John Whittlesey is a nurseryman, garden designer and landscape contractor.
"Whittlesey reveals the diversity of this genus--a few can even take woodland shade." --The New York Times
"This title will do much to help new gardeners get a sense of [salvias] breadth and diversity...very attractive, showing that it is possible to produce stylish books that will also be the best sources for hard information on their subjects for years to come." --Gardens Illustrated "Visual and informational candy for people who are passionate about plants." --Akron Beacon Journal "A book that belongs in the library of all who are interested in this fascinating genus." --The Plantsman "A visual treat and quick reference." --Los Altos Town Crier "Offers expert guidance." --California Bountiful "The images throughout are superb...this book is a good horticultural selection of some of the more recently cultivated salvias." --The Garden "All four are attractively designed, accessible, with excellent photography and clear typography. The authors clearly know their stuff, and write well...these books serve as a wide view into narrow subjects in an engaging and attractive way." --Transatlantic Gardener "The Plant Lover's Guide to Salvias by John Whittlesey not only is a lavishly photographed, well-organized resource about the Salvia genus but also a lovely coffee table book that may inspire anyone who opens its pages to spend time in the garden." --Flowers by the Sea