Helleborus is a voyage of discovery in the wealth of colours of this plant: yellow, white, pink and blue varieties, but also white with a pink edge, yellow with an orange heart, pink with pink stamens. In his introduction, Harry van Trier gives an insight into the different types of Helleborus. Where does Helleborus come from? What does the plant look like? Hanneke van Dijk takes the reader back to the garden and tells more about care, diseases and possible plant combinations. The reader is also introduced to three prominent growers of this early-flowering plant: Hans Kramer (Nursery De Hessenhof, Ede, NL), Thierry Van Paemel (Het Wilgenbroek, Oostkamp, B) and Koen Van Poucke (Sint-Niklaas, B). Their love for this plant, their search for new colours and their vision of the future make up a fascinating story.
The ultimate reference in every rose lover’s library! The mysterious story of a more than 4 century old quest for the black rose. Does the black rose exist, or has it ever existed? The complete history of this noble flower, based on authentic research, shows that the quest for the black rose goes back to the very earliest botanical writings. The Quest for the Black Rose is a prestigious edition of 43 by 31 centuries with splendid artistic photographs of old and contemporary roses. This utmost high-quality book also contains beautiful old colour drawings of dark roses. Prominent florists of world renown show creations with this unique flower.
For the Dutch edition, see ‘De zoektocht naar de zwarte roos’