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Reviews of Brugmansia and Datura: Angel's Trumpets and Thorn Apples

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Author (1): Ulrike Preissel
Author (2): Hans-Georg Preissel

Hardcopy edition:
Publish date: March 2002
Published by: Firefly Books
List price: $35.00
ISBN Number: 1552095983

Softcopy edition:
Publish date: March 2002
Published by: Firefly Books
List price: $19.95
ISBN Number: 1552095584



  Feedback History and Summary  
10 positives
1 neutral
2 negatives


Positive StarOfLeviathan On May 2, 2015, StarOfLeviathan wrote:

This was the first book I read when I got my first Brug & it is one I refer anyone to when growing these majestic plants. Good primer for anyone interested in growing Brugmansia & Datura. These plants are easy to care for once you get the basics down & this book does a splendid job of covering them. Easy to understand explanations are given of their history, folklore, species, growth, care, & diseases. Beautiful color photos throughout. If you grow these plants, this book is a definite must have in your library.

Positive SolMan On Nov 14, 2011, SolMan wrote:

i have both German & English
I found it very Informative as a collector of Brugmansia
it's a good read if this is what your interested in, it also shows you the groups that can cross and what can be crossed also shows a few rare varieties that most of us can not get our hands on

Negative gaseedgrower On Dec 17, 2010, gaseedgrower wrote:

I find this book worthless. I would rather spend my hard earn dollar buying something else than the book.

This is just my opinion.

Negative CastIronPlant22 On Dec 12, 2005, CastIronPlant22 wrote:

this book has a lot of information but there is no use buying it, brugs get a lot of disease's and virus problems. This book is not worth the money, id rather use the money and buy something worth it. My opinion though.

Positive tonyjr On Oct 30, 2005, tonyjr wrote:

Iliked the book . Lots of information . I refer to it once or twice a month .

Positive renwings On Oct 30, 2005, renwings wrote:

I second everything that has been said thus far and would like to add I am was amazed at how thorough and concise it was. The author's love of these plants really echoes in the pages.

However, I was a bit dispointed. I feel more text could have been written on the care and propagation of these plants. I'm sure there is a wealth of experience I've missed out on, since it wasn't included.

Positive Jazzpunkin On Aug 21, 2005, Jazzpunkin wrote:

I really enjoyed this book. It's informative and well organized. It's easy to go back and find info when you need it.

Positive LarryDavid On Jul 28, 2005, LarryDavid wrote:

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The pictures are great and it contained wonderful information for a first time brug/datura addict.

Neutral Brugie On Mar 18, 2004, Brugie wrote:

My book is a nice hard bound copy and does have very nice pictures in it. The quality of the book is very good. It is informative with quite a bit of information beyond growing healthy plants, (brugs and dats). I would recommend this book for anyone who really likes to read. I didn't really feel comfortable with this book myself, but it could be just what someone else needs.

Positive steel_datura On Mar 18, 2004, steel_datura wrote:

Excellent read with a wonderful history of Brugmansia & Datura. Beautiful pictures & easy to follow steps with very informative classification charts. A "must have" addition for the Brug & Datura grower.

Positive Pardancanda On Mar 18, 2004, Pardancanda wrote:

This book, written in English and specifically for North American Brugmansis and Datura growers and hybridizers, is the one I refer to frequently for information on care and cultivation, over-wintering, propagation and breeding. The book also covers pruning, including how to train your Brugmansia into standards. It is beautifully illustrated in full color, with over 110 color photographs.

There is a large section with the latest information on pests and diseases, and their controls.

Also, the most up-to-date information on B. vulcanicola.

My (new) copy was obtained from Amazon for about $12.

When I had a question about the book, Dr. Georg Preissel was quick to respond to my inquiry.

Highly recommended!

Positive Ramnyc On Mar 12, 2004, Ramnyc wrote:

Beautifully written and a great primer for those interested in Brugs and Daturas. Gorgeous photos, clearly captioned.

Positive mystic On Feb 14, 2004, mystic wrote:

When I first started growing brugmansia this book was a life saver. It helped me to classify what each kind was.Full of wonderful information and the pictures are breath taking.

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