The Gardener's Guide to Growing Hardy Geraniums

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Timber Press, 1994 - Gardening - 157 pages
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Hardy geraniums are an undeniable asset in the garden - not only do they produce flowers in a wide variety of colours, but they also have equally varied growing habits, ensuring them popularity among all gardeners and a suitability for almost any garden.
The Gardener's Guide to Growing Hardy Geraniums is an essential acquisition for gardeners who wish to make the most of this attractive plant. Within the pages of this book both the enthusiast and the everyday gardener will find everything they need to know about how to grow and propagate hardy geraniums.
Instructions on where and how to plant hardy geraniums are supported by suggestions on how to use them as individuals and in association with other plants. A comprehensive A-Z of over 220 hardy geraniums, including American and Australian species and exotics from all over the world, serves as an indispensable reference. Propagation is examined in depth so even the most inexperienced gardener can expect success.
Specially written features by Roy Lancaster and Bill Baker as well as contributions from enthusiasts all over the world and introductions to some of the best of the national collections serve as an irresistible inspiration for the armchair gardener.
Colour photographs and detailed line drawings complete The Gardener's Guide to Hardy Geraniums, making it an invaluable addition to the library of every gardener.

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Contents

Introduction by Rosemary Verey
6
Geraniums in the Garden
14
Cultivation
53
Historical and Herbal
62
The National Collections
78
Geraniums in North America
86
Geraniums in Australia by Trevor Nottle
92
Geraniums in New Zealand by Malcolm Shearer
100
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About the author (1994)

Trevor Bath is widely recognized as a leading authority on hardy geraniums. A contributor to the Bulletin of the Hardy Plant Society and a co-author of that organization's reference booklet, Hardy Geraniums for the Garden, his work has also appeared in the Royal Horticultural Society's publication, The Garden.

Joy Jones organized the Hardy Geranium Group of the Hardy Plant Society, and has been actively involved there for the past 20 years. Her small garden contains an impressive collection of hardy geraniums, the result of a passion sparked early on by the writings of Margery Fish.

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