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Meant primarily for gardeners in USDA zones 8-10, The Tropical Look encompasses most of the southern U.S. and the West Coast. This groundbreaking encyclopedia of lush plants will also be useful to gardeners in other zones who are interested in growing tropical-looking plants (as opposed to strictly tropical plants, which cannot endure a frost) as half-hardy, annual, or conservatory plants.

Synopsis:

This unique compendium of nearly 2000 plants is meant primarily for gardeners who live in USDA hardiness zones 8 and higher, but those living in cooler zones will still find many plants to bring color and interesting foliage their gardens.

About the Author

Robert Lee Riffle (1940-2006) was an internationally recognized authority on palms and tropical plants. His landmark book, The Tropical Look: An Encyclopedia of Dramatic Landscape Plants (1998), won an American Horticultural Society Book Award, as did An Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms (2003), which he co-wrote with Paul Craft. For 25 years Bob was a strong presence online, answering questions and encouraging gardeners in their endeavors via postings on garden and plant message boards. He generously shared his extensive knowledge gently and with wit as the moderator of the International Palm Society's active PalmTalk message board. Bob was an accomplished pianist, a gifted photographer, and an enthusiastic film buff. He had finished writing the manuscript for the Timber Press Pocket Guide to Palms when he passed away unexpectedly.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781604690835
Author:
Riffle, Robert Lee
Publisher:
Timber Press (OR)
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Climatic - Tropical
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
GARDENING / Reference
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
526
Dimensions:
11 x 8.25 in 1 lb

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