24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Good plant guide for the extreme Southeast,
This review is from: Some Like It Hot: Plants That Thrive in Hot and Humid Weather (Paperback)
This little book is a great guide for gardeners in zones 8 and 9 and even the more temperate regions of zone 7. Chapters are divided by Ornamental Grasses, Annual Vines, Small Shrubs, Small to Medium Shrubs, Medium to Large Shrubs, and Large Shrubs and Small Patio Trees. Each chapter profiles several plants that thrive in the hot and humid regions of the south. The plant profiles are very good and detailed and provide excellent descriptions as well as sound horiticultural advice. Each plant is illustrated with one or more color photos. Also very helpful is a chart covering the various sizes and characteristics of crepe mrytles. The last section of the book lists plants by various characteristics, such as light requirements, soil types, fragrance, color, etc. This is a good book for gardeners looking to experiment with unique and exciting plants and also very good for the transplanted gardener who has just moved to the southeast.