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BY BRUCE ZIMMERMAN

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You 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 Best Book I've seen on Succulents. The 350 colour photographs are excellent with good information on each variety. The Photographs were taken mainly in New Zealand but also in California and Japan. For us this book is about Succulents for the home and summer garden. From Timber Press by Yvonne Cave
Numerous flaws in the plant list & their pictures.
Good plant list. Step by step pictures & good solid information on spacing, planting, & care
The Illustrations in this book are better than many photographs I have seen of the same plant. As I paged my way through this book I was lost myself in the illustrations. This Book covers more than 1800 cultivars. From Timber Press by David More and John White.
The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Trees
Reading this book was like reliving my trips to Tahiti, Fiji, New Zealand, and Australia. It was splendid and so is the book. The lists in the back of the book are invaluable for selecting the right plant for the right effect. Plants covered are for USDA Zones 7 to 11. From Timber Press by Michael A. Dirr.
Dirrs Trees Shrubs Warm Climate
This prize winning book lets you know just how dirty your garden really is with such subjects as Sex In the Dark, Size, and Hair. Written as a tongue in cheek book on basic garden botany. This not how I was taught Botany  Contains 250 full colour photographs. From Fulcrum Publishing ©1997 by Angela Overy.
Covers History, folklore, anecdotes, hints, culinary tips, basic growing techniques.250 photos and illustrations.
Thomas C. Lotham Pty Ltd © Louis Glowinski 1997
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