Encyclopedia of Exotic Plants for Temperate Climates

Overview

With their bold foliage, exuberant colors, and luscious scents, exotic plants ignite curiosity and thrill the senses. Fortunately for gardeners in the world's temperate regions, it's not necessary to live in the tropics to experience spiky agaves, bright cannas, and the flame-like blooms of Strelitzia reginae.

The Encyclopedia of of Exotic Plants for Temperate Climates showcases an unparalleled array of exotic plants sure to delight gardeners who covet their dramatic effects and...

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Overview

With their bold foliage, exuberant colors, and luscious scents, exotic plants ignite curiosity and thrill the senses. Fortunately for gardeners in the world's temperate regions, it's not necessary to live in the tropics to experience spiky agaves, bright cannas, and the flame-like blooms of Strelitzia reginae.

The Encyclopedia of of Exotic Plants for Temperate Climates showcases an unparalleled array of exotic plants sure to delight gardeners who covet their dramatic effects and flamboyant beauty. Drawing on his experience running the acclaimed Exotic Garden in decidedly un-tropical Norwich, England, Will Giles shows how—with a dash of insider know-how—a myriad of beguiling exotics can be persuaded to flourish in the unlikeliest places.

Lavishly illustrated, this book is an inspirational and authoratative resource. It will inspire gardeners to question conventional hardiness restrictions, experiment with new plants, and create gardens that are out of the ordinary.

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Editorial Reviews

Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"The luscious photos of these unusual plants will seduce any gardener into planting a bed of these wild and exotic specimens. If your landscape needs a wake-up call, this book will be its three-alarm siren." Marianne Binetti, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
American Gardener
"Well-written and full of good information on growing requirements. The images are plentiful, clear, and color-correct, providing plenty of inspiration to those gardeners living in cooler climates to try growing tropical exotics.” The American Gardener
Harrisburg Patriot-News
"Here's the book for you if you're a hopelessly adventuresome 'envelope-pusher' in the garden." George Weigel, Harrisburg Patriot News
Gardens Illustrated
“The book is a must for everyone with a passion for exotic plants and 500 colour photographs in 440 pages make it good value for money.”


Manchester Journal Enquirer - Ethel Fried
“. . . a feast for gardeners who love a challenge and who embrace Giles’ adventurous spirit, his sense that the garden should be a place of fun, pleasure, and fulfillment. . . If his enthusiasm doesn’t get you, his gorgeous color photographs will.”
Manchester Journal Enquirer
"Here's the book for you if you're a hopelessly adventuresome 'envelope-pusher' in the garden." George Weigel, Harrisburg Patriot News

"This is one of the most beautiful reference books of 2007.”


From the Publisher
“The book is a must for everyone with a passion for exotic plants and 500 colour photographs in 440 pages make it good value for money.”


“. . . a feast for gardeners who love a challenge and who embrace Giles’ adventurous spirit, his sense that the garden should be a place of fun, pleasure, and fulfillment. . . If his enthusiasm doesn’t get you, his gorgeous color photographs will.”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881927856
  • Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/2007
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.28 (h) x 1.32 (d)

Meet the Author

A lifelong exotic plants enthusiast, Will Giles has created his own celebrated Exotic Garden in an unlikely location: England's east coast. Touted as the authority on growing exotic plants in temperate conditions, Will has appeared on a wide range of British television programs and contributes regularly to UK radio shows and magazines.

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