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Rhododendrons By Hawthorne Lin

Rhododendrons by Hawthorne Lin

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A handy practical guide to growing and caring for these magnificent plants, with instructions for planting outdoors and in containers, mulching, pruning and propagation, and a full photographic directory of best cultivars to try.

Rhododendrons Summary

Rhododendrons by Hawthorne Lin

This is an illustrated guide to varieties, cultivation and care, with step-by-step instructions and over 135 beautiful photographs. It is a handy, practical guide to growing and caring for rhododendrons, with instructions for planting outdoors and in containers, mulching, pruning and propagation. It features a full photographic directory of over 50 varieties, including 'Bashful', 'Cecile', 'Homebush', 'May Day', 'Pink Pearl', 'Sappho' and 'Vuyk's Rosyred'. It includes a fascinating history of rhododendrons, from their origins in the Himalayas through to their cultivation in European gardens, and the modern hybrids of today. From tiny, ground-hugging bushes producing small and delicate flowers to huge tree-like specimens clothed in magnificent and glorious blooms, rhododendrons belong to a diverse and fascinating genus. Offering interest from mid-winter to late summer, many of these hardy evergreen shrubs produce exquisitely textured foliage in hues of silver, gold or bronze once the flowering season is over. This practical handbook contains complete instructions for growing rhododendrons, from choosing and buying to planting, propagation and controlling pests and diseases.With over 50 varieties described and illustrted, there is a beautiful rhododendron to suit every garden situation.

About Hawthorne Lin

Lin Hawthorne is a professional horticulturalist and the editor and consultant on a number of gardening reference books. She lives and works at Castle Howard in Yorkshire, England.

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NPB9781780193649
9781780193649
1780193645
Rhododendrons by Hawthorne Lin
New
Paperback
Anness Publishing
2015-01-01
64
N/A
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