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The Tropical Look: An Encyclopedia of Dramatic Landscape Plants
Contributor(s): Riffle, Robert Lee (Author)

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ISBN: 1604690836     ISBN-13: 9781604690835
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
OUR PRICE: $53.96  

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: March 2009
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Annotation: This unique compendium of nearly 2000 plants is meant primarily for gardeners who live in USDA hardiness zones 8 and higher, but those living in cooler zones will still find many plants to bring color and interesting foliage to their gardens.
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BISAC Categories:
- Gardening | Reference
- Gardening | Climatic - Tropical
- Gardening | Landscape
Dewey: 635.952
Physical Information: 1.06" H x 8.27" W x 11.02" (2.58 lbs) 524 pages
 
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Contributor Bio(s): Riffle, Robert Lee: -

Robert Lee Riffle (1940-2006) was an internationally recognized authority on palms and tropical plants. His landmark book, The Tropical Look: An Encyclopedia of Dramatic Landscape Plants (1998), won an American Horticultural Society Book Award, as did An Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms (2003), which he co-wrote with Paul Craft. For 25 years Bob was a strong presence online, answering questions and encouraging gardeners in their endeavors via postings on garden and plant message boards. He generously shared his extensive knowledge gently and with wit as the moderator of the International Palm Society's active PalmTalk message board. Bob was an accomplished pianist, a gifted photographer, and an enthusiastic film buff. He had finished writing the manuscript for the Timber Press Pocket Guide to Palms when he passed away unexpectedly.


 
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