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Daffodils: For North American Gardens

Daffodils: For North American Gardens

by Brent Heath, Rebecca Heath
     
 

The authors share their vast knowledge and experience in the world of daffodils in a crisp, clear prose, supported by hundreds of full-color illustrations as well as instructive drawings.

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The authors share their vast knowledge and experience in the world of daffodils in a crisp, clear prose, supported by hundreds of full-color illustrations as well as instructive drawings.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In a joyous, enthusiastic spirit that reflects the nature of their subject, the Heaths, who operate the Daffodil Mart, a national supply house, offer a compendium of daffodils, which is the common name for the genus Narcissus. Abundant photographs blend with clearly detailed information to demonstrate the great variety of this ``carefree, pest-free, drought-tolerant, diverse and beautiful group of plants'' and their suitability to growing zones ranging from Northwest Canada to the Southwest U.S. (and to a growing season longer than usually considered). Chapters move from ``Daffodil Anatomy'' through their culture (including regional recommendations), naturalizing, forcing and growing for exhibition, to miniatures and companion plantings. An extensive, alphabetical list of cultivars, each with a photo, wraps up this handsome reference/gift book. Mail-order sources and a bibliography are also included. (Oct.)
Library Journal
This is a well-conceived guidebook and reference manual to one of the most popular flowers of all time. Although many how-to gardening books treat the narcissus family in brief, few in-depth titles are available. Included here is a compendium of recommended commercial types with photos, regional lists, and supplier information. The authors-operators of one of the top daffodil nurseries in the United States-also review the history and botany of the daffodil, its industry, how to create hybrids, growing and presenting show-winning blooms, and detailed instructions for forcing in winter. Beginners will be encouraged, and enthusiasts will gleefully make notes. For all gardening collections.-Sue Gardner, Albert Wisner P.L., Warwick, N.Y.
Alice Joyce
The first appearance in spring of fragrant, spirited daffodils rarely fails to delight gardeners or gardeners' neighbors. The Heaths' beautifully illustrated introduction to the genus "Narcissus" (daffodils) is characterized by an unbridled enthusiasm for these flowers in all their many forms and variations. A satisfactory overview of the 12 divisions of daffodils and their anatomy and culture is followed by chapters providing information on hybridizing, forcing bulbs for early bloom in the home, companion plantings for the garden, and growing daffodils for exhibition. Numerous photographs in this appealing book show recommended cultivars within each division, and are accompanied by their descriptions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780970472977
Publisher:
Bright Sky Press
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)

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Meet the Author

Brent Heath and Becky Heath are a husband and wife team of commercial floriculturists who operate an internationally known bulb farm. They lecture frequently, have been featured in Martha Stewart's syndicated column as well as on Martha Stewart Living, and have been written about in numerous publications.

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