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BISAC Subject Headings List, Gardening

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Use subjects in this section for works on practical operations in the cultivation of fruits, vegetable, flowers, and ornamental plants.  For works on the commercial cultivation of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and ornamental plants, use "SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Horticulture".  For works aimed at farmers or agronomists, use subjects beginning with "TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture".

Under the "Regional" subheading, state abbreviations have been provided as a guide, but users should not feel constrained by them.  For example, CA is found in the "West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)" sub-subheading, but a book dealing specifically with northern California could be assigned the "Pacific Northwest (OR, WA)" sub-subheading.  Similarly, all of Canada is covered by one sub-subheading, but a book dealing with British Columbia could also be assigned the "Pacific Northwest (OR, WA)" sub-subheading.

GAR000000    GARDENING / General

GAR027000    GARDENING / Climatic / General

GAR027010    GARDENING / Climatic / Desert

GAR027020    GARDENING / Climatic / Temperate

GAR027030    GARDENING / Climatic / Tropical

GAR001000    GARDENING / Container

GAR002000    GARDENING / Essays & Narratives

                      GARDENING / Flower Arranging see CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Flower Arranging

GAR004000    GARDENING / Flowers / General

GAR004010    GARDENING / Flowers / Annuals

                      GARDENING / Flowers / Azaleas see Shrubs

GAR004030    GARDENING / Flowers / Bulbs

GAR004040    GARDENING / Flowers / Orchids

GAR004050    GARDENING / Flowers / Perennials

GAR004060    GARDENING / Flowers / Roses

                      GARDENING / Flowers / Violets see Flowers / Annuals

GAR004080    GARDENING / Flowers / Wildflowers

GAR005000    GARDENING / Fruit

GAR006000    GARDENING / Garden Design

GAR007000    GARDENING / Garden Furnishings

GAR008000    GARDENING / Greenhouses

GAR009000    GARDENING / Herbs

GAR010000    GARDENING / House Plants & Indoor

GAR011000    GARDENING / Hydroponics

                      GARDENING / Indoor see House Plants & Indoor

GAR013000    GARDENING / Japanese Gardens

GAR014000    GARDENING / Landscape

GAR015000    GARDENING / Lawns

GAR031000    GARDENING / Marijuana Cultivation

GAR016000    GARDENING / Organic

GAR017000    GARDENING / Ornamental Plants

GAR030000    GARDENING / Pictorial

GAR018000    GARDENING / Reference

GAR019000    GARDENING / Regional / General

GAR019010    GARDENING / Regional / Canada

GAR019020    GARDENING / Regional / Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)

GAR019030    GARDENING / Regional / Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI)

GAR019040    GARDENING / Regional / New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)

GAR019050    GARDENING / Regional / Pacific Northwest (OR, WA)

GAR019060    GARDENING / Regional / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)

GAR019070    GARDENING / Regional / Southwest (AZ, NM, OK, TX)

GAR019080    GARDENING / Regional / West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)

GAR020000    GARDENING / Shade

GAR021000    GARDENING / Shrubs

GAR022000    GARDENING / Techniques

GAR023000    GARDENING / Topiary

GAR024000    GARDENING / Trees

GAR028000    GARDENING / Urban

GAR025000    GARDENING / Vegetables

GAR029000    GARDENING / Water Gardens

                      GARDENING / Xeriscaping see Techniques

If your title does not have subject content, i.e. a blank book, please use the Non-Classifiable term below. Otherwise, use the Subject/General term in the closest descriptive area. NON000000 NON-CLASSIFIABLE

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