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Palms & Cycads

A Complete Guide to Selecting, Growing and Propagating
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Price: $29.95
Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Ball Publishing ©2006
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1883052560
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 x .7 inches
Weight: 2.13 pounds
Providing comprehensive information on care and cultivation, as well as sound advice on determining perfect plant location, this reference profiles 99 palm and 17 cycad species. Plant lovers looking to add a tropical accent to the garden or wanting to invest in a low-maintenance houseplant will find plenty of guidance in this alphabetical guide to plants suited to a variety of climates and soil types. A special section also provides help with matching palm species to indoor and outdoor settings and features further brief entries on 85 palm and 18 cycad species, making it an extremely useful sourcebook for gardeners, interiorscapers, landscapers, and growers all over the world.

About the Author

David Squire trained as a horticulturist at the Hertfordshire College of Agriculture in St. Albans, England, and at the Royal Horticulture Society, where he was awarded the Wisley Diploma in Horticulture. He has worked for many years as a gardening writer and editor, has contributed to numerous magazine and gardening partworks and is the author (or co-author) of more than 70 gardening and plant related books. These include The Garden, The Small Garden, The Healing Garden, The Scented Garden—which won the Quill and Trowel Award of the Garden Writers of America—and several volumes in New Holland’s “Specialist” gardening series. His most recent book is Successful Bonsai. He lives in West Sussex, England.
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