More than 35 years ago, horticultural taxonomist Larry Hatch became frustrated with the lack of comprehensive information on the varieties of hardy herbaceous plants. He still is not satisfied and since that time has created annual updates to Hatch's Perennials to set the record straight. He took his work to several print publishers and not one wanted a perennial encyclopedia over 1200 pages due to the expense of being exhaustive, detailed, and including high-res, page-wide images for so many plants. The New Ornamentals Society and cultivar.org took him up on this challenge to create a much better perennial guide.
It has been over 30 years since anyone has produced a truly comprehensive review of house plant and interior landscaping varieties. This project started in 2000 by horticultural taxonomist Larry Hatch and the New Ornamentals Society has matured and is now available for the first time to the public in 2015.
Hatch's Cultivars of Woody Plants (CWP) is not as widely known as some popular manuals and encyclopedia but it's readers know it for far more detailed cultivar descriptions, their histories, identification tips that work, and many more cultivars, together with very large, high-res digital images that no print publisher could afford to send out. That is why CWP is now over 2100 pages in compact PDF format.
Hatch's Cultivars of Woody Plants remains the most complete encyclopedia of tree, shrub, and vine varieties in gardens and is the 35 year work of taxonomist Larry Hatch. We are pleased to present this major improvement on woody plant references on Google Play as affordable volumes for your phone, tablet, laptop, or ebook reader.
HITS is the long-term project of horticultural taxonomist Larry Hatch and is the first time in over three decades that a comprehensive guide to interior plant cultivars has been attempted. More than 10 years and 1000 pages later, HITS is now offered to the general public.
First listing of new landscape plants (trees, sbrubs, vines, conifers, hardy perennials, annuals, bedding plants, tropical, house plants, and bulbs) from the 100% free, no delay cultivar registration process called Open Registration Of Cultivars (OROC). This 100 page listing covers scores of new plants from 2010 to 2014 from all over the world.
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All our registers are 100% free in the public interest. Even better, under our simple OROC Data Sharing rules, you may cut and past our text into your book, textbook, blog, social post, catalog, or other documents under a free, fair sharing system.
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