Good Book on Plant Identification

pcchristy(z7 GA)February 9, 2004

Hi everyone!

I've recently started a new job managing a huge garden. I'd like to find a great book with pictures for plant identification. Any suggestions? Name, author and ISBN numbers would be helpful so I can find a book to purchase.

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plumism(z4-5 MA)

A great book that many pros use is: American Horticultural Society A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants

    Bookmark   February 11, 2004 at 3:52PM
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gardenpaws_VA(z7 NoVA)

I'd also recommend the series of books by Roger Phillips and Martyn Rix - 2 volumes on perennials, one on annuals and biennials. Lots of good color pictures, including different varieties, and for many plants, a picture of the plant in its native landscape. For me, that's almost the most useful aspect, because it tells me far more than the usual brief description about what conditions and companions the plant likes. (There are separate volumes on Roses and Shrubs, as well.)

Here is a link that might be useful: a great alpine nursery, but also a super list of books

    Bookmark   February 11, 2004 at 11:26PM
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