04 Oct '11, 9am

Dirr's Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs

Dirr's Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs

This book is being hailed as the "horticultural publishing event of the year" and that's probably no exaggeration. Professor Michael A. Dirr is THE MAN when it comes to woody plants. And I agree with all the blurbs - that this 951-page Bible of woody plants is a "trove of beauty and substance", "a photographic tour-de-force", "the ultimate reference", "smart, opinionated, comprehensive, wonderful" - all true! So put this on your Christmas wish list - or birthday or anniversary, whatever applies - because at $80, you probably won't buy it for yourself but you'll love owning it, as I do. You'll spend hours poring over its 3,500 photos and the highly readable text, which is not just exhaustive but best of all, opinionated! Some favorite bits Dirr tells you the real deal, not marketing BS, like which plants are disappointments. And he tells you where native plants are native t...

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