Penstemons

^ Read ^ Penstemons by Robert Nold å eBook or Kindle ePUB. Penstemons With some 270 species, Penstemon is the largest genus endemic to North America, with examples to be found in every state in the continental U.S. Penstemons are particularly beloved by rock gardeners, but as Panayoti Kelaidis points out in his foreword, they belong in every garden, since one penstemon or another will thrive in virtually any microclimate a garden can contrive, from hot, desert exposures to dank shade.]

Penstemons

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Rating : 4.22 (640 Votes)
Asin : 0881924296
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 307 Pages
Publish Date : 2013-03-20
Language : English

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-- Dale T. -- Jan Hale Barbo, The New Mexican, April 2, 2000Nold's enthusiasm for penstemons is so strong that the reader will be tempted to try these plants -- Joanne Carpender, National Council of State Garden Clubs, March 2000Nolds dual perspectives, botany and horticulture, have merged into a beautifully written book about a genus he clearly loves, Penstemon. for anyone interested in Penstemonthe most complete, one-stop source of information on penstemon gardening that is currently available. -- Gardens Illustrated, August/September 2000. Lindgren, Rock Garden Quarterly, Winter 2000 of great value to any student of the genus, botanical or horticultural, and essential for any botanical or horticultural library. -- <

With some 270 species, Penstemon is the largest genus endemic to North America, with examples to be found in every state in the continental U.S. Penstemons are particularly beloved by rock gardeners, but as Panayoti Kelaidis points out in his foreword, they belong in every garden, since "one penstemon or another will thrive in virtually any microclimate a garden can contrive, from hot, desert exposures to dank shade."

It contains a collection of over 200 species of the genus. Bob speaks from personal experience, since he currently lives in Lakewood, Colorado, and has never gardened in any place with year-round regular rainfall. The award citation applauds Bobs demonstrated and uncanny ability to grow cutting-edge plants for Colorado, and praises his horticultural efforts which are expanding the palette of plants that ca

David W. Pittelli said Not very useful for general horticultural purposes. This book is of great merit for some potential readers, but is not useful for the majority of gardeners, for a number of reasons:1) The bulk of the book is textual and technical species descriptions, useful only for botanists and those aiming to collect from the wild."Not very useful for general horticultural purposes" according to David W. Pittelli. This book is of great merit for some potential readers, but is not useful for the majority of gardeners, for a number of reasons:1) The bulk of the book is textual and technical species descriptions, useful only for botanists and those aiming to collect from the wild.2) The photos are a very limited selection compared to the above and they are inconveniently placed in two "plates" sections in the middle of the book (an understandab. ) The photos are a very limited selection compared to the above and they are inconveniently placed in two "plates" sections in the middle of the book (an understandab. An indispensable guide and reference for gardeners. Midwest Book Review Packed with color photos and botanical illustrations is this intriguing guide to penstemons, outlining a wide range of species both common and rare. Enjoy a range of choices which can be used in both dry and marshy gardens across the country, concluded by a mail order source guide.

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