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Re: Hortus III


I tend to agree, I use H3 as a backup to my RHS and AHS books. It's
oddly lightweight for its size, must be the paper. It does have some
interesting info not found in other books like the section on
Pelargoniums which helped me differentiate some of them. Other books
tend to just lump them. Only you can decide its value.


--
Kitty
neIN, Zone 5

 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: "Christopher P. Lindsey" <lindsey@mallorn.com>
> >  Does anyone on this list actually ever USE their copy of Hortus III? I find
> > it aggravating and am trying to decide if it's worth hauling another 1000
> > miles.
> 
> Hi Andrea,
> 
>    I think it's interesting from a historical perspective, but since it
>    hasn't been changed since 1976 (if I remember correctly) it's sadly 
>    out of date.
> 
>    The standard used to be Cronquist (published around 1987) and is now
>    shifting towards the Royal Horticultural Society and their RHS Plant
>    Finder.
> 
>    So if you don't have anything else, keep it.  If you do, there's no 
>    point unless you want to trace old nomenclature.
> 
> Chris
> 
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