The Colorful World of Hydrangeas is a how-to manual for hydrangea lovers. It covers all hydrangea basics including pruning, propagating, drying, fertilizing, watering, growing in containers and prolonging the life of cut flowers.
Helpful lists include the best blues, pinks, whites and purples, the best hydrangeas for cold climates and the best hydrangeas for small gardens. Illustrated with 279 photos, it provides both instruction and inspiration for the home gardener.
Joan Harrison is a freelance writer specializing in gardening topics, particularly hydrangeas. She is a master gardener who has traveled extensively to view notable hydrangea collections around the world including the Shamrock Collection in France, Holehird Gardens in England, and the collection of the Belgian Hydrangea Society in Destelbergen, Belgium. She is the founding president of the Cape Cod Hydrangea Society.