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The Daylily: A Guide for Gardeners

Handbook / ManualOut of Print

By: JP Peat and TL Petit

200 pages, 197 col photos, 8 watercolours

Timber Press

Hardback | Oct 2004 | #147762 | ISBN: 0881926663
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About this book

Tens of thousands of new daylilies are bred each year. How to choose and grow daylilies amidst this profusion? The authors have come to the rescue in this authoritative overview of all aspects of daylily history, cultivation and breeding. In the heart of the book, they detail the various types of hybrids and provide indispensible advice for growing all of them.

There's much to appreciate about this comprehensive guide. -- Lynne Terry Oregonian 20041028 Another beautiful book by Peat and Petit. -- Joanne S. Carpender National Gardener 20041201 If you need convincing about using daylilies in your garden, this book will do it ... this volume reinvigorated my fondness for daylilies and intrigued me as to how they may yet develop. -- Susan Crittenden Dig: The Magazine for Northwest Gardeners 20050203 The Daylily ... is authoritative overview of all aspects of daylily history, cultivation, and breeding. Floral and Nursery Times 20050308 If you are attracted to these lovely flowers, this book will be an outstanding aide. From there you are on your own, if addiction sets in. -- Pauline Keegan Hobby Greenhouse 20050412 A horticultural gem. -- John Bagnasco Garden Compass 20050412 Novice gardeners may find this volume useful. -- Rachael Green American Reference Books Annual 20050511 This book is an excellent resource for getting to know the individuals and groups associated with award winning daylilies -- William Johnson E-Streams 20050516 This is a great reference book for both novice and expert daylily growers. [This book] is a look at the best of the best...have your pencil and shopping list at the ready! -- Mary Ann Newcomer Garden Themes 20050913 A well executed introduction to the development of the modern daylily, and a good beginner's guide to cultivation. -- Alberto Grossi Herbertia 20050926


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Biography

John P. Peat of Toronto, Ontario, is a research technician in biology, daylily hybridizer, and nurseryman. He is the owner of Cross Border Daylilies. He is a member of the American Hemerocallis Society and co-author of The Color Encyclopedia of Daylilies. Ted L. Petit, professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Toronto, breeds daylilies at his Florida garden, Le Petit Jardin. He is a member of the American Hemerocallis Society and co-author of The Color Encyclopedia of Daylilies.

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