Elegant Silvers

Elegant Silvers

Striking Plants for Every Garden

Book - 2005
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Silver plants bring a luminous beauty to the landscape. Their distinctive colors, textures, and silhouettes enrich garden design; their ability to withstand extremes of heat, cold, drought, wind, and, for variegated silvers, shade makes them indispensable for gardeners. The geographic range of silver plants is broader than many assume. Silver conifers evoke snowy, colder regions and thrive in the most frigid sites. Even in four-season climates where they are frost tender, stunning agaves, yuccas, and echeverias can be grown outdoors in containers, then wintered over indoors, while other silvers, including tropicals like the downy-leaved Plectranthus argentatus, can be treated as annuals. In this comprehensive and inspirational compendium, silver aficionados Jo Ann Gardner and Karen Bussolini have selected and vividly illustrated the best candidates for a broad range of growing and design needs. Whether you decide to add a dash of quicksilver or the soothing perfume of an ancient herb, this in-depth guide to plants of uncommon beauty and versatility is certain to change the way you see and plant your garden.

In this comprehensive and inspirational compendium, silver aficionados Jo Ann Gardner and Karen Bussolini have selected and vividly illustrated the best silver plants for a broad range of growing and design needs. Whether you decide to add a dash of quicksilver or the soothing perfume of an ancient herb, this in-depth guide to plants of uncommon beauty and versatility is certain to change the way you see and plant your garden.

Book News
Gardeners will find a wealth of information in this guide to silver plants, shrubs, and trees of all kinds. An A-to-Z encyclopedia lists the plants by their Latin name, giving the common name, family, description, origin, site and soil, height and width, and hardiness, and providing a full discussion of the plant, and details on its cultivation. The varieties of each are described in the entry. Not all are depicted with a photo. The encyclopedia is preceded by three chapters that detail the history of using silvers in gardens, a method for sorting them when planning a garden, and designing a wide variety of gardens using silvers, in all climates. The volume is well illustrated with color photos. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
The silver spectrum is similarly varied, from silver-white to gleaming blues. Yet it is also important to know which cultivars will tolerate damp conditions and which may not, and which are better adapted to heat and humidity. In this comprehensive and inspirational compendium, silver aficionados Jo Ann Gardner and Karen Bussolini have selected and illustrated the best candidates for a broad range of growing and design needs.

Publisher: Portland : Timber Press, 2005
ISBN: 9780881927030
0881927031
Branch Call Number: 635.968 GARDN
Characteristics: 311 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Bussolini, Karen

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