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Five-Plant Gardens: 52 Ways to Grow a Perennial Garden with Just Five Plants Paperback – March 11, 2014
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“Ondra cuts through the confusion that would otherwise attend the process of creating a border or bed, including tips for creating a garden for a particular season or color scheme. She helps the gardener with a simple key: planting a magic five plants for a variety of beds. … Her guidelines … reflect her skill as an accomplished horticulturist … Other highlights include the color photography of Rob Cardillo and a generous supply of design plans. The reader will benefit from this gardener’s eye and her sharing of knowledge. More to the point, the resulting garden will be so simple yet sophisticated that it will look easy.”
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Beautiful Perennial Gardens Have Never Been Easier
Take the guesswork out of designing and planting perennial beds with Nancy Ondra's plans for 52 gardens, each one featuring just five perennials that grow well together and combine for stunning visual effect.
Whether you choose the cool elegance of Stunning in Silver, the cheery colors of Summer Spectacular, or the classic appeal of Cottage Charm, each design includes everything you need to succeed.
Illustrated garden plans, complete with your plant shopping list
Season-by-season growing highlights and care tips
Notes on siting or expanding each garden and choosing alternative plants.
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The author has picked plants that handle a wide range of zones pretty well. She also includes a map with a legend of zones so you can figure out which zone you live in. She also has plans and plants for other variables. So if you have an area that's not getting full sunlight, but you still want to plant something there- you can. If you have a really wet corner of your yard, like where a drain spout pours off- there are plants that like the damp conditions and will thrive.
There are tips, zone information on the plants and a lot of information about how to get started with growing a garden. It's clear, simple, and very easy to understand. There is information about the different kind of plants, and Latin names are included. The "Digging Deeper" tips offer ways to expand on the original plan, and do a bit more. If you're a beginning gardener, or someone who wants some nice looking plants growing in your yard but don't know where to start, this is a great place. The photographs of the plants are very well done and will help you pick the perfect theme for your garden. The illustrations of the gardens are also beautiful. The shopping lists show the number of plants to follow the plan.
The plans are simple, it's 5 plants each that are picked by color, appearance and height or to fit a theme, then arranged for a pleasing symmetry. Because of the simple shapes of the beds, they can be expanded, multiplied and joined to create new shapes and larger gardens. Several diagrams are given as examples.
I'll be using one of the plans this year in a shady corner of my yard, and may wind up using more plans in future years.
[I received a complimentary copy of the book to review on my craft blog- Don't Eat the Paste. I received no other compensation, and my review is my honest opinion of the product.]
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