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Why Grow That When You Can Grow This?

255 Extraordinary Alternatives to Everyday Problem Plants
Keys, Andrew (Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Why Grow That When You Can Grow This?
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Authors: Keys, Andrew
Title: Why grow that when you can grow this?
255 extraordinary alternatives to everyday problem plants
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 336 p. :,col. ill. ;,23 cm
Contents: Upgrade your garden. Forbidden fruit ; How to choose all-star plants
Everyday problem plants and extraordinary alternatives. Trees ; Shrubs ; Vines ; Perennials ; Grasses and groundcovers
ISBN: 1604692863
Statement of Responsibility: Andrew Keys
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 320-321) and index
Subject Headings: Vegetation and climate Low maintenance gardening
Topical Term: Vegetation and climate
Low maintenance gardening
LCCN: 2012003943
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Jan 21, 2013
  • kaharrison rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This was definitely a book for the east coast, south, and Great Lakes regions. Many of the "problem plants" do beautifully here in the Pacific NW, and some of the "solution" plants were dangerously invasive here! All in all, this would have been much better as a regional book or series of books.

Jan 19, 2013
  • HereHere rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I found the format kind of hard to follow (which were the problem plants, which were the good ones), but when I figured that out, I realized it was a great resource. This has definitely influenced some ideas I have for my landscaping in my backyard. This is written by a southerner, and there is no zone map, so make sure you know what garden zone you live in, so you can pick out plants that work in your climate. Enjoy!


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