Synopses & Reviews
This encyclopedic treatment of ground covers opened gardeners' eyes to the unexpected alternatives to the conventional lawn or the common ivies and pachysandras. David MacKenzie's nursery, Hortech, specializes in ground covers, including native plants, ferns, ornamental grasses, and variegated plants. A detailed chart aids in the selection of the most suitable plants for various situations, leading to practical yet imaginative plantings for even awkward and difficult sites. Complete information on planting, maintenance, and propagation will lead to rugged, trouble-free ground covers that add to a garden's beauty while minimizing the gardener's work.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 346) and index.
Table of Contents
Gardening with gound covers -- Finding the right ground cover -- Planting and maintaining ground covers -- Propagating ground covers -- The fundamentals of scientific plant names -- Native ground covers -- Variegated ground covers -- Ferns as ground covers -- Ornamental grasses as ground covers -- Ground cover descriptions.