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by Jennifer Bennett




Jennifer Bennett has lived "lilac country" for more than 20 years, and is well placed to appreciate the lilac, which not only flourishes in cultivated gardens but roams wild across the countryside. Tracing the journey of a plant that will "grow well everywhere, in every soil," from its origins in Asia through Europe and the United Kingdom to North America some 250 years ago, Bennett brings this most familiar and glorious of flowers to vibrant life.

The lilac's bloom is a sign of spring everywhere, but a lesser-known fact is that its emerging flowers are also used as indicators by farmers planning pest control and crop plantings and by scientists engaged in charting global warming. Filled with uncommon information about this common plant, Bennett's book features chapters on its history; planning, planting and pruning; the lilac's place in the landscape, whether alone, in groupings or with perennials; a species list of usual and unusual plants, with names that range from 'Charles Lindbergh' and 'Martha Stewart' to 'Charm' and 'Glory'; exotic lilacs for the adventurous connoisseur; and lilac aid, which addresses one of gardening's most vexing questions: "Why won't it bloom?"

Lilacs for the Garden is a compendium of essential information for all who cherish this most resonant of garden companions. Whether you seek detail on plant requirements, mulching, grafting, fertilizing, multiplication, bloom time, fragrance, abiotic and biotic stresses, renovating neglected lilacs or a list of recommended species and where to find them, Bennett's latest book is an essential resource.

Download Lilacs for the Garden epub
ISBN: 1552975622
ISBN13: 978-1552975626
Category: Home
Subcategory: Gardening & Landscape Design
Author: Jennifer Bennett
Language: English
Publisher: Firefly Books (May 4, 2002)
Pages: 128 pages
ePUB size: 1514 kb
FB2 size: 1979 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 690
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Yndanol
Nice book - BUT 3rd Party Seller sent one from Public Library - see 4 photos
Angana
Beautiful book. Informative. Great pictures. A good present for Lilac lovers. I am very happy with the purchase. Thanks.
Kagrel
Good book on everything lilacs
Qag
I love to garden and love to read, you can never know enough about gardening and your favorite plants, You need to learn how to
take care of the plants you like and keep the investment of plants alive.
Gholbimand
Great coverage of diseases, planting and the different cultivators.
breakingthesystem
I have over 120 Lilac Bushes from around the world. This is a must if you want to do some research...it has helped me to name some of my unidentified bushes!
Ximinon
this was a gift for a friend and she was thrilled with it. Very well packed. Thank you so much!
Lilac boos