Recommend a good book on clematis

Discussion in 'Vines and Climbers' started by Merlin B Brinkerhoff, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. Merlin B Brinkerhoff

    Merlin B Brinkerhoff Member

    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Hi,
    A friend showed me a good, general book on clematis. It was a very slim volume, but had lots of information on planting, propagation, pruning, types, etc. He has mislaid his book, and I am trying to find one like it. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks,
    Merlin
     
  2. pierrot

    pierrot Active Member 10 Years

    Messages:
    499
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    British Columbia
  3. Merlin B Brinkerhoff

    Merlin B Brinkerhoff Member

    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Thanks Peirrot. I would like to be able to see the table of contents. It is NOT the book that I had seen...at least I don't think so. I'll take a look at it, however.
     
  4. pierrot

    pierrot Active Member 10 Years

    Messages:
    499
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    British Columbia
    merlin

    essentially that web site is the book clic on the links at the side to see what is in the book
     
  5. Merlin B Brinkerhoff

    Merlin B Brinkerhoff Member

    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Thanks, I'll take a look. Do you know the book "Simply Clematis" by Edith Malik... it seems to be the Bible of the American Clematis Society.
    Merlin
     
  6. Silver surfer

    Silver surfer Generous Contributor 10 Years

    Messages:
    3,877
    Likes Received:
    254
    Location:
    PERTHSHIRE. SCOTLAND.UK
    Not sure if this is the book your friend had or not... it is a slim book
    'A Comprehensive Guide to Clematis' by Barry Fretwell
    1st published in 1989 by William Collins Sons & co Ltd
    Reprinted by Harpur Collins
    It does have a chapter on Cultivation and one on propagation etc
    Hope this helps
     
  7. janetdoyle

    janetdoyle Active Member 10 Years

    Messages:
    629
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Victoria [Saanich, actually, northeast of Victoria
    I have a book on clematis, called Clematis; for Colour and Veratility, by Keith and Carol Fair, published in 1990, by The Crowood Press, in Ramsbury, Marlboroush, Wiltshire SN8 2HE, ISBN number is 1-852232846. Purchased here in Canada somewhere. It shows the main types of clematis according to pruning regimen, and has lots of useful info on the main named ones... it is a bit out of date, although a very attractive book, I think, because I have seen many new named varieties for sale here on Vancouver Island, and I have seen books on the shelves in stores and libraries subdividing the clematises even further re pruning technique, timing, depth of pruning etc...
     

Share This Page