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Climbers are known and valued in Indiasince ancient times. In Sanskrit literature and in the epics of Kalidasa, there are numerous referencesof creepers adorning not only the pleasure gardens of emperors and kings butalso the hermitages of saints and rishis.
With the availability of a large number of beautifulclimbing plants, infinite variety of form, colour, scent and foliage exhibitedby climbers, the job of selecting the right climbers for the garden can both bean exciting and a pleasant experience.
Careful choice and placement of climbers can certainly add anew dimension to gardening. Withimportant vertical focal points, climbers can certainly be an integral part ofthe overall garden design. Growing climbers on their own can produce interestingeffects but, used in combination with other plants, and especially whenassociated with trees and shrubs, they can greatly enhance a garden's beauty.
This book on the ornamental climbers, illustrated withcoloured photographs, is written in simple language avoiding technical terms. Apparently, the information embodiedin this work will prove to be very useful to amateur gardeners, students andteachers of Botany and horticulture. Thebook will be particularly useful for those people who require guidance inselecting suitable climbers for their home gardens and also about themaintenance practices.
I am glad that the authors, in spite of their other researchcommitments, have been able to devote time and energy to produce such abeautiful book which, hopefully, will be well received by the garden lovers.....
Prof. K.N. Pathak