The Firefly Encyclopedia of Trees & Shrubs
Illustrated A-Z of Over 8500 PlantsBook - 2001
This beautifully illustrated plant encyclopedia gives comprehensive information on more than 8500 trees and shrubs from around the world. All of the well-loved favorites, such as camellias, roses, rhododendrons, oaks and pines are covered, as well as hundreds of lesser-known exotic plants.
Each entry details the plant origin, appearance, growth habit, flowering time, and cultivation requirements. Photographs include stunning full color shots of plants in their natural habitats plus close-ups of bark, leaf, fruit and flowers.
Canadian gardening expert Jennifer Bennett has contributed an extensive introduction that includes comprehensive information on trees and shrubs native to Canada and cultivation notes particular to the Canadian climate. Botanical classification, the uses of trees and shrubs by humans in culture, industry, and medicine, and forest types and diversity are some of the additional topics discussed.
For the first edition only, The Firefly Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs comes with a CD-ROM of the book contents. With information accessible by cross-reference, readers will find the CD-ROM particularly useful in garden planning and choosing plants for particular conditions.