Specialty Cut Flowers: The Production of Annuals, Perennials, Bulbs, and Woody Plants for Fresh and Dried Cut Flowers

Specialty Cut Flowers: The Production of Annuals, Perennials, Bulbs, and Woody Plants for Fresh and Dried Cut Flowers

by Allan M. Armitage, Judy M. Laushman
     
 


A book written primarily as a professional reference that nonetheless has proven useful to amateurs because of the depth of the information provided. Gardeners who grow flowers for creating floral displays will find the author's recommendations on optimal stages of harvest invaluable.
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A book written primarily as a professional reference that nonetheless has proven useful to amateurs because of the depth of the information provided. Gardeners who grow flowers for creating floral displays will find the author's recommendations on optimal stages of harvest invaluable.

Editorial Reviews

The New York Times
"Although written for the professional grower, their book offers revelations for the home gardener."
—Suzy Bales, New York Times, August 3, 2003
Journal of Agricultural and Food Information
"A very inclusive work created with the feedback of many professional growers." Stephanie M. Boehmer, Journal of Agricultural and Food Information, August 2005
BellaOnline
"This will be especially useful to those with cutting gardens."

—Connie Krochmal, BellaOnline, December 10, 2004

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881925791
Publisher:
Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/28/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
636
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.81(d)

Meet the Author


Widely regarded as one of the world's foremost horticulturists, Allan M. Armitage is a professor at the University of Georgia, Athens, where he teaches, conducts research on new garden plants, and runs the University of Georgia Horticulture Gardens. He travels widely as a lecturer and consultant, and is the recipient of numerous awards from nursery trade groups and horticultural organizations, including the Medal of Honor from the Garden Club of America and the National Educator Award from the American Horticultural Society. He is the author of nine other books, as well as six CDs and two Internet courses for gardeners. Armitage was honored with a Quill and Trowel award from the Garden Writers Association of America, and Greenhouse Grower magazine named him one of the ten most influential people or organizations — ever — in the floriculture industry for "encouraging growers to expand their markets with new annuals, cut flowers, and perennials."

Judy M. Laushman received her bachelor of science in horticulture from Iowa State University. She has been the executive director of the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers, Inc., since its inception in 1988 and is editor of The Cut Flower Quarterly. She lives in Oberlin, Ohio, with her husband, two children, and a big yellow dog.

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