The Plant Lover’s Guide to Snowdrops


The Plant Lover’s Guide to Snowdrops Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Timber Press Pages: 256 Illustrations and other contents: 4 colour, 227 colour photographs, 2 illustrations ISBN: 9781604694352 Category:

Snowdrops (Galanthus) have a delicate, quiet beauty. Their white, bell-shaped petals are striking alone or in a swath, and they are a harbinger of spring.

The Plant Lover’s Guide to Snowdrops is the first book to make this group of bulbs accessible to the home gardener. It features profiles of 60 hybrids, species, and cultivars, with information on flowering time, distinguishing features, and ease of cultivation. It addition, it shows how to design with, grow, and propagate snowdrops, and offers tips on where to buy snowdrops and see them in public gardens.

This book is part of the Plant Lover’s Guide series on important ornamental plant groups. Written for plant-driven gardeners by recognized experts in the field, the guides offer a great education in ornamental gardening and are abundantly illustrated with inspiring photography of both the plants and gardens that feature them.

About the author
Naomi Slade is a horticultural journalist with a lifelong interest in all things snowdrop. An avid gardener, trained biologist, and creative communicator, she skillfully blends practical gardening advice with scientifically accurate information in this fresh and lively account of spring’s earliest blooming flower.

Weight1.1 kg
"Appeals with its exploration of the origins of the plant and its history of illegal wild collection and trade." --New York Times Book Review "Visual and informational candy for people who are passionate about plants." --New York Times "Entertainingly written yet with plenty of depth...If you are not already addicted to snowdrops, you just may be by the end of this book." --Garden Design Journal "Authoritative and well-illustrated monograph covering these winter flowers." --Gardens Illustrated "Visual and informational candy for people who are passionate about plants." --Akron Beacon Journal "The author is young and the text has a zesty, modern feel--almost, dare one say it, trendy." --The Telegraph "Naomi Slade admits that she is in the throes of a passion for snowdrops and her sense of wonder at the beauty of this small flower infuses every chapter." --Scottish Gardener "Beautifully photographed, full of good advice and very well written." --Amateur Gardening Magazine "The photography is excellent and the writing both interesting and informative with enjoyable anecdotes throughout." --The Cottage Garden Society Magazine "Naomi's book is an enchanting mix of her love affair with these plants, a botanical study, potted history and guide to growing...Naomi has struck a great balance between being both informative and accessible." --Welly Woman Blog "Whether you are a thoroughly obsessed galanthophile or just thinking of branching out with snowdrops for the first time, you will love reading this book, not once but over and over." --Carolyn's Shade Garden "As a source of inspiration and practical guidance, Slade's well-written and fascinating book will prove invaluable for all things snowdrop." --Coastal Home

Author Biography

Naomi Slade is an award-winning horticultural journalist, regularly contributing to major UK gardening publications. She has a degree in biology and has won several medals for her gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.