ANNUAL AND BIENNIAL FLOWERS by A.P. Balfour

ANNUAL AND BIENNIAL FLOWERS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The value of annuals and biennials in borders and cutting gardens- even in cool greenhouses- is self-evident. Mr. Balfour has done a careful job here in instructions for planning the border, growing seedlings in cold frames and transplanting--or growing them where they will stand. But the best part of the book consists of the excellent lists of hardy annuals, half hardy annuals, and biennials, their history, types and colors, period of growth (warning- this is based on the English climate), use, cultivation, and diseases. There is, too, a general descriptive listing of annuals and biennials and a breakdown for special conditions of soil, exposure, and uses.... As with the Anderson book, this is reset and brought up to date from the Penguin paperback, and contains 125 black and white illustrations 5 in color (not so successfully reproduced as in the Rock Garden book).

Publisher: St. Martin's Press