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Complete Guide to Trees and Shrubs

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• 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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Overview

• 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897215008
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/6/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 833,245
  • Product dimensions: 8.08 (w) x 10.72 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

The Right Plant for the Right Purpose 6
Make Your Yard More Comfortable 8
Plants Shape Outdoor Space 12
The Role of Style 14
Trees in the Landscape 16
Fast-Growing vs. Permanent 18
Foundation Plantings 20
The Right Plant for the Right Place 22
Soil, Light, and Air 24
Shady Gardens 26
Small Spaces 28
Planting and Care 30
Planting 32
After Planting 34
Caring for Established Trees and Shrubs 36
Pests and Pest Control 38
Solving Tree and Shrub Problems 40
The Art and Science of Pruning 50
Why Prune? 51
Pruning Affects Growth 54
How to Prune 56
When to Prune 58
Tools of the Trade 60
Pruning Safety 62
Pruning Deciduous Trees 64
Pruning Deciduous Shrubs 70
Rejuvenating Shrubs 72
Pruning Roses 73
Pruning Hedges 76
Pruning Vines 78
Pruning Evergreen Trees and Shrubs 80
Pruning Evergreen Trees 82
Pruning Broadleaf Evergreen Shrubs 84
Pruning Needled Evergreen Shrubs 86
Tree Selection and Growing Guide 88
The Right Tree for the Right Effect 90
Showy Flowers 92
Showy Fall Foliage 93
Late-Season Display 94
Evergreens 96
Gallery of Trees 98
Shrub Selection Guide 142
Shrubs with Showy Leaves 144
Shrubs with Late-Season Appeal 146
Shrubs with Year-Round Effect 148
Gallery of Shrubs 150
Selecting Woody Vines 196
How Vines Grow 197
Vines for Color 198
Vines for Foliage and Late-Season Color 200
Gallery of Vines 202
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map 23
Resources 215
Index 216
Metric Conversions 223
Credits 224
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