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  Dirr’s Hardy Trees and Shrubs
An Illustrated Encyclopedia

by Michael A. Dirr

Dirr's Hardy Trees & Shrubs
This lavishly illustrated encyclopedia describes the best woody plants, from Abeliophyllum to Zenobia, adapted to cooler climates, showing both habit and details--flower, fruit, bark, or fall colour--of more than 500 species, and including some 700 additional cultivars and varieties.  With more than 1,600 colour photographs, it is a wonderful book for garden.

 

Armitage’s Manual of Annuals, Biennials, and  Half-Hardy Perennials
by Allan M. Armitage

Armitage's Annuals Biennial
Armitage has compiled descriptions and assessments of 245 genera of annuals, biennials and half-hardy perennials.  Allan liberally sprinkles entries with strong and sometimes amusing opinions about the plants.

 

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Armitage’s Garden Perennials A Color Encyclopedia
by
Allan M Armitage's
 

Armitage's Garden Perennial
Armitage presents enough perennials to satisfy any gardener. Within these 324 jam-packed and colourful pages one will find classic favorites such as dahlias, irises, and phlox, as well as plants like Aruncus ‘Southern White’ that are so new their names haven’t been finalized yet.  Armitage has compiled a series of lists of “Selected Plants for Specific Characteristics or Purposes.” The lists will help you find the best choices for cut flowers, drought tolerance, flower colours, fragrance, ground covers, foliage or fruits, flowering season, winter interest, vines, and wet or boggy places.  The lists will help you sort out which plants are particularly agressive/quick-growing, which are native to North America.
 

An IllustratedEncyclopedia of Clematis
by Mary Toomey & Everett Leeds
Photog
raphy Editor Charles Chesshire

Clematis
An illustrated Encyclopedia of Clematis  both in its comprehensive scope and its detailed coverage of each variety listed.  A practical style as to be easily digestible for the avid gardener while remaining relevant for the nursery professional or amateur grower.  The informative individual plant listings have suggestions for using it in the garden, cultivation and care, pruning practices, propagation and hybridization, pests and diseases, and clematis in North America.  

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