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Product Details

  • Series: American Horticultural Society Practical Guides
  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: DK ADULT; 1st edition (February 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789483858
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789483850
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 7.6 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,854,338 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Pick up a copy (of Perfect Plant, Perfect Place) and you'll see why it gets such high marks." --Sunset Magazine: "Fresh Dirt" blog --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Roy Lancaster worked at the University of Cambridge Botanic Gardens and the Hillier Nurseries in Hampshire before becoming the first curator of the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum in 1970. Since 1980 he has been a freelance writer, plant explorer, and broadcaster. He has written many books, including What Houseplant Where and What Perennial Where (also published by DK), and regularly contributes to various magazines, including the Royal Horticultural Society's journal The Garden.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on July 11, 2002
Format: Paperback
Perfect Plant Perfect Place by horticultural expert Roy Lancaster is a simply magnificent, detailed, and user friendly "how to" guide to gardening that positively overflows with more than 1800 vibrant color photographs. Packed from cover to cover with descriptions of and basic care instructions for recommended plants for indoor or outdoor gardening, Perfect Plant Perfect Place is the ideal book for beginning to intermediate gardeners seeking to select just the right species of beauty to best decorate a home, lawn, or greenhouse. A most thorough, practical and enjoyable presentation, Perfect Plant Perfect Place covers a diversity of subjects from acidic soil, raised beds, plants for paved areas, and herbs in the kitchen, to rock garden bulbs, aquatic plants, containers in the sun, and urban back yards. If you can have access to only one gardening guide, make it Roy Lancaster's Perfect Plant Perfect Place.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Patricia Tryon on May 14, 2003
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What's useful about this book is that it addresses many common siting problems for outdoor and indoor gardeners, alike: light (or lack of it) and moisture (or dryness), and various combinations of these; pollution issues; plants suitable for particular garden "jobs" such as screening, ground cover, or containers; perennials with a long flowering season or low allergens. There are also sections that address specific "shopping lists": shrubs with fragrant leaves or ornamental fruit; climbers with fragrant flowers; various kinds of bamboos -- and so much more. Although about three-fourths of the book addresses outdoor plants, a hundred pages or more are devoted to houseplants in categories such as: houseplants for beginners; plants tolerant of neglect; herbs for growing indoors; unusual foliage; orchids; and much, much more.
The photographs are numerous, colorful, and large enough to display useful detail. Annotations about each plant (and cross references for other suitable plants, which may be listed in other categories) provide enough information to get started: zone, size, light requirements.
Although one might quibble a little about whether information might have a bit more depth in places, this book is an indispensable guide simply because no other reference approaches its scope. In addition, as a DK book, it is put together in a way that can accept the inevitable flipping through (you will not be able to avoid simply browsing, believe me) as well as the harder work to which reference books are always put. It's a book to use and enjoy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lindsay A. Wilson on April 1, 2007
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Because of this book, it gave my husband and I the direction and education to create the best yard in the neighborhood. While more detail would be nice, it is the best starting point for those who have no clue what they are doing or where to start, like me. I feel like an expert now.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 6, 2003
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This is the most useful gardening book ever. Cross-referenced by soil, color and type, this is the one gardening book to select plants and trees. A minor caveat; I wish he had included more American common plant names. I wish Lancaster would write a similiar book on trees alone.
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I have to admit I don't have a lot of knowledge of what plants likes what. This very informative book tells you about wildflowers, perennials, shrubs and trees (along with beautiful photos) what type of soil they need, if they like sun or shade, what color, (if any) their blooms are, when they bloom, how long they bloom, and how large they'll get. It has helped me plan my landscaping beds a lot!
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