Trees display wonderful foliage that can liven up any garden, but which will best suit yours? And how will you plant them once you get them home? Gem Trees answers these questions and more, providing comprehensive information on caring for trees.
A substantial introduction covers:
• the basics of plant care
• buying trees
The comprehensive directory covers further details for over 100 of the most popular trees, including different species of conifer:
• where to site
• height and spread
• seasonal guide
• tips for care and maintenance
The fresh, clear design is easy to follow, and full-colour photography throughout enables quick identification of plants.
This easy-to-use guide will give you the confidence you need to raise a healthy and attractive tree garden.
This is a new, fresh series of Nature Guides with all-new content. With a clean, modern design, these books are perfect for the beginner naturalist and family reference.
From trees to rocks and minerals, and birds to stars and planets, each volume provides a thorough introduction and detailed, clearly illustrated profiles of hundreds of examples from within that subject area. Each book is packed with stunning photography, and key information is provided by expert contributors. The books are carefully structured, with catalog entries organized into easily understood groups that the newcomer will have no difficulty in navigating and the more experienced reader will appreciate. Each profile centers on a high-impact commissioned image of the subject, allowing instant identification, and is accompanied by concise, authoritative text. Additional images provide context, while a data panel summarizes key facts about each example.
Each title opens with an introductory section that explains each subject in detail. This is followed by a comprehensive illustrated catalog. A glossary of key terms and a detailed index complete each volume.
About the Imprimatur: The Smithsonian Institution is the largest museum complex in the world and a research center for research dedicated to public education and scholarship in the arts, sciences, and history.
This handy identification guide to the most common kinds of rocks and minerals offers concise and fascinating information on:
- Physical and chemical properties
- Origins and geologic significance
- Gems and semiprecious stones
- How to find and collect specimens
Illustrated in full color throughout, Rocks, Gems and Minerals is a gem of a guide for rockhounds and mineral collectors!