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Old 03-19-2008, 12:45 AM
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Info on different plants

Does anyone know of a website or book that explains each different type of plant/tree/flower, how best to install it, when it is best to trim it, when it blooms, what it looks like, etc... This would be helpful as I don't know too much about the differnt trees, plants, flowers. I don't want to kill anything by trimming it at the wrong time. Obviously a good chunk is common sense, but a good reference would be nice.

Thanks for the info.
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Old 03-19-2008, 07:24 PM
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Doesn't have all you are looking for but I find it very useful.
http://www.hort.uconn.edu/Plants/
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Old 03-19-2008, 08:46 PM
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Any book by Michael Dirr.. just spend the money on one and you will see why. the manual of Woody plants is basically the Bible
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Old 03-19-2008, 08:53 PM
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Beat me to it jbailey... Dirr's Hardy Trees and Shrubs is next to me on the couch right now.

I would buy a number of books- One on pruning, one on perennials, one for turf- it's gonna be hard to find everything in ONE.
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Old 03-20-2008, 12:59 PM
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"The Manual of Woody Landscape Plants" by Michael Dirr is the bible of trees and shrubs.

"The Well Tended Perennial Garden" by Tracy DiSabato-Aust is an excellent book on caring for perennials.
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Old 03-21-2008, 07:30 PM
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Does anyone know of a website or book that explains each different type of plant/tree/flower, how best to install it, when it is best to trim it, when it blooms, what it looks like, etc... This would be helpful as I don't know too much about the differnt trees, plants, flowers. I don't want to kill anything by trimming it at the wrong time. Obviously a good chunk is common sense, but a good reference would be nice.

Thanks for the info.
www.waysidegardens.com
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Old 03-21-2008, 10:54 PM
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Thanks for the help everyone, for now I'll look at the website and then look into some books when money isn't so tight.
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