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Flowering vines : beautiful climbers
Cutler, Karan Davis.
Publication Information:
Brooklyn, N.Y. : Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, [1999]

Physical Description:
111 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
General Note:
"Spring 1999"--T.p. verso.
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Central Library SB427 .F56 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
Lancaster Library SB427 .F56 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Anna M. Reinstein Library SB427 .F56 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Beautiful climbers play a variety of roles in the garden. Like charity, they cover a multitude of sins -- from rusting downspouts to ugly antennas. But they're also spectacular in their own right, and add vertical drama to an otherwise earthbound landscape.

Readers will find:
-- Expert advice on how to grow dozens of beautiful flowering vines in all regions of the country
-- No-nonsense tips on planting, pruning, and supporting vines
-- Suggestions for using vines in a garden
-- A special section on the most popular flowering vines, clematis and climbing roses

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Booklist Review

Climbers were among the first cultivated plants. Egyptian wall paintings (circa 1400 B.C.) show slaves harvesting fruit from vine-covered pergolas. Here, four authors offer instructions on having vines in gardens (growing them on a variety of structures such as arbors, pergolas, fences, and walls and using them to provide food and shelter for birds), and on planting and caring for them. There are separate chapters on growing clematis and climbing roses. There is also an encyclopedia of 44 flowering vines. Each entry includes data on the plant's native habitat, hardiness zones, garden uses, and cultivars and related species, along with detailed growing instructions. This latest paperback in the Botanic Garden's informative 21st-Century Gardening Series contains many full-color illustrations and photographs. --George Cohen

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