping With Nature. Using Nature's Design to Plan Your Yard.

By Cox, Jeff.

Emmaus, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: Rodale Press/St. Martin's Press, 1991. vii.344 pgs. Very Good+ in glossy pictorial boards as issued, clean and unmarked with a slight bump to the lower left corner of back board. Illustrated with color photos, drawings and diagrams. Sections include learning from nature, elements of natural garden design, providing food, cover and water for wildlife and natural water garden design. Chapters: Introduction-Partners With Nature; Learning From Nature; Features of the Landscape; Creating a Natural Garden; Landscaping with Nature; Plants in the Natural Landscape, Elements of the Natural Garden; Wildlife and Water in the Natural Garden, A Last Word; USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; Further Reference, Photo Credits, Index. ISBN 0878579117. #1892.. Later Printing. Glossy Hardcover. Very Good+. 8vo - 7¾ - 9¾ Inches Tall.

$14.00

Gardens: Architectural Digest
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Gardens: Architectural Digest

By Rense, Paige

Knapp Press, 1983. xii.209 pgs. Near Fine hardcover, tan cloth, clean and unmarked, in Very Good jacket and Very Good+ cloth-covered slipcase. Jacket has light edge wear and a closed tear to top edge of rear panel. Slipcase has minimal discernable shelfwear, no wear to edges and corners. Color photos throughout illustrate gardens of all types from several continents. Contents: Foreword, Introduction, English Gardens, Classical Gardens, Oriental Gardens, Country Gardens, Estate Gardens, Exotic Gardens, Special Gardens. Contents ISBN 089535117X. 1830.. 2nd Printing. Hardcover Dustjacket Slipcase. Near Fine/Very Good. 4to - 9¾ Inches-12 inches tall.

$14.00

Seaside Gardening
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Seaside Gardening

By James, Theodore Jr.

Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Harry N Abrams Inc, 1995. 160 pgs. Good to Very Good condition hardcover in Near Fine jacket. Book is ex-library with usual markings, stamps and pocket. Light fading to blue cloth along edges. Internally clean and sound. Jacket has minimal if any shelf wear. An overall very presentable copy for reference or reading. Illustrated throughout with inviting and inspiring color photos of seaside gardens created in a wide range of shoreline environments. Contents: Introduction, The Water's Edge, Seaside Landscapes, Seaside Color, Pools and Ponds, Porches, Patios and Decks, Paths, Fences and Trellises, Seaside Gardening: A Practical Guide, Plant Encyclopedic: Annuals, Bulbs, Perennials, Herbs, Groundcovers, Ferns, Grasses, Roses, Vines, Shrubs, Trees. Sources, Acknowledgments, Index of Plant Names. ISBN 0810944510. #1839.. No Additional Printings Indicated. Cloth Hardcover. Good to Very Good/Near Fine. Illus. by Harry Haralambou. 4to - 9¾ Inches-12 inches tall. Ex-Library.

$10.00

Climbing Plants [Kew Gardening Guides]
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Climbing Plants [Kew Gardening Guides]

By Taylor, Jane

Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.: Timber Press, 1992. 124 pgs. Near Fine glossy hardcover in Near Fine matching jacket, clean and unmarked. Small 1/4 inch closed tear to edge of rear cover, else no discernable shelf wear. A volume in the Kew Gardening Guides editied by John Simmons. Illustrated throughout with color photos. Contents: Preface, Foreword, Introduction, Climbing Plants in the Wild, Climbers in the Garden, Care of Climbing Plants, Pests and Diseases, Climbing Plants for Greenhouse and Conservatory, A to Z of Climbing Plants [Species listed and described alphabetically], Climbers for Selected Sites and Qualities, Glossary, Bibliography, Acknowledgements, Index. ISBN 0881922218. #1824.. First American Edition. Glossy Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.00

MOSS GARDENING. Including Lichens, Liverworts and Other Miniatures.
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MOSS GARDENING. Including Lichens, Liverworts and Other Miniatures.

By Schenk, George

Oregon: Timber Press, 2004. 8vo. 261 pgs. Fine condition black cloth hardcover in Fine jacket, clean and unmarked, as new from publisher. A practical source book for moss-lovers with sections on identification, transportation, propagation, cultivation and uses in various gardening schemes. Glossy color photos offer inspiration throughout the text. Topics include general moss cultivation, Japanese gardens, mossy rocks, lichens, liverworts, Alpine gardens, container gardening, bonsai mosses, index of mosses and other bryophytes. Winner of the American Horticultural Society Book Award. ISBN 0881923702. #1786.. Ninth Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$22.00

Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls
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Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls

By Dunnett, Nigel and Kingsbury, Noel

Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.: Timber Press, 2004. 254 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Illustrated with color photos throughout. A description of the historical development and current techniques for planting on roofs and walls. Apart from inherent beauty, roof greening reaps the environmental benefits of reducing pollution and run-off, insulating against heat and cold and reducing maintenance needs. Both large scale and small domestic examples are explored, introducing the practical techniques required including weight-bearing considerations, materials, substrates, draining layers and modular systems. A chapter is devoted to choosing plants optimally for the extreme conditions encountered on roofs, such as drought, high light intensity and wind. Contents: Introduction, Why Build Green Roofs?, Components of Green Roofs, Facade Greening, Living Walls, Structures and Surfaces. Appendices: Roof-Greening Plant Directory, Facade-Greening Plant Directory, Suppliers, Bibliography, Index. ISBN 088192640X #1789. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - 7¾ - 9¾ Inches Tall.

$20.00

Landscaping With Nature. Using Nature's Design to Plan Your Yard.
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Landscaping With Nature. Using Nature's Design to Plan Your Yard.

By Cox, Jeff.

Emmaus, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: Rodale Press/St. Martin's Press, 1991. vii.344 pgs. Very Good+ condition in glossy pictorial boards as issued, clean and unmarked, with a slight bump to the edge of the upper right corner of the front board. Illustrated with color photos, drawings and diagrams. Sections include learning from nature, elements of natural garden design, providing food, cover and water for wildlife and natural water garden design. Chapters: Introduction-Partners With Nature; Learning From Nature; Features of the Landscape; Creating a Natural Garden; Landscaping with Nature; Plants in the Natural Landscape, Elements of the Natural Garden; Wildlife and Water in the Natural Garden, A Last Word; USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; Further Reference, Photo Credits, Index. ISBN 0878579117. #1778.. First Printing. Glossy Hardcover. Very Good+. 8vo - 7¾ - 9¾ Inches Tall.

$12.00

Growing Orchids in Your Garden
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Growing Orchids in Your Garden

By Friend, Robert G. M.

Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.: Timber Press, 2004. 218 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, as new from publisher. Contents: Introduction; Part One: Types of Orchids. 1.The Epiphytes: Growing Orchids on Trees. 2. The Lithophytes: Growing Orchids on Rocks and Walls. 3. The Terrestrials: Growing Orchids in the Ground. 4. Pests. %. Species or Hybrids?; Part Two: Types of Gardens. 6. The Large Garden. 7. The Suburban Garden. 8. The Courtyard and Balcony Gardens. 9. Growing Orchids on Host Trees and SHrubs in Containers Outdoors. 10. Orchids in Marginal Areas; Part Three: Containers in the Garden. 11. Growing Orchids in Pots and Other Containers. 12. Container-Grown Orchids in the Garden. 13. Growing Orchids Indoors; Conclusion; Table of Recommended Orchids; Glossary; Bibliography, Subject Index; Plant Names Index. ISBN 0881926590. #1747.. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Small 4to..

$22.00

All About  African Violets. The Complete Guide to Success with Saintpaulias.
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All About African Violets. The Complete Guide to Success with Saintpaulias.

By Free, Montague

New York: The American Garden Guild and Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1947., 1951. 8vo. xiii. 304 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover in Good to Very Good jacket. Green cloth with very attractive green and violet floral decoration on spine and boards. Minimal shelf wear externally, clean and unmarked throughout. Jacket is not price-clipped, with edge and corner wear to paper, small chips along edges and an approximately 1.5 x 1.5 inch chip from lower corner of back panel. Color illustrated frontis, with color, black and white and half-tone plates and black and white drawings throughout. Sections: I. What are African Violets?, II. Growing Conditions, III. Soils, IV. Fertilizers, V. Pots and Potting, VI. Watering, VII. Trouble: Avoidance and Cure, VIII. General Care and Growing for Exhibition, IX. Adding to Your Collection, X. Greenhouse Culture, XI. Propagation, XII. Species and Varieties of Saintpaulia, Glossary, Index. #1738.. No Other Printings Indicated. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.00

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