Author(s): ANDREW MIKOLAJSKI
This is the perfect sourcebook and reference manual for anyone building a garden plant collection and looking for inspiration and practical advice. It contains descriptions and essential cultivation information for over 3000 common garden plants. Entries are arranged alphabetically within plant categories for quick and easy reference. It includes essential advice on choosing plants for different soil types and garden locations. It is aimed at everyone from the new gardener to the experienced plant-selector. It comes with more than 950 clear and helpful photographs throughout. Choosing a collection of plants is one of the most enjoyable aspects of gardening, and this highly informative encyclopedia is the perfect companion for selecting the best plants to help you create a beautiful and uniquely personal garden. This accessible book includes familiar garden plant groups such as annuals, perennials and bulbs, as well as specialist plants such as orchids, alpines, and cacti and succulents. There are descriptions of each plant, with information on hardiness, size, and care and cultivation.
A wealth of photographs, showing plants either in detail or in their growing habit, lavishly illustrates the encyclopedia.
Andrew Mikolajski is an established and highly respected gardening expert. He edited the RHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers and the RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening, and he has written and contributed articles to major gardening magazines and journals. His published works include: The Practical Encyclopedia of Garden Pests and Diseases; The Busy Gardener's Guide; Conifers; Small Trees and Heathers; and The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of 1001 Garden Questions Answered.