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Armitage’s Garden Annuals: A Color Encyclopedia by Allan M. Armitage

By Allan M. Armitage

Horticulturists, scholars, and committed domestic gardeners should be accustomed to Armitage's authority in this subject from his extra technical handbook of Annuals, Biennials, and Half-Hardy Perennials. That quantity used to be singled out as a winner of the alternative educational ebook Award, the yank Horticultural Society booklet Award, and the backyard Writers of the USA Golden Globe Award. whereas this new providing is an ideal pictorial significant other to the guide, it additionally stands on my own with its own observation and encouraging suggestion at the best, vital, or ignored vegetation. Armitage selects confirmed specimens from approximately two hundred genera of crops and evaluates their garden-worthiness and sheer attractiveness. With humor, authority, and a wealth of sensible adventure, Armitage bargains useful insights into these vegetation that really earn their keep---and a couple of that don't! He has illustrated the entries with greater than 1300 wonderful colour images, rounded out by way of greater than dozen beneficial lists of crops compatible for specific occasions or makes use of, together with crops for cool-summer components, vegetation for dry occasions, safe to eat vegetation, box vegetation, colour crops, vines, and flora for slicing.

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Compact and handsome, perfect in a container. Many more cultivars have been bred, and many more are yet to appear; they are beautiful, simply be aware that for most of them, you will be enjoying more foliage than flowers during the summer. If the fall is sufficiently long before frost, flowers will reappear along with the cooler weather. Full sun. Asarina procumbens 51 Asarina climbing, creeping, trailing snapdragon Several genera have borrowed the name snapdragon. The snapdragon is Antirrhinum, the summer snapdragon is Angelonia, and there is also a genus in which the flowers resemble snapdragons but whose habit is decidedly un-snapdragon-like.

But dark colors aren’t always welcome in a garden, which is perhaps why my eye always goes to the Arctotis ×hybrida, by greenhouse, Long Island Arctotis ×hybrida ‘Mahogany’ Arctotis ×hybrida ‘Midnight Red’ Arctotis ×hybrida ‘Sunset Gold’ pastel of ‘Silver Pink’, the brightness of ‘Sunset Gold’, and the mysterious darkcentered white warrior, ‘Zulu Prince’. Plants prefer cool-temperate climes, and I have trouble growing them in the South. In the Northeast and upper Midwest plants grow far better, and in the Northwest, they are almost at home.

Many more cultivars have been bred, and many more are yet to appear; they are beautiful, simply be aware that for most of them, you will be enjoying more foliage than flowers during the summer. If the fall is sufficiently long before frost, flowers will reappear along with the cooler weather. Full sun. Asarina procumbens 51 Asarina climbing, creeping, trailing snapdragon Several genera have borrowed the name snapdragon. The snapdragon is Antirrhinum, the summer snapdragon is Angelonia, and there is also a genus in which the flowers resemble snapdragons but whose habit is decidedly un-snapdragon-like.

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