Hydrangeas are known for their long blooming season, easy maintenance, variety of color and shape, and ability to change color depending on soil composition. This practical guide covers every aspect of growing this classic perennial, from selecting a variety suited to your hardiness zone to planting, pruning and maintenance. The author offers a detailed look at an array of hydrangea types, identifying which are best for landscaping or for container gardens, those that produce the best blooms for fresh or dried arrangements, and more.
In addition, she gives an in-depth explanation of how to influence the plant to produce blue, pink, purple or white blooms. Supplemented with more than 250 color photos, this is a comprehensive reference for the home gardener.
Hardcover, 8 1/2" × 9 1/2", 2013.