Dirr's Hardy Trees and Shrubs

An Illustrated Encyclopedia

Author: N.A

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780881924046

Category: Gardening

Page: 493

View: 7278

This bestselling encyclopedia, illustrated with brilliant photographs, describes the best woody plants adapted to cooler climates, showing both habit and details of more than 500 species, and including some 700 additional cultivars and varieties. Brief cultural information is supplied for each plant, as well as Dirr's perceptive comments and opinions.
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Dirr's Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs

Author: Michael Dirr

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604697431

Category: Gardening

Page: 952

View: 3114

3500 photographs. Over 380 genera. More than 3700 species and cultivars. With Dirr's Hardy Trees and Shrubs and Dirr's Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates, Michael Dirr set the gold standard for horticultural reference. This season, Timber Press is proud to publish his seminal work, Dirr's Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs, the most comprehensive visual reference on this important subject. From majestic evergreens to delicate vines and flowering shrubs, Dirr features thousands of plants and all the essential details for identification, planting, and care, plus full-color photographs showing a tree's habit in winter, distinctive bark patterns, fall color, and more. In a class by itself for its quality of information, the best researched recommendations for hardiness in the industry, beautiful photography, and Dirr's own preeminence as a master plantsman, Dirr's Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs is a critical addition to any garden library.
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Dirr's Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates

An Illustrated Encyclopedia

Author: Michael Dirr

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9780881925258

Category: Gardening

Page: 446

View: 2859

An indispensable companion to Dirr's Hardy Shrubs and Trees is this encyclopedia for warmer regions. Included are more than 400 species and descriptions of hundreds more cultivars and varieties.
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Manual of Woody Landscape Plants

Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture, Propagation and Uses

Author: Michael Dirr

Publisher: Stipes Pub Llc

ISBN: 9780875638003

Category: Gardening

Page: 1187

View: 9218

A reference guide to the identification and culture of over 1,600 species and over 7,800 cultivars of woody landscape plants. Includes bibliography, common name and scientific index.
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Hydrangeas for American Gardens

Author: Michael A. Dirr

Publisher: Varsity PressInc

ISBN: 9780942375046

Category: Gardening

Page: 921

View: 1646

This photographic companion to Michael Dirr's groundbreaking book offers 921 beautiful photographs of virtually every type of hydrangea. Including the most up-to-date nomenclature for all species and cultivars pictured, the software includes unique sign-making features perfect for nursery use. The high-resolution photographs are printable in five sizes and can be grouped together for personal lists or note-taking. Identification quizzes allow any user to master hydrangea naming.
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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Trees

Author: David More,John White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691158235

Category: Nature

Page: 832

View: 9892

Profiles nearly two thousand tree species and cultivars found in North America and Europe, with paintings of important details, and describes the native range of each species.
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Flowering Shrubs for Every Season

Author: N.A

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 0881928534

Category: Gardening

Page: 262

View: 6535

Looks at viburnums, plants which frequently bear fruits and are versatile shrubs, examining their, appeal, planting, pruning, maintenance, and landscape use.
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Shrub Identification Book

Author: George W. Symonds

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780688050405

Category: Gardening

Page: 384

View: 4673

The Visual Method for the Practical Identification and Recognition of Shrubs (and vines and ground covers) -- and an important supplement to existing botanical methods. The book is in two parts: Pictorial Keys and Master Pages. The Keys are designed for easy visual comparison of details which look alike, narrowing the identification of a shrub to one of a small group -- the family or genus. Then, in the Master Pages, the species of the shrub is determined, with similar details placed together to highlight differences within the family group, thus eliminating all other possibilities. The details of laurel blossoms on this plate are an example and are followed in the book by details of laurel fruit, leaves, and bark. All of the 3,550 photographs were made specifically for use in this book and were taken either in the field or of fresh material carefully selected from the more than 20,000 specimens collected. Wherever possible, details such as leaves, fruit, twigs, etc., appear in actual size; otherwise, similar details are reproduced in the same scale.
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Native Trees Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America

A Planting Design Manual for Environmental Designers

Author: Gary L. Hightshoe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471288794

Category: Architecture

Page: 832

View: 5667

This guide covers over 250 major species--by asthetic character, culture requirements, and ecology--and presents essential design information through scale illustrations.
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The Timber Press Encyclopedia of Flowering Shrubs

Author: Jim Gardiner

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604693959

Category: Gardening

Page: 436

View: 4088

Rich attributes including vibrant color, fragrance, and sheer variety of form make flowering shrubs the most rewarding of garden plants, but this vast group with its scores of tempting plants — including abutilons, camellias, viburnums, and witch hazels — requires careful navigation. Leading expert on woody plants Jim Gardiner has distilled several decades of knowledge and experience into The Timber Press Encyclopedia of Flowering Shrubs, an incomparable pictorial reference of hardy shrubs that excel in temperate-zone gardens. This highly illustrated guide (with 2000 high-quality images) features more than 1700 plants organized alphabetically by botanical name and readily accessed using the common name index. Gardiner has chosen the best flowering shrubs for gardeners, from the Abelia, Buddleja, and Camellia to the Xanthoceras, Yucca, and Zanthoxylum. Essential horticultural notes accompany each entry and include expected height and spread after 10 years, season of flowering, preferred position, soil and pruning requirements, USDA hardiness zone rating, and more. With wise selection and care, flowering shrubs can be the making of a garden irrespective of its size, location, or the time of year. This important new book is the essential reference on the subject that no discerning horticulturist, landscape designer, or gardener should consider being without.
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Complete Guide to Trees and Shrubs

Author: Ortho

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780897215008

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 9879

• Learn how to frame outdoor living spaces by selecting the best foundation of trees, shrubs, and woody vines. • Learn how to select woody plants for purpose, site adaptability, ornamental aspects, and care required. • Popular encyclopedia format illustrates features, uses, siting, and care for 250 woody plant species. • Detailed how-to for planting, pruning, maintenance, and pest control.
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Plants that Merit Attention: Shrubs

Author: Janet Meakin Poor,Nancy P. Brewster

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)


Category: Gardening

Page: 363

View: 6902

Photographs and text highlight the landscaping of trees and shrubs.
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Trees and Shrubs for the Southwest

Woody Plants for Arid Gardens

Author: Mary Irish

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 0881929050

Category: Gardening

Page: 331

View: 2824

A guide to selecting trees and shrubs for an arid Southwestern garden profiles more than two hundred climate-appropriate plants, with cultivation and care techniques, pest and disease control tips, and pruning advice.
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Native Trees for North American Landscapes

From the Atlantic to the Rockies

Author: Guy Sternberg,James Wesley Wilson

Publisher: Portland : Timber Press

ISBN: 9780881926071

Category: Gardening

Page: 552

View: 496

Presents profiles of 650 species and varieties and over five hundred cultivars, with text and photographs of flowers and fruit, native and adaptive range, culture, problems, and best seasonal features.
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Designing with Conifers

The Best Choices for Year-Round Interest in Your Garden

Author: Richard L. Bitner

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604693037

Category: Gardening

Page: 296

View: 5550

With blue, green, and gold foliage and shapes ranging from spiky to weeping, conifers have the potential to be garden design stars. But they are commonly misused in gardens and landscapes, leading to looming spruces squashed against a house or rows of kettledrum-shaped yews along a sidewalk. When used correctly and creatively, conifers can be star players in creating beautiful, long-lasting plant combinations or serene backyard havens. Designing with Conifers shows readers exactly how to choose the best conifers for specific needs. Chapters cover shape, color, and conifers for specific sites and conditions, including front gardens, hedges and screens, topiary, dwarf conifers, shade gardens, Asian-style gardens, bonsai, and miniature railroad gardens. Also includes useful appendices that list of conifers for various problems and conditions, like conifers for areas plagued by deer and the best conifers for Christmas trees and Southern gardens. Each section is enlivened with gorgeous color photographs. Whatever landscape situation or challenge a gardener designer faces, Designing with Conifers shows how to make the best choice from this beautiful, useful, and versatile group of plants.
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Armitage's Garden Perennials

A Color Encyclopedia

Author: Allan M. Armitage

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780881924350

Category: Gardening

Page: 323

View: 9491

Provides descriptions and illustrations for perennials in 136 genera
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Armchair Book of Gardens

A Miscellany

Author: Jane Billinghurst

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762767820

Category: Gardening

Page: 304

View: 2441

The Armchair Book of Gardens is a collection of indiviual essays focused on understanding gardens in a different light/perspective. The book concentrates on the emotional, social, spiritual, and politicial aspects of the garden.
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Essential Perennials

The Complete Reference to 2700 Perennials for the Home Garden

Author: Ruth Rogers Clausen,Thomas Christopher

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604693169

Category: Gardening

Page: 452

View: 5865

An A-Z guide offers home gardeners all the information they need to successfully select, plant and grow more than 2,700 perennials to enhance their landscape with texture, shape, bursts of color and form.
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