Shrubs And Hedges: Discover, Grow, And Care For The World's Most Popular Plants

March 3, 2020|
Shrubs And Hedges: Discover, Grow, And Care For The World's Most Popular Plants by Eva Monheim
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A practical, ordinary person''s guide to choosing, planting, and caring for the world''s most popular plants,Shrubs & Hedgesdelivers all the know-how you''ll need to grow beautiful, healthy shrubs.flowering shrubsor <STRONG>evergreen hedges</STRONG>, these long-lived plants fill a lot of space in our landscapes; yet they don''t capture as much attention as perennials, annuals, and even trees. The front doors and picture windows of millions of houses world-wide are adorned by shrubs. Despite their ubiquity,selecting and maintaining shrubsremains a mystery to many. Shrubs are all-too-often inappropriately pruned into "meatball" shapes, or alternatively, left to become an overgrown tangle of branches. But as you''ll discover in the pages ofShrubs & Hedges,when cared for properly, these workhorse plants have much to offer. Theymask foundations,delineate property lines,increase privacy,stabilize soils,provide food for wildlife,andadd beauty and interestto the landscape. It''s time for shrubs to take center stage.Shrubs & Hedgeseliminates the ambiguities of shrub selection and care by offering:
  • Advice onhow to pick the best shrubs for your growing conditions
  • Plant profilesof both dependable classic shrubs and new rising stars
  • Step-by-steppropagation instructions for making more shrubs—for free!
  • Shrub identificationtips
  • A lesson on the value ofhedges and hedgerows
  • The bestshrubs for pollinatorsand other wildlife
  • Pruning illustrations and tipsto maximize shrub performance and health
  • Tips fordesigning with shrubs
Drawing on her <STRONG>decades of experience in the plant-care and landscape industries</STRONG>, author and horticulture educator Eva Monheim proves you don''t have to be a “gardener to see the value in this extensive group of plants.
Eva Monheimis co-founder of Verdant Earth Educators (VEE), a horticulture education and consulting firm. She''s an instructor at the world-famous Longwood Gardens in their Professional Horticulture Program where she teaches woody plants and arboriculture. Eva is also a faculty member at The Barnes Arboretum of St. Joseph Univer...
Title:Shrubs And Hedges: Discover, Grow, And Care For The World's Most Popular Plants
Product dimensions:224 pages, 10.1 X 8.25 X 0.75 in
Shipping dimensions:224 pages, 10.1 X 8.25 X 0.75 in
Published:March 3, 2020
Publisher:Cool Springs Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780760366844

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