Identification, Selection, and Use of Southern Plants for Landscape Design

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Claitor's Law Books and Publishing, 2006 - Science - 720 pages
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Southern Plants concludes almost forty years of work studying, classifying, and treating each plant and presenting the best available information for its readers. Here, Neil Odenwald and James Turner once again improve on the vast range of plants that are so important to the Southern landscape. This latest edition keeps with a traditional emphasis on the practical use of plants to solve and prevent landscape design problems. Over 1,000 plants are noted in classes from trees to shrubs, vines to perennials, wildflowers to grasses, rushes to water plants, and ground covers to bulbs. There are many special sections on such things as gingers, palms, bamboos, and ferns. Each plant is noted with an eye to understanding and using them in the home garden, botanical collection, streetscape, or rural landscape at large. The text and illustrations draw on the authors decades of experience as landscape architects and plant consultants.
 

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Certainly lots of great information clearly and concisely presented about many important species, BUT the authors fail to treat invasive species as such.
If a species is invasive, state this "up front" and simply recommend that it not be planted!

Contents

Plant Descriptions
1
Special Sections Bamboos
56
Camellias
85
Ferns
216
Gingers
240
Grasses Sedges and Rushes
250
Hollies
288
Irises
314
Oaks
525
Rhododendrons Azaleas
544
Roses
556
Elms
637
Viburnums
645
Water Plants
659
Yuccas
668
Appendix
680

Junipers
327
Magnolias
379
Palms
435
Perennials
448
Pines
480
Plant Glossary
681
Design Reference List
695
Bibliography
699
Index
700
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About the author (2006)

Neil G. Odenwald, Fasla, is a professor emeritus of landscape architecture at Louisiana State University and the author of among other works, Live Oak Splendor: Gardens Along the Missisippi River from Natchez to New Orleans.

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