Gardener's Guide to Growing Hellebores

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David & Charles, 2005 - Hellebores - 160 pages
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The Gardener's Guide to Growing Hellebores features a wealth of practical advice on the cultivation and propagation of these increasingly popular plants. The book contains jargon-free accounts of species in the wild, descriptions of the varieties currently being grown, advice on breeding your own, and most importantly, an extensive chapter on associating hellebores with other plants and arranging groupings for maximum effect in the garden. With contributions from other hellebore enthusiasts and accounts of the work of recent hellebore pioneers, this is a truly comprehensive and up-to-date account of these beautiful plants. No gardener who loves spring flowers will want to be without this lively, authoritative and inspirational book.

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About the author (2005)

Graham Rice is a distinguished international garden writer and is unique in having won three awards for his writing in the USA, as well as three in the UK.

He is editor-in-chief of the "American Horticultural Society's Encyclopedia of Perennials" and the author of more than twenty books, and he runs the Royal Horticultural Society's "New Plants" blog as well as his "Transatlantic Gardener" blog.

He has been the gardening correspondent of Britain's "Observer" and "Evening Standard" newspapers and contributes frequently to the RHS's magazines "The Garden" and "The Plantsman"; he has also written for all the top gardening magazines on both sides of the Atlantic, including "Horticulture, Garden Design, BBC Gardeners' World", and "Country Life".

A widely respected plantsman, Graham trained at the prestigious Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is a member of the RHS's committee on herbaceous plants (judging their trials of both annuals and perennials), and also judges at the Chelsea Flower Show.

He divides his gardening time between Pennsylvania and England with his wife, American garden writer and photographer judywhite.

You may also be interested in the author's own Web site, TransatlanticPlantsman.com.

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