14 September 2013

Powerhouse Plants: 510 Top Performers for Multi-Season Beauty by Graham Rice

Power House Plants by Graham Rice has its own website at http://powerhouseplants.com which is always such a cool marketing and public relations concept.

It is unlikely that there is a powerhouse plant out there that Rice isn't familiar with. He's one of the plant geniuses who commands my full attention. Rice writes a blog called the Transatlantic Gardener, lives in the U.K. and the U.S. and is a prolific writer.

The pages from 27 to 370 are filled with plants, plants and nothing but plants. Each plant is named, categorized, features described, photographs provided, cold hardy zones, size at maturity, how to use them, varieties available, and tips for care.

Plants include: Trees, deciduous shrubs, perennial flowers, tender perennials, ferns, annual flowers, vines, evergreen shrubs, well, something from every category of plants!  If Rice says these plants will be good choices, they no doubt will.

Whether you are starting out with your garden hobby or in the continuous improvement phase of garden development, check out this book of Powerhouse Plants to learn more about what you have or what you'll want to add.

Rice's blog for the Royal Horticulture Society is at http://mygarden.rhs.org.uk/blogs/graham_rice.

Powerhouse Plants is a 9 by 7 paperback, 284 pages, published by Timber Press. The list price is $25 and online it is selling for from $12 to $18.



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