Plant Portraits of Species and Selected Cultivars
By Robin Savill; paintings by Monica McAllen
Book Guild, UK
104 pages, illustrated
In this beautiful and scholarly book, produced in celebration of the clematis, Monica McAllen's delicate watercolors are perfectly complemented by Robin Savill's entertaining and informative text about each specimen. Over 40 different species and cultivars are illustrated here, in a delightful selection based on their rarity, historical importance and sometimes simply their popular appeal. It takes a botanical painter of Dr. McAllen's distinction to do justice to the breathtaking beauty of and sheer diversity of the genus, and Robin Savill's beguiling historical record will surprise and inform clematis lovers and gardeners generally.
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