paper, 289 p., $15.00
Award-winning garden designer and writer Derek Fell offers a selection of his favorite hardy plants suitable for gardens in colder zones of the temperate climate in this handsomely illustrated work. Organized by type, the Encyclopedia of Hardy Plants: Annuals, Bulbs, Herbs, Perennials, Shrubs, Trees, Vegetables, Fruits & Nuts contains profiles of individual plants that include both descriptions and a color photograph of characteristic features. What sets this book apart are the author’s remarks about how the individual plants can best be used in the landscape. With so many plants to choose from, this is welcome information from a recognized garden designer.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden