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A bestseller since its debut in , this indispensable and handy reference has now been expanded and updated to include an appendix on. Timber Press, – Gardening – pages Brian Capon received a Ph.D. in botany from the University of Chicago and was for thirty years professor of. Aimed at amateur and professional gardeners, this provides a practical working knowledge of the principles of plant life, including growth, organization.

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Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x Aimed at amateur and professional gardeners, this provides a practical working knowledge of the principles of plant life, including growth, organization, adaptations, environmental factors and reproduction. How do plants use each other – and animals – to survive?

I’ve been a hard-core hobby gardener for 7 years, and I thought I knew plenty about identifying both food and herbal plants. Regardless, plants are fascinating.

It’s easy to read and things just tend to click the more you learn. Unlike animals that can run from danger or migrate to a more hospitable environment, plants must rely on adaptations that permit them to survive where they are. If your answer is to remove it immediately to keep the plant looking its best, you need to read this book.

Especially timely are new essays on food plants: Published December 20th by Timber Press first published August 1st Adapting to a Hostile World, also published by Timber Press.


How do plants reproduce? A great resource that I read for a Intro to Botany Class – one that I plan to return to again and again.

The explanations are simple and easily understandable, although in the last chapters the diagrams are not very intuitive but nothing that a good online video search doesn’t promptly clarify. The most impressive characteristic of the book is it makes botany truly interesting and compelling.

Armed with this information, you can be a better gardener. The answers to these and other questions about complex plant processes, written in everyday language, allow gardeners and horticulturists to understand plants “from the plant’s point of view.

Botany for Gardeners

After finishing the book, I skimmed my Intro Biology textbook’s chapter on plants. A bestseller since its debut inthis indispensable and handy reference has now been gadreners and updated to include an appendix on plant taxonomy and a comprehensive index.

But after the initial disappointment faded away the gardenerd turned out to be really pleasant. He is an accomplished landscape and still life painter, enjoys photography, and has traveled extensively throughout the world. Don’t have a Kindle? Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

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Written in plain gardenerrs and easy to understand. I learned a good deal from this book. Definitely something you’ll want to buy as the information will likely need to be referenc This is effectively a pocket book, that you could easily carry for reference.


Its convenient paperback format makes it easy to carry and access, whether you are in or out of the garden.

I am sure it is even better for a more experienced gardener, because so many things would be more familiar. I thought this might be a dry read, but it certainly wasn’t. Oct 17, Meghan rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: How do they reproduce, and how do they transform nutrients into growth? Oct 30, Leo W. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Homebody Joanna Gaines Inbunden.

Other editions – View all Botany for Gardeners: Wow plants are really cool. Solid scientific facts are combined with a readable text.

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I highly recommend this little tome for anyone, botanist or not, who wants to enter into the understanding without losing the mystery. Over 3, Botanical Terms Explained and Explored. Really emphasizes what a fascinating world this is! I definitely got a lot more from this text than I expected to; I even want to purchase brrian microscope now.