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4.0 out of 5 stars an informative work but not an encyclopedia, July 22, 2007
This review is from: The Color Encyclopedia of Hostas (Hardcover)
The author makes a concerted effort to bring to you the vast numbers of hostas available today in a concise way. The book is designed to assist you in finding the hosta that best suites your needs. It does not meet the definition of an Encyclopedia, the species and cultivars are not arranged alphabetically, however in alphabetical order by the way they look, an informative work but not an encyclopedia. So the name of the book is yet another marketing ploy. For me, I can only use the book by way of index. It does have some information that's hard to find elsewhere. They make a darn good hit at getting info on some of the best hostas available and some that are barely available. It is not a five star book but it is a solid four star. The pictures woo the ladies but men want content, we know that a hosta may only look that way for one week in spring.
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Initial post: Apr 13, 2008 3:57:42 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 13, 2008 4:18:35 PM PDT
yinny ree says:
"The pictures woo the ladies but men want content, we know that a hosta may only look that way for one week in spring."
What kind of a remark is that??? Does he take us women as complete fools? (rhetorical question - obviously he does!) It's hard to take someone's review seriously when they show this kind of poor judgment.

As to the arrangement of the plants, I think this is a fine way of doing it - if you're looking for a hosta of a certain color to complete your landscape, you can look in that color section (the colors are defined broadly enough that you should be able to find the right chapter) or if you are looking for a specific hosta, you can look it up in the index. Seems very flexible to me.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 13, 2008 3:13:12 PM PDT
fatal_degree says:
I am always stunned when I encounter such troglodytic attitudes. To state, point of fact, that women on a whole care nothing for content, only for pretty pictures!?! This male must have been under a rock for quite a few decades. May the Women of my generation, and all those to follow, make sure to bury misogynistic attitudes like that beneath our feet where they belong. And plant a VERY big tree over them so as to keep them buried there!
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