Re: Satsuki Misnames and Synonyms
>I wish someone would work with our JapaneseHi Mike,
>horticulture counterparts and develop a
>cross-reference list of the real names for all the
>Satuki azaleas and the corresponding mispelled and
>shortened names we all too often use over here. Take
>the cultivar Gumbi, a name long used in American
>lists, but none existent on Japanese lists. I think I
>have a Gumbi.
I haven't seen it, but there is a Satsuki Azalea Book:
Floral Treasures of Japan: the Satsuki Azaleas
Photos and descriptions of numerous Satsukis, most of which are now
available in the west. Covers many of the practical aspects.
Inspiring and informative.
196 Pages, 160 color photos, 8 1/2" x 11", hardcover .
B-FTJ $29.95 from http://www.stonelantern.com/booksbonsai.html
From Stone Lantern Publishing this book explores Satsuki and their
history as well as how they are grown and shown in present-day Japan.
It covers some of the many practical aspects of caring for these
wonderful plants plus photographs and description of some of the
Satsuki most readily available in the West.
*Contents: *What are satsuki? *Wild origins and relatives *Satsuki as
bonsai *Satsuki flowers *Kanuma - home of satsuki *Satsuki festivals
and exhibitions *Satsuki growth and pruning *Satsuki propogation
*Creating a satsuki bonsai *Cultural requirements *Popular satsuki
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Cheers, Steve Henning in Reading, PA USA Zone 6