Synopses & Reviews
Few gardens have perfect growing conditions. Invariably there is a corner that is too shady, windy or dry. The solution: a tough plant One that will shrug off the worst conditions, often thrive despite them.
Tough Plants is an easy-to-use, fully illustrated guide to more than 100 virtually unkillable plants for the garden -- whatever the growing conditions. The extended back flap of the book can be used as a quick reference to identify the symbols used throughout the book, identifying whether a plant is ideally suited for a particular situation, microclimate, or soil type.
The book features: An extensive directory with more than 100 plants chosen for their ability to survive difficult conditions, while adding beauty and color to the gardenAssessing and improving a garden Matching plants to garden conditionsUnderstanding soil and microclimates created by sun, shade, and windCaring for plants in tough situationsSuggestions on where, how and what to plantDealing with damp or dry conditions, sun or shadePractical tips on getting started, planting, routine care, and weed control.
An easy-to-use, fully illustrated guide to more than 100 virtually unkillable plants for the garden -- good plants for bad locations and soil. The book includes practical tips and help in understanding a garden.