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Timber Press Pocket Guide to Ground Covers (Timber Press Pocket Guides)

by David S. MacKenzie

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0881927988, Paperback)

Weary of plain green turf grasses, boring brown wood chips, and high-maintenance yards, creative gardeners and homeowners are turning to colorful, reliable ground covers. Through their versatility and ease of maintenance, these plants substantially increase our enjoyment of the landscape while simultaneously smothering weeds. Ground covers unify unrelated elements, soften sharp angles, create mood, alter our perceptions of space, control erosion, reduce glare, and attract wildlife. Used in public and private spaces, they also function as foundation facers, hedges, accents, or filler between patio stones. More than 1000 readily available ground covers are profiled in this guide, accompanied by 320 photos. This authoritative yet reader-friendly account of gardenworthy ground covers for temperate climates is a valuable complement to MacKenzie's encyclopedic Perennial Ground Covers and a handy reference to take to the nursery or garden center.

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"Weary of high-maintenance lawns surrounded by boring brown wood chips, creative gardeners and homeowners are turning to colorful ground covers to beautify their landscapes and minimize weeding. The Timber Press Pocket Guide to Ground Covers describes more than 1000 perennials, from long-time favorites pachysandra and periwinkle to fascinating alternatives such as drought-tolerant sedums, fire-resistant ice plants, and even indestructible daylilies. Accompanied by 320 photographs, the reader-friendly text provides gardeners with extensive cultivation notes and design suggestions to successfully incorporate these gems in any garden setting. It is both a valuable complement to David MacKenzie's encyclopedic Perennial Ground Covers and a handy reference to take to the nursery or garden center."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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