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"Even though I grow plenty of shrubs and read voraciously, the Gosslers' book introduced me to new varieties that I want to try."
It doesn't have to be that way. The superior plants available today can transform ho-hum gardens into scenes of beauty and serenity. For decades, the Gossler family has tested, propagated,...
It doesn't have to be that way. The superior plants available today can transform ho-hum gardens into scenes of beauty and serenity. For decades, the Gossler family has tested, propagated, and sold the very best hardy shrubs from around the world. This book is a distillation of their expertise — a guide to more than 350 of the most beautiful, versatile, and growable shrubs. Plant profiles describe the plant's main characteristics, give height and spread, and list the growing conditions needed to thrive.
Foreword John E. Elsley 9
How to Think about Climate and Growing Conditions 18
Looking at Other People's Gardens 24
Our Personal Guide to Plant Categories 32
How Not to Kill Your Plants 40
Care and Maintenance 44
A to Z Plant Directory 54
Hardiness Zones 196
Shrubs for Specific Sites and Purposes 197
Posted December 19, 2009
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This is an excellent source book for anyone looking for ideas on new shrubs for their garden. Although, not comprehensive, it is certainly based on real life growing experience in the Gossler family nursery, therefore you can trust their option on what the shrub will do in your garden.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.