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Magill's Encyclopedia of Science, Plant Life [electronic resources] by
Call Number: QK7.M34 2002 Online
Publication Date: 2002-11-01
A scientific yet easy-to-understand survey of topics pertaining to the plant kingdom and botany classes, Plant Life surveys 379 topics, from cell structure to classification, to economic, medicinal, cultural, and environmental issues. [print requestable from remote storage]
The American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers by
Call Number: SB403.2 .A46 2002
Publication Date: 2002-11-15
Combining the authority of the AHS with the visual expertise of DK, this full-color gardening reference is the definitive guide for gardeners. Simply the definitive full-color reference to the horticulture of North America, AHS Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers contains more than 8,000 plant profiles, over 4,250 photographs, and practical advice on everything from cultivation, pests, and diseases, to plant selection and identification
A to Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants by
Call Number: SB403.2 .A45 2004
Publication Date: 2004-10-18
With over 15,000 entries and updated from the original A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden, this is undoubtedly the most complete and authoritative garden plant guide ever published. Includes hundreds of new plants and photos.
American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Gardening by An essential volume packed with authoritative advice for all gardeners, The American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Gardening guides readers expertly through the latest gardening techniques, details information on garden planning and design, and covers useful tools and materials.
Call Number: SB450.95 .A45 2003
Publication Date: 2003-09-08
Dirr's Hardy Trees and Shrubs by
Call Number: SB435.5 .D556 1997 (Main and Reference collections)
Publication Date: 1997-10-01
This bestselling encyclopedia, illustrated with brilliant photographs, describes the best woody plants adapted to cooler climates, showing both habit and details of more than 500 species, and including some 700 additional cultivars and varieties. Brief cultural information is supplied for each plant, as well as Dirr's perceptive comments and opinions.
Plant Families by Most of us lump plants together in one big family, and when pressed can only explain their grouping by what they're not--not an animal, not a mineral, and so just a plant. In reality, there are hundreds of different plant families, each grouped logically by a unique family history and genealogy. This brings sense and order to the more than a quarter of a million different plant species covering a diverse spectrum that includes soaring sequoias (Cupressaceae), squat prickly pear (Cactaceae), and luxuriant roses (Rosaceae). Plant Families is an easy-to-use, beautifully illustrated guide to the more than one hundred core plant families every horticulturist, gardener, or budding botanist needs to know. It introduces the basics of plant genealogy and teaches readers how to identify and understand the different structures of flowers, trees, herbs, shrubs, and bulbs. It then walks through each family, explaining its origins and range, and describing characteristics such as size, flowers, and seeds. Each family is accompanied by full-color botanical illustrations and diagrams. "Uses For" boxes planted throughout the book provide practical gardening tips related to each family. We have much to gain by learning about the relationships between plant families. By understanding how botanists create these groupings, we can become more apt at spotting the unique characteristics of a plant and identify them faster and more accurately. Understanding plant families also helps us to make sense of--and better appreciate--the enormous biological diversity of the plant kingdom.
Call Number: QK95 .B378 2017
Publication Date: 2017-10-07
Stearn's Dictionary of Plant Names for Gardeners by
Call Number: QK11 .S6 2002
Publication Date: 2002-11-25
In this book Stearn gives the meaning and origin of some 6000 botanical names, selecting those most likely to be encountered by gardeners and horticulturists. No other single source provides so much etymological information for the gardener, the result of years of scholarship and original research by the distinguished author. Also listed are 3000 of the most widely accepted vernacular names, cross-indexed to their correct scientific names, an invaluable reference for gardeners, writers, and historians. Plant classification and binomial nomenclature are explained, and there are notes on the structure and pronunciation of botanical Latin. No other single source provides so much etymological information for the gardener.
The Tree Book: superior selections for landscapes, streetscapes, and gardens by "A boon to all those who plant, care for, and love trees."--Nina Bassuk, author of Trees in the Urban Landscape The Tree Book is the go-to reference to more than 2,400 species and cultivars, from two of the biggest names in horticulture--Michael A. Dirr and Keith S. Warren. The featured trees include those widely available in the nursery trade, some new and promising choices, and a selection of overlooked options that deserve renewed interest. Each tree profile includes the common and botanical names along with details on foliage; flowers, seeds, fruits, and cones; native range; adaptability; and popular uses in landscapes. The Tree Book is a must-have resource for landscape architects, city foresters, horticulturists, and enthusiastic home gardeners.
Call Number: SB435 .D575 2019
Publication Date: 2019-04-30
Studies / Surveys / Data sets
Environmental lawn and garden survey, 2011 [electronic resource] by
Call Number: SB433.15 .E583 2011 Online
Publication Date: 2011
A consumer research report that looks at how environmentally responsible consumers care for their lawns and gardens. It looks at the most important factors relating to current lawn and garden practices and consumers' interest in and demand for all-natural, organic lawn and garden products in the future. A representative sample of more than 2,000 households was surveyed. The reports include complete tables for each survey question, broken down by region of the country, gender, age, marital status, education, household size, presence of children in the household, and employment status of all respondents.
Hard times lawn & garden survey [electronic resource] by
Call Number: SB433.15 .H37 2010 Online
Publication Date: 2010
An original, 100-page report examining how in previous recessions the overall garden market held strong, but not in the current recession. It includes written commentary and complete tables for each survey question broken down by region of the country, gender, age, marital status, education, household income, household size, presence of children, and employment status.
National gardening survey. by
Call Number: SB450.9 .N38 Online
Publication Date: 2014-current
The annual National Gardening Survey is the comprehensive market research report that leaders in the lawn and garden business count on each year to track the market and help them make strategic marketing decisions. Conducted annually since 1973, the Survey provides in-depth and up-to-date marketing information on industry trends, household participation, consumer profiles and retail sales.
What gardeners think survey 2021 by
Call Number: SB451.3 .W47 2021 Online
Publication Date: 2021
NGA's benchmark segmentation study of the demographics of U.S. gardeners and their activities, attitudes, opinions, motivations, challenges, purchase decisions and future plans.
Includes section on Effects of COVID-19 on Participation in Lawn and Gardening Activities and Participation in 2020
What gardeners think, 2012 [electronic resource] by
Call Number: SB454.3.S63 W47 2012 Online
Publication Date: 2012
Reveals information about the types of gardeners in America, their attitudes, and what motivates them. Includes gardening by generation, attitudes about gardening, benefits of gardening, lawn and garden participation, spending, shopping in the economic downturn, and other information. Also includes complete tables for each survey question broken down by region of the country, gender, generation, age, marital status, education, household size, presence of children, and employment status.