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Subtropical and Dry Climate Plants: The Definitive Practical Guide


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Climate change, the need to conserve water, the desire for more exotic and dramatic plants — all of these are prompting gardeners to seek out interesting new plants that thrive in subtropical or dry climates and microclimates. This book offers expert guidance and sensible advice on a wide range of plants — native to California, Florida, Australasia, South America, South Africa, Turkey, and the Mediterranean region — that can be successfully cultivated in many regions of North America and Europe. A general introduction offers advice on choosing and designing with these plants, with particular emphasis on hardiness and overwintering in cooler climates. An A-Z plant directory profiles over 1000 plants, and there are useful lists of plants for different situations.

Book News Annotation:

Offering a wide range of plants, this encyclopedia presents the gardener with the many genuses that can be used in these special climates. Brief descriptions of each include information about cultivation. The volume is oversized (8.75x11.25") and well illustrated with color photos, many from the plant's native habitat. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

Martyn Rix has travelled widely around the world, collecting and photographing plants, and has been involved with designing and planting gardens in California, Bermuda, the Virgin Islands, Turkey, France, and Italy. He has worked for the Royal Horticultural Society at their Wisley headquarters, and co-authored many books with Roger Philips, including The Botanical Garden (vols 1 and 2), Indoor and Greenhouse Plants, Shrubs (the "Garden Plant" series), The Random House book of Herbs for Cooking, Ultimate Guide to Roses, and Perennials (vols 1 and 2). At present Maryn is working at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew as editor of Curtis's Botanical Magazine.

Product Details

The Definitive Practical Guide
Timber Press
Rix, Martyn
Ornamental Plants
Tropical plants
Arid regions plants.
Gardening-Landscape and Design
Edition Description:
Hardback - With dust jacket
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
8.5 x 11 in

Related Subjects

Home and Garden » Gardening » Landscape and Design
Home and Garden » Gardening » Tropical Gardening
Home and Garden » Gardening » Zone and Climate Specific
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General

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