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At the heart of every garden are the plants, which enhance our land and engage our souls. For gardeners, no matter how new or how advanced, whether we cultivate for ourselves or for landscaping clients, plants are the sine qua non. They intrigue us and inspire us. And the more we learn about them, the more they add to our pleasure in gardening. For all of these reasons, evAt the heart of every garden are the plants, which enhance our land and engage our souls. For gardeners, no matter how new or how advanced, whether we cultivate for ourselves or for landscaping clients, plants are the sine qua non. They intrigue us and inspire us. And the more we learn about them, the more they add to our pleasure in gardening. For all of these reasons, every gardener needs a good plant encyclopedia. And, as the only plant encyclopedia written exclusively for North American gardeners, Taylor’s Encyclopedia of Garden Plants will be as useful twenty years from now as it is today. If a plant can’t be grown on this continent, you won’t find it here. Readers will use this book in a number of ways: as a resource for identifying plants, as a guide to purchasing the best species and cultivars for particular gardening locations and growing conditions, and as an important way to save the cost and disappointment of buying plants that won’t thrive or will overwhelm a garden. Choosing just the right tree or shrub can add the crowning touch to your landscape plan. Here you’ll find expert information about more than a thousand species of trees, shrubs, roses, bulbs, perennials, annuals, and ground covers. Illustrated with 1,200 color photos and hundreds of line drawings, the encyclopedia includes instructions on how to grow the plants and even on how to propagate many of them. An extensive glossary and a common name index make this book accessible to beginners as well as longtime gardeners. Like gardening itself, Taylor’s Encyclopedia of Garden Plants will bring its readers immediate pleasure as well as long-term rewards....

Title : Taylor's Encyclopedia of Garden Plants: The Most Authoritative Guide to the Best Flowers, Trees, and Shrubs for North American Gardens
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ISBN : 9780618226443
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 464 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Taylor's Encyclopedia of Garden Plants: The Most Authoritative Guide to the Best Flowers, Trees, and Shrubs for North American Gardens Reviews

  • Laura Monagan
    2019-04-03 23:01

    At our house, particularly through the green months, Taylor's encyclopedia is planted reliably on the kitchen table. Rarely a meal goes by without someone opening it to check on a propagation technique, a native garden listing, or the proper Latin name for a familiar plant. We splurge on Frances Tenenbaum's well-chosen facts and gorgeous photographs, then we go out into the garden inspired to dig and delve. Our goal is to transform our little yard into a space primarily for native plant species, and this book has guided our progress, though it offers information well beyond the scope of our project. If you plan to purchase just one garden reference book, or if you are looking for a gift for someone who is fairly seriously into gardening, this comprehensive encyclopedia will serve you well. Don't make the mistake of placing it on the coffee table--this hard-working tome belongs at the center of the gardener's home.

  • Leslie
    2019-04-13 17:54

    My new favorite coffee table book. So practical and loaded with great photographs and advice. Nothing ridiculous like plants that only grow on Mt Everest. Weighs a ton!

  • Mary
    2019-04-14 18:04

    The most comprehensive guide to all levels of gardeners.