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The Color Encyclopedia of Hostas

The Color Encyclopedia of Hostas

by Diana Grenfell, Michael Shadrack
     
 

Hostas are consistently voted the gardener's favorite perennial — their clean lines, sumptuous leaves, and elegant flowers offer great potential for striking specimen plantings and also make them the most accommodating of companion plants. The core of this encyclopedia is a fully illustrated collection of the world's finest hostas. This valuable resource

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Hostas are consistently voted the gardener's favorite perennial — their clean lines, sumptuous leaves, and elegant flowers offer great potential for striking specimen plantings and also make them the most accommodating of companion plants. The core of this encyclopedia is a fully illustrated collection of the world's finest hostas. This valuable resource provides a full description and color photograph for more than 750 plants. Informative sections on hosta classification and botany, gardening ideas, advice on pests and diseases, and a quick-reference list of the best hostas for different purposes add depth to this comprehensive review of the present-day hosta.

Editorial Reviews

Horticulture - Carol Bishop Miller
"Grenfell ... has produced a worthy reference for readers on both continents."—Carol Bishop Miller, Horticulture, December 2005
Chicago Tribune - Beth Botts
"They [the authors] have produced an authoritative guide to the hardy, sturdy plant that nearly everybody seems to have at least a few of (some have hundreds)."—Beth Botts, Chicago Tribune, December 19, 2004
Choice - M.S. Muskiewicz
"This well-illustrated encyclopedia contains color photographs of over 750 of the finest hosta varieties. Grenfell's hostas knowledge and Shadrack's striking photographs combine to make this the definitive volume."—M.S. Muskiewicz, Choice, September 2004

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881926187
Publisher:
Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
8.78(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.29(d)

Meet the Author


Michael Shadrack is a member of the British Hosta and Hemerocallis Society and the American Hosta Society. His interest in photography has led to a library of nearly 3200 hosta images, many of which have been published in books, magazines, and catalogs. He regularly lectures on hostas in Europe and North America.

Diana Grenfell, a co-founder of the British Hosta and Hemerocallis Society, is the author of The Color Encyclopedia of Hostas, The Gardener's Guide to Growing Hostas and The Gardener's Guide to Growing Daylilies. She operates the well-known nursery, Apple Court, at Lymington in Hampshire with her husband, Roger Grounds, author of The Plantfinder's Guide to Ornamental Grasses.

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