The Southerner's guidebook to selecting, growing and utilizing superior landscape flowers
In Tough-as-Nails Flowers for the South the award-winning horticulturist Norman Winter explains how you can have four seasons of bright, colorful flowers. Taking the guessing and the gambling out of plant purchases, he names ideal annuals, perennials, bulbs, grasses and vines for any Dixie weather.
Among the unbeatable Southern stalwarts he recommends in this book are four o'clock, bouncing bet and summer poinsettia. New award winners he touts are scaevola, angelonia and Jewel of Thailand ginger. His discussions of these and many more are enhanced by some 200 full-color photographs that will assist in identification and choice.
Along with a photograph of each flower, there are precise guidelines for proper light, water, bed preparation, fertilizers and maintenance. In addition, Winter, a gardener with an eye for aesthetic placements, suggests companion plantings to give the landscape striking hues and lush foliage.
Winter is one of the best-known gardening experts in the South. Tough-as-Nails Flowers for the South offers over 170 hardy bloomers.
Winter's recommendations perform throughout the South and border states.
Norman Winter is the author of Paradise Found: Growing Tropicals in Your Own Backyard and Mississippi Gardener's Guide.
234 pp., 200 full-color photographs
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 25 February, 2010.