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Hollies for Gardeners

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Christopher Bailes, Hollies for Gardeners, 2006, Timber Press, Inc. 288 pages, 156 color photos, 4 color drawings, 7 × 9, hardcover. This delightful, beautifully illustrated and informative book looks at hollies from a gardener’s perspective. It begins with an overview of the genus Ilex that looks at the adaptability and geographic range as well as the diversity of the species. It continues by looking at the many ways holly can be used in the garden and discusses cultivation, propagation, and pests and diseases. The book’s directory of plants includes old and new species and cultivars with precise and useful descriptions that provide cultivation and hardiness requirements, size, shape, growth rate, and color of foliage and fruit. This book will inspire gardeners to discover how hollies, old and new, can enhance their gardens and landscapes. #033 on order form.


 

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Hollies A Gardener's Guide

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“Hollies: A Gardner's Guide” ed. Janet Marinelli, Plants & Gardens, Brooklyn Botanic Garden Record, 49(2), Summer 1993. 96 pages, 70 color plates. This is an excellent handbook designed for the novice and active gardener alike. It provides information on cultivation, propagation, pests and diseases, and landscaping with holly. A section on hollies for the home garden describes species and interspecific hybrids that are most commonly available along with recommended uses, cultural requirements, and popular cultivars of each. Lists of recommended hollies by region are also included. This book is an excellent companion piece to the one below. Price is $8.95 for Holly Society members, $10.35 for nonmembers, or $5.00 per copy for quantities of 10 or more. #027 on order form.


 

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Hollies for the Landscape in the Southeast

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Ken Tilt, David Williams, Willard T. Witte, and Mary Kathryn Gaylor, Hollies for the Landscape in the Southeast, 1995. 39 pages, 70 black and white photos. This Extension bulletin is designed to offer the home gardener, holly enthusiast, and nursery and landscape professional a condensed but comprehensive view of hollies suitable for southeast landscapes. It briefly addresses history, distribution, landscape uses, cultural practices, propagation, and pests of hollies. Pictures illustrate various species and interspecific hybrids available in the nursery trade. Appendices list suitable pollinators for a variety of hollies, arboreta containing specimen hollies, and holly sources. In spite of its emphasis on hollies suitable for the southeast, this book contains so much useful information that it would serve anyone interested in holly as a useful reference. It is a good companion piece to the book above. Price is $5.50 per copy. #029 on order form.


 

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Hollies: The Genus Ilex

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Fred C. Galle, Hollies: The Genus Ilex, 1997, Timber, Press Inc. 585 pages, 214 color and 78 black and white photos, 123 line drawings, 8½ × 11, hardcover. The first definitive work in English, this book is an authoritative reference on hollies. It includes detailed chapters on folklore, nomenclature, botany, cultivation, hybridizing, orcharding, landscaping, pests and diseases, and decorating with holly. Its encyclopedia of species and cultivars lists all known hollies and describes many of the more than 800 species covered, including 780 evergreen and 30 deciduous. Its appendices include lists of holly sources, arboreta and collections, and breeders and introducers. By far the most comprehensive book on hollies ever written, Hollies is interesting to read and an unparalleled reference. Price is $59.95 per copy for Holly Society members or $67.95 for nonmembers.
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