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Garden Tool: Books for hosta lovers:

  • Hostas by Rosemary Barrett (Firefly Books, $24.95) is a new book (Feb. 2004) with an emphasis on landscaping with hostas and the best companion plants. Color photographs by Derek Hughes will whet your appetite.
  • The Hosta Handbook by Mark Zilis (Q & Z Nursery, $34.95) describes, in detail, 278 hostas, with over 1,000 receiving mention. Most entries have a color photo. This database-like book also gives cultural requirements and a problem-solving guide.
  • The Gardener's Guide to Growing Hostas by Diana Grenfell (Timber Press, $19.95) reveals everything a gardener needs to know about growing hostas well, including how to propagate. There is a chapter on the best hostas which groups the plants into categories such as 'sun-tolerant', 'blue leaves', and 'fragrant flowers'.

    Season: Summer
    Date: 2007-04-03
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    Garden Tool: Hosta spears are emerging now, promising lush mounds of foliage. According to a poll from the American Hosta Society the top three favorite hosta cultivars are 'Sum and Substance,' 'Sagae,' and 'Great Expectations.' Members pay $25 per year and receive the glossy Hosta Journal filled with color photos, a regular question and answer column and articles on hosta companion plants. To join the society, you can send a check to Sandie Markland, AHS Membership Secretary, 8702 Pinnacle Rock Court, Lorton, VA 22079-3029, or join online at www.hosta.org

    Season: Summer
    Date: 2006-03-01
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    Keywords: Plant and garden societies, Hosta

    Garden Tool:

    Hostas are shade loving foliage plants that thrive in our moist temperate climate. The American Hosta Society is devoted to promoting the genus and introducing new cultivars. Visit their website to read about the most popular hostas and how to grow them to perfection. Membership costs $25.00 per year and includes a fabulous color journal three times a year.

    Season: All Season
    Date: 2007-07-13
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