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Complete guide to trees & shrubs
Cunningham, Linda Raglan.
First edition.
Publication Information:
Des Moines, Iowa : Meredith Books, [2004]

Physical Description:
224 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.

"Selecting, planting, growing, pruning"--cover.

"Ortho Books"--cover.
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SB435 .C66 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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- Learn how to frame outdoor living spaces by selecting the best foundation of trees, shrubs, and woody vines.

- Learn how to select woody plants for purpose, site adaptability, ornamental aspects, and care required.

- Popular encyclopedia format illustrates features, uses, siting, and care for 250 woody plant species.

- Detailed how-to for planting, pruning, maintenance, and pest control.

Table of Contents

The Right Plant for the Right Purposep. 6
Make Your Yard More Comfortablep. 8
Plants Shape Outdoor Spacep. 12
The Role of Stylep. 14
Trees in the Landscapep. 16
Fast-Growing vs. Permanentp. 18
Foundation Plantingsp. 20
The Right Plant for the Right Placep. 22
Soil, Light, and Airp. 24
Shady Gardensp. 26
Small Spacesp. 28
Planting and Carep. 30
Plantingp. 32
After Plantingp. 34
Caring for Established Trees and Shrubsp. 36
Pests and Pest Controlp. 38
Solving Tree and Shrub Problemsp. 40
The Art and Science of Pruningp. 50
Why Prune?p. 51
Pruning Affects Growthp. 54
How to Prunep. 56
When to Prunep. 58
Tools of the Tradep. 60
Pruning Safetyp. 62
Pruning Deciduous Treesp. 64
Pruning Deciduous Shrubsp. 70
Rejuvenating Shrubsp. 72
Pruning Rosesp. 73
Pruning Hedgesp. 76
Pruning Vinesp. 78
Pruning Evergreen Trees and Shrubsp. 80
Pruning Evergreen Treesp. 82
Pruning Broadleaf Evergreen Shrubsp. 84
Pruning Needled Evergreen Shrubsp. 86
Tree Selection and Growing Guidep. 88
The Right Tree for the Right Effectp. 90
Showy Flowersp. 92
Showy Fall Foliagep. 93
Late-Season Displayp. 94
Evergreensp. 96
Gallery of Treesp. 98
Shrub Selection Guidep. 142
Shrubs with Showy Leavesp. 144
Shrubs with Late-Season Appealp. 146
Shrubs with Year-Round Effectp. 148
Gallery of Shrubsp. 150
Selecting Woody Vinesp. 196
How Vines Growp. 197
Vines for Colorp. 198
Vines for Foliage and Late-Season Colorp. 200
Gallery of Vinesp. 202
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Mapp. 23
Resourcesp. 215
Indexp. 216
Metric Conversionsp. 223
Creditsp. 224