Bromeliad Hybrids: "For my own satisfaction" Book 1: Neoregelias.
Article Type: Book review
Subject: Books (Book reviews)
Author: Flower, Andrew
Pub Date: 09/01/2010
Publication: Name: Journal of the Bromeliad Society Publisher: Bromeliad Society International Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Biological sciences Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 Bromeliad Society International ISSN: 0090-8738
Issue: Date: Sept-Oct, 2010 Source Volume: 60 Source Issue: 5
Topic: NamedWork: Bromeliad Hybrids: "For My Own Satisfaction": Neoregelias (Nonfiction work)
Persons: Reviewee: Paterson, Bill; Paterson, Margaret
Accession Number: 257434814
Full Text: Bromeliad Hybrids: "For my own satisfaction" Book 1: Neoregelias. Margaret and Bill Paterson, ISBN 9780646529899 (pbk) Veteran, Queensland, 2010. Large format paperback 210 x 295mm, 100 pages, 620 colour photographs.

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This colourful book is a testament to the hybridizing work carried out over more than thirty years by Margaret Paterson, and is a must-buy for anyone interested in cultivated neoregelias. More than 600 colour photos speak for themselves.

The book is organized well, with hybrids grouped in series (such as the "Red Planet Series" and the "Love Series") and notes on parentage, selection reasons, and naming reasons. There are some notes on cultivation and environmental effects on plant colour. There is a nicely laid out index that shows not only the name of each plant illustrated and its page number but also the date of crossing, seed and pollen parents.

Publication is a family effort with Margaret responsible for the plants and husband Bill taking the photos and registering the cultivars. Cost (including shipping) Australian dollars) $34.99 in Australia, $41.99 other countries. Orders by mail to 212 Sandy Creek Road, Veteran, QLD 4570, Australia; wm_paterson @bigpond.com or from the website www.bromeliad-hybrids.com (note there is only one t in Paterson).

Andrew Flower, BSI Editor.
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