Discovering Annuals

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Timber Press, 1999 - Gardening - 192 pages
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This is the fourth of Graham Rice's books that Timber Press has published in the United States; like the others, it is a lively presentation of inspirational planting ideas & solid practical information. After a period of comparative neglect by sophisticated gardeners, annuals are once again being widely used for garden color. In this lavishly illustrated book, Rice presents his choice of the best traditional varieties of annuals & introduces us to new varieties as well as less-known plants. He suggests detailed color combinations & planting schemes that prove annuals are the perfect complement to the old favorites of the garden.

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Contents

What are Annuals?
6
Catching the Wave
9
Acea 21 Amaranfhus 24 Antirrhinum
27
Begonia 36 Beis 39 Brachyscome 4 Brassica
42
Callistephus 47 Campanula 49 Centaurea
51
Chrysanthemum 55 Clarkia 58 Cleome
60
Convolvulus 64 Coreopsis 66 Cosmos
67
Dianthus 76 Digitalis 79 Eccremocarpus
82
Matthiola 117 Mimulus 120 Myosotis
121
Nicotiana 125 Nigella 129 Papaver
132
Petunia 138 Phlox 142 Primula
146
Rudbeckia 151 Salpiglossis 152 Salvia
153
Tanacetum 162 Tithonia 163 Tropaeolum
164
Viola 168 Zinnia
172
Practicalities
175
The Problem of Names
184

Erysimum 84 Eschscholzia 87 Eucalyptus
90
Godetia 94 Helianthus 96 Helichrysum
98
Impatiens 100 Ipomoea 102 Lathyrus
104
Linaria 110 Lobelia 111 Lobularia
114
Seed suppliers 185 Finding out more
186
Acknowledgments
192
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About the author (1999)

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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