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Old 04-08-2013, 09:23 AM
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Looking for a book on Trees, shrubs, perennials.

Hello,

I am looking for zone (5 & 6) literature/books on various types of trees, shrubs, and perennials. Pictures, planting specifications, and any valuable information pertaining to would be ideal. I am in need of reference while bidding jobs. I am in zone 4-5 In Southern Wisconsin.

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Old 04-09-2013, 10:02 PM
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Any knowledgeable landscape contractors or nursery owners have suggestions on titles to look for?? Thank you.
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:21 PM
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This is a must have.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:58 PM
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This is a must have.
That is your answer. You do need to be able to ID plants to use it though.

Truthfully, anymore, I go to the smart phone 1st.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:19 PM
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That is your answer. You do need to be able to ID plants to use it though.

Truthfully, anymore, I go to the smart phone 1st.
I can't tell if you were agreeing or being a smart ass. Oh well. But yes, books are kind of getting out dated unfortunately. I run my business off an iPad and am quick to just google something if I'm unsure. I'll never get rid of my books but they are getting a little dusty!
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:31 PM
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That is your answer. You do need to be able to ID plants to use it though.

Truthfully, anymore, I go to the smart phone 1st.
I can't tell if you were agreeing or being a smart ass. Oh well. But yes, books are kind of getting out dated unfortunately. I run my business off an iPad and am quick to just google something if I'm unsure. I'll never get rid of my books but they are getting a little dusty!
Sorry... I was agreeing 100% with you. I defer to Dirr a lot.
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:57 PM
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Thanks guys, I will check it out.
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:57 PM
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This is a must have.
agreed. Buy this book
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If there is a college/community college that has a horticulture program in the area stop and check their book selection. Other ideas are to request pamphlets from growers or wholesalers. They contain a lot of useful information as well, and are usually free.
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The 2 main books I'd say are Dirr's (get the latest edition with color pictures) and Stills manual of herbaceous perennials.

I don't look through them to much anymore but when I needed them they are the best
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