Hydrangeasby Daria Price Bowman
From the exquisite lacecaps to the blowzy mopheads, the hydrangea is enjoying a renaissance among American gardeners. This volume showcases the vast array of the hydrangea's charms: its legend and lore including the mysteries of its colors; varieties that climb or grow in containers; the range of species, from wild to oak-leaf to Sargent. In addition, you'll learn how best to dry hydrangeas, how to make the most prudent cut, what other plants make the "best neighbors"even how best to accent them with garden structures and trees. Complete with a list of display gardens and sources, no other book pays homage to the lasting contribution and lush blooms of these treasured garden plants. 9 X 9.
- Friedman, Michael Publishing Group, Incorporated
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- 9.38(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.62(d)
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It's a nice book that is geared towards color gardening. This makes sense as Ms Bowman is a landscape architect in New Hope, PA. The problem is that since it was written in 1999 it is rather old and the colours are basically white red (pink) and of course the beloved blue. The other varieties like the multicolour LA Dreaming or Everlasting http://www.bhg.com/gardening/trees-sh... But she does break down the whitest of whites, the creams, and the blue-est of blues which is what most really want. I found the horticultural information fine and very helpful.