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Reviews of Growing Tropical Plants

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Author (1): John Mason

Softcopy edition:
Publish date: June 1998
Published by: Kangaroo Press
List price: $14.95
ISBN Number: 0864178093



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Negative Monocromatico On Aug 28, 2004, Monocromatico wrote:

This book opens with a brief description on the basics of tropical gardening.

The species are grouped according to cathegories ("Trees and Shrubs", "Climbers", Bamboos, Grasses and Grass-Like Plants", etc), organized in alphabetical order of Genus, also featuring family and common name. Some plants lack the complete scientific name. Each plant has a description of their appearance, estabilishment, culture, and available species and cultivars. These descriptions are very brief, and often insuficient.

There are a few pictures in the middle of the book, and only a few species are covered there.

The only positive aspects of this book is the variety of plants described there (hundreds, I believe), and the price (at the time, it was something around US$ 5.00, I think). But it lacks a deep insight on the species (genera, since it not always goes into species) most times.

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