Plants for American Landscapes

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Plants for American Landscapes is a superb practical guide to the identification, selection, and cultivation of over a thousand of the most popular and dependable ornamental plants grown in the United States. With more than a century of collective experience in landscape architecture and horticulture, the authors share their intimate knowledge of flowers, foliage, fruit, and barks, as well as their insights concerning each plant's unique attributes. Their succinct, fact-filled, vivid descriptions present both ...

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Overview

Plants for American Landscapes is a superb practical guide to the identification, selection, and cultivation of over a thousand of the most popular and dependable ornamental plants grown in the United States. With more than a century of collective experience in landscape architecture and horticulture, the authors share their intimate knowledge of flowers, foliage, fruit, and barks, as well as their insights concerning each plant's unique attributes. Their succinct, fact-filled, vivid descriptions present both essential material and fascinating tidbits about which plants are suited to particular environments. Eight hundred full-color photographs display the plants in their natural settings. Homeowners, gardeners, landscape architects and designers, horticulturalists, and anyone who loves plants will find it a resource they turn to again and again.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Recalling paper dolls and their cut-out clothes, The Garden Pack by Sue Phillips Well-Planned Garden offers a three-dimensional planning kit with which gardeners can design and visualize their gardens. Included are a fold-out grid; cardboard plant cards representing 265 trees, shrubs and flowers; sheets representing ground covers; cut-outs for boundaries walls, hedges and fences; and a soil testing kit. An accompanying book discusses sites, soil, light and moisture requirements and includes a plant directory. Viking, $24.95 48p ISBN 0-670-86963-5; Nov.
Library Journal
Three experts in landscape architecture and horticulture have produced this handy guide to more than 1000 dependable landscape plants used in American gardening. General information is followed by more specific information for individual ornamentals within a given group of plants. Individual plant descriptions include the plant's environmental requirements. Numerous color photos add to the book's value for those unfamiliar with the appearance of the plant. A helpful resource for students in horticulture and landscape architecture who are studying standard ornamental plants in their profession, this is also a valuable tool for home gardeners selecting plants for their home landscapes. Photos and index not seen.Dale Luchsinger, Milwaukee Area Technical Coll.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807130117
  • Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2004
  • Pages: 266
  • Sales rank: 1,454,945
  • Product dimensions: 8.54 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Neil G. Odenwald, FASLA, is a professor emeritus of landscape architecture at Louisiana State University and the author of, among other works, Live Oak Splendor: Gardens Along the Mississippi River from Natchez to New Orleans and, with Charles F. Fryling, Jr., and Thomas E. Pope, Attracting Birds to Southern Gardens.

Charles F. Fryling, Jr., ASLA, is an associate professor of landscape architecture at Louisiana State University.

Thomas E. Pope is the former Louisiana Cooperative Extension landscape horticulture specialist.

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Neil G. Odenwald, FASLA, is a professor emeritus of landscape architecture at Louisiana State University and the author of, among other works, Live Oak Splendor: Gardens Along the Mississippi River from Natchez to New Orleans and, with Charles F. Fryling, Jr., and Thomas E. Pope, Attracting Birds to Southern Gardens.

Charles F. Fryling, Jr., ASLA, is an associate professor of landscape architecture at Louisiana State University.

Thomas E. Pope is the former Louisiana Cooperative Extension landscape horticulture specialist.

LSU Press

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