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Landscape Gardening and Design with Plants

Supriya Kumar Bhattacharjee (Author)
Synopsis This book, landscape Gardening and Design with Plants, is the first of its kind in contents in India, written by an eminent scientist, reputed teacher, highly experienced landscape designer and renowned floriculturist. This rewarding and absorbing publication consists of 35 chapters that deal with various aspects of landscape gardening, garden design and a vast range of interesting plant material for landscaping. Chapter 1 provides information on origin and history of gardens and gardening. Chapter 2 deals with garden design, chapter 3 covers garden features and ornamentation, chapter 4 describes the nursery management for flower crops, chapter 5 furnishes all aspects of plant protection aspects of ornamental crops. Apart from these six extensive chapters, in the following 29 chapters very fascinating, elaborate and rare information is provided on trees, palms, cycas, bamboos, confiers, heaths and heathers, shrubs, roses, magnolias, azaleas, camellias, bougainvilleas, hedges and edges, lawn grasses, ground covers, foliage plants, ferns, selaginellas, lycopodiums, herbaceous perennials, bulbous ornamentals, cacti and other succulents, annuals, biennials, aquatic ornamentals and orchids. The information furnished is up-to-date and sufficient to allow one to assess the potential of plants to create beautiful garden designs and healthy environments for all corners, pockets and situations. It is an extensive illustrative printed document on landscape gardening and the plant wealth in ornamental crops. This publication is intended to be a comprehensive source of information for landscape architects, landscape designers, horticulturists, town and country planners, keen gardeners, as also concerned students, teachers and scientists.
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About the author

Supriya Kumar Bhattacharjee

Prof. S.K. Bhattacharjee is an eminent scientist in the field of horticulture, retired as Project Coodinator, all India Coordinated Research Project on Floriculture, Indian council of Agricultural Research, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, on January 31, 2003. He obtained his M.Sc. (Ag.) in Horticulture from Calcutta University. He is also a diploma holder in Business Management and Industrial Administration, United Nations studies and Landscape Architecture. He has 38 years research, teaching, management, developmental and administrative experience in private organisations, Indian Botanic Gardens, Botanical Survey of India, State Agricultural Universitites and ICAR Institutes. He was Head of the Division of Medicinal and Aromatic Crops, Indian Institute of Horticulture Research, Bangalore. He has also served as Professor of Horticulture and Professor in charge, North Bengal Campus, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Visvavidyalaya, Cooch-Behar, West Bengal, which has later converted into a full-fledged Agricultural University presently named as Uttar Banga Krishi Visvavidyalaya. While serving in private organisations, he has laid out many landscape gardens in different agro-climatic conditions of the country, collected a wide range of indigenous and exotic plants from India and abroad and propagated tem on a large scale for use in gardens. Prof. Bhattacharjee has visited several foreign countries. He has published about 400 research papers and popular scientific articles in journals of national and international repute. He is the author of seven books among which Advanced commercial Floriculture, Handbook of Medicinal Plants have been widely acclaimed and well-received.

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Title Landscape Gardening and Design with Plants
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8179100855
length xxiv+512p., Figures; Tables; Plates; Bibliography; Index; 27cm.