DK Publishing's AHS Plants for Places PDF

By DK Publishing

ISBN-10: 0756671922

ISBN-13: 9780756671921

With full-color pictures and becoming info for greater than 1,000 tried-and-tested crops, AHS vegetation for areas is the suitable pocket-sized consultant for journeys to the backyard middle and nursery. Now totally revised and up-to-date!

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Bellidifolium is much shorter, suitable for border edging in sharply drained soil. ad Z4–9 H9–1 h24in (60cm) s18in (45cm) Perennial PLANTS FOR SANDY SOILS Lupinus ‘The Chatelaine’ The stately, pink-and-white-f lowered spires of this lupine, which rise above a mound of palmate, midgreen leaves, are excellent for lending height and color to a mixed or herbaceous border from early to midsummer. 92) with good drainage. 524). Protect from slugs. ALSO RECOMMENDED: ‘Chandelier’ has creamy yellow f lowers; ‘Lulu’ is shorter with f lowers in a mixture of pinks, reds, blues, purples, and whites; ‘The Governor’ has blue and white f lowers.

The natural actions of rainfall and beneficial soil organisms carry nutrients to plant roots, where they are needed. Mulch reduces evaporation from the soil surface and moderates fluctuations in temperature, which may harm roots. 304, 326), particularly in wet seasons, when abundant rain increases nutrient leaching. 40 PLANTS FOR SANDY SOILS Betula ermanii Erman’s birch is a conical tree with rough, warty shoots and pinkish or creamy white bark. Long, yellowbrown catkins open as the foliage emerges in spring; the dark green leaves turn yellow in autumn before they fall.

92). Shelter from wind, and enrich the planting site with leaf mold. be Z5–8 H8–4 Perennial h24–48in (60–120cm) s30in (75cm) 31 32 PLANTS FOR CLAY SOILS Monarda ‘Mahogany’ This beebalm forms clumps of dark green, aromatic leaves on upright stems. From midsummer to early autumn, a profusion of rich red, shaggy f lowerheads appear, making a colorful addition to any herbaceous or mixed border. 494). 517). abdeg Z4–9 H9–1 Perennial h36in (90cm) s18in (45cm) Persicaria campanulata This knotweed is grown for its display of small, white or pink, fragrant f lowers that appear on upright stems in loose clusters from midsummer to early autumn.

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