Powerhouse Plants: 510 Top Performers for Multi-season Beauty

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Timber Press, 2013 - Gardening - 282 pages
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Gardeners, like everyone, are too short on time and money to waste either on plants that only look good for a few weeks. You want hardworking, eye-catching plants that provide beauty for multiple seasons.

You want powerhouse plants — plants with colorful spring flowers and summer fruits, or summer fruits and fall foliage, or summer flowers, fall foliage and winter stems … or any combination of two or more of these desirable features. Like flowering dogwood that boasts summer flowers and fall fruit and foliage. Or honeysuckle that has fragrant spring flowers, summer and fall foliage, and fall fruit.

Powerhouse Plants by Graham Rice features multiseasonal perennials, annuals, groundcovers, vines, shrubs, and trees. Profiles include basic plant information, including size, hardiness, and preferred growing conditions.

With this indispensable guide in hand, you can leave the slacker plants behind and get the most of your money and landscape.

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Powerhouse Plants: 510 Top Performers for Multi-Season Beauty

User Review  - Lisa Ennis - Book Verdict

Gardens should have year-round interest, and in his new book Rice explains how to plan a space with something for all four seasons. The title is organized alphabetically by genera (a group of species ... Read full review

About the author (2013)

Graham Rice is a award-winning international garden writer. Rice has written for the top gardening magazines including Horticulture, Garden Design, BBC Gardeners' World, Gardens Illustrated, and Country Life.Trained at the prestigious Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, he is editor-in-chief of the American Horticultural Society's Encyclopedia of Perennials, and he runs the Royal Horticultural Society's New Plants blog as well as his own blog at transatlanticgardener.com

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