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Frangipani: A Practical Guide to Growing Frangipani at Home

Frangipani: A Practical Guide to Growing Frangipani at Home

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By (author) Linda Ross, By (author) John Stowar, Photographs by Lorna Rose

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  • Publisher: NEW HOLLAND PUBLISHERS
  • Format: Hardback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 198mm x 239mm x 18mm | 726g
  • Publication date: 10 March 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Frenchs Forest, NSW
  • ISBN 10: 1877069558
  • ISBN 13: 9781877069550
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 113,092

Product description

Frangipanis are fragrant, fascinating, frivolous and foolproof. No other tree has as many colours, fragrances, is as widely grown around the world and has as many cultural meanings as the frangipani flower. Who can tire of its simple perfection?This book is a celebration of the frangipani family, inspiring gardeners and flower lovers throughout the world.This book focuses on the following aspects: species and history; characteristics; flower colour, fragrance and structure; feeding and care; transplanting and troubleshooting; growing in pots; propagation; varieties; use in garden design; and, art and decoration.

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Linda Ross shares the fun of gardening through magazines, television, and radio, in books and in person. She has studied landscape architecture and horticulture in Sydney. She is passionate about plants and is fanatical about frangipanis, her collection numbering into the hundreds- they remind her of surfing, sunshine and happy days. Having trained in botany, horticulture and landscape architecture, John Stower's career has encompassed positions as landscapes architect, nursery owner, propagator, TV Gardner, writer and teacher over a long period of time. Lorna Ross adores frangipanis and was trilled to be involved as the photographer for this book. She first encountered them 1964, in what was then Ceylon, when immigrating to Australia from the UK. There "the locals scattered the blooms across our passing vehicles". She studied horticulture in Sydney and later turned to photographing plants and gardens for all kinds of gardening publications