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Green Star: Good! An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Clematis is a Bookworm 20 book. Green Star: Good!

Author (1): Mary Toomey
Author (2): Everett Leeds
Author (3): Charles Chesshire

Hardcopy edition:
Publish date: September 2001
Published by: Timber Press
List price: $59.95
ISBN Number: 088192508X



  Garden Bookworm editor's notes:  
This new volume, written by distinguished clematis experts and backed by the authority of the British Clematis Society, is the first picture encyclopedia on the genus to encompass the more than 800 garden-worthy species and hybrids.

It is divided into two sections: the first is devoted to the care and cultivation of clematis (including a chapter devoted to growing clematis in North America), while the second provides an A-Z directory of more than 550 plants, from the acclaimed large-flowered forms to the less-familiar shrubby, subshrubby, and herbaceous forms that are beginning to be available. The plant descriptions include information on synonyms, origin, plant habit and height, flowers, pruning group, flowering period, cultural requirements, recommended uses in the garden, and USDA hardiness zones, with more than 650 magnificent color photos.

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Positive kentstar On Apr 6, 2009, kentstar wrote:

Excellent reference on everything clematis! Well done. Great, and I mean great info on pruning techniques! Something I need as a newbie clematis gardener! A great book to get or give period.

Positive GardenerGardner On Nov 24, 2006, GardenerGardner wrote:

I adore this moves about my house with the seasons. Over the years I've scribbled within notes of both failures and success. Photos are delicious. Perfect gift.

Positive jamie68 On Nov 22, 2006, jamie68 wrote:

This is one of those books that you just get lost in....gorgeous photos, terrific information, well-written....just a wonderful book for anyone that is interested in Clematis! I have been growing them for years and still found many, many I had never seen, or heard of. Covers the often misunderstood pruning groups very well, and also includes many non-vine, shrub type Clematis which make great garden plants......Wonderful reference!

Positive k2cedarcity On Mar 16, 2005, k2cedarcity wrote:

This book is great. Easy to read and understand. Wonderful pictures, and detailed descriptions of many, many clematis species and varieties. It also gives a list of various places to purchase clematis. I love it.

Positive mystic On Jan 11, 2005, mystic wrote:

I love this book. It has all the information you need to know about clematis. I like learning about the origin of a plant and how it got its name. This book tells the origin on all the plants and lots of them how they where named. Also, it has the pruning groups listed. Wonderful photos and infomation. Couldn't ask for more.

Positive nightowl2 On Jan 11, 2005, nightowl2 wrote:

This is a wonderful book. It has everything you need to know about growing clematis. It has excellent information on most of the clematis that are available.

Positive Calalily On Feb 13, 2004, Calalily wrote:

I love this book. It has everything I ever wanted to know about clematis and more. It gives very detailed information on clematis culture and lots of specific information on the various species and hybrids.

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