I bought that book along with another one she wrote. A smaller version. Mine is not a first edition - wish it were. It is a reproduction so the pictures are all black and white. I love books and have ordered many on different subjects that date way back. I envy your great find.
I just ordered the book "Peonies by Allan Rogers". Was recommended and I found it at Adelman's although you can also find it on Amazon, and Alibris (used books). Around the same price as your book. Has a lot of info on Saunders who is just fascinating. Sounds like we have him to thank for all the luscious hybrids we have.
I just ordered a book by Halda recommended and sponsored by Heartland Peony Society. Looks really good. Also another whose name I forget. HPS gets some credit as well as my other favorite non-profit Alaska Native Plant Society through Amazon Smile.
That's the one LG mentioned she had bought. Didn't know you could download a pdf. Course she will have the lovely color plates. Mine is a reprint and is in black and white. Like someone ran it off a copier.
The PDF book is colorful, you can print it out use a color printer. Also other formats, e.g. black and white version, ePub, kindle version are available for download on bottom right hand corner.
There are also some very old books about peonies at the bottom you guys can check.
Oberon46 said:That's the one LG mentioned she had bought. Didn't know you could download a pdf. Course she will have the lovely color plates. Mine is a reprint and is in black and white. Like someone ran it off a copier.
I have been reading the ebook link provided by Littlebin. What a great book of info! Just in case that anyone is interested in hybridizing, here is a link to the anatomy of a peony flower so you can more easily follow the descriptions of the parts described in the book.
Now I am wondering if there is a place where all the old APS Peony bulletins have been preserved electronically? If not, I wonder how much it would cost to do so?
Now that would be some good reading on a gloomy day!!
LG - My garden grows with love and a lot of hard work.
Little Bin and Karen. Thanks so much for these urls. It will provide tons of information and pictures for my peony articles on the ABG website. And I was thrilled to actually see the pictures in Alice Hardings books in color. My copy is really rather poor.
And many thanks to LG for starting this thread. Is almost worth making it a sticky due to the historic nature of the urls. Or maybe a sticky could be made and the urls pasted in to make it more succinct