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Gardener's Guide to Tropical Plants: Cool Ways to Add Hot Colors, Bold Foliage, and Striking Textures

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Now gardeners can bring an exotic flair to their gardens by introducing the color, textures, and fabulous foliage of tropical plants. Not just for hot climates anymore, bromeliads, orchids, bananas, palms, birds of paradise, elephant ears, canna, and more can bring a touch of the tropics to any garden. Gardener’s can choose from more than 150 plants featured in this book, each chosen for the visual impact it adds to any landscape or container garden. Plants are organized by a range of clearly defined zones, ...

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Overview

Now gardeners can bring an exotic flair to their gardens by introducing the color, textures, and fabulous foliage of tropical plants. Not just for hot climates anymore, bromeliads, orchids, bananas, palms, birds of paradise, elephant ears, canna, and more can bring a touch of the tropics to any garden. Gardener’s can choose from more than 150 plants featured in this book, each chosen for the visual impact it adds to any landscape or container garden. Plants are organized by a range of clearly defined zones, making it easy for gardeners to find the plants that will succeed in their landscape. Author Nellie Neal explains how to best use tropical plants both indoors and out. To make this book a universally useful guide, it is organized to explain how to grow tropical plants in a wide range of clearly defined zones. Further, the book illustrates how to best use these plants in landscapes and containers, indoors and out, no matter where you live. It is a practical, user-friendly celebration of tropical plants.

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““There is information about tons of individual plants and families in the book, including some that are downright crazy looking with bold patterns and bizarre blooms,” say Neal” - Mississippi Magazine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591865322
  • Publisher: Cool Springs Press
  • Publication date: 8/15/2012
  • Series: Gardener's Guides Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 634,214
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Known as “The GardenMama” to her radio audiences, Nellie Neal (Jackson, MI) writes and speaks from a solid educational background coupled with a lifetime of gardening successes and failures. She learned to garden from her grandfather in Monroe, Louisiana, and spent summers gardening and crabbing with her great aunt in Gulfport, Mississippi. She blogs weekly at her website, www.gardenmama.com, twice monthly about tropicals for www.nationalgardening.com, and occasionally for Diggin’ It, the online gardening section of the Christian Science Monitor.

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Table of Contents

4011 Container Gardening: Tropicals in Pots, Bask

5611 Bringing Tropical Plants Indoors: Br

6611 Featured Tropicals 7

Herbaceous Tropicals 7612 Woody Tropicals

16012 Vining Tropicals 19011 Plants for Special Sites 20811

Plants for Special Features 21301 Resources 21801

21901 M

22001 Index 22301 M

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