paper, 320 p., $27.50
This book is an excellent reference source on the culture, and classification of a very popular popular plant that lends an exotic display to a garden, conservatory, or greenhouse. Fuchsias have been a major interest of British author George Bartlett for more then three decades, and his experise is clearly demonstrated in this handy book. As a grower, exhibitor, and judge of fuchsias, he gives practical advice on their cultivation, propagation, and display. As the subtitle implies, the book is handsomely illustrated with more than 700 full color photographs, as well as numerous attractive line drawings. There are more than 2,000 plant profiles containing brief descriptions that include hardiness, habit of growth, color, country of origin, and year of introduction.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden