Perfect Plants for Every Place - Gardening Book
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Perfect Plants for Every Place
Choosing the best plants for your garden
by Susan Berry and Steve Bradley
96 pp, 11 X 8 1/2; paperback.
The wonderful thing about gardens is that each is unique. It is also true that every gardener has a different set of conditions to work with; the combination of factors such as lighting, climate, and soil composition will greatly influence which plants can grow successfully in a given garden. The creation and maintenance of any garden is expensive, so it is important to carefully consider which plants will thrive in a specific garden before making any purchases. Perfect Plants for Every Place is a wonderful guide that clearly defines which perennials, shrubs, and other plants are wise investments for a wide variety of gardens.
Perfect Plants for Every Place is divided into six general sections: dry sun, shade, acid soils, chalk soils, clay soils, and moisture-loving plants. Each section is organized alphabetically and includes all trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials, and climbers that will thrive under each set of conditions. Each individual entry includes an identifying color photograph, a description of the plant, instructions for planting and cultivation, and advice on propagation, pests, diseases, and cures. Each chapter ends with an additional list of plants that will grow successfully under a given set of conditions, and, where relevant, provides useful information on bulbs and roses.