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Gardening In The Caribbean

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Author: Iris Bannochie
Publisher: MacMillan Education, Limited
ISBN:
Size: 15.86 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Gardening
Languages : en
Pages : 173
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Book Description: The warm climate and generous rainfall of the Caribbean islands, together with rich soils, provide excellent conditions for growing a great variety of plant life. Columbus discovered that the indigenous peoples of the region were successfully growing an extensive range of plants and crops, and successive settlers of many cultures have introduced their familiar species. There are few places in the world with as great a diversity of plants as found in today`s Caribbean. This book tells the reader how to acheive the best results by learning more about the plants and how to grow them in particular situations. It covers all aspects of Caribbean and tropical gardening. It discusses climate, soils, drainage and irrigation, feeding, pruning and propagation. A chapter on landscape introduces the basics of garden design, and shows what to grow where. The section on plant competitors focuses on pest, disease and weed control in a tropical context. Iris Bannochie won the Gold Medal on three occasions at the Chelsea Flower Show in London, and was awarded the Gold Vietch Memorial Medal by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1977 for her contribution to tropical horticulture.


Gardening In The Tropics

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Author: Olive Senior
Publisher: Insomniac Press
ISBN: 1897414838
Size: 27.17 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 139
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Book Description: Gardening in the Tropics contains a rich Caribbean world in poems offered to readers everywhere. Olive Senior's rich vein of humour can turn wry and then sharp in satire of colour-consciousness, class-consciousness and racism. But her predominant tone is the verbal equivalent of a pair of wide-open arms.


Container Gardening For The Caribbean And The Tropics

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Author: Marilyn Light
Publisher: MacMillan Education, Limited
ISBN: 9780333731437
Size: 59.67 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Container gardening
Languages : en
Pages : 128
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Book Description: With the vast range of Caribbean and tropical plants suitable for container growing, this form of gardening offers unusual opportunities for both outdoor and indoor decoration. This work includes details of a wide range of containers and a range of what to grow in them. It discusses various aspects of planting, feeding and propagation.


Agriculture Handbook

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Author: H. F. Winters
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 39.27 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Agriculture
Languages : en
Pages : 114
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Book Description: Set includes revised editions of some issues.


A History Of Literature In The Caribbean English And Dutch Speaking Countries

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Author: Albert James Arnold
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9789027234483
Size: 75.57 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 672
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Book Description: For the first time the Dutch-speaking regions of the Caribbean and Suriname are brought into fruitful dialogue with another major American literature, that of the anglophone Caribbean. The results are as stimulating as they are unexpected. The editors have coordinated the work of a distinguished international team of specialists. Read separately or as a set of three volumes, the History of Literature in the Caribbean is designed to serve as the primary reference book in this area. The reader can follow the comparative evolution of a literary genre or plot the development of a set of historical problems under the appropriate heading for the English- or Dutch-speaking region. An extensive index to names and dates of authors and significant historical figures completes the volume. The subeditors bring to their respective specialty areas a wealth of Caribbeanist experience. Vera M. Kutzinski is Professor of English, American, and Afro-American Literature at Yale University. Her book Sugar's Secrets: Race and The Erotics of Cuban Nationalism, 1993, treated a crucial subject in the romance of the Caribbean nation. Ineke Phaf-Rheinberger has been very active in Latin American and Caribbean literary criticism for two decades, first at the Free University in Berlin and later at the University of Maryland. The editor of A History of Literature in the Caribbean, A. James Arnold, is Professor of French at the University of Virginia, where he founded the New World Studies graduate program. Over the past twenty years he has been a pioneer in the historical study of the N├ęgritude movement and its successors in the francophone Caribbean.