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Publisher Comments:

Bamboos are extraordinary in their ability to transform a garden, adapt to inhospitable surroundings, survive with little care and, most of all, surprise and delight the people who view them. Too long the exclusive pleasure of those with tropical and subtropical gardens, this hand-picked selection allows gardeners in cooler climes to experience the wonder and infinite variety of these magical plants. Besieged by winter wet, summer drought and bitter, drying winds, Paul Whittaker's garden has been a rigorous testing ground. In the first part of the book his compelling anecdotes, experiences and case histories illuminate how bamboos perform in different places, draw attention to their idiosyncratic nature, and highlight their geographical origins. A further section describes the bamboo's unique physical structure and growing habits. These fascinating insights give you the knowledge you need to choose the right bamboo for your site and grow it successfully. At the heart of the book are detailed plant descriptions that join with striking photographs and evocative illustrations to highlight each plant's characteristics. Using bamboos to best effect in the garden, propagation, aftercare and their resilience to pests and diseases complete the guidance for gardeners. The distillation of years of hands-on growing experience, this is the ultimate bamboo reference book for cool-climate gardeners. Enthusiasts will delight in the variety of new possibilities for their collection and gardeners everywhere will be captivated by the charm bamboos bring to countless different garden situations.

Book News Annotation:

A veteran British horticulturalist offers a guide for cool-climate gardeners outside of China longing to grow these standouts of tropical and sub-tropical gardens. After offering historical and personal insights into the unique nature, structure, and growing habits of bamboos, Whittaker presents detailed plant descriptions with stunning photos of the quite diverse "chosen few" likely to thrive in the US and UK. He includes appropriate use tips (some may become dragons in small gardens), and Web sites of bamboo societies worldwide.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The distillation of years of hands-on growing experience, this is the ultimate bamboo reference book for cool-climate gardeners. Enthusiasts will delight in the variety of new possibilities for their collection and gardeners everywhere will be captivated by the charm bamboos bring to countless different garden situations.

Synopsis:

The distillation of years of hands-on growing experience, this is the ultimate bamboo reference book for cool-climate gardeners.

About the Author

Hailing from Lancashire, Paul Whittaker has worked in horticulture for almost thirty years as a nurseryman, landscaper and consultant. A regular exhibitor at Royal Horticultural Society shows, he has won many gold medals for his legendary foliage displays. Dedicated to the promotion and understanding of these special plants, Paul Whittaker contributes articles to gardening magazines, lectures widely and holds workshops and events at his nursery and garden. As a member of the RHS woody plant committee, he works tirelessly to increase general horticultural knowledge and also judges exhibits at the major horticultural shows in the U.K. Paul lives in Norfolk, England with his wife, Diana, three teenage offspring and two labradors.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780881926859
Subtitle:
Taming the Dragon
Author:
Whittaker, Paul
Publisher:
Timber Press
Subject:
Shrubs
Subject:
Plants - Grasses
Subject:
Ornamental Plants
Subject:
Bamboo
Subject:
Japanese Gardens - General
Subject:
Gardening-Landscape and Design
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback - With dust jacket
Publication Date:
20050318
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
266.7 x 189.484 x 25.146 mm

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