Hydrangeas for American Gardens (Hardcover)
Cultivate Hydrangeas to Add Elegance and Serenity to Your Garden
Originating in East Asia and then spreading to Europe, most gardening books in English on the hydrangea were written with Europe's climate in mind. Yet over the years, the hydrangea has become a beloved classic in American gardens--and, given its unique qualities, with good reason: flowering shrub enthusiasts love the iconic beauty and variety of their long-lasting blooms, as well as their ability to thrive in a wide range of environments. Nationally-recognized horticultural scholar, expert, and writer Michael A. Dirr has written the definitive guide to cultivating hydrangea, providing guidance for gardeners with a variety of experience.
Author of over 300 articles popular and scientific articles, and seven books on trees, shrubs, and plants of woody landscapes, Dirr offers practical "hands-in-the soil" advice based on years of experience and research.
Using this book you can learn how to:
- Plant, prune, and care for a wide variety of hydrangea
- Guard against pests and disease
- Propagate and breed.
Placing the right hydrangeas in the appropriate setting will create beauty around your home, and the process of doing so will enhance your appreciation of space and tranquility.