Full-color throughout, this
complrehensive guide shows the reader how to do that and more, while also providing
descriptions of over 1,000 of the best plants - "best" because they're
beautiful, low-maintenance, pest- and disease-resistant, and available at local nurseries
and home centers.
The heart of the book is the
extensive encyclopedia of hundreds of tree and shrub portraits. Each profile covers ease
of cultivation, availability, history, hardiness, size, growth rate, and special
characteristics. OSullivan also includes warnings about plants not to grow, such as
invasive exotics and disease-prone trees and shrubs. The final section covers care and
maintenance, with thorough advice on buying and planting; siting; pruning; fertilizing;
and coping with diseases, pests, and environmental problems.
Trees, shrubs, and hedges are the
"bones," or essential framework, of any landscape design. Complete Trees, Shrubs
& Hedges explains how to select the finest plants for specific growing conditions, as
well as plants that look good together. Over 569 color photographs and 128 illustrations
provide instruction and inspiration to landscape for four-season interest, color, and
beauty. Descriptions of over 1,000 of the best plants are included - "best"
because they are beautiful, low-maintenance, pest- and disease-resistant, and available at
local nurseries and home centers.
A comprehensive new reference work
on the trees of the world, with fully illustrated A-Z directory. The Firefly Encyclopedia
of Trees covers the entire world of trees with outstanding text and abundant illustrations
and photography. The main part of the encyclopedia is the A-Z directory of the world's
trees: Species identification tables, fact boxes, and thumbnail maps show the distribution
of native trees; Information for each tree includes a concise taxonomic description and
explains where the tree grows naturally; Color photographs and illustrations depict each
family in summer and fall, bark texture, leaves, seeds and nuts, and where applicable,
blossoms; Captions describe the dimensions and characteristics of each tree in exacting
Much more than just another tree
encyclopedia, Trees for the Small Garden is a careful selection of the 100 best trees for
use in small temperate gardens. Each entry includes lavish photographs and clear
information about growth rate, care requirements, and seasonal interest. An extensive,
illustrated tree-selector table allows readers to quickly choose that special tree that
will make their garden a source of envy. This book will be an invaluable resource for
every suburban gardener seeking to get the most out of their garden space.