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Plantiful: Start Small, Grow Big with 150 Plants That Spread, Self-Sow, and Overwinter

By Kristin Green

A delightful new book ... filled with gardening tips and inspiring color photos of plants and gardens.

Orange County Register

Whoever coined the phrase "money doesn't grow on trees" must not have been a resourceful gardener. While we may not be able to harvest physical money, with the right plants and techniques gardeners can rely on nature to give itself away for free.

Plantiful shows you how to have an easy, gorgeous garden packed with plants by simply making the right choices. Kristin Green highlights plants that help a garden quickly grow by self-sowing and spreading and teaches you how to expand the garden and extend the life of a plant by overwintering. The book features plant profiles for 50 self-sowers (including columbine, milkweed, and foxglove), 50 spreaders (such as clematis, snow poppy, and spearmint), and 50 plants that overwinter (including lemon verbena, begonia, and Chinese hibiscus). Additional gardening tips, design ideas, and inspirational photos will motivate and inspire gardeners of all levels.

Discover and perfect the art of editing, share the wealth, and learn for yourself that gardeners don't have to dig deep to grow a lively, plentiful, and colorful garden year-round.

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"A delightful new book ... filled with gardening tips and inspiring color photos of plants and gardens."

Orange County Register

About the author

Kristin Green

Kristin Green first unearthed a passion for gardening while on the West Coast earning degrees in art and painting from the University of Washington. Now back on native soil, she is a full-time, year-round gardener serving as interpretive horticulturist, garden blogger, and photographer at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, a 33-acre non-profit public garden in Bristol, Rhode Island.

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