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About this book
About this book
Campanulas have long been a gardeners' favourite, their spectacular summer performance earning them a place in the herbaceous border year after year. Here their lesser-known relatives, the smaller dwarf campanulas, take centre stage. Everyone who grows campanulas will enjoy this book, finding uses for the diminutive yet exuberant forms at the front of the border as well as in rock gardens, alpine houses, troughs, and containers.
More than 200 Campanula species and hybrids are described, and specialists and collectors will delight in the descriptions of rare and little-documented plants and devour the information about the plants' wild habitats. Color photographs enhance the text, encouraging gardeners to experiment with dwarf campanulas in a wide range of garden situations and appreciate the diversity of this rewarding group of plants.
Respected British nurseryman Graham Nicholls, who draws upon nearly half a century's experience in growing alpine plants, has enjoyed particular recognition for his cultivation of award-winning dwarf campanulas. He has won several gold medals at Alpine Garden Society (AGS) shows and is a three-time recipient of the prestigious Farrer Medal. Now a national judge for the AGS, he lectures regularly in the United Kingdom and the United States. He has contributed to the journals of the AGS (The Alpine Gardener) and the North American Rock Garden Society (Rock Garden Quarterly), and in 2002 he published lpine Plants of North America: An Encyclopedia of Mountain Flowers from the Rockies to Alaska (Timber Press).
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272 pages, 140 color photos, 3 maps
At last we have a book ... which brings things up to date. -- John Good Alpine Gardener 20070301 Graham Nicholls, a renowned U.K. nurseryman, excels in providing comprehensive cultivation and propagation information. -- Ann Bartlett Saximontana 20070401 Equally at home on coffee table and potting bench, this book brings Cook's masterpiece up-to-date. ... This book combines a colourful work of reference and identification with a practical growers' guide. -- Sue Wooster Plantsman 20070801