Bloom, Adrian (Author), Richard Bloom (Illustrator),

“Covers virtually every aspect of conifer use and culture in a format accessible to horticultural students and home gardeners alike … Magnificently highlighted by more than 250 striking colour photographs … Conifers are showcased in their full glory as richly textured, brilliantly coloured, and subtly structured plants deserving of a spot in every garden.” – Booklist

Fifteen years after this review, this book is now presented in a revised and expanded edition.  Among the changes is the addition of a foreword by Michael A. Dirr, author of such classics as Dirr’s Hardy Trees and Shrubs: An Illustrated Encyclopedia.   This edition features the author’s comprehensively revised Directory of 600 conifers,and includes the Australian Wollemia nobilis, a two million-year-old species only recently found and genetically identified, and now available.   Comprehensive in scope and lavishly illustrated, the book includes a directory of more than 600 conifers and expert advice. Gardening with Conifers is a thorough and beautiful guide to coniferous trees and shrubs of the world.  Stunning colour photographs show conifers young and old in a variety of environments, from small gardens to many-acred gardens. It reveals the magic that conifers bring to a garden and how they create structure and balance for year-round visual interest and colour.

About the Author:  Adrian Bloom is a nurseryman, gardener and writer, and chairman of Blooms Nurseries Ltd. in Norfolk, UK, home of Blooms of Bressingham nursery. He has 50 years of experience planting and maintaining the 17-acre “Foggy Bottom” garden, home to over 500 varieties of conifers. Richard Bloom is an award-winning photographer whose garden images appear regularly in House and Garden, RHS The Gardening Magazine, Fine Gardening and other such publications.

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Firefly Books, April 2017.  224 pages, paperback, 250 colour photos