Series: Ortho's All about
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Ortho; 1st edition (January 15, 1999)
Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.2 x 10.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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All About Vines and Climbers by Ortho has much information on a variety of vines/climbers and is well organized and categorizes them in many ways--zone, type, color, fruits, fragrance, winter appearance, etc. Also offered is planting advice for plants, seeds, cuttings, and pruning advice and where to purchase vines, and different types of structures to grow vines on. Even mentioned are gourd vines!In the past years, I started to add vines to a giant trellis (an old dilapidated greenhouse that I converted to a giant trellis) as a hobby and I find this book helpful because not all mailorder houses or nurseries carry the many different sorts of vines and so one is often not really sure of what is all available. I was familiar with the major ones, but now I know I can add some great new ones! It is a basic book, but it offers more information compared to a more comprehensive all around book that has a vines' section.It is so far the best book on vines/climbers that I have read.
This book is great for the beginning vine grower. All of the most common vines are described in detail. Recommendations are given for various climates and growing schemes. I have practically worn my book out from using it so much. What a handy reference!
Vines are one of the most difficult plants to grow. Once they are established, they seem to take care of themselves. But the establishment is the thing. This book starts at the very basics. Helps you pick the vine best for your area and then gives you the all important steps for planting and early care. The vine plant listing is extensive with good photographs to help you make the right selections. Great for the beginner to the seasoned gardener.
Very good descriptive book on options and uses for common vines in a landscape. i valued this book enough to purchase a 2nd copy for the Nursery i work at and have referenced it many times to assist customers. Contains good, clear photographs, helpful hints about location and design use, care, pruning, etc. May not be enough if you are looking for 'exotic' vines.
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