Synopses & Reviews
Essential gardening information for extreme weather conditions.
"Lauren Springer has created a classic work about plant composition...Her gardener'snet is flung worldwide to capture the most beautiful species and those most effortless to grow." Fine Gardening Magazine
"This is the 'tough plants for tough places' idea done to perfection." National Gardening
"Lauren Springer has the gift of infectious enthusiasm, and as a gardener, writer, and photographer she takes her place among the best." American Horticulturalist
"One of the most sensible and helpful garden books to come along in years." Harrowsmith Country Life
"One of the earliest, and still best, books on the topic (of draught-tolerant plants)." This Old House Magazine
"Hundreds of Lauren Springer's luminous photographs illustrate an enormously painterly approach to garden design." Nina Williams, editor, Country Living Gardener
"A witty, lyrical manifesto for gardening in continental regions. This is a horticultural chinook blasting stale ideas and cliches out of the way." Panayoti Kelaidis, curator, Rock Alpine Garden, Denver Botanic Gardens
"An instant classic! Lauren Springer's ground-breaking book broadens the horizons of every gardener working in difficult climates. It is practical, passionate, and persuasive..." Rob Proctor, author of The Outdoor Potted
Includes bibliographical references (p. 238) and index.
About the Author
Lauren Springer Ogden worked in public gardens on both sides of the Atlantic before receiving her master's degree in horticulture from Penn State. At Denver Botanic Gardens, she designed the Watersmart and Romantic Gardens. An award-winning writer and photographer, she is a contributing editor for Horticulture magazine.