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The Jade Garden is an authoritative guide to 130 of the most fascinating yet little-known ornamental trees, shrubs, and perennials from "the green mantle" of Asia. Based on detailed research and observation at one of the largest and oldest collections of Asian plants in North America, the subjects of this book were chosen for their superior garden qualities, their rarity in everyday horticulture, and their commercial availability. From an extraordinary, nearly black geranium with reflexed petals, to a ground-creeping honeysuckle with bicolored flowers and blue berries, gardeners are sure to find something new and exciting in these pages. Although plants included are from the "cutting edge" of plant exploration and discovery, the authors have included only those selections that have undergone thorough evaluation at the University of British Columbia Botanical Garden for hardiness and garden appeal. In addition, the authors have taken special care to exclude potentially invasive plants, allowing readers to be confident that any selection from the book will be an environmentally responsible one. With many of its plants appearing in a garden book for the first time, The Jade Garden is certain to be a groundbreaking horticultural event.

Synopsis:

The Jade Garden is an authoritative guide to 130 of the most fascinating yet little-known ornamental trees, shrubs, and perennials from "the green mantle" of Asia. With many of its plants appearing in a garden book for the first time, The Jade Garden is certain to be a groundbreaking horticultural event.

Synopsis:

An authoritative guide to 150 of the most fascinating yet little-known ornamental trees, shrubs, and perennials from Asia. Plants were chosen for their superior garden qualitites, rarity in everyday horticulture, and commercial availability.

About the Author

Brent Hine has been curator of the E. H. Lohbrunner Alpine Garden at the UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research since 1997. Away from the garden setting, the natural sciences—from the microscopic to the very macroscopic—have alwyas held his fundamental fascination.
Douglas Justice is associate director and curator of collections at the UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research. A teacher and writer with an abiding interest in all things green, he considers the knowledge of trees to be "way up there."
Peter Wharton has been curator, since 1975, of the David C. Lam Asian Garden, a component of the University of British Columbia (UBC) Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research. Peter's professional career has been centered on the development of this unique forest garden in concert with extensive plant exploration in China.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780881927054
Author:
Wharton, Peter
Publisher:
Timber Press (OR)
Author:
Justice, Douglas
Author:
Hine, Brent
Subject:
Trees
Subject:
Shrubs
Subject:
Botany, economic
Subject:
Ornamental Plants
Subject:
Plants, cultivated
Subject:
Botany, Economic - East Asia
Subject:
Plants, Cultivated - East Asia
Subject:
Gardening-Landscape and Design
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback - With dust jacket
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in

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The Jade Garden is an authoritative guide to 130 of the most fascinating yet little-known ornamental trees, shrubs, and perennials from "the green mantle" of Asia. With many of its plants appearing in a garden book for the first time, The Jade Garden is certain to be a groundbreaking horticultural event.
"Synopsis" by , An authoritative guide to 150 of the most fascinating yet little-known ornamental trees, shrubs, and perennials from Asia. Plants were chosen for their superior garden qualitites, rarity in everyday horticulture, and commercial availability.
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