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Flowers 2: African Violets - Azaleas
Carnations - Clematis - Daffodils - Dahlias

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~~~~~~~~~~~~ African Violets ~~~~~~~~~~~~

The African Violet Handbook
by Tony Clements 

Paperback: 143 pages
Publisher: David & Charles Publishers; (April 2003)
ISBN: 071531601X
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.


You Can Grow African Violets
by Joyce Stork

Paperback: 234 pages  ISBN: 0595443443
iUniverse, Inc. (June 22, 2007)
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.

~~~~~~~~~~~~ Azaleas ~~~~~~~~~~~~

Rhododendrons and Azaleas A Colour Guide
by Kenneth Cox

Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Crowood Press (October 1, 2005)
ISBN: 1861267843
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.


American Azaleas
by L. Clarence Towe

Hardcover: 188 pages
Publisher: Timber Press (August 15, 2004)
ISBN: 0881926450
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.


Success With Rhododendrons and Azaleas
by H. Edward Reiley

Paperback: 348 pages
Publisher: Timber Press; Revised ed (May 15, 2004)
ISBN: 088192637X
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 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Success with Clematis
by Marigold Badcock

Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman (Feb 2006)
ISBN: 1861084072
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 today’s 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 book.


Gardening with Clematis: Design and Cultivation
by Linda Beutler

Hardcover: 300 pages
Publisher: Timber Press (September 15, 2004)
ISBN: 0881926442
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.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dahlias ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The Encyclopedia of Dahlias
by Bill McClaren

Paperback: 212 pages
Publisher: Timber Press (January 23, 2009)
ISBN: 1604690637
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.


Dahlias: A Colour Guide
by Ted Collins

Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Crowood Press, Limited (June 1, 2003)
ISBN: 1861265824
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.

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