Petroglyph Press Reprints Gardening Classic

December 2, 2013, 1:43 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 6:55 PM
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Petroglyph Press has reprinted an updated edition of Fortunato Teho’s gardening classic, “Plants of Hawai’i – How To Grow Them.”

First published in 1971, the book was a “home gardener’s bible” for many years and sold more 50,000 copies before going out of print in the 1990s.

Yet the late Mr. Teho’s horticultural knowledge remains as relevant today as when he first began compiling it almost 50 years ago, according to the publisher’s release. New information concerning diseases and pests has been added, along with current, environmentally friendly pest control methods and color photos by award-winning photographer Jack Jeffrey.

An advocate of sustainable farming and backyard gardening, Teho was one of the most influential gardening experts in Hawai’i for more than a quarter-century, said the release. Teho’s newspaper column, radio and TV broadcasts were avidly followed by plant lovers from the 1940s until his passing in 1986.

“Plants of Hawai’i – How To Grow Them” will be available at bookstores and garden centers throughout Hawai’i and at Visit, or call toll-free, 1-888-666-8644.

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