cover image Trees and Shrubs

Trees and Shrubs

Derek Fell / Author HP Books $15.95 (160p) ISBN 978-0-89586-37

Fell, the author of Annuals and Vegetables, is also known for the advice he offers on gardening as a guest on TV talk shows. Here he concentrates on suggestions for landscaping with trees and shrubs that suit one's taste and serve various purposes: providing shade, privacy, an enhancing background for the garden, windbreaks, and so forth. Concise directions on choosing appropriate specimens are illustrated by color photos, which show the effects of combining compatible evergreen and deciduous trees and shrubs or establishing hedges of the same kind. There are instructions on the care of approximately 140 selections, described in detail, and encyclopedic notes on growing habits, flowering seasons and other data, such as plant identifications by common and botanical names. This is a helpful guide both for the experienced gardener and the beginner. (February)