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

Book - 2014
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A bountiful garden is easy to create, and gardeners can save big by choosing plants that grow quickly and spread vigorously. The fragrant stems and dusty-blue flower spikes of anise hyssop will pop up throughout the garden when the plant goes to seed. A cascade of golden Japanese forest grass is a fast but well-contained spreader. And when you add frost-tender plants to the mix, you'll open the door to an even wider world of possibilities. This book is filled with a colorful palette of plants that self-sow, spread from their roots, and outlast our seasonal expectations. You'll find simple lessons on propagating and providing winter protection; learn how to strike the balance between letting surprises arise and taking creative control; and discover how much nature gives away for free.
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2014.
Branch Call Number: 635 GRE
Characteristics: 222 p. :,col. ill. ;,23 cm.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-208) and index.


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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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