"Definitive" is an overused word, but this reliable gardening encyclopedia earns that designation. Authorized by the prestigious American Horticultural Society, this standard in the field contains painstakingly crafted entries on 8,000 plants for every climate and thousands of illustrations. This fully revised and updated 2011 version joins more than three million copies of the previous edition. (P.S. This edition carries a lower price than the original edition, too.)
American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowersby Christopher Brickell
Packed with 8,000 plants for every climate — inside and out — from trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, biennials, bulbs, water plants, and cacti, the AHS Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers is a must-have/i>/i>
Since its first publication in 1987, the AHS Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers has sold nearly three million copies worldwide.
Packed with 8,000 plants for every climate — inside and out — from trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, biennials, bulbs, water plants, and cacti, the AHS Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers is a must-have reference for all gardeners!
This fully revised and updated edition features a brighter, clearer design and improved navigation — cataloging plants by color, season, and size — that makes the book more intuitive for the reader.
The American Horticultural Society (AHS) is one of the oldest national gardening organizations in the country. Since 1922, they have provided America's gardeners with the highest quality gardening and horticultural education possible.
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- 17 Years
Meet the Author
The American Horticultural Society educates and inspires people of all ages to become successful and environmentally responsible gardeners by advancing the art and science of horticulture. The former director of the Royal Horticultural Society, Christopher Brickell is the editor-in-chief of DK's The AHS Encyclopedia of Gardening and co-author of AHS Society Pruning and Training.
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This is a good research book if your are looking for new landscape ideas because of the volume of plants included, it also briefly outlines the type of soil, sun and watering specifications needed for healthy plantings. The plants are also nicely grouped in chapters. However, the photos of the plants are very small making it very hard to visualize them and the index in the back is 20 to 25% of the volume of the publication. I would have loved to see larger pictures of the different varieties.
I found it very informative and easy to use. The only thing I wish it had, is for the common names to be right with the scientific names on both the illustration and dictionary pages. But overall, a great book!
I have always loved plants and gardening - since I grew up in the countryside of Germany. I have lived in several countries and several states and have always gardened. There have been successes and failures and there is still much to be learned I hope this encyclopedia will be my good partner in my gardening endeavors