The Weather-Resilient Garden   -     By: Charles W.G. Smith
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Unlike most gardening books, which provide information on plant selection and care based on average conditions, The Weather-Resilient Garden shows how to plan and grow gardens that thrive in normal weather conditions but have the added ability to survive and thrive in spite of drought, flood, high wind, or unseasonable cold or heat. Paperback, 320 pages.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 1580175163
Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.

Publisher's Description

When bad weather happens to good gardens, most gardening books aren't much help. Stepping into the breach is The Weather-Resilient Garden, a comprehensive one-of-a-kind, region-by-region reference on how to plan and grow a garden that will flourish in normal conditions and be hardy enough to survive and thrive despite drought, salt, flooding, ice, snow, lightning, hail, high winds, extreme hot or cold spells, and even fire.

As part of his "defensive gardening" approach, horticulturist Charles W. G. Smith provides an encyclopedic list of resilient plants, with specific advice for each region of the United States. And for gardeners who regard "hardy" as a synonym for "unattractive," be assured that the plants Smith recommends are as beautiful as they are resilient.

Of course, sometimes weather is so violent that even the hardiest gardens are damaged. For those situations, Smith offers detailed problem-solving advice for every possibility---from something as simple as a tree that has lost a limb to a flooded lawn, uprooted plants, or damaged soil. He even explains what preventive measures you can take to minimize the damage when you know bad weather is on its way.

Author Bio

A former horticulturalist for White Flower Farm, Charles W.G. Smith has also been an instructor of vocational agriculture. He has written about gardening and environmental issues for more than a decade. He is the author of The Beginner's Guide to Edible Herbs, The Weather-Resilient Garden, and Raptor!

Editorial Reviews

“His advice is worth heeding for any gardener who wants his or her time and effort to pay off every year, regardless of the weather.”

                        -Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


“In addition to sound gardening advice, the book is chock-full of fascinating and useful information.”

                        -Detroit News and Free Press


“Blend an encyclopedia of 100 hardy plants with expert advice on how to organize a garden for inclement weather and you have a solid key to a lasting, beautiful garden.

                        -The Midwest Book Review


“From evaluating the landscape for problem areas to selecting plants that are as resilient as they are beautiful, Smith shows readers how to plant a gorgeous garden that is tough enough to withstand anything nature might deliver.”

                        -Michigan Gardener


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