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Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Culture, and Use 2nd Edition

Ferrell M. Bridwell

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 1994
  • 624 Pages

Overview

As a teacher of landscape horticulture for over 30 years, it was Ferrell Bridwell’s experience combined with the lack of sufficient resources that led to the writing of this text. He noticed that students who had access to plants on a regular basis, in addition to a reference with data and good color photographs, advanced quickly in understanding the world of horticulture. In this second edition, plant data is arranged in an easy-to-locate format, with full-color photos for sharpening identification skills. Students can observe a representative plant and imagine its use, thus becoming more involved in the learning process. Elements of design are introduced in the book so students can gain related proficiencies to accompany plant identification skills. A CD – ROM companion is also available for audio and visual studies. With more plants in every zone, and a helpful pronunciation guide, Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Culture, and Use 2E is the tool of choice for horticulture education.

Ferrell M. Bridwell,

Ferrell Bridwell retired after more than thirty years in public education, and served as Curator of Horticulture for a major science center. He has worked with students, adults, professionals in horticulture, and teacher groups in the areas of landscape design, plant propagation, plant identification, and environmental science. In addition to sitting on numerous committees and advisory boards, Mr. Bridwell served on President Jimmy Carter's National Metrics Council, Vocational Education Sector Committee. He was named an Outstanding Vocational Classroom Teacher for the Southeastern States and Conservation Educator for the Southeast Region. Mr. Bridwell has traveled extensively studying and photographing plants, including many images used in LANDSCAPE PLANTS, 3rd Edition.
  • Fifty additional plants pages
  • Pronunciation guide for botanical names
  • Introduction to design elements of the text
  • Full-color illustrations allow readers to easily identify plants
  • Close-up photos of leaves, bark, flowers, and fruit help readers distinguish subtleties of certain plants and trees
  • Detailed plant data and corresponding photos are placed on individual pages so readers can locate information quickly
  • Pronunciation guide for plants in all zones is included to expand the usefulness of this edition
  • Brief introduction to design elements provides an overview of the connection between plant identification and design skills
Chapter 1: Plant Identification.
Chapter 2: Interpretation of Data.
Chapter 3: Functional and Esthetic Uses of Plants.
Chapter 4: Ground Covers.
Chapter 5: Vines.
Chapter 6: Dwarf Shrubs.
Chapter 7: Medium Shrubs.
Chapter 8: Large Shrubs.
Chapter 9: Small Trees.
Chapter 10: Medium Trees.
Chapter 11: Large Trees.
Chapter 12: Grasses, Palms, and Bamboo.
Bibliography.
Appendices.
Glossary.
Indices.

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FOR INSTRUCTORS

Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Culture, and Use

ISBN: 9780766836341
As a teacher of landscape horticulture for over 30 years, it was Ferrell Bridwell’s experience combined with the lack of sufficient resources that led to the writing of this text. He noticed that students who had access to plants on a regular basis, in addition to a reference with data and good color photographs, advanced quickly in understanding the world of horticulture. In this second edition, plant data is arranged in an easy-to-locate format, with full-color photos for sharpening identification skills. Students can observe a representative plant and imagine its use, thus becoming more involved in the learning process. Elements of design are introduced in the book so students can gain related proficiencies to accompany plant identification skills. A CD – ROM companion is also available for audio and visual studies. With more plants in every zone, and a helpful pronunciation guide, Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Culture, and Use 2E is the tool of choice for horticulture education.

Online Companion

ISBN: 9780766836358

FOR STUDENTS

Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Culture, and Use

ISBN: 9780766836341
For home gardeners, landscape architects, designers, employed horticulturists, or anyone who works with plants and wants more knowledge of them, this is the guide for you. Learn about plants in all zones, how to pronounce their Latin names, and how to identify them with the help of detailed, full-color photographs. All information and corresponding illustrations are arranged in an easy-to-locate format to facilitate retention in gaining plant identification skills. Elements of design are also introduced so readers can understand how to use plants when creating landscape settings. From A to Z, the world of horticulture is at your fingertips with Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Culture, and Use 2E.