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General Trees and Shrubs

90025 400 Trees and Shrubs for Small Spaces by W. Diana Miller. 2008. At the heart of this book is a comprehensive plant directory that provides detailed descriptions, including full cultivation advice for over 400 top-performance trees and shrubs. Over 150 color pictures give added dimension to this book. hardcover $29.95

90154 Dirrís Hardy Trees and Shrubs: An Illustrated Encyclopedia by Michael A. Dirr. 1997. This lavishly illustrated encyclopedia describes the best woody plants from A to Z, listing more than 500 species plus an additional 700 cultivars and varieties. Superb photographs . 36 tables list the best plants for specific characteristics and purposes, including flower color, fragrance, fruit, fall color, bark, habit, and size. 493 pp, 1656 color photos, hardcover $69.95

90209 Dirrís Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates by Michael A. Dirr. 2002. This is the companion volume to Dirrís Hardy Trees and Shrubs which cover USDA zones 3-6. This volume covers the more temperate zones (7-11.) We are fortunate to have this knowledgeable source producing these very authoritative and inclusive references. 446 pp, 1438 color photos, hardcover $69.95



90019 The Gossler Guide to the Best Hardy Shrubs by Roger, Eric, and Marjory Gossler. 2009. For decades, the Gossler family has tested, propagated, and sold the very best hardy shrubs from around the world. This book is a distillation of their expertise ó a guide to more than 350 of the most beautiful, versatile, and growable shrubs. Plant profiles describe the plantís main characteristics, give height and spread, and list the growing conditions needed to thrive. 204 pp, 151 color photos, hardcover $34.95

90620 Growing Shrubs and Small Trees in Cold Climates by Nancy Rose, Don Selinger, John Whitman and Edward R. Hasselkus. 2000. Whatever oneís garden status--a new yard, a landscape under renovation or a flimsy flower bed that needs some fortification, this book offers cold-weather comfort that northern gardeners will warm to. Written by gloves-on horticulturists who live in Minnesota, the well-organized text scrimps nowhere, giving equal attention to 750 plant species and cultivars. 448 pp, color photos, hardcover $49.95

90160 Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture, Propagation, and Uses by Dr. Michael A. Dirr. 1998. This fifth edition is greatly improved and expanded with new species and cultivars, plus updates on the original material. Included are those southern landscape plants suitable for use under Zone 9 conditions down to central Florida. The information on each plant is comprehensive and factual.1187 pp, 300 new line drawings, softcover $49.95, hardcover $65.95

90607 Trees for the Small Garden. by Simon Toomer. 2005. This reference is a careful selection of the 100 best trees for use in small temperate gardens. Each entry includes photographs and information about growth rate, care requirements, and seasonal interest. An extensive table allows readers to garden with enviable plants. This book will be a must have resource for every gardener seeking to get the most out of their space. 176 pp, 300 color photos. hardcover $29.95

Specific Trees & Shrubs

90639 Daphnes: A Practical Guide for Gardeners by Robin White. 2006. With over 30 years of experience with Daphne, author White is well qualified to write what may become the standard reference on the genus. A very broadly distributed group of plants means this text will encompass plant candidates for the majority of climate zones in the U.S. Detailed descriptions on the species and varieties in this group will have enthusiasts and amateurs highlighting hints and tips to help their choice of plants. 224 pp, drawings and 160 color photos, hardcover $34.95

90610 Dogwoods: The Genus Cornus by Paul Cappiello and Don Shadow. 2005. Given the huge popularity of dogwoods as garden plants it is surprising that there has never been a horticultural book on the genus. Cappiello provides a solid overview of all dogwoods of horticultural merit, over 200 stunning photos to help with the tasks of identification and plant selection. Based on years of research and observation as well as interviews with dozens of specialists and nursery people. 228 pp, hardcover $39.95

90053 Hollies for Gardeners by Christopher Bailes. 2006. One of the most diverse groups of woody plants, gardeners have multiple options for leaf and berry sizes color and shape. Bailes decribes many forms in this terrific group that are ideal for nearly any wanting garden spot. Paired with beautiful photos youíll love the history and legends described in this text as well as countless pages of useful information. 288 pp, 156 color photos, hardcover $34.95


90227 Hydrangeas For American Gardens by Michael A. Dirr. To be published June 2004. The sheer number of choices among Hydrangea species, hybrids, and cultivated varieties can be overwhelming even for the most advanced gardeners. How to choose and care for Hydrangeas in American gardens. Plantsman Michael A. Dirr comes to the rescue in this informative and practical guide to these distinctive shrubs and climbers. 240 pp, 197 color photos, 5 color paintings, hardcover $29.95

90059 Japanese Maples Momiji and Kaede by J. D. Vertrees and Peter Gregory, Revised and Expanded by Peter Gregory. Third Edition, 2001. This new edition has added about 100 maple cultivars that have been introduced since the last edition. This new edition of the wonderful classic has been made even better with the addition of about 25% more photos. The index lists every horticultural name published, ensuring that this book will remain the first reference we reach for with our Japanese Maple questions. 300 pp, 313 color photos, hardcover $49.95


90014 Japanese Maples: The Complete Guide to Selection and Cultivation by J. D. Vertrees and Peter Gregory, Revised and Expanded b Peter Gregory. Fourth Edition, March 2010. In the last decade, the number of Japanese maple cultivars available to gardeners has doubled and there is a pressing need for an up-to-date reference. This new fourth edition offers detailed descriptions of over 150 new introductions, updates to plant nomenclature, and new insights into established favorites. Gardeners will relish the practical advice that puts successful cultivation within everyoneís grasp. Accurate identification is made simple with over 600 easy-to-follow descriptions and 500 color photographs. 404 pp, 500 color photos, hardcover $49.95

90034 Magnolias: A Gardenerís Guide by Jim Gardiner. 2000. This extensively revised and expanded book is based on the authorís broad personal experiences and in-depth research. It is a highly illustrative survey of the genus Magnolia including both species and hybrids. It gives extensive information on cultivation and propagation. The appendices list societies, plants for specific landscape situations, and awarded plants. 329 pp, 155 color photos, 6 line drawings, hardcover $39.95


90027 Timber Press Pocket Guide to Japanese Maples by Peter Gregory and J. D. Vertrees. While we have had customers come into the nursery with their fullsize books on Japanese Maples, we can guarantee that this small guide will be much easier to carry and more water resistant than the other references. With an abridged and updated listing of the plants discussed in Japanese Maples Momiji and Kaede by the same authors, this is the best quick reference for the maple enthusiast. 224 pp, 330 color photos, softcover $19.95

90608 Witch Hazels by Christopher Lane. 2005. This Royal Horticultural Society collectors guide highlights these shrubs, highlighting their diversity and providing practical, comparative information that will thrill enthusiast and newcomer alike. The book introduces the genus, provides detailed descriptions of the four species and their hybrids. The book further aids identification by noting how local conditions can significantly affect plant characteristics. Cultural requirements and hardiness tolerance are clearly outlined. This is the first attempt to authenticate and describe all species and cultivars in one text. 264 pp, 144 color illustrations, 5 maps, hardcover $34.95

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