Magnolias hold a special space in the hearts of North American gardeners, particularly those in the South where spring is heralded by the arrival of the magnolia blooms. "The Queen of Flowers" is also the favorite of author Rosemary Barrett, whose garden features dozens of magnolia trees. She shares her expertise and passion for magnolias, offering readers practical and enthusiastic guidance on growing these extraordinary trees.
Surprisingly, in contrast to their sophisticated beauty, magnolias are easy to grow. This guide for hands-on gardeners is full of useful advice and ideas, including:
- the history of magnolias cultivation and propagation landscaping with magnolias in small and large gardens Soulangeana hybrids companion planting the best whites, pinks, reds and purples, yellows and others rare and special magnolias magnolia relatives, michelias and liriodendrons over 95 beautiful full color photographs
Magnolias includes traditional species and newer varieties, magnolias that flower quickly and those that take some time to bloom, magnolias for any size garden, perfumed magnolias, and many related plants. Wonderful photographs, nursery sources, a bibliography, hardiness zones and a full index complete this inspiring guide to this most beautiful tree.
A practical, thoughtful guide to all things magnolia. (Judy Walker New Orleans Times-Picayune 2002-09-27)Beautifully illustrated with large color photographs, Magnolias is a short and breezy guide to caring for and experimenting with an ancient, as well as striking blossom. (HGTV.com 2002-08-03)The color photos in this book will surely encourage many to try growing these trees. Recommended for most gardening collections. (Beth Crinn Library Journal 2002-05-15)The author's love of magnolias shines throughout as she gives practical tips, and ideas for hands-on gardeners. (Debra A. Aleksinas Waterbury Republican-American 2005-06-12) Rosemary Barrett owns a nursery with her husband, where together they have developed an extensive collection of flowering deciduous trees, including many magnolias. Rosemary has collected each new variety as soon as it is released. She also writes on magnolias and other flowering trees and shrubs for numerous garden magazines and specialist periodicals. Derek Hughes specializes in garden and horticulture photography, which has appeared in many books and magazines. As well as presentations of his garden photographs, he is also an educator of designers, digital artists and photographers.
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