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by Sandra M. Cutler
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Gardening & Landscape Design
  • Author:
    Sandra M. Cutler
  • ISBN:
    0965471705
  • ISBN13:
    978-0965471701
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  • Publisher:
    Barton Bradley Crossroads Pub Co; 1st edition (June 1, 1997)
  • Pages:
    176 pages
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    Gardening & Landscape Design
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Sandra M. Cutler Dwarf & Unusual Conifers Coming of Age: A Guide to Mature Garden Conifers. ISBN 13: 9780965471701. Dwarf & Unusual Conifers Coming of Age: A Guide to Mature Garden Conifers.

Author (1): Sandra McLean Cutler. Categories: Evergreens & Conifers. Feedback History and Summary.

Cutler, Sandra McLean, Dwarf & Unusual Conifers Coming of Ag. One of the best of its kind in the country, the Dwarf Conifer Garden showcases more than 150 dierent kinds of the smaller members of the conifer family.

Cutler, Sandra McLean, Dwarf & Unusual Conifers Coming of Age. Washington, . United States National Arboretum, 1997. Krüssmann, Gert, Manual of Cultivated Conifers. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 1986. Conifers are plants that bear cones.

Dwarf conifers can serve as versatile plants regardless of how much space you have. Three key ways to use them are as anchors of ever-changing planting vignettes, as vertical elements in a design, and in clusters with other dwarf conifers

Dwarf conifers can serve as versatile plants regardless of how much space you have. Three key ways to use them are as anchors of ever-changing planting vignettes, as vertical elements in a design, and in clusters with other dwarf conifers. You can find them in shades of green, blue, and yellow and in variegated colors. I find it helpful to choose a conifer based on its color and its habit, whether upright, mounding, or pyramidal (see chart)

A guide to evergreens, conifers, christmas tree types, dwarf conifers, miniature . Our Guide to Conifers Conifers are unusual plants and excel in unexpected uses.

A guide to evergreens, conifers, christmas tree types, dwarf conifers, miniature conifers, gold, blue. Our Guide to Conifers. Learn how evergreen trees can be used to create a beautiful backbone for a four-season garden By Deanna F. Curtis and Jenny Andrews. Conifers are unusual plants and excel in unexpected uses. As traditional ground covers spilling over the side of container planting or as a hedge enlivened with a mixture of species or cultivars, conifers can create a four-season tapestry of texture and color.

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Celak
Love the book and fast delivery.
Skunk Black
Hard to see older picture colors and contrasts,shot at a distance.
Cordanius
The title of this book is misleading, although perhaps not intentionally so. A more accurate title would have been, "Dwarf and Unusual Conifers in the Gotelli Collection of the United States National Arboretum". (What this title lacks in elegance it makes up for in accuracy.)

"Dwarf & Unusual Conifers Coming of Age: A Guide to Mature Garden Conifers" appears to be a self-published (and self-designed) guide to the remarkable collection of conifers originally assembled by New Jersey businessman William Gotelli and transferred, legally and physically, to the USNA in 1962. Existing material on this collection is incomplete and scattered, so a guide to the collection and its individual specimens is a valuable addition to the literature, and a great help for visitors.

The book falls short in several regards. Its design and typography are not up to professional publishing standards. Distracting and inconsistent, they obscure the very real informational value of the descriptive, historical, and cultural sections. The photography is adequate, but does not do justice to the specimens, and lackluster reproduction values diminish its value further. There are numerous errors of spelling and nomenclature (Botanical nomenclature is admittedly complicated and prone to error, but this book has more than its share.) Finally, the target audience for this book is somewhat unclear. It is too detailed and intimate for the casual visitor, and insufficiently serious and authoritative for the true expert.

These defects aside, " Dwarf & Unusual Conifers Coming of Age" fills an interesting gap in the lore of collectable conifers. The history of the Gotelli collection, and especially the photos of Gotelli's original plantings, are fascinating. The panoramic views of the current beds are very useful to the contemporary visitor. Finally, the sections on culture and integrated pest management, largely authored by USNA staff, provide practical and tested advice for growers and collectors. For serious conifer enthusiasts, this book is probably a must-have, since much of the material presented is not available elsewhere. Others should be guided by the real focus of the book - if they plan to visit, or have visited, the Gotelli Collection in Washington, DC, this book will add significant value to the experience. I'm still waiting for a definitive guide to mature forms of dwarf and unusual conifers.
Dishadel
The best book I have ever read on conifers. Most illustrations have the trees labeled for easy identification. Ms. Cutler shares her expertise in a professional and humorous manner making the technical aspects both interesting and informative. Would highly recommend this as a must have to any conifer lovers library.
Natety
This book is a rare work of art. The extensive and excellent photography shows plants in garden settings; photos are numerous and clearly defined. The cultural descriptions, including things like explanations, size, form, zone and suggestions for companion plantings are also very well written-complete and easy to understand. If you are a serious landscaper or love unusual conifers, this reference book is a MUST!