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.
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.
Author: Michael A. Dirr
Publisher: Varsity PressInc
Release Date: 2005-01-30
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.
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.
Author: George W. Symonds
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 1973-02-01
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.
• 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.
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.
Author: John Kelly, John Hillier
Release Date: 2004
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.