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The popularity of the fuchsia continues to flourish. Despite its exotic appearance, the plant is easy to grow and propagate, making it an especially good choice for the gardener with limited time, experience, or space. Now, in George Bartlett's new book—a natural successor to his Fuchsias: A Colour Guide—he updates enthusiasts and specialists on 1,500 of the very latest cultivars. This invaluable guide describes each flower, providing notes on color, foliage, and habit; hardiness, height, and spread; cultivation and display; and the name of the raiser and the parent plants. Packed with professional advice on care and propagation, and illustrated with more than 500 color photos, this is an essential companion for all admirers and growers of this beautiful plant.
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Full of solid, practical advice and plenty of how-to pictures, Fuchsias is an ideal title for those wanting all their questions answered about these lovely, easy-to-train flowers. Focusing on possible combinations with different varieties, accompanying plants, containers, and growing conditions, you may end up with a different fuchsia in every corner--with 8,000 varieties, it'll be tempting. With so much detail on one particular type of plant, you'll find plenty of direction for growing healthy blooms, no matter what your specific needs may be.
Designed to be a complete do-it-yourself guide, don't let the small format of this book fool you--it's absolutely jam-packed with ideas for all styles of gardens, and as always, publisher Dorling Kindersley manages to take fairly complicated projects and reduce them to a manageable size that even the gardening novice can handle. Practical considerations are dealt with firmly--no skipping such detail work like careful propagation, and don't even think about overfeeding these hardy little troopers. The listings by size, bloom shape, color, and optimal conditions are very specific. New gardeners will find all kinds of useful tips.
Inspirational ideas are plentiful--the garden photographs are lush and detailed and provide all kinds of unusual notions for creating a truly unique gardening space. Whether you're looking to design a bloom-filled row of colorful baskets or a simple row of hardies around the patio, you'll find options for all your projects involving these lovely and versatile plants. --Jill LightnerAbout the Author:
George Bartlett is Past President of the British Fuchsia Society and now its Vice-President. He has over thirty years' experience as a grower, exhibitor and judge. A lecturer on all aspects of fuchsia growing and a regular contributor to magazines, he is also author of Fuchsias: A Colour Guide, and Hardy Fuchsias. He lives in Berkshire
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Book Description Crowood Press, 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1861263384