Hawaii is a perfect place for gardeners: islands where almost any plant will thrive year round. Plants of Hawaii-How to Grow Them explores this verdant environment, examining both ornamental and food plants common to gardens in Hawaii. This easy-to-read book contains a description of each plant and its origins, as well as information about propagation, culture, and pest control. The latest edition of this gardening classic includes a new chapter on Integrated Pest Management, earth-friendly recipes for pest control and a list of gardening resources. New chapters on Hibiscus and Heliconia have been added. Photos by award-winning photographer Jack Jeffrey will enhance the reader's experience. Whether planting ornamentals for artistic expression or enjoying home-grown food for nutrition, sustainability, and economics, let Plants of Hawaii-How to Grow Them be your guide. Many old-time gardeners are familiar with Fortunato Teho's writing. For over a quarter century he was considered one of the most influential gardening experts in Hawaii. The late Mr. Teho's gardening column, radio and TV broadcasts were avidly followed by plant lovers throughout the state from the late 1940s until his passing in 1986. Today, Fortunato Teho's diligent work continues to be recognized as an important resource. The detailed information contained in Plants of Hawaii-How to Grow Them remains relevant and timeless. As befits a classic, the original text has been reproduced with only minor updates to include new information on disease and pest control, and new insights on plant culture and current horticultural practices.
- Publisher : Petroglyph Pr Ltd; 2nd edition (November 1, 2013)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 124 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0912180714
- ISBN-13 : 978-0912180717
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches