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Encyclopedia of Hydrangeas

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By: CJ Van Gelderen and DM Van Gelderen

280 pages, 790 col photos

Timber Press

Hardback | Aug 2004 | #147752 | ISBN: 0881926221
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Famed for their durability, beauty and diversity, hydrangeas are enjoying a resurgence in gardens. With complete information on cultivation, propagation and pests and diseases, this book promises to help every discerning gardener ensure planting success. All types of hydrangeas are included, from blousy mopheads to delicate lacecaps, from oakleafs to climbers.

This magnum opus is illustrated with almost 800 photographs and detailed descriptions of over 1,000 hydrangeas. -- Paul E. Rogers Worcester Telegram and Gazette 20040923 Those with a passion for, or wishing to know all there is to know about this genus, will find such a sum a very worthwhile investment as every known aspect of the culture is covered in great depth and is very well written. -- John E. Bryan Gardening Newsletter 20041028 This book is a marvelous resource that encourages gardeners to discover the many gems in this lovely group of plants. -- Sarah Robertson Albany Democrat-Herald 20041211 Remarkable. -- Sarah Robertson Eugene Register-Guard 20041208 The hydrangea devotee will delight at discovering the astounding variety and beauty of hydrangeas available, done justice by the book's plentiful color photos and detailed descriptions. -- Valerie Easton Horticulture 20050113 This reference guide is a valuable tool for selection and identification, as well as a beautifully photographed review of more than 1,000 species, subspecies, varieties and cultivars. -- Mary Ann Fink St. Louis Post-Dispatch 20041113 Encyclopedia of Hydrangeas is the ultimate authoritative book for this beloved, colorful, blooming addition to many gardens. -- Joanne S. Carpender National Gardener 20050202 Those with a passion for, or wishing to know all there is to know about this genus, will find [this book] a very worthwhile investment, as every known aspect of the culture is covered in great depth. -- John E. Bryan Gardening Newsletter 20050209 This resource would prove useful both to casual gardeners and serious botanists. -- R. L. Krajewski Choice 20050225 The wonderful thing about this book on hydrangeas is the huge number of species and cultivars covered, each with a goodly amount of descriptive material. This is like a huge candy store, each picture tempting you into searching for this plant. -- Dorothy Rodal Hardy Plant Society of Oregon Bulletin 20050329 Concise and extremely informative entries on the history, taxonomy, and general cultivation of the genus. -- Dan Hinkley Pacific Horticulture 20050412 The smitten will welcome this compendium of solid information and luscious photographs. -- Diane M. Calabrese American Reference Books Annual 20050511 This resource provides gardeners with the tools needed to discover the many true gems in this lovely group of plants... written for connoisseurs and beginning gardeners alike. Michigan Gardener 20050506 It is an important resource for the plant collector as well as the gardener who wants to learn more about the latest forms of the genus. [This book] should be in every serious gardener's reference collection. -- Rosemarie Papayanopulos Long Island Horticultural Society Journal 20050913 Combined with recommendations based on the authors' experience in their family-run nursery, this resource provides gardeners with the tools needed to discover the many true gems in this lovely group of plants. Fort Bend Lifestyles & Homes 20050201


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Biography

Cor van Gelderen works in the family nursery, Firma C. Esveld in Boskoop, one of the world's great specialist nurseries, famous for its conifers, maples, rhododendrons, and other woody plants. D. M. van Gelderen was the principal author of Maples of the World and Conifers, The Illustrated Encyclopedia, both published by Timber Press. His family nursery, Firma C. Esveld in Boskoop, is one of the world's great specialist nurseries, famous for its conifers, maples, rhododendrons, and other woody plants. Among the awards D. M. van Gelderen has received in recognition of his contributions to horticulture are the Gold Veitch Memorial Medal of the Royal Horticultural Society and the Dutch Dendrological Society's Silver Doorenbos Medal. In 2000, he was named 'Officer in the Order of Oranje Nassau' by Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, in recognition of his work for the Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society and his contribution to horticultural literature.

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