Synopses & Reviews
An illustrated history of the rhododendron in the Pacific Northwest -- from its discovery in 1792 by Menzies on the shore of Puger Sound to the founding of the American Rhododendron Society and the establishment of public gardens. This is the story of the convergence of both extraordinary plants and extraordinary people -- people who were so captivated by this genus they devoted their lives to its introduction into the garden and its improvement through hybridization. Appendices. Illustrated.