Southern Living Southern Living Garden Book

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Southern Living Garden Book

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9780848720179: Southern Living Garden Book

Get gardening with the first comprehensive gardening encyclopedia for the South! From the reliable magazine Southern Living comes this all-inclusive guide offering more than 5,000 plant listings known to thrive in the southern United States. The authoritative reference also features: Thousands of full-color photographs, illustrations, and how-to diagrams 26 unique plant selection guides to help you find the right plant for every need Special focus on southern natives and heritage plants And more! Filled with practical tips and old-fashioned wisdom, The Southern Living Garden Book is an essential for every Southerner s household.

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According to editor Steve Bender, southern gardeners are conservative, traditional but a bit eccentric in their plant choices (meaning they'll grow whatever Daddy grew, even if it's spotted or carnivorous), and dedicated (as they have to be to continue to weed and mow through the summer). This book celebrates the uniqueness of the southern garden. It's remarkably well organized, with colored page edges demarcating the different sections, the largest of which is the alphabetized plant encyclopedia in the middle. The best part of the book, however, may be the substantial section titled "Plant Selection Guide," which consists of a series of illustrated lists: "Fragrant Plants," "Plants that Attract Butterflies," "Plants Easy to Propagate," "Plants That Tolerate Drought," etc. With its lay-flat binding and excellent index, it's sure to be a favorite garden reference for quite a few gardeners, southern or otherwise.

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