The Complete Guide to Choosing Landscape Plants
Choosing and Planting Garden Trees and ShrubsBook - 2002
These days, there are literally hundreds of thousands of plant varieties available to homeowners. Virtually all of these are available by mail order. But for any given homeowner, there is a much smaller selection of trees, shrubs, flowers, and groundcovers that will actually thrive in the soil and climate conditions present. The Complete Guide to Choosing Landscape Plants is a comprehensive manual that shows readers how to evaluate their soil and site location and then pick plants that will do well with a minimal amount of fuss and bother. This book includes 1,000's of the best plants for hame landscapes, selected for their applicability to the broadest possible range of climate zones. Listings cover the full range of landscape plants, including annuals, perennials, flowering shrubs, groundcovers, trees, and shrubs The book allows readers to select plants that will thrive, no matter what their climactic zone, site particulars, or soil conditions. Also included are 32 pages of Culture and Care information, with content on gardening basics, soil testing, planting, watering, and pest and disease-control.