Magnolias: A Gardener's Guide by Jim Gardiner
If you’re like me, you might be interested in not only the cultivation requirements and growing habits of many garden plants, but the stories behind them and how they came to be. Jim Gardiner’s book Magnolias offers detailed information on some of the most interesting cultivated magnolias as well as the story on how magnolias came to be such significant garden plants. Gardiner also goes in depth with common pests and diseases to this group of plants as well as the best cultivation and propagation techniques. Hybrids, cultivars, and species are discussed and a useful list of recommended magnolias is offered as well. Interestingly, the Scott Arboretum is listed as one of the best places in the U.S. to view magnolias. Join us for a guided tour of the Magnolia Collection on Wednesday, April 15th from 5 to 6:30 pm.