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A BOOK OF SALVIAS: SAGES FOR EVERY GARDEN By Betsy Clebsch - Hardcover **BRAND NEW**.
This book covers more than 100 species and dozens of hybrids. Salvias are growing in popularity because of their diversity of fragrance, bloom, habit, and color, and many add drought tolerance and disease resistance to their ornamental qualities.
This first significant book on the subject covers more than 100 beautiful, garden-worthy species and dozens of hybrids. Salvias are growing in popularity because of their diversity of fragrance, bloom, habit, and color, and many add drought tolerance and disease resistance to their ornamental qualities.
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Acknowledgments 9 Preface 11 Introduction 13 Description of Plants 25 Where to See Salvias 187 Where to Buy Salvias 189 Flowering Guide by Season 193 Cold Tolerance Guide 196 Shade Tolerance Guide 197 Salvias with Especially Handsome Foliage 198 Salvias for Containers 199 Color Designations of Unusual Flower or Foliage Color 200 Geographical Origin of Certain Salvia Species 206 Bibliography 209 Index of Plant Names 213Color plates follow page 64
A Book of Salvias by Betsy Clebsch is a long-awaited and much-appreciated overview of ornamental sages. Its brilliant photos and informative text (based on the author's many years of hands-on experience) present more than one hundred enticing, garden-worthy species and hybrids.
A Book of Salvias is a must for anyone interested in this fascinating and diverse genus of plants. Gardeners interested in California natives and drought-tolerant plants will find A Book of Salvias easy to read, thoroughly researched and applicable to Bay Area gardens.
A book for the serious gardener, a book that answers every conceivable question for those seeking to grow these marvelous plants.
A wealth of information will finally be available to all of us with the publication of this book.
A wealth of information.
After a short introduction, Clebsch describes over 100 salvias that she considers particularly noteworthy. With each description, she presents a little bit of history, a review of growing conditions, and then suggestions on how to pair the plant with other flowers or shrubs in the garden border.
Anyone loking for one good reference for salvia would be pleased with this book.
As in most Timber Press books, the appendices are exceptionally useful.
Betsy Clebsch's most valuable section is the color insert, loaded with dozens of photographs of fascinating salvia species and cultivars that will inspire in anyone with an inclination toward plant collection a serious case of salvia lust.
Betsy Clebsch's stunning book on salvias , a must for salvia lovers. If you don't love them already, reading this book will inspire you.
But perhaps the most dangerous element of this book is the 87 color photographs that render salvias we've never seen before totally irresistible. Gardeners, beware.
Gardeners interested in California natives and drought-tolerant plants will fine 'A Book of Salvias' easy to read, thoroughly researched and applicable to Bay Area gardens.
Her hands-on experience provides useful information for all levels of gardeners.
Her original research has culminated in her Book of Salvias: Sages for Every Garden, the first book on the subject written by and for the knowledgeable home gardener.
Horticulturalist Betty Clebsch provides a wealth of information on these diverse plants. Included are alphabetical listings of the plants' botanical descriptions, their blooming cycles, cultural practices, historical tidbits about how they were discovered, and their uses.
I adore this book.
I considered the book comprehensive in its discussion of salvias (in dictionary format) and particularly appreciated the sections on where to see and buy salvias as well as the useful cultural lists of cold tolerance, shade tolerance, salvias for containers, and the like.
I have been waiting for two years for this book to be published; it was well worth the wait.
It is an invaluable work on an important subject.
Libraries frequented by gardeners will certainly want to include a copy in their collections.
Perhaps best of all are her wonderful suggestions for companion plantings. As in most Timber Press books, the appendicies are exceptionally useful.
Recommended for comprehensive gardening collections, especially in California.
She's waded bravely into the morass and returned to produce a clear and beautiful work that will begin to impose some order - in our minds - on these wonderful, but unwieldy garden sages.
The definitive book on salvias.
There is a wealth of information here for gardeners interested in trying unusual Salvias.
This book sould be an enjoyable reference on the shelves of any Salvia collector.
This very nice book should be welcome by all readers who are interested in beautiful and garden-worthy species.
Well illustrated and written, and will be indispensable for anyone seriously interested in Salvias.