Publisher description for Taylor's encyclopedia of plants / edited by Frances Tenenbaum.

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Counter Gardening has many aspects, and gardeners have different interests, but the single incontrovertible fact is that everything begins with plants. And every gardener, novice or expert, needs a good plant encyclopedia. With descriptions of more than 1,000 species, hundreds of line drawings, and 1,200 color photos, the Taylor's Encyclopedia of Garden Plants will be as useful twenty years from now as it is today. Readers will find much to rely on as they use the encyclopedia in a number of ways: as an identification guide, as a guide to the best species and cultivars for their own garden locations and growing conditions, and, finally, as a source of information on cultivating and propagating the plants they want to grow. The encyclopedia, organized alphabetically by botanical names, includes a common name index to make the book accessible to both beginners and longtime gardeners. Also included in this definitive reference are the newly revised U.S. Department of Agriculture Zone Map, a glossary of gardening terms, and an illustrated guide to propagation. As with all books in the Taylor's Guide series, the encyclopedia is thorough, accurate, dependable, and useful. The text is informative and readable, while the many photographs and line drawings enhance the beautiful layout. Like gardening itself, Taylor's Encyclopedia of Garden Plants will bring its readers immediate pleasure and satisfying, long-term rewards.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Plants, Ornamental Encyclopedias