The Tree & Shrub Expert
More than 2 million copies in print! If you want to add to the variety of shrubs and trees in your yard, make your choice among the 150 types of shrubs, 50 types of trees, 25 kinds of climbers, and 60 kinds of conifers featured here. All are in full-color photos as well as close-up illustrations of leaves, bark, and flowers. Handy charts show how and when to plant. A calendar that tells you what to do each season, and there's guidance on developing your long-range plan, so you can use trees and shrubs as borders, for shade, for privacy, and for patio tub plants and decorative effects.
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TREES SHRUBS IN THE GARDEN
BUYING PLANTING 97103
TREE SHRUB CARE 104108
USING TREES SHRUBS 111116
CHAPTER11 TREE SHRUB GROWERS DICTIONARY 123125
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