Dirr s Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs

Author: Michael Dirr
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9781604697438
Release Date: 2016-03-17
Genre: Gardening

3500 photographs. Over 380 genera. More than 3700 species and cultivars. With Dirr's Hardy Trees and Shrubs and Dirr's Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates, Michael Dirr set the gold standard for horticultural reference. This season, Timber Press is proud to publish his seminal work, Dirr's Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs, the most comprehensive visual reference on this important subject. From majestic evergreens to delicate vines and flowering shrubs, Dirr features thousands of plants and all the essential details for identification, planting, and care, plus full-color photographs showing a tree's habit in winter, distinctive bark patterns, fall color, and more. In a class by itself for its quality of information, the best researched recommendations for hardiness in the industry, beautiful photography, and Dirr's own preeminence as a master plantsman, Dirr's Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs is a critical addition to any garden library.

Dirr s Hardy Trees and Shrubs

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 0881924040
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Gardening

This bestselling encyclopedia, illustrated with brilliant photographs, describes the best woody plants adapted to cooler climates, showing both habit and details of more than 500 species, and including some 700 additional cultivars and varieties. Brief cultural information is supplied for each plant, as well as Dirr's perceptive comments and opinions.

Dirr s Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates

Author: Michael Dirr
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 088192525X
Release Date: 2002-01
Genre: Gardening

An indispensable companion to Dirr's Hardy Shrubs and Trees is this encyclopedia for warmer regions. Included are more than 400 species and descriptions of hundreds more cultivars and varieties.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Trees

Author: David More
ISBN: 0691158231
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Nature

Profiles nearly two thousand tree species and cultivars found in North America and Europe, with paintings of important details, and describes the native range of each species.

Manual of Woody Landscape Plants

Author: Michael Dirr
Publisher: Stipes Pub Llc
ISBN: 0875638007
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Gardening

A reference guide to the identification and culture of over 1,600 species and over 7,800 cultivars of woody landscape plants. Includes bibliography, common name and scientific index.

Hydrangeas for American Gardens

Author: Michael A. Dirr
Publisher: Varsity PressInc
ISBN: 0942375041
Release Date: 2005-01-30
Genre: Gardening

This photographic companion to Michael Dirr's groundbreaking book offers 921 beautiful photographs of virtually every type of hydrangea. Including the most up-to-date nomenclature for all species and cultivars pictured, the software includes unique sign-making features perfect for nursery use. The high-resolution photographs are printable in five sizes and can be grouped together for personal lists or note-taking. Identification quizzes allow any user to master hydrangea naming.

Native Trees Shrubs and Vines for Urban and Rural America

Author: Gary L. Hightshoe
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471288799
Release Date: 1987-11-15
Genre: Architecture

This guide covers over 250 major species--by asthetic character, culture requirements, and ecology--and presents essential design information through scale illustrations.


Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 9780881928532
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Gardening

Looks at viburnums, plants which frequently bear fruits and are versatile shrubs, examining their, appeal, planting, pruning, maintenance, and landscape use.

Plants that Merit Attention Shrubs

Author: Janet Meakin Poor
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: WISC:89055763460
Release Date: 1996-09-01
Genre: Gardening

Photographs and text highlight the landscaping of trees and shrubs.

The Timber Press Encyclopedia of Flowering Shrubs

Author: Jim Gardiner
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9781604693959
Release Date: 2014-11-19
Genre: Gardening

Rich attributes including vibrant color, fragrance, and sheer variety of form make flowering shrubs the most rewarding of garden plants, but this vast group with its scores of tempting plants — including abutilons, camellias, viburnums, and witch hazels — requires careful navigation. Leading expert on woody plants Jim Gardiner has distilled several decades of knowledge and experience into The Timber Press Encyclopedia of Flowering Shrubs, an incomparable pictorial reference of hardy shrubs that excel in temperate-zone gardens. This highly illustrated guide (with 2000 high-quality images) features more than 1700 plants organized alphabetically by botanical name and readily accessed using the common name index. Gardiner has chosen the best flowering shrubs for gardeners, from the Abelia, Buddleja, and Camellia to the Xanthoceras, Yucca, and Zanthoxylum. Essential horticultural notes accompany each entry and include expected height and spread after 10 years, season of flowering, preferred position, soil and pruning requirements, USDA hardiness zone rating, and more. With wise selection and care, flowering shrubs can be the making of a garden irrespective of its size, location, or the time of year. This important new book is the essential reference on the subject that no discerning horticulturist, landscape designer, or gardener should consider being without.

Shrub Identification Book

Author: George W. Symonds
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0688050409
Release Date: 1973-02-01
Genre: Gardening

The Visual Method for the Practical Identification and Recognition of Shrubs (and vines and ground covers) -- and an important supplement to existing botanical methods. The book is in two parts: Pictorial Keys and Master Pages. The Keys are designed for easy visual comparison of details which look alike, narrowing the identification of a shrub to one of a small group -- the family or genus. Then, in the Master Pages, the species of the shrub is determined, with similar details placed together to highlight differences within the family group, thus eliminating all other possibilities. The details of laurel blossoms on this plate are an example and are followed in the book by details of laurel fruit, leaves, and bark. All of the 3,550 photographs were made specifically for use in this book and were taken either in the field or of fresh material carefully selected from the more than 20,000 specimens collected. Wherever possible, details such as leaves, fruit, twigs, etc., appear in actual size; otherwise, similar details are reproduced in the same scale.

Complete Guide to Trees and Shrubs

Author: Ortho
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 0897215001
Release Date: 2004-01-20
Genre: Gardening

• Learn how to frame outdoor living spaces by selecting the best foundation of trees, shrubs, and woody vines. • Learn how to select woody plants for purpose, site adaptability, ornamental aspects, and care required. • Popular encyclopedia format illustrates features, uses, siting, and care for 250 woody plant species. • Detailed how-to for planting, pruning, maintenance, and pest control.

Trees and Shrubs for the Southwest

Author: Mary Irish
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9780881929058
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Gardening

A guide to selecting trees and shrubs for an arid Southwestern garden profiles more than two hundred climate-appropriate plants, with cultivation and care techniques, pest and disease control tips, and pruning advice.

Hillier Gardener s Guide to Trees and Shrubs

Author: John Kelly, John Hillier
ISBN: 0715320211
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Gardening

The late John Kelly, an extensive contributor to gardening literature and the BBC's Gardener's World program, presents an authoritative, alphabetically arranged plant directory covering more than 4000 plants with over 400 genres represented through the support of the Hillier Arboretum.