Encyclopedia of Water Garden Plants

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Encyclopedia of Water Garden Plants is the definitive photographic reference to the full range of plants available to the water gardener. This volume includes hundreds of water garden plants often overlooked in other books, such as marginal plants, floating plants, bog plants, and submerged plants. Of course, waterlilies and lotuses are described in detail as well. The encyclopedia offers complete information on hardiness, culture, propagation, and pests and diseases. With more than 700 beautiful color photos and...

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Overview

Encyclopedia of Water Garden Plants is the definitive photographic reference to the full range of plants available to the water gardener. This volume includes hundreds of water garden plants often overlooked in other books, such as marginal plants, floating plants, bog plants, and submerged plants. Of course, waterlilies and lotuses are described in detail as well. The encyclopedia offers complete information on hardiness, culture, propagation, and pests and diseases. With more than 700 beautiful color photos and helpful introductory chapters on pots, soils, and fertilizers, this book promises to be the bible for the selection and cultivation of every water garden plant.

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Editorial Reviews

American Gardener
"As thorough-going a book on water gardening as you could hope for."—Dick Dunmire, American Gardener, May/June 2005
— Dick Dunmire
Oregonian
"Their [the authors'] knowledge and thoroughness are a gift to gardeners."—Kym Pokorny, Oregonian, November 25, 2004
— Kym Pokorny
Pacific Horticulture
"The Encyclopedia of Water Garden Plants is, without question, the best book I've ever read on the subject of water gardening."—Virginia Hayes, Pacific Horticulture, Fall 2004
— Virginia Hayes
American Gardener - Dick Dunmire
"As thorough-going a book on water gardening as you could hope for."—Dick Dunmire, American Gardener, May/June 2005
Oregonian - Kym Pokorny
"Their [the authors'] knowledge and thoroughness are a gift to gardeners."—Kym Pokorny, Oregonian, November 25, 2004
Pacific Horticulture - Virginia Hayes
"The Encyclopedia of Water Garden Plants is, without question, the best book I've ever read on the subject of water gardening."—Virginia Hayes, Pacific Horticulture, Fall 2004
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"The Encyclopedia of Water Garden Plants is, without question, the best book I've ever read on the subject of water gardening."—Virginia Hayes, Pacific Horticulture, Fall 2004
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881926255
  • Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/15/2004
  • Pages: 388
  • Sales rank: 707,972
  • Product dimensions: 8.75 (w) x 11.31 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Greg Speichert is a founder of Water Gardening Magazine, and the American Water Garden Society. He writes frequently on water gardening for Fine Gardening, , and Pondkeeper. He is the co-owner of Crystal Palace Perennials, a groundbreaking nursery that helped popularize water garden plants. The nursery is now dedicated to developing and introducing new plant varieties for the wholesale industry. Greg Speichert holds a degree in horticulture from Purdue University and frequently lectures on water gardening.

Sue Speichert is a founder of Water Gardening Magazine, and the American Water Garden Society. She writes frequently on water gardening for Fine Gardening, American Nurseryman, and Pondkeeper. She is the co-owner of Crystal Palace Perennials, a groundbreaking nursery that helped popularize water garden plants. The nursery is now dedicated to developing and introducing new plant varieties for the wholesale industry. Sue Speichert is the editor of Water Gardening.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 7
Chapter 1. Introduction to Water Plants 9
Chapter 2. Pots and Soil 15
Chapter 3. Fertilizers for Pond Plants 21
Chapter 4. Hardy Waterlilies 29
Chapter 5. Tropical Waterlilies 79
Chapter 6. Lotus 101
Chapter 7. Marginals 121
Chapter 8. Irises 291
Chapter 9. Waterlily-like Plants 313
Chapter 10. Floating Water Plants 327
Chapter 11. Submerged Water Plants 341
Chapter 12. Pests and Diseases 357
Appendix A. Plants for Special Places and Purposes 366
Appendix B. Plants by Flower Color 369
Appendix C. Native and Rare or Endangered Plants 372
Appendix D. Measurement Conversion Charts 373
Appendix E. U.S. Department of Agriculture Hardiness Zone Map 374
Index 375
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