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Gardening with Native Plants of the South

by Sally Wasowski, Andy Wasowski

Gardening with Native Plants of the South Synopsis

In today's South, where find gardening is a tradition, many homeowners and professional gardeners are discovering a vast 'new' palette of plant materials-native plants. They are realizing that these native wildflowers, trees, shrubs, groundcovers, vines, and grasses are far better suited, and therefore easier to grow and maintain, than most of the imported plants that populate traditional landscapes. InGardening with Native Plants of the South, landscape designer Sally Wasowski offers an exciting vision of the many possibilities and advantages of 'going native.' Lavishly illustrated with more than 250 gorgeous color photographs, her book is both an introduction to more than 200 of the most familiar and easiest to find native plants of the South and a basic primer on how to use them effectively.

Gardening with Native Plants of the South Press Reviews

Southern homeowners and landscapers will find this book easy to read and fascinatingly informative. -- Jim Wilson, co-host, The Victory Garden ...this promisingly titled book is well written, logically formatted, and packed with lovely color photographs. * The Lakeland Ledger * ... gives great detail ... well written and arranged ... * Nashville Advocate * ... a hands-on how-to for landscaping ... * The Clarion-Ledger * ... an asset for the Southern gardener. * The Atlanta Journal-Constitution * ... a wealth of information and ideas ... * Vicksburg Evening Post * ... valuable ... an outstanding reference guide ... the best news: The entry for each plant is accompanied by a photograph. You know just what you'll be getting. * The Dallas Morning News * ... well-organized and comprehensive ... * Baton Rouge Advocate * ... a big book, a beautiful book, and best of all, an important book ... * The Island Packet * ... a real eye-opener for Southern growers looking for something a little bit different to add to their gardens ... * Carolina Gardener * The best book on native plants ... * The Virginian-Pilot * ... should be on the bookshelves of all Southern gardeners and adventurous cool-zone gardeners. * Fine Gardening * ... deliciously photographed ... * Mobile Register * ... a slick book ... * The Paris Post-Intelligencer * Wonderful photos; concise descriptions ... and a practical, easy-to-read, conversational style make the book a must-own for southern gardeners. * Wild Garden * The Wasowski's book is a valuable addition to the library of any gardener from the mid-Atlantic to Florida. * The Woodland Garden * This book helps you find beautiful plants that are easy to grow-and actually thrive in our intense summer heat and humidity. If you like gardening books, you'll definitely want to pick this one up. * Sasee Magazine *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780878338023
Publication date: 1st April 1994
Author: Sally Wasowski, Andy Wasowski
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 208 pages
Categories: Dictionaries, Gardening,

About Sally Wasowski, Andy Wasowski

Sally Wasowski is a professional landscape designer and one of the country's leading authorities on landscaping with native plants. She is a founding member and past president of the Native Plant Society of Texas. Andy Wasowski is a free-lance writer, photographer, and broadcast producer. The Wasowskis are authors of the award-winning Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region and the critically acclaimed Requiem for a Lawnmower.

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