Author(s): Gunter Waldorf
Everything you need to know about the cultivation and propagation of snowdrops: tips, tools, and sources of supply Snowdrops: the harbinger of spring, delicate and charismatic. Over 300 varieties of snowdrops are portrayed here for the first time in such abundance - brilliantly photographed in their natural environment. The reader learns everything necessary to cultivate and propagate these bulbs, about collecting them and the right tools of the trade. Indispensible for galanthophiles, the book will spark the interest of beginners and is a beautiful and practical reference work for connoisseurs.
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Waldorf's book, a pretty little thing published in square format, presents a useful gallery of more than 300 snowdrops The Independent 'a complete guide to this elegant flower's cultivation and care, and includes a beautifully photographed alphabetical listing of more than 300 varieties.' Country Living 'a pleasant addition to the galanthophile's library' Garden Design Journal 'This charming little book tells you all about these alluring flowers, from how to grow and propagate them, to the best way to build up your own collection.' Daily Mail Weekend
GUNTER WALDORF was bitten by the gardening bug at the age of six. Today, together with his wife, he maintains a substantial garden in Nettetal am Niederrhein in Germany, with around 450 varieties of snowdrops. He organises the successful Snowdrop Days that take place there every February.
CONTENTS Foreword 6 Snowdrops 9 The Plant 10 Species 10 Flowers 12 Flowering Times 13 Foliage 14 Bulb 15 Origins and distribution 15 Varieties 16 Galanthus alpinus 16 Galanthus angustifolius 16 Galanthus cilicicus 17 Galanthus elwesii 17 Galanthus fosteri 19 Galanthus gracilis 19 Galanthus ikariae 20 Galanthus koenenianus 21 Galanthus krasnovii 22 Galanthuslagodechianus 23 Galanthus nivalis 23 Galanthus peshmenii 24 Galanthus platyphyllus 24 Galanthus plicatus 25 Galanthus reginae-olgae 26 Galanthus rizehensis 26 Galanthus transcaucasicus 27 Galathnus trojanus 27 Galanthus woronowii 27 Emergence of New Varieties 28 Snowdrops in the Garden 33 Pests and Diseases 33 Location 36 Planting 38 Care 44 Propagation 45 Pests and Diseases 46 Collecting 50 What is a Galanthophile? 50 The Pioneers 52 The Love of Money 54 Snowdrop Collectors Past and Present 54 Tools 56 What To Collect 59 Sources of Snowdrops 60 Beg and Borrow 61 Again: The Love of Money 62 Advanced Trading 65 Gallery 65 Varieties 66 New Varieties 150 Sources 157 Collections to Visit 158 Index 159