Plants for Places

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Penguin, Feb 21, 2011 - Gardening - 560 pages
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Now fully revised and updated! Rely on the expertise and authority of the American Horticultural Society to choose plants that are specifically suited to the needs of your garden. For quick and easy reference, plants are listed under a range of specific sites and soils, from damp, shady spots to exposed situations, and for a range of uses from attracting wildlife to choosing the best climbers for pergolas. With photographs and growing information for more than 1,000 tried-and-tested plants, this is the perfect guide for trips to the garden center and nursery.
 

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Contents

Introduction 4
5
Clay Soils 12
12
Sandy Soils 38
38
Alkaline Soils 64
64
Acidic Soils 92
92
Exposed Sites 118
118
Hedges 138
138
Coastal Gardens 166
166
Groundcovers for Sun 304
304
Groundcovers for Shade 326
326
Walls Paving 348
348
Reliably Moist Soils 372
372
Water Gardens 394
394
Containers in Sun 412
412
Containers in Shade 448
448
Shape Structure 472
472

Hot Dry Sites 190
190
Dry Sites in Shade 216
216
Damp Sites in Shade 238
238
North East Facing Walls 262
262
South West Facing Walls 280
280
Wildlife Gardens 494
494
Cutting Drying 524
524
Index and Acknowledgments 552
552
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