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Camellias: A Practical Gardening Guide

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By: Jim Rolfe and Yvonne Cave

141 pages, 150 col photos, line drawings

Timber Press

Paperback | Aug 2003 | #142568 | ISBN: 0881925772
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This highly illustrated practical guide surveys the important species of the genus Camellia, as well as numerous cultivars raised around the world. Comprehensive information and suggestions are given for selecting and cultivating these popular and adaptable plants and using them in gardening in a wide range of climates and situations. Also discussed are pests and diseases, propagating and hybridizing.

All levels of gardener will welcome Jim Rolfe and Yvonne Cave's Camellias. Bookwatch 20050117


Camellia nomenclature; the genus camellia; camellias from around the world; choosing a camellia; growing camellias in the open ground; landscaping with camellias; camellias in containers; disorders, diseases and pests; propagation; annotated list of camellia species and cultivars; growing camellias under protection; camcellia societies.

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Jim Rolfe has been growing, studying, and writing about camellias for over 30 years. He is an accredited camellia judge and was for a numbers of years editor of the New Zealand Camellia Bulletin. Yvonne Cave is one of New Zealand's foremost garden photographers. She is the author of The Succulent Garden, and her superb photos have illustrated a number of major gardening books, including Irises: A Practical Gardening Guide and The Gardener's Encyclopedia of New Zealand Native Plants.

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