Ornamental Conifers - Victor ChaudunCrosby Lockwood & Son, 1956, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with nicks at the head and tail of the spine. Leans. Edges of the textblock heavily spotted. Text bright and tight.
Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “This new addition to the French series in which have already appeared Cacti, Succulent Plants and Indoor Plants provides another book on a specialised subject aiming at the provision of sound cultural notes, description of recommended species, the whole arranged to give the maximum practical advice to professionals and amateurs in easy form. Gardeners will be surprised by the pleasing effects to be gained with conifers and with the help of the excellent colour and monochrome illustrations will discover the best methods of obtaining them.
By choosing only those ornamental conifers which can be grown in Europe and by condensing within the limits of this book all that need be known in order to grow the plants well, a useful and practical work has resulted. After a quick look at the classification and the distribution of conifers in the world, so as to understand their cultural requirements better, the subject is developed in more detail for the benefit of the professional. As a guide to choice there follow lists, according to position or purpose, of species best adapted to each situation.
The larger part of the work is devoted to the description of the genera, species and varieties with, as far as possible, the determining characters which make it possible in each case to unravel the errors in nomenclature frequently found in many gardens. The plants are arranged alphabetically and after the scientific name, is given the common name, where such exists without possibility of confusion, as well as (when thought necessary) notes on the introduction to Europe, the decorative value and the particular cultural requirements.
The magnificent illustrations in full colour and black and white will give the reader a good idea of the diversity of forms and colours found among the conifers, the foundation of all decoration in gardens, large or small.”