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Random House, 1989 - Gardening - 288 pages
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The indispensable new reference book for every gardener
With their immense diversity of color, shape, size, scent, flowers and berries, shrubs provide the gardener with an inexhaustible range of plants to suit every site, whatever its aspect or soil.
Here is a uniquely comprehensive guide to more than 1900 shrubs, in stunning full-color photographs, many showing specimens growing in gardens or in the wild. The plants are arranged according to their flowering season, from winter through to autumn, and the authoritative text describes each plant's origin, important characteristics and the growing conditions that suit it.
Also included is a list of gardens open to the public and a guide to nurseries.

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Similar to their books on perennials this covers 1900 shrubs described and listed in floweeing order from late winter, through spring and summer to autumn. Basic text descriptions with gorgeous photos to illustrate. Read full review

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Ideal for plant identification and selection, this terrific series features immaculate photography (one picture for virtually every entry) and clear, concise text that discusses the physical attributes, native area, and hardiness of each plant. Read full review


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About the author (1989)

Roger Phillips is the author of many books, including Trees of North America and Europe. He lives in England.

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