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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Abbott Publications; 1st edition (September 30, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1599712520
  • ISBN-13: 978-1599712529
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,524,003 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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At last - a complete, concise book on the flora of tropical Mexico. This book is what we have all been asking for, and well worth the wait. A complete guide that everyone should have. the cultivation and propagation information are an added plus. Now we can identify, and grow and care for, some of the beauty that surrounds us. --Paul Sanders, columnist, Vallarta Tribune

Residents and visitors alike will appreciate and benefit from Linda Abbott Trapp's Ornamental Plants and Flowers...Her photos and well-researched information make it fun and easy to identify the commonly encountered plants of the region. The book helps fill the void for those curious to learn more about the many fascinating plants, trees, and flowers of Mexico. --Bob Price, Curator, Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens

A few years back, when I first set foot in Vallarta, I was amazed at the diversity of tropical plants and also amazed that no one had written a book like this. This new book...is an essential tool for the tourists and locals. With it, they will become better acquainted with the marvelous plants and trees that are the essence of Mexico's tropical allure. --Daniel Lamarre, Writer, journalist, and tropical plants specialist

About the Author

Linda Abbott Trapp lives and writes in Puerto Vallarta. She has authored five previous books, including Fresno, Valley of Abundance, and numerous articles and columns in psychology, business, ecotourism, and the arts. A former Dean of the California School of Professional Psychology, she is widely known as a speaker and consultant.

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Formerly a Dean at the California School of Professional Psychology and owner of the consulting/training firm Abbott & Associates, Linda Abbott Trapp lives and writes in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. She is the author of seven books and over 250 articles, columns, and published reviews. She holds a PhD from Iowa State University, and the coveted CSP award from the National Speakers Association.She has lived and worked in Ethiopia and Siberia, in addition to New York, Wisconsin, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, and California. Her recent legacy workshops focus on ways to leave your imprint on this world, and with those you love. She is married and has four grown children. Her interests include photography and music, and she frequently plays for her church. She can be contacted at lindaatrapp@yahoo.com.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Suzanne on November 18, 2007
Format: Paperback
This book was great! The book helped identify plants that you see in the tropics, especially Mexico. It was a great resource. It was used to create our garden north of Vallarta. I am also using it to add a tropical touch to our California garden.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By L. Palumbo on May 12, 2007
Format: Paperback
The best book ever. It's now my flower guide and how to book for south of the boarder.Absolutely fantanstic!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Thomas L. Ogren on June 13, 2008
Format: Paperback
Ornamental Plants and Flowers of Tropical Mexico is a fine book, well written, interesting, and the many color photos are excellent.
I've been down into Mexico many times and always wished I had a decent book with me to identify the amazing flowers, vines and trees I was seeing. I am a horticulturist and a garden writer myself (author of Allergy Free Gardening, etc.) and of course I know many of the Mexican plants, but too many I don't.
Next trip I take into Mexico, I'll be bringing this book along with me, for sure. I expect it might be quite handy in almost any tropical setting, southern Florida, Central America, much of South America. For those who actually live in those green tropics, there are also good notes on how to propagate these glorious plants. It's a very decent book and if you're a plant lover like I am, I think it would be a darn good one to take along on your next trip south of ther border.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Reality Crafted on April 8, 2007
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The book has some nice photographs of plants being grown in the area. Pretty much what you would expect to see in local gardens, or a plant nursery.

It has virtually no usable information on gardening or growng anything, - a few mis-identified plants as well (in my edition at least).

For me the book serves no purpose whatsoever, except i bought it locally (Vallarta) and part of the proceeds went to charity. Even so, had I seen the book prior to purchasing it I would not have purchased it.
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