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Annuals By Martyn Rix

Annuals by Roger Phillips

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This volume details over 1000 plants and provides tips on planting and cultivation of each variety.

Annuals Summary

Annuals: And Biennials by Roger Phillips

An exceptional photographic guide to more than 1,000 annuals, both wild and cultivated. The tenth volume in the indispensable Garden Plant Series, detailing annuals and biennials. Most annuals are easy to grow and make exciting additions to any garden, creating a natural, wild look in a very short time. The text offers tips for successful cultivation and the beautiful photographs of annuals in lovely gardens, as well as in the wild, will inspire ideas for innovative planting in the garden. 'Of the greatest, and enduring, value to gardeners' - THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 'One of the best gardening books I have seen in years' - FINANCIAL TIMES

Annuals Reviews

This is the tenth volume in the excellent "Garden Plant Series", written and photographed by the acclaimed horticultural duo Roger Phillips and Martyn Rix. A definitive work and the first major illustrated one in over 150 years. This volume focuses on annuals - those plants which germinate, flower, set seed and die within a year - and biennials - those plants which germinate one year and flower the next after a dormant winter. These plants are looked at and illustrated in depth, giving natural habitats and botanical structure for the gardener to analyse and thus understand their growth and favoured growing medium. Photographs from around the world show the plants in their wild localities together with cultivated forms in gardens. Also included are the famed botanical-drawing inspired colour photographs of Rix which highlight details otherwise overlooked in an outdoor setting. After a short introduction where the authors give basic growing information and garden usage - formal bedding, border fillers and natural plantings - they then embark on their global tour of this particular plant group. From the monsoon climate of China and the Himalayan foothills to the temperate climate of the Mediterranean, from windswept prairies to lush South America, annuals and biennials are found across the world, highlighting their ability to adapt to take advantage of local rainfall and temperatures to germinate, grow and perpetuate themselves. Many gardeners view annuals as being brash and found in polystyrene containers at the local garden centre. A look through this book will enlighten anyone of such a doubting nature and inspire them to grow their own from seed. Nowadays many are readily available, including the rarer types, and the list of seed suppliers in the introduction together with their web addresses should ensure many hours of pleasurable searching and discovery on the internet.

Table of Contents

Cultivation; poppies; wallflowers; stocks; nasturtiums; pansies; pinks; lupins; sweet peas; petunias; tobaccos; phacelia; verbena; salvias; antirrhinum; campanula; lobelia; sunflowers; cosmos.

Additional information

GOR011307321
9780330373524
0330373528
Annuals: And Biennials by Roger Phillips
Used - Like New
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2002-02-22
320
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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