Botany for Gardeners: An Introduction and Guide
A clear nontechnical explanation of how plants work. It succeeds in explaining the complex processes of plant growth, functions, adaptation, responses, and reproduction in simple language. As the author intended, the gardener can come to understand plants "from the plant's point of view."
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