Great Landscape Evergreens

Great Landscape Evergreens

by Vincent A. Simeone, Bruce Curtis, Margaret Roach, A. Wayne Cahilly
     
 

This accessible guide identifies the best evergreens for landscaping purposes, including how they can be used to best effect as borders, hedges, living fences, privacy screens, or to block unsightly views. Detailed entries for more than 80 species—from conifers and broadleaf evergreens to deciduous and semi-evergreen shrubs—describe each plant’s

Overview

This accessible guide identifies the best evergreens for landscaping purposes, including how they can be used to best effect as borders, hedges, living fences, privacy screens, or to block unsightly views. Detailed entries for more than 80 species—from conifers and broadleaf evergreens to deciduous and semi-evergreen shrubs—describe each plant’s size, shape, color, flower (if applicable), light and soil requirements, and hardiness zones while color photographs show each evergreen integrated into the landscape to help gardeners, homeowners, and landscape designers select the perfect evergreen for the right spot and use.   

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Specifically, this volume answers one of the most challenging and common questions each of us has in making a garden: how to block out unwanted views, whether merely the compost heap or a whole roadside boundary."  —Margaret Roach, editorial director, Martha Stewart Living

"Offers an incredibly wide array of useful and inventive information in a beautifully written and lavishly illustrated book." —Bernadette Castro, commissioner and state historic preservation officer, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781883052638
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)

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Margaret Roach
Specifically, this volume answers one of the most challenging and common questions each of us has in making a garden: how to block out unwanted views, whether merely the compost heap or a whole roadside boundary. (Margaret Roach, editorial director, Martha Stewart Living)
Bernadette Castro
Offers an incredibly wide array of useful and inventive information in a beautifully written and lavishly illustrated book. (Bernadette Castro, commissioner and state historic preservation officer, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation)

Meet the Author

Vincent A. Simeone is the director of Planting Fields Arboretum state historic park in Oyster Bay, New York. He is a lecturer, teacher, horticultural consultant, and the author of Great Flowering Landscape Shrubs, Great Flowering Landscape Trees, and Wonders of the Winter Landscape. He lives in Oyster Bay, New York. Bruce Curtis is a photographer whose work has appeared in Time, LIFE, and Sports Illustrated magazines. His photography appears in many books, including Great Flowering Landscape Shrubs, Kids' Container Gardening, and Wonders of the Winter Landscape. He lives in Roslyn, New York. Margaret Roach is the editorial director of Martha Stewart Living. She lives in New York City. A. Wayne Cahilly is a horticulturist at New York Botanical Garden. He lives in Dumont, New Jersey.

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