Synopses & Reviews
If you're looking for the right plant for a particular place or purpose, Plant Solutions
is an invaluable resource. Whether you have a shady spot, alkaline soil, or a boggy area; you're looking for fall color, cut flowers, or ground cover; or need to consider pollution tolerance or allergies, the extensive plant suggestions in this thorough directory will help you make the right choices.
Each entry has a photograph, a clear description including desirable varieties, a summary of cultivation requirements, planting ideas, and suggestions for companion plants. Cross references to other plants in the book enable gardeners to build up a palette of plants to suit their needs. Fully annotated illustrations of planting schemes and color-coded tabs for quick reference make for an inspirational and practical companion for gardeners and designers.
About the Author
Nigel Colborn is a highly respected garden writer and broadcaster. Educated at Cornell University, he worked in agriculture for many years before becoming a full-time journalist. He has written extensively about gardening, travel, and the countryside for newspapers and magazines, and is a frequent and popular presenter on radio and television in Britain.