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Color Encyclopedia of Hostas

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ISBN-10: 0881926183

ISBN-13: 9780881926187

Edition: 2004

Authors: Diana Grenfell, Mike Shadrack

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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.
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/15/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 408
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.180
Language: English

He is a freelance cameraman and television trainer working with International Training and Television Consultancy. He is ex-Chairman of the Guild of Television Cameramen and former Head of Cameras at Television South West.

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.

Foreword
Preface & Acknowledgements
Hostas in the Wild
Hostas in the West
The Cultivation of Hostas
Gardening with Hostas
Pests, Diseases & Other Threats to Hostas
Hostas with Green Leaves
Hostas with Chartreuse, Yellow & Gold Leaves
Hostas with Glaucous Blue, Blue-Gray, Blue-Green & Gray-Green Leaves
Hostas with Marginally Variegated Leaves
Hostas with Medio-Variegated Leaves
Hostas with Streaked, Stippled, Flecked, Marbled, Misted & Unusually Marked Leaves
Hostas for Connoisseurs
Hardiness Zone Maps
The Best Hostas for Different Purposes
Where To See Hostas
Sources for Hostas
Hosta Societies & Other Resources
Glossary
Bibliography
Index of Hosta Names