Flora: A Gardener's Encyclopedia, Volume 1
Timber Press, 2003 - Gardening - 1584 pages
This comprehensive, beautifully illustrated encyclopedia of plants contains information on more than 20,000 plants from all around the world. Organized in an A–Z format by botanical name, the individual entries provide a detailed description of each plant and its features, including notes on origin, cultivation requirements, growth habit, propagation, and pests and diseases. The introduction explains how the 12 climatic zones work and looks at the environment and the plants that grow in those zones. Also included are lists of plants suitable for growing in specific areas, such as alpine gardens and seaside gardens. In addition, the introduction provides ideas for garden design.
Flora covers all the plant groups: trees, shrubs, annuals and perennials, bulbs, corms and tubers, cacti and succulents, lawns, ground covers, ornamental grasses, herbs, vegetables, fruit trees, other fruits, nut trees, palms and cycads, ferns, climbers and creepers, and orchids. Written by a team of international botanical and horticultural writers, this book will allow all gardeners to choose the perfect plants for their garden and will expand their knowledge on the wealth of plants available. The stunning color photography from all around the world is the perfect complement to the text.
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Aechmea areas Asia Asteraceae autumn bark blooms blue flowers bracts branches bright green brown Camellia japonica central China climates clumps clusters color cream Cultivar CULTIVATION cuttings dark green leaves deciduous deep green deep pink dense downy eastern epiphytic erect Eucalyptus Europe evergreen evergreen shrubs Fabaceae FERN fleshy flower stems flowerheads flowers in summer foliage fragrant fronds frost fruit full sun garden genus glossy gray gray-green grow hairy hardy Hybrid Cultivar inflorescences labellum lance-shaped leaf leaflets leathery lobed mauve Mexico moist narrow native northern orange oval pale pink panicles perennial petals phyllodes pink flowers pinnate plants Propagate from seed purple racemes red flowers reddish regions rhizomes rosettes sepals shade shrub small tree South Africa southern species spikes spines spreading stamens subshrubs subsp tall tips tolerate toothed tropical trunk upright usually well-drained soil Western Australia white flowers wide winter yellow flowers Zones