Clematis for Small Spaces (Hardcover)

150 High-Performance Plants for Patios, Decks, Balconies and Borders

By Raymond J. Evison

Timber Press, 9780881928518, 272pp.

Publication Date: December 24, 2007

List Price: 34.95*
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Description

Clematis have long enjoyed popularity in gardens large enough to accommodate them. Now, with the arrival of a new generation of cultivars that excel in mixed borders, containers, and other small spaces, there is more reason than ever to grow them. As well as being modest in height, many of these new clematis are extremely floriferous and self-supporting in a wide range of garden situations and they are joined here by a selection of classic species and cultivars that perform well.

The clematis featured in this book are hand-picked for their longer flowering periods, large flowers and resistance to diseases. Internationally renowned clematis breeder Raymond Evison recommends the best clematis for particular situations, such as containers, mixed borders, patios, deck gardens, hanging baskets, and balconies. Clematis associate well with a variety of other plants and the author lists suitable companion plants and explains how to achieve a compatible mix of color, shape, and other characteristics.

This unprecedented book celebrates a new generation of clematis and will appeal to both established enthusiasts and beginners.



About the Author

Raymond J. Evison has introduced over 100 species and cultivars to gardeners worldwide. He has won numerous awards, including many RHS Gold Medals and the RHS Victoria Medal of Honour (2004). He serves as a Vice President of the Royal Horticultural Society, and his business, The Guernsey Clematis Nursery Ltd., is the world's leading producer of young clematis plants.


Praise For Clematis for Small Spaces: 150 High-Performance Plants for Patios, Decks, Balconies and Borders

“Evison selects varieties based on their flowering season and finds a host plant or a support that would benefit from free-flowering clematis. After ogling the color pictures of hundreds of varieties in this book, it’s hard to think of one that won’t.” —The Washington Post

“Raymond Evison is the King of Clematis. . . . Full of helpful advice and planting combinations, the book is a must for any enthusiast.” —Independent

“A clear and easy-to-understand review of the genus, especially useful to garden designers, landscapers and garden centre plant buyers. It is also a valuable reference work for anyone needing help to choose a clematis for a specific situation or time of year.” —BBC Gardens

“Easy to read, full of practical advice and beautifully illustrated with 150 photographs, Raymond Evison’s book clearly demonstrates his depth of knowledge and enthusiasm. I enjoyed and recommend this long-awaited book. I am sure it will appeal to everyone, from professional gardeners to keen amateurs, who admires such a sociable and worthwhile genus.” —The Garden

“A sumptuously illustrated, deeply informed book that features shorter-growing, disease-resistant and long-flowering clematises ideal for borders, patios, decks, hanging baskets and even indoor containers.” —Dallas Morning News

“An easy-to-read reference that is a must for beginners to the most experienced gardeners who want to use these beauties in their gardens.” —Detroit News

“Whether you’re a clematis connoisseur or a budding amateur, you’ll soon share Evison’s enthusiasm for these new garden classics.” —Flower Gardens