I began reading with some trepidation, expecting an impenetrable text loaded with technical plant jargon, but quickly found myself delighted by the accessibility of the language and the logical order of McGregor’s presentation. From the discussion of ecology and habitats through the description and taxonomy of the species to the clear explanation of how best to grow them in your garden, I was carried along effortlessly.
By the time I was done, I was ready to start again. McGregor has written a book fit for a specialist, yet completely accessible to the novice. His descriptions of the enormous variety of these interesting and beautiful plants will absolutely delight any plant person, and will motivate many.
This review appeared in the Berkshire Chapter Newsletter February 2009.
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