Author(s): P. Mcgeorge
Beautiful, easy-to-grow cultivars.
For centuries, adventurous botanists risked their lives to gather exquisite specimens from remote, perilous locations. Fortunes were spent shipping the lilies back to royalty and collectors who treasured them. Lilies gained a reputation with gardeners for being difficult plants: fussy, sulky, prone to a lingering death. This characterization, thankfully, is coming to an end.
Today, new hybrids make growing lilies easier than ever. Advances in hybridization over the past 50 years have revolutionized how gardeners grow lilies. These new hybrids -- many created right here in North America -- are greatly improved in health, beauty and stamina.
Lilies introduces gardeners to these new cultivars that have captured the hearts and imagination of gardeners worldwide. The enormous diversity of these lily varieties is described in detail. The dazzling color photographs of lilies in full bloom help gardeners first to choose and then raise the cultivars best suited to their garden and climate.
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Gardeners love lilies but are often hesitant about growing them. This book makes cultivating lilies easy.
Pamela McGeorge has had a passionate interest in gardening for many years. For six years she was editor of the New Zealand Gardener and is now a freelance garden writer and editor based in Central Otago. She has edited an international series covering a number of popular garden plants, and has contributed two books to the series -Irises (2002) (written with Alison Nicoll) and Carnations and Pinks (written with Dr Keith Hammett). Russell McGeorge has been a full-time photographer for over five years, since retiring from a senior executive role in engineering in 1998. He is now freelancing as a photographer, specializing in garden photography and landscapes.