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Armitage's Native Plants for North American Gardensby Allan M Armitage
Synopses & Reviews
The popularity of native North American plants has soared in recent years, for many good reasons. Whatever draws you to native plants, you'll find no better or more authoritative guide than Allan Armitage. Widely acknowledged as one of the world's foremost horticulturists, Armitage describes more than 630 species and cultivars of perennials, biennials, and annuals that are native to the United States, bringing to each plant a wealth of practical knowledge and the full weight of his experience and expertise. Each entry includes a general description of the plant plus essential data you need to grow it successfully, including habitat, hardiness, correct garden site, maintenance, and propagation — all in a clear, easy-to-use format. Whether you are a native plant enthusiast or simply wish to use plants that work in the landscape, you'll find everything you are looking for in this readable, information-packed volume.
Book News Annotation:
As part of his admittedly non-purist campaign to educate gardeners about the joys of native plants (including improved cultivars), noted horticulturist Armitage (U. of Georgia, Athens) presents basic information on some 630 species and cultivars from Acontium (monkshood) to Zizia aurea (golden Alexanders). Entries provide a general description, data for successful cultivation, and color photos. Additional features include personal remarks, a list of sources and resources, and plants for specific needs (e.g., those most deer- and rabbit-resistant). Indexed by botanical and common name. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This comprehensive and lavishly illustrated volume is perfect for anyone interested in learning about and gardening with North American native plants. One of the world's foremost horticulturists, Allan Armitage describes more than 630 species and cultivars of perennials, biennials, and annuals, bringing to each plant a wealth of practical knowledge and the full weight of his experience and expertise.
One of the world's foremost horticulturists describes more than 630 species and cultivars of perennials, biennials, and annuals, bringing to each plant a wealth of practical knowledge and the full weight of his experience and expertise.
About the Author
Widely regarded as one of the world's foremost horticulturists, Allan M. Armitage is a professor at the University of Georgia, Athens, where he teaches, conducts research on new garden plants, and runs the University of Georgia Horticulture Gardens. He travels widely as a lecturer and consultant, and is the recipient of numerous awards from nursery trade groups and horticultural organizations, including the Medal of Honor from the Garden Club of America and the National Educator Award from the American Horticultural Society. He is the author of nine other books, as well as six CDs and two Internet courses for gardeners. Armitage was honored with a Quill and Trowel award from the Garden Writers Association of America, and Greenhouse Grower magazine named him one of the ten most influential people or organizations — ever — in the floriculture industry for "encouraging growers to expand their markets with new annuals, cut flowers, and perennials."
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