Complete Encyclopaedia of Garden Flowers
Choosing Plants, Handy Hints, Descriptions, Cultivation
Rachel Vogan, Geoff &
David Bateman Ltd
THIS substantial hardback
of some 600-plus pages features popular flowering plants from all
over the world in a comprehensive A-Z format from abutilon to zinnia.
The newly published encyclopedia
covers more than 1400 flowering plants, with a huge amount of practical
cultivation advice to boot.
book begins with a fascinating introduction to growing flowers,
choosing the right plant for your region, and garden care. For each
genus there is a general introduction plus cultivation information
and a handy hint. There is also an ata-glance table that focuses
on the most popular species and groups, describing their size, flower
colour, flowering season, fragrance, hardiness zone, and frost-tolerance.
The book also features an easy-to-use seasonal calendar, a useful
glossary, and a fully cross-referenced index.
Gardener, Issue 128, 2003, Page 29
Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH