The Explorer's Garden: Shrubs and Vines from the Four Corners of the World
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He currently gardens at Windcliff, their home in Indianola, Washington, on five acres of high bluff overlooking Puget Sound. Hinkley's fascination with plants goes back to his childhood in Michigan, where he studied horticulture before moving west to Washington to earn his master's degree. Founder of the original Heronswood Nursery in Kingston,
SciTech Book News 20091201 . -- Mary-Liz Shaw Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 20090621 Hinkley traps us with his eloquent, spot-on descriptions as cleverly as a Dutchman's pipe bloom lures, traps, then releases its pollinators. Hinkley addresses his plant-collection procedures and standards to assure readers he's taken pains to avoid introducing pests, diseases or invasive species. -- Kathy Huber Houston Chronicle 20090711 What sets Dan apart from the crowd is his understanding of how to grow plants well. His careful observations of plants in the wild give this book an edge and provide us with a better understanding of how to cultivate
A book to treasure. R. Haworth This is Dan's second book on the Explorer's Garden Series. A great read, giving his perfect experiences on the way plants grow in their native lands and how he discovered them growing, often up banks or cliffs.His masterful prose is a delight to read, many fine details emerge of his worldly travels. Extremely well documented are his chapters in this book; whereby he takes a genus and gives you wonderful information on it. Take for example his thoughts on the shrub- viburnum; a great lot of info is given in this chapter and the reader comes away, actually blown away . "The explorer's Garden" according to Satoshi Yamaguchi. Very impressive and suggestive book to hobby gardener and professional horticulturist.Every reader become aware of how so plentiful attractive plants are living on this earth.To draw them into the garden from secret forest, desert, sea shore etc for our enjoyment is well done by this book.. winnie winnie1 I have read many, many gardening/garden books. I read them for informational purposes, or to learn a specific talent that I need for my personal garden. As I knew of Heronswood Nursery, I decide to purchase this book, having read through one of the catalogs several years ago.I rush to this book as soon as I get home. Then I sit down in my most comfortable chair, and I am instantly transported to parts of the world I can only imagine. I know many of these plants, although I don't grow them in my yard. Now I feel as if I know each plant intimately. The scope of inform
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.