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Shrubbery info

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by guntruck, Apr 16, 2001.

  1. guntruck

    guntruck LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 527

    Hey fellers, i am getting alot of calls for shrubbery installs. I am not a shrub king, in fact im only familiar with the few basic ones around here. Is there any book or encyclopedia of shrubs that i can purchase and take to potential clients so they can look and pick and choose what they want. I got a price list from my local shemin nursery and they are all in botanical names, man am i lost!!!!!! I cant even find the simple stuff in there, i think they made it for horticultural einsteins!!!! Thanks
  2. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,361

    Is this the Shemins in White Marsh? Look for the Photo book that they carry and also the Woody Ornamentals book by Michael Dirr. Also, Horticopia makes a set of cd's with pictures that you can print out. The latin botanical names actually help keep down confusion because common names change from region to region.
  3. guntruck

    guntruck LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 527

    Yes Lanelle this is the shemins in white marsh, how did you know? And thanks for the info i'll check it out. =)
  4. lawnboy82

    lawnboy82 Banned
    Messages: 957

    go dirr. michael dirr. good books for any landscaper. get the big one (woody trees and shrubs) and get a picture one. the books should be at shemins. they will have both latin and common names and doing the conversion isnt that hard.

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