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Himalayan Garden: Growing Plants from the Roof of the Worldby Jim Jermyn
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In this unique resource, Jim Jermyn offers not the usual botanical travelogue but instead a horticultural handbook that allows gardeners at far-lower-than-Himalayan elevations to successfully grow those plants that are native to the high Himalaya mountains. The highlights include species of Euphorbia, Gentiana, Meconopsis, Primula, Rhododendron, and more.
Interest in the plants of this region is at a peak. These plants are guaranteed to add an exotic touch to any garden in which they are successfully grown, and with Jermyn's expert instructions and tips, they can be easily maintained. Whether documenting a well-known garden plant or an uncommon species, Jermyn supplies tried-and-true instructions on garden site preferences and care based on his own extensive experience. Excellent photographs round out an introduction to the plants, and the book includes a comprehensive list of recommended sources from which to purchase specimens both in Europe and the United States.
Book News Annotation:
The Himalayas attract adventurous plant hunters as well as mountaineers. The former owner of a Scottish nursery long supplying Himalayan plants advises gardeners on growing and propagating such plants as blue poppies, primulas, and dwarf rhododendrons in diverse garden habitats; describes plants from several ecological zones; and addresses conservation issues. Includes stunning color photos (some of the original sites), US and UK sources of plants/newly introduced seed, and a glossary. Jermyn manages the annual "Gardening Scotland" show in Edinburgh.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A horticultural handbook that allows gardens at far-lower-than Himalayan elevations to grow & enjoy plants native to the Himalayan mountains. Expert tips on selecting & caring for plants, instructions on site preferences, & great photos.
Never losing sight of the dramatic landscape of which they form a part, author Jim Jermyn sets out to offer practical information on a range of Himalayan plants for every garden situation.
Jermyn offers a horticultural handbook that allows lowland gardeners to successfully grow the beautiful plants that are native to the high Himalayan Mountains.
About the Author
After obtaining his horticultural qualifications in 1973, Jim Jermyn held a variety of posts in Germany, Italy and the U.K. and was for twenty years the proprietor of Scotland's distinguished Edrom Nurseries, which was established in 1930. He has led many botanical tours to the Dolomites and is now a horticultural consultant and show manager for Gardening Scotland, a large national show held annually in Edinburgh. He is a frequent lecturer on gardening topics in the U.K., Europe, U.S.A. and Canada.
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