Gardening with Hardy Heathers

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  • Author: David Small and Ella May T Wulff
  • Date Pub: 2008
  • ISBN: 9780881927825
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A fascinating account of the unique ecological niche these high-color, low-maintenance garden plants occupy - including their remarkable adaptation to make use of the nitrogen and phosphorus unavailable to most other plants - provides a fitting context for discussion of their specific cultural needs. The detailed selection of cultivated hardy heathers conveniently provides gardeners with the best garden performers while further lists allow them to search for heathers for specific qualities such as heat tolerance, ground cover, or early summer blooming. Design options for displaying heathers at their best in the garden are provided along with advice on spacing, pruning, propagation, pests, and diseases.

In this fascinating and beautifully illustrated work, classic wild-collected cultivars are described alongside the latest introductions to produce an invaluable reference that will inspire heather enthusiasts and gardeners for generations to come. 360 pages, hardcover, 214 color photos, 1 b/w illustrations, 2 charts, 17 maps, 185 x 265 mm

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