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Plantiful: Start Small, Grow Big with 150 Plants That Spread, Self-Sow, and Overwinter

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Publisher Comments:

Whoever coined the phrase "money doesn't grow on trees" must not have been a resourceful gardener. While we may not be able to harvest physical money, with the right plants and techniques gardeners can rely on nature to give itself away for free.

Plantiful shows you how to have an easy, gorgeous garden packed with plants by simply making the right choices. Kristen Green highlights plants that help a garden quickly grow by self-sowing and spreading and teaches you how to expand the garden and extend the life of a plant by overwintering. The book features plant profiles for 50 self-sowers (including columbine, milkweed, and foxglove), 50 spreaders (such as clematis, snow poppy, and spearmint), and 50 plants that overwinter (including lemon verbena, begonia, and Chinese hibiscus). Additional gardening tips, design ideas, and inspirational photos will motivate and inspire gardeners of all levels.

Review:

"The fascination of Green's first book is the sense that it brings into order a chaotic landscape half-seen but never attended to. Consider the tall Verbena bonariensis with its seemingly fragile, slender, 3 — 5 — ft. stalks, the delicate bundles of purple blossoms that crown them, the butterflies they attract. This book prompts appreciation of the plant, and imparts knowledge of how to control ('edit') it. Plants that are self-starters tend to show up in gardens, highway medians, and all manner of other locales. Self-seeders come back again and again, which can be wonderful and terrible. The challenge for the gardener is keeping them in check. This book — generous with color photographs and helpful tips and tools — lends the right eye and the technical expertise to that end. The book equips the gardener to understand what, in her garden, she is looking at, and then, understanding, she can organize and tame it and see it again, as if for the very first time." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Kristin Green is the interpretive horticulturist at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, a non-profit public garden on the Narragansett Bay shore. In addition to assisting with garden design, plant propagation, editing, and maintaining the gardens, she contributes to Blithewold’s garden blog and leads tours and workshops. Kristin writes a regular garden column called Down To Earth, and her writing has been published in People Places Plants and Fine Gardening. She lives in Bristol, RI.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781604693874
Author:
Green, Kristin
Publisher:
Timber Press (OR)
Subject:
General Gardening
Subject:
Gardening : General
Subject:
GARDENING / Techniques
Subject:
GARDENING / Ornamental Plants
Subject:
Gardening-Landscape and Design
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20140131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9 x 8 x 0.5 in

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Product details 224 pages Timber Press (OR) - English 9781604693874 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The fascination of Green's first book is the sense that it brings into order a chaotic landscape half-seen but never attended to. Consider the tall Verbena bonariensis with its seemingly fragile, slender, 3 — 5 — ft. stalks, the delicate bundles of purple blossoms that crown them, the butterflies they attract. This book prompts appreciation of the plant, and imparts knowledge of how to control ('edit') it. Plants that are self-starters tend to show up in gardens, highway medians, and all manner of other locales. Self-seeders come back again and again, which can be wonderful and terrible. The challenge for the gardener is keeping them in check. This book — generous with color photographs and helpful tips and tools — lends the right eye and the technical expertise to that end. The book equips the gardener to understand what, in her garden, she is looking at, and then, understanding, she can organize and tame it and see it again, as if for the very first time." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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