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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.
|Product dimensions:||9.44(w) x 11.10(h) x 2.00(d)|
|Age Range:||17 Years|
About the Author
Christopher Brickell, former director general of the Royal Horticultural Society, is an eminent horticulturalist. In 1976 he was awarded the RHS Victoria Medal of Honour for his services to horticulture, followed by the CBE in 1991. A former editor of The Plantsman, he has published many botanical and horticultural papers and articles, and chaired the International Commission for the Nomenclature of Cultivated Plants. In 1990 he was editor in chief for the first edition of Dorling Kindersley's bestselling Royal Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers (now in its fifth edition and with sales of more than a million copies in the UK). This was followed by the Royal Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Gardening, Royal Horticultural Society A–Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, and Royal Horticultural Society Pruning & Training. He has completed full updates of both the A–Z of Garden Plants and Pruning & Training.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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