by Penelope O'Sullivan
An in-depth guide to using trees and shrubs as landscaping elements, this book covers everything you need to know to select, plant and maintain woody plants.
The first section covers principles of landscape design, with advice on choosing trees and shrubs based on factors ranging from topography and climate to your need for shade and privacy. The second section explains planting and care techniques, including site selection, watering, pruning, and controlling pests and disease, among other topics. The final section lists 348 species from abelia to zenobia, including selected cultivars, with specific tips on caring for each.
Containing hundreds of color photos, diagrams and step-by-step instructions, the book is full of both practical insights and inspiring examples to help beautify almost any property.
Softcover, 8-1/2"×11", 408 pages, 2007.