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The New Encyclopedia Of Hostas

Author : Diana Grenfell
ISBN : 9780881929607
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 73.4 MB
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Fully revised and updated with the best new cultivars The lush, sculptural hosta is loved by gardeners for its ability to both combine well with other plants and project a strong presence when planted alone. The New Encyclopedia of Hostas—the second edition of Diana Grenfell and Michael Shadrack's classic work—provides growth and cultivation information for seven hundred cultivated hostas. Detailed, easy-to-read descriptions include growing tips, recommendations for landscape use, and suggestions for companion plants. Clear cultivation advice is provided, including recommendations for hostas that succeed in challenging environments, such as the warmer regions of the United States. Captivating photographs show hostas up close and in a wide range of different garden situations.
Category: Gardening

The Hostapedia

Author : Mark R. Zilis
ISBN : 0967944015
Genre : Hosta
File Size : 34.11 MB
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Since the formation of the American Hosta Society in 1968, not only have the numbers of hostas increased but their quality and the widespread interest in them has reached unprecedented heights. Zilis describes every hosta that he has encountered over the past thirty years, providing a must for every collector, nurseryman, and gardener.
Category: Hosta

The Color Encyclopedia Of Hostas

Author : Diana Grenfell
ISBN : 0881926183
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 50.70 MB
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The core of this encyclopedia is a fully illustrated collection of the world's finest hostas, with a full description and color photo for each of 750 plants.
Category: Gardening

The Hosta Handbook

Author : Mark R. Zilis
ISBN : 0967944007
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 73.92 MB
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The Hosta Handbook provides a comprehensive review of 278 horticulturally significant types of hostas, with over 1,300 more briefly described. Other chapters include the history of hostas, taxonomy of the genus Hosta, how to grow, propagate, hybridize & select mutants & a practical hosta "problem solving guide". The Hosta Handbook can be thought of as a field guide to hostas & is meant to be carried around in the garden. It will prove useful to the most experienced hosta aficionado, as well as beginners, enthusiastic gardeners, nurserymen & taxonomists alike.
Category: Gardening

Timber Press Pocket Guide To Hostas

Author : Diana Grenfell
ISBN : 088192847X
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 77.53 MB
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Boasting diverse leaf shape, size, color, and texture, it is no wonder that hostas continue to reign as the most popular perennial plants in North America. Not only are they the supreme plant for shade, but they also can be used in the landscape either as striking specimen plantings or as accommodating companion plants. Few pests bother them, and little maintenance is required, making hostas even more attractive to busy gardeners. Each year a staggering number of new hostas are introduced. To assist gardeners and landscapers in selecting the right hosta for a particular situation, veteran plantswoman Diana Grenfell has teamed up with distinguished photographer Mike Shadrack in selecting 280 of the best hostas. Ranging from tried and true favorites to cutting edge newcomers bursting with potential, each plant has been handpicked for its superb performance in the landscape. An additional 545 hostas are briefly mentioned.
Category: Gardening

The Book Of Little Hostas

Author : Kathy Guest Shadrack
ISBN : 9781604690606
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 77.85 MB
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Hostas are irresistible. Their sculptural leaves and appealing textures make it difficult to stop at one, and it is easy to fill a garden with them. Help is at hand with this attractive guide to the popular new small hostas that take up less space and are ideally suited to container cultivation. They can be used on their own or with companion plants to make charming displays on the patio, porch, or even windowsill. Many small hostas are simply scaled-down versions of classic hostas, while others offer distinctly new attributes in terms of color, leaf shape, and patterning. Like full-size hostas, small hostas can be upright, flat, or cascading; there are varieties that are full of substance, and others that are fine and delicate; there are green ones, gold ones, blue ones, variegated ones, and splashed ones. Some are better garden plants than others, and a valuable function of this book is to showcase the very best of the new introductions. Photographs of the hostas in garden settings show how admirably they respond to imaginative display in a wide range of situations including waterside, woodland, and rock gardens. Beautifully illustrated and highly informative, this handpicked selection of diminutive hostas will inspire hobbyists and gardeners alike and provide inspiration for new planting schemes.
Category: Gardening

Glorious Shade

Author : Jenny Rose Carey
ISBN : 9781604698060
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 56.58 MB
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“A practical guide to maintaining a shade garden with a useful calendar of seasonal tasks, plant directory and inspiring design ideas.” —Gardens Illustrated Shade is one of the most common garden concerns homeowner’s have, but with the right plant knowledge, you can learn to embrace shade as an opportunity instead of an obstacle. In Glorious Shade, Jenny Rose Carey celebrates the benefits of shade and shows you how to make the most of it. This information-rich, hardworking guide is packed with everything you need to successfully garden in the shadiest corners of a yard. You'll learn how to determine what type of shade you have and how to choose the right plants for the space. The book also shares design and maintenance tips that are key to growing a successful shade garden. Stunning color photographs offer design inspiration and reveal the beauty of shade-loving plants.
Category: Gardening

Hosta One

Author : Laurence C. Hatch
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 52.4 MB
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The portable on all cell phones, tablets, book readers, and computers, covering the best 1000+ Hosta cultivars.
Category: Gardening

An Encyclopedia Of Shade Perennials

Author : Wolfram George Schmid
ISBN : 0881925497
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 32.93 MB
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An encyclopedic reference on shade perennials provides information on more than 7,000 species and cultivars in 184 genera, including practical growing tips and chapters on soils, watering, fertilizing, and types of shade.
Category: Gardening

Rhs What Plant Where Encyclopedia

Author : Royal Horticultural Society
ISBN : 9781409353201
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 70.94 MB
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Now available in PDF RHS experts make it easy to find the perfect plant for every site Whether your garden is stuck in shade or scorching in the sun, RHS What Plant Where Encyclopedia is the go-to guide for making the most of your garden. Solve your garden problems with simple steps to assess your site and soil and then use the at-a-glance classification guide and photos to choose from over 2,000 plants. Landscape your garden with tips for creating stylish beds or borders and inspirational planting "recipes". Plus, a section on fragrant or colourful plants helps transform your garden into your own Eden. RHS What Plant Where Encyclopedia is the indispensible guide to perfect planting.
Category: Gardening

A Z Encyclopedia Of Garden Plants

Author : Christopher Brickell
ISBN : 1405332964
Genre : Plants, Ornamental
File Size : 47.66 MB
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The ultimate gardening reference- two volumes covering everything you need to know to keep your garden flourishing, from the experts at the RHS. Choose the plants you want for your garden and learn to position and care for them properly with the new edition of this perennial favourite. Detailed profiles of 15,500 garden plants- from new and exotic varieties to garden favourites, provide all the guidance you need. Draw on authoritative, expert advice from Britain's leading horticulturists on cultivation, beating pests and diseases and creating outstanding displays. Includes a special section on how to use colour and in-depth features on the most popular plants such as lilies and hostas.
Category: Plants, Ornamental


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ISBN : STANFORD:36105122345403
Genre : Academic libraries
File Size : 68.74 MB
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The New Garden Encyclopedia

Author : Edward Loomis Davenport Seymour
ISBN : UOM:39015048407715
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 70.36 MB
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Shadows And Light

Author : Robert Zimmer
ISBN : 1519640994
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File Size : 76.86 MB
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Hostas provide gardeners with so many excellent plant characteristics that make them invaluable in the landscape. These plants also provide exceptional color, pattern, texture, form, substance, as well as long-lasting beauty, versatility and relative ease of care. I've titled this book 'Shadows and Light' for many reasons. Hostas have definitely come out of the shadows over the past few decades as new trends in hybridization have resulted in a stunning new generation of hostas that only superficially resemble their commonly grown ancestors. A new spotlight shines on these dramatic plants and there appears to be no limit to what we'll be graced with as hosta breeding continues to showcase new trends and characteristics.More than a hosta encyclopedia, my aim is to showcase the features of many of my favorite hostas and express my undying love for these incredible beauties in a way never seen before.I hope you enjoy this collection of beautiful plants and information as I showcase a love affair with hostas.

New England Gardener S Handbook

Author : Jacqueline Heriteau
ISBN : 9781591865445
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 80.5 MB
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New England Gardener's Handbook is written by popular gardening experts who include their collective wisdom in one complete guide for New England gardeners. In addition to the hundreds of hardy plants in eleven different plant categories, there are monthly to-do calendars assisting gardeners with the proper care and timing for everything from planting to pruning. Full-color photos for each plant and helpful illustrations and charts make this an easy-to-use resource for all New England gardeners with expert advice for home gardeners in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Category: Gardening