Plants That Merit Attention: Shrubs

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Recommends a variety of useful, but less common trees, and describes each tree's characteristics and care requirements

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Don't let the magisterial title of this large volume, part of the Garden Club of America's ongoing series, put you off. The authors have provided a marvelous compendium of alternatives to the hardy perennials of American garden shrubs: rhododendrons, forsythias, and yews. Here are hundreds of lesser-known shrubs (along with the common varieties, of course), each presented with a photograph and a brief, authoritative text. Arranged alphabetically, the book includes a set of appendices categorizing all the cultivars by pest and disease resistance, soil preference, shade tolerance, and several other factors. This is a book that no comprehensive gardening library can be without.

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Two superb volumes sponsored by the Garden Club of America intended to encourage more adventurous selections of trees & shrubs for planting in gardens, parks, & other public places. The new volume on shrubs presents more than 900 garden-worthy shrubs for every climate, pictured in both overall form & close-up detail. It was awarded the American Horticultural Society's Award of Merit for

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