Encyclopedia of Gardening

Encyclopedia of Gardening

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Update to include new techniques and to reflect current trends -- such as the growing popularity of green roofs and crevice gardening -- the Encyclopedia of Gardening guides readers expertly through the latest gardening techniques, details information on garden planning and design, covers useful tools and materials, and features an extensive glossary of plants, including trees, shrubs, and perennials.

Written by experts and including an expanded section on how to grow fruit and vegetables in containers, the Encyclopedia of Gardening is the world's finest and most authoritative source of horticultural advice.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 752 pages
  • 234 x 279 x 53mm | 3,107g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised, Updated
  • Halftones, color; Illustrations, color
  • 0756698286
  • 9780756698287
  • 802,317

About Christopher Brickell

Christopher Brickell, former director general of the Royal Horticultural Society, is an eminent horticulturalist. In 1976 he was awarded the RHS Victoria Medal of Honour for his services to horticulture, followed by the CBE in 1991. A former editor of The Plantsman, he has published many botanical and horticultural papers and articles, and chaired the International Commission for the Nomenclature of Cultivated Plants. In 1990 he was editor in chief for the first edition of Dorling Kindersley's bestselling Royal Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers (now in its fifth edition and with sales of more than a million copies in the UK). This was followed by the Royal Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Gardening, Royal Horticultural Society A–Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, and Royal Horticultural Society Pruning & Training. He has completed full updates of both the A–Z of Garden Plants and Pruning & Training.Dr. Carol Cooper, MA, MB, BChir, MRCP, is a physician in London, as well as a prolific medical writer, broadcaster, and teacher. She is the author of several DK books, including Twins. She has three sons.Paula M. Elbirt is a licensed pediatrician based in New York City. She spent most of her career in private practice and medical school professorships until a 1989 appearance on a morning show instilled in her a love of public education. From then on, Elbirt broadened her work to include child advocacy and childhood education, appearing regularly on talk shows and news networks, and in magazines. Elbrit is the author of several books on science-based parenting, including Dr. Paula's Good Nutrition Guide for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers: Answers to Parents' Most Common Questions Plus Help for Coping with Fussy Eaters, as well as Dr. Paula's House Calls to Your Newborn.Fern Marshall Bradley is a writer and editor of books pertaining to sustainable living, organic gardening, and organic farming. She is the author of Building Raised Beds and Saving Vegetable Seeds, The Organic Gardener's Handbook of Natural Insect and Disease Control, and Rodale's Organic Gardening.
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