A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants (RHS)
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A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants (RHS)

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The 15000 plants featured in this encyclopedia have been selected by consultants from the UK, North America and Europe. They include not only tried and tested garden favourites, but also a selection of unusual species and cultivars. The plants are arranged alphabetically by botanical name. Common names are cross-referenced throughout, enabling plants to be found easily, ev...more
Unknown Binding, 1080 pages
Published July 23rd 1998 by DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) (first published 1996)
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Ruric Amhari
Excellent two volumed encyclopidia (V1 A-j, V2 K-Z).

Sections on how to use the book, botany for the gardener, cultivation and ornamental plant groups.

main bulk of both volumes in an A-Z which gives brief description, into on hardiness, cultivation, propagation and pests & diseases. Also info on cultivars and variants. Some small thumbnail photos and line drawings for illustration.
Aaron Dart
If it grows you will find it in this book. Regarded world wide as the plant bible
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
The only annoying thing about this incredible book is you have to know the Latin name for a plant in order to look it up. Otherwise, it's as comprehensive as anyone could wish, and also "correct" (for instance, it lists pelargoniums under pelargoniums, not geraniums, one of my pet peeves).
Mary
Great resource. I've never failed to find what I'm looking for here.
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