Encyclopedia of Garden Plants for Every Location: Featuring More Than 3,000 Plants (Hardcover)

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Discover everything you need to transform your empty plot into a stunning garden oasis with this gardening encyclopedia.

This horticultural gem includes more than 2,000 recommendations from gardening experts and features valuable information and advice to expand on your gardening ideas. 

Planning your garden has never been this easy with this informative planting guide that every gardener needs on their bookshelf. Here’s what you’ll find inside:

   • Includes planting suggestions for over 30 types of sites, from notoriously dry ground by a hedge or fence to cracks in walls or paving
   • Explains how to assess site and soil, and presents a stunning range of plant partners and planting schemes
   • Includes a comprehensive range of more than 3,000 plants organized by size and situation
   • Simple recipes show you how to create beautiful beds, borders and garden designs
   • A “Special Effects” section helps you find plants with fragrant, colorful or architectural properties and offers solutions to common gardening problems and pests, like slugs, rabbits and deer

Whether you have a small urban garden or sprawling acres of land, this gardening guide will help you every step of the way to create your garden masterpiece! You’ll discover a wealth of information on sections like which plants thrive in shady spots or whittle away in bright sunny areas, or “Special Effects” themes like Asian or Greek-inspired garden designs.

The Encyclopedia of Garden Plants for Every Location is produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution, whose Smithsonian's Gardens creates and manages the Smithsonian's outdoor gardens, interiorscapes, and horticulture-related collections and exhibits.

Your dream garden is within reach thanks to this helpful gardening reference book, perfect for gardeners looking to make the most out of their plot.

About the Author

DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world leading illustrated reference publisher and a member of the Penguin Random House division of Bertelsmann. DK publishes highly visual, photographic non-fiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 100 countries and over 60 languages, with offices in the UK, India, US, Germany, China, Canada, Spain and Australia.

DK's aim is to inspire, educate and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics, with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.

Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery and parenting. 

DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the best-selling LEGO® books.

DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series.


Praise For…

"Next time you are wandering around looking for a spot to slip in one more plant, this book might send your trowel in an entirely new direction." — The American Gardener

Product Details
ISBN: 9781465414397
ISBN-10: 1465414398
Publisher: DK
Publication Date: September 15th, 2014
Pages: 400
Language: English