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Re: Which book should I buy?

George Schmid's book is excellent for understanding relationships among
Hostas.  The only bad thing is that there have been so many new cultivars
developed since the book was written, and so there is no info on those.  It
is, however, very thorough and detailed and well worth having if you are a
real enthusiast.  As long as you are looking at the Timber Press catalogue, I
would highly recommend Botany for Gardeners if you want to understand more
about plants in general. It might take some time to "wade through", depending
on how much you already know or remember from school, but it is an excellent
Bev Stegeman
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