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    Free Garden Books

    I am cleaning out my horticultural library and eliminating books that are more written for colder zones or about plants that don't pertain to Texas and the Gulf Coast. These are free, just pay for postage to mail them book rate. The numbers at the end refer to the number of pages and the year published.


    BOOK TITLE AUTHOR pgs pub. Date
    Home Orchid Growing - Third Edition Rebecca Tyson Northern 374 1970 CLAIMED
    Orchids, Flowers of Romance and Mystery Jack Kramer 155 1979 (CLAIMED)
    Color Dictionary of Shrubs S. Millar Gault 208 1976
    Complete Handbook of Cacti and Succulents Clive Innes 224 1977 (CLAIMED)
    100 Great Garden Plants William H. Frederick Jr. 210 1975
    Wyman's Gardening Encyclopedia Donald Wyman 1221 1977 (CLAIMED)
    Hillier's Manual of Trees and Shrubs Hillier and Sons 575 1973 (CLAIMED)
    Shrubs and Vines for American Gardens Donald Wyman 613 1977 (CLAIMED)
    Trees for American Gardens Donald Wyman 502 1977
    Seaside Plants of the World Edwin A Menninger 300 1964
    Ornamental Grasses Mary Hockenberry Meyer 136 1975 (CLAIMED)
    Ivies Peter Q. Rose 180 1980 (CLAIMED)
    Bob Beyer
    Austin TX, Zone 8b/9a

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    This is so kind of you Bob ! Books should be used and shared.
    If no one else really really wants it , I would like Home Orchid Growing by Northern. I will PM you too but at least this way we all see who wants what.
    "If I keep a green bough in my heart, a singing bird will come"




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    Home Growing Orchids has been claimed. I took some of the books to the Post Office to get an idea of cost to mail them Media Rate and can now provide an estimate for mailing these books to anyone wanting them. Large books (size and weight wise) $5, smaller books $4. That covers postage and cost of bubblelined envelopes to mail them in. Please let me know if anyone else is interested in any of these books. I would be glad to more accurately describe the contents
    Bob Beyer
    Austin TX, Zone 8b/9a

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    The Growing Orchids book arrived today. I am thrilled ! I am headed to Florida again in mid July, so you know I will be taking it with me ! Thanks again. I think it's such a neat idea to share books with others to make room for other books.
    "If I keep a green bough in my heart, a singing bird will come"




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    The two Wyman books on American Trees and Shrubs plus the Hillyer's Manual of Trees and Shrubs are excellent/classic reference books for folks in Zones 7 or lower. I am surprised nobody has wanted them so far. You all might consider adding them to your library. They are of little reference value to me in central TX (Zone 8 and 9) so someone further north would do well to get these. Any takers?
    Bob Beyer
    Austin TX, Zone 8b/9a

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    I would like the Hiller's manual of trees and shrubs and the shrubs and vines by Wyman. I will pm you. Thanks so much, very generous of you.
    Happy Growing,
    Vicki in West. Mich.

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    Vicki, they are yours. I might suggest getting the Wymans Trees for American Gardens as it is a companion book to the Shrubs for American Gardens. Contact me by PM.
    Bob Beyer
    Austin TX, Zone 8b/9a

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    Vicki, I need to hear from you about those books you wanted. I sent you a PM and haven't had a reply. I am holding them for you. Please contact me by PM.

    Bob in Austin.
    Bob Beyer
    Austin TX, Zone 8b/9a

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    Hillier's Manual of Trees and Shrubs Hillier and Sons 575p 1973
    Shrubs and Vines for American Gardens Donald Wyman 613p 1977
    Trees for American Gardens Donald Wyman 502p 1977

    Still have these three great plant reference books to give away.
    Free but please pay for mailing cost Send me a PM is interested..
    Last Call!!

    All the others have found new happy homes

    Bob Beyer
    Austin TX, Zone 8b/9a

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    They are now all gone to new homes. Had someone snatch up the final three books. Vickie, I never did hear from you and know you expressed interest in them earlier.
    Bob Beyer
    Austin TX, Zone 8b/9a

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