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September 6, 2015

The Year in Trees: Superb Woody Plants for Four-Season Gardens

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Now that The Year in Trees from the North Carolina State University Arboretum is available in paperback, there's no reason that every American town park designer, landscaper, home gardener, and "plantsman" (a pet term of late coauthor J.C. Raulston) shouldn't have a copy. In her extensive portraits of 150 woody plants (trees, shrubs, and vines), Kim Tripp reveals herself to be a plantswoman on a mission. Whether rescuing underappreciated plants like Catalpa from undeserved weed-tree status, introducing readers to nonnative varieties like Korean lilac that have proved easy to grow in the United States, or reintroducing gardeners to "grandes dames" like the southern magnolia, Tripp's goal to encourage greater diversity in landscape plantings is in passionate evidence.

Authors: Kim E. Tripp, J. C. Raulston
Paperback: 274 pages
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated; 2 edition (July 1, 2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0881925217
ISBN-13: 978-0881925210
EPUB 8.68 MB

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