Author(s): Glyn Church
""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 could not grow these brilliant bloomers, now have many choices available. Today there are new super-hardy, dwarf and compact varieties; new colors; and new forms of these satisfying plants.
Glyn Church celebrates these developments in this comprehensive guide. Illustrated with lush color photographs on every page, Complete Hydrangeas features: More than 230 recommended clones, cultivars and related plantsThe latest developments in hybridizationPlanting, pruning, pests and propagationChoosing the best plant for the locationSpecial advice on growing red, pink and blue bloomsUsing hydrangeas in garden designCompanion plantingsGrowing in containersCaring for cut blooms, and enjoying hydrangeas in the home.
The author's advice, guidance and enthusiasm will have readers enjoying these show-stopping blooms in their own gardens.
I treasure Complete Hydrangeas because of my own love for these blowsy beauties.--Mary Fran McQuade"Vaughan Today" (12/12/2008)