Great Natives for Tough Places
Resilient trees, shrubs, wildflowers, and vines for beautiful gardens
The low-maintenance plants selected for this book naturally cope with disturbed and depleted soils, extremes of sun and shade, regular buffeting by strong winds, and other challenging growing conditions. But unlike many tough species, these native plants don’t have invasive tendencies and support natural ecosystems. Written by experts on the subject, this practical guide provides a bounty of information on everything from site-appropriate designs to propagation and care.
- Portraits of more than 120 gorgeous native plants, with a focus on adaptations to tough sites
- A guide to problematic growing conditions common in urban and suburban environments
- Commonsense gardening strategies for tricky spots
- Five simple design projects, with growing tips, plant lists, and color illustrations