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  1. Bamboos
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  2. Bamboos

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Using bamboos as design elements is stressed in this encyclopedia of species particularly suited for use in the garden or in containers. It also provides essential information for growing these exotic treelike grasses successfully.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Binding
Hardcover
Brand
Brand: Timber Press, Incorporated
EAN
9780881922684
Edition
New edition
Feature
Used Book in Good Condition
Format
Illustrated
ISBN
0881922684
Label
Timber Press, Incorporated
Manufacturer
Timber Press, Incorporated
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
128
PublicationDate
1992-10-01
Publisher
Timber Press, Incorporated
Studio
Timber Press, Incorporated
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Before Michael Bell's book, "The Gardener's Guide to Growing Temperate Bamboos," was published early in 2000, for many years "Bamboos" by Christine Recht and Max Wetterwald was the only fully color photo illustrated volume on growing and landscaping with bamboo that was readily available in the United States. Originally translated from the German, it remains one of the best guides not only for the excellent photographs but also for the charming text. "Bamboos" has sections on bamboo types (clumping and running) and basic morphology, practical chapters on how to plant, care for and limit the growth of bamboo, an encyclopedic section listing bamboos by species, qualities, climate, and requirements, and specialist chapters on such niceties as growing bamboo in containers and using them in bonsai. There are a couple of captions in the book that are applied to the wrong photographs, and some of the information given is occasionally contradicted in... Read more
Still one of the most visual works on bamboo, originally translated from a German book, "Bamboo"s, by Christine Recht & Max F. Wetterwald, is wonderfully filled with color pictures of many bamboo species, and the black and white drawings are very clear, especially in explaining the paticulars of both running, and non invasive varieties. The individual description's are compact, yet informative, leaving room for a large volume of cultivars, with a general introduction to each type first. I counted more than 85 species, 34 of which are the popular Phyllostachys. The book is of good manufacture, and my hardback is still in great shape.
This was purchased to replace a Bamboo book my mother lost in Katrina. She loves it!
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