Why Grow That When You Can Grow This?
By Andrew Keys
Designer Andrew Keys shares his favorite benched garden players to replace the “everyday problem” plants in your yard. Presented in a useful format, Keys uses a clear system of symbols for color, shape, size, and cultural needs to compare it with 3 alternative plants in one spread--apples to apples—zeroing in on the appealing qualities that drew us to that charismatic trouble-maker, while sidestepping its challenges. As Steve Aitken wrote in Fine Gardening: "This book will help you solve problems before they start." You have nothing to lose (besides plants that are making more work and less garden joy) and an expert directing you to more unique, less problem-prone plants to gain.