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

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Storey Publishing, Nov 9, 2012 - Gardening - 224 pages
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Ground covers are a pretty and practical way to bring diversity, elegance, and durability to open sweeps of lawn. Give your landscape a vibrant new palette that is both sustainable and low-maintenance through plantings of herbs, shrubs, mosses, and more. Barbara W. Ellis provides a variety of full-color lawn designs and professional planting advice to get you started. You’ll be amazed as your ordinary lawn transforms into a striking display of color and texture. 
 

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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 is a freelance writer, editor, and lifelong gardener. She is the author of many gardening books, including The Veggie Gardener’s Answer Book, Deckscaping, Shady Retreats, and Covering Ground. She holds a B.S. in horticulture from the Ohio State University, Columbus, and a B.A. from Kenyon College. She has worked as managing editor at Rodale Press and as publications director for the American Horticultural Society and is affiliated with the Hardy Plant Society Mid-Atlantic Group, the Garden Writers Association, and the Perennial Plant Association. She lives and gardens in Maryland, where she and her husband live in a renovated “green” home with an assortment of rescued dogs, cats, and parrots. Her garden, which is managed organically and designed to be wildlife-friendly, features a wide range of ornamentals, herbs, and edibles for both sun and shade.

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