Books and Items for Rhody and Azalea Gardeners

rhodyman(SE PA, USDA Z6)November 28, 2009

This is a shameless plug for a website where all commissions benefit the American Rhododendron Society Research Foundation and the Rhododendron Species Foundation. It is Henning's Rhododendron & Azalea Book Store at

Sales were getting slow, so I added sections on Garden Books and Items For Gardeners.

The new garden books sections include: Maples, Conifers, Perennials, Shrubs, and General Gardening.

The new items for gardeners sections include: Pruners, Saws, Shovels, Forks, Trowels, Weeders, Cultivators, Deer Protection, Fertilizers and Sprays, Protection and Safety, Goodies for the Gardener, and Gifts for the Gardener.

Actually, once you are in the Book Store, 5% to 15% of any purchase goes to benefit the ARS Research Foundation or the Species Foundation.

Thank you,

Steve Henning

Here is a link that might be useful: Henning's Rhododendron and Azalea Bookstore

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madrone(VancIsl BC)

I would very much like to add a few really good books about Rhodos to my collection. In your opinion, would you list the the best 5 books you would recommend. Thanks for the book list!

    Bookmark   January 11, 2010 at 3:12PM
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rhodyman(SE PA, USDA Z6)

The answer will be different for every gardener.

For me, I want books which list just about every variety and species. My list includes:

1) Rhododendrons and Azaleas: A Colour Guide by Kenneth Cox, 2005 [The most varieties listed]

2) Azaleas by Fred C. Galle 1988 [The bible on azaleas]

3) Encyclopedia of Rhododendron Species by Peter A. Cox, Kenneth N.E. Cox (2001) [most complete book on species]

4) Greer's Guidebook to Available Rhododendrons by Harold E. Greer 1996 [great reference for American gardeners]

5) Rhododendrons and Azaleas by Bowers 1960 [an old but well written book]

    Bookmark   January 19, 2010 at 2:58PM
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