Complete Hydrangeas
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Complete Hydrangeas

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""Hydrangeas have so many winning attributes, it's hard to imagine an easier group of plants to grow, or any other flowering shrubs capable of providing vibrant color for so long a season"" -from the Introduction

The large number of hydrangea cultivars developed in recent years has done much to increase their popularity across North America. Gardeners in colder regions, who...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published March 20th 2007 by Firefly Books
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Glyn Church is a New Zealand horticulturist; she wrote this gem of a reference and made it easy to read. From the history of where hydrangeas come from to their long-lasting color, she covers a wealth of practical insights that are equally valuable whether you are a home gardener or professional landscaper. There are plenty of colorful and concise pictures. Not all hydrangeas thrive in every zone but by tapping into this great source of written listings you are bound to find something to plant i...more
I love Hydrangeas. This book was recommended at my cooperative extension class so I decided to educate myself. Wow, is there a lot to learn, I'm not sure I will ever get it all, but I'm learning more. I found the history of the plant very interesting and informative. (For instance, I had no idea that this plant originated in Asia.) If you love Hydrangeas and are looking to expand your garden, this is a handy and informative book to have on your gardening book shelf. Ever since I visited Cape May...more
I do like this hdyrangea book quite a bit, but find myself more likely to turn to Dirr's book. This has a lot of good information, but my thinking is that Dirr covers my cultivators. This does have a lto of good information and some incredible pictures. The photo of 'Masja' on the back inspired me to seek out and purchase one for my own garden.
it is the addition of ammonium sulfate to your soil that will turn your hydrageas blue. a good, basic book covering types of hydrageas, their cultivation history and complete descriptions of many available cultivars.

added bonus - a nice explanation of scientific names and cultivar names.
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