Synopses & Reviews
Wonderfully useful and complete, this little book includes common name cross-references, geographical distribution, and name origins, all at a bargain price. Pronunciations given are decidedly Britannic, but this seems a trivial matter in a book that fills so essential a need so conveniently.
"The Timber Press small hardcover will fit in the glove compartment ... and be a take-it-with-you aid on every garden tour and visit to public gardens."—A. Carman Clark, Camden Herald, March 4, 1999 Camden Herald
"The real beauty of this incredible handbook is in its information."—Lynette Walther, Palatka Daily News, March 10, 1999 Lynette Walther
"A brilliant all-words/no-pictures handbook."—Cynthia Boyd, St. John's Express, February 28, 2004 --Cynthia Boyd
Wonderfully useful and complete, this valuable book includes common name cross-references, geographical distribution, and name origins.
About the Author
Allen Coombes is an experienced and highly qualified botanist who worked for the Hillier Gardens in Hampshire, England, and is now coordinator of scientific collections at the University Botanic Garden in Puebla, Mexico. He has written widely on trees and shrubs, was a member of the Horticultural Taxonomy Group for many years, and wrote his first book on plant names in 1985.