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Timber Press Pocket Guide to Ornamental Grasses (Timber Press Pocket Guides)
Synopses & Reviews
An accessible and comprehensive reference to the wide range of striking grasses available to gardeners, this pocket guide features an assortment of plants with varied textures, forms, sizes, and flowering times. In a handy, compact format, new varieties are presented, as well as plant descriptions and cultivation information. More than 500 species and cultivars are covered, illustrated with over 300 color photographs.
Book News Annotation:
A landscape designer formerly with Longwood Gardens (in Pennsylvania) introduces the virtues and cultivation of true grasses and grasslike plants grouped as ornamental grasses. The A-Z guide's color photos show off the diversity of these increasingly popular low maintenance plants. Darke includes grasses for specific niches, US and European hardiness zone maps, nursery sources, a glossary, further reading, and photographic specifics.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Building on his bestselling "Color Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses," Darke provides an accessible and comprehensive reference to the wide range of grasses available to the gardener.
Building on his bestselling "Color Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses," Darke describes 530 species and cultivators and provides an accessible and comprehensive reference to the wide range of grasses available to the gardener. Illustrated with 320 color photographs. 0-88192-653-1$19.95 / Timber Press, Inc.
About the Author
Rick Darke is a landscape design consultant and widely published author and photographer focused on regional landscape design. He has received the Scientific Award of the American Horticulture Society, and two of his books, The Color Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses and The American Woodland Garden, have earned book awards. He lives in Landenberg, Pennsylvania.
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