- Gebundene Ausgabe: 208 Seiten
- Verlag: Timber Press (15. Mai 2005)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0881927023
- ISBN-13: 978-0881927023
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 22,9 x 2,1 x 15,2 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 566.894 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Heucheras and Heucherellas: Coral Bells and Foamy Bells (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 15. Mai 2005
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Whatever your soil type and sun exposure, with the help of this book, you'll be able to find the perfect heuchera or heucherella. -- Jean Starr Munster (IN) Times 20050505 [Heims and Ware] recount the wild life of Heuchera, tracing how the 36 species, 37 subspecies, and two natural hybrids... were developed into the garden luminaries they are today, with a salute to the breeders who revolutionized the plants' characteristics. -- Ilene Sternberg Wilmington News Journal 20050519 They suggest ways to combine them with yellow, silver, and bronze companions, use them in floral arrangements, woodland or dry gardens, and in the winter garden. -- Ilene Sternberg Wilmington News Journal 20050519 This book provides detailed background on the history of this striking plant. This fascinating account also provides an extensive listing of hundreds of choice selections and hybrids available commercially, as well as practical chapters on garden care, propagation, and design uses. Perennial Plant Association Newsletter 20050620 This book will increase the popularity of these plants that deserve to be grown and enjoyed. The photographs are superb, and every aspect of the plants' culture is covered. -- John E. Bryan Gardening Newsletter 20050729 This detailed and lavish book is an exceptional guide to these popular flowers. -- George Cohen Booklist 20050315 I thought I had every heuchera known to mankind, but this book has 116 pictures of assorted heucheras. -- Dulcy Mahar Oregonian 20050707 A gem of a book and one that will be treasured by serious plantspeople. -- Patricia A. Taylor Trenton Times 20050925 Written in a breezy style, this book informs and delights. Biology Digest 20060101 Delivers in revving up the engines of an avid gardener and delivers substance, too. -- Chuck Robinson Kansas City Gardener 20060801
Few perennials have undergone as dramatic a makeover as heucheras (coral bells) and their hybrids with tiarellas (foamflowers), the heucherellas (foamy bells). Thought of as 'a marginalized group of grandmother plants' less than 20 years ago, these plants are now among the most popular in nurseries around the world. The book's primary feature is its extensive listings of the choice selections and hybrids available commercially. Practical chapters on garden care, propagation, and design uses round out this fascinating account. Gardeners looking for the drab and colourless need not trouble themselves with this book. Those who want to take a magical mystery tour into a world of silver, garnet, purple, black, and ruby-red, however, are invited along for the ride of their lives.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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This is a truly wonderful resource for fans of these plants. The first part of the book has over 50 pages filled with multiple color photos on each page, of every kind of Heuchera or Heucherella you might want to know about. This is great for getting a glimpse of some of the newer varieties that haven't reached our local nurseries yet, and for comparing the subtle and not so subtle variations in their foliage, flower, and habit. I haven't found any Heucheras that are available to me that are not covered in this book, and he covers a lot that I haven't seen yet.
The text which comes after the truly awe-inspiring array of photos in the beginning is helpful and interesting. He gives a lot of background information that the average home gardener might skip over (history, propagation, how they are named and botanically classed), but that I personally found fascinating.
He also gets right to the meat of the matter in his discussions of pest problems and how to solve them, how to combine some of the outrageous foliage colors found in Heucheras and Heucherellas with other garden plants, and how to design with them and use them successfully in the garden.
There is also a reference portion where he discusses each plant and variety, its parentage and what that tells us about what they like in the garden, and describes many varieties in great and useful detail.
I have been waiting for a book on Heucheras for a really long time, and I am so glad that this one was so well worth the wait.