When I first fell in love with the genus, clematis, there were no other books out there that addressed growing them in the U.S., so I had no one to turn to. With that perspective in mind, I wrote a book that I believe gives you encouragement and dependable advice and offers effortless reading that won’t cause you to lose any sleep.
Using the most reliable method of learning, trial and error, I share with the reader the results of my experiences in a simple, straightforward and user-friendly manner. Whether you are a first time gardener who is apprehensive about growing clematis or a seasoned pro eager to learn more, you will find the answers to your questions between the pages of Simply Clematis: Clematis Made Simple.
I have filled the book with 150 color photos along with profiles of clematis in a format that allows you to instantly acquire the information pertinent to providing the proper care and nurturing these exquisite vines rightfully deserve. Questions about pruning, pests and pampering your clematis are answered, as the title suggests, simply and in a simple manner, making this easy to read and easy to follow book a must for clematis enthusiasts old and new throughout the country.
Praise for Simply Clematis:
“If you fancy clematis, this is a must-have book...You can trust this information.”
─ Robert Smaus, Los Angeles Times, November 2004
“…debunks the myth that clematis are difficult to grow in the West.”
─Sharon Cohoon, Sunset Magazine, April 2005
“…cuts straight to the chase with brisk, hard-working, how-to-grow information, presented without hyperbole. … if you are going to pursue clematis with any energy, you need (this) book.”
─Ethne Clarke, The American Gardener May/June 2005
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: American Clematis Society; First edition (August 1, 2004)
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.6 x 0.9 inches