Stipes Publishing offers a variety of titles on landscaping, on herbaceous plants, on native plants, on trees and on vegetables. The "landscaping" category also includes many titles equally pertinent to the other categories, such as "woody landscape plants" and "landscape herbs." Stipes also offers a collection of CDs and DVDs. See Ordering Information about receiving a complimentary examination copy or purchasing from Stipes, or phone 217/356-8391.
New edition of “A Horticulture Bible”
Manual Of Woody Landscape Plants
by Michael Dirr, Sixth Edition, 2009.
Paper ISBN 978-1-58874-868-3
Hardback ISBN 978-1-58874-870-6
List Price $76.80
List Price $96.80
The sixth edition of what the Chronicle of Higher Education called “A Horticulture Bible” by Michael Dirr is a major revision. It features expanded descriptions of former entries, over 2,000 new species and cultivars, trademark names and patent numbers, as well as all species, subspecies and variety names verified using the GRIN taxonomic data base (germplasm resources information network) and other sources. The book is rich, accurate, substantive, and written in Dirr’s engaging style. Stipes is proud to introduce the 6th edition of this great classic.
This new edition includes notes and observations from Dr. Dirr’s sabbatical to Hillier Arboretum in England, which holds the greatest collection of hardy woody plants in the world. Additionally, while on sabbatical the author visited and studied woody plants at 112 gardens and nurseries. Dr. Dirr interacts with the American nursery industry and, in addition to visiting the nurseries, travels to the major nursery trade shows to learn what is new.
The fifth edition was greeted throughout the world with great demand and immediate praise and acceptance. It won many honors and was one of the very few “essential books” in its field. The American Horticulture Society named it one of the 75 great garden books published since 1922. Nobody was surprised. We constantly hear from users throughout the world how this is the book that is never out of reach. The sixth edition promises to raise the standard even higher.
New edition of a classic!
Herbaceous Perennial Plants:
A Treatise on Their Identification,
Culture, and Garden Attributes
by Allan M. Armitage, Third Edition, 2008.
Paper ISBN 978-1-58874-775-4
Hardback ISBN 978-1-58874-776-1
List Price $68.80
List Price $84.80
The long-awaited third edition of Allan Armitage’s masterpiece on garden perennials was released in April of 2008. Armitage’s extensive traveling, teaching and trialing experiences provide a depth of understanding of the best ornamental perennials for North American gardens unparalleled by any other garden writer. One of the most definitive and conclusive books written about perennials, the first edition was designated as one of the best 75 books written in the last 75 years by the American Horticulture Society, and the third is even better!
The third edition of “The Big Perennial Book” (as it is fondly referred to by many practitioners) describes 3,600 species in 1224 pages. More than 300 color photos complement detailed text filled with the author’s pointed observations of plant performance, cultivar selection and current taxonomy. Allan’s trademark wit and passion are both in abundance, making reading as pleasurable as it is informative.
Fruit and Nut Production
by Brenda Olcott-Reid and William Reid, 2007
List Price $62.80
This book is designed for students, growers, researchers and extension workers who deal with perennial fruit and nut crops. It emphasizes ecological and economical production methods and offers information about the use of fruit trees in home landscapes.
Sections of this book include basics of fruit and nut production, small fruit production, tree fruit production, tree nut production, minor and experimental fruit crops, and home fruit growing.
Each author has a Ph.D. and has done extensive research in the field as well as taught in the college classroom. Their practical experience is exemplified by Brenda’s ownership and management of a retail fruit operation that grows blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, peaches, and apples. This book contains close to 600 pages of well researched and practical information.
The Perennial Reference Guide
by Nicole Lloyd and Karleen Shafer, 2007
List Price $22.80
This Reference Guide is an all inclusive source for designing with perennials. The authors have put creative and practical lists together to help establish sustainable landscapes. It provides selections as guidelines for design, site preparation and landscape uses.
The many plant lists meet client or personal needs and design criteria. They provide information for selecting plants for deer resistance, juglone tolerance, architectural accent, drought tolerance, quick color selection, foliage color choices, flower forms, companion plants, erosion control, garden themes, and many, many more.
This is an immediate and effortless reference book that is a practical tool for landscape designers, architects, contractors, consultants, students and garden enthusiasts.
Retail Florist Manual
by Kim Colavito Markesich, 2005
Paper List Price $24.95
This exciting handbook is the product of years of development by an experienced florist and flower-shop owner/manager. When she first entered the field, the author was unable to locate any appropriate materials to guide her on the “nuts and bolts” of managing her own shop. So she began putting together her own notes and records which have now resulted in this manual. Covering everything from shop layout to bookkeeping and from wire services to pricing, The Retail Florist Manual is a superb primer on all aspects of running a modern “floribusiness.”
It is complete enough to be used as a stand-alone text in any course on retail flower shop operations, or as an ideal supplement in any floral design or related class!
Professional Interior Plantscaping
by Barbara L. Collins, 2002.
List Price $28.80
180 colored photographs enhance this treatment of Interior Plantscaping by helping the professional to see how an optimal plant culture can be obtained for both the commercial or leisure setting. By treating the history of indoor plant use, pointing out the key plant physiology, and explaining the needs for maintenance, the author elucidates what any person dealing with plantscapes must know.
Her treatment then delivers key features of the major plant families and groups and why they dominate the interiorscape market. The last chapter addresses the range of effective plants on an individual basis.
This book fills the need of the interior plantscaper either in establishing or replacing plants for the interior plants habitat. It explains how the interior plant habitat is easily maintained and long-lived.
|Woody Landscape Plants|
Photographic Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Form and Function in the Landscape by Michael A. Dirr, 1979.
Paper ISBN 0-87563-153-3
Hardback ISBN 0-87563-156-8
List Price $22.80
List Price $32.80
This book includes over 1,200 photographs of habit and selected ornamental characteristics. It will serve as a valuable teaching or reference text for ornamental horticulturists, landscape architects, designers, contractors, nurserymen, or anyone interested in plants. The plants are treated alphabetically by scientific name. All photographs are keyed numerically to the text which includes brief, accurate descriptions of habit, foliage characteristics, bark, flower, fruit, culture, landscape use, size, and winter hardiness. It will serve as a valuable teaching and reference book and can be used as a supplement to Manual of Woody Landscape Plants or by itself.
Key to Common Woody Landscape Plants in the Midwest by Benton Stidd and Robert Henry, 1995.
ISBN 0-87563-508-3 List Price $14.80
This unique book allows the student to identify unknown woody plants when encountered in the landscape. Vegetative characteristics of plants in full foliage are used as the primary diagnostic basis for identification. Flower and fruit characteristics are included to help confirm the identification.
The inclusion of both a common name index and a scientific name index further assists the diagnostic process. This book is a useful supplement for reference manuals and its small size and spiral binding make it ideal for active field use.
Landscaping Your Home by William R. Nelson, 2000.
ISBN 0-87563-960-7 List Price $36.80
Over 40 years ago the University of Illinois published this book in its first edition. It has sold hundreds of thousands of copies and has been considered the best book in the field for years.
Stipes Publishing is more than proud to now publish this long awaited complete revision. The book is greatly improved with additional topics and concepts. However, the underlying structure and the concern with principles as well as practical applications of these principles still remain.
This book helps identify, solve, and design unique landscape challenges. The principles are translated into easily understood guidelines that enable the reader to exploit the full potential of the property through imaginative arrangements of structures and plants.
Landscape Construction: Procedures, Techniques, and Design by Floyd Giles, 1999.
Hardback ISBN 0-87563-884-8 List Price $49.80
This book was written to improve the home landscape. It is not a collection of plans, but a book that explains how and why to design and build. It points out pitfalls and takes the reader through proper procedures, methods, and designs. Professor Giles is a practical man who has written a book that reflects his background as a landscape contractor who used this experience to orient his book to both the professional and the homeowner.
This edition expands, with over 600 pictures, includes much more extensive drainage work, and updates with many new products and materials, thus rounding off this book to cover the subject from design to construction in a multitude of subjects.
Planting Design: A Manual of Theory and Practice by William R. Nelson, 2004
Hardback ISBN 1-58874-358-6 List Price $37.80
Planting Design has been acclaimed throughout the academic and professional world as an outstanding book that combines the theory with the practical in the art of planting design.
This book will serve the needs of the classroom student, the design professional whether landscape architect, architect, designer, or the individual interested in self-instruction in the art of planting design. Written by the author of Landscaping Your Home, which is also a best seller, this book has the same style and purpose--to enable the reader to deal with the principles of design as well as the practical application of these principles.
This third revision is an expansion of the planting design theory and practice presented in earler editions. This classic title now includes herbaceous plants and addresses each design quality for each herbaceous plant considered for design.
Section one deals with woody plant material, and section two with the design theory and practical applications using herbaceous material.
The scope of the book is both broad in dealing with the creative process, theory of composition and the process of selection and arrangement of plants. It is narrow in that it does not digress from the focus in planting design.
Layout Techniques for Landscape Architecture by Gary Austin, 1995.
ISBN 0-87563-524-5 List Price $19.80
The first text devoted entirely to the layout of landscape architecture! Ideal for landscape architecture students, professionals, and licensing candidates as it draws on examples of layout problems from professional offices and problems adopted from licensing exams. These realistic problems are preceded by illustrations and exercises which are simplified to teach basic concepts and methods. An appendix contains solutions for exercises assigned in the chapters.
Landscaping Herbs by Barbara L. Collins and Floyd Giles, 1998.
ISBN 0-87563-796-5 List Price $27.80
This publication is oriented to the professional landscaper or serious gardener who wishes to broaden his or her ornamental spectrum to include these interesting plants. Over 120 color pictures are included.
Landscaping Herbs is of special esthetic interest. With the beautiful line drawings as well as the color photographs this book is easy to use. A glossary, hardiness map, recommended herbs for special circumstances, scientific and common name index, and recommended cultivars are featured.
The leading landscape management text in the country...in a new 3rd edition!
Professional Landscape Management
by David L. Hensley, 2010.
List Price $49.80
Professional Landscape Management was first published in 1994 and soon became the leading book in its field. Professor Hensley has now brought this book up to date, and this new third edition must be considered by anyone teaching this subject.
This text provides a survey of business, personal, practical and profit-oriented topics. A wide variety of techniques and technology are provided. It exposes students to landscape management as a profession, art, science and business. As Professor Michael Dirr has said, it is “a reference and teaching text that has no parallel in the field.”
The 2010 edition is a complete revision and includes additional and more extensive bidding and written specification instruction.
Landscape Plants for Texas and Environs
by Michael A. Arnold, Third Edition, 2008.
Hardback ISBN 1-58874-746-8
List Price $124.95
Dr. Arnold, professor of horticultural sciences at Texas A&M University, is known by many plant people through his work at A&M and the professional presentations he has made throughout Texas and other parts of the country.
A wonderful addition to the third edition is the inclusion of color photos. This book is a real keeper.
Madeleine McDermott Hamm and Kathy Huber of the Houston Chronicle had the following comments about the earlier second edition:Texas A&M University professor Michael Arnold's hard-bound second edition is twice as big, and better, than his first volume...an all-in-one reference for horticulture students and home gardeners. It's packed with everything from botanical basics -- such as leaf types and arrangements -- to regional climatic data, soil types, a handy dictionary and descriptions of 127 plant families. The bulk of the big book profiles individual plants and includes descriptions, assets and limitations in the landscape, cultural requirement and growth habits. There are numerous gardening books available, but when it comes to what's best for Texas gardeners, homegrown is the way to go.
Manual of Herbaceous Ornamental Plants
Fourth Edition, 1994.
by Steven M. Still,
Paper ISBN 0-87563-433-8
Hardback ISBN 0-87563-434-6
List Price $58.80
List Price $74.80
The earlier editions of this book have been used across the United States and Canada as the working manual for universities, colleges, botanical gardens, arboreta, nurseries, and garden centers. Included is a fine section of 384 color plates Dr. Still has taken in his travels as a plantsman and plant scholar. The book reflects extensive travel in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Many of the perennials so widely used across North America were researched in England and Scotland as well as in North America.
Manual of Herbaceous Ornamental Plants was the first guide to herbaceous plants to be organized so that the student of plants as well as the consumer can easily find references to qualities such as morphology, growth habit, season of bloom, propagation, diseases and insects, hardiness, and suggestions for plants in specific sites. The book is made complete with scientific and common name indices.
This text provides information about common and uncommon annuals, biennials, perennials, bulbs, ornamental grasses, and hardy ferns that are adapted to most climates of the United States and Canada. This fourth edition is over 800 pages and has 384 color prints--double the amount of color plates of the third edition.
Shade Trees for the Central and Northern United States and Canada by Sharon Yiesla and Floyd Giles, 1992.
ISBN 0-87563-379-X List Price $28.80
Over 200 beautiful line drawings and more than 80 color illustrations highlight this wonderful reference book for shade trees in the central and northern United States and Canada. This easy-to-use book contains information from growing shade trees to the plant descriptions of over 140 trees.
This book is complete with botanical names, common names, and a special appendix on trees for special sites.
Vegetable Gardening Laboratories by John Masiunas of the University of Illinois, 2000.
ISBN 0-87563-936-4 List Price $19.80
This unique manual was developed specifically for a course on home vegetable gardening but is flexible enough to use as a supplement in other horticulture and gardening classes. Indoor activities are included so the student can continue to be introduced to vegetable gardening concepts even when it is too cold to garden outdoors. Taste-testing and recipes also expose students to a variety of different vegetables and how they are used.
Wildflowers of the Great Lakes Region by Roberta L. Simonds and Henrietta H. Tweedie, 1997.
ISBN 0-87563-721-3 List Price $13.95
Everyone recognizes wildflowers such as dandelions, violets, daisies, and roses, but beyond that most people need assistance. This book is a wonderful guide to the identification of wildflowers found in the Great Lakes region. Included are over 375 detailed illustrations drawn by the two authors, both of whom are noted botanical artists. A short description, with common and scientific names, accompanies each illustration. The wildflowers are grouped by seasons and in each group by habitat. This is a great resource for wildflower identification!
Prairie Plants of the Midwest: Identification and Ecology by Russell R. Kirt, 1995.
ISBN 0-87563-573-3 List Price $13.95
This book is a tremendous resource for the identification of tallgrass prairie plants native to the mid-continent of North America. Over 100 illustrations are presented with accompanying plant descriptions and ecological notes. The plants are arranged according to the prairie's three most prominent families: Poaceae (grass), Fabaceae (legumes), and Asteraceae (composite).
The format is extremely user-friendly, and illustrations are designed to serve as an important aid for identification purposes. Plant descriptions are brief with a minimum of technical terms. Ecological notes present information about the general importance of the plants to the prairie community, plant pollination ecology, and unique anatomical structures enabling the species to survive in the prairie community. Both a glossary and phenological (flowering date) chart are included to assist the reader. Over 100 illustrations are included.
|Imports from the United Kingdom|
Stipes is pleased to act as the North American distributor of these fine titles published by Packard Publishing.
Planting Design: A New Naturalism by Catherine Heatherington and Juliet Sargeant, 2005.
ISBN 1-85341-133-7 List Price $29.80
Naturalistic planting styles have taken the garden world by storm. Ecological issues and a desire to 'get closer to nature' have led many to explore a new way of planting and maintaining gardens. Such planting can be strikingly beautiful, evoking all that is most attractive in the natural landscape. Successful gardens are underpinned by good spatial design and a thorough knowledge of planting combinations.
A New Naturalism describes the history of the genre and reviews the various ways in which designers are applying natrualism today. It offers analyses of plantings both in nature and in gardens, in order to describe how the effects can be achieved.
Specification Writing for Garden Design by John Heather, 2007.
ISBN 1-85341-132-9 List Price $39.80
This specification 'workshop' explains a method of producing instructions for garden design work which can be tailored to an individual designer's current project. The model specification has been developed over many years and is thoroughly tried and tested. It has been kept deliberately brief and is flexible enough to allow designers to expand a contract to suit their needs, and to allow use of their favourite products and plants.
Bound in a handy 'flip chart' format, the book's pages are printed with the model clauses on the right-hand side, and with advice, reminders and other comments to the left. The clauses themselves are also reproduced on CD-ROM – attached within the last pages of the book – so that they may be downloaded by designers for their own adaptation and use.
Garden Design in Denmark: G.N. Brandt and the Early Decades of the Twentieth Century by Lulu Salto Stephensen, 2007.
ISBN 978-185341-115-1 List Price $49.80
This book examines the traditions of garden art in Denmark in the early 1900's and traces outside influences such as the Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain. It then reintroduces Gudmund Nyland Brandt to the English-speaking world of landscape architecture and garden design, and restores him to the important position he holds in the development of European landscape design in the 1920's that stretched to after the Second World War.
Many people are familiar with Brandt's Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen but are not aware of his wider work discussed in this intriguing book. What will be especially interesting to readers is the intellectual rigour and extent of analysis that Brandt employed, which will be a lesson to many a garden designer even today.
CD-ROMs are not returnable and complimentary copies are not available.
This is Gardening on CD-ROM by Allan Armitage.
List Price $69.95
This set of four CD-ROMs contains colorful plant images, video clips (featuring Allan Armitage himself), and complete cultural information for both novice and expert on more than 140 annuals, 160 perennials and 240 hostas, as well as the plants in Allan’s own garden.
System requirements: Pentium 200 Mhz, 32 MB RAM, Windows® 95 or newer, 16-bit sound card, 4X CD-ROM drive, 12 MB hard drive space.
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