Armitage's Garden Annuals

Armitage's Garden Annuals

A Color Encyclopedia

eBook - 2004
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Horticulturists, students, and dedicated home gardeners will be familiar with Armitage's authority on this topic from his more technical Manual of Annuals, Biennials, and Half-Hardy Perennials. That volume was singled out as a winner of the Choice Academic Book Award, the American Horticultural Society Book Award, and the Garden Writers of America Golden Globe Award. While this new offering is a perfect pictorial companion to the Manual, it also stands alone with its personal commentary and inspiring advice on the most interesting, important, or overlooked plants. Armitage selects proven specimens from nearly 200 genera of plants and evaluates their garden-worthiness and sheer beauty. With humor, authority, and a wealth of practical experience, Armitage offers invaluable insights into those plants that truly earn their keep — and a few that do not! He has illustrated the entries with more than 1300 stunning color photos, rounded out by more than two dozen helpful lists of plants suitable for particular situations or uses, including plants for cool-summer areas, plants for dry situations, edible plants, container plants, shade plants, vines, and flowers for cutting.

With humor, authority, and a wealth of practical experience, Armitage offers invaluable insights into nearly 200 genera.

Book News
After introductory remarks that include his profession of love for all plants "as long as they look good," Armitage (horticulture, U. of Atlanta, Georgia) provides plant descriptions with his color photos of Abelmoschus (ornamental okra) to zinnia, guidelines for selecting plants for specific niches, and the USDA hardiness zone map. The volume is intended as a complement to the more in-depth Armitage's Manual of Annuals, Biennials, and Half-Hardy Perennials . Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
In Armitage's Garden Annuals, author Allan M. Armitage selects proven specimens from nearly 200 genera of plants and evaluates their gardenworthiness and sheer beauty. With humor, authority, and a wealth of practical experience, Armitage offers invaluable insights into those plants that truly earn their keep - and a few that do not! He has illustrated them with more than 1300 stunning color photos, making this the definitive photographic reference to annuals, biennials, and tender perennials.
The encyclopedia is rounded out by more than two dozen helpful lists of plants suitable for particular situations or uses, including plants for cool-summer areas, plants for dry situations, edible plants, container plants, shade plants, vines, and flowers for cutting.

Publisher: Portland : Timber Press, c2004
ISBN: 9781417580392
1417580399
Characteristics: 1 online resource (368 p.) : col. ill., col. map
Alternative Title: Garden annuals

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