Timber Press Pocket Guide to Hostas
One of the most important reference books a gardener can own.
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Boasting diverse leaf shape, size, color, and texture, hostas are the supreme plant for shade. This guide features 280 of the best new and old hostas, each handpicked by veteran plantswoman Diana Grenfell for its superb performance in the landscape. The descriptions include botanical details to aid in plant identification and selection, succinct cultivation notes, and brief comparisons to 545 similar and related hostas. Fabulous photographs by Michael Shadrack accompany the descriptions. Gardeners will find this a practical reference for taking to the nursery or garden center and a valuable complement to the authors' comprehensive Color Encyclopedia of Hostas.
- Format: Flexibind
- Pages: 212 pp.
- Book dimensions: 5¾ x 8¼ in. (210 x 145 mm.)
- Images: 298 color photos, 2 maps
- ISBN-10: 088192847X
- ISBN-13: 9780881928471
- Product code: 682847
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"One of the most important reference books a gardener can own."
—Jill Sell, Cleveland Plain Dealer
"This compact book by Diana Grenfell and Michael Shadrack describes 280 old and new cultivars, with ample advice for selecting and caring for them."
—Beth Botts, Philadelphia Inquirer
"I would certainly recommend this book for those, like me, who have been severely bitten by the hosta bug."
—Taffy Turner, Washington Gardener