Author(s): MCNAUGHTON, VIRGINIA
With their heady perfume and stunning visual appeal, lavenders have been prized by gardeners since ancient times. "Lavender" is a truly comprehensive study that enables the reader to research and identify more than 200 lavender species and varieties. With chapters on cultivation, propagation, pests and diseases, and botanical history, this book is as practical as it is authoritative. More than 200 photos document recent advances in color variation that have resulted from intense breeding; plants now available range from deep purple and lilac to white, cream, pink, and red-violet. With so many hardy and dependable plants to choose from, no lavender enthusiast will want to be without this indispensable book.
Lavender: The Grower's Guide will introduce you to more species and cultivars of this 'hot' herb than you ever knew existed. -- Judy Glattstein Home Monthly 20000629 With this book, you'll learn everything you need to know ... An all-encompassing volume. American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta Newsletter 20000603 There have been a few books on lavender in recent years, but McNaughton's is by far the most substantial, with over 200 species and cultivars described in detail. Bookseller 20000218 A beautiful survey of lavender. Wisconsin Bookwatch 20000707 Congratulations must go to Virginia McNaughton for she must be the queen of lavender. What an incredible book she has provided for all lavender enthusiasts. Photo after photo and description after description both tickles and satisfies our curiosity. Mountain Valley Growers 20000810 This book will provide inspiration to all gardeners, as well as act as an important reference aid to lavender enthusiasts. Biology Digest 20000914 The photographs are stunning and the detail on botany is fabulous Robyn's Recommended Reading 20000227 The photographs are stunning and the detail on botany is fabulous. Robyn's Recommended Reading 20000203 This detailed celebration of lavender is aided by beautiful photography. American Herb Association Quarterly Newsletter 20001005 Lavender: The Grower's Guide will be a major reference on the genus for years to come. Pacific Horticulture 20001019 Instructions for successful care and propagation are direct and thorough. -- Suzanne Hively Cleveland Plain Dealer 20000602 Highly recommended for personal, professional gardening/horticultural reference collections. Wisconsin Bookwatch 20000613 Instructions for the gardener and detailed information for the professional grower on the care and propagation of lavender. Book News 20000613 A book that leaves current lavender literature trailing in its wake ... A veritable feast for lavender lovers. -- Simon Charlesworth Gardens Illustrated 20010105 At last: a book on lavender that means business, streets ahead of the carefully coiffured coffee-table tomes ... This book is accessible and detailed, beautiful and informative - quite simply the most authoritative book on the subject. -- Simon Charlesworth Garden (Peterborough) 20001219 Serious gardeners are certain to value this comprehensive reference. Country Living Gardener 20010125 Timber Press has again published a very thorough work ... The lavender lover will be enthralled. -- Michelle Ogden California Garden 20010413 For lavender enthusiasts, this book serves as an authoritative botanical reference ... a handsome, worthwhile, well--researched book. -- Lynn Hunt Fine Gardening 20010815 The definitive text on this easy--to--grow plant. -- Joel M. Lerner Washington Post 20010428 The author's writing style complemented by outstanding photography makes this a must-have book for every gardener. -- Diana Pederson Suite101.com 20010601 This book will serve as an important reference aid to specialists, but will also provide information and inspiration to all gardeners who are interested in learning more about lavender. -- Rick Jarvis Hobby Greenhouse 20010927 The combination of stunning color photographs and informative text make this book invaluable to those interested. -- Jeffrey Schiller Creations 20011024 The combination of stunning color photographs and informative text, make this book invaluable to people interested in this subject. The best lavender book we've seen. -- David Schiller Making Scents 20010929 This comprehensive study, with beautiful photographs, describes over 200 lavender species and cultivars. Wisley Bookshop 20020528 The definitive book on lavender and its cultivation. Multnomah County Library 20030324 It's hard to put this book down. -- Carol Clapp To The Point 20030326 In addition to being the last word on growing a wide range of lavenders, author Virginia McNaughton also presents lavender history, botany, propagation, pests and diseases, classification, species and cultivars and information on lavender growing around the world. -- Lynette Walther Palatka Daily News 20030712 A densely packed reference book for serious lavender lovers. -- Karen Preuss Northwest Garden News 20060701
Virginia McNaughton formerly worked as Botanical Officer at Christchurch Botanical Gardens, New Zealand. She has written articles and lectured widely, and her book The Essential Lavender has served as the leading horticultural text on lavender. Together with her husband, she manages a specialist lavender business, and she is also responsible for the national reference collection of lavender for the Herb Foundation of New Zealand.