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Title:
Lilies : a guide to choosing and growing lilies
Author:
Jefferson-Brown, M. J. (Michael James), 1930-
Publication Information:
New York : Rizzoli, 2004.

©2003
Physical Description:
160 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780847825974
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Lilies are among the most glamorous and exotic of plants, yet they are surprisingly easy to cultivate in a wide range of temperate climates -there is a lily perfect for almost every region in North America The lily's increasing popularity as both a cut flower and a garden subject is well deserved, and this handsome volume combines the flower's unrivaled visual allure with a wealth of practical information on growing and gardening with these romantic garden favorites. The book is organized into three main sections. The introduction examines the history of lilies and explores their versatility in the garden. The second section, Choosing Lilies, is a photographic portrait gallery of over 100 different lilies, capturing their essential beauty and showcasing the vast range of flower forms and colors. The third section, Growing Lilies, contains a wealth of practical information on planting, nurturing, and propagating lilies with clear, step-by-step photographs.


Author Notes

Michael Jefferson-Brown is a renowned lily expert and breeder and has been a member of various Royal Horticultural Society committees for the last 30 years. After ending full-time bulb production in the late 1980s, he has devoted more time to writing, lecturing and painting.


Table of Contents

Part 1 Introducing liliesp. 6
Historyp. 8
In the gardenp. 24
Part 2 Choosing liliesp. 38
The speciesp. 40
The hybridsp. 68
Part 3 Growing liliesp. 124
Plantingp. 126
Propagatingp. 140
Appendixp. 152
Further informationp. 156
Indexp. 158