Re: [AZ] "American Azaleas" book
- Bob & All,
I just finished reading this book and found it highly informative. Though
finished reading it, I have placed an order for a copy, since the book was a
loaner by a good friend. Clarence Towe must be commended for this work.
"American Azaleas" is a must have for any azalea nut's library.
Joe Schild Hixson, TN USDA Zione 7a
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Stelloh" <bstelloh@...>
Sent: Saturday, July 31, 2004 3:01 PM
Subject: [AZ] "American Azaleas" book
> The Timber Press website at
> <http://www.timberpress.com/books/isbn.cfm/0-88192-645-0> has a
> writeup on Clarence Towe's new book on native azaleas - even a
> reference to Earl Summerville's low-growing plant. Clicking a link at
> the bottom right goes to another page with some more info about
> List price is $29.95. You can get it from amazon.com for $20.37
> (search for american azaleas ), and if you go through
> <http://home.earthlink.net/%7erhodyman/rhodybooks.html> the ARS or
> RSF gets a piece of the action
> Bob Stelloh Hendersonville North Carolina ISDA Zone 7
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- American Azaleas"
I have a copy of this and very interesting it is too. A bit lacking on
species descriptions, which could have been more detailed, but good on
hybridising and a full list of named cultivars.
There are some lovely quicky stories about getting lost in the woods
And the photos are excellent.
All in all, well worth having.
One well-known azalea nursery: Carlsons has been ignored, probably as he
refuses to give out any data. I cant get him to give me information either
and nor can Jay Murray. She asked to get them registered and even offered to
come and do the descriptions. But this offer was not taken up. Carlsons have
named 100s of azaleas, far too many in fact and it seems that 80% or so are
not even on his nursery catalogue lists any more. So who knows if anyone
grows any of them. There seem to be 20 or more R. calendulaceum forms alone.
It is a pity that these cant be rounded uo, but if the hybridiser is so
uncoperative, then perhaps we should just ignore them? All a bit sad really.
Ken Cox, Glendoick, Perth, Scotland.