The Weather-resilient Garden

The Weather-resilient Garden

A Defensive Approach to Planning and Landscaping

Book - 2004
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Drought, flood, hail, and wind are just a few of the challenges that extreme weather can present as you’re trying to grow healthy plants. Charles W. G. Smith helps you tackle unforeseen weather changes using his ingenious defensive approach to gardening. With profiles of 100 hardy plants and tips on expertly dealing with broken tree limbs and uprooted plants, Smith provides all the information you need to plan and maintain a gorgeous, durable garden that will stand up to whatever nature throws at it. 

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A naturalist introduces the classical Greek term praus, connoting gentleness plus resilience, in describing weather elements that impact plants and buffers against such gardening challenges (e.g., creating healthy soil, identifying microclimates). Smith then presents a selection of 100 weather-rated plants from annuals to trees. The guide includes b&w illustrations, inter-planted facts and tips, resources, further reading, and the USDA hardiness zone map. Indexing is by botanic-to-common plant name and general subject. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., c2004
ISBN: 9781580175166
Branch Call Number: 635.9 Sm535w 2004
Characteristics: 412 p. : ill. ; 23 cm

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