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50 High-Impact, Low-Care Garden Plants
by Tracy DiSabato-Aust
Paperback: 168 pages
Illustrations: 141 color photos
Tracy DiSabato-Aust has taught thousands of readers how to design and maintain their gardens. Her first book — The Well-Tended Perennial Garden — is the publisher's best-selling title and widely considered the bible of perennial maintenance. 50 High-Impact, Low-Care Garden Plants is packed with useful tips, practical hints, and Tracy's own gardening experience. It is sure to find a place on the shelf and in the heart of every gardener.
Tracy has identified 50 show-stopping plants that anyone can grow. Each selection is a dynamic choice for nearly every garden. Even better? All 50 plants have passed Tracy's test for toughness, beauty, and durability. These are Tracy's personal favorites, chosen after years of studying how to make beautiful outdoor spaces with a minimum of maintenance. Each plant has most or all of these important characteristics: Multi-season interest, colorful foliage, long-lasting blooms, outstanding texture, lasts five years or longer, tolerates heat and humidity, cold-hardy, deer-proof, pesticide and insecticide free, infrequent or no deadheading, no heavy fertilizing, no staking, requires infrequent or no division, requires infrequent pruning, not invasive or overly aggressive, tolerates drought, architectural form.
About the Author
Tracy DiSabato-Aust, aka "the Queen of Deadheading," has earned international acclaim as one of America's most entertaining and knowledgeable garden writers and professional speakers. She has extensive experience in the United States and abroad, working for over 30 years in the industry, speaking for over 25 years and designing for over 20 years ...