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The color encyclopedia of hostas

Author: Diana Grenfell; Michael Shadrack
Publisher: Portland : Timber Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This valuable resource provides a full description and color photograph for more than 750 plants, equipping hosta lovers to judge esthetic merit and to choose the right plant for the perfect glaucous blue or a cheerful yellow to light up a dark corner. Informative sections on hosta classification and botany, gardening ideas, advice on pets and diseases and a quick-reference list of the best hostas for different  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Diana Grenfell; Michael Shadrack
ISBN: 0881926183 9780881926187
OCLC Number: 52721020
Description: 407 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Foreword / His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales --
preface & acknowledgements --
ch. 1. Hostas in the wild --
ch. 2. Hostas in the West --
ch. 3. The cultivation of hostas --
ch. 4. Gardening with hostas --
ch. 5. Pests, diseases & other threats to hostas --
ch. 6. Hostas with green leaves --
ch. 7. Hostas with chartreuse, yellow & gold leaves --
ch. 8. Hostas with glaucous blue, blue-gray, blue-green & gray-green leaves --
ch. 9. Hostas with marginally variegated leaves --
ch. 10. Hostas with medio-variegated leaves --
ch. 11. Hostas with streaked, stippled, flecked, marbled, misted & unusually marked leaves --
ch. 12. Hostas for connoisseurs --
Hardiness zone maps --
Appendix 1 : the best hostas for different purposes --
Appendix 2 : where to see hostas --
Appendix 3 : sources for hostas --
Appendix 4 : hosta societies & other resources --
Glossary --
Bibliography --
Index of hosta names.
Responsibility: Diana Grenfell & Michael Shadrack ; foreword by HRH the Prince of Wales.
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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.  Read more...

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