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Right Plant, Right Place: Over 1400 Plants for Every Situation in the Garden

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The Indispensable Guide to the Successful Garden. Now comprehensively revised and updated: over 40% of plants are NEW entries; all photographs are NEW; includes more detailed and NEW information — USDA hardiness zones, additional plants of interest, etc; and two completely NEW chapters.

You will find more than 1,470 plants organized by:

GROWING CONDITIONS

Plants that will grow in:

Shallow soils over chalk

Acid soils

Heavy clay soils

Polluted atmosphere

Windswept, seaside sites

Dry soils in hot, sunny sites

Damp and wet soils

Dry shade

Dense shade

PURPOSE

Plants that can be used for:

Ground-cover

Climbers

Hedges

Fillers for crevices in paving

Growing in containers (trees, shrubs and climbers)

APPEARANCE

Plants with:

Variegated leaves

Gray, blue-gray or silver leaves

Red, purple or bronze leaves

Yellow or yellow-green leaves

Decorative, green foliage

Colourful autumn foliage

Aromatic leaves

Ornamental fruit

Ornamental bark and twigs

Flowers suitable for cutting and drying

Fragrant flowers

Winter flowers

Green flowers

'Black' plants

A long, continuous flowering period

Each plant is illustrated with a full color photograph and accompanied by a detailed description of its size, flowering season, needs and care.

Right Plant, Right Place compresses a shelf full of reference books and a pile of seed catalogs into a single comprehensive guide to plant selection.

Synopsis:

The unique reference book that will lead gardeners effortlessly to the plants that will look best and grow best in their own particular garden highlights more than 1,500.

About the Author

Nicola Ferguson was born in 1949 and brought up in Northern Ireland. She has a PhD in psychology, and she has also become an experienced gardener. She now lives with her husband and one daughter in Edinburgh, where they have a north facing, high-walled garden.

Table of Contents

Contents

Metric conversion table

Abbreviations and symbols used in the lists

Introduction

Guide to the lists of plants

Acknowledgements

Lists of plants

Plants suitable for shallow soils over chalk

Plants suitable for acid soils

Plants suitable for heavy clay soils

Plants suitable for dry soils in hot, sunny sites

Plants suitable for damp and wet soils (including plants suitable for shallow water)

Plants tolerant of dry shade

Plants tolerant of dense shade

Shrubs (90 cm/3 ft and over) and trees suitable for windswept seaside gardens

Trees, shrubs and climbers tolerant of atmospheric pollution

Plants suitable for ground-cover

Climbing plants (including shrubs needing support in order to grow upright)

Hedging plants

Trees, shrubs and climbers suitable for growing in containers

Plants suitable for crevices in paving

Plants with variegated leaves

Plants with grey, blue-grey or 'silver' leaves

Plants with red, purple or bronze leaves

Plants with yellow or yellow-green leaves

Plants with decorative, green foliage

Plants with colourful autumn foliage (including plants with evergreen leaves which change colour in late autumn and winter)

Plants with aromatic leaves

Plants with ornamental fruit

Plants with ornamental bark and twigs (including the canes of bamboos)

Plants with flowers suitable for cutting (including flowers or seed-heads suitable for drying)

Plants with fragrant flowers

Winter-flowering plants

Plants with green flowers

Addresses of suppliers

Index of botanical names

Index of common names

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743276504
Subtitle:
Over 1400 Plants for Every Situation in the Garden
Publisher:
Touchstone
Author:
Ferguson, Nicola
Subject:
General
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Garden Design
Subject:
Ornamental Plants
Subject:
General Gardening
Subject:
Plants, ornamental
Subject:
Gardening
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B402
Publication Date:
June 2005
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
10.75 x 8 in 61.04 oz

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