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Gardener's Guide to Tropical Plants : Cool Ways to Add Hot Colors, Bold Foliage, and Striking Textures

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Now gardeners can bring an exotic flair to their gardens by introducing the color, textures, and fabulous foliage of tropical plants. Not just for hot climates anymore, bromeliads, orchids, bananas, palms, birds of paradise, elephant ears, canna, and more can bring a touch of the tropics to any garden. Gardener’s can choose from more than 150 plants featured in this book, each chosen for the visual impact it adds to any landscape or container garden. Plants are organized by a range of clearly defined zones, making it easy for gardeners to find the plants that will succeed in their landscape. Author Nellie Neal explains how to best use tropical plants both indoors and out. To make this book a universally useful guide, it is organized to explain how to grow tropical plants in a wide range of clearly defined zones. Further, the book illustrates how to best use these plants in landscapes and containers, indoors and out, no matter where you live. It is a practical, user-friendly celebration of tropical plants.

Now gardeners can bring an exotic flair to their gardens by introducing the color, textures, and fabulous foliage of tropical plants. Not just for hot climates anymore, bromeliads, orchids, bananas, palms, birds of paradise, elephant ears, canna, and more can bring a touch of the tropics to any garden. Gardener’s can choose from more than 150 plants featured in this book, each chosen for the visual impact it adds to any landscape or container garden. Plants are organized by a range of clearly defined zones, making it easy for gardeners to find the plants that will succeed in their landscape. Author Nellie Neal explains how to best use tropical plants both indoors and out. To make this book a universally useful guide, it is organized to explain how to grow tropical plants in a wide range of clearly defined zones. Further, the book illustrates how to best use these plants in landscapes and containers, indoors and out, no matter where you live. It is a practical, user-friendly celebration of tropical plants.

Now gardeners can bring an exotic flair to their gardens by introducing the color, textures, and fabulous foliage of tropical plants. These plants are not just for hot climates anymore. Bromeliads, orchids, bananas, palms, birds of paradise, elephant ears, canna, and more can bring a touch of the tropics to any garden. Gardener’s can choose from more than 150 plants featured in this book, each chosen for the visual impact it adds to any landscape or container garden. Plants are organized by a range of clearly defined zones, making it easy for gardeners to find the plants that will succeed in their landscape. Author Nellie Neal explains how to best use tropical plants both indoors and out.
 
The "Big Idea" behind this book is the need for reliable, accessible information about tropical plants, a diverse group that has surged in popularity in this decade and that shows every sign of gaining even more gardeners in the future. To make this book a universally useful guide, it will be organized to explain how to grow tropical plants in a wide range of clearly defined zones. Further, the book will illustrate how to best use these plants in landscapes and containers, indoors and out, no matter where you live. It will be a practical, user-friendly celebration of tropical plants.

Number of Pages: 240
Genre: Gardening
Sub-Genre: Life Sciences / Horticulture, General, Climatic / Tropical, Life Sciences / Botany, Plants
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Motorbooks Intl
Author: Nellie Neal
Language: English
Street Date: August 15, 2012
TCIN: 13776861
UPC: 9781591865322
Item Number (DPCI): 248-74-7926
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