A Gardener’s Guide to Botany: The Biology Behind the Plants You Love, How They Grow, and What They Need

Cool Springs: Quarto. Dec. 2022. 256p. ISBN 9780760374450. $32. GARDENING
Zona, a botanist who has traveled around the world to study plants, has produced a guidebook on botany for gardeners of all levels. An expert in his field, Zona offers a straightforward approach to learning about the functions of plant parts, their traits, and what they need to survive. Each aspect gets its own chapter. Page-sized photographs fill this book and help readers understand plant functions. Zona does an excellent job of explaining the scientific background of plants in great detail and giving definitions along the way to expand readers’ full understanding.
VERDICT This highly recommended book is a fine addition to all gardening collections.
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