Synopses & Reviews
This intensely practical account drawn from the long experience of Robin White has been eagerly awaited by Daphne enthusiasts and collectors. Acute observation of the growth, flowering characteristics, and foibles of daphnes documented here will be studied and taken up by gardeners everywhere. A diverse genus, Daphne has a wide distribution ensuring suitable candidates for a variety of garden situations including shade positions, sunny borders, raised beds, containers, and rock gardens. This book will ensure daphnes are better known and more widely grown. It will undoubtedly remain the standard work on daphnes for years to come.
"Robin White has very effectively blended his long experience of growing, propagating and observing daphnes in this excellent and very informative book that will prove an invaluable aid to all gardeners."— Rainy Side Gardeners, May 8, 2006 Seattle Times
"Encourages gardeners to plant away, assuring us that all the rumors of cantankerous and finicky daphnes have been greatly exaggerated."—Joan Morris, Contra Costa Times, February 4, 2006 Rainy Side Gardeners
"A thorough, well-photographed guide to these supremely fragrant shrubs that will appeal to beginning gardeners as well as pros."—Valerie Easton, Seattle Times, January 21, 2006 Valerie Easton
Eagerly awaited by Daphne enthusiasts and collectors, this is an intensely practical account of a remarkably diverse and reputedly difficult genus. It will ensure daphnes are better known and more widely grown, and it will undoubtedly remain the standard work on daphnes for years to come.
About the Author
Robin White is a nurseryman with over 30 years' experience growing and breeding Daphne. He has cowritten with Chris Brickell a series of four articles on Daphne for The New Plantsman and has written articles on Epimedium for The Garden and Garten Praxis magazines. He is acknowledged to be a leading expert on daphnes in the U.K. and has bred many important hybrids. He received a diploma in general horticulture from the Essex Institute of Agriculture as well as a National Diploma in Horticulture from the Royal Horticultural Society. In 1976, he and his wife opened their own nursery, and they moved to their present site of Blackthorn Nursery in Hampshire in 1984. His displays at gardening shows have earned him several medals and awards.