Passiflora Books

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Passionflowers: A Pictorial Guide
Passionflowers: A Pictorial Guide






Sale Price: $52.18

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A Pictorial Guide is a new and comprehensive photographic atlas with nearly 1000 new color photographs illustrating most of the wild species of Passiflora known to science. Simple to use, the species are arranged alphabetically. The geographic range is given for every species, based on the latest verified identifications from world databases. This is the first reference book on passionflowers published in more than 15 years. The author Ronald Boender is an expert on passionflower butterflies and a pioneer in breeding and exhibiting butterflies. In 1988 he developed and opened the first commercial butterfly farm and public exhibition in the Americas, called Butterfly World, in Coconut Creek, near Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The splendor of more than 280 wild passionflower species as they appear in nature, as well as 11 hybrids, represents the culmination of the author’s 30-year fascination with this exotic genus and his more than 120 trips to Costa Rica and Ecuador observing and collecting the vines. This is a wonderful gift for any nature lover or gardener or anyone interested in tropical plants or nature photography.

Passiflora: Passionflowers of the World
Passiflora: Passionflowers of the World






Sale Price: $127.73

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Since they were first described in Europe in the 16th century, passionflowers have held a special fascination among plant collectors for their bold, beautiful, complicated blossoms and delectable passionfruits. Most are perennial climbers, but some are trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants, or even annuals, and all lend a dramatic, tropical flavor to any situation. Since they have such a broad range of cultivation requirements, passionflowers can be grown by just about anyone, and cold-hardy species can be grown outdoors year-round. This authoritative, comprehensive volume describes 207 Passiflora species and 31 hybrids. A chapter is devoted to the remarkable coevolution of passionflowers with Heliconius butterflies, which many passionflower enthusiasts now raise alongside flowering vines in the greenhouse. As lushly illustrated as it is informative, Passiflora: Passionflowers of the World reveals the immense variation found among members of this extraordinary genus.

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Flowers in Free-Form Peyote Stitch
Flowers in Free-Form Peyote Stitch






Sale Price: $19.95

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Did you ever want to make a necklace with all the flowers, like the ones you see in the magazines, but didn't know how? Here is your chance to learn. This book takes you step by step through the process of making beautiful flowers in peyote stitch using just a needle and thread, no wire involved. All steps are fully illustrated with diagrams and full color photos. A refresher is given on traditional peyote stitch, however the designs can also be worked in two-needle peyote stitch or brick stitch if you prefer. Patterns include a Fuchsia, Rose Bud, Delphinium, Daffodil, Pansy, Wild Rose, Dogwood, Cattleya Orchid, Oriental Lily, and Hibiscus, plus two leaf patterns. The backs of the flowers are relatively flat so that they can be used in many applications including wearable art and decor.All the flowers in the book are original patterns not previously published elsewhere. They are not generated by computer software. The patterns are approximately life size and are designed for size 11/0 rocailles (round seed beads) with a few 15/0 rocailles added to get the correct curves and shaping. They could also be made in larger or smaller sizes by using 8/0 or 15/0 rocailles. The designs strive for as much realism as possible given the limitations of working with size 11/0 rocailles! Patterns use from three to seven colors.This book is not intended for the beginner who has never done any peyote stitch, however a chapter is included with instructions on doing all the techniques in the book as well as advise on selecting beads and thread, keeping tight tension, and other useful information.