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Books filed under "Professional reference"

Agaves: Living Sculptures for Landscapes and Containers by Greg Starr

Features 220 photos of the most exciting new species and hybrids. $39.95

The A to Z of Plant Names: A Quick Reference Guide to 4000 Garden Plants by Allen J. Coombes

Demystifies the names of over 4000 plants that gardeners know and grow in non-technical language. $19.95

The Timber Press Encyclopedia of Flowering Shrubs: More than 1700 Outstanding Garden Plants by Jim Gardiner

The best flowering shrubs, from Abelia to Zanthoxylum. $49.95

The Gardener's Guide to Cactus: The 100 Best Paddles, Barrels, Columns, and Globes by Scott Calhoun

Cactus can be easy, hardy, and rewarding for everyone — not just specialists. $24.95

Dirr's Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs by Michael A. Dirr

The bible of woody plants and the seminal work from the preeminent Dr. Dirr. $79.95

The Timber Press Guide to Succulent Plants of the World: A Comprehensive Reference to More than 2000 Species by Fred Dortort

The standard reference on succulents for years to come. $49.95

The Complete Book of Potatoes: What Every Grower and Gardener Needs to Know by Hielke De Jong, Joseph B. Sieczka, and Walter De Jong

The only comprehensive resource for commercial potato growers. $34.95

The Encyclopedia of Container Plants: More than 500 Outstanding Choices for Gardeners by Ray Rogers and Rob Cardillo

The definitive resource for planting in pots. $34.95

Planting and Maintaining a Tree Collection by Simon Toomer

A comprehensive text for collecting trees, with practical advice on everything from budgets to plant selection. $39.95

Japanese Maples: The Complete Guide to Selection and Cultivation (Fourth Edition) by J. D. Vertrees and Peter Gregory

A classic, with 600 of these unique trees, including 150 new introductions. $49.95

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas by Diana Grenfell and Michael Shadrack

Expanded and updated to provide information on the newest hosta cultivars. $49.95

Conifers of the World: The Complete Reference by James E. Eckenwalder

The first comprehensive update of conifer taxonomy in nearly a century. $59.95