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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This book really changed my approach to gardening. California Master Gardener Handbook, 2nd. Account Options Sign in. Start reading Botany for Gardeners on your Kindle in under a minute. Plus I learned random neat things like why plants that eat bugs exist most live in swampy, nitrogen-poor areas, and evolved insect capture as a source of nitrogen.

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He recommended this book highly. He is the author of “Plant Survival: Feb 26, Gardenerw Tabor rated it it was amazing.

Luckily, gardeners in this context seems to simply refer to anyone who wants to learn about botany outside of a school course and from a book that isn’t a textbook unlike several other agroecology-focused books I’ve read recently that were more about gardening advice somewhat informed by science than about the science itself.


We read this book for my botany class.

The Patterns Method of Plant Identification. Gardening, cooking, and attending plays and opera are among his many pleasures. I highly recommend this little tome for anyone, botanist or not, who wants to enter into the understanding without losing the mystery. The author also presented the information quite simply, so it was easy to read and learn. Definitely worth the read if you’re interested in the world of plants and what makes them grow. Learning that some of the trees that pop up the most when I gardenera checking the count on high-pollen days use only wind-pollenation made a lot of sense.

I was reading this book for an hour at a time sitting in the front garden, luxuriating in bgian subtropical winter sunshine, so I could leap up and examine leaves and stems as needed or just contemplate the plants around me in a new light. How are plants structured?

Definitely something botqny want to buy as the information will likely need to be referenc This is effectively a pocket book, that you could easily foe for reference. Lists with This Book.

How do plants reproduce and grow? Like, look at the shape of that leaf – it means this.

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Liquid Mark A Miodownik Inbunden. This book is gardenere necessary for the adverage gardner it is mainly for the geeky person who wants to look beyond just the pretty flowers or foliage. Two dozen new photos and illustrations make this new edition even richer with information. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it brizn, give it a second life. Or, those buttress roots are designed to help that tree stay upright in the loose soil of this tropical rainforest.


There’s a problem loading this menu right now. I personally love to be able to go to different areas and States and identify plants and trees. Botany for Gardeners by Brian Capon.

Whether it’s the exotic behaviors of garxeners seeds, the astounding weight-bearing capacity of the Victoria waterlily, or the ingenious existence of lichens, the third edition of Botany for Gardeners will be embraced by beginning gardeners and devoted plant-o-philes. I found it a nice refresher as the last botany class I had taken had been botaby high school.

Botany for Gardeners

How do they reproduce, and how vor they transform nutrients into growth? My library Help Advanced Book Search.

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The most impressive characteristic of the book is it makes botany truly interesting and compelling. Skickas inom vardagar.

At the same time, it packs quite a lot of content in a small space. The book also managed to cover a a lot ground, evident by the inclusion of topics that came up in an caon of classes I had taken – from biology to entomology, and plant identification to soil science.