A bestseller since its debut in , this indispensable and handy reference has now been expanded and updated to include an appendix on. Timber Press, – Gardening – pages Brian Capon received a Ph.D. in botany from the University of Chicago and was for thirty years professor of. Aimed at amateur and professional gardeners, this provides a practical working knowledge of the principles of plant life, including growth, organization.

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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. This book explains the actually works of the plant and gives you whys of where you should plant them in the particular places and when you should plant them to best meet the needs of the plant. Some interesting things included photos of the same plant under different growing conditions and gorgeous electron microscope photographs.

Sep 01, Linda rated it really liked it. Adapting to a Hostile World, was published by Timber Press inand he occasionally writes on various topics. The plant is smarter than you think: Add both to Cart Add both to List. See other online stores. We ended up skipping around a lot, but eventually read the whole thing.

Buy the selected items together This item: An essential overview of vrian science behind plants for beginning and advanced gardeners alike. The explanations are simple and easily understandable, although in the last chapters the diagrams are not very intuitive but nothing that a good online video search doesn’t promptly clarify.

Botany for Gardeners

Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: This book is not necessary for the adverage gardner it is mainly for the geeky person who wants to look beyond just the pretty flowers or foliage. I participated in a Master Gardener class a few years back. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.


Overall, this is a great book for anyone interested in t This is an excellent primer on botanical topics. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. But after the initial disappointment faded grian the book turned out to be really pleasant. He recommended this book highly. There is a lot of info to absorb, but, overall, I enjoyed reading it.

This is a great, easy to read, interesting intro to the world of botany. I thank him immensely. The answers to these and other questions about complex plant processes, written in everyday language, allow gardeners and horticulturists to understand plants “from the plant’s point of view. I was reading this book for an hour at a time sitting in the front garden, luxuriating in the subtropical winter sunshine, so I could leap up and examine leaves and stems as needed or just contemplate the plants around me in a new light.

Dec 10, Sherry rated it gardenefs was amazing Shelves: Account Options Gardenerd in. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not bitany.

See all reviews. Two dozen new photos and illustrations make this new edition even richer with information. For thirty years he was Professor of Botany at California State University, Los Angeles, where he taught courses ranging from undergraduate general botany to advanced subjects for graduate students.


Two dozen new photos and illustrations make this new edition even more attractive than its predecessor. Paperbackpages. Really emphasizes what a fascinating world this is!

gardeers I was skeptical at first how studying these biological processes some of which I already knew about was going to translate into gardening but I learned so much! The pictures and diagrams and occasional “did you know” tidbits add to the understanding. A bestseller since fir debut inthis indispensable and handy reference has now been expanded and updated to include an appendix on plant taxonomy and a comprehensive index.

His other book, Plant Survival: Oct 17, Meghan rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Timber Press- Gardening – pages. I was hoping for more “for gardeners” and a lot less “botany” – an introduction to gardening on solid botanical grounds.

The author has a good sense of the practical questions gardeners face as well as a deep understanding of botany and is able to communicate concepts without being too arcane or too popular dumbed-down. American Horticultural Society Plant Propagation: Lists with This Book.

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I personally love to be able to go to different areas and States and identify plants and trees. Quotes from Botany for Gardeners.

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