Timber Press Pocket Guide to Water Garden Plants

Overview

Water is a soothing and delightful addition to any garden, and water features—streams, waterfalls, and bog gardens—continue to be popular design elements in the modern garden. And now, gardeners finally have a practical and handy place to turn for information about water garden plants. In the Timber Press Pocket Guide to Water Garden Plants, gardening gurus Greg and Sue Speichert provide information on a full range of plants that can be used in ponds and wet soils, from the widely popular waterlilies and lotuses ...

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Overview

Water is a soothing and delightful addition to any garden, and water features—streams, waterfalls, and bog gardens—continue to be popular design elements in the modern garden. And now, gardeners finally have a practical and handy place to turn for information about water garden plants. In the Timber Press Pocket Guide to Water Garden Plants, gardening gurus Greg and Sue Speichert provide information on a full range of plants that can be used in ponds and wet soils, from the widely popular waterlilies and lotuses to the often-overlooked submerged, floating, and bog plants. The newest edition in the popular pocket guide series focuses on 300 of the best plants for use in large and small water gardens. Each description includes detailed information on choosing, planting, and caring for plants. Notes on cultivation address the question of how much water each plant needs to grow and provide information on cold tolerance and how to overwinter plants. Suggestions for use in the landscape offer design ideas for gardeners of all levels.

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Editorial Reviews

South Florida Sun-Sentinel
“. . . gives information on all aspects of water gardening. . . Authors Greg and Sue Speichert have provided a valuable resource in a 212-page book.
Minneapolis Star Tribune
“. . . gives information on all aspects of water gardening. . . Authors Greg and Sue Speichert have provided a valuable resource in a 212-page book.
From the Publisher
"[T]he definitive guide to water plants for serious gardeners who don't want a giant encyclopedia."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881928464
  • Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/22/2008
  • Series: Timber Press Pocket Guides Series
  • Pages: 212
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Greg Speichert is a founder of Water Gardening Magazine, and the American Water Garden Society. He writes frequently on water gardening for Fine Gardening, , and Pondkeeper. He is the co-owner of Crystal Palace Perennials, a groundbreaking nursery that helped popularize water garden plants. The nursery is now dedicated to developing and introducing new plant varieties for the wholesale industry. Greg Speichert holds a degree in horticulture from Purdue University and frequently lectures on water gardening.

Sue Speichert is a founder of Water Gardening Magazine, and the American Water Garden Society. She writes frequently on water gardening for Fine Gardening, American Nurseryman, and Pondkeeper. She is the co-owner of Crystal Palace Perennials, a groundbreaking nursery that helped popularize water garden plants. The nursery is now dedicated to developing and introducing new plant varieties for the wholesale industry. Sue Speichert is the editor of Water Gardening.

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Table of Contents

Plants for Specific Purposes and Locations 19

Hardy Waterlilies 25

Tropical Waterlilies 53

Lotus 63

Marginals 71

Irises 169

Waterlily-like Plants 179

Floating Water Plants 185

Submerged Water Plants 191

USDA Hardiness Zone Map 196

European Hardiness Zone Map 197

Nursery Sources 198

Glossary 200

Further Reading 201

Index 202

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