Cultivating maples in gardens or containers.
Prized for their graceful appearance and brilliantly-colored leaves, some maples flower in the spring while the red leaves of others in fall brighten the dullest day. Maples can be upright or weeping, giving gardeners additional options when landscaping. Maples offers practical advice for using these trees to their best effect.
Maple varieties come in bewildering numbers. This book breaks down the major groups and explains the conditions needed for growing each. While the maple requires well-drained, acidic soil, it can grow in less-than-ideal locations with proper care. Barrett includes specific conditions and describes the ideal factors for cultivation. Overcoming adverse conditions is covered in detail.
Key sections of the book include:
North American maples
Maples from other lands
Landscaping with maples
Maples in containers
In an A-Z format, illustrated with color photographs throughout and written in a personal, accessible style, Maples offers valuable advice for growing the many varieties. By successfully cultivating maples, gardeners can share a legacy that not only changes beautifully with the seasons, but will endure for generations.
About the author and photographer:
Rosemary Barrett owns a nursery and writes about trees and shrubs for garden magazines and specialist periodicals. She is author of Magnolias and Hostas.
Derek Hughes specializes in garden and horticulture photography and his work has appeared in many books and magazines.