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Book Title: Plantiful: Start Small, Grow Big with 150 Plants That Spread, Self-Sow, and Overwinter|
The author of the book: Kristin Green
Edition: Timber Press
Date of issue: January 28th 2014
ISBN 13: 9781604693874
Format files: PDF
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“Thrifty gardeners take note: the bucks saved on plant purchases will pay back the purchase price of Plantiful with dividends.” —Tovah Martin, author of The Unexpected Houseplant
Whoever coined the phrase “money doesn’t grow on trees” must not have been a resourceful gardener. Plantiful shows you how to have an easy, gorgeous garden packed with plants by simply making the right choices. Kristen Green highlights plants that help a garden quickly grow by self-sowing and spreading and teaches you how to expand the garden and extend the life of a plant by overwintering. The book features plant profiles for 50 self-sowers (including columbine, milkweed, and foxglove), 50 spreaders (such as clematis, snow poppy, and spearmint), and 50 plants that overwinter (including lemon verbena, begonia, and Chinese hibiscus). Additional gardening tips, design ideas, and inspirational photos will motivate and inspire gardeners of all levels.
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Read information about the authorKristin Green first unearthed a passion for gardening while on the West Coast earning degrees in art and painting from the University of Washington. Now back on native soil, she is a full-time, year-round gardener serving as interpretive horticulturist, garden blogger, and photographer at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, a 33-acre non-profit public garden in Bristol, Rhode Island. She is also head gardener and curator of plants for her own .17-acre estate, where she writes a regular column called Down to Earth for local newspapers, and blogs, irregularly, at trenchmanicure.wordpress.com. Her writing and photographs have been published in Fine Gardening and other magazines.
Kristin also loves chocolate (the darker the better) and has a chair collection.