Pelargoniums: A Gardener's Guide to the Species and Their Cultivars and Hybrids

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Timber Press, 1996 - Gardening - 175 pages
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Well over 200 pelargonium species are covered in this book, with an incredible diversity of habit, shape, size and colour. They may be grown for their foliage, their flowers or even the architectural beauty of their shape. The species described here include all those likely to be found in gardens or specialist collections, and many more. There are not only descriptions, accompanied by well over 100 silhouettes, but detailed information also on methods of cultivation and propagation, as well as solutions to possible problems. The book deals with cultivated plants, but it will also assist in identification of species found in their native habitats. The history of the genus is explained, from the introduction of the first species into the gardens of Europe in the seventeenth century and then into America, to their use in the production of the zonal and regal pelargonium cultivars, familiar to many enthusiasts. Written on the basis of personal experience of growing and handling the plants, Pelargoniums shows that blend of practicality and sound background knowledge that will make it an essential addition to every gardener's bookshelf.

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When she was eight, Diana Miller decided she wanted to be Nancy Drew. But no matter how many garbage cans she dug through, conversations she accidentally overheard, and attics she searched, she never found a single cryptic letter, hidden staircase, or anything else even remotely mysterious. She worked as a lawyer, a soda jerk, a stay-at-home mom, a hospital admitting clerk, and a conference host before deciding that the best way to inject suspense into her otherwise satisfying life was by writing about it. Diana is a five-time nominee for the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award and winner of a Golden Heart for Dangerous Affairs a romantic suspense novel that shows not everyone in her home state is Minnesota Nice. She lives in the Twin Cities with her family.

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