landscaping sites?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by guntruck, Oct 23, 2000.

  1. guntruck

    guntruck LawnSite Senior Member
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    Any of you guys know of any good sites where i can learn about shrubs and trees and so forth. I would like to get into the installation of these but need to learn more like how big they get whats better for shade etc. any help is appreciated. =)
     
  2. Ocutter

    Ocutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 314

    Im sure there are sites to be found, but I stick to my god (Michael Dirr) Guide to hardy trees and shrubs. Latin names, common names, flowering times of yr, height, width, etc. Cost is about $70 but well worth it. I also use this to show scape customers illustrations.
     
  3. John Deere

    John Deere LawnSite Member
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    Ditto! Michael Dirr's book is excellent. A must have for a landscaper.
     
  4. FIREMAN

    FIREMAN LawnSite Senior Member
    from n.j.
    Posts: 318

    THAT IS CERTAINLY THE BOOK TO HAVE...HOWEVER IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO THE INTERNET...CHECK OUT THESE...SPRRY I HAVEN'T FIGURED OUT HOW TO MAKE A LINK YET,,,
    1 GARDEN WEB.COM....SIMILAR FORUM SET-UP, THIS IS A LARGE SITE.
    2 LANDSCAPE MARKETPLACE.COM....IS A SALES COMPANY SPECIALIZING IN SPECIMEN PLANTS..BUT THE PHOTOS ARE GOOD AND THEY DESCRIBE EVERYTHING THEY SHOW....BY THE WAY ON A SALES NOTE..THEY AREN'T EXACTLY CHEAP
     
  5. BRL

    BRL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,211

    Fireman,
    I'll give you a trade. You stop shouting at us with the Caps Locked, and I'll tell you how to make a link ;)

    To make a link, type the bracketed sections exactly as shown, except without the spaces between the brackets and the website address:

    [ url ] http://www.landscapemarketplace.com [ /url ]
    www.landscapemarketplace.com

    OK its hard to explain here because even with the spaces I added to confuse the computer, the software makes the address a link. But the stuff I wrote in the brackets, exactly as written including the brackets, with the web address in between will create the link.

    [Edited by BRL on 10-26-2000 at 12:19 PM]
     
  6. steveair

    steveair LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,073

    Try some of the major college/university sites. I know schools like Ohio State, Penn State, and Rutgers have some really good information. U will find stuff on all sorts of things.

    steveair
     
  7. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
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  8. KindGardener

    KindGardener LawnSite Member
    Posts: 186

    Here in California, the definitive books are Sunset's "Western Garden Book" and "Landscaping Book".

    If you're fortunate to live close to a college / jr college that offers a Landscape or Horticulture program, get yourself into a Plant ID course. Here's what they offer locally:

    http://iserver.saddleback.cc.ca.us/div/hort



     
  9. Starling Lawn

    Starling Lawn LawnSite Member
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