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Plants with Style: A Plantsman's Choices for a Vibrant, 21st-Century Garden

By Kelly D. Norris

Guides us away from boring plants and directly to vibrant, jaw-dropping, stylish plants. It's 2016, bring your garden into the 21st century!

Garden Design

Why settle for dull, ho-hum plants? In this spirited book, plant guru Kelly Norris calls for a garden revolution: out with the boring plants and in with the newcomers that will make your jaw drop and your pulse quicken!

A passionate horticulturist and lifelong gardener, Kelly is the ideal guide to the botanical riches available to today’s gardeners. He shines a spotlight on the A-list plants in every category, plants that will thrive, not merely survive—fabulous natives that revel in difficult soil, trees and shrubs with sublime bark and structure, unusual seasonal gems, and more. Along the way, he shows you how to forge a personal style in harmony with your garden’s setting and local environment.

As Kelly puts it, “A garden is the best way to savor life on earth.” Let him guide you to the plants that will provide a richer, more fulfilling connection between you and your own patch of soil.

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"Guides us away from boring plants and directly to vibrant, jaw-dropping, stylish plants. It's 2016, bring your garden into the 21st century!"

Garden Design

"Shares advice on design and tips on growing, but the best part is Norris’ unbridled enthusiasm."

Columbus Dispatch

"Both stylish and a well-organized manifesto full of wisdom.…It brims with compelling plant ideas and recommendations along with beautiful photos."

Garden Rant

About the author

Kelly D. Norris

Kelly Norris is a horticulturist, plant breeder, and plantsman who lives in Des Moines, Iowa. He and his family own Rainbow Iris Farm, and he is currently the horticultural manager at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. As a speaker he has garnered national acclaim for his presentations of information and personal stories that share his love and knowledge of horticulture.

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