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Reviews of The Southern Gardener's Book of Lists: The Best Plants for All Your Needs, Wants, and Whims

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Author (1): Lois Trigg Chaplin

Softcopy edition:
Publish date: April 1994
Published by: Taylor Publishing
List price: $17.95
ISBN Number: 0878338446



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Positive passiflora_pink On Dec 5, 2008, passiflora_pink wrote:

This is a great little book. The table of contents lists Trees, Perennials, Ferns, Annuals, Vines, Shrubs, Azaleas, Roses, and Ground Covers as well as Mail Order Plant Sources. Each category is chock full of lists. For example under trees, she lists Trees for Wet Sites, for Dry Sites, with Multiple Trunks, for Heavy Soils, Fast-Growing, for the Beach, "Cutting Edge", for Alkaline Soil, that Reseed, for Poor Sandy Soil, for Piney Woods Understory, for Espalier, with Striking Winter Foliage, to Try in Containers, to Hide Ugly Views, for Small Lots, Patios and Under Utility Lines, with Many Surface Roots, and 24 other categories! Then there is a list of trees categorized by flower color and season, as well as a list categorized by fall color. And that's just the trees!

Positive marjoriess On Jul 12, 2004, marjoriess wrote:

This is a terrific resource for southern gardeners. It's not full of beautiful pictures, and there is no advice about pests or weeds. Tt's just a book full of really helpful plant lists that are aimed mostly at issues that aren't usually addressed in most gardening books. For example, "perennials with silver foliage that don't melt in the heat" or "best daffodils for the south". They often list specific cultivars, which is helpful when I'm ready to go shopping. There are also lists that are useful for anyone, such as "shrubs short enough to plant under a window" or "evergreen ferns". (My list names are not exact quotes.)

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