We were recently contacted by Norman and Dorothy Pellett with a very generous offer.  They have a list of books (see below)  they are offering up for “FREE” from their extensive book collection with a suggested donation to the VNLA.  Please email your donation check to the VNLA office (P.O. Box 92, N. Ferrisburgh, VT  05473).  If you would like to pay electronically please contact Kristina in the office:  kristina@vnlavt.org.

If you are local the Pelletts have asked that you contact them to arrange pick up at their East Charlotte home.  Masks are required!  We can also make other arrangements to get the book(s) to you.   Please contact Dorothy directly at rcrest@gmavt.net or 802-425-2342. 

The List of Books

Norman Pellett’s List of Books

Hortus Third: A Concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada
1976 — Initially compiled by Liberty Hyde Bailey and Ethel Zoe Bailey
Publisher — Wiley
1,290 pages

Plant Propagation: Principles and Practices, 5th edition
Hartman, Kester and Davies
Prentice Hall —1989
647 pages

Manual of Woody Landscape Plants Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture, Propagation and Uses, 6th edition
Michael A. Dirr
Stipes Publishing Co.
1,325 pages

BARK: The formation, characteristics, and uses of bark around the world.
Photography by Kjell B. Sandved. Text by Ghillean Tolmie Prance and Anne E. Prance.
Timber Press, Inc. in association with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 1993
174 pages, 177 color photos

Lilacs: The Genus Syringa
Father John L. Fiala
Timber Press, Inc. — 1988
266 pages

Flowering Crabapples: The Genus Malus
Father John L. Fiala
Timber Press, Inc. — 1994
273 pages

Insects That Feed on Trees and Shrubs
Warren T. Johnson and Howard H. Lyon
Second edition revised —1991
Comstock Publishing Associates, a division of Cornell University Press
560 pages

Diseases of Trees and Shrubs
Wayne A. Sinclair, Howard H. Lyon and Warren T. Johnson
Cornell University Press — 1987
575 pages

Field Guide to Native Oak Species of Eastern North America
            (descriptions, distribution, commentary)
Stein, D. Binion and R. Acciavatti
Createspace Independent Publishing Platform —2003
161 pages


Gray’s Manual of Botany
L. Fernald

8th edition —1950
American Book Company
1,632 pages

Roses for the North
Kathy Zuzek, Marcia Richards, Steve McNamara and Harold Pellett
Performance of Shrub and Old Garden Roses at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Minnesota Agriculture Experiment Station — 1995
92 pages

Landscaping for Wildlife: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Carrol L. Henderson
Nongame Wildlife Program Section on Wildlife — 1986
144 pages

Native Trees, Shrubs and Vines: A Guide to Using, Growing and Propagating North American Woody Plants
William Cullina
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt — 2002
354 pages

A Reunion of Trees: The Discovery of Exotic Plants and Their Introduction into North American and European Landscapes
Stephen A. Spongberg
Harvard University Press — 1990
270 pages

Manual of Cultivated Trees and Shrubs — hardcover
Alfred Rehder
Second edition, revised and enlarged
The MacMillan Company, New York — 1951
996 pages

Manual of Herbaceous Ornamental Plants — softcover
Steven M. Still
Stipes Publishing Company, Champaign, Illinois, Fourth edition — 1994
814 pages

Dorothy Pellett’s List of Books

Hardy Geraniums —hardcover
Peter F. Yeo
Timber Press, Inc. — 1985
192 pages
Written by a taxonomist, with many drawings and photos of leaf types, along with cultivation and history.

TROPICALS — glossy softcover
Gordon Courtright
Timber Press, Inc. printed in Hong Kong— 1988
153 pages
A pictorial encyclopedia of 500 tropical trees, shrubs and vines

Herbaceous Perennial Plants: A Treatise on their Identification, Culture, and Garden Attributes — hardcover
Allan M. Armitage
Varsity Press, Inc., Athens, Georgia — 1989
646 pages

The Genus Hosta —hardcover
W. George Schmid
Timber Press, Inc. printed in Hong Kong — 1991
428 pages

The Undaunted Garden: Planting for Weather-Resistant Beauty — hardcover
Text and photographs by Lauren Springer
Fulcrum Publishing, Golden, Colorado printed in Korea — 1991
244 pages