Synopses & Reviews
Gardening is now the favorite leisure pastime in America. Homeowners are realizing the health benefits derived from gardening and the increase in their home's property value. This book contains easy-to-use advice on the top landscape plant choices. It also recommends specific varieties, and provides advice on how to plant, how to grow and how to care for the best plants.
From the banks of the Mississippi to the lush, swampy areas of the Delta, this guide specifically targets the unique climate of the state of Louisiana and presents recommendations for choosing the best plants for a beautiful garden. Full-color photos.
Gardening is now the favorite outdoor leisure activity in America. More and more homeowners now realize the health benefits derived from gardening and the increase in their home's property value.
The trend in gardening books is to regional titles, because they provide credible information on the plants that perform well in specific regions. Gardeners want information they can use successfully in their own gardens.
The popular gardening team of Dan Gill and Dr. Joe White offers the "Louisiana Gardener's Guide - Revised Edition," They recommend specific varieties well-suited for Louisiana and provide advice on how to plant, how to grow and how to care for the state's top-performing plants.
The Deep South Gardener’s Resource is filled with the need to know information for gardening success. Full-color images, and helpful icons for sun and shade requirements make plant selection easy. In addition to hundreds of proven plants, this resource has monthly-to-do calendars for each of the plant categories from annuals to vines. Water-wise plant selections and advice on gardening with less water addresses the challenges of gardening in the Deep South.
About the Author
Horticulturist, garden designer and writer, Erica Glasener is the co-author with Walter Reeves of the Georgia Gardener’s Guide and Month-by-Month Gardening in Georgia and the author of Proven Plants Southern Gardens, all with Cool Springs Press. She writes an online garden column for The Atlanta Journal- Constitution and a bimonthly column for Southern Lady magazine. Nationally she is known as the host of HGTV’s “A Gardener’s Diary.” Since 1995 she has introduced her audience across the country to horticulture professionals, specialty plant growers, hobby gardeners, landscape architects, artists and many more in the gardening world through her popular TV show. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, Fine Gardening and The Green Guide. Her web site is www.ericaglasener.com.
Walter Reeves is a native Georgian. He grew up in rural Fayette County, where he gained lots of practical knowledge about plants. His horticulture career began at the University of Georgia Extension, where he served for 29 years. Best known to Atlanta-area listeners as the radio host of "The Lawn and Garden Show with Walter Reeves", he also reaches gardeners through his weekly columns in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.Walter helps gardeners throughout the state as the host of Gardening in Georgia, shown weekly on Georgia Public Broadcasting. Walter is the co-author of the Georgia Gardener’s Guide, Month-By-Month Gardening in Georgia, and the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Book. His website www.walterreeves.com contains thousands of hints, tips, and answers for gardeners in the Southeast.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Gardening in the Deep South Region Annuals Perennials Bulbs, Corms, Tubers and Rhizomes Edibles Groundcovers and Ornamental Grasses Lawn Grasses Palms Roses Shrubs Trees Vines Resources