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Title:
Encyclopedia of plants & flowers
ISBN:
9781465485038
Edition:
4th ed.
Physical Description:
744 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 29 cm.
General Note:
"8,000 plants with more than 1,400 new entries"--Front cover.

Map on endpapers.

Includes index.
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Summary:
An updated edition of the best-selling highly illustrated garden plant reference, featuring more than 8000 plants and 4000 photographs. Choose the right plants for your garden and find all the inspiration and guidance you need with The Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers. Drawing on expert advice from the RHS, this best-selling book features a photographic catalogue of more than 4000 plants and flowers, all organized by color, size, and type, to help you select the right varieties for your outdoor space. Discover perennials, bulbs, shrubs, and trees, succulents, and ornamental shrubs, all showcased in beautiful, full-color photography. Browse this photographic catalogue to find at-a-glance plant choice inspiration. Or use the extensive plant dictionary to look up more than 8000 plant varieties and the best growing conditions. This new edition features the latest and most popular cultivars, with more than 1380 new plants added, as well as updated photography, comprehensive hardiness ratings, and a brand-new introduction. Fully comprehensive yet easy to use, the Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers is the inspirational, informative guide every gardener needs on their bookshelf.
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An updated edition of the best-selling highly illustrated garden plant reference, featuring more than 8000 plants and 4000 photographs.

Choose the right plants for your garden and find all the inspiration and guidance you need with TheEncyclopedia of Plants & Flowers . Drawing on expert advice from the RHS, this best-selling book features a photographic catalogue of more than 4000 plants and flowers, all organized by color, size, and type, to help you select the right varieties for your outdoor space. Discover perennials, bulbs, shrubs, and trees, succulents, and ornamental shrubs, all showcased in beautiful, full-color photography. Browse this photographic catalogue to find at-a-glance plant choice inspiration. Or use the extensive plant dictionary to look up more than 8000 plant varieties and the best growing conditions.

This new edition features the latest and most popular cultivars, with more than 1380 new plants added, as well as updated photography, comprehensive hardiness ratings, and a brand-new introduction. Fully comprehensive yet easy to use, the Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers is the inspirational, informative guide every gardener needs on their bookshelf.


Author Notes

Christopher Brickell, former director of the Royal Horticultural Society, is an eminent horticulturist. In 1976, he was awarded the Victoria Medal of Honour for services to horticulture, followed by a CBE. A former editor of The Plantsman, he has also chaired the International Commission for the Nomenclature of Cultivated Plants. He has worked on several publications with DK including the previous editions of Plants & Flowers and A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. He is assisted by a team of plant specialist contributors, who will identify the latest and best plant varieties.