on February 17, 2005
There is not a better encyclopedia of pond plants on the market. The Encyclopedia of Water Garden Plants is a top recommendation on our web site, [...] This book has a complete run down of the most common, and some uncommon pond plants, all categorized by plant type. It includes planting, pruning and care information for the most common varieties. If you are looking for plant ideas for your pond, or are trying to indentify a mystery plant, this is the book for you.
on August 11, 2004
Full-color photographs vividly illustrate Encyclopedia Of Water Garden Plants, a no-nonsense reference and identification guide to identifying and cultivating a vast array of flora available to water gardeners of all skill and experience levels. Carefully researched and written over the course of seven years by founding members of the American Water Gardening Society, Encyclopedia Of Water Garden Plants is an all-encompassing reference and resource and a horticultural pleasure simply to browse as well as a thorough, hands-on useful resource.
on May 12, 2007
I am having a pond build and needed a comprehensive book of aquatic and bog plants that are suitable for Koi ponds. Everything is there at your fingertips. The color plates are wonderful as well as the descriptions. The only downside, it that I wished the authors would have a listing of the fragrant hardy and tropical waterlilies. Other than that, this book is a beauty!
on August 2, 2012
I've got shelves full of gardening books but was looking for just one book to fill in the major gaps in my knowledge of water-garden plants. This is the one I chose and it was a very good choice. The many, many photographs are beautiful and helpful: word descriptions alone don't necessarily allow a reader to recognize specific plants; and I was looking, first of all, to identify the plants I've got in my small backyard pond. In addition, this book offers valuable information on how to introduce and tend the dozens (or rather, hundreds) of plants identified in this encyclopedia. Surprisingly, it turned out not to include a few of the plants I was looking to identify. It does present numerous plants that aren't strictly in-water plants but that grow near water or in marshy, wetter-than-usual soil. Those are good inclusions for anybody looking for plants to use around a pond or water feature. If you have a water garden this is a very good tangible, in-your-hand resource as an anchor to information you might find on the Internet. The encyclopedia works equally well for quick consultation and paging through and enjoying in a leisurely manner.