Plant Solutions for Every Garden
Bottom line: If you're stumped about what plant to put where, this book is a great guide.
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.
- Format: Hardcover
- Pages: 448 pp.
- Book dimensions: 7⅜ x 9⅞ in. (250 x 185 mm.)
- Images: 2000 color photos and illustrations
- ISBN-10: 0881928380
- ISBN-13: 9780881928389
- Product code: 682838
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"An invaluable resource for both gardeners and designers."
—Ethel Fried, Journal Inquirer
"The color-coded bars at the top of the pages made it easy to flip through this book to find plants for specific situations. ... Bottom line: If you're stumped about what plant to put where, this book is a great guide."
"Colborn's love for and knowledge of plants comes through in his writing style."
—Molly Day, Muskogee Phoenix
"This versatile volume presents a wealth of information and ideas in an easy-to-use format. A perfect resource for garden planning."
—Shannon Hendrickson, SciTech Book News
"I recommend this as a good reference book, covering a lot of ground for a very reasonable price."
—Cheval Force Opp, Washington Gardener
"[Colburn's] suggestions and ideas are easy to translate into solutions appropriate for the more relaxed American way of gardening."
—Jody Headlee, Oakland Press
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