Southern Gardens, Southern Gardening

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Duke University Press, 1992 - Gardening - 206 pages
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Originally published in 1982, this bestselling collection of gardening writing by William Lanier Hunt--one of the South’s leading gardening writers and horticulturalists--is now available for the first time in paperback. Arranged by months of the year, Southern Gardens, Southern Gardening is filled with useful, commensense instruction, as well as the wisdom and art of gardening.

 

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Contents

January
3
persiangarden rugs 7 camellias 8 flowering olives
10
pinks old and new n native hollies 12 aucubas
14
february
20
winter daffodils 25 snowdrops and snowflakes
26
hedges and screens 28 starving plants 29 cold damage
32
some interesting new plants 37 astilbes and the like
38
break up clay with gypsum 39 japanese cherries
40
northern virginia gardens
74
summerflowering shrubs 80 Philadelphia arboretums
86
wildflower seeds 90 daylilies 91 beach plants
92
an oldfashioned garden 93 hardy cyclamens 95 july
97
delphiniums in the south
103
some choice summer shrubs 109 everybody loves flowers
113
September
120
peonyplanting time 120 colchicums 121 September
126

large shrubs into small trees
46
September charm 48 lessknown azaleas 49 some wild
57
dividing fall perennials 62 night flowers for the terrace
63
butterfly bushes 65 beyond azaleas
70
arboretums and botanical gardens 127 colchicums and fall
132
evergreen ferns 136 October tasks 137 camellia
142
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At the time of his death, William Lanier Hunt was a consultant to botanical gardens throughout the South as well as Honorary President of the Southern Garden History Society. He is the donor of the W. L. Hunt Arboretum at the North Carolina Botanical Garden.

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