Hostas

Hostas

by Diana Grenfell
     
 

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Most plants that thrive in dark places are themselves dark. Not hostas—they display many shapes, sizes, and shades of greens, blues, and yellows, and make garden statements ranging from subtle and delicate to strikingly bold. Use the full range of hostas to provide dramatic architectural and sculptural interest to any shady space. A list of recommended species

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Most plants that thrive in dark places are themselves dark. Not hostas—they display many shapes, sizes, and shades of greens, blues, and yellows, and make garden statements ranging from subtle and delicate to strikingly bold. Use the full range of hostas to provide dramatic architectural and sculptural interest to any shady space. A list of recommended species and cultivars for every problem area comes with a guide to all aspects of cultivation and care

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This volume makes what once seemed to be bourgeois little clumps of greenery suddenly look charming and handsome. (Maybe seeing a photo of them alongside a stream in their native habitat helped.) Grenfell provides expert advice on cultivation, propagation, and garden uses of the hosta as well as an A-Z plant directory listing some 400 cultivars and forms. Includes a brief history and botany of the plant, information about hosta collections around the world, and information about exhibiting and showing hostas, with superbly detailed color photos. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780304362882
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/1902
Series:
RHS Wisley Handbooks
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.30(d)

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