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Illustrated Guide to Flowering Tobacco for Gardens Paperback – November 14, 2014
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Do you want to grow something out of the ordinary in your garden? Consider the often-overlooked gardening gem Nicotiana. Most people know it only in its dried-leaf form, but prior to that stage, flowering tobacco can be a captivating ornamental plant.
Hobbyist gardener Richard Pocker first discovered Nicotiana at a county fair exhibit in the South. Struck by its beauty and its impact on history, he has now spent over a decade researching, seed hunting, growing, photographing, and exhibiting this extraordinary treasure.
Weaving history and gardening tips together, the Illustrated Guide to Flowering Tobacco for Gardens covers everything you need to know about raising Nicotiana, from selecting which of the hundreds of varieties best fits your garden to finding the seeds and growing the plants. Most varieties of this versatile plant are excellent container plants, able to grow both inside and outside. And though it tends to be grown more often in temperate zones, Pocker has managed to raise it in Nova Scotia’s short growing season.
Whether you’re looking for a unique addition to your garden or you’re excited to befriend gardeners around the world as you hunt for heirloom seeds using Pocker’s invaluable source list, it’s worth trying your hand at raising this underappreciated beauty.
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- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 14, 2014)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 296 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1500800856
- ISBN-13 : 978-1500800857
- Item Weight : 1.13 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,976,009 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #1,427 in Ornamental Plant Gardening (Books)
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Eric Robespierre, Author of Cracking The Walnut: How Being a Little Nuts Helped Me to Beat Prostate Cancer
Cracking the Walnut: How Being a Little Nuts Helped Me to Beat Prostate Cancer
If the book were a dinner course, it should be described as a intellectually well-rounded. Filled with charts and logical appendices, it satisfied the right- brain hemisphere. Studded with pictures and spiced with regaling stories, the left side is inspired by the beauty of a plant too long away from my garden.
Enlightening and charming, this is a book to enjoy in the moment and put to use for a very long time. Highly recommend.