Deciduous Garden Trees and Shrubs Author:Anthony Huxley Deciduous trees and shrubs are favored by gardeners, landscape architects, horticulturists, and nurserymen for their desirable qualities: they are long-lasting, require little maintenance, and exhibit an enormous range of form, foliage, flowers, and fruits. — This beautifully illustrated guide to their selection and cultivation is the perfect ide... more »a book for the amateur gardener and a valuable reference for the professional. Two hundred families, genera, species and subspecies are pictured in four-color plates. An accompanying text fully describes each plant, and provides notes on soil and cultivation. A general introduction outlines the uses and positioning of the plants, with instructions on planting, supporting, pruning and treating pests and diseases.
A special feature of the book are scale drawings that indicate the approximate height, breadth, and form of growth in relation to the size of an average house or adult ? allowing the gardener to estimate what the size of trees and shrubs will be in the future years.« less