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Pretty Tough Plants: 135 Resilient, Water-Smart Choices for a Beautiful Garden

By Plant Select

There’s a growing demand for dependably hardy plants that require less maintenance and less water, but look no less beautiful in the garden. Plant Select—the leading purveyor of plants designed to thrive in difficult climates—meets this need by promoting plants that allow gardeners everywhere to have stunning, environmentally-friendly gardens that use fewer resources. Pretty Tough Plants highlights 135 of Plant Select’s top plant picks. Each profile features a color photograph and specific details about the plant’s size, best features, and bloom season, along with cultural needs, landscape features, and design ideas. The plant list includes perennials and annuals, groundcovers, grasses, shrubs, and trees. A chart at the end of the book makes it easy to choose the right plants for specific conditions and needs.

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Plant Select

Plant Select® is a leading non-profit cultivator, distributor, and educator of plants designed to thrive in the high plains and intermountain region, and anywhere that water resources are of concern. Driven by the belief that the right plants in the right place matter and that tougher growing environments require smarter approaches, Plant Select® leverages a uniquely collaborative model and highly selective cultivation process to find, test, and distribute plants that thrive on less water and provide gardeners with smart, stunning, and successful gardens using fewer resources and with less environmental impact.

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