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Clematis for Small Spaces: 150 High-Performance Plants for Patios, Decks, Balconies and Borders [Hardcover]

Raymond Evison
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Dec 24 2007

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 appeak to both established enthusiasts and beginners.


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"Evison selects varieties [of clematis] 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." Adrian Higgins, Washington Post

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.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Clematis for small spaces March 17 2014
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Excellent book packed with all kinds of information on clematis for this side of the pond. Hope to find some in garden nurseries this year.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous, useful info and great pics! June 2 2008
By christie colla - Published on Amazon.com
This book has tons of useful information. No fancy words for confusion's sake, stuff you can use right now.
Beautiful pictures, plants divided per pruning group, planting situation, flowertime and area of climates.
Highly recommended!
The author himself has bred many excellent clematis you should know about.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Helped me be a better clematis gardener July 22 2009
By Mabelin0 - Published on Amazon.com
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This book provided information on how to better cultivate the clematis I already have as well as cultivars that might work well in given situations in the future. I had two of Raymond Evison's Patio series in pots on my deck, and both had done very well in terms of flowering this spring but then had died back once the heat came on. I found that this is possibly the result of being in too-small pots, so I have bought some larger, self-watering pots to transplant them into once conditions are right. The book is beatifully produced and the information is very helpful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Clematis Land Aug. 26 2013
By Richard R. - Published on Amazon.com
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Very nice book. Good info, great pictures. All the info I need to choose the right Clematis for my small space garden.
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