Impatiens Author: Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: Timber Press
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Pages: 220 Illustrations and other contents: 162 color photos, 1 color painting, 1 b&w photo, 2 diagrams ISBN: 9780881928525 Category:

This genus is explored through a botanical lens,then Impatiens is placed in its historical context.This is followed by descriptions of more than 200 impatiens from around the world that offer immense garden value. With over 160 colour photographs complementing the detailed plant description this book is an essential read for curious gardeners interested in Impatiens.

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Everything you wanted to know about 200 species of the Impatiens genus, especially the flowers of Asia and Africa. 20080112 A sumptuously produced, richly illustrated book. But it ought to come with a warning because anyone already crazy about impatiens will be sorely tempted by the book to grow many more different kinds. -- Bill Scheick Dallas Morning News 20080222 Provides solid advice on propagating, growing, treating the few diseases or pests they might fall prey to, and landscaping with these versatile plants. -- Jill Vig Pacific Horticulture 20081101

Author Biography

Ray Morgan is a retired nurseryman with a longstanding interest in Impatiens. In Britain he holds the National Plant Collection of the genus, and he has traveled southern India extensively researching and photographing them. He has written articles for such magazines as The Garden, The Plantsman, and Curtis's Botanical Magazine. Before working as a nurseryman, Ray spent 30 years as an industrial chemist, leaving to open a nursery concentrating mainly on shrub production. On retirement he centered all his horticultural interest in impatiens. During the next few years he made friends with many people in India, gaining additional knowledge about these plants. Ray lives with his wife in South Wales.