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BY BRUCE ZIMMERMAN

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The Hosta Handbook can be purchased by calling
Toll Free - 1-800-528-2909.

The retail price is $34.95 US plus postage
The Rumor is that there is a new Hosta Book in the works by Mark Zilis


A feature in this 3rd edition is the many quotes from a few perennial lovers including myself. 
e.g.. Heuchera (Coral Bells) ‘Chocolate Ruffles’ 
“The two-toned leaves create depth, shadow and, with even a light breeze, movement in your garden!” 
- Bruce Zimmerman, Zone 6
 Salvia (Perennial Salvia, Sage) argentea
“Coarse-textured; don’t even try to blend or soften this in-your-face plant. Use it as a focal point!” 
- Bruce Zimmerman
2003 Edition
Even Better Than the Old One
With 100 Best Plants for the Ontario Garden, veteran gardening columnist Steve Whysall  has collected a comprehensive list of good garden performers, complete with 100 photographs. These are plants that are easy to find and care for, look good not for one month, but for most of the year.
Jumbo Book of Gardening
Written by Karyn Morris
Illustrated by Jane Kurisu
Finally a good Canadian children's gardening book
The complete organic guide for every budding gardener.
Great step by step pictures & good plant information. 
Good step by step pictures. Covers ground covers as well as turf grasses. Good information on controlling weeds & repairing dead spots. A good plant list & where they will grow.
I will be adding this book to my library. Includes knowing when to pick your harvest & good vegetable profiles. Good information on storage. From Storey Books by Edward C. Smith
These Bahco PX and PXR Pruners will not be available until Fall 2001. 
Don’t buy another pruner until you can get one of these custom fitted to your hand.    Bruce
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