Hardcover: 604 pages
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated (September 1, 2001)
Product Dimensions: 9 x 1.9 x 6 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #764,823 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #30 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Flowers > Annuals #115 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Flowers > Perennials #599 in Books > Reference > Encyclopedias & Subject Guides > Gardening
Armitage is #1 when it comes to bedding and garden plants, and this book shows it. His manual is a top-notch resource and includes his own personal insights into each plant. Unlike other references that are boring and dry, Armitage makes the material spring to life!The line drawings in this book are spectacular as well, and the middle of the book includes several pages of full-color photographs. Very professional and highly recommended.
Unfortunately the book is incomplete. Chapter 8, pages 225 to 256 are missing! I will be returning the book ASAP. Otherwise the content is invaluable for the backyard gardener as well as the professional landscaper. Allan Armitage has an incredible working knowledge of perennial and annual plants.
This is great book to ref back and forth in. Wish that it was in paperback instead of a hardback, making it eaiser to ref with other books, but still a must in a gardeners collection
Bought this for my son for one of his classes he seems to enjoy using it.
My son used this book for his class Herbaceous Landscapes at University of Delaware. He is so turned on by the information in this book. There are great reference pictures and even though the class has ended, he refers to the book quite often. Found it to be very useful!
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