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Il Libro delle Ortensie e dell Idrangee [The Book of Hortensias and Hydrangeas]

By: Eva Boasso Ormezzano(Author), Dario Fusaro(Illustrator)
678 pages, colour photos
Il Libro delle Ortensie e dell Idrangee [The Book of Hortensias and Hydrangeas]
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  • Il Libro delle Ortensie e dell Idrangee [The Book of Hortensias and Hydrangeas] ISBN: 9788894412628 Edition: 2 Paperback Oct 2019 In stock
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Language: Italian

Widespread in the gardens, rooted in our memory and so integrated into the landscape that familiarity with their presence leads us to consider them spontaneous: hortensias and hydrangeas. Cared for in the gardens and parks of old villas or forgotten around the farms, with their soft colours, they are witnesses of ancient traditions. The dazzling colours of the new selections amaze us with their liveliness and endurance, affirming the genetic potential of these shrubs and the abilities of hybridizers.

Although believed to be Italian, hortensias and hydrangeas are alien species that landed on the continent only a little over two centuries ago.

From the collaboration between a naturalist, an expert hydrangea collector, and a photographer specialized in the portrait of greenery, this book accurately describes and illustrates more than 600 hortensias and hydrangeas, down to the level of species, varieties and cultivars. Comparing the works of the most famous scholars from the beginning of the eighteenth century to today, the book frames the genus Hydrangea from a historical point of view and aims to bring order to the complex and controversial classification. Complete with over 1000 synonyms, a glossary and a bibliography. The new edition has been enriched with other varieties, curiosities and cultivation tips to get the best results from these colourful bushes.

Summary in Italian:
Diffuse nei giardini, radicate nella nostra memoria e così integrate nel paesaggio che la familiarità con la loro presenza ci induce a ritenerle spontanee: le ortensie e le idrangee. Curate nei giardini e nei parchi di vecchie ville oppure dimenticate intorno ai poderi, con i loro colori tenui, sono testimoni di antiche tradizioni. Le tinte smaglianti delle nuove selezioni ci stupiscono per vivacità e tenuta, affermando la potenzialità genetica di questi arbusti e le capacità degli ibridatori.

Nonostante siano ritenute nostre, le ortensie e le idrangee sono presenze aliene sbarcate sul continente solamente da poco più di due secoli.

Dalla collaborazione tra una naturalista, esperta collezionista di ortensie e un fotografo specializzato nel ritratto del verde un'accurata ricerca che descrive, grazie anche ad un ricco corredo fotografico, più di 600 tra ortensie e idrangee, declinate in specie, varietà e cultivar. Confrontando i lavori dei più noti studiosi dall'inizio del 700 ad oggi, il libro inquadra dal punto di vista storico il genere Hydrangea e si propone di mettere ordine nella complessa e controversa classificazione. Corredato da oltre 1000 sinonimi, un glossario e bibliografia. La nuova edizione arricchita di altre varietà, curiosità e consigli di coltivazione per ottenere i migliori risultati da questi variopinti cespugli.

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By: Eva Boasso Ormezzano(Author), Dario Fusaro(Illustrator)
678 pages, colour photos
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