WorldCat Identities

Bird, Richard 1942-

Overview
Works: 192 works in 595 publications in 10 languages and 14,744 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Terminology  Dictionaries  Field guides  Handbooks and manuals  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc 
Roles: Author, Creator, Contributor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard Bird
The cottage garden by Christopher Lloyd( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christopher Lloyd's Garden Flowers is an extensive and opinionated summary of a lifetime's gardening experience. He sets the stage by explaining what perennials are and what their particular advantage is in the garden, a wonderful first glimpse at his design theories. The introduction continues with inspirational, practical, and blunt ("A plant has no business to be dull in company -- same with humans.") advice on planning and planting a garden. After a dig at botanists' penchant for renaming families, he leaps directly into his assessment of Acanthus in the course of his alphabetical journey to Zigadenus. Lloyd touches on large and small genuses, both common and obscure. He describes the height and habit of the plants, garden situations in which they have worked well for him, and any pests or diseases that they are particularly susceptible to. The photos demonstrate the imaginative combinations Lloyd has described and the true versatility of perennials
Flowering trees and shrubs : an illustrated directory of species and how to grow them successfully by Richard Bird( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An A-Z directory of nearly 1000 flowering trees and shrubs, with illustrations of individual plants
Companion planting by Richard Bird( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditional gardening lore and current environmental concerns come together in this volume
Projects for small gardens by Richard Bird( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book you will find 56 superbly illustrated step-by-step projects with easy-to-follow instructions, specially devised by two inspired gardeners, plus a comprehensive reference section with plenty of practical tips and wise advice on basic gardening techniques"--Page 4 of cover
Foliage gardens : everything you need to create a garden by Richard Bird( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author provides information on foliage plants, particularly in gardens where there is more shade than sunshine, and on different effects, planting in hot or dry growing conditions, and using foliage for hedges and boundaries
Water gardens : everything you need to create a garden by Richard Bird( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents "imaginative ways of using water to create exciting contexts for a whole range of plants."--Cover
General index by Richard Bird( Book )

10 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beds and borders by Richard Bird( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This beautiful book presents a host of inspiring ideas for creating beds and borders in your garden, whether you have a small courtyard or an acre. Effective and atmospheric planting solutions are revealed in 20 step-by-step projects ..."--Back cover
The illustrated practical encyclopedia of pruning, training & topiary : how to prune and train trees, shrubs, hedges, topiary, tree and soft fruit, climbers and roses by Richard Bird( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An invaluable A-Z Directory of Ornamental Plants looks at the pruning requirements of wide range of species on a plant by plant basis
Pruning : expert answers to all your questions by Richard Bird( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written in an engaging question-and-answer format, this helpful guide demystifies pruning, making it easy to tackle this important task in your garden. Find out why certain plants need pruning and then learn when and how to do it. Organized by main plant types--trees, shrubs, hedges and topiary, climbers, roses, tree fruit, and soft fruit--this handy reference makes it easy to find relevant advice and information. Lists of plants that can be treated in similar ways, troubleshooting tips, and step-by-step illustrations for some techniques help you successfully incorporate pruning into your gardening routine
How to prune trees, shrubs & climbers : a gardener's guide to cutting, trimming and training, with over 650 photographs and illustrations, and practical, easy-to-follow advice by Richard Bird( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to cutting, trimming and training, with over 650 photographs and illustrations, and easy-to-follow advice. It aims to take the mystery out of pruning, showing that the correct training and pruning of ornamental garden plants has many rewards, including better flower production, healthier plants, improved plant shape and a tidier garden
The garden year : practical gardening month by month by Richard Bird( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive month-by-month guide to garden maintenance, planning and plant care that covers a vast range of subjects, from preparing seed beds, potting on cuttings and tying in climbers to grafting fruit trees, making compost and pruning ornamental shrubs. All areas are covered, including trees and shrubs, annuals and perennials, bulbs, alpines, fruit and vegetables, with in-depth features on lawns, greenhouses and water gardens
Organic gardening by Richard Bird( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author explains how easy it is to make the transition to chemical-free garden management. You will read about different types of organic gardens - vegetable, fruit, herb, and ornamental - and all aspects of maintaining them. There is even a section on caring for wildlife
The kitchen garden book by Richard Bird( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The complete practical guide to kitchen gardening, from planning and planting to harvesting and storing. Covers all the main vegetables, fruit and herbs with detailed advice on the best varieties to choose. Provides an invaluable easy-to-use calendar of vital tasks in the kitchen garden throughout the year"--Cover
Lilies by Richard Bird( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and German and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An illustrated identifier and guide to cultivation"--Cover subtitle
The kitchen garden by Richard Bird( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the know-how to grow your own crops, herbs and fruit. Plans for plots, a herb-garden, a potager, a fruit garden and a container kitchen garden
A gardener's Latin by Richard Bird( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Discover the secrets of Latin plant names ... They may look confusing at first but once you understand what certain key words mean, impenetrable-sounding and hard to pronounce names are suddenly demystified. More than just a dictionary of plant names, this ... explains the meanings of hundreds of Latin terms. You'll learn that Digitalisd purpurea (the common foxglove) is purple, that the sanguineum in Geranium sanguineum means 'bloody' (its common name is the bloody cranesbill), and to steer clear of any plant whose Latin name ends in 'infestus'"--Publisher's description
How to plan a small garden by Richard Bird( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pruning : trees, shrubs & climbers, hedges, roses, flowers & topiary by Richard Bird( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gardener's guide to cutting, trimming and training ornamental trees, shrubs, topiary, hedges, climbers and roses, with over 550 photographs and illustrations and practical, easy-to-follow advice
The border planner by Richard Bird( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clear illustrations show you how to design color schemes, create seasonal displays, and combine plants to create themed borders
 
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Foliage gardens : everything you need to create a garden
Alternative Names
Bird, Richard William 1942-

Languages
English (144)

German (6)

Spanish (5)

French (3)

Finnish (2)

Danish (2)

Italian (2)

Polish (2)

Dutch (2)

Czech (1)

Covers
Flowering trees and shrubs : an illustrated directory of species and how to grow them successfullyCompanion plantingProjects for small gardensFoliage gardens : everything you need to create a gardenWater gardens : everything you need to create a gardenBeds and bordersThe illustrated practical encyclopedia of pruning, training & topiary : how to prune and train trees, shrubs, hedges, topiary, tree and soft fruit, climbers and rosesPruning : expert answers to all your questions