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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.
A presentation of the author's choice of some of the most interesting perennials that he has found in the wilds (like China, Korea, Nepal, and Chile). Here are his observations on choice plants, grouped by families, that may not be easily available but with a little extra effort can be found. He may tell of the excitement of first encountering a plant in its native habitat — he is certain to offer useful advice on the assets each plant brings to the garden and how it is best cultivated and propagated.
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.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 367-368) and index.
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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