Synopses & Reviews
Passionate gardeners in cooler climates struggle year after year to overwinter their gorgeous tropical plants. Our new paperback edition is the answer to their problem — practical advice for achieving the tropical look in a temperate garden. The authors, who both live and garden on Long Island, New York, reveal the secrets to creating a lush, flamboyant landscape. Separate chapters cover such topics as principles of design and maintenance, proper plant selection, container gardening, and overwintering. Fantastic color photography throughout will inspire gardeners in even the hardiest zones. With the help of this book, an impressive tropical garden is within any gardener's reach.
"Touching on everything from principles of design and maintenance to proper plant selection and overwintering, this book ensures that an impressive tropical garden is within everyone's reach."
—Rainy Side Gardeners, May 8, 2006 Rainy Side Gardeners
"Read this book to figure out how to use tropical plants as a major design element in your garden, creating a lush, exotic enviornment."
—Elizabeth Licata, Buffalo Spree, April 2006 Buffalo Spree
"Whether creating a jungle paradise with ... striking contrasts in size and color, planting a container for mixed varieties to drop into an existing landscape, punctuating an entrance, or framing a view, readers will find this an inspiring guide for building that lush look."
—Sandra J. Sandefur, Perennial Notes, Winter 2006
". . . an engagingly written handbook - covering everything from design to plant selection to winter maintenance - that will help anyone who wants to create a convincing and pleasurable tropical look in their own northerly back-yard."
This indispensable reference reveals secrets every gardener needs to know to easily create a lush tropical garden outside of a tropical environment. It details over 500 tropical and subtropical plants that will survive and thrive in cooler climates. Full color.
About the Author
Susan A. Roth is an award-winning writer and photographer. She cultivates her own eclectic garden in Stony Brook, New York.Dennis Schrader is on of the foremost experts on tropical plants in the Northeast. He co-owns and operates Landcraft Environments, a wholesale greenhouse in Mattituck, New York.