The Gardener's EncyclopediaBook - 2007
For decades, large swathes of the United States and Europe believed camellias to be altogther too tender for garden use, their exquisite blooms in pure colors giving the impression that they were too rarified and delicate to tangle with. Today, few gardens are without their share of camellias.
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 handpicked 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 from around the world. Significant coverage is given to cold-hardy cultivars and there are chapters devoted to establishing camellias in the garden and growing them successfully in containers.
Over 800 enticing images will entice all gardeners to accommodate more of these exquisite plants.
This highly illustrated, practical guide offers comprehensive information on the important species of the genus Camellia, as well as the numerous cultivars raised around the world.
As a veteran "camellian," Trehane (a director/editor, International Camellia Society) follows up on her Camellias: A Gardener's Guide to the Genus (1998) in featuring some 600 species and classic and cold-hardy cultivars. Complemented by gorgeous color photographs, coverage includes historical background, global camellia cultivation, garden and container growing options, and descriptions of camellia sasanqua, c. japonica, c. reticulata, the Williamsii hybrids responsible for the popularity of camellias in northern climates, and other selected hybrids. She discusses propagation, troubleshooting problems, and exhibiting. The volume includes a glossary and plant sources, societies, and gardens of excellence. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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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. Jennifer Trehane has been growing camellias for decades and her knowledge of their requirements runs deep. First-time growers and enthusiasts alike will value the wealth of cultivation information that includes establishing camellias in the garden, growing them successfully in containers, propagation techniques, unique grafting methods, and advice on combating problems that result from pests, diseases, and other causes.
Over 800 captivating images make selection and identification a pleasure and will entice gardeners everywhere to become better acquainted with these irresistible garden plants.