Friday, October 16, 2009

50 High-Impact Low-Care Garden Plants -- Book Review

Looking for tough love, then this is the book for you. Tracy Disabato-Aust's "50 High-Impact Low-Care Garden Plants" book will make you fall in love with these tough and reliable plants. This is just not another book about perennial combinations, as a fine example of this is Tracy's choice of the Paperbark Maple. This is an easy to care for maple that looks nothing like a maple. It has cinnamon coloured exfoliating bark and red autumn colour. She states it's ultimate height and width light requirements,hardiness and best of all what plants look good with your Paperbark Maple.
This is not to say that Tracy Disabato-Aust's book "50 High-Impact Low-Care Garden Plants" does not include perennials and grasses because it does. The colour pictures are colour accurate, large and inspiring. Each plant comes with a check list of it's atttibutes. For example long-lived, tolerates heat and humditiy, minimal or no pruning, drought tolerant and many more.
"50 High-Impact, Low-Care Garden Plants" is published by Timber Press is a good read and will become a well loved addition to your personal library.

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