With the intent to help gardeners discover the usefulness as well as the beauty of these plants, the author accents the hardiness of what is essentially of woodland origin, an “”easy, wonderful evergreen, flowering shrub””. With its Chinese, Japanese, and European history, and its many species and varieties, it is shown how the Japonica, Reticulata and Sasanquas camellias may be used in landscaping — for borders, foundation planting, hedges, espalier ground cover and baskets. There is its use and cultivation under glass, and in the home; the ways in which to collect, buy and propagate and plants of your choice; and their maintenance — watering, misting, shade, shelter, mulching and feeding. With the promise of new specimens for outdoor use as far north as Connecticut, this should educate a public already showing a more lively interest in these effective and decorative plants.
hardback – small tear in dust jacket – some discolouration of edges of pages – otherwise in good condition in view of age (1963)