Jac Semmler & Sarah Pannell

Super Bloom: A field guide to flowers for every gardener

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A reinvention of the flower and gardening encyclopaedia. From Achillea to Zinnia, here are 75 plant profiles of the most beautiful flowers and foliage to bring shape, colour and beauty to any garden.

Leading plant specialist Jac Semmler revives the appeal of treasured, old-world beautiful flowers for the modern garden. This is a comprehensive gardening how-to for beginners and experts alike, including:

  • Care and growing notes, including notes on varieties
  • Natural parameters (such as location, climate and aspect)
  • Where to source your plants, with suppliers all over the world
  • Plant biology (such as how root systems work and the importance of light, transpiration and photosynthesis)
  • Soil ecology (with notes on the different types of soil, how you can test your own garden soil and how to improve various types for planting)
  • Must-have and nice-to-have tools
  • How to save your own seeds and organise your seed stash
  • Tips on harvesting, conditioning and arranging cut flowers

Look out for the incredible array of Planting Partners for each plant, whether you want to plant a garden that flowers in succession, group your plants by height or colour, find flowers with similar growing conditions, or foliage friends to highlight blooms.

  • Author: Jac Semmler
  • Illustrator: Sarah Pannell
  • ISBN: 9781760762698
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Australia Pty Ltd
  • Date of Publication: 25th October 2022
  • Number of Pages: 528
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Product Dimensions (cm): 28.2 x 22.3 x 4.8