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.
About the Author
Nellie Neal is a garden writer and radio host who's known to many as "the Garden Mama." She learned to garden in her native north Louisiana and spent her childhood visiting relatives all over Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee. After years in California and south Louisiana, Nellie made her home in central Mississippi and began her radio programs and website, www.gardenmama.com. She earned her gardening stripes through hands-on gardening in hot, humid, and sometimes buggy conditions. Today she gardens with her husband, Dave Ingram, and visits their children in New Orleans.
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
22001 Index 22301 M
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