Tough Plants for Tough Places: Invincible Plants for Every Situation (Paperback)

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A book gardeners need with climate change upon us

Few gardens have perfect growing conditions Invariably, there's a corner too shady, wet, windy or dry The solution: a tough plant Unkillable One that will shrug off the worst conditions, and even thrive despite them

Tough Plants for Tough Places is an easy-to-use, fully illustrated guide to more than 100 virtually unkillable plants for your garden - whatever the growing conditions With a handy guide to symbols used in the book to denote special conditions and the plant's properties and advantages, Tough Plants for Tough Places includes:

  • An extensive directory with more than 100 plants chosen for their ability to survive difficult conditions while adding beauty and color to the garden
  • Techniques to assess your garden and improve what you have
  • Pointers to match available plants to garden conditions
  • Information to help you understand soil and microclimates created by sun, shade and wind
  • Advice on caring for plants in tough situations
  • Suggestions on where and how to plant
  • Practical tips on getting started, planting, routine care and weed control
  • The book now includes Russian Sage, Coneflowers (echinaceas), Blanketflower and other drought-tolerant favorites

About the Author

Sharon Amos is an author specializing in garden issues

Product Details
ISBN: 9780228104230
ISBN-10: 0228104238
Publisher: Firefly Books
Publication Date: March 10th, 2023
Pages: 160
Language: English

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