Synopses & Reviews
Packed with more than 600 photographs of over 500 plants, Annuals and Biennials is an inspiring handbook to help you identify, choose, and grow your favorite varieties. Packed with more than 600 photographs of over 500 plants, Annuals & Biennials is an inspiring handbook to help you identify, choose and grow your favorite varieties. Discover at a glance the full range of annuals and biennials available. Each entry combines a plant portrait with a concise botanical description, plus cultivation and propagation details. Helpful symbols indicate preferred growing conditions and cold hardiness. If you want a specific leaf or flower color, the Plant Catalog will offer you the perfect specimen. All the essential considerations, such as selecting plants, preparing the ground, watering, mulching, feeding, weeding, and pest control, are clearly explained. Propagation methods, from sowing seeds to planting out, are also given. Whether you are planting a new garden or seeking new features of interest for an established one, Annuals & Biennials is your indispensable, portable gardening companion. A lavishly illustrated flexibound, Eyewitness Garden Handbooks are the user-friendly guides that identify every type of garden plant with up to ten salient features, at-a-glance information on height, spread, and color, and useful cultivation symbols. There are also separate sections on gardening skills and a complete index of common names.
About the Author
Alan Toogood trained at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and at Brighton Parks and Gardens Department before going on to a two-year internship at the Royal Horticultural Society's Garden at Wisley. He worked as a horticultural journalist, editor, and lecturer, and is now a freelance horticultural journalist and consultant. He has written many books, contributes to horticultural journals, and is horticulture correspondent for The Times of London. Linden Hawthorne is a professional horticulturist, writer, and editor of a number of horticultural reference works, including The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening.