Synopses & Reviews
Conifers are the perfect choice for groundcovers, shrubs, or trees in almost any garden. Evergreen and always architecturally interesting, they're also drought, pest-, and disease-resistant, and rarely have any demanding cultivation needs.
The Timber Press Pocket Guide to Conifers is the perfect companion for anyone who needs a portable guide to conifer choices. With everything you need to know to choose and grow just the right conifer, this book also provides stunning photos of conifers in gardens so you can pick the plant you truly love.
"A great introduction to the diversity and beauty of these versatile plants." Choice
"This book will be a useful addition to gardening sections of public libraries, as well as to individual gardeners or garden centers." Chesapeake Home
"Through the portable pocket guide, Bitner helps readers pick the conifers best for them with descriptive sections on each plant's preferred growing conditions, susceptibility to pests and diseases, and more than 300 color photos."
"A great introduction to the diversity and beauty of these versatile plants." American Reference Books Annual
About the Author
Richard L. Bitner is a garden writer and photographer whose work has appeared in numerous national and regional magazines. He studied horticulture at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, where for many years he has been an instructor in the Continuing Education program. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Gold Medal Plant Award Committee, and has made it his mission to promote the appreciation and use of conifers. His previous Timber Press books are Conifers for Gardens and Timber Press Pocket Guide to Conifers.