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

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9780743276504: Right Plant, Right Place: Over 1400 Plants for Every Situation in the Garden

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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About the Author:

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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