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Publisher Comments:

Ketzel Levine writes about plants with the authoritative background of a botanist, the cheeky style of a woman whose VW bears the bumper sticker QUESTION AUTHORITY!, and an unabashed love for her favorite flowers. This collection of plant profiles draws from her popular weekly column in The Oregonian, and is illustrated with Renee Eisenbarts lush watercolor paintings. Ketzel has selected 100 plants that thrive in the Pacific Northwests mild soggy winters and temperate dry summers—although we are not labeling this a Northwest plant book. (These plants will work elsewhere, of course, but the hardiness limitations will limit their successful planting in places where winters are long and cold.)

What appeals to Ketzel are the unusual, the undervalued, the intoxicatingly fragrant, and those special plants that enslave the gardener with their singular beauty. In other words, the plants she profiles in this book are the ones that she recommends for your garden. So, whether it is clematis cirrhosa (sounds like "feminist mimosa") or ophiopogon (rhymes with "sophie showed logan") or thalictrum (rhymes with "I licked ‘em"), these plants grow well and show off something special in their particular seasons.

The book will be organized by season, and each plant will be listed by its Latin name. A prominent box will furnish such details as pronunciation key, common name, basic needs, growing tip, and worst enemy. The profiles offer botanical information, occasional stories from the garden, and always a sense of enthusiasm for what makes this plant so special.

Synopsis:

Known as "The Doyenne of Dirt" on NPR's "Weekend Edition", Ketzel Levine has a national reputation for unabashed gardening advice. Drawn from her popular column in The Oregonian, here are Levine's 100 recommendations for the best perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees. With gorgeous watercolor illustrations of every plant, this book constitutes the ultimate gardener's shopping list! Levine reveals what's so special about her picks, along with advice on how to keep them happy. So whether it is clematis cirrhosa (sounds like "feminist mimosa") or ophiopogon (rhymes with "sophie showed logan"), these plants are the best of the best, served up with a whole lot of attitude.

Synopsis:

This collection of plant profiles draws from the author's popular gardening column and is illustrated with Rene Eisenbart's lush watercolor paintings. Ketzel has selected 100 plants that thrive in the Pacific Northwest's mild, soggy winters and temperate, dry summers, though readers anywhere can appreciate the beauty of the images and her practical advice. Organized by season, the book includes each plant's Latin name, common name, basic needs, growing tips, and worst enemy. The profiles offer botanical information and stories from the garden, delivered with Ketzel's trademark style and enthusiasm.

About the Author

Both Ketzel Levine and artist René Eisenbart live in Portland, OR.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781570615139
Author:
Levine, Ketzel
Publisher:
Sasquatch Books
Illustrator:
Eisenbart, Rene
Author:
Eisenbart, Rene
Author:
Levine, Ketzela
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Regional - General
Subject:
Landscape plants -- Northwest, Pacific.
Subject:
Gardening : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.76x6.52x.65 in. .93 lbs.

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Product details 224 pages Sasquatch Books - English 9781570615139 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Known as "The Doyenne of Dirt" on NPR's "Weekend Edition", Ketzel Levine has a national reputation for unabashed gardening advice. Drawn from her popular column in The Oregonian, here are Levine's 100 recommendations for the best perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees. With gorgeous watercolor illustrations of every plant, this book constitutes the ultimate gardener's shopping list! Levine reveals what's so special about her picks, along with advice on how to keep them happy. So whether it is clematis cirrhosa (sounds like "feminist mimosa") or ophiopogon (rhymes with "sophie showed logan"), these plants are the best of the best, served up with a whole lot of attitude.
"Synopsis" by , This collection of plant profiles draws from the author's popular gardening column and is illustrated with Rene Eisenbart's lush watercolor paintings. Ketzel has selected 100 plants that thrive in the Pacific Northwest's mild, soggy winters and temperate, dry summers, though readers anywhere can appreciate the beauty of the images and her practical advice. Organized by season, the book includes each plant's Latin name, common name, basic needs, growing tips, and worst enemy. The profiles offer botanical information and stories from the garden, delivered with Ketzel's trademark style and enthusiasm.
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