The Weather-Resilient Garden: A Defensive Approach to Palling and Landscaping

The Weather-Resilient Garden: A Defensive Approach to Palling and Landscaping

by Charles W. G. Smith, Bobbi Angell, Elayne Sears
     
 

Drought, flood, hail, and wind are just a few of the challenges that extreme weather can present as you’re trying to grow healthy plants. Charles W. G. Smith helps you tackle unforeseen weather changes using his ingenious defensive approach to gardening. With profiles of 100 hardy plants and tips on expertly dealing with broken tree limbs and uprooted plants,

Overview

Drought, flood, hail, and wind are just a few of the challenges that extreme weather can present as you’re trying to grow healthy plants. Charles W. G. Smith helps you tackle unforeseen weather changes using his ingenious defensive approach to gardening. With profiles of 100 hardy plants and tips on expertly dealing with broken tree limbs and uprooted plants, Smith provides all the information you need to plan and maintain a gorgeous, durable garden that will stand up to whatever nature throws at it. 

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“His advice is worth heeding for any gardener who wants his or her time and effort to pay off every year, regardless of the weather.”

-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“In addition to sound gardening advice, the book is chock-full of fascinating and useful information.”

-Detroit News and Free Press

“Blend an encyclopedia of 100 hardy plants with expert advice on how to organize a garden for inclement weather and you have a solid key to a lasting, beautiful garden.

-The Midwest Book Review

“From evaluating the landscape for problem areas to selecting plants that are as resilient as they are beautiful, Smith shows readers how to plant a gorgeous garden that is tough enough to withstand anything nature might deliver.”

-Michigan Gardener

Library Journal
No one can weatherproof a garden against a devastating tornado, but prudent planning-including sound horticultural practices and wise plant selection-can help limit damage and sustain the garden through the harshest weather conditions. In his engaging new book, horticulturist and naturalist Smith (The Big Book of Gardening Secrets) does a thorough job explaining the fundamental gardening practices necessary to defend against what he refers to as really bad weather: cold, humidity, wind, lightning, ice and snow, floods, fire, drought, salt, hail, and heat. In addition to outlining preventative measures, Smith offers specific remedies to salvage plants and trees affected by severe weather conditions. He also includes a list of the top 100 weather-resilient perennials, vines and ground covers, shrubs, and trees. The text addresses all North American hardiness zones, is illustrated, and includes a useful resource list of plants, products, and supplies. There are not many current titles on this topic; Lauren Springer's comparable The Undaunted Garden is ten years old. Recommended as a solid resource for both public and academic libraries.-Deborah Broocker, Georgia Perimeter Coll. Lib., Dunwoody Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580175166
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
01/25/2004
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
1,380,434
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

A former horticulturalist for White Flower Farm, Charles W.G. Smith has also been an instructor of vocational agriculture. He has written about gardening and environmental issues for more than a decade. He is the author of The Beginner's Guide to Edible Herbs, The Weather-Resilient Garden, and Raptor!

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