Start Small, Grow Big With 150 Plants That Spread, Self-sow, and Overwinter

Book - 2014
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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.

Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2014
Edition: First ed
ISBN: 9781604693874
Branch Call Number: SB453 .G794 2014
Characteristics: 222 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm


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Aug 16, 2016

This is a good title especially if you have a yard with space in it and want a low maintenance way to fill it. I think if you read it you especially pay attention to what they say about what plants to use as there are some in there that in this area (zone #7) are considered weeds due to our sometimes mild climate.


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