Paperback: 143 pages
Publisher: David & Charles Publishers; (April 2003)
A complete and thorough update for a
successful guide, originally reprinted nine times. An authoritative guide to success with
these supposedly difficult plants, with clear, practical advice from Britain's leading
African Violet specialist. Completely free of technical jargon, and illustrated with
superb colour photographs.
Paperback: 234 pages ISBN: 0595443443
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The Official Guide Authorized by
the African Violet Society of America. Have you ever killed an African violet? This book
provides even the most novice grower with a step-by-step guide, whether the goal is simply
to keep violets alive or to exhibit the plants in competitive shows.
Profiles over 4,000 varieties of
this popular and striking plant. illustrated with over 2,200 colour photographs, each
entry includes a description of the plant and flower colour notes on hardiness, height and
spread, and flowering time advice on cultivation and proven performers the name of the
parent plants, the raiser and similar varieties.
Azaleas are remarkably suited for
most garden settings in all but a few parts of the country. Covers all the basics of
azalea culture, from planting and pruning to selecting and siting. Helpful information
outlining appropriate companion plants aids in developing a pleasing landscape design,
while precise propagation details and appendixes listing azalea organizations and
nurseries offer valuable information.
Illustrated with more than 110
striking color photographs and packed with advice on every aspect of rhododendron growing,
from soil preparation and landscape design to advanced propagating and hybridizing
techniques, this is the most useful book on these spectacular flowering shrubs. Reiley has
fully updated his practical, hands-on approach with more of the detailed information that
gardeners need to choose and grow these luxuriant, beautifully blossoming plants.
Clematis rates among the most
beautiful of climbing vines, but in the past its popularity suffered because it was
considered hard to grow. Not any more. This lavishly illustrated guide explains how to
cultivate todays hardy new stocks and enjoy clematis throughout the seasons. Success
is assured, thanks to complete instructions on deep planting, watering, feeding, and
pruning, along with diagrams of climbing structures. Choosing among the many colors and
flower shapes available is easy with the help of the spectacular pictures and detailed
information in the directory of 250 varieties that fills the whole second half of the
Clematis are among the more
versatile and diverse plants for any garden. Linda Beutler provides instructions for
newcomers and master gardeners alike on plant selection, cultivation, and design, and
debunks a few myths along the way. Tips are given on garden design as a whole and the
care, feeding, pruning, and grooming of the plant.
An authoritative account of
garden-worthy dahlias for every garden design. Nearly 700 selections are included,
complete with notes on their history, awards, and cultural peculiarities. Additional
chapters on dahlia care and propagation, dahlia species in nature, hybridizing, and
showing dahlias add to this well-rounded overview. Thorough appendices with resources on
dahlia societies, nurseries, and gardens complete the book. Gardeners at every level will
appreciate the author's clear and useful explanation of the classification schemes for
dahlias, which can often intimidate even determined enthusiasts.
Profiles some 1800 varieties of
dahlia. Arranged in alphabetical order, and illustrated throughout with over 500 colour
photographs, this is a useful guide for both dahlia enthusiasts and exhibitors.
Each entry includes a short description of growth habit; type of bloom and colour; advice
on the variety's potential for garden, exhibition or cut flower use; the raiser, country
of origin and year of introduction (where known); and source of supply of plants or
tubers. Practical advice on methods of propagation and successful cultivation is given,
along with a brief history of the dahlia, tips on exhibiting and ideas for garden use. The
guide also explains the different forms of dahlias and gives a calendar for their care.