Covering Ground: Unexpected Ideas for Landscaping with Colorful, Low-maintenance Ground Covers

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Storey Publishing, 2007 - Gardening - 224 pages
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Looking for an alternative to a traditional lawn? Covering Ground explores hundreds of wonderful possibilities. Flowering plants, herbs, mosses, ground-hugging shrubs, and heathers, planted singly or in creative combinations, can add interest, elegance, and drama to otherwise dull and ordinary areas. And hardscape options, such as bluestone, crushed gravel, brick, or shredded bark mulch, can create pathways and define borders. You'll be inspired by these low-maintenance, creative ideas, and Barbara Ellis includes all of the information you need to successfully select, plant, and care for the ground covers that you choose.
 

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Ellis (Shady Retreats ) delivers a fresh look at landscaping with ground covers. Divided into three main sections, the book addresses why one should consider using ground covers, types of plants for ... Read full review

Contents

GETTING CREATIVE WITH GROUND COVERS
8
1 ROLLING OUT THE CARPET
11
2 PERFECT PLANTS FOR EVERY SITE
67
3 PLANTING GROWING PROPAGATING
185
USDA HARDINESS ZONE MAP
210
PHOTOGRAPHY GARDEN DESIGN CREDITS
211
INDEX
212
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Barbara W. Ellis, the former gardening editor for Rodale, is the author of Taylor's Guide to Growing North America's Favorite Plants, Taylor's Guide to Annuals, and Taylor's Weekend Guide to Attracting Birds and Butterflies.

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