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Reviews of Garden Perennials for the Coastal South

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Author (1): Barbara J. Sullivan

Hardcopy edition:
Publish date: October 2003
Published by: University of North Carolina Press
List price: $35.00
ISBN Number: 0807827959

Softcopy edition:
Publish date: October 2003
Published by: University of North Carolina Press
List price: $19.95
ISBN Number: 0807854735



  Garden Bookworm editor's notes:  
Finally: a book that addresses the unique challenges of gardening in the coastal South!

Master Gardener Barbara Sullivan provides an authoritative guide for gardeners from Tidewater Virginia to Florida and all along the Gulf Coast from Florida to Texas, an area taking in USDA Zones 7b, 8, 9, and 10. Combining helpful gardening advice with an A-to-Z plant guide that describes more than 1,000 plant varieties and cultivars, Garden Perennials for the Coastal South will become an essential reference for both experienced and novice gardeners in this region.

The book is organized to allow the reader to plan a year-round garden or to focus on a particular season, with sections on subtropical plants, vines, herbs, groundcovers, ferns, heat- and drought-tolerant plants, shade plants, bulbs, ornamental grasses, and annuals, as well as a list of disease-resistant roses for the region.

More than 200 color photographs illustrate both individual plants and examples of beautiful landscape design. Rounding out the book's usefulness is information on the basics of landscaping, soil preparation, plant care, propagation, diseases, and pests. Whether you are new to the coastal South or a lifelong resident, you will find Garden Perennials for the Coastal South an indispensable addition to your gardening bookshelf.

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Positive Beach_Barbie On Jul 13, 2009, Beach_Barbie wrote:

I can't say enough good things about this book, other than it's not indestructable! I had to buy a second copy, I wore the first one out.....
I love the fact that Barbara does not only cover plants that work and don't work, but how to incorporate them into your landscaping.
I have been working in my own garden on the southern part of the NC coast for nine years and others gardens for about five. I always check out what this book says when trying to decide on a plant and a proper location for it.

Positive downscale_babe On Apr 9, 2004, downscale_babe wrote:

This is the garden book I have been waiting for.A very comprehensive guide to gardening in our very hot humid summers and not so cold winters.It covers the coastal south from southern Virginia to Northern Florida and around the Gulf coast.This book has it all. From what plants grow best to what not to try.I think its great.I wish I had it when I first started gardening here.I would have saved lots of money!

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