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RHS Encyclopedia Of Plants and Flowers Hardcover – 3 Oct. 2019
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". . . you can't do without it. As a reference book it is unsurpassed." - The Guardian
"Absolutely essential" - BBC Good Homes
Find the perfect plants for your garden with this inspiring encyclopedia for all gardening enthusiasts!
Achieve that beautiful garden oasis you've always dreamt of, and find endless inspiration and guidance for your garden to thrive with this gardening guide!
This fully comprehensive yet easy-to-use informative planting guide is what every gardener needs on their bookshelf. Here's what you'll find inside:
- A photographic catalogue of 4000 plants and flowers grouped by type, size, then colour, allowing readers to browse and find the best plants for their garden
- A detailed "Plant Dictionary" describes more than 8000 species and varieties and their ideal growing conditions
- In the Introduction, a "Plant Selector" section lists ideal plants for particular growing conditions, such as coastal areas, shady spots, and different soil types
- Fully updated text from garden plant specialists, with more than 1380 new plants added, including the latest and most popular cultivars
Discover perennials, bulbs, shrubs, and trees, succulents, and ornamental shrubs, all showcased in beautiful, full-colour photography to help elevate your garden to the next level. Use the extensive plant dictionary to look up more than 8000 plant varieties and the best growing conditions.
Written by a team of more than 15 top horticultural specialists under the guidance of internationally renowned plantsman and botanist Christopher Brickell, this gardening encyclopedia appeals to all levels of gardeners and continually inspires with achievable garden ideas.
This informative yet inspirational book about gardening will appeal to beginners or more experienced gardeners interested in the latest cultivars and horticultural advice.
From the Publisher
|Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers||RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening||How to Create your Garden||How to Garden When You're New to Gardening||What Plant Where|
|What It's About||Find all that you need to know about plants with advice from experts, this book contains photos, facts and a plant dictionary. Whether you're looking to brush up on your botany or groom your garden, this is a great guide to all things flora.||From seed to flower, the RHS helps you create the perfect garden with a fully revised and updated encyclopedia. Whether you're looking to grow a vegetable patch or your own floral arrangement, all that you need lies between the pages of this guide.||Create a thriving garden that's perfect for your environment with Adams' expert tips and tricks. Green thumb or not, this guide makes it easy to take care of your plants and flowers without trails of error and wilting.||Step into the sun and out of your comfort zone with this simplified gardening guide. The RHS takes you through the process of finding the right seeds to sowing and eventually beautiful blooms. The simplest start to a life-changing hobby.||Transform your garden into a personal nirvana with tips and tricks about over 2000 plants. From planting stylish flower beds to turning your backyard into a perfume den with sweet floral scents, this guide covers it all.|
About the Author
Formerly Director General of the Royal Horticultural Society, Christopher Brickell is an eminent plantsman. In 1976 he was awarded the RHS Victoria Medal of Honour for his services to horticulture, followed by the CBE in 1991. A former editor of The Plantsman, he has published many botanical and horticultural papers and articles and chaired the International Commission for the Nomenclature of Cultivated Plants. In 1990 he was editor-in-chief for the first edition of Dorling Kindersley's bestselling RHS Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers (now in its 6th edition and with sales of over three million copies). This was followed by RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening, RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plantsand RHS Pruning & Training. He has recently completed full updates of the RHS A-Z of Garden Plants, RHS Pruning & Training, as well as RHS Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers.
- Publisher : DK (3 Oct. 2019)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 744 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0241343267
- ISBN-13 : 978-0241343265
- Dimensions : 24 x 4.8 x 28.3 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 2,914 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Will use this a lot as I am a very keen gardener. Very pleased with it.
By Louie d on 29 July 2021
Zoom in to see blurry text and blurry photos.
I wish I had bought the actual book.
No search function to look up plant names nor terminology.
No book mark function nor highlighting tools.
A good quality book and being an RHS publication, you know the correct botanical names are used (at the time of printing). I did some price checking before purchasing, and this was the cheapest copy I found.
There have been a few plants, which are pretty common that I wanted to look up but have not been included. I kind of understand why they probably have done it, but I find it a bit frustrating the plants in each group aren't in alphabetical order.