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Hostas (Paperback)

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Paperback 144 Pages / Published: 25/08/2005
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Hostas are a hardy, versatile garden perennial. Their infinite variety of leaf colour, size and texture combined with their ease of cultivation, makes hostas the perfect plant for gardens of all types and sizes. This book introduces modern, busy gardeners to the charms of this beautifully diverse plant. Topics covered are: Discovery and development; Species; Cultivation; Propagation; Landscaping with hostas; Colour selection for borders and beds; Growing hostas in containers; Ideal garden settings; Water features; Good companions; and A-Z catalogue of hosta varieties. The growing popularity of hostas can be credited to their colourful beauty, longevity and ability to grow just about anywhere. With over 200 colour photographs and 170 species and cultivars described, this book is a beautiful introduction to this plant. This book is created for Firefly Books by the renowned New Zealand packager and publisher David Bateman and it features 200 colour photographs by Derek Hughes.

Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781552978863
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 581 g
Dimensions: 250 x 190 x 12 mm
Edition: Reprint ed.


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A loving look at a garden staple... endless ideas for that shady spot in your garden.
Hundreds of vibrant photos... helpful information about propagation, color selections, container planting, and companion plants.
Revel in the luscious images... We especially commend Hostas as an inspiring picture album showing the most appealing Hosta selections.
Range of ideas and plans for different types of gardens, from large woodland expanses to small shade and container gardens.--Jane Gadd"Globe and Mail" (06/04/2004)
Guides readers through the limitless variety... excels with its clear concise format, detailed descriptions, and superlative color photography.--Carol Haggas"Booklist / RBB" (03/15/2004)
Informal, almost chatty, tone... valuable resource for anyone like myself who has a large area of deep shade.--Karin J. Shank"E-Streams" (07/01/2004)
Make it easy on yourself. Learn everything you need to know about choosing and growing hostas from Rosemary Barrett.--Connie Krochmal "BellaOnline "
Clear and plentiful instructions about how to propagate and cultivate hostas and what other plants make good companions. Hundreds of vibrant photos... helpful information about propagation, color selections, container planting, and companion plants. Revel in the luscious images... We especially commend Hostas as an inspiring picture album showing the most appealing Hosta selections at their best.
The book provides pictures of many varieties, which shows both their color and their setting in the garden.--Linda Hutchinson"Pasadena Star-News" (08/14/2004)
Great landscaping ideas for many different types of gardens... will inspire gardeners everywhere.--Patty Jessome"Edmonton Sun" (05/29/2004)
A general interest book, written in an informal, almost chatty, tone... a valuable resource for anyone like myself who has a large area of deep shade in their yard... recommended for any public library.--Karin J. Shank"E-Streams" (07/01/2004)
Guides readers through the limitless variety and versatility of each plant... excels with its clear concise format, detailed descriptions, and superlative color photography.--Carol Haggas"Booklist / RBB" (03/15/2004)
A range of ideas and plans for different types of gardens, from large woodland expanses to small shade and container gardens.--Jane Gadd"Globe and Mail" (06/04/2004)
A good guide to have on hand... larded with photos of a great number of varieties... mini-catalogue of hosta varieties.--Mary Anne Beaudette"Kingston Whig-Standard" (05/22/2004)
The beauty and versatility of hostas comes through big time here... All in all, a useful, handsome book.--Kym Pokorny and Dianna K. Colvin"Portland Oregonian" (11/25/2004)

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