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the plant lovers guide to snowdrops

Published by Timber Press, April 2014
From back cover

Snowdrops have a quiet charm that makes gardeners marvel at their exquisite beauty whether as single blooms or in drifts. They are one of the first plants to flower in the middle of winter and are irresistibly collectable. Life-long enthusiast Naomi Slade recommends the best including the tallest, the whitest, and even yellow-tipped varieties in this fresh, lively account that includes propagation tips and planting companions.

The Plant Lover's Guide books offer a rich source of information on both new and classic garden plants. Written by enthusiastic experts, they recommend the best varieties for different situations, inspire ideas for new plant combinations, and are packed with resources for the home gardener. These gorgeous guides celebrate the beauty of each plant and form a comprehensive library that every plant lover will want to own.


"Appeals with its exploration of the origins of the plant and its history of illegal wild collection and trade." --New York Times Book Review

"Visual and informational candy for people who are passionate about plants." --New York Times

"Entertainingly written yet with plenty of depth...If you are not already addicted to snowdrops, you just may be by the end of this book." --Garden Design Journal

"Authoritative and well-illustrated monograph covering these winter flowers." --Gardens Illustrated

"Visual and informational candy for people who are passionate about plants." --Akron Beacon Journal

"The author is young and the text has a zesty, modern feel--almost, dare one say it, trendy." --The Telegraph

"Naomi Slade admits that she is in the throes of a passion for snowdrops and her sense of wonder at the beauty of this small flower infuses every chapter." --Scottish Gardener

"Beautifully photographed, full of good advice and very well written." --Amateur Gardening Magazine

"The photography is excellent and the writing both interesting and informative with enjoyable anecdotes throughout." --The Cottage Garden Society Magazine

"Naomi's book is an enchanting mix of her love affair with these plants, a botanical study, potted history and guide to growing...Naomi has struck a great balance between being both informative and accessible." --Welly Woman Blog

"Whether you are a thoroughly obsessed galanthophile or just thinking of branching out with snowdrops for the first time, you will love reading this book, not once but over and over." --Carolyn's Shade Garden

"As a source of inspiration and practical guidance, Slade's well-written and fascinating book will prove invaluable for all things snowdrop." --Coastal Home