Wisterias: a comprehensive guide

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Timber Press, Dec 31, 1995 - Gardening - 160 pages
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Reflecting the author's lifetime fascination with wisterias, this beautifully illustrated book traces the history of wisterias since their introduction from China and Japan, examines and attempts to resolve their often tangled nomenclature, and provides detailed information about cultivation and care.

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Contents

Section 1
31
Section 2
32
Section 3
41

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About the author (1995)

Born in Australia and brought up in the bush, Peter Valder's early interest in the Australian flora was stimulated by local amateur botanists. He went on to become a plant pathologist and mycologist after graduating from the Universities of Sydney and Cambridge. He was pleased to later become involved in the teaching of general botany in addition to his mycological work. Peter has also been an office bearer of the Linnean Society and the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science. Since drifting into the popularizing of Australian botany and horticulture, he has made appearances on radio and television, wrote for magazines, and lectured to organizations concerned with plants and gardens. His interest in gardening has taken him to Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Burma, and China, from which he has introduced numerous plants suited to the Australian climate. Also, he has visited gardens in Britain, New Zealand, North America, France, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, and Korea, accumulating photographs with which to illustrate his lectures and writings.

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