David Squire has worked for many years as a gardening writer and editor. He has contributed to numerous gardening magazines and is the author (or co-author) of more than 80 gardening and plant-related books. His books include four titles in the new Home Gardener's Specialist Guide series (Fox Chapel Publishing) plus The Scented Garden (Orion) which won the “Quill and Trowel Award” of the Garden Writers of America. David trained as a horticulturist at the Hertfordshire College of Agriculture and at the Royal Horticultural Society, where he was awarded the Wisley Diploma in Horticulture. He was awarded an N.K. Gould Memorial Prize for his collection of herbarium specimens of native British plants. In 2005, this collection of plants was accepted by the Booth Museum of Natural History to become library and museum exhibits. He has a passionate interest in the uses of native plants, whether for eating and survival, or for their historical roles in medicine, folklore and customs.
The Bamboo, Grass and Palm Specialist: The Essential Guide to Selecting, Growing and Raising Bamboos, Grasses and Palmsby David Squire
Bamboos, grasses, and palms: these versatile, easy-to-maintain plants include a huge range of textures, forms, sizes, colors, and flowering times. With literally hundreds to choose from, there is one suitable for every garden and climate. Starting with the basics of plant identification, this guide also provides buying tips, planting information, cultivation, propagation, and displays. Invaluable lists of the most useful and easily grown plants are here. Whether you want to create a Japanese-style bamboo garden, or simply make a focal point out of ornamental grasses in a terracotta pot, this is an essential handbook of ideas to spice up your gardening.
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