Synopses & Reviews
What's new under the gardening sun? Amateur and professional gardeners alike will find it all here in detailed, full-color coverage of more than 1400 plants. Chapters are arranged by group-including annuals and perennials, palms, ferns and cycads; vegetables and herbs, and bulbs-each beginning with a practical discussion of the group's special features, how to use them in the garden, and how to select the best choices for specific areas. An A-to-Z listing of the best-known genera follows, complete with cultivation advice and handy care tips. With a seasonal calendar, glossary, and fully cross-referenced index, The Complete Encyclopedia of Garden Plants serves as an inspiration and practical primer for every gardener.
- "5 of the Best" chart for every plant highlights top species choices, flower color, bloom time, fragrance, and hardiness zones- Glorious plant photography features cultivated gardens and natural habitat studies- Includes seasonal calendar, glossary, and fully cross-referenced index- For all North American hardiness zones