Synopses & Reviews
An unadulterated celebration of the world's flora, Plant
offers more than just a gardening guide. It also features 2,000 of the most threatened plants on the planet, and shows how gardeners can play a personal and important role in helping to save them.
Experience the beauty and diversity of the world's plants and flowers. Over 2,000 entries celebrate the dazzling variety of flora on earth from the everyday daffodil to the rarest orchid.
Features an extensive encyclopedia of threatened plants, covering every conceivable type from conifers and climbers to orchids and carnivorous plants.
Explaining each plant's origin, habitat and the conditions and care it needs to flourish in our gardens, this is the essential guide for today's responsible gardener.
Published by DK Publishing (DK), in association with the leading botanical gardens around the world, Plant is endorsed by the Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) and the World Wildlife Fund an extraordinary global project to promote a sustainable attitude towards plants. A portion of the profits from the sales of this book goes to these organizations to support their plant conservation efforts.
"Experienced gardeners will find themselves looking at old garden friends with new eyes..." Daily Telegraph
"Gardeners everywhere should make this book top of their Christmas list."
"This year's most impressive encyclopedia." The Guardian
"An encyclopedia with attitude." The Times (Supplement)
From cultivating plants that are on the international endangered list or already extinct in the wild, to avoiding invasive species, gardeners can play a vital role in conservation. A groundbreaking reference for both plant enthusiasts and gardeners, Plant is a new-generation encyclopedia designed to provide environmental and horticultural information so that gardeners can make the right decisions about what to grow in their gardens.
About the Author
Janet Marinelli is the Director of Publishing at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and editor of the BBG's internationally-respected series of gardening handbooks. Her previous books include Stalking the Wild Amaranth
of which Roger Swain, science editor of Horticulture Magazine
, said, "not since Voltaire has anyone so eloquently proclaimed the wisdom and the necessity of cultivating our own gardens."
Now in its fifth decade, the World Wildlife Fund works in more than 100 countries around the globe to conserve the diversity of life on Earth.