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Title:
The plantfinder's guide to daisies
Author:
Sutton, John, 1935-
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Publication Information:
Newton Abbot, Devon : David & Charles Publishers ; Portland, Or. : Timber Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780881924978

9780715309735
Format :
Book

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Central Library SB413.D2 S97 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

This book focuses on plants in the daisy family (Asteraceae), nearly all of which have the characteristic daisylike appearance found in the lawn daisy (Bellis perennis). These plants are valuable members of the herbaceous border, with genera like Rudbeckia, Gazania, and Osteospermum already enjoying great popularity. The distinctive, rounded daisy shape acts as a useful foil to plants with more upright forms, and the precision of the individual florets contrasts well with small-flowered plants that lack definition. The genus-to-genus variations on the daisy flower head are illustrated by high-quality photographs taken both outdoors and inside the studio, and the author provides exactly the information gardeners will need as this plant group continues to grow in importance. Chapters focus on such key issues as the daisy's history, contribution to gardens, botany, and propagation. The book's centerpiece is an extensive A-Z of genera, species, and varieties.


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Booklist Review

How could there possibly be an entire book about daisies? Aren't they just those "he loves me, he loves me not" flowers? Hardly. From asters to zinnias, virtually hundreds of plants make up the daisy family, the largest in the entire spectrum of flowering plants. In this guide, another in an excellent series of in-depth plant profiles from Timber Press, Sutton reveals the complexity and diversity of these familiar favorites. Bright, sparkling photos remind readers just why daisies and their ilk are so beloved, playing, as they do, such an integral part in the perennial border and as florists' stock-in-trade. Sutton presents chapters focused on history, botany, and propagation, followed by an extensive catalog of the many daisy genera, species, and varieties, providing welcome cultural information in a directory divided into 13 chapters, each detailing a specific group. Leucanthemum, Chrysanthemum, Anthemis: a gardener might wonder which is the one, true daisy, but it really doesn't matter since, as Sutton proves, one isn't nearly enough. --Carol Haggas


Booklist Review

How could there possibly be an entire book about daisies? Aren't they just those "he loves me, he loves me not" flowers? Hardly. From asters to zinnias, virtually hundreds of plants make up the daisy family, the largest in the entire spectrum of flowering plants. In this guide, another in an excellent series of in-depth plant profiles from Timber Press, Sutton reveals the complexity and diversity of these familiar favorites. Bright, sparkling photos remind readers just why daisies and their ilk are so beloved, playing, as they do, such an integral part in the perennial border and as florists' stock-in-trade. Sutton presents chapters focused on history, botany, and propagation, followed by an extensive catalog of the many daisy genera, species, and varieties, providing welcome cultural information in a directory divided into 13 chapters, each detailing a specific group. Leucanthemum, Chrysanthemum, Anthemis: a gardener might wonder which is the one, true daisy, but it really doesn't matter since, as Sutton proves, one isn't nearly enough. --Carol Haggas


Table of Contents

Preface 7
Part 1 Introduction to Daisies
1 Daisies in the Gardenp. 10
2 The Cultivation of Daisiesp. 16
3 The propagation of Daisiesp. 20
4 Botanyp. 24
5 Classificationp. 27
Part 2 The Plants Introduction to the Plantsp. 34
6 Sunflowersp. 36
7 Yellow Daisiesp. 44
8 Michaelmas Daisies and their Alliesp. 64
9 Chrysanthemums and their Allies
10 Cornflowersp. 92
11 Ornamental Thistlesp. 97
12 Everlasting Flowersp. 104
13 Dahliasp. 113
14 African Daisiesp. 120
15 Senecia, Lactuca and their Alliesp. 130
16 A Selection of Perennialsp. 139
17 Some Key Annualsp. 162
18 Shrubs and Climbersp. 174
Appendices I Glossary of Termsp. 182
II Daisy Classifiationp. 183
III Daisy Socieitesp. 184
IV Where to See Daisiesp. 185
V Where to Buy Daisiesp. 186
VI Further Readingp. 187
Indexp. 188
Acknowledgementsp. 192
Preface 7
Part 1 Introduction to Daisies
1 Daisies in the Gardenp. 10
2 The Cultivation of Daisiesp. 16
3 The propagation of Daisiesp. 20
4 Botanyp. 24
5 Classificationp. 27
Part 2 The Plants Introduction to the Plantsp. 34
6 Sunflowersp. 36
7 Yellow Daisiesp. 44
8 Michaelmas Daisies and their Alliesp. 64
9 Chrysanthemums and their Allies
10 Cornflowersp. 92
11 Ornamental Thistlesp. 97
12 Everlasting Flowersp. 104
13 Dahliasp. 113
14 African Daisiesp. 120
15 Senecia, Lactuca and their Alliesp. 130
16 A Selection of Perennialsp. 139
17 Some Key Annualsp. 162
18 Shrubs and Climbersp. 174
Appendices I Glossary of Termsp. 182
II Daisy Classifiationp. 183
III Daisy Socieitesp. 184
IV Where to See Daisiesp. 185
V Where to Buy Daisiesp. 186
VI Further Readingp. 187
Indexp. 188
Acknowledgementsp. 192

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