A book that all Horticultural fans can not lose. Selected by the directors of Orticola di Lombardia.
Part handbook, part reference, Practical Botany for Gardeners is a beautifully captivating read. It’s a must for garden lovers and backyard botanists who want to grow and nurture their own plant knowledge.
The book presents the essentials that every gardener needs to know, connecting explanations of scientific facts with useful gardening tips. Flip to the roots section and you’ll not only learn how different types of roots support a plant but also find that adding fungi to soil aids growth.
This multifaceted book also includes two hundred botanical illustrations and basic diagrams that hearken to the classic roots of botany.
Scientific notions are clear and accesible and the technical language is explained easily; fortunately learning a little science can reveal the secrets of the botanical universe and shed some light on what’s really going on in your garden.
Integrated in the volume there are in-depth articles and pages with notes on the life of botanical illustrators of plants, which help to understand the historical context and present the science that is reflected every day in our gardens.
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