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A guide to using more than flowers to make a beautiful garden, this
book discusses the small trees and shrubs that make up much of the
structure for contemporary gardens. Trees and shrubs are arranged
according to months of interest with many of the trees'
characteristics described through multiple seasons flowers in
spring, foliage in summer, foliage and fruit in fall, and bark in
winter. Gardeners can find the information they need quickly, and
each of the 272 entries include beautiful photographs showing the
plant characteristics in a natural setting. Specific gardening
information is listed for each tree the plant type, zone grown in,
fruit or flower, habit or foliage, height, width, spacing, light,
soil, care, uses in the garden, problems, insider's tips, and
complimentary plants. Deciduous, evergreen, and broadleaf evergreen
trees and shrubs are all profiled.
Where does the apricot tree come from? Why is the oak-tree regarded
as the king of all trees? What is made from the walnut tree? Why
were lindens planted around churches in the Middle Ages? What are
the birch-tree's pharmaceutical properties? Why is the yew's shade
deemed to be dangerous? Exquisitely illustrated with colourful
lithographs, this little album is a pocket-sized encyclopaedia,
containing hundreds of anecdotes on around 80 species of trees.
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9782812313318 The Little Books of Birds ISBN 9782812316364 The
Little book of Versailles ISBN 9782812317804 The Little Book of
Roses ISBN 9782379640810 The Little Book of Medicinal Plants ISBN
9782812319815 The Little Book of The Language of Flowers ISBN
9782812318924 The Little Book of The Moon ISBN 9782379641046
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