- Gebundene Ausgabe: 144 Seiten
- Verlag: Timber Pr Inc (30. Juni 2005)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0881927163
- ISBN-13: 978-0881927160
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 27 x 1,7 x 20,3 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: Schreiben Sie die erste Bewertung
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 727.011 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Gardening with Hardy Geraniums (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 30. Juni 2005
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A skillful photographer and gifted writer she has produced an excellent all-around book on this very popular species. Greenfeeder 20050708 Avid gardeners with a passion for geraniums will relish Gardening with Hardy Geraniums as [an] in-depth survey of geranium varieties. Bookwatch 20050823 Comprehensive ... an excellent reference book. -- Bobbie Schwartz Buckeye 20051001 The wonderfully detailed photographs illustrate in eye-opening variety the wide range of blooms and foliage available in this group of plants. -- Karin E. Guzy Perennial Notes 20060201 The faultless photography offers a botanist's ideal of blossom and leaf varieties. ... This spectacular work should find a place on library shelves and in the hands of home gardeners and horticulturists. -- Mary Ellen Snodgrass American Reference Books Annual 20060301 A first-class reference book describing over 400 geraniums, including many of the latest cultivars. The photographs are excellent, detailing both flowers and leaves for quick and easy identification of plants, the descriptions clear and concise. -- Sue Tasker Professional Gardener 20060401 Readers will find here a rich source of information and beauty as they share with the author her enthusiasm for these plants with their interesting foliage and delightful flowers. -- Suzie Heap California Garden 20061101
Infinitely varied, incredibly robust and blessed with a long flowering period, it is little surprise that hardy geraniums are many gardeners' number one perennial. In nature, their habitat extends from woods to sunny mountainsides, so there is a geranium for every position in the garden. A wide range of colour and markings on both flower and leaf, along with a delightfully relaxed habit, ensures their contribution to the garden throughout the summer season. There are over 400 geraniums described in the book including many of the latest garden-worthy cultivars. Over 450 photographs turn the spotlight on individual characteristics allowing enthusiasts to compare and contrast colour, flower shape and markings. This is both an authoritative reference work and an inspiration to gardeners everywhere.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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After reading "Gardening with Hardy Geraniums", I am taking this book with me to the garden stores, with my slightly revised list, so if I see something else that calls out to me, I can look it up and know a heckova lot more than on the little plant tag. I wish more plant-specific books were more like this one--really interesting and informative without being just a list of plants with the same information on the plant tags.
Most of the detailed photos are by Ms. Bendtsen herself. Chapters discuss family and genus, cultivation and propagation, specialty uses such as in rock gardens, beneath roses and more. There's a section on bee pollination that includes the most charming photo of two bees curled up in the bowl of a Geranium Gracile bloom.
Chapters discuss the many different types of hardy geraniums and give information on each type. (Did you know that two different hardy geraniums planted close together can have "children"? Did you know that Geranium Sanguineum can be identified as such because it produces a single flower rather than a pair?) I have several clumps of G. Sanguineum in my mountain cottage garden--a gift from a fellow gardener. By comparing a blossom to the twenty varieties shown in the book, I was able to determine that I have "John Elsley."
As another reviewer stated, G. Ann Folkard may not adapt well to a wet and cold climate. I live in a rainy area and can say that this variety does quite well as does G. Brookside. Not mentioned in the book is the extreme hardiness of G. A.T. Johnson. I started ten years ago with one four-inch plant and now have patches of A.T. in every bed. It propagated very well.
Buy this book. It's a wonderful addition to your gardening library.