Groundcovers for the South
Size: 6 x 9 152 Pages
99 color photographs
Master Gardener Marie Harrison takes readers through a variety of plants that can serve as groundcovers in the American South, ranging from herbs and perennials to shrubs and native plants, including a section on what plants to avoid. Each entry gives detailed information on ideal growing conditions for the plant, how to care for it, and different selections within each species. Color photographs and line drawings make identification easy.
The introduction discusses how to select, plant, and maintain groundcovers; binomial nomenclature; and such topics as topics “What is a groundcover?” and “Purposes and Uses of Groundcovers.” It also includes the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map to help you select plants appropriate for where you live. The author’s easygoing style makes the information accessible to gardeners of all levels of experience, from beginners to her fellow Master Gardeners.
Marie Harrison is a Master Gardener and serves on the Board of Directors for the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs. She is the author of Gardening in the Coastal South, also published by Pineapple Press. She writes gardening columns for a number of newspapers and other publications in addition to lecturing frequently at garden clubs, centers, and seminars. She lives with her Amiable Spouse in the midst of her lovely garden in Valparaiso, Florida.
Paperback $16.95 ISBN: 1-56164-347-5 Size: 6 x 9 152 Pages b&w drawings 99 color photographs