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 Perennials 3.1 was expanded to produce a truly valuable discussion of today's best cultivars, their histories, and details that make each cultivar unique (or not).
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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.
Some users of our previous editions said "PlotBank was my cure for writer's block...I read, I laughed...then got back to work" and "every page charges me with new, fresh ideas". One successful author told us "I always find something I can use to form the core of a scene...I hope no one else is finding these." Topics range from sitcom standards to strange, curious things from the author's very creative mind. You'll find humorous, diabolically criminal, technologically current , silly, sad, and just plain weird story topics
to make your story interesting and fresh. This new third addition contains thousands more ideas and includes a very detailed, textbook-like first chapter on how to form, layer, and make plots all your own. Fun and profit await.
All the newest cultivars from 2012 to 2016 are included in the massive revision of an earlier volume.
The third book with woody plant genera N - Z to scheduled for release here in November 2016 as well as from our homesite www.cultivar.org