Rhododendrons: An illustrated guide to varieties, cultivation and care, with step-by-step instructions and over 135 beautiful photographs

Rhododendrons: An illustrated guide to varieties, cultivation and care, with step-by-step instructions and over 135 beautiful photographs

by Lin Hawthorne

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Overview

Rhododendrons: An illustrated guide to varieties, cultivation and care, with step-by-step instructions and over 135 beautiful photographs by Lin Hawthorne

A handy, practical guide to growing and caring for rhododendrons, with instructions for planting outdoors and in containers, mulching, pruning and propagation, Features a full photographic directory of over 50 varieties, including 'Bashful', 'Cécile', Homebush', 'May Day', 'Pink Pearl', 'Sappho' and 'Vuyk's Rosyred', Includes a fascinating history of rhododendrons, from their origins in the Himalayas through to their cultivation in European gardens, and the modern, Explains how rhododendrons are classified, including evergreen and deciduous types, azaleas and hybrids, A calendar of care lists all the seasonal tasks needed to ensure healthy plants with the best flower displays

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780193649
Publisher: Southwater
Publication date: 04/07/2015
Edition description: Illustrate
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 877,576
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

What is a rhododendron? 8

The history of rhododendrons 10

Growing rhododendrons 14

Classification of rhododendrons 18

Plant Directory 20

The Grower's Guide

Buying rhododendrons 40

Cultivating rhododendrons 42

Care and maintenance 48

Propagation 52

Pests, diseases and disorders 56

Calendar 58

Other recommended rhododendrons 59

Index 64

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