Annuals and Biennials

Annuals and Biennials

The Definitive Reference With Over 1000 Photographs

Book - 2002
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Firefly Books Ltd

Over ten years in the making, Annuals and Biennials is the most comprehensive guide available to these favorite and useful plants. Compiled by Martyn Rix and Roger Phillips, Annuals and Biennials includes over 1,000 types of annuals and biennials, each described and illustrated with a color photograph.

Annuals and Biennials also includes:

  • creating a natural look in a very short time
  • growing tips for successful cultivation
  • propagation advice
  • origins of plants and their varieties
  • plant combinations and flowering times for every phase of the growing season
  • natural planting associations
  • combinations for borders, island beds, meadow gardens
  • further reading and sources

With a wide variety of old favorites and an exciting selection of rarities, Annuals and Biennials is an indispensable and inspiring reference for color and variety in all sites and soil conditions.

Comprehensive illustrated directory of 1,000 annuals and biennials, including planting tips, design ideas and sources. Illustrated throughout in color.

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After introducing their wild habitats, uses in the garden, and cultivation, the authors catalog some 1,000 annuals and biennials arranged by families from the Ranunculaceae to grasses. Phillips manages a public garden in London, and Rix is a noted botanist; both employ photography in their plant pursuits. They offer an e- mail plant source locator service. First published in Great Britain by Macmillan. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Willowdale, Ont. : Firefly Books, c2002
ISBN: 9781552975664
Branch Call Number: 635.931 PHI
Characteristics: 288 p. :,col. ill. ;,30 cm.
Additional Contributors: Rix, Martyn


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