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The Proven Winners Garden Book: Simple Plans, Picture-Perfect Plants, and Expert Advice for Creating a Gorgeous Garden

By Ruth Rogers Clausen and Thomas Christopher

If gardening feels overwhelming to you, then The Proven Winners Garden Book is for you.

Garden Design

Proven Winners is America’s #1 plant brand. And now they are sharing their expert plant knowledge and creative design ideas in their first book, The Proven Winners Garden Book. This definitive guide starts with lessons on how to prepare a space, tips on choosing the right design, and a primer on buying the right plants.

Twelve garden plans provide simple design ideas that will add curb appeal to your home garden. They include: a welcoming entryway, a butterfly and pollinator garden, a fragrant flower garden, a shady summertime retreat, and a deer-resistant garden. There are an additional twenty-five container recipes that add color and pizzazz to gardens of all sizes—even on balconies and patios. The creative combinations include holiday themes, solutions for shade and other concerns, poolside ideas, and much more.

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"If gardening feels overwhelming to you, then The Proven Winners Garden Book is for you."

Garden Design

"If you don't want to spend hours and hours researching plants and colors and combinations, you'll find plenty of useful ideas in this book that can be quickly turned into stunning garden plans."

Garden Design Online

About the authors

Ruth Rogers Clausen

Ruth Rogers Clausen received a Quill and Trowel Award from the Garden Writers Association and has written for the American Garden Guides series. The former horticulture editor for Country Living Gardener magazine, Rogers Clausen contributes to Country Gardens, Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Handbooks, and Reader’s Digest Books.

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Thomas Christopher

Thomas Christopher, a graduate of the New York Botanical Garden School of Professional Horticulture, has created gardens for clients for forty years. He is the author of many books, including Essential Perennials: The Complete Reference to 2700 Perennials for the Home Garden.

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