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The Explorer's Garden: Rare and Unusual Perennialsby Daniel J Hinkley
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Dan Hinkley's quest for distinctive plants has led him on expeditions to China, Korea, Nepal, Chile, and remote areas of North America. The Explorer's Garden: Rare and Unusual Perennials presents the most fascinating perennials found during Hinkley's treks around the globe, describes the assets each plant brings to the garden, and explains how it is best cultivated and propagated.
Illustrated with Hinkley's own splendid photographs as well as those of Lynne Harrison, this new paperback edition includes a new preface by the author and a completely updated list of sources for plant material.
The sophisticated gardener is forever in search of distinctive new plants not commonly found in gardens. For these enthusiasts, Dan Hinkley's Heronswood Nursery near Seattle has become a mail-order mecca in recent years, the arrival of its fat catalog an eagerly awaited event. This book describes and illustrates the most interesting perennials Hinkley has encountered in his many travels around the world hunting plants in the wild. All are grown at his nursery.
World traveler Dan Hinkley offers a truly unique combination of experience and as he describes and illustrates the most interesting perennials he has encountered while hunting plants in the wild, all of which are grown at his nursery.
About the Author
An avid plantsperson since youth, Dan Hinkley received his Bachelor of Science in Ornamental Horticulture and Horticulture Education from Michigan State University in 1976 and his Master of Science in Urban Horticulture from the University of Washington in 1985. From 1987 to 1996, Dan taught horticulture at Edmonds Community College, Edmonds, Washington. Dan writes frequently for Pacific Horticulture, The American Gardener, Horticulture Magazine, The Gardener, and Martha Stewart Livingmagazine, and contributes a monthly column to Garden Showcase.
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