24 October 2010

Gardening with Conifers by Adrian Bloom

Adrian Bloom's latest book, Gardening With Conifers, has readable text and hundreds of beautiful photos. Firefly Books is the publisher.



This is a beautiful, oversize, softback book that provides guidance for planting coniferous trees and shrubs available to North American gardeners.

The photographs illustrate individual plants and show conifers used in a variety of environments, from small gardens to estates.

The directory covers more than 600 conifers -
•Size and growth rates
•Site and soil preferences
•Planting, maintenance and propagation
•Pruning, pests and diseases
•Dwarf conifers and ground covers
•Conifers in containers, and more

Adrian Bloom has 35 years of experience planting and maintaining a six-acre garden that includes 500 varieties of conifers. He designed many smaller gardens and has photographed collections in North America, Japan, New Zealand and Australia. He is an international television presenter and regularly appears on The Victory Garden, on WGBH Boston.

Adrian Bloom is Managing Director of Blooms Nurseries ltd, the Bloom family business,and honorary President of Blooms of Bressingham. He and his brother Rob developed the Blooms nursery business from 1962, creating the Blooms of Bressingham brand in 1985. Adrian has travelled widely promoting Blooms perennials in many countries.He was involved in putting up the Blooms Chelsea exhibition for 35 years. He has created the 6 acre garden, Foggy Bottom, that includes 500 varieties of conifers. He is also author of several books. For some years he presented for national television in both the UK and USA. He has designed many smaller gardens and has photographed collections in North America, Japan, New Zealand and Australia.

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