Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Pennsylvania Gardener's Guide, book review
Pennsylvania Gardener's Guide is a must have for the PA gardener. I have referred to the book many times prior to purchasing plants and even afterwards. Imagine having all those little descriptive plastic spikes that come with the flowers, assembled into one book. In here, you'll find sections on: Annuals, Bulbs, Grasses, Ground Covers, Perennials, Shrubs, Trees, Vines and Water Plants. Under each section are the most common ones for Pennsylvania.
Once you've found your particular plant you're looking for, the book gives all the advice you'll need from planting, care, growing and other great facts about it's history or companion plantings. Each page also gives the sun/shade preference, bloom time and mature height and spread. These are great facts to have prior to a trip to the nursery. I highly recommend the book. Remember, if you plant what's natural for your area, you'll have greater success at growing it too!