Synopses & Reviews
A Pocket Guide to Plants and Gardening
is a beautifully illustrated, informative reference book, designed to provide ready, simple answers to all the basic questions about plants. This mini encyclopedia takes an illuminating, engaging look at the science and stories behind the plants we encounter every day! Some of the topics covered include: the journey of a grain of pollen, how photosynthesis really works, the difference between grasses and all other flowering plants, and the life cycle of a plant from germination through to pollination. A Pocket Guide to Plants and Gardening
also introduces us to the great names in plant discovery and science, reveals the life-changing inventions in plant science and cultivation, as well as detailing all the latest trends and fancies in the plant world. With bright illustrations, clear instructions and diagrams; as well as maps, timelines, portraits, keys and much, much more, this is the perfect interactive guide to plants for gardeners of all ages and experience!
About the Author
Elizabeth McCorquodale is the author of Kids in the Wild Garden
, Kids in the Garden: Growing Plants for Food and Fun
and co-author of Growing Stuff: An Alternative Guide to Gardening
Elizabeth studied Amenity Horticulture and Landscape Design at Algonquin College in Ottawa, Canada. After returning to the UK, she spent three years working in a Garden Center before becoming a freelance garden adviser and designer. She has also worked at a local school, helping children to learn about plants and growing them in the garden.
Elizabeth McCorquodale lives and works in the Cotswolds, UK.