Botany for Gardeners

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Timber Press, 2005 - Gardening - 239 pages
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A bestseller since its debut in 1990, this indispensable and handy reference has now been expanded and updated to include an appendix on plant taxonomy and a comprehensive index. Two dozen new photos and illustrations make this new edition even richer with information. Its convenient paperback format makes it easy to carry and access, whether you are in or out of the garden. An essential overview of the science behind plants for beginning and advanced gardeners alike.

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This book really changed my approach to gardening. There are a million 'tips' online for different plants and often the advice is contradictory. This helped me get to the basics of how plants work and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rohini Mehta - Goodreads

I found the info really basic. Especially with a science background i didn't gather anything new. But it can be a great source of info for gardeners without basic biology education Read full review

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Brian Capon received a Ph.D. in botany from the University of Chicago and was for thirty years professor of botany at California State University, Los Angeles. He is the author of Plant Survival: Adapting to a Hostile World, also published by Timber Press.

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