The essential overview of plant botany, perfect for both beginning and advanced gardeners.
“Packed full of features that makes plants so fascinating.” —Gardens Illustrated
“An outstanding and enjoyable introduction to botany, whether the reader is a gardener, or just a garden visitor.” —Bloomsbury Review
“A combination of crisp, friendly writing and detailed, understandable illustrations (both line drawings and photographs) yields a great book that will be a welcome addition to the reference shelf.” —The Oregonian
“You don’t have to be a plant geek to get enormous pleasure from this treasure of a book. . . . Armed with this information, you can be a better gardener.” —Smith Mountain Laker Magazine
“Gives the basics in a layperson's language, and it's not the size of a typical scientific tome, which in my book recommends it highly.” —SciTech Book News
A native of Cheshire, England, Brian Capon received a Ph.D. in botany from the University of Chicago. For thirty years he was a professor of botany at California State University, Los Angeles. He is the author of Plant Survival: Adapting to a Hostile World, also published by Timber Press.