Perfect Plant, Perfect Place

Perfect Plant, Perfect Place

Book - 2002
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One of the most creative gardening guides on the market Years of experience answering questions on what to grow in problem sites -- plus an impressive career at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum and plenty of practice in his own garden -- make Roy Lancaster one of the best-qualified writers to advise on which plants to grow where. Perfect Plant Perfect Place is an invaluable, updated compilation of Roy's best-selling titles What Plant Where, What Perennial Where, and What Houseplant Where. It recommends plants for every situation, both in the garden and in the home. In each section, such as Soil & Exposure, Location, Shrubs, and Perennials, he takes different sites or conditions and offers an inspired selection of suitable plants. He also considers desired effects -- perhaps planting to attract butterflies, or for autumn colors -- and lists his choice for achieving these. Plant suggestions are illustrated with magnificent color photographs, supported by notes on the plant's special features and size, hardiness, and light and soil requirements -- in short, all the facts you need to guarantee the perfect choice.
Publisher: New York : DK Pub., c2002
ISBN: 9780789483850
Characteristics: 448 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Cheifetz, Anna
Rogers, Ray


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Jan 15, 2013

Perfect Plant, Perfect Place --- by Roy Lancaster --- Over four hundred pages long and loaded with lots of colour pictures, this book, big enough to make a cocktail table book (but how many people with cocktail tables are likely to get their fingers dirty in the garden --- but I digress) this volume, many of perennials, is organized not according to colour or blooming time (although there is some of this too) but according to other criteria”: grasses and sedges; conifers for heavy clay soils; shrubs tolerant of coastal exposure; and perennials with aromatic leaves. This book is going to be the answer to many a gardener’s questions and it deserves a good look.

Mar 29, 2009

I found this book to be very helpful and insightful. It offered many visuals and divided the chapters in useful segments, ie house plants, hedges, small trees, etc. It is a great reference book.


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