Gardeners interested in sustainability will find Roots Demystified an invaluable resource. Roots are the key to sustainable gardening and this book offers the key insights to the hidden world below the surface. Roots Demystified is an outstanding compilation and a distillation of the current information about plant roots. It contains 25 meticulous scale drawings and 70 astonishingly detailed pictures which are an education and delight in themselves. Written with wit and insight, this excellent handbook, from the author of the acclaimed Designing & Maintaining Your Edible Landscape, naturally deserves a vital a place on every gardeners reference shelf. The roots described are: lawns, shrubs, vegetables, fruit trees, and native and ornamental trees, with soil fertility and irrigation also covered. Guidelines for how a gardener can use this information are offered with each root illustration, along with many more illustrations and discussions.Kourik has made complicated information easily accessible and this book will make everyone both beginners and the more advanced, better gardeners.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.