Synopses & Reviews
Known as "The Doyenne of Dirt" on NPR's "Weekend Edition", Ketzel Levine has a national reputation for unabashed gardening advice. Drawn from her popular column in The Oregonian, here are Levine's 100 recommendations for the best perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees. With gorgeous watercolor illustrations of every plant, this book constitutes the ultimate gardener's shopping list! Levine reveals what's so special about her picks, along with advice on how to keep them happy. So whether it is clematis cirrhosa (sounds like "feminist mimosa") or ophiopogon (rhymes with "sophie showed logan"), these plants are the best of the best, served up with a whole lot of attitude.