Bromeliads for the Contemporary Garden
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|Format:||Hardback, 198 pages|
|Other Information: ||illustrations|
|Published In: ||United States, 15 September 2003|
Bromeliads include several thousand species and a bewildering number of hybrids and cultivars. Remarkable for the diversity of their striking foliage and distinctive forms, many also produce brilliant inflorescences in glowing colors. They are highly desirable, low-maintenance indoor plants, and in subtropical and tropical areas they can be grown successfully outdoors. Bromeliads for the Contemporary Garden is a book for beginners, enthusiasts, and connoisseurs alike. Descriptions and cultivation information for hundreds of species and cultivars, from Aechmea to Vriesia, along with an impressive range of photographs, will inspire gardeners and collectors.
About the Author
Andrew Steens is a leading expert on subtropical fruit crops and cut flower crops, in addition to being a self-confessed bromeliad addict. He runs a nursery and specialist garden center called Exotica in Matakana, New Zealand, a small community north of Auckland. Nearly all of the plants produced and sold through this nursery come from the bromeliad family.
Propagation is well covered with simple and clear directions. Pests and diseases are discussed making this book an excellent one for those who wish to try these not so common plants. It will not be the fault of this book if you do not meet with success. -- John E. Bryan Gardening Newsletter 20031120 There are nearly 3,000 species within 56 genera of the bromeliad family, but in Bromeliads for the Contemporary Garden, Andrew Steens concentrates on the 200 from 28 genera that are generally available in the horticultural trade. For these he includes good descriptions and plenty of high quality photographs. American Gardener 20040414 Steens' Bromeliads for the Contemporary Garden is like being transported to plant paradise. -- Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub South Florida Sun-Sentinel 20040528 Highly recommended without reservations. -- Lynn C. Westney E-Streams 20040321 If you're interested in gardening and landscaping, this is a good book to add to your library. Fairchild Tropical Garden 20040623 If you're not addicted already, the 290 color photos of these plants with their variegated leaves and breathtaking flowers will send you out on a quest to become a collector. -- Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub South Florida Sun-Sentinel 20040528 Three hundred beautiful color photographs enrich the text, making this book very attractive and informative for gardeners, collectors, and libraries with a horticulture section. -- L. G. Kavaljian Choice 20041021 Bromeliads for the Contemporary Garden is an enthusiastic source for those looking for dependable and available bromeliads for the home garden. This colorful book is the guide to all the bromeliads you want to grow. -- Lynette Walther Palatka Daily News 20050614
|Publisher: ||Timber Press|
|Dimensions: ||25.81 x 21.89 x 2.08 centimeters (0.98 kg)|