Pretty Tough Plants: 135 Resilient, Water-Smart Choices for a Beautiful Garden
This book is like a crystal ball that reveals how we can all create gorgeous, low-water gardens.
Panayoti Kelaidis, director of outreach at Denver Botanic Gardens
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pp.
- Book dimensions: 8 x 9 in. (230 x 205 mm.)
- Images: 257 color photos
- ISBN-10: 1604697350
- ISBN-13: 9781604697353
- Product code: 689735
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"Anyone looking for drought-tolerant, beautiful plants will appreciate this book.…This is a must-have book for anyone making a garden in the intermountain west and other dry areas."
"An excellent book whose specific American context also provides clues to future British planting as our climate changes."
"A lovely folio."
—Santa Fe New Mexican
"Pretty yet powerful.…Make your garden thrive no matter the weather."
—Birds & Blooms
"With each page I turn it is a ‘yes,’ and another ‘YES.’ This is the guidance I need."
"A delightful plant reference guide charts all 135 plants, and the large number of these that are deer-resistant will be of interest to many country gardeners."
"A must-have tome for serious gardeners and those wanting to dress up their landscape but not add to the water budget."
—Longmont Daily Times-Call
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