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The Southern African what flower is that? (Hardcover) Loot Price: R224
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The Southern African what flower is that? (Hardcover)

Kristo Pienaar, Gideon F. Smith

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Since 1984 when the very first edition of The South African what flower is that? was published, this book has been the reference of choice for South African gardeners (or aspiring gardeners) in flower identification. This new fourth edition has finally appeared, 15 years after the death of original author, Professor Kristo Pienaar. Not only has it been adapted for Southern Africa (and reflected as such in the current title), but the alphabetical arrangement has been rearranged according to family name first, followed by genus, also alphabetically. Naturally, all the latest family delimitations, as well as changes in species name according to current taxonomic studies are featured. Additional common names are included, as well as icons indicating 'waterwise' and 'invasive species' characteristics. All in all The Southern African what flower is that? remains a comprehensive and informative reference for anyone who loves to grow garden- and house-plants, but doesn't always know much about them, or who needs to identify a favourite or a new cultivar. Approximately 1?600 annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees and vines commonly found in Southern African gardens, parks and roadsides are easily identified by superb full-colour photographs. The accompanying text is brief, but details each plantís origin, appearance, how, when and where to plant it and even how it can be propagated. Clear informative icons tell the reader at a glance of a plant's needs, whether it is sun or shade loving and much more.


Imprint: Struik Lifestyle
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: October 2011
Authors: Kristo Pienaar • Gideon F. Smith
Dimensions: 285 x 226 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - With dust jacket
Pages: 368
ISBN-13: 978-1-77007-526-9
Categories: Books > Health, Home & Family > Gardening > Gardening: plants > Flowers
Books > Gardening > Gardening: plants > Flowers
LSN: 1-77007-526-7
Barcode: 9781770075269

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Sat, 7 Jan 2012 | Review by: Cathy N

I have a number of gardening / flora books but this one is head and shoulders above them all. Beautiful, clear pictures appearing on the page adjacent to the text make easy referencing. So much so that I identified a couple of "unknowns" growing in my garden within minutes. I was also surprised at exactly which plants are considered evasive, a very useful symbol making identification easy.It makes compulsive paging as each page turned reveals beautiful photos and easy to read text. Even my husband, who is not known to sit down with a book very often, declared it to be addictive!

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