cloth, 288 p., $34.95
Renowned British horticulturist Beth Chatto is celebrated for her introduction of ecology to British garden design. When designing her property decades ago, she had to contend with damp areas that required special consideration. She needed to select plants that would survive under varying circumstances. Her study of ecology led her to develop a list of such plantings, and her book tells about her gardening experiences, which led up to this selection of superior plants and recommended plans for damp situations.