Fast Plants: Choosing and Growing Plants for Gardens in a Hurry

Fast Plants: Choosing and Growing Plants for Gardens in a Hurry

by Sue Fisher
     
 

Every gardener would love to create lush and vibrant garden in a short space of time. Now, with the help of a guide that selects one hundred different kinds of fast-growing plants from the thousands of species available, gardeners can plant and maintain a beautiful garden without the wait!

Fast Plants is the only book that shows how to choose and cultivate

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Overview

Every gardener would love to create lush and vibrant garden in a short space of time. Now, with the help of a guide that selects one hundred different kinds of fast-growing plants from the thousands of species available, gardeners can plant and maintain a beautiful garden without the wait!

Fast Plants is the only book that shows how to choose and cultivate a wide variety of speedy species. Not only are these plants fast growers, they're also hardy and versatile. Shrubs, conifers, climbers, and perennials are just a few of the many groups gardeners can choose when preparing to plant. At the heart of Fast Plants is a beautifully color-illustrated plant directory describing one hundred different species.

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The author of other books on specialty topics like scented gardens and small gardens, Fisher here offers quick-fix plants to block an eyesore, create privacy, or fill in a new garden. She recommends some of her top choices for fast-growing trees, shrubs, climbers, ground covers, and flowers. Like many directories, this one is alphabetically arranged by Latin name and uses symbols and large photos to convey a plant's key characteristics and needs. The author's comments on controlling growth are particularly appropriate, considering how quickly these plants can spread. The 100 plants included here are both attractive and reliable; even the most impatient and inexperienced gardeners can succeed by following the author's advice on planning, site preparation, planting, and maintenance. The book also includes lists of speedy species for areas like dry bank, moisture-retentive soil, and scented gardens. This long-overdue work is recommended for all public libraries.-Bonnie Poquette, Shorewood P.L., WI Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780743233170
Publisher:
Touchstone
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Edition description:
FIRESIDE
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.82(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.43(d)

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