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Combining the authority of the AHS with the visual expertise of DK, this full-color gardening reference is the definitive guide for gardeners.
Simply the definitive full-color reference to the horticulture of North America, AHS Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers contains more than 8,000 plant profiles, over 4,250 photographs, and practical advice on everything from cultivation, pests, and diseases, to plant selection and identification
This is a great book for any gardener. It's filled with lots of helpful information, and illustrated photographs. All that I've looked up have been accurate in all aspects.
As a backyard gardener, if I could only have two books, I'd pair this one with The American Horticultural Societies A-Z encyclopedia of Garden Plants and I could garden happily and well informed for a long time.
A ponderous tome that looks dignified on the shelf, yet has not demonstrated its pertinence. I have owned this publication for a number of years and not found it to be relevant. The insufficiency of information, the indecipherable photographs, the miniscule graphs, and the omission of specific cultivars frustrate me in my searches. Additionally, I dislike its organization by color and size. This internet purchase does not correspond with my needs.
A nice book good information and photos. I don't like how its categorized. I much prefer it being alphabetical so you can just look up the name of what you want instead of having to go to a certain category to look it up. It does have a great plant dictionary. I sill prefer the AHS A-Z edition.