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Hydrangeas are one of the most popular flowering shrubs in the world. With many species native to North America and dozens of hardy hybrids developed over the years, there is an overwhelming range of plants to choose from. Here is practical, expert advice for the American gardener looking to add brilliant color and show-stopping blooms to a garden. This comprehensive guide covers the early history of hydrangeas, wild species and cultivated forms -- including many North American species and American-bred hybrids -- and lists the most popular varieties. It also includes: a section on the widely sought-after, versatile and hardy climbing hydrangeas advice on planting, cultivation, and propagation how to prune hydrangea use in garden design how to care for cut blooms for long-lasting beauty growing in containers affecting bloom color -- from the pinks to the blues how to choose the best plant for the site information on rare species for the enthusiast and the daring. With more than 100 stunning, full color photographs and a list of over 125 recommended species and hybrid hydrangeas for various situations and uses, Hydrangeas is a beautiful, comprehensive guide to these favorite flowering shrubs.

Paperback: 96 pages

Publisher: Firefly Books (March 3, 2001)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1552095215

ISBN-13: 978-1552095218

Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 0.2 x 10.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces

Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #1,491,209 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #120 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Flowers > Roses #185 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Shrubs

This is a terrific little inexpensive book on hydrangeas. It was published in 2001/2002 by a New Zealand horticulturist. The pictures are luscious and most are labeled with specific variety names. However, this is not just a coffee table book. It contains easy to understand, accurate information on growing hydrangeas. The chapter on pruning is excellent and includes a section on pruning tree form hydrangeas. I would highly recommend this book.

This is a wonderful and inexpensive book with many beautiful pictures and lots of useful information on hydrangeas. I will reference this book over and over.

Every page has color pictures on it. The bulk of the book describes each variety of hydrangea. There's a little info on planting.

I loved this beautiful book. In addition to gorgeous pictures and practical advice for the home gardener, the author adds some interesting history about hydrangeas. If you love hydrangeas, this is a lovely little book at a great price.

Gorgeous pictures and detailed pictures, well-written and expert text. Was going to give it as a gift - but couldn't part with it! Only wish I had lots of space to plant lots of hdrangeas.

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