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Hippeastrum: The Gardener's Amaryllis

Handbook / ManualOut of Print

Series: Royal Horticultural Society Plant Collector Guide

By: Veronica M Read

272 pages, 120 col photos, 1 illus

Timber Press

Hardback | Mar 2004 | #144990 | ISBN: 0881926396
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This book describes the astonishing range of hybrids now available and explains how to get the best results from these rewarding plants. A wealth of practical advise accompanies the plant descriptions, including a specially formulated growing medium used by the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens.

It's a wonderful book for an amateur as well as a professional grower. -- N. Thomas Strnad Ohio Landscapers Association Newsletter 20040621 An outstanding book. -- Veronica Read National Gardener 20040730 Veronica Read...sets out to inspire us to grow amaryllis. -- Henry Fieldseth Friends School of Minnesota 20040901 A magnificent book...deserves a place in your library. -- Charles Hardman Herbertia 20040901 Veronica Read has an infectious and unstoppable passion for these potted princesses -- Graham Andrews View 20040805 Pioneering. Bookseller 20040409 More than 100 photos add a stunning dimension to the author's 296-page work of artistic prose. -- Graham Andrews North Devon Journal 20040805 Hippeastrum is an impressive and strongly recommended specialized addition for personal gardening, professional horticulture reference collections. Wisconsin Bookwatch 20041021 Clear, concise, and easy to read, the author writes with a distinctive style, which is enjoyable and refreshing. The author's passion for this group is obvious as well as contagious. -- William Johnson E-Streams 20041116 If you want to know how to grow the perfect Hippeastrum or simply need a reference on these exotic blooms then this is the book for you. -- Geoff Hodge Horticulturist 20041118 I highly recommend Read's book for a fascinating read and an excellent overview of this important genus. -- Charles Hardman Bulb Garden 20041130 This is a well-produced and informative book that should answer all questions on these glamorous plants. -- E. N. Plant Heritage 20041228

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Veronica M. Read is the National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens National Plant Collection Holder of Hippeastrum in the United Kingdom. In 1999 she won a gold medal for her exhibit of South African hybrids at the RHS Westminster Show. She lectures widely to horticultural societies and gardening clubs and has also written for and been featured in various horticultural journals and broadsheets including Amaryllids, The Garden, Herbertia, Kew Friends Magazine, Plant Heritage, the Professional Gardener, the Daily Telegraph, Saturday Telegraph, Times, Independent and The Financial Times.

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