Synopses & Reviews
This accessible guide identifies the best evergreens for landscaping purposes, including how they can be used to best effect as borders, hedges, living fences, privacy screens, or to block unsightly views. Detailed entries for more than 80 speciesfrom conifers and broadleaf evergreens to deciduous and semi-evergreen shrubsdescribe each plants size, shape, color, flower (if applicable), light and soil requirements, and hardiness zones while color photographs show each evergreen integrated into the landscape to help gardeners, homeowners, and landscape designers select the perfect evergreen for the right spot and use.
"Specifically, this volume answers one of the most challenging and common questions each of us has in making a garden: how to block out unwanted views, whether merely the compost heap or a whole roadside boundary." Margaret Roach, editorial director, Martha Stewart Living
"Offers an incredibly wide array of useful and inventive information in a beautifully written and lavishly illustrated book." Bernadette Castro, commissioner and state historic preservation officer, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
About the Author
Vincent A. Simeone is the director of Planting Fields Arboretum state historic park in Oyster Bay, New York. He is a lecturer, teacher, horticultural consultant, and the author of Great Flowering Landscape Shrubs, Great Flowering Landscape Trees, and Wonders of the Winter Landscape. He lives in Oyster Bay, New York. Bruce Curtis is a photographer whose work has appeared in Time, LIFE, and Sports Illustrated magazines. His photography appears in many books, including Great Flowering Landscape Shrubs, Kids' Container Gardening, and Wonders of the Winter Landscape. He lives in Roslyn, New York. Margaret Roach is the editorial director of Martha Stewart Living. She lives in New York City. A. Wayne Cahilly is a horticulturist at New York Botanical Garden. He lives in Dumont, New Jersey.