Right Plant, Right Place: Over 1400 Plants for Every Situation in the Garden

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 15, 2010 - Gardening - 368 pages
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The Indispensable Guide to the Successful Garden. Now comprehensively revised and updated: over 40% of plants are NEW entries; all photographs are NEW; includes more detailed and NEW information -- USDA hardiness zones, additional plants of interest, etc; and two completely NEW chapters.

You will find more than 1,470 plants organized by:

GROWING CONDITIONS
Plants that will grow in:

Shallow soils over chalk
Acid soils
Heavy clay soils
Polluted atmosphere
Windswept, seaside sites
Dry soils in hot, sunny sites
Damp and wet soils
Dry shade
Dense shade

PURPOSE
Plants that can be used for:

Ground-cover
Climbers
Hedges
Fillers for crevices in paving
Growing in containers (trees, shrubs and climbers)

APPEARANCE
Plants with:

Variegated leaves
Gray, blue-gray or silver leaves
Red, purple or bronze leaves
Yellow or yellow-green leaves
Decorative, green foliage
Colourful autumn foliage
Aromatic leaves
Ornamental fruit
Ornamental bark and twigs
Flowers suitable for cutting and drying
Fragrant flowers
Winter flowers
Green flowers
'Black' plants
A long, continuous flowering period

Each plant is illustrated with a full color photograph and accompanied by a detailed description of its size, flowering season, needs and care.

Right Plant, Right Place compresses a shelf full of reference books and a pile of seed catalogs into a single comprehensive guide to plant selection.
 

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Contents

Introduction
6
Guide to the lists of plants
7
Plants suitable for shallow soils over chalk
12
Plants suitable for acid soils
24
Plants suitable for heavy clay soils
39
Plants suitable for dry soils in hot sunny sites
51
Plants suitable for damp and wet soils including plants suitable for shallow water
64
Plants tolerant of dry shade
80
Plants with purple bronze or red leaves
197
Plants with yellow or yellowgreen leaves
209
Plants with decorative green foliage
218
Plants with colorful autumn foliage including plants with evergreen leaves that change color in late autumn and winter
234
Plants with aromatic foliage
244
Plants with ornamental fruit including plants with ornamental seedheads or seed pods
252
Plants with ornamental bark or twigs including plants with ornamental canes
262
Decorative plants with flowers suitable for cutting including plants with flowers or seedheads suitable for drying
268

Plants tolerant of dense shade
85
Shrubs 3ft90cm and over and trees suitable for windswept seaside gardens
88
Trees shrubs and woody climbers tolerant of atmospheric pollution
93
Plants suitable for ground cover
104
Climbing plants including shrubs needing support in order to grow upright
126
Hedging plants
137
Trees shrubs and woody climbers suitable for growing in containers
145
Plants suitable for crevices in paving
153
Plants with variegated leaves
160
Plants with gray bluegray or silver leaves
182
Plants with fragrant flowers
296
Winterflowering plants
315
Plants with green flowers
323
Black plants
328
Perennial plants including woody plants with a long continuous flowering period
333
Index of botanical names
350
Index of common names
363
Plant sourcesAcknowledgementsPhotography credits See Endpapers for symbols and abbreviations and plant hardiness zones
366
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About the author (2010)

Nicola Ferguson was born in 1949 and brought up in Northern Ireland. She went to Edinburgh University where she obtained a PhD in psychology. She has gardened in her north-facing Edinburgh garden for 30 years and has been writing about and photographing plants for over 20 years. She has three adult children.

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