Conifers for Gardens

Conifers for Gardens

An Illustrated Encyclopedia

Book - 2007
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Workman Press.
Conifers for Gardens is intended to take away the element of uncertainty when you're choosing a plant that may alter your yard for years to come. Profusely illustrated with more than 1,500 crisp photographs and brimming with concise descriptions of both species and their numerous cultivars, this meticulously researched reference provides information — including size, appearance, hardiness, preferred growing conditions and susceptibility to pests and diseases — for almost every hardy conifer you're likely to encounter in the trade, whether it's a tried-and-true favorite or a connoisseur's treasure. So if you've ever been torn between, say, 'Golden Mop', 'Lemon Thread', and 'Sungold' sawara-cypresses, relax — choosing and identifying conifers just got a whole lot easier.

Profusely illustrated with more than 1,500 crisp photographs and brimming with concise descriptions of both species and their numerous cultivars, this meticulously researched reference provides information — including size, appearance, hardiness, preferred growing conditions and susceptibility to pests and diseases — for almost every hardy conifer you're likely to encounter.

Baker & Taylor
Encompassing more than 1,500 full-color photographs, an up-to-date reference describes more 1,350 species and cultivars of conifer plants, accompanied by detailed descriptions; information on size, appearance, susceptibility to disease and pests, and cultivation techniques; and an appendix of specialty nurseries, conifer societies, and additional resources.

Book News
Bitner, whose impressive photos fill the volume, has compiled an authoritative and readable encyclopedia that will be invaluable to home gardeners as well as tree specialists. The enormous variety of the conifers is chronicled--over 1300 in all--with entries for species and cultivars that include lengthy description and history of the species followed by short descriptions of the cultivars. Photos are included for each, with details of bark, needles, and cones for the species, with over 1200 photos in all. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
Conifers are often the number-one choice for gardeners, designers, and other professionals who are looking for a striking specimen or a low-maintenance, permanent addition to the landscape. But with the bewildering number of choices offered by nurseries and garden centers, it's hard to know which plant will provide the qualities you're looking for. Not only do conifers come in a huge array of forms and foliage colors, they also differ vastly in size: you don't want to come home with a future forest giant when what you had in mind was a miniature for the rock garden.
Conifers for Gardens is intended to take away the element of uncertainty when you're choosing a plant that may alter your yard for years to come. Illustrated with more than 1,500 photographs and brimming with concise descriptions of both species and their numerous cultivars, this reference provides information - including size, appearance, hardiness, preferred growing conditions, and susceptibility to pests and diseases - for almost every hardy conifer you're likely to encounter in the trade, whether it's a tried-and-true favorite or a connoisseur's treasure.
Included are popular genera such as the firs (Abies), falsecypresses (Chamaecyparis), junipers Uuniperus), spruces (Picea), pines (Pinus), yews (Taxus), arborvitaes (Thuja), and hemlocks (Tsuga). Those looking for something out of the ordinary will find entries on such intriguing plants as the plum-yews (Cephalotaxus), dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides), and Japanese umbrellapine (Sciadopitys verticillata).

Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2007
ISBN: 9780881928303
0881928305
Branch Call Number: 635.935 BITNE
Characteristics: 424 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 29 cm

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