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Peonies - Allan Rogers

Paperback Published: 5th August 2009
ISBN: 9780881926620
Number Of Pages: 384

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Al Rogers has been growing peonies since childhood, and this book represents more than 60 years' experience. Peonies are treasured by gardeners for their longevity, lush foliage, rich fragrance, and landscape uses. Captured within these pages are not only the flavor, charm, and history of the peony and its hybridizers but also expert information about the genus "Paeonia" and its many cultivars. The species are discussed, and from the thousand-odd listed cultivars of both tree and herbaceous peonies, Rogers singles out the truly superior for recommendation, along with some introductions that show great promise. Enthusiastic amateurs and professionals alike will be thrilled with the complete and detailed information supplied in "Peonies" -- an important book for any gardener's library.

"Neither merely for the home gardener nor strictly for professionals, [this] clearly and astutely written book is for all plant lovers." --Booklist

"Besides botanical information there is peony history, lore, people, identification, propagation, hybridizing and cultivation to make this a fascinating book." --National Gardener

"His writing is authoritative and scholarly." --Pacific Horticulture

"Numerous color photos whet the appetite for a wide range of material; a source for many outstanding cultivars is laid out in an appendix which in and of itself if worth the price of the book." --American Rhododendron Society Journal

"The amateur is well served here, but so too is the would-be commercial grower. Rogers offers the equivalent of a full course in every aspect of peony raising, from culture to propagation." --Horticulture

"The first comprehensive peony treatise in several decades. . . . Breeders, propagators, and home gardeners alike will enjoy the very readable text. . . . a valuable reference for all peony lovers. Highly recommended." --Choice

"An important book for any gardener's library." --American Peony Society Bulletin

"Rogers' love affair with peonies shows through his book, introducing a new generation to another flower out of our grandmothers' gardens, guaranteeing perpetuity." --Pacific Northwest Gardener

"It combines obvious passion for peonies. . . . with meticulous historical and scientific research." --Homeground

"Anyone who loves peonies will be delighted with this new book." --Saskatchewan Gardener

"He has packed this book with a wealth of detailed information about these magnificent, old-time favorites, and included an impressive listing of all species and cultivars currently available." --Manchester (CT) Journal Inquirer

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
The Peculiar Charms and Specialty Uses of Peoniesp. 5
The Modern Peony and Its Hybridizersp. 15
Speciesp. 45
Recommended Cultivarsp. 67
Culturep. 91
Propagationp. 107
What the Future Holdsp. 127
Getting Started Commerciallyp. 137
Peonies in Cultivation Worldwidep. 147
Nursery Sourcesp. 241
Landscaping with Peonies: An Illustrated Essay by Linda Engstromp. 248
Useful Conversionsp. 272
Hardiness Mapp. 273
Recommended Reading and Sourcesp. 275
Index of Cultivarsp. 279
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ISBN: 9780881926620
ISBN-10: 0881926620
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 5th August 2009
Publisher: TIMBER PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.14 x 15.19  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.5

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