Synopses & Reviews
Campanulas have long been a gardeners' favourite, their spectacular summer performance earning them a place in the herbaceous border year after year. Here their lesser-known relatives, the smaller dwarf campanulas, take centre stage. Everyone who grows campanulas will enjoy this book, finding uses for the diminutive yet exuberant forms at the front of the border as well as in rock gardens, alpine houses, troughs, and containers. More than 200 Campanula species and hybrids are described, and specialists and collectors will delight in the descriptions of rare and little-documented plants and devour the information about the plants' wild habitats. Color photographs enhance the text, encouraging gardeners to experiment with dwarf campanulas in a wide range of garden situations and appreciate the diversity of this rewarding group of plants.
Campanulas have long been a gardeners' favourite, and here their lesser-known relatives, the diminutive yet exuberant dwarf campanulas, take centre stage. Graham Nicholls describes more than 200 campanulas, and more than 100 related plants, discussing their natural habitats and offering cultivation and propagation advice.
About the Author
Graham Nicholls has been growing alpines for 45 years and exhibiting them at Alpine Garden Society (AGS) shows for about 25 Years. He has been awarded two Farrer Medals, several Alpine Garden Society Medals, and the AGS gold medal and bars. In 1990, he set up an alpine specializing in North American alpines and subsequently wrote Alpine Plants of North America.As well as specializing in North America alpines, he is also keenly interested in dwarf campanulas and he grows and propagates many of the rare and choice species. He has raised a number of new cultivars that have received awards from the AGS. As an exhibitor and nurseryman, he has grown and shown many plants in the campanulaceaefamily, receiving awards for many of them. He has introduced several dwarf campanulas into the UK from the United States.