Plant This Instead! Better Plant Choices

Author: 
Troy B. Marden
Publisher: 
Cool Springs Press
Publication Date: 
2014
ISBN: 
978-1-591-86576-6

Paper, 192 pp., $24.99.

The variety of new annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, vines, and ground cover available at garden centers and nurseries can be overwhelming and daunting. Older varieties might be more familiar but can be troublesome, short-lived, and invasive. Troy Marden solved this problem with the helpful book, providing the results of his research and evaluation of new cultivars. His discoveries are arranged by plant type, noting an older variety and suggesting new cultivars, with explanations for switching to something new and different. Each plant type is color coded, with plenty of illustrations and informative text. These better plant choices are prettier, hardier, bloom longer, and have new fresh colors, transforming your garden from humdrum into spectacular. This book is well organized, easy to understand, and packed with excellent plant suggestions.
— Elaine Juhl, volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden

Volume: 
16
Number: 
1