Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Culture, and Use / Edition 2

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As a teacher of landscape horticulture for over 30 years, it was Ferrell Bridwell's experience combined with the lack of sufficient resources that led to the writing of this text. He noticed that students who had access to plants on a regular basis, in addition to a reference with data and good color photographs, advanced quickly in understanding the world of horticulture. In this second edition, plant data is arranged in an easy-to-locate format, with full-color photos for sharpening identification skills. Students can observe a representative plant and imagine its use, thus becoming more involved in the learning process. Elements of design are introduced in the book so students can gain related proficiencies to accompany plant identification skills. A CD-ROM companion is also available for audio and visual studies. With more plants in every zone, and a helpful pronunciation guide, Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Culture, and Use 2E is the tool of choice for horticulture education.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766836341
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/26/2001
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Ferrell Bridwell retired after more than thirty years in public education, and served as Curator of Horticulture for a major science center. He has worked with students, adults, professionals in horticulture, and teacher groups in the areas of landscape design, plant propagation, plant identification, and environmental science. In addition to sitting on numerous committees and advisory boards, Mr. Bridwell served on President Jimmy Carter's National Metrics Council, Vocational Education Sector Committee. He was named an Outstanding Vocational Classroom Teacher for the Southeastern States and Conservation Educator for the Southeast Region. Mr. Bridwell has traveled extensively studying and photographing plants, including many images used in LANDSCAPE PLANTS, 3rd Edition.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Plant Identification. Chapter 2: Interpretation of Data. Chapter 3: Functional and Esthetic Uses of Plants. Chapter 4: Ground Covers. Chapter 5: Vines. Chapter 6: Dwarf Shrubs. Chapter 7: Medium Shrubs. Chapter 8: Large Shrubs. Chapter 9: Small Trees. Chapter 10: Medium Trees. Chapter 11: Large Trees. Chapter 12: Grasses, Palms, and Bamboo. Bibliography. Appendices. Glossary. Indices.
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