The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Garden Plants
This accessible reference book is divided into fourteen different plant categories. These include familiar garden plant groups such as annuals, perennials and bulbs, as well as specialist plants such as orchids, alpines, and cacti and succulents. The plant entries are arranged alphabetically within each category, with descriptions of each plant, essential information on hardiness, size, and care and cultivation. A wealth of photographs, showing plants either in detail or in their growing habit, lavishly illustrates the encyclopedia.