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Hydrangeas: A Gardener's Guide (Revised Edition)

By Toni Lawson-Hall and Brian Rothera

First-rate ... [a] definitive and irresistible tribute to one of America's favorite shrubs.

Publishers Weekly

Beautifully illustrated with over 130 color photographs, this new, revised edition of the classic text on hydrangeas shows the enormous possibilities offered by the plants, describing 20 new cultivars not in the original edition. The first section provides information on natural history, cultivation, and propagation; the second section describes 100 cultivars, including salient characteristics and even leaf and sepal outlines. The information is highly readable, yet full enough to be used as a guide to identification. It's easy to see why the book is a classic, and no hydrangea enthusiast will want to be without this new, expanded edition.

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Media reviews

"Valuable."

—Verlyn Klinkenborg, New York Times

"The book is full of great photographs and discusses propagation, hydrangeas as potted plants, drying the flowers, and lists a full description of the cultivars and species."

—Linda Cobb, Spartanburg Herald-Journal

"First-rate ... definitive and irresistible tribute to one of America's favorite shrubs."

Publishers Weekly

"The photographs in superb color of species and cultivars are well-taken, and make it easier to understand the difference, often subtle, of the multitude of cultivars available."

—John E. Bryan, Gardening Newsletter

About the authors

Toni Lawson-Hall

Toni Lawson-Hall is a hydrangea aficionado who, with Brian Rothera, built up the National Hydrangea Collection in England. Together they wrote the first edition of Hydrangeas, and Toni has fully revised and extended the work in this new edition.

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Brian Rothera

Brian Rothera is a hydrangea aficionado who, with Toni Lawson-Hall, built up the National Hydrangea Collection in England.

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