Carnations and Pinks

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Firefly Books, 2002 - Gardening - 96 pages
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In Carnations and Pinks authors Pamela McGeorge and Keith Hammett provide gardeners with a comprehensive guide to growing and enjoying the genus Dianthus. This book includes:

  • history and outline of the genus
  • Dianthus species
  • planting ideas
  • displaying carnations indoors
  • advice on cultivation, propagation and hybridizing
  • remedies for pests, diseases and disorders
  • beautiful full color photographs

The authors include information on the newest cultivars and the people who developed them, along with dozens of recommendations of their favorite carnations and pinks for all growing conditions. Also included are nursery sources, a bibliography, hardiness zones and a full index.

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About the author (2002)

Pamela McGeorge is a freelance writer and magazine editor with a passionate interest in gardening. Her own garden features many Dianthus, which thrive in the hot dry conditions.

Keith Hammett is a widely recognized breeder of ornamental plants, including Dianthus, sweet peas and dahlias. Keith's compact, repeat-flowering pinks are now widely grown in North America, the U.K. and Australasia.

Russell McGeorge has been a photographer for 25 years, and specializes in garden photography and landscapes.

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