Book of the month: Plant Lover's Guides
About the series
The Plant Lover’s Guides are a new series of books published by Timber Press in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Expert authors share their enthusiasm and knowledge of popular garden plants, with a focus on designing with each of the featured plants in a diverse range of garden settings and alongside companion plants. Each book is dedicated to a plant group, with recommendations on classic and new plants and extensive plant lists with 100 of the top performers. With vibrant photography of both the plants and gardens, this series will grow into a handsome reference library that gardeners will cherish.
The first two books in the series are The Plant Lover’s Guide to Dahlias and The Plant Lover’s Guide to Salvias.
Andy Vernon’s guide to dahlias showcases these late summer bloomers, which bring colour and nostalgic charm in a thoroughly addictive range of shapes and sizes. Andy will help you discover colourful new varieties and how to improve their propagation rate.
Expert author and nurseryman John Whittlesey provides a wealth of practical cultivation tips and background information on this popular group of plants. John helps you get the best from this prolifically flowering border favourite in any garden landscape.
Look out for two new books in the autumn - The Plant Lover’s Guide to Snowdrops and The Plant Lover’s Guide to Sedums.
About the authors
Andy Vernon is a plantsman, gardener, television producer and director, whose past credits include BBC's Gardener’s World and The Great British Garden Revival.
John Whittlesey is a nurseryman, garden designer and landscape contractor.