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This book by a founding member of the British Hosta and Hemerocallis Society takes a historical approach. Ms. Grenfell traces the introduction of hostas from Japan through Macao to Europe two hundred years ago, detailing the work of nineteenth and twentieth century botanists on the genus, and tracing the sequence of extraordinary mistakes and coincidences which have caused such havoc in hosta nomenclature. There are full and detailed descriptions of the species and a listing and descriptions of more …

Geared for professional perennial growers, this updated reference helps growers fight the most important factors leading to plant loss: insect and mite pests and diseases. The destructive pests are each given a chapter, with headings covering identification, life stages, monitoring, and controlling each species of each pest. Similar chapters do the same for diseases—with disease updates from the U.S. and international markets added. The lists and descriptions of beneficial organisms have been …
Amazon / Chicago Review Press
Price: 84.37 $

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, …
Amazon / Brand: Timber Press
Price: 79.51 $

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 …
Amazon / Timber Press
Price: 62.57 $

God almighty first planted a garden: and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures. --Sir Francis Bacon National surveys show that gardening has become the most popular, least exclusive hobby nationwide. From the balconies of Manhattan to the patios of Malibu to the backyards of Chicago, anybody with a few square feet of earth is doing their best to make their little corner of the world more gracious and beautiful. And the best thing is, you really don t have to be born with a green thumb to give …
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Octavo, 2001, PP.600, This Edition Covers Plants Mostly Not in the Later Book From Zilis Titled Hostapedia, OUT OF PRINT GUIDE TO HOSTA PLANTS, GROWING REQUIREMENTS, IDENTIFICATION; COMPLETE CULTURAL CONDITIONS AND DISEASE IDENTIFICATION …
Amazon / Brand: Q n Z Nursery Inc
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The first complete classification for the genus, this labor of love reflects the author s long fascination with hostas. All hostas known at the time of writing are detailed, including practical information on growing. This book is only available through print on demand. All interior art is black and white. …
Amazon / Brand: Timber Press
Price: 48.52 $

In his Field Guide to Hostas Mark Zilis takes the mystery out of selecting, growing, breeding, and propagating hostas. Through photos, measurements, and comments he describes the 272 most important hostas in existence. This guide does not stop at describing varieties. It delves into topics of interest to hosta growers such as nomenclature, taxonomy, history, and hostas in the wild. All these features along with a thorough discussion of problems faced by hosta growers and the value of various trees, …
Amazon / A to Z Perennials Inc
Price: 44.95 $

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 …

Just as exciting and interesting to me over the past few years as growing massive specimen hostas in the garden has been experimenting with using hostas in containers of all types. While this may not be the traditional way to grow and garden with hostas, growing these plants in containers and combining them with an assortment of other garden treasures opens up the world of hostas to a whole new audience of potential hosta fans. This book is not a horticulture lesson in hostas, nor is it a technical …

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 …
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Price: 29.56 $

If you ve ever wondered about the people and places immortalized in plant names, this enlightening and entertaining book will provide some answers. Legends in the Garden introduces 46 people and places — some familiar, others unknown — associated with popular garden plants. Rosa Burbank honors Luther Burbank, the plant wizard of Santa Rosa. John Champneys and Philippe Noisette, key figures in the development of the rose, gave their names to R. Champneys Pink Cluster and R. Blush Noisette. But …
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The Gardener s Guide to Growing Hostas is both a full and wide-ranging study of the genus by one of the world s leading hosta growers and also a practical guide for gardeners and collectors. The book features a wealth of essential advice on cultivation, propagation and garden uses and an extensive A-Z plant directory listing over 400 cultivars and forms. Committed enthusiasts will enjoy the brief history of the hosta, the botany of the hosta and information about hosta collections all over the world …

HOSTA: It is difficult to find a garden that is without this versitile East Asian native. Lush foliage in diverse colors, heights and textures, coupled with its ability to excel in deep shade have captured gardeners hearts everywhere. Shade Loving Hosta Stained Glass. Beautiful sport of Hosta Guacamole. The leaves are gold-centered with irregular dark and light-green margins. Unequaled for their beautiful foliage, low care, and many landscape uses. Hosta provide bright color in the shade with handsome, …
Amazon / Hirts: Hosta
Price: 14.99 $

HOSTA: It is difficult to find a garden that is without this versatile East Asian native. Lush foliage in diverse colors, heights and textures, coupled with its ability to excel in deep shade have captured gardeners hearts everywhere. Add a little funky, fun to your hosta collection with Hosta Curly Fries. Miniature hostas are quite the rave for collectors, Hosta Curly Fries stands 6 inches tall and up to 16 inches wide. The lavender flowers stand 16 inches tall in midsummer. Whats so funky, fun …
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Price: 9.99 $