The Genus Syringa
Father John L. Fiala (1924-1990), parish priest and educator, was also a leading grower and hybridizer of lilacs. He devoted ten years of his life to this book, a unique treatise that is both a scholarly monograph and a personal tribute to the beauty of lilacs.

Since going out of print, it has become almost impossible to obtain at a reasonable price. Sometime in the future a revision and expansion of his work will appear, but in the meantime they have released this paperback reprint in response to demand.

It includes the 398 color photographs from the first edition and makes Father Fiala's work again accessible to a wider audience.

I am sure you know that we have one of the largest groupings of Lilac at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton, Ontario. This is also mentioned in this work and I was pleasantly surprised to see that one of my email friends was once the Registrar of Lilacs. I don't know if he is now, perhaps he will let me know. Many other names I recognized as well.

A MUST have on this genus!

Author : Fr. John L. Fiala
ISBN : 0881925306
Publisher : Whitecap Books Ltd
Sugg. Retail Price : $49.95
Available in Softcover
Number of Pages : 266

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