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Botanical Garden Volume II By Roger Phillips

Botanical Garden Volume II by Roger Phillips

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This major reference work covers over 550 genera of annuals and perennials in outstanding colour photographs and detailed text. The perfect guide (and gift) for gardeners and botanists.

Botanical Garden Volume II Summary

Botanical Garden Volume II: Perennials and Annuals by Roger Phillips

The second book in a major two-volume reference work by Roger Phillips and Martyn Rix which covers over 1,000 genera in outstanding colour photographs and authoritative, detailed text. Bridging the gap between scientific texts and everyday horticultural books, this guide provides an unrivalled insight into the relationships between garden plants and their environments, the history of plant development (as studied through fossils), and the most up-to-date DNA studies, set to revolutionise classification. It will become an indispensable aid to any aspiring gardener.

Botanical Garden Volume II: Perennials and Annuals focuses on herbaceous plants, covering over 550 genera of annuals, biennials, perennials, bulbs, and aquatic plants. New DNA studies proved vitally important in the classification of these plants, which was previously imprecise. Starting with the ancient and intriguing mosses and ferns, the book moves though all the flowering plants so indispensable to our gardens and our tables, closing with a separate section on the distinctive reeds and grasses.

Botanical Garden Volume II Reviews

The ultimate Christmas gift for garden lovers, this is as valuable an addition to a gardener's library as the RHS Guide to Garden Plants. Published in two volumes, they are divided into trees and shrubs and perennials and annuals, ordered to reflect new developments in DNA identification and classification. "A photographic record of the genera of trees and shrubs/herbaceous plants of interest to the gardener" is an understatement. It is a visual feast of garden plants, gloriously illustrated with the pioneering botanical-drawing style photographs of Roger Phillips. The accompanying text by Martyn Rix is of the standard expected by someone so highly regarded in the horticultural world and holder of a Gold Veitch Memorial medal from the Royal Horticultural Society. He gives descriptions, key recognition features, ecology and geography and a personal comment for each genus making this a comprehensive guide to today's horticultural offerings. The author's partnership of nearly 30 years has resulted in a work totally in tune with and complemented by each other: a work of beauty and botanical fact combined making this an important new definitive work on the subject of garden plants. - Lucy Watson

About Roger Phillips

In 1975 Roger Phillips began his life's major work of photographing and publishing pictures of the world's garden plants. He set out to develop an encyclopedic collection of books to show the difference between plants as diverse as mosses, roses and annuals. His first book, Wild Flowers of Britain (1977), was a huge success, selling 400,000 copies in the first year. He has since written numerous additional volumes (often with his co-author Martyn Rix) selling over six million copies worldwide. Roger has written and presented two major six-part TV series on gardening (BBC & Channel 4). Famed for his ebullient personality and garish red glasses, he has become a well-recognized figure in the world of gardening.

Martyn Rix is a leading botanist, plant collector, gardener, independent botanical advisor and writer. Rix has traveled throughout the world to collect and photograph wild plants. He and award-winning photographer Roger Phillips have collaborated on over twenty-five books such as Roses and Vegetables. Martyn Rix also works at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew as editor of Curtis's Botanical Magazine.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter - 1: Sphagnum moss and Polytrichum
  • Chapter - 2: Ferns
  • Chapter - 3: Thalictrum, Buttercup, and Hellebore
  • Chapter - 4: Poppy and Corydalis
  • Chapter - 5: Silene and Carnation
  • Chapter - 6: Polygonum and Fallopia
  • Chapter - 7: Saxifrage, Astilbe, and Heuchera
  • Chapter - 8: Geranium and Pelargonium
  • Chapter - 9: Bean, Lupin, and Lathyrus
  • Chapter - 10: Stock and Aubrieta
  • Chapter - 11: Primrose and Cyclamen
  • Chapter - 12: Tobacco and Petunia
  • Chapter - 13: Pulmonaria
  • Chapter - 14: Mullein and Figwort
  • Chapter - 15: Mint, Origanum, and Sage
  • Chapter - 16: Campanula
  • Chapter - 17: Doronicum, Rudbeckia, Sunflower, and Aster
  • Chapter - 18: Nymphaea
  • Chapter - 19: Butomus
  • Chapter - 20: Lilium, Fritillaria, and Tulip
  • Chapter - 21: Orchis
  • Chapter - 22: Iris, Gladiolus, and Crocus
  • Chapter - 23: Daylily, Daffodil, and Snowdrop
  • Chapter - 24: Hyancinth, Muscari, and Hosta
  • Chapter - 25: Sedges and Grasses
    • Section - i: Glossary
    • Section - ii: Bibliography
    • Index - iii: Index

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Botanical Garden Volume II: Perennials and Annuals by Roger Phillips
Used - Very Good
Pan Macmillan
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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