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Bibliography and Research Sources

General Reference

The American Horticultural Society A to Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Christopher Brickell and Judith D. Zuk, eds. New York: DK Publishing, Inc., 1996.

The Cambridge Illustrated Glossary of Botanical Terms. Michael Hickey and Clive King. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

The Color Encyclopedia of Ornamental Grasses: Sedges, Rushes, Restivos, Cat-tails, and Selected Bamboo. Rick Darke. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press, 1999.

The Dictionary of Garden Plants. Roy Hay, Patrick Synge, and Michael Joseph. The Royal Horticultural Society, 1969.

Dictionary of Geological Terms. The American Geological Institute. New York: Doubleday & Company, 1962.

Dirr’s Hardy Trees and Shrubs: An Illustrated Encyclopedia. Michael A. Dirr. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press, 1997.

The Garden Trees Handbook. Alan Toogood. New York: Facts On File, 1991. London: Swallow Books, 1990.

The Hillier Gardener’s Guide to Trees and Shrubs. John Kelly, ed. Pleasantville, New York: The Reader’s Digest Association, 1995.

Hortus Third: A Concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada. Liberty Hyde Bailey and Ethel Zoe Bailey. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1976.

Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture, Propagation and Uses. Michael A. Dirr. Champaign, IL.: Stipes Publishing Company, 1990.

The National Gardening Association Dictionary of Horticulture. The Philip Lief Group, Inc. New York: Penguin Books, 1994.

The Planet We Live On: Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Earth Sciences. Cornelius S. Hurlburt, Jr., ed. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1976.

Plant Identification Terminology: An Illustrated Glossary. James G. Harris, Melinda Woolf Harris. Spring Lake, UT: Spring Lake Publishing, 1994

Plant Names A-Z: The Complete Guide to Using the Correct Plant Names. Karen Platt. Sheffield, UK: Karen Platt, 1999.

The Royal Horticulture Society A to Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Christopher Brickell, ed. London: Dorling Kindersley. London, New York: Dorling Kindersley, 1996.

Scientific and Common Names of 7,000 Vascular Plants in the United States. Lois Brako, Amy Y. Rossman and David F. Farr. St. Paul, MN: APS Press/The American Phytopathological Society, 1995.

Peterson First Guides—Clouds and Weather: A Simplified Field Guide to the Atmosphere. John A. Day and Vincent J. Schaefer. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1991.

Taylor’s Encyclopedia of Gardening. Norman Taylor, ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1976.

Trees of the Central Hardwood Forests of North America: An Identification and Cultivation Guide. Donald J. Leopold, William C. McComb, and Robert Muller. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 1998.

Wyman’s Gardening Encyclopedia. David Wyman. New York: Scribner, 1997.

Source Books

Gardening by Mail: A Source Book. Barbara J. Barton. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1997.

House of Boughs: A Sourcebook of Garden Designs, Structures, and Suppliers. Elizabeth Wilkinson and Marjorie Henderson, eds. A Yolla Bolly Press Book, Viking. 1985.

Garden Directories and Guides

The American Garden Guidebook. Everitt L. Miller and Dr. Jay S. Cohen. New York: M. Evans and Company, Inc. 1987.

Blue Guide: Gardens of England. Frances Gapper, Patience Gapper, and Sally Drury. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1991.

The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Directory: The Guide to Visiting Hundreds of America’s Best Private Gardens. New York: The Garden Conservancy, distributed by Harry N. Abrams, 2001.

Garden Walks. Marina Harrison and Lucy D. Rosenfeld. New York: Michael Kesend Publishing, 1997.

Gardens of the National Trust. Stephen Lacey. London: The National Trust, New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1996.

Gardens of North America and Hawaii: A Travelers Guide. Irene Jacob and Walter Jacob. Portland OR: Timber Press, 1985.

Great Public Gardens of the Eastern United States. Doris Stone. New York: Pantheon Books, 1982.

The International Handbook of National Parks and Nature Reserves. Craig W. Allin, ed. New York: Greenwood Press, 1990.

One Hundred English Gardens: The Best of the English Heritage Parks and Gardens Register. Patrick Taylor. New York: Rizzoli International Press, Inc., 1996. UK: Headline Book Publishing, 1995.

Oriental Gardens in America: A Visitors Guide. Dorothy Loa McFadden. Los Angeles: Douglas-West Publishers, 1976.

Southern Gardens: A Gracious History and a Traveler’s Guide. Laura C. Martin. New York: Abbeville Press, 1993.

Gardens and Landscapes

Balinese Gardens. Photography by Luca Invernizzi Tettonia, text by William Warren. London: Thames and Hudson, 1995.

A Celebration of Japanese Gardens. Sadao Hibi. Tokyo: Gurafikkush, 1994.

Decorating Eden: A Comprehensive Sourcebook of Classical Garden Details. Elizabeth Wilkinson, Marjorie Henderson, eds. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1992.

European Gardens: An Historical Atlas. Virgilio Vercelloni. New York: Rizzoli, 1990.

The Garden: A Celebration. Ed: Howard Loxton. New York: Barron’s in association with David Bateman, 1991.

Gardens of America: Three Centuries of Design. Diane Kostial McGuire. Charlottesville, VA: Thomasson-Grant, 1989.

The Gardens of China: History, Art and Meanings. Edward T. Morris. New York: Scribner, 1983.

The Gardens of Europe. Penelope Hobhouse and Patrick Taylor. New York: Random House, 1990.

Gardens in France. Photos: Dedi Von Schaewen, text: Marie-Françoise Valéry. New York: Taschen, 1997.

Gardens of France. Anita Pereire and Gabrielle Van Zuylen. New York: Harmony Books, 1983.

The Gardens of Mexico. Antonio Haas. New York: Rizzoli, 1993.

Gardens of the World: The Art and Practice of Gardening. Penelope Hobhouse and Elvin McDonald, eds. New York: Macmillan, 1991.

The Golden Age of American Gardens: Proud Owners, Private Estates 1890 - 1940. Mac Griswold, Eleanor Weller. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1991.

A History of Gardens and Gardening, Ed Hyams, New York: Praeger Press, 1971.

Infinite Spaces: The Art and Wisdom of the Japanese Garden. Joe Earle, Toshitsuna Fujiwara, and Julie Moir Messervy. Boston: Tuttle Pub., 2000.

Italian Gardens. Alex Ramsay and Helen Attlee. London: Robertson McCarta Limited, 1989.

Italian Gardens of the Renaissance. J.C. Shephard, G.A. Jellicoe. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1993.

The Japanese Garden: Islands of Serenity. Haruzo Ohashi. Tokyo: Graphic-sha Publisjing Co., Ltd., 1986.

The Landscape of Man: Shaping the Environment From Prehistory to the Present Day. Geoffery & Susan Jellico. New York: Thames and Hudson, New York and London, 1994.

The Lure of Japanese Gardens. Alison Main and Newell Platten. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2002.

The Medieval Garden. Sylvia Landsberg. London: Thames and Hudson, 1995.

Masterpeices of Japanese Garden Art. Mizuno Katsuhiko. Kyoto: Kyoto Shoin, 1992.

Nature Perfected: Gardens Through History, William Howard Adams, New York: Abbeville Press, 1991.

100 Years of Landscape Architecture: Some Patterns of a Century. Melanie Sime. Brookline, MA: Spacemaker Press, 1999.

The Oxford Companion to Gardens. Sir Geoffery Jellicoe, Susan Jellicoe. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.

Penelope Hobhouse’s Gardening Through the Ages: An Illustrated History of Plants and Their Influence on Garden Styles—From Ancient Egypt to the Present Day. Penelope Hobhouse. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992.

Pictorial Library of Landscape Plants, M. Jane Coleman Helmer, Kalamazoo, MI: Merchants Publishing Company,1979.

Pioneers of American Landscape Design. Charles A. Birmbaum and Robin Karson, ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2000.

The Quest for Paradise: A History of the World’s Gardens. Ronald King. New York: Mayflower Books, 1979.

Reflecting Nature: Garden Designs from Wild Landscapes. Jerome and Seth Malitz. Portland Oregon: Timber Press, 1998.

Reflections of the Spirit: Japanese Gardens in America. Maggie Oster. New York: Dutton Studio Books, 1993.

Traditional English Gardens. Arabella Lennox-Boyd, Clay Perry, and Graham Stuart Thomas. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1987. UK: George Weidenfield & Nicolson/The National Trust, 1987.

Trees for Architecture and Landscape, Robert Zion, New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1995.

The Tropical Garden. William Warren. London: Thames & Hudson, 1997.

Visions of Paradise: Themes and Variations on the Garden. Photographs: Maria Schinz, text: Susan Littlefield. New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1985.

Botanical References

The Complete Book of Bonsai. Harry Tomlinson. New York: Abbeville Press, 1990.

The Complete Book of Fruits and Vegetables. F. Bianchini and F.Corbetta, illustrations by Marilena Pistoia. New York: Crown Publishers, 1976.

The Complete Book of Topiary. Barbara Gallup and Deborah Reich. New York: Workman Publishing, 1987.

Cultivated Palms of the World. Don Ellison and Anthony Ellison. Sydney: UNSW Press, 2000.

Fruit: A Connoisseur’s Guide and Cookbook. Alan Davidson, illustrations by Charlotte Knox. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991.

Flowers of the World. Frances Perry and Leslie Greenwood. New York: Crown, 1972.

Flowering Plants of the World. V. H. Heywood. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Meetings With Remarkable Trees. Thomas Pakenham, New York: Random House, 1997. UK: Phoenix Illustrated Orion Publishing Group, 1996;.

The Random House Book of Bulbs. Roger Phillips, and Martyn Rix. New York: Random House, 1989.

The Random House Book of Perennials, Early Perennials, vol. 1; Late Perennials, vol. 2. Roger Phillips and Martyn Rix. New York: Random House, 1991.

The Random House Book of Roses. Roger Phillips and Martyn Rix. New York: Random House, 1988.

The Random House Book of Shrubs. Roger Phillips and Martyn Rix. New York: Random House, 1989.

The Random House Book of Vegetables. Roger Phillips and Martyn Rix. New York: Random House, 1993.

The Mushroom Book. Thomas Laessoe, Gary Lincoff, and Anna Del Conte. New York: DK Publishing, 1996.

Mushrooms and other Fungi of Great Britain and Europe. Roger Phillips. Irish Book Center, 1999.

Shrubs and Vines. Galen Gates, Chris Graham, and Ethan Johnson. New York: Pantheon Books, Knopf Publishing Group, 1994.

Tropical Ornamentals: A Guide. W. Arthur Whistler. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2000.

Artists’ Reference

Art Foliage, For Sculpture And Decoration; With an Analysis of Geometric Form, and Studies From Nature, of Buds, Leaves, Flowers, and Fruit. James Kellaway Colling. Boston: Osgood, 1873.

Art Forms In the Plant World. Karl Blossfeldt. (reprint). New York: Dover Publications, 1985.

The Artist & the Garden. Roy Strong. The Paul Mellon Centre Studies in British Art. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2000.

The Book of Flowers—Four Centuries of Flower Illustration. Alice M. Coats. New York: McGraw-Hill. UK: Phaidon Press, 1973.

An English Florilegium: Flowers, Trees, Shrubs, Fruits, Herbs. The Tradescant Legacy. Illustrations by Mary Grierson, text by William T. Stearn.. New York: Abbeville Press, 1988. UK: Thames and Hudson, 1987.

The Gardens of William Morris. Jill Duchess of Hamilton, Penny Hart, John Simmons. New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1998.

Great Flower Painters: Four Centuries of Floral Art. Peter Mitchell. Woodstock, NY: The Overlook Press, 1973.

A History of Flower Arrangement. Julia S. Berral. New York: Viking Press, 1968.

The Impressionist Garden: Ideas and Inspiration from the Paintings and Gardens of the Impressionists. Derek Fell. New York: Carol Southern Books, 1994.

Index to Illustrations of the Natural World: Where to Find Pictures of Living Things of North America. John W. Thompson. Syracuse, NY: Gaylord Professional Publications, 1977

Index to Illustrations to Living Things Outside North America. Lucille Thompson Munz and Nedra G. Slauson. Hamden, CT: Shoestring Press, 1981.

Leonardo da Vinci on Plants and Gardens. William A Emboden. Portland, OR: Dioscorides Press, 1987.

Medieval Flowers. Miranda Innes and Clay Perry. London: Kyle Cathie, 1997.

Monet’s Garden: Through the Seasons at Giverny. Vivian Russell. New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1995.

Painted Gardens: English Watercolors, 1850-1914. Penelope Hobhouse and Christopher Wood. New York: Atheneum, 1988.

Period Flowers: Designs for Today Inspired by Centuries of Floral Art. Jane Newdick. New York: Crown Publishers, 1991.

Renoir’s Garden. Derek Fell. London: Frances Lincoln, 1991.

A Treasury of Flowers: Rare Illustrations from the Collection of the New York Botanical Garden. Frank J. Anderson. Boston: Little Brown & Company, 1990.

Stone Reference

Dimension Stones of the World: Color Plate Books. Columbus, OH: Marble Institute of America, 1996.

Natural Stone: A Guide to Selection. Frederick Bradley/Studio Marmo. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1998.

Rocks, Minerals and Fossils of the World. Roger Phillips and Chris Pellant. Little Brown & Co., 1990.

Rocks and Fossils. Arthur B. Busbey III, Robert R. Coenraads, David Roots, and Paul Willis. The Nature Company Guides/Time Life Books, 1996.

Stone. Andy Goldsworthy. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1994.

Stone in the Garden: Inspiring Designs and Practical Projects. Gordon Hayward. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2001.

Stonescaping: A Guide to using Stone in Your Garden. Jan Kowalczewski Whitner. Pownal, VT: A Garden Way Publishing Book; Storey Communications, Inc. 1992.


Curtis’s Botanical Magazine. Published for Bentham–Moxon Trust, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew by Blackwell Publishers, Ltd. 108 Cowley Rd. Oxford, OX4 1JF UK.

European Gardens. 34 River Court, Upper Ground, London SE1 9PE, UK.

Fine Gardening. Taunton Press. 63 South Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470-5506.

The Garden. New Perspectives Pub. Ltd. For the Royal Horticultural Society. Bretton Court, Bretton Centre, Peterborough PE3 8DZ.

Gardens Illustrated. John Brown Publishing. The New Boathouse, 136–142 Bramley Road, London W 10 6SR, UK. Fenner, Reed & Jackson, Box 754, Manhasset, NY 11030.

Horticulture. PRIMEDIA Special Interest Publications. 98 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02114.

Landscape Architecture. The American Society of Landscape Architects. 636 Eye Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001-3736.

The New Plantsman. The Royal Horticultural Society. 80 Vincent Square, London SW1 2PE, UK.

Journal of the Landscape Institute. Landscape Design Trust. 13a West Street, Reigate Surrey RH2 9BL, UK.


Architectural Textures. Textureworld.

Allan Armitage’s Photo-Library of Herbaceous Plants on CD-ROM. Allan M. Armitage. PlantAmerica, 1998.

The Interactive Guide for Herbaceous Perennial Plants. Allan M. Armitage. PlantAmerica, 1998.

Horticopia: Perennials & Annuals—Edition II. 1997.

Horticopia: Trees, Shrubs & Groundcovers—Edition II. 1998.

Horticopia A – Z. 1999.

Horticopia Professional. 2000

The Interactive Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Michael Dirr. PlantAmerica, 2000.

Michael A. Dirr’s Photo-Library of Woody Landscape Plants. Michael Dirr. PlantAmerica, 1997.

Seamless Textures 4—Classic Stonework. Marlin Studios.

Institutions, Associations, Societies, and Libraries

American Association of Botanical Gardens & Arboreta (AABGA). 351 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square, PA 19348.

American Horticultural Society (AHS). 7931 East Boulevard Dr., Alexandria, VA 22308.

American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA). 47 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10003.

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). 636 Eye St., Washington, DC 20001-3736.

Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD). 1924 North Second St., Harrisburg, PA 17120.

Association of Zoological Horticulture. Allan Donges, Toledo Zoo, P.O. Box 140130, Toledo, OH 43614-0801.

The Botany Libraries, Harvard University Herbaria Building, 22 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Brooklyn Botanic Garden Library. 1000 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225.

Chicago Botanical Garden and Chicago Botanical Garden Library. 1000 Lake-Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022

Dumbarton Oaks Garden and Garden Library. 1703 – 32nd Street N.W., Washington, DC 20007.

Horticultural Society of New York and Horticultural Society of New York Library. 128 W. 58th St., New York, NY 10019.

Marble Institute of America. 30 Eden Alley #301, Columbus, OH 43215.

Massachusetts Horticultural Society and The Massachusetts Horticultural Society Library. 300 Massachusetts Ave. Boston, MA 02115.

Missouri Botanical Garden and Missouri Botanical Garden Library. 2345 Tower Grove Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110.

The New York Botanical Garden and The New York Botanical Garden Library. 200th Street & Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10458-5126.

Landscape Institute. 6–8 Barnard Mews, London SW11 1QU, UK.

Longwood Gardens and Longwood Gardens Library. Kennett Square, PA 19348.

Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada) and Royal Botanical Gardens Library. 680 Plains Rd., Burlington, Ontario, Canada L7T 4H4.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, The Library & Archives and Herbarium. Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AE, UK.

The Royal Horticultural Society P.O Box 313, London, SW1P 2PE, UK.
The Royal Horticultural Society—Lindley Library. 80 Vincent Square, London.

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and the McClean Library. 100 N. 20th St. Philadelphia, PA 19103-1495.

Smithsonian Institution Library, Horticultural Branch, Arts & Industries Building, Room 2282. 900 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington, DC 20560-0420.

Stone Federation of Great Britain. 56-64 Leonard Street London EC2A 4JX, UK.

Society of Garden Designers. KT2 6BD, Kingston-upon-Thames, UK.

United States National Museum of Natural History, the United States National Herbarium. 10th St. and Constitution Ave. NW 20560.

University of California Berkely Library, Environmental Design Library. Moffitt Library, 5th Floor, UC Berkeley, CA 94720.