Color Encyclopedia of Garden Plants and Habitats

Color Encyclopedia of Garden Plants and Habitats

by Fritz Kohlein

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Translation (by Michael E. Epp) of the German work published in 1992 (Verlag Eugen Ulmer GmbH & Co., Stuttgart, Germany). Description and illustration of 40 typical habitats to be found or created within the garden are followed by 1,100 plants--perennials, annuals, ferns, grasses--all described and illustrated, the plants being keyed to the appropriate habitats. A supremely useful book for garden planners seeking to observe ecological as well as esthetic principles and to draw ideas from plant communities found in natural habitats. The color photos are good and clear (though printed a tad flat). The suggested reading list contains Timber Press books almost exclusively. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
George Cohen
This big book deals with 40 typical habitats to be found or created in the garden, including those that feature flowering ground covers, wildflowers, spring bulbs, tropical plants, waterside vegetation, and succulents. Each of the 1,100 plants described is keyed to the appropriate habitats and illustrated in color. The plants are listed in alphabetical order by botanical name. The descriptive text includes each plant's generic and specific botanic name, the common name, and the taxonumic family to which the genus belongs. Advice is given on cultural requirements, propagation, and the plant's hardiness zone rating.

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Timber Press, Incorporated
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8.10(w) x 10.77(h) x 1.15(d)

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