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Index of Garden Plants: The New Royal Horticultural Society Dictionary (Anglais) Relié – 1 juin 1994
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Do you know the name of the plants around you?
2 juin 2014 - Publié sur Amazon.com
For years, Index of Garden Plants has been my standard reference for finding scientific nomenclature that corresponds to the common names of plants. It has served me well because its 12,000 popular names in English accurately correspond to their Latin counterparts; however, because it is over 10 years old, I am crosschecking names on the web with increasing frequency. Basically, "Index" is a printed compendium of plants that are cultivated in gardens in Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, with impressive listings based on its content of 60,000 named plants. In the sense that many of our western garden plants hail from foreign soils, "Index" is global; and, indeed, the only improvement that I would like to see is an Asian volume. That being said, I regard it as something of a Rosetta Stone of fern, flower and tree names with concise descriptions. I rate it at 5-stars because there is no other book in the world that fills this standard. I recommend this book to anybody who works with gardens and landscapes, whether amateur or professional, who want to know and communicate more about their plants.
Useful, but not indispensible, nor so easy to use.
28 juillet 2013 - Publié sur Amazon.com
This book is an index or dictionary of garden species (primarily) with brief descriptions of each. The first species listing that I went to when I received the book was not listed. As expansive as the book is, it is not exhaustive. The book is large, and was intended to sit on a bookshelf or desktop, as opposed to sitting next to the drivers seat of a car or truck. I think it would be better to obtain a copy (if affordable) of the four volume set on which this one is based. There are no pictures or drawings. I have no complaint at all about this aspect when the use intended for this book is considered. This is not a plant identification book, it is an index. I have a complaint about this book, which, (for me) is a big deal. The book is not as easy to use as it could be. Using the book would be much easier if each individual species listing did not begin with the abbreviation of its genus name. Displaying each genus name completely spelled out, in front of its species name would have facilitated searches for the target species. I have often thought that I had found the species desired, only to discover that I had drifted into a different genus, but a genus which begins with the same first letter. It isn't easy to see where one genus ends and the next one begins. This one fault makes the book so difficult for me to use that I may not have purchased this book had I known beforehand. I realize that what is difficult for me may be easy for the next person, but I am sure that some people would find the book difficult to use. I do really like the way both species and common names are listed alphabetically in the same index. For the price that I paid for this used book (which would have been very expensive new) the value is unquestionably there. A prodigious amount of work had to have gone into the compilation of this big thick volume with such a huge amount of information, small print, and yet, still more than 1,200 pages.
KENNETH C. SANDERSON
Index of Garden Plants is the Bible of Garden Plant Names
2 novembre 2013 - Publié sur Amazon.com
This is a cur down ( photographs removed) of a very expensive (ten or more times expensive) book. It is a bargain for the wealth of information that it contains. It is THE currently recognized authority on the most correct scientific names of garden plants and their correct spelling. It is the Bible of scientific names of garden plants. It indexes both common and scientific names of trees, shrubs, flowers, vegetables and other (all) plants grown in gardens. Old scientific names are also indexed. Today. the Index of Garden Plants of the RHS stands alone as one of a kind since other taxonomic (systematic botany) books are out of date and are unlikely to be updated and/or reproduced due to the expertise and costs required to produce such a book The Index of Garden Plants should be in most major libraries in the land and in the possession of serious plant enthusiasts and professionals. It may require some study but all the information for studying is there. I used it as the authority for the correct scientific names for my book, Index/Dictionary of Interior Plants. My book only considers interior (foliage) plants and is both an index and a dictionary. In addition to scientific and common names and descriptions of interior plants, it also includes pronunciation and derivation of scientific names, toxic (poisonous) properties of the plants, and significant cultural notes .
Rand B. Lee
Best garden encyclopedia for plant nerds
27 février 2014 - Publié sur Amazon.com
Incredibly detailed, its only failing is that fragrance is not noted for all the species and subspecies that possess it. I am a horticultural professional and I use this book ALL the time. This purchase replaces one I made years ago that fell apart on me.
Essential to any serious gardener
29 mai 2000 - Publié sur Amazon.com
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What a great book! I have long sought a book that would provide a handy reference to the extraordinary range of plants out there to help me pick out what will go where in our exurban garden. This book does it. Not having photographs is actually a plus of this volume, as it does not give you an idealized picture of what your gangly specimens will actually look like; the textual descriptions are more realistic, I think.