Camellias: The Gardener's Encyclopedia
Published Date:8th November 2007
Dimensions:221 X 282 X 33 mm
Illustrations:861 color photos
Notes:1st 2007 HB Timber Press; very good clean book with no stamps or inscriptionsl jacket complete with micro tear to bottom of spine
A comprehensive reference for camellia enthusiasts at various levels. It provides information on how to grow and care for camellias as well as detailed descriptions of a hand-picked selection of over 600 garden-worthy species and cultivars. It also provides propagation advice, including grafting methods, which appeals to keen amateur enthusiast.
This encyclopedia is a comprehensive, one-stop reference for camellia enthusiasts at all levels. It provides information on how to grow and care for camellias as well as detailed descriptions of a hand-picked selection of over 600 garden-worthy species and cultivars. The highly informed and truly international plant selection includes classic favorites as well as the latest introductions bred by nursery owners and enthusiasts. Detailed propagation advice, including unique grafting methods, will appeal to the keen amateur enthusiast. Helpful advice on combating problems that result from pests, diseases, and other causes will be invaluable, while over 800 captivating images will entice all gardeners to accommodate more of these exquisite plants.
For any gardener interested in growing camellias, this book would be an invaluable asset. For any gardener who enjoys beautiful photos, this book will be a coffee table favorite. -- Angela England Suite101.com 20080107 A beautiful new book ... chockablock with gorgeous photographs of hundreds of varieties, the book details characteristics of the flowering bushes from all over the world. -- Mary Tutwiler Lafayette Independent Weekly 20080213 A well-crafted, authoritative book, superbly illustrated. ... This is an important work that will stand the test of time both as a bedside bible for the camellia fancier and a finely illustrated book for plant lovers in general. -- John Gallagher The Garden 20080201