Jan 6, 2011
I remember the day I bought the Manual of Wood Plants and Shrubs for approximately $100. I was on Martha's Vineyard and a friend suggested visiting The Polly Hill Arboretum. The Arboretum in West Tisbury contains the national collection of stewartia, North Tisbury azaleas, camellias, magnolias, etc., etc. (http://www.pollyhillarboretum.org) As is my way, I checked out the bookstore. I had heard of Dirr's book, but never had a chance to leaf through the pages. If this tome were to fall out of my hands, I would have a broken toe. Still, I chanced it. Dog-eared and yellowing, it's been on my shelf for close to twenty years.
But Gotta Have It!
P.S. For all the grammar fiends out there, does one bold or italic, the title of an app?