South African flower books
Tue, 07 Jun 2005 22:11:34 PDT
Diane wrote about the Botanical Society of South Africa's excellent
guidebooks. Unfortunately the series doesn't cover the area most useful to
temperate gardeners - the Drakensberg. For this I recommend Elsa Pooley's
'Mountain Flowers: A field guide to the Flora of the Drakensberg and
Lesotho' (2003). It covers a wide range of geophytes and herbaceous

John Grimshaw

Dr John M. Grimshaw
Garden Manager, Colesbourne Gardens

Sycamore Cottage
Nr Cheltenham
Gloucestershire GL53 9NP

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Diane Whitehead" <>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 11:47 PM
Subject: [pbs] South African flower books

> Most of the books I own which show pictures of South African flowers
> restrict themselves to the Cape.  Many seeds offered by seed
> exchanges and Silverhill do not come from the Cape, so I have been
> out of luck seeing pictures unless there are some online.
> I was at the bookstore of the University of California at Santa Cruz
> Botanic Garden recently, and found a collection of South African Wild
> Flower Guides written by John Manning and Peter Goldblatt and
> published by the Botanical Society of South Africa.

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