A Love Affair With Peonies

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A Love Affair With Peonies by White, Alec, 9781913733957
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  • ISBN: 9781913733957 | 1913733955
  • Cover: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 5/7/2024

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Driven by a passion for horticulture from a young age, RHS Chelsea Gold Medal-winner Alec White shares his extensive expertise and personal experience in this illustrated celebration of the peony.

Varied chapters introduce each of the qualities that make this remarkable flower stand out, their many varieties, scents and colors, how to care for and cultivate your plants, the historical and cultural significance of the peony and the hard work and commitment needed to exhibit at the UK’s leading flower shows.

This is Alec’s story of a dedicated career, sparked by the striking appearance of peony blooms, combined with all of the essential information needed to appreciate them to the full and keep them thriving in your own garden.

Sections include:

My Love Affair with Peonies – Documenting Alec’s journey into a horticultural career and the background to his personal passion for peonies.

A Riot of Colour – Introducing the intensity and variety of color of peony blooms.

The Peony in Art and Culture – A broad overview of the role of the peony in literature and art work in various forms and its cultural significance around the world.

• Every Garden Deserves at Least One Peony: Common Myths – Alec dispels common myths surrounding peony cultivation to help the reader progress and maintain their own growing.

• The Stars of the Show – Details Alec’s experiences at some of the UK’s most prestigious flower shows and the tasks, challenges and process behind his award-winning exhibitions.

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