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  1. Plants for Tropical Landscapes: A Gardener's Guide
    Plants for Tropical Landscapes: A Gardener's Guide
    Plants for Tropical Landscapes: A Gardener's Guide
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  2. Plants for Tropical Landscapes: A Gardener's Guide

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Carefully selected plants add color, character, and charm to a wide variety of outdoor settings, providing much enjoyment and increasing the value of your home. Plants for Tropical Landscapes will help you select and group plants to create a successful tropical garden tailored to your needs and tastes. Gardeners and landscapers will find this treasury of more than 500 common plants easy to use and one of the most comprehensive guides available today.

Plants are organized by size (ground covers, low shrubs, medium shrubs, small trees) and are fully illustrated with more than 700 color photographs to aid in their identification. The book presents guidelines on plant characteristics, soil and water requirements, and suggested landscape use for each species. In addition, appendices list plants suitable for special uses (xeriscapes, windbreaks, night gardens) and sites (beach gardens, lanai, and houseplants).

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Specifications

Country
USA
Binding
Hardcover
Brand
Brand: University of Hawai'i Press
EAN
9780824820343
Edition
First Edition
Feature
Used Book in Good Condition
ISBN
0824820347
IsEligibleForTradeIn
1
Label
University of Hawai'i Press
Manufacturer
University of Hawai'i Press
MPN
789 colour illustrations
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
232
PartNumber
789 colour illustrations
PublicationDate
2000-08-01
Publisher
University of Hawai'i Press
ReleaseDate
2000-08-01
Studio
University of Hawai'i Press
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Plants for Tropical Landscapes addresses everything from ground covers to Palms, Xeriscape to lanais. It contains an impressive number of plants and its simple format makes it a joy to read. The book is clearly organized by the size of the plant, starting from the smallest (ground covers) and working its way up to largest plants in a tropical garden (trees over 50'). Along with beautiful color photographs, the physical characteristics of each plant, light and moisture requirements, preferred soil, wind, drought, and salt tolerance are all given. The authors also suggest practical ways the plants could be used in a tropical setting. This book does not bog the reader down with too many details, but gives everything necessary to plant your tropical garden.
Plants for Tropical Landscapes: A Gardener's Guide is just what I was looking for. Being raised in Hawaii, I have seen many of the plants in this book but don't know many of their names or uses. The authors give just the right amount of information to help you choose the right plant for the right location. It will be nice to help choose our plants with the landscapers instead of letting them make all of the decisions. I also really like the layout of the book which starts at ground covers and moves up in size through shrubs and trees, then on to vines, ferns and palms, etc. The pages have colored edge markings that assist in switching from chapter to chapter. Most of the coolest things included are located in the Appendices that should be extremely useful: Native Hawaiian Species; Xeriscape; Beach Garden; Hedges, Screens & Windbreaks; House & Lanai Plants; and the garden at night.

Even if you just want to know what plants are in your yard, you will enjoy this book. I wish... Read more
This is a wonderful book. We are starting from scratch beginning our landscape at our home and I really did not know a lot about all the different plants available! Wow..it is very inspiring and teaches you a lot too. Also, it is great for reference. I go to it often for information.
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