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Auriculas Through The Ages - Bear's Ears, Ricklers and Painted Ladies

By Patricia Cleveland-Peck , Elisabeth Dowle

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ISBN: 9781847972491
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 18/03/2011
PAGES: 184
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 60 colour plates 25 colour illustrations

In this unique book established garden writer Patricia Cleveland-Peck tells the story of the auricula's journey from its native Alpine habitat into the gardens of Europe and beyond. She introduces the reader to some of the interesting characters who felt passionately about the auricula and discovers the important social role it played as it was transformed by skilled florists from the simple Bear's Ear to one of today's most refined and exquisite cultivars.

Auriculas through the Ages contains sixty full colour plates painted from life over several seasons by leading botanical artist Elisabeth Dowle. In all, eighty-seven varieties are depicted providing a unique record of today's magnificent auriculas.

'Patricia Cleveland-Peck's energetic and revealing investigation makes for an informative page-turning experience that no lover of these highly desirable plants will want to miss.' David Wheeler, Editor of Hortus

'Elisabeth Dowle's style perfectly suits the delicate and exquisite auriculas she paints so beautifully.' Dr Shirley Sherwood, author, curator and collector of botanical art

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" Patricia Cleveland-Peck's recent book Auriculas Through The Ages not only makes good fireside reading, but with its 'watercolour on paper and vellum' illustrations by award-winning botanical artist Elisabeth Dowle, reveals the intricate and sometimes minute characteristics that distinguish many of the several hundred known varieties. "
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Reviewed By: The Oldie

" Colour prints accompany detailed text in this useful chronology. "
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Reviewed By: The Garden (RHS)

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