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Heucheras and Heucherallas By Dan Heims

Heucheras and Heucherallas by Dan Heims

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Few perennials have undergone as dramatic a 'makeover' as heucheras (coral bells) and their hybrids with tiarellas (foamflowers), the heucherellas (foamy bells). This title provides background on the wild species of Heuchera, and also tells how these plants were developed into the garden stars.

Heucheras and Heucherallas Summary

Heucheras and Heucherallas by Dan Heims

Few perennials have undergone as dramatic a 'makeover' as heucheras (coral bells) and their hybrids with tiarellas (foamflowers), the heucherellas (foamy bells). Drawn mainly from diminutive forest-dwelling species with small white flowers and unremarkable foliage, these woodlanders and crevice dwellers are now among the most popular plants in nurseries around the world. Dan Heims and Grahame Ware not only provide background on the wild species of Heuchera, they also tell how these plants were developed into the garden stars they are today, with an appreciative nod to the breeders who revolutionized the plants' characteristics. The book's main feature is extensive listings of the choice selections and hybrids available commercially; practical chapters on garden care, propagation, and design uses round out this fascinating account. Gardeners looking for the drab and colorless need not trouble themselves with this book - the first ever on these striking plants.

Heucheras and Heucherallas Reviews

Whatever your soil type and sun exposure, with the help of this book, you'll be able to find the perfect heuchera or heucherella. -- Jean Starr Munster (IN) Times 20050505 [Heims and Ware] recount the wild life of Heuchera, tracing how the 36 species, 37 subspecies, and two natural hybrids... were developed into the garden luminaries they are today, with a salute to the breeders who revolutionized the plants' characteristics. -- Ilene Sternberg Wilmington News Journal 20050519 They suggest ways to combine them with yellow, silver, and bronze companions, use them in floral arrangements, woodland or dry gardens, and in the winter garden. -- Ilene Sternberg Wilmington News Journal 20050519 This book provides detailed background on the history of this striking plant. This fascinating account also provides an extensive listing of hundreds of choice selections and hybrids available commercially, as well as practical chapters on garden care, propagation, and design uses. Perennial Plant Association Newsletter 20050620 This book will increase the popularity of these plants that deserve to be grown and enjoyed. The photographs are superb, and every aspect of the plants' culture is covered. -- John E. Bryan Gardening Newsletter 20050729 This detailed and lavish book is an exceptional guide to these popular flowers. -- George Cohen Booklist 20050315 I thought I had every heuchera known to mankind, but this book has 116 pictures of assorted heucheras. -- Dulcy Mahar Oregonian 20050707 A gem of a book and one that will be treasured by serious plantspeople. -- Patricia A. Taylor Trenton Times 20050925 Written in a breezy style, this book informs and delights. Biology Digest 20060101 Delivers in revving up the engines of an avid gardener and delivers substance, too. -- Chuck Robinson Kansas City Gardener 20060801

About Dan Heims

Since 1974, Dan Heims has been deeply involved in horticulture. He is currently the president of Terra Nova Nurseries, a company noted for its many new plant introductions. Dan's articles and photography have appeared in a number of gardening magazines - including American Gardener, Garden Design, and Horticulture. He has taught horticulture courses, distributed and sold exotic plants, and runs his own "design and build" landscape business. Dan's perennial breeding programs have produced many international gold and silver medal winners. He has spoken around the United States and in Japan, England, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Tasmania, Australia, and Canada. He hosted a weekly gardening show on radio KKSN in Portland and has appeared on American, Swedish, and British television. Dan's garden has been featured in Sunset Magazine, Organic Gardening, and Better Homes and Gardens. Dan is currently working on a book of horticultural humor. He considers himself to be the original "hortiholic." Though a great deal of his time is spent traveling, Dan is quick to say, "The more I travel, the more I stay in Portland, Oregon. I love my life here." He spends his free time with his family and as a professional photographer, puts in many hours snapping images of his beloved friends, family, plants, and travels. Dan resides in Portland, Oregon. Grahame Ware is a freelance writer and broadcaster for Canadian radio, television, and print media. A lifelong gardener, he is a trained horticulturist and has used heucheras extensively for over a decade in his, as well as his clients', gardens. He lives in a log and straw bale home that he designed and built with his partner, Jan, outside of Vernon, British Columbia.

Additional information

GOR002441308
9780881927023
0881927023
Heucheras and Heucherallas by Dan Heims
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Timber Press
2005-04-01
208
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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