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USA Best Selling Books about Hostas from Amazon USA

Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style
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AHS Book Award winner
 
Rock gardening —the art of growing alpines and other miniature plants in the company of rocks in order to recreate the look of a rugged mountaintop—has been surging in popularity. Time and space constraints, chronic drought in the American West, and a trend toward architectural plants are just a few of the reasons for the increased interest. Rock Gardening brings this traditional style to a new generation of gardeners. It includes a survey of gorgeous rock gardens from around the world, the techniques and methods specific to creating and maintaining a rock garden, and profiles of the top 50 rock garden plants.

List Price: $34.95
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By: Timber Press.   2016-11-16

Mosaic Garden Projects: Add Color to Your Garden with Tables, Fountains, Bird Baths, and More
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“This thorough guide to techniques, tools, and materials is filled with expert tips and tricks. The detailed project instructions will inspire you to make your own mosaicked mark on the landscape.” —Lorene Edwards Forkner, author of Handmade Garden Projects

In Mosaic Garden Projects, artist Mark Brody walks step-by-step through the creation of 25 decorative yet functional projects. With simple ideas like address signs and stepping stones to more complex projects such as an orb fountain, Brody also includes with a primer on the fundamentals of mosaic and information on the range of possible materials. Project templates are included along with instructions on how to scale each project. Mosaic Garden Projects is packed with inspiration that will brighten the garden all year long.

List Price: $19.95
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By: Timber Press.   2015-02-21

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas
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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 for companion plants. Clear cultivation advice is provided, including recommendations for hostas that succeed in challenging environments, such as the warmer regions of the United States. Captivating photographs show hostas up close and in a wide range of different garden situations.
List Price: $49.95
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By: Timber Press.   2010-01-23

The Hostapedia: An Encyclopedia of Hostas
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The Hostapedia by Mark R. Zilis is a large 1125 page hard-bound encyclopedia featuring over 7400 hosta descriptions, A-Z. There are over 1897 color photos. This is the most definitive work on hostas to date. The author is the same who published the very popular Hosta Handbook which is out of print, but continues to be sought after by hosta collectors. The descriptive format for each hosta in this encyclopedia is nearly identical to that of the Hosta Handbook. That is, for each hosta, the following information is included: name, name of hybrid & hybridizer (if known), origin, history, description of hosta (size, coloration, habit, etc), flower, status of availability, author's comments, similar hosta types, significant sports and significant seedlings. This hosta guide is the ultimate guide for anyone interested in hosta information. Published in 2009 by the author's hosta nursery: Q & Z Nursery, INC Cover Price of this book is 79.95. Our Amazon price is 87.95 because Amazon's shipping reimbursement to the seller of 3.99 does not cover the actual shipping cost, packaging for corner protection or insurance & delivery confirmation of this 12 lb book package. Our actual USPS shipping and insurance cost is 8.29 for standard media mail and 15.25 for expedited, ie priority. (Please note that most retail nurseries, including Q & Z the publisher, are charging $12 for media mail shipping per book and you must purchase 2 books.) We've done our best to keep the cost affordable so that Amazon shoppers can find this great book.

Amazon’s Lowest Price: $79.95   
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By: Q & Z Nursery, Inc.   2009

Rock Garden Plants: A Color Encyclopedia
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Baldassare Mineo is owner of Siskiyou Rare Plant Nursery in Medford, Oregon, one of the world's great sources of plants for rock gardens. Mineo's own photographs are supplemented with many by the renowned horticulturist Fritz Kummert. This authoritative includes rare and unusual plants as well as proven, readily available garden performers.
List Price: $59.95
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By: Timber Press, Incorporated.   1999-12

The Book of Little Hostas: 200 Small, Very Small, and Mini Varieties
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Hostas are irresistible. Their sculptural leaves and appealing textures make it difficult to stop at one, and it is easy to fill a garden with them. Help is at hand with this attractive guide to the popular new small hostas that take up less space and are ideally suited to container cultivation. They can be used on their own or with companion plants to make charming displays on the patio, porch, or even windowsill.

Many small hostas are simply scaled-down versions of classic hostas, while others offer distinctly new attributes in terms of color, leaf shape, and patterning. Like full-size hostas, small hostas can be upright, flat, or cascading; there are varieties that are full of substance, and others that are fine and delicate; there are green ones, gold ones, blue ones, variegated ones, and splashed ones. Some are better garden plants than others, and a valuable function of this book is to showcase the very best of the new introductions. Photographs of the hostas in garden settings show how admirably they respond to imaginative display in a wide range of situations including waterside, woodland, and rock gardens.

Beautifully illustrated and highly informative, this handpicked selection of diminutive hostas will inspire hobbyists and gardeners alike and provide inspiration for new planting schemes.

List Price: $27.95
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By: Timber Press.   2010-11-24

If I Were A Tree
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Tree Huggers everywhere will rejoice in this colorful and poetic celebration of the woody-stemmed wonders with whom we share our Earth. In this fourth picture book from Dar Hosta, trees are brought to life with vibrant color and cut paper collages. Gentle verse describes a variety of tree species in all seasons. Hosta pays homage to their importance in our day to day lives and encourages thoughtful readers to imagine how it would be to BE a tree. Includes tree fact page and a diagram of a tree's basic parts.
List Price: $17.95
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By: Brown Dog Books.   2007-05-01

The Rock Garden Plant Primer: Easy, Small Plants for Containers, Patios, and the Open Garden
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It's not necessary to have a traditional rock garden to enjoy rock garden plants. In fact, these colorful, small plants are perfect for the pots, containers, window boxes, and raised beds that are the mainstays of modern gardens.

World-renowned botanist Christopher Grey-Wilson recommends easy-to-grow plants for a variety of garden situations including shade, mixed borders, and patios. Introductory chapters explain how to grow and care for these gardener-friendly plants that are cold-hardy and adaptable. Detailed plant descriptions are based on his personal experience of seeing the plants in the wild and growing them in the garden. Includes excellent photographs to aid in selection and identification.
List Price: $29.95
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By: Timber Press.   2009-09-16

Hostas: An illustrated guide to varieties, cultivation and care, with step-by-step instructions and more than 130 beautiful photographs
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Everything you need to know about hostas at a glance in one handy practical gardening guide. The versatility and beauty of hostas makes them one of the most popular and rewarding foliage plants; with expert advice on selecting varieties, planting and growing, this book will help you to create a wonderful display.

List Price: $9.99
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By: Southwater.   2013-06-15

Nature's Beauty in Applique: Pretty and Practical Projects
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Susan Taylor Propst, best-selling author of Beautiful Blooms and Another Season of Beautiful Blooms, presents a gorgeous new collection of nature-inspired appliqué designs. Discover a stunning array of practical items for gifts and home décor.

  • Choose from nine beautiful small projects--all celebrating nature--with appliqué designs ranging from daffodils and tulips to hostas and ivy
  • Find step-by-step instructions showing how to make place mats, tote bags, carrying cases, a neck-roll pillow, an elegant swan wall hanging, and more
  • Use hand or fusible appliqué; or, make the projects using theme prints or preprinted panels instead
List Price: $27.99
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By: That Patchwork Place.   2012-01-10


 

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