The New Tree and Shrub Expert

The World's Best-Selling Book on Trees and Shrubs


Author: D. G. Hessayon

Publisher: Expert

ISBN: 9781909663039


Page: 128

View: 1193

Whatever the size of your garden, there is a tree, shrub or climber just right for it.The Tree & Shrub Expert contains an A-Z guide to over 800 varieties and offers advice on: - Choosing, buying and planting - How to prune - Feeding, mulching and training your plants - Picking the right plant for ground cover, borders and hedges - What plants where - including new and exotic varieties - Tress, shrubs and climbers for containers - Coping with pests and diseases Reliable, easy to follow advice and information from Expert Books - the world's best-selling gardening series.

The Tree & Shrub Expert


Author: D. G. Hessayon

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0903505177

Category: Gardening

Page: 128

View: 2338

This guide provides information on all types of ornamental trees and shrubs for the ordinary garden including: choosing the right types, climbers and conifers, how to buy and plant, tree and shrub care and increasing your stock.

The Pocket Tree & Shrub Expert


Author: D. G. Hessayon

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780903505567

Category: Gardening

Page: 127

View: 5004

Take the EXPERT with you anywhere! The world's best-selling gardening series...written by the world's best-selling gardening a handy carry-it-anywhere, at-your-fingertips format! With over 43,000,000 copies of the EXPERT books in print, it's very clear that gardeners depend on these detail-filled guides for choosing, cultivating, and caring for plants of many kinds. Become a "pocket-carrying" expert, too--with compact versions of the full-size manuals that give you on-the-spot information. * At the nursery and trying to decide what flower, shrub, or tree to buy? Just pull the book from your pocket or purse, and see in an instant which ones suit your soil, climate, current layout--and lifestyle too. * In the park or public garden and want to identify a specimen that's caught your eye? The "encyclopedia"'s right there so you can look it up. * Working in the backyard and concerned your favorite plant might have a disease or pest? Wonder if what's sprouting is a bothersome weed? Don't wait: you can take care of those troubles ASAP when you have the facts in a flash. Every one is in full color, with easy-to-use directories. You won't want to go anywhere without them!

The Pruning Book


Author: Lee Reich

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 1600850952

Category: Gardening

Page: 233

View: 4685

It sounds simple enough, but pruning can confound even the most competent gardener. This new edition of Taunton's award-winning book explains the do's and don'ts of cutting back; from humble houseplants to the most amazing exotics, readers learn how to make the right cut the first time, every time. With straightforward prose, over 250 photographs, and 135 drawings, this essential reference walks gardeners through the process of pruning everything from ornamental trees and bushes to topiaries and bonsai. The author, Lee Reich, is a respected horticulturist who writes frequently on gardening subjects. Here, he demystifies the timing and techniques that result in the most successful pruning for healthy growth and good form. Updated with the latest information and enhanced illustrations, this book belongs in every gardener's library, whether he or she is a professional, a landscaping veteran, or is pruning for the very first time.

Trees of Eastern North America


Author: Gil Nelson,Christopher J. Earle,Richard Spellenberg

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400852994

Category: Nature

Page: 720

View: 6395

Covering 825 species, more than any comparable field guide, Trees of Eastern North America is the most comprehensive, best illustrated, and easiest-to-use book of its kind. Presenting all the native and naturalized trees of the eastern United States and Canada as far west as the Great Plains--including those species found only in tropical and subtropical Florida and northernmost Canada--the book features superior descriptions; thousands of meticulous color paintings by David More that illustrate important visual details; range maps that provide a thumbnail view of distribution for each native species; "Quick ID" summaries; a user-friendly layout; scientific and common names; the latest taxonomy; information on the most recently naturalized species; keys to leaves and twigs; and an introduction to tree identification, forest ecology, and plant classification and structure. The easy-to-read descriptions present details of size, shape, growth habit, bark, leaves, flowers, fruit, flowering and fruiting times, habitat, and range. Using a broad definition of a tree, the book covers many small, overlooked species normally thought of as shrubs. With its unmatched combination of breadth and depth, this is an essential guide for every tree lover. The most comprehensive, best illustrated, and easiest-to-use field guide to the trees of eastern North America Covers 825 species, more than any comparable guide, including all the native and naturalized trees of the United States and Canada as far west as the Great Plains Features specially commissioned artwork, detailed descriptions, range maps for native species, up-to-date taxonomy and names, and much, much more An essential guide for every tree lover

Wyman's Gardening Encyclopedia


Author: Donald Wyman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0026320703

Category: Gardening

Page: 1221

View: 8086

Provides advice on garden planning, cultivation, gardening techniques, and garden maintenance

Pruning for Flowers and Fruit


Author: Jane Varkulevicius


ISBN: 0643095764

Category: Gardening

Page: 212

View: 6620

The best groomed and most productive garden is easy when you know how your plants work and what to prune when.

Cass Turnbull's Guide to Pruning, 3rd Edition

What, When, Where, and How to Prune for a More Beautiful Garden


Author: Cass Turnbull

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 1570617945

Category: Gardening

Page: 384

View: 3110

Prune trees, shrubs, and other plants with the knowledge that will make your plants grow in healthy and aesthetic ways. Covering 160 plants with clear instructions and illustrations, Cass Turnbull will show you exactly how to prune any plant in your garden. This 3rd Edition of Cass Turnbull's Guide to Pruning covers more than twenty additional plants in three new chapters. The result is the new definitive guide for the home gardener with friendly, expert advice from Cass Turnbull, founder of Seattle's PlantAmnesty, whose mission is "to end the senseless torture and mutilation of trees and shrubs caused by mal-pruning." Here are ten commandments for preventing mal-pruning and other gardening sins: The Ten Gardener Commandments 1. Thou shalt not shear thy bush. 2. Thou shalt not top thy tree. 3. Thou shalt not plant thy sun-lover in the shade, nor thy shade-lover in the sun. 4. Thou shalt mulch. 5. Thou shalt not leave stubs. 6. Thou shalt not flush cut, neither shalt thou paint wounds. 7. Thou shalt not cover up the base of thy plant, or thy tree, or thy shrub. Neither with mulch, nor with soil, nor with any landscape material. 8. Thou shalt cut circling/girdling roots. 9. Thou shalt not compact the root zone of thy tree, nor trench near the trunk of thy tree. 10. Thou shalt not weed-whip the trunk of thy tree, nor bash it with thine mower, nor leave anything tied on thy tree or the branches of thy tree, as is done in the land of the philistines. From the Trade Paperback edition.