Synopses & Reviews
An essential volume packed with authoritative advice for all gardeners, the AHS Encyclopedia of Gardening guides readers expertly through the latest gardening techniques, details information on garden planning and design, covers useful tools and materials, and features an extensive glossary of plants, including trees, shrubs, and perennials. Written by experts and endorsed by the American Horticultural Society, this is truly the most comprehensive gardening reference available.
"This outstanding encyclopedia supersedes its first edition and brings gardening into the twenty-first century." Booklist
About the Author
The American Horticultural Society educates and inspires people of all ages to become successful and environmentally responsible gardeners by advancing the art and science of horticulture.
Table of Contents
Garden planning and design -- Ornamental trees -- Ornamental shrubs -- Climbing plants -- Roses -- Perennials -- Annuals and biennials -- Bulbous plants -- Rock, scree, and gravel gardening -- Water gardening -- Container gardening -- Cacti and other succulents -- Indoor gardening -- The lawn -- Growing herbs -- Growing fruit -- Growing vegetables -- -- Tools and equipment -- Greenhouses and frames -- Structures and surfaces -- Climate and the garden -- Soils and fertilizers -- Principles of propagation -- Plant problems -- Basic botany.