A veteran of meeting the challenges of gardening in the US Mid- Atlantic states, McIntire shares 200 choice plants and tips for doing the ground work and reaping the rewards of gardens that are small, shady, for fall, and/or for beginners. Appends information about growing seed under lights, volunteer plants in her garden, nursery sources, suggested reading, and a bloom chronology.
"...Norman Winter shows how to design dazzling landscapes based on colors, how to select for harmony, and how to arrange stunning contrasts. He takes the gardener through combinations of flowers, foliage, grasses, and herbs. He also guides acolytes to companion plantings for special theme gardens, such as cottage, tropical, butterfly and hummingbird, herb and edible, container, and even the new patriotic Victory Garden. Featuring over 200 color photographs, Captivating Combinations is filled with cutting-edge ideas for the gardener working with superior varieties found at today's progressive garden centers.
"Winter, a revered garden guru, discovers the choicest selections for the home landscaper. Some of these exotic and unusual flowers come from places such as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, South America, and the Mediterranean, but others are native plants. This plant selection guide is ideal for gardeners who want to select varieties that not only provide the best value but also offer sizzle and performance within the style and conditions of a particular location. In this book, Winter explains how to transform a landscape into a garden by combining plants with attention-getting beauty in mind."
"Jerry Baker, America's foremost authority on lawn, garden and plant care, shows how to create an outdoor masterpiece full of rich vibrant colors that will last all season long."
This DVD includes printable tonic recipes.
Written by a team of enthusiastic organic gardeners, professional designers, Gardening with Perennials is a practical yet inspirational guide for perennial lovers. Whether you want to make new gardens from scratch or just add a perennial bed to your yard, you'll find great ideas for beautiful gardens and plant combinations featuring many of your favorite perennials.
"Surely this is a concept whose time has come nationwide, given the recent droughts in the Northeast and South, in addition to an ongoing water crisis in the West. Garden writer Ellefson, landscape architect Stephens and water management expert Welsh take the reader firmly by the hand and concisely explain how to conceive, design and install a Xeriscape home landscape anywhere in the country."