Trees and Shrubs for Flowers (The woody plant)

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This work is part of a series on woody plants for foliage, flowers and fragrance in which each title focuses on one special characteristic that inspires passion in the gardener. There can be few things in life that give us as much pleasure as flowers. The sheer variety of blooms is breathtaking, and in this photographic book, the author invites readers to share his love of flowers in all their splendid diversity. Over 100 genera, chosen for their flowering characteristics, are described in expert and enthusiastic detail. The photographs are designed to inspire readers to look at flowers and the impact they can have on a garden, in a new light. This reference also details the plant's height and width, country of origin, common name, cultivation needs and requirements, any pests and diseases, and derivation of the botanical name.

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Glyn Church is the author of Hydrangeas. He has spent a lifetime with plants. He studied at Pershore College of Horticulture in Worcestershire, England, and the famous Chelsea Physic Garden in London to gain a Master of Horticulture. Today, he and his wife Gail operate Woodleigh Nursery, a specialist nursery selling rare plants, where he grows an extensive range of plants for fragrance and has a seven acre display garden.

Photographer Pat Greenfield's books include Hydrangeas.

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These first three volumes in a new series focus on a single aspect of woody plants: flowers, foliage, and fragrance, respectively. Within each, Church, a horticulturist who operates a specialist nursery and display garden in New Zealand, describes a little more than 100 genera, plus hundreds of additional species and cultivars. Greenfield, who collaborated with Church on Hydrangeas, supplies more than 250 beautiful photographs that reinforce the text. A common format includes genus description followed by discussion of selected species and cultivars within that genus. Size, color, and other physical features, common names, and other interesting characteristics are noted, as are U.S. and Canadian hardiness zones. A handy table at the back of each book alphabetically lists mentioned species and cultivars and their qualities, making it easy to identify and compare plants by specific traits such as color, size, and hardiness. The author provides cultivation tips based on years of experience with woody plants. Why publish three books instead of one? Those specifically looking for shrubs or trees with flowers, foliage, or fragrance in mind will appreciate the narrow focus and the modest price of the individual volumes. At the same time, these books work well together as a set because those who want the big picture will not have to suffer much repetition. Michael Dirr's Dirr's Hardy Trees and Shrubs: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, which covers woody plant species and varieties suitable for North American hardiness zones 3-6, and his Dirr's Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, which covers zones 7-11, make good alternatives (or complements) to the special qualities approach. The three Church volumes are recommended singly or as a set for public and academic libraries, depending on individual library needs.
William H. Wiese, Iowa State Univ. Lib., Ames
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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