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Timber Press Pocket Guide to Conifers

By Richard L. Bitner

The right first step for anyone contemplating the use of conifers.

Chicago Tribune

Conifers are the perfect choice for ground covers, shrubs, or trees in almost any garden. Evergreen and always architecturally interesting, they're also drought, pest-, and disease-resistant, and rarely have any demanding cultivation needs.

The Timber Press Pocket Guide to Conifers is the perfect companion for anyone who needs a portable guide to conifer choices. With everything you need to know to choose and grow just the right conifer, this book also provides stunning photos of conifers in gardens so you can pick the plant you truly love.

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Media reviews

"A great introduction to the diversity and beauty of these versatile plants. ... The right first step for anyone contemplating the use of conifers."

—G. D. Dreyer, Choice

"The right first step for anyone contemplating the use of conifers."

—William Hageman, Chicago Tribune

"Will be a useful addition to gardening sections of public libraries, as well as to individual gardeners or garden centers."

American Reference Books Annual

"Through this portable pocket guide, Bitner helps readers pick the conifers best for them with descriptive sections on each plant's preferred growing conditions, susceptibility to pests and diseases, and more than 300 color photos."

Chesapeake Home

About the author

Richard L. Bitner

Richard L. Bitner is a garden writer and photographer whose work has appeared in numerous national and regional magazines. He studied horticulture at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, where for many years he has been an instructor in the Continuing Education program.

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