Ref. CD-ROM SB453 .B6825 1998
Boufford, Bob. The Gardeners Computer Companion. San Francisco, Calif.: No
Starch Press, 1998. This friendly paperback, with a CD-ROM enclosed, explains to gardeners
how to use word processors, spreadsheets, databases, graphics, and utilities more
effectively in the pursuit of their hobby.
Ref. SB317.58 .E94
Everett, Thomas H. The New York Botanical Garden Illustrated Encyclopedia of
Horticulture. New York: Garland Publishing, 1980. Many black-and-white photographs
adorn the pages of this informative ten-volume set describing "how to use, propagate,
and care for indoor and outdoor plants."
Ref. SB45 .D63 .D63
The New Royal Horticultural Society Dictionary of Gardening. New York: Stockton
Press, 1992. Some lovely line drawings appear in this authoritative set which carefully
describes plants "important to horticulture" and accurately names them.
CD-ROM SB453 .M626
Microsoft Complete Gardening: All You Need to Make Your Lawn and Garden Thrive.
[Redmond, Wash.]: Microsoft Home, 1996. Providing landscape design instruction and
incorporating the use of symbols, templates and color photographs, this helpful program is
designed for use with Microsoft Windows only.
SB43 .A764 1997
Armitage, Allan M. Herbaceous Perennial Plants: A Treatise on Their Identification,
Culture, and Garden Attributes. Champaign, Ill.: Stipes Publishing, 1997. Alphabetical
entries by scientific name provide information about species, physical descriptions,
medical data if pertinent, culture, propagation, etc. Some color photos and line drawings
accompany discussion and there are indices by common and and plant name.
SB434 .C58 1989
Clausen, Ruth Rogers and Nicholas H. Ekstrom. Perennials for American Gardens.
New York: Random House, 1989. This reference book helps in choosing, cultivating, and
identifying perennials. Colored photographs are plentiful and there are indexes to access
common and Latin names.
Ref. QK477 .D5 1998
Dirr, Michael A. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental
Characteristics, Culture, Propagation and Uses. Champaign, Ill.: Stipes Publishing
Company, 1998. Clear line drawings portraying the characteristics of leaf, bud, and stem
accompany the extensive information presented for hundreds of species and cultivars.
Ref. SB435.5 .F56
Flint, Harrison L. Landscape Plants for Eastern North America: Exclusive of Florida and
the Immediate Gulf Coast. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1997. Landscape designers and
amateurs can refer to this valuable tome for plant materials for specific sites and
landscapes. The illustrations, particularly graphs that show continuums (of light, wind,
pH, for instance), and the lists of plant categories are extremely helpful.
SB428. G45 1996
Gelderen, D.M. van, and J.R.P. van Hoey Smith. Conifers: The Illustrated Encyclopedia.
Portland, Ore.: Timber Press, 1996. Profusely illustrated in full color, these books cover
three divisions of gymnosperms: Ginkgophyta, Coniferophyta, and Gnetophyta. Thirty pages
of textual material precede the well-captioned photographs.
Ref. SB434 .H24 1993
Hansen, Richard and Friedrich Stahl. Perennials and Their Garden Habitats.
Portland, Ore.: Timber Press, 1993. In addition to general information, this helpful
approach to perennials focuses on plants for woodland, open ground, rock garden, borders,
Ref. SB435.5 .H54 1987
Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America:
A Planting Design Manual for Environmental Designers. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold,
1987. Line drawings show the growth habit and form of each entry as well as close-ups of
leaves and fruits. Icons highlight information about foliage, soil, hardiness, species,
Ref. SB435 .H534 1998
Hightshoe, Gary L and Harlen D. Groe. North American Plantfile: A Visual to Plant
Selection: For Use in Landscape Design. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1998. Generous use of
icons, black-and-white photographs, and two-toned maps allows for tremendous condensation
of plant information, especially designed for more experienced gardeners.
Ref. SB435 .K76
Krussmann, Gerd. Manual of Cultivated Broad-Leaved Trees & Shrubs, Volumes I-III. Beaverton,
Ore.: Timber Press, 1984-1986. Intricate drawings and some black-and-white photographs
complete plant descriptions; uses, requirements, and placement in landscape are also
considered. Volume I includes A-D; volume II, E-Pro; volume 3, Pru-Z.
Ref. SB434 .P6 1991
Phillips, Roger and Martyn Rix. The Random House Book of Perennials. New York:
Random House, 1991. Copious photographs highlight entries in this paperback series which
separates early from late perennials. Authors limited their choices to plants which
tolerate at least negative five degrees of frost.
Ref. SB435. W92 1990
Wyman, Donald. Trees for American Gardens: The Definitive Guide to Identification
& Cultivation. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1990. Over 1,000 trees are
evaluated here. Half are Asiatic in origin and the remaining are North American and
European natives. Black-and-white photographs accompany the text, which includes
invaluable lists of trees for various purposes.
CD-ROM SB408 .A733 1998
Armitage, Allan. Alan Armitages Photo-Library of Herbaceous Plants on CD-ROM. Locust
Valley, NY: Plant America, 1998. This wonderful collection of images contains many
cultivars as well as many "little-known genera." For Microsoft Windows only.
CD-ROM SB434 .H67 1997
Horticopia: Perennials and Annuals. Purcellville, Va.: Horticopia, 1997. "The
GardenWorkbench" screen provides access to information on plants, to make lists, and
to compare images of plants. Robert E. Lyons is the photographer who is responsible for
the 3,000+ pictures of 1,400 plants. For Microsoft Windows only.
CD-ROM SB435 .H68 1998
Horticopia: Trees, Shrubs and Groundcovers. Purcellville, Va.: Horticopia, 1998.
Formatted in a similar fashion to the above but photographed by Edward F. Gilman, this
lovely collection presents over 1,530 plants and is intended for use with Microsoft Windows
CD-ROM SB408 .M534 1996 Michael A. Dirrs
Photo-Library of Woody Landscape
Plants on CD-ROM. Locust Valley, N.Y.: PlantAmerica,
1996. This colorful CD, including 7,600 images of woody plants with scientific and common
names, can be used for photographic reference by designers and students. For Microsoft Windows
SB473 .B57 1991
Booth, Norman and James E. Hiss. Residential Landscape Architecture: Design Process for
the Private Residence. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1991. This overview of
residential design fundamentals begins with the premise of the outdoor room and
elaborates, in the subsequent chapters, upon site measurement, site analysis, etc.
Johnson, Hugh. Principles of Gardening: The Practice of the Gardeners Art. New
York: Simon & Schuster, 1996. Along with color photographs, this enticing book gives
advice on everything from soil and climate to seasonal and specialty garden
Ref. QK473 .N39 1995
Newbury, Tim. The Ultimate Garden Designer. London: Ward Lock, 1995. Chock
full of illustrative plans and color photos, this British import showcases different types
of gardens: cottage, Japanese-style, woodland, as well as designs for the disabled.
SB472 .N4 1990
Nelson, William R., Jr. Landscaping Your Home. Champaign, Ill.: Cooperative
Extension Service, 1990. A former professor helps gardeners determine their landscaping
needs, develop a plan, establish a site, and choose materials.
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