Why Grow That When You Can Grow This?

Why Grow That When You Can Grow This?

255 Extraordinary Alternatives to Everyday Problem Plants

Book - 2012
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Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781604692860
1604692863
Branch Call Number: 641.5 KEYS
Characteristics: 336 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm

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kaharrison
Jan 21, 2013

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.

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HereHere
Jan 19, 2013

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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