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e-Book Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture, Propagation and Uses epub download

Author: Michael A. Dirr
ISBN: 0875633447
Pages: 1007 pages
Publisher: Stipes Pub Llc; 4th edition (September 1990)
Language: English
Category: Biological Sciences
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e-Book Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture, Propagation and Uses epub download

by Michael A. Dirr



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This extensive reference book lists hundreds of woody landscape plants. Dirr has a very clear writing style and knows his subject in and out. My only critique is that his point of view is very SW oriented, which is to be expected from any plant specialist

This extensive reference book lists hundreds of woody landscape plants. Each entry includes identification characteristics related to leaves, buds, and stems. Most are accompanied by an illustration of the leaf or branch. My only critique is that his point of view is very SW oriented, which is to be expected from any plant specialist. I am in the NW and our trees get REAL big here, so I use his info on heights loosely.

Photographic Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Form and Function in the Landscape. Dirr's Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs. Dr. Dirr has done a fantastic job of compiling all of this information (and a few welcome opinions) for a couple thousand landscape plants into one consise work. When I have a question, this book is usually my first stop. Information on common species is very comprehensive.

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Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture, Propagation and Uses. My treasured copy has been used for years and was signed by Michael Dirr after a hort lecture. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Издание: 3, иллюстрированное, исправленное.

The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation: From Seed to. .excellent reference book. Just keep in mind that Dr. Dirr is coming from a Georgia climate perspective so keep that in mind.

I use this book all the time because I am always trying to identify a species of plant, or a cultivar within a species. Mostly for customers, but also myself. It is also quite helpful in determining what cultivars are likely to do well, and which ones have underperformed in the landscape (in the opinion of the author of course).

Author Michael A Dirr. Publication Year 2009. Publisher Stipes Pub Llc.

Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification Ornamental Characteristics is ready for immediate shipment to any location. This is a brand new book at a great price. Author Michael A Dirr.

Over 1,100 species and their propagation requirements by seeds, cuttings, grafting and budding, and tissue culture are discussed in exhaustive detail. Essentially a recipe book for making more trees and shrubs, this reference is a high-level how-to. Format Paperback 424 pages.

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Zyniam
WARNING! Do not buy the paperback version. After five weeks of gentle use--it never left my desk--pages began falling out. Not tearing out, but simply falling out, as if the binding glue had failed. Amazon, to their credit, allowed me to return the paperback copy past the normal 30 day limit. Thank you Amaz-ing-on. Still need the book--hopefully the hardcopy will be more durable.
Venemarr
This is another text book that is actually fun to read. The front contains basic scientific information about plants. Leaf structure and how it is defined, reproduction, flower structure, etc. The body of the book is species of plants and cultivars. There are not any color pictures or photographs. Merely line drawing for individual leaves and flowers. It is arranged in alphabetical order based on Latin name. There is cross reference in the back that has common names.

I use this book all the time because I am always trying to identify a species of plant, or a cultivar within a species. Mostly for customers, but also myself. It is also quite helpful in determining what cultivars are likely to do well, and which ones have underperformed in the landscape (in the opinion of the author of course). The author frequently expresses his opinion, and he does so in an entertaining fashion that makes using this book fun. There are lists of what plants are quick references for what plants work well in different soil or moisture condition. What zone plants are suited to. Some indicate air pollution tolerance. There is a wealth of information in this publication.

If you are an amateur looking for an easy identification guide, or something with great photos, this is not going to suit your needs. I would suggest:
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If you are a student that must buy this book for class....keep this book safe! If you work in the nursery or landscape industry and seriously love plants, this can be one of your best friends.
Uriel
While I usually classify Dr. Dirr's books as additions to the basic gardening library, I have to include this one in the basic book section--one you should have. Most all of us have woody landscape plants and among us the knowledge of how to care for them is mixed. Having been associated with the Master Gardener Volunteer program in three states, I find this book to contain the answers to many relevant questions that presented to the call in volunteers.
Oghmaghma
This was a "recommended" book for a horticulture class. I'm so glad I bought it. The information is presented in a friendly style, like you're sitting down for a cup of coffee with the author and he's telling you about the interesting plants he has seen and grown. Details of various cultivars make this a valuable reference that I'm sure I'll use frequently.
Alister
I received this book today only to find out that the lettering in some pages washed off like if the printer ran out of ink. The entire book seems like if it was printed at a regular printing machine, i disregarded that detail, just to find out later that page 586 fell out of the book like if it was never attached to it, or glued to it, and i just opened this book for the first time because i received it today! I'm going to return this printed copy of the book and get the hardcover version.
Meri
excellent reference book. Just keep in mind that Dr. Dirr is coming from a Georgia climate perspective so keep that in mind. The book has all the most common woody landscaping plants.
Unnis
At first glance this book does not look like much next to the stack of glossy, color gardening books. Spend a half-hour with it and it's value becomes apparent. No photos but that doesn't hurt this book's usefulness at all. The drawings in this book are extremely helpful. I have an "Elm thing" that a relative was positive was an American Elm. I had my doubts since I think it was planted by bird droppings. I opened up the manual and looked at those line drawings and saw the new buds on Siberian Elm are spherical and the ones on American are pointed. The buds on my tree are round. A positive ID.

Information on how plants do in California is rather sketchy but there are tidbits in this book you won't find anywhere else.

This is no dry treatise: When Dirr gets on the subject of a plant he hates, it makes entertaining reading. Some of his commentary is thought provoking as well.

I bought the hardcover. Someone mentioned the thin pages. At 1200 or so pages they need to be to save your back. The cover looks like it can be wiped off with a damp cloth and the binding is sewn, not glued. With reasonable care this book will last a long time.

Should be on every gardener's shelf.
The book is fantastic...it is extensive, very detailed and precise, the drawings are accurate and lovely. All in all, I'm very pleased with the book and am certain it will be very useful among my reference books.
The bad things was that about the last fourth of the pages had a severe crease in them that made it hard to use for a long time. I put it under a large stack of books and used it from that weighted stack with much effort. It has straightened out a great deal, but is still not perfect. I needed it immediately or I would have refused to accept it, and returned it.