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Encyclopedia of Hydrangeas [Hardcover]

D.M.Van Gelderen , C.J.Van Gelderen
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15 Sep 2004
Famed for their durability, beauty, and diversity, hydrangeas are enjoying a renaissance in today's gardens. These classic garden shrubs provide bold color --- from pink to purple, blue to white --- in midsummer to midautumn, when few other plants are in bloom. Many hundreds of dramatic species, hybrids, and horticultural selections are available to the enthusiast to fill every possible niche in the garden. For the first time, a thorough encyclopedia shows in full color the range of flowering treasures available. With complete information on cultivation, propagation, and pests and diseases, The Encyclopedia of Hydrangeas promises to help every discerning gardener ensure planting success. Lavishly illustrated with approximately 800 photographs, the concise descriptions present more than 1000 hydrangea species, subspecies, varieties, and cultivars. All types of hydrangeas are included, from blousy mopheads to delicate lacecaps, from oakleafs to climbers. This incredible resource provides gardeners with the tools needed to discover the many true gems in this lovely group of plants.

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  • Hardcover: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Timber Press (15 Sep 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0881926221
  • ISBN-13: 978-0881926224
  • Product Dimensions: 28.5 x 22.6 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 188,219 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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C. J. 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 is the principal author of several books on trees and shrubs. 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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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enthralled a lifetime hydrangea grower 14 Jun 2010
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Bought this for my father's 96th birthday. He has grown hydrangea's all his life. He was enthralled, and has hardly stopped talking about the details, even discovered that he has been using the wrong names for varieties that he had grown for many years.
If you want deep knowledge about hydrangeas this seems to be a very good reference.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive 26 Oct 2010
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This Encyclopedia of Hydrangeas is written by father and son team who own and run a 140 year old nursery in the Netherlands, and who have also written books on each of maples, conifers and rhododendron.

The brief opening section discusses the name of the genus Hydrangea, Distribution of the Genus, Hydrangea Collections, the Flower Colour and what causes its change on different soils and dispelling a few myths in the process. Also covered are: Moisture and Hardiness, Pruning, Pests and diseases, Propagation, Hydrangeas in the Garden, Dried Flowers, Leaves for Tea or Medicine, Taxonomy, Synopsis of the Genus Hydrangea and Nomenclature. All of this is covered succinctly in the first 25 pages. The book also includes a section on Genome Size in Hydrangeas, a list of Hydrangea names for which no description could be found, References (bibliography) and indices.

The bulk of this publication however is devoted to the plants, around 220 pages cover over 1,000 species, subspecies, varieties and cultivars. The descriptions are illustrated with around 800 photographs in full colour. The descriptions are brief yet clear, and the corresponding photographs appear on the same page as the descriptions. Arranged loosely by species or group such as species Hydrangea, Hortensia (mopheads), lacecaps and more, the vast array of photographs clearly illustrates the diversity within the genus, from some of the more subtle species to the blousy mopheads, as well as the interesting foliage of possessed by Hydrangeas.

This is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the genus Hydrangea, updating some of the information in Haworth-Booth's monograph of 1984, and far more comprehensive than other recent publications.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hydrangea Mania 26 Oct 2010
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Great book. Well illustrated. Very pleased having just started
to make a collection of Hydrangeas. Worth every penny. Would
definitely recommend this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hydrangea 101 21 Jun 2011
By flowergirl - Published on Amazon.com
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In preparation for hosting my garden club friends and teaching them about growing hydrangeas, I decided to research the subject extensively. This book is very thorough in covering the classes of hydrangeas, and contains many hints and tips on growing them successfully.
4.0 out of 5 stars Expected more .. 16 April 2014
By Lorna - Published on Amazon.com
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Great book. Wished their was more info for each variety. Does not say for any variety what zone hardy they are. Very brief on the description of plant. Was hoping for more information on each variety considering the books title is "encyclopedia of hydrangeas" has 500 varietys, but only 200 varietys have pictures of the actual plant. The other 300 just have a brief description with no picture. But seller was great..came fast..packed great , nice and safe.
3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I was expecting 15 Oct 2013
By KJoy - Published on Amazon.com
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Thought is would have a little more info on actual growing and caring for the plants but is really just a huge book of each plant type.
Nice book and good pictures, but not what I really wanted.
5.0 out of 5 stars Heavenly Hydrangeas 12 Jun 2013
By Walckin' - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is a very technical and in-depth publication exclusively on Hydrangeas. It goes into great detail about the species and how the actual variety was gotten. It is not a book for the quick lookie-see reader at all. The section about care, plant environment and blossom colour is very well written and easy to comprehend even for those that do not have Hydrangeas as their specialty. The photograhs of each plant are superior and very true to colour. They do not appear to be "photoshopped" to enhance colour etc. I find the book fascinating and gave it as a gift to a woman who calls her gardens "Hydrangea Heaven." And this book is the one for you if you are in her league.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 7 Feb 2013
By Monika Meier - Published on Amazon.com
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A great help for all Hydrangeas Lovers, wonderful Photographs and descriptions. An must have if you love these wonderful Plants
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