Gardening with Woodland Plants

Gardening with Woodland Plants

by Karan Junker
     
 

Woodland plants add magic to any garden with lush carpets of color, foliage at the middle level, and majestic height. Contrary to myth, large spaces and special soil are not required. This comprehensive guide covers the essentials, and the extensive plant directory will inspire all gardeners to bring woodland plants into the garden for year-round pleasure.See more details below

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Woodland plants add magic to any garden with lush carpets of color, foliage at the middle level, and majestic height. Contrary to myth, large spaces and special soil are not required. This comprehensive guide covers the essentials, and the extensive plant directory will inspire all gardeners to bring woodland plants into the garden for year-round pleasure.

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Library Journal

Junker's Nursery in Somerset, UK, is owned by the author and her husband. Their vast experience and knowledge of lesser-known trees, shrubs, and plants are neatly demonstrated in this informative, easy-to-read guide. Three relatively short chapters cover the magic of woodlands, preparing and maintaining enhanced woodland areas, and developing new woodlands; propagation is an important principle for woodland gardening and is included to help gardeners make new plants from existing ones. The A-to-Z plant directory makes up the bulk of this book, and it is a tremendously worthwhile resource, listing each plant by its Latin name (alphabetized by genus, with species and cultivar information following), which, according to Junker, gives gardeners a "fundamental understanding of the basic principles behind plant naming" to help them make good decisions and avoid confusion and costly mistakes. While the Latin name for a specific plant can be understood by gardeners all over the world, this may make the directory less accessible to gardeners unfamiliar with the nomenclature. Suitable for public libraries, academic and special libraries with a strong horticultural interest, and avid home gardeners. (Photos not seen in color.)
—Eboni A. Francis

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881928211
Publisher:
Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/15/2007
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,299,486
Product dimensions:
7.68(w) x 10.68(h) x 1.22(d)

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