The Plant Lover's Guide to Salvias [NOOK Book]

Overview

Salvia is a family of flowering plants that can be grown in all regions, either as perennials or annuals. The range of sizes, colors, foliage, and hardiness within the genus is substantial, with over 900 species and hundreds of hybrids. They are popular for the vibrancy of their blooms and for their culinary and medicianl uses. Salvias are available in shades ranging from white to deep violet that is almost black.

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Overview

Salvia is a family of flowering plants that can be grown in all regions, either as perennials or annuals. The range of sizes, colors, foliage, and hardiness within the genus is substantial, with over 900 species and hundreds of hybrids. They are popular for the vibrancy of their blooms and for their culinary and medicianl uses. Salvias are available in shades ranging from white to deep violet that is almost black.

The Plant Lover’s Guide to Salvias features everything you need to know to grow this vibrant and fragrant plant. Plant profiles of 150 varieties highlight each plant’s type, habitat, size, hardiness, origin, cultivation, and use in the landscape. Additional information includes tips on design, how to grow and propagate salvia, where to view them in public gardens, and where to buy them.

This book is part of the Plant Lover’s Guide series on important ornamental plant groups. Written for plant-driven gardeners by recognized experts in the field, the guides offer a great education in ornamental gardening and are abundantly illustrated with inspiring photography of both the plants and gardens that feature them.

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Editorial Reviews

New York Times

"Whittlesey reveals the diversity of this genus."


From the Publisher
"Lavishly illustrated."
Akron Beacon Journal - Mary Beth Breckenridge

"Visual and informational candy for people who are passionate about plants."
Akron Beacon Journal

“Visual and informational candy for people who are passionate about plants.”

New York Times - Anne Raver

"Reveals the diversity of this genus."

New York Times Book Review

"Lavishly illustrated." 


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604696042
  • Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/22/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 220
  • File size: 76 MB
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Meet the Author

Owner of Canyon Creek Nursery and Design in northern California, John Whittlesey is a nurseryman, garden designer, landscape contractor, and avid amateur photographer. As a specialty grower and a designer, he enjoys interesting plants and creating attractive, water-conserving gardens that provide habitat for people and wildlife. Due to his early interest in salvias, the Canyon Creek Nursery catalog had one of the first extensive offerings of them in the country, and he continues to incorporate them generously into his gardens. John is a graduate of the California School of Garden Design.

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    Wife has read the book and get a number of gardening pointers about the care and growing of Salvia.

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