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Reviews of Canadian Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers

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Author (1): Christopher Brickell
Author (2): Trevor J. Cole

Hardcopy edition:
Publish date: September 2001
Published by: Dorling Kindersley (DK Publishing)
List price: $69.95 CDN
ISBN Number: 1553630068


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Positive spklatt On Nov 24, 2004, spklatt wrote:

This is an excellent, large book, containing over 8 000 plants, and 4 250 beautiful colour photographs.
It's designed specifically for Canadian gardeners but would be of interest to all.

Chapter titles include:

Plant Names and Origins
Creating a Garden
Plant Selector
The Plant Catalogue [over 400 pages, listing Trees, Shrubs, Roses, Climbers, Perennials, Annuals & Biennials, Rock Plants, Bulbs, Water Plants, Cacti and other Succulents]
The Plant Dictionary [another 330 pages of text only, listing almost all the cultivars and varieties you could think of, including common names]

Each plant in the Plant Catalogue section has its own photograph, and the trees and shrubs have a thumbnail silhouette sketch, which is a useful and seldom-seen feature. This book is highly recommended!!

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