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An edition of Dirr's Hardy trees and shrubs (1997)

Dirr's Hardy trees and shrubs

an illustrated encyclopedia

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This edition published in by Timber Press in Portland, Or.

Written in English

493 pages

"Visually beautiful, with over 1,600 color photographs of woody plants that bring the text to life, this volume is destined to become a standard reference source for gardening and botany. Entries are arranged alphabetically by scientific name and describe the habitat, foliage, flower, fruit, availability from commercial sources, and landscape use of U.S. northern trees and shrubs, suitable for zones 3 to 8. Readable, short essays reflect the experience and personality of the author, a professor at the University of Georgia. About the Carolina hemlock, Dirr says that "many gardeners rave about this species ... [but] my heart never missed a beat." Dirr took all the photographs during his 25 years as a horticulturist, and there is generally a shot of the full bush or tree and smaller close-ups of the fruit and the leaves of each. Thirty-four tables assist the landscaper in "Selecting Plants for Specific Characteristics or Purposes," such as flowering sequence, flower color, or shrub size".--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.

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Dirr's Hardy trees and shrubs

First published in 1997



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"Visually beautiful, with over 1,600 color photographs of woody plants that bring the text to life, this volume is destined to become a standard reference source for gardening and botany. Entries are arranged alphabetically by scientific name and describe the habitat, foliage, flower, fruit, availability from commercial sources, and landscape use of U.S. northern trees and shrubs, suitable for zones 3 to 8. Readable, short essays reflect the experience and personality of the author, a professor at the University of Georgia. About the Carolina hemlock, Dirr says that "many gardeners rave about this species ... [but] my heart never missed a beat." Dirr took all the photographs during his 25 years as a horticulturist, and there is generally a shot of the full bush or tree and smaller close-ups of the fruit and the leaves of each. Thirty-four tables assist the landscaper in "Selecting Plants for Specific Characteristics or Purposes," such as flowering sequence, flower color, or shrub size".--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.

Dirr's Hardy trees and shrubs

an illustrated encyclopedia

This edition published in by Timber Press in Portland, Or.


Edition Description

"Visually beautiful, with over 1,600 color photographs of woody plants that bring the text to life, this volume is destined to become a standard reference source for gardening and botany. Entries are arranged alphabetically by scientific name and describe the habitat, foliage, flower, fruit, availability from commercial sources, and landscape use of U.S. northern trees and shrubs, suitable for zones 3 to 8. Readable, short essays reflect the experience and personality of the author, a professor at the University of Georgia. About the Carolina hemlock, Dirr says that "many gardeners rave about this species ... [but] my heart never missed a beat." Dirr took all the photographs during his 25 years as a horticulturist, and there is generally a shot of the full bush or tree and smaller close-ups of the fruit and the leaves of each. Thirty-four tables assist the landscaper in "Selecting Plants for Specific Characteristics or Purposes," such as flowering sequence, flower color, or shrub size".--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.

Edition Notes

Includes indexes.

Other Titles
Hardy trees and shrubs

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
635.9/77/097303
Library of Congress
SB435.5 .D556 1997, SB435.5.D556 1997

The Physical Object

Pagination
493 p. :
Number of pages
493

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1013217M
Internet Archive
dirrshardytreess00dirr_817
ISBN 10
0881924040
LC Control Number
96054032
Library Thing
117768
Goodreads
87974

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