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eBook American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers (American Horticultural Society) ePub

by Christopher Brickell

  • ISBN: 0756668573
  • Category: Biological Sciences
  • Subcategory: Math Science
  • Author: Christopher Brickell
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: DK; Revised, Updated ed. edition (September 19, 2011)
  • Pages: 744
  • ePub book: 1737 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1159 kb
  • Other: lit azw txt rtf
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 588

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Christopher Brickell, former director general of the Royal Horticultural Society, is an eminent horticulturalist. In 1976 he was awarded the RHS Victoria Medal of Honour for his services to horticulture, followed by the CBE in 1991.

Christopher Brickell, former director general of the Royal Horticultural Society, is an eminent horticulturalist.

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The book begins with a general introduction and explanation of plant names, followed by a revised and enlarged .

The book begins with a general introduction and explanation of plant names, followed by a revised and enlarged plant selector, highlighting plants suitable for particular sites, soils, conditions, and purposes. The 5,000-entry illustrated plant catalog follows, divided into eight main sections: trees, shrubs, roses, climbers, perennials, annuals and biennials, rock plants, bulbs, water plants, and cacti and other succulents. Since its first publication in 1987, the AHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers has sold nearly 3 million copies and become the must-have reference for all gardeners around the world.

A Dorling Kindersley book"-Title page verso. First published in Great Britain in 1989 by Dorling Kindersley Publishers Limited"-Title page verso. Ill. on lining papers. Plant origins and names - Creating a garden - The planter's guide - The plant catalog - Trees - Conifers - Shrubs - Roses - Climbers - Grasses, bamboos, rushes, and sedges - Ferns - Perennials - Annuals and biennials - Rock plants - Bulbs - Water. Plants - Cacti and other succulents - The plant dictionary

Start by marking The American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers (American Horticultural Society Practical Guides) as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Simply the definitive full-color reference to the horticulture of North America, AHS Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers contains more than 8,000 plant profiles, over 4,250 photographs, and practical advice on everything from culti Combining the authority of the AHS with the visual expertise of DK, this full-color gardening reference is the definitive guide for gardeners.

The American Horticultural Society (AHS) is one of the oldest national gardening organizations in the country. Since 1922, they have provided America's gardeners with the highest quality gardening and horticultural education possible. American horticultural society. Christopher brickell. Encyclopedia of. Plants & flowers.

Since its first publication in 1987, the AHS Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers has sold nearly three million copies worldwide. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. 1. What’s that Flower?

Christopher Brickell. AHS Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers is an expert guide to planning your dream garden, redesigned to aid navigation and make identifying plants easier than ever.

Christopher Brickell. Packed with 8,000 plants for every climate - inside and out - from trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, biennials, bulbs, water plants, and cacti, the AHS Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers will give you all the guidance you need

Standard RHS Encyclopedia presentation. Preface about how plants are named and their origins, followed by short section on creating a garden. Plant selector begins main part of book giving lists of plants suitable for differing soil types, sites and uses.

Standard RHS Encyclopedia presentation. Main part of book is A-Z of trees, shrubs, roses, climbers, perennials, annuals/biennials, rock plants, bulbs, water plants, cacti and succulents. Plants presented gouped by colour, along with basic info on requirements (sun/shade, hardiness, water requirements) and a thumbnail photo, lots of cultivars included in photos

Since its first publication in 1987, the AHS Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers has sold nearly three million copies worldwide.

Packed with 8,000 plants for every climate — inside and out — from trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, biennials, bulbs, water plants, and cacti, the AHS Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers is a must-have reference for all gardeners!

This fully revised and updated edition features a brighter, clearer design and improved navigation — cataloging plants by color, season, and size — that makes the book more intuitive for the reader.

The American Horticultural Society (AHS) is one of the oldest national gardening organizations in the country. Since 1922, they have provided America's gardeners with the highest quality gardening and horticultural education possible.

Comments

Freighton Freighton
This book has everything. There is no need to purchase others books for specific plants. I just received it yesterday and I am amazed what all this book has
Blackstalker Blackstalker
My step-son is in the ARMY and studying horticulture. He loved this book, I couldn't believe how excited he was. If you're into plants and flowers, I'd say this is the book for you.
Topmen Topmen
Didn’t have as much detail as I thought it did on the plants such as planting information, uses, benefits (pollinators), etc.
fightnight fightnight
This book has a lot of good information about a lot of plants. However, the organization of the book has several flaws which bring it to 3 stars rather than 5.

To give an overview of the structure of the book: The book has four main sections: An introduction to the book and gardening; recommended plants for different growing conditions; pictures of plants with brief descriptions organized by type, season, size, and color; and a very encompassing glossary of plants with brief text descriptions.

Below are some of the issues I have with this book:

1. The sun/shade icons are for "prefers full sun," "prefers partial shade," and "tolerates full shade." I think it would be much more useful to have something along the lines of: "requires full sun," "tolerates partial shade," and "tolerates full shade." This let's you know the harshest shade conditions that a plant can effectively manage. For example, in the "recommended plants" section of the book, the "dry shade" set of recommendations references several plants are shown later in the "picture" section of the book with the "full sun" icon because the plant prefers full sun although can tolerate partial shade. Looking through this book, I would not be able to determine that the plant tolerated shade other than that it was referenced in the "recommended plants". The "recommended plants" section is not all encompassing so there are probably several plants with a "full sun" icon that can tolerate shade that I won't know about by looking through this book.

2. The "picture" section, each plant helpfully has icons for shade, moisture, ph, toxicity, and zone. However, in the "glossary" section, this information is not nicely summarized. The "glossary" section contains several plants that are not contained in the "picture" section. Sometimes, the plant description doesn't say what the plants requirements are. For some genuses, the genus description will say, "thrives in full sun but some varieties can tolerate shade," and then none of the varietal descriptions will specify if they are shade tolerant. It would be nice to have this information consistently shown both in the "picture" section as well as the "glossary" section.

3. In the "picture" section, there are feature sections for particular types of plants, for example, hydrangea. These have a nice spread of photos of several varieties of the genus. However, these photos do not contain the basic information shade, moister, zone, etc. This makes it so the featured plants (which are very popular) have less information about them than the more obscure plants with a single picture. Because the "glossary" section doesn't consistently have this information either, the most popular plants seem to have less information about them than other plants.

This is a book with a wealth of information, but the information for each plant is inconsistent, which is frustrating.
Hunaya Hunaya
Some books just ain't meant to be bought electronically, and this is one. It's a decent research text, but it's also lovely and a joy to poke through on a rainy day. It'll earn a place of honor on your coffee table.
Alsalar Alsalar
I bought this as a birthday present for my 12 year old nephew who requested it. His family owns a greenhouse. He had this book from the library and wanted his own copy. This book is very detailed and I wish I had one for myself!
Cordanius Cordanius
This book is big and packed with so much knowledge. I can't wait to dive in!
This was a gift for my wife. She is always sharing plants with her friends and tells them the name ... with this book it also gives you the type of climate and care that is needed for each plant. I don't know if your looking for the level of detail provided, but if you are this is the book for you. (Or for that green thumb in your family).