Pick the Right Plant
Time-Life Incorporated, 2000
This gardener's guide to successful gardening in yards with light variations features encyclopedia entries for perennials, annuals/biennials, bulbs, roses, trees and shrubs--organized by their sun/shade tolerance. Each of the 600-plus entries includes a chart with information on plant hardiness, height, maintenance, soil and light needs and more, along with a color photo showing a detailed close-up of the plant.
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