Garden Plants for Mediterranean Climates

Overview

The Mediterranean climate, with its long, warm summers and cool, wet winters, is ideal for growing a wide range of exciting plants, from the cool temperate to the tropical regions of the world. The core of this book introduces over a thousand of these plants with descriptions of their size and characteristics, details of their watering needs, tips on how they best flourish and information on their genus. Garden Plants for Mediterranean Climates shows how to plan, plant and maintain a garden suited to your needs ...
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Overview

The Mediterranean climate, with its long, warm summers and cool, wet winters, is ideal for growing a wide range of exciting plants, from the cool temperate to the tropical regions of the world. The core of this book introduces over a thousand of these plants with descriptions of their size and characteristics, details of their watering needs, tips on how they best flourish and information on their genus. Garden Plants for Mediterranean Climates shows how to plan, plant and maintain a garden suited to your needs and with interest throughout the year, looking particularly at watering requirements and soil care. Specific advice is given on which plants to use for a variety of purposes, including those suited to climbing, coastal gardens, containers, and part- or full shade. Plants are also recommended for their scented properties and other more tolerant varieties suggested to help the novice Mediterranean gardener get started. A guide to the meaning of botanical names is included so gardeners can understand these words and the keys they provide to the plants' characteristics. For those familiar only with the English common name for a plant, an alphabetical listing is provided with their botanical names for easy reference, as well as a detailed glossary of terms.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861268952
  • Publisher: Crowood Press, Limited, The
  • Publication date: 3/1/2007
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,345,068
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author


After training in horticulture, Graham Payne followed a career as a gardener. He became Head Gardener of Downing College in Cambridge and then Head Gardener of Jesus College where he oversaw some twenty-seven acres of intensively managed gardens and sports grounds, as well as fifty other properties. He has now retired to southern Europe.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 7
Introduction 9
The A-Z of Plants 17
Plants for a Purpose 227
The Meaning of Plant Names 231
English Common Names 233
Glossary of Terms 236
Bibliography 240
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