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The water gardening idea book : how to build, plant, & maintain ponds, fountains, and basins / Peter Bisset.

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jay Co PL - Portland 635.9674 B623 (Text) 76383000432308 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Monticello-Union Twp PL - Monticello 635.9674 BISSET (Text) 37743002106161 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library 635.9674 BIS (Text) 78551000519026 Non-Fiction Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial 635.9674 BISSET (Text) 33946003379257 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

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  • ISBN: 1629147184
  • ISBN: 9781629147185
  • Physical Description: ix, 139 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Publishing, 2015.

Content descriptions

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Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Preface; I FOREWORD; II PONDS AND BASINS; The Importance of a Carefully Selected Site-Making Artificial Ponds; An Excellent Material for Artificial Pond Making; Excavating; Natural Ponds; Basins for the Amateur; III WINDBREAKS AND MARGINS; IV SOIL; Making the Compost-Fertilizers; Soil for Seedlings; V PLANTING AND WINTERING; Planting in soil on bottom of pond ; Planting in soil in boxes or tubs ; Cultural directions for aquatics ; Wintering tubers and rhizomes VI HARDY WATERLILIES; Selections of the best hardy waterlilies; VII NELUMBIUMS; Their Desirability in the Water Garden; In Boxes Submerged in Pond; Grown in Boxes or Half Barrels; Grown in Tubs on the Lawn; VIII HEATING THE TROPICAL LILY BASIN; IX TENDER OR TROPICAL WATERLILIES; Day Flowering; Night Flowering; X VICTORIA REGIA; XI THE SMALL WATER GARDEN; Selections of the Best Waterlilies and Aquatic Plants for the Beginner; XII MISCELLANEOUS AQUATIC PLANTS; XIII THE AQUATIC PLANT GREENHOUSE; Waterlilies for Winter Flowering; XIV PROPAGATION OF WATERLILIES; Raising Waterlilies from Seed; Propagation of Tender Waterlilies; By division-hybridizing and Seed Saving; Waterlilies that Bear Seed ; XV FOR THE COMMERCIAL CUT FLOWER GROWER; Suitable Ponds, Culture, and Varieties; XVI TENDER SUBTROPICAL PLANTS FOR MARGINS AND BORDERS; XVII HARDY PERENNIALS FOR MARGIN AND BORDER PLANTING; XVIII NATIVE ORCHIDS, SARRACENIAS, AND OTHER BOG PLANTS; XIX HARDY FERNS; XX ORNAMENTAL GRASSES AND BAMBOOS; XXI INSECTS, DISEASES, AND ENEMIES; Aphides-A destructive Leaf Miner; Nymphaea Leaf Beetle-other Larval Pests; A Fungoid disease-Algae and Confervae-rats and Mice; The Water Snake-Turtles-Crawfish; XXII GOLD AND OTHER FISH FOR PONDS.
Summary, etc.:
Learn how to transform an ordinary backyard garden into a true showpiece. Originally published in 1924 under the original title of The Book of Water Gardening, Peter Bisset shares with readers timeless advice and tips for creating a variety of water gardens. After experiencing one, it's easy to see why these gardens hold such appeal; these splashing fountains and ponds make hot days seem cooler, and they also attract birds and butterflies to your backyard. Even tiny tabletop fountains offer soothing sounds to drown out a busy street or a noisy neighbor.The Water Gardening Idea Book gives in full detail all the practical information necessary for the selection, grouping, and successful cultivation of aquatic and other plants required in the making of a water garden and its surroundings.
Subject: Aquatic plants.
Water gardens.

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