Botany for gardeners by Brian CaponA bestseller since its debut in 1990, this indispensable and handy reference has now been expanded and updated to include an appendix on plant taxonomy and a comprehensive index. Two dozen new photos and illustrations make this new edition even richer with information. Its convenient paperback format makes it easy to carry and access, whether you are in or out of the garden. An essential overview of the science behind plants for beginning and advanced gardeners alike.
Introductory horticulture by Carroll L. Shry; H. Edward ReileyIntroductory Horticulture, seventh edition is a text that has had longstanding success and is a tried and true resource for teachers and students. It is comprehensive and easy to read, and is well thought out and organized. The book provides competencies that make it easy for the teacher to measure a student's progress in an effective and literal way. Key terms are highlighted throughout that allow the reader to focus on exactly what they need to learn and retain, and also a self evaluation at the end of each chapter to help keep the student on track. This new edition boasts all of the latest technology and trends to keep students on the cutting edge. It covers basic horticulture science and practical cultural needs so that the student understands the fundamentals. This well organized text also provides information on finding the right job in the horticulture industry and provides tips on interviewing. With a large amount of full-color illustrations, the reader isn't left to guess what the author is referring to. Students will read and enjoy this text and teachers will appreciate the tools for evaluation and the straightforward approach.