Growing Conifers: Four-season Plants

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1997 - Gardening - 111 pages
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"Conifers, the most underrated plants in the landscape world, provide the garden with strong form, color and texture in each season. These versatile low-maintenance plants come in an array of shapes other than the ubiquitous pyramid and in umpteen colors - yellows, blues, grays and maroons. This essential guide will help you select the conifers that will set your garden's stage - every day of the year."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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R. William Thomas started as executive director and head gardener in 2003 after twenty-six years in the education and horticulture departments at Longwood Gardens. He holds Bachelor and Master's degrees from the University of Wisconsin (his native state), is an avid plantsman, and writes about trees, shrubs, and vines.

Susan Martin holds the Donald G. Herzberg Chair in International Migration and serves as the Director of the Institute for the Study of International Migration in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Dr Martin also directs the university's Program on Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies. Previously, she served as the Executive Director of the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform, established by legislation to advise Congress and the president on U.S. immigration and refugee policy. Her publications include Refugee Women; The Uprooted; Beyond the Gateway (ed.); Managing Migration: The Promise of Cooperation; Mexico-US Migration Management (ed.); Women, Migration and Conflict: Breaking a Deadly Cycle (ed.); and numerous monographs and articles on immigration and refugee policy. Dr Martin earned her MA and PhD in the history of American civilization from the University of Pennsylvania and her BA in history from Douglass College, Rutgers University. She is the immediate past President of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration and serves on the U.S. Comptroller General's Advisory Board, the Academic Advisory Board of the International Organization for Migration, and the Board of the Advocacy Project.