Plantiful: Start Small, Grow Big with 150 Plants That Spread, Self-Sow, and Overwinter

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Timber Press, Feb 26, 2014 - Gardening - 224 pages
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“Thrifty gardeners take note: the bucks saved on plant purchases will pay back the purchase price of Plantiful with dividends.” —Tovah Martin, author of The Unexpected Houseplant

Whoever coined the phrase “money doesn’t grow on trees” must not have been a resourceful gardener. Plantiful shows you how to have an easy, gorgeous garden packed with plants by simply making the right choices. Kristen Green highlights plants that help a garden quickly grow by self-sowing and spreading and teaches you how to expand the garden and extend the life of a plant by overwintering. The book features plant profiles for 50 self-sowers (including columbine, milkweed, and foxglove), 50 spreaders (such as clematis, snow poppy, and spearmint), and 50 plants that overwinter (including lemon verbena, begonia, and Chinese hibiscus). Additional gardening tips, design ideas, and inspirational photos will motivate and inspire gardeners of all levels. 

 

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User Review  - Mishker - LibraryThing

A gardening book for gardening the way I like it, letting the plants do the work for you. I appreciate this book and all of it's tips since I have a garden just like this. Plantiful shows you a way to ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
7
Some Ground Rules
11
The Price is Right
27
50 Faithful Volunteers
53
Whan a Little Goes a Long Way
85
50 Thrilling Fillers
107
Push the Zone
141
50 ComeBack Keepers
173
References and Resources
207
Metric Conversions
210
Plant Hardiness Zones
211
Acknowledgments
212
Photography Credits
213
Copyright
214
Index
215
Copyright

In Sum
205

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About the author (2014)

After earning degrees in art and painting from the University of Washington, Kristin Green served as interpretive horticulturist, garden blogger, and photographer at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum. Now at Mount Hope Farm in Bristol, Rhode Island, Green establishes new landscapes and revitalizes existing gardens. She writes a regular garden column for local newspapers, and her writing and photographs have been published in Fine Gardening and other magazines.

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